The table below looks at the statistics for HNC in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HNC over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 227 218 190
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -28
Contract jobs citing HNC 39 20 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.40% 0.23% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.40% 0.88% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 11
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£350 £240 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £144 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £280 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £31.02 £23.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.86% -36.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £23.00 £29.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.04 £23.00 £45.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.04 £23.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+100.17% -
HNC
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2781 2265 1724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 28.37% 25.58% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1408 1087 786
Average daily rate £375 £356 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +3.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 126 112
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £13.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HNC across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

HNC
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HNC across the South East region.

HNC Daily Rate Trend in the South East

HNC
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HNC across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

HNC Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

HNC
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HNC across the South East region.

HNC Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

HNC
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HNC across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

HNC Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

HNC
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +11 15 £240 - 3
Buckinghamshire +2 13 £400 +247.82%
Berkshire 0 6 £246 +51.53% 7
Hampshire -11 3 £215 -25.21% 3
Kent - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
West Sussex - - - - 1
Home Counties - - - -
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing HNC also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HNC.

1 46 (74.19%) HND
2 28 (45.16%) Telecoms
3 18 (29.03%) Project Management
4 15 (24.19%) ITIL
4 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
4 15 (24.19%) Degree
4 15 (24.19%) Radio Access Network
5 14 (22.58%) 3G
6 13 (20.97%) 2G
6 13 (20.97%) PRINCE2
6 13 (20.97%) LTE
7 12 (19.35%) MS Project
8 11 (17.74%) Perl
8 11 (17.74%) Ericsson
8 11 (17.74%) SC Cleared
8 11 (17.74%) Security Cleared
9 10 (16.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 10 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (16.13%) SQL
10 9 (14.52%) Nokia
10 9 (14.52%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 8 (12.90%) NSN NetAct
11 8 (12.90%) Incident Management
11 8 (12.90%) Computer Science
11 8 (12.90%) CCNA
11 8 (12.90%) Oracle
11 8 (12.90%) UNIX
11 8 (12.90%) Network Planning
11 8 (12.90%) Service Delivery
12 7 (11.29%) Change Management

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing HNC also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HNC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.23%) TeamSite
2 2 (3.23%) Drupal
2 2 (3.23%) WordPress
3 1 (1.61%) CMS
3 1 (1.61%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 12 (19.35%) MS Project
2 6 (9.68%) MS Excel
3 5 (8.06%) MS Office
4 2 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.61%) CATIA
5 1 (1.61%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 7 (11.29%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.61%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.61%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.19%) Radio Access Network
2 14 (22.58%) 3G
3 13 (20.97%) 2G
3 13 (20.97%) LTE
4 5 (8.06%) 4G
4 5 (8.06%) DNS
5 4 (6.45%) HSRP
5 4 (6.45%) Structured Cabling
5 4 (6.45%) Firewall
5 4 (6.45%) MPLS
5 4 (6.45%) OSPF
5 4 (6.45%) BGP
5 4 (6.45%) DHCP
6 2 (3.23%) FTP
6 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.23%) ATM
6 2 (3.23%) SSH
7 1 (1.61%) GSM
7 1 (1.61%) SDH
7 1 (1.61%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) MS Access
2 1 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
General
1 28 (45.16%) Telecoms
2 7 (11.29%) Electronics
3 5 (8.06%) Back Office
4 4 (6.45%) Finance
5 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.23%) Marketing
6 1 (1.61%) Publishing
6 1 (1.61%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 14 (22.58%) Project Manager
2 9 (14.52%) RAN Engineer
3 7 (11.29%) Configuration Engineer
3 7 (11.29%) RAN Configuration Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Linux Support
6 4 (6.45%) IP Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Linux Support Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Windows Support Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Back Office Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Project Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Security Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Change Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) Auditor
8 2 (3.23%) Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Data Centre Project Manager
8 2 (3.23%) Assistant Project Manager
9 1 (1.61%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) XML
2 2 (3.23%) XSL
2 2 (3.23%) HTML5
2 2 (3.23%) HTML
2 2 (3.23%) CSS
3 1 (1.61%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.23%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.23%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.23%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.61%) PMI
4 1 (1.61%) GIS
4 1 (1.61%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.90%) UNIX
2 7 (11.29%) Windows
3 6 (9.68%) Linux
4 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (8.06%) Windows 7
5 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.03%) Project Management
2 15 (24.19%) ITIL
3 13 (20.97%) PRINCE2
4 8 (12.90%) Service Delivery
4 8 (12.90%) Network Planning
4 8 (12.90%) Incident Management
5 7 (11.29%) Change Management
5 7 (11.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (8.06%) Service Management
7 4 (6.45%) Logistics
8 3 (4.84%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (4.84%) Time Management
8 3 (4.84%) Coaching
9 2 (3.23%) Mentoring
9 2 (3.23%) QMS
9 2 (3.23%) Problem Management
9 2 (3.23%) Test Strategy
9 2 (3.23%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (3.23%) Quality Management
9 2 (3.23%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.74%) Perl
2 10 (16.13%) SQL
3 2 (3.23%) VB
3 2 (3.23%) Korn
3 2 (3.23%) Bourne shell
3 2 (3.23%) PHP
3 2 (3.23%) C
3 2 (3.23%) Java
3 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 46 (74.19%) HND
2 15 (24.19%) Degree
3 11 (17.74%) SC Cleared
3 11 (17.74%) Security Cleared
4 10 (16.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 10 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (12.90%) CCNA
6 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (11.29%) CCNP
7 6 (9.68%) MCSE
7 6 (9.68%) DV Cleared
8 5 (8.06%) APMP
9 3 (4.84%) CCA
9 3 (4.84%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (4.84%) RHCSA
10 2 (3.23%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 2 (3.23%) GNVQ
11 1 (1.61%) VCP4
11 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.61%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.29%) QA
2 3 (4.84%) SLA
3 2 (3.23%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.61%) BS15000
4 1 (1.61%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (8.06%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.23%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (3.23%) NFS
3 1 (1.61%) NDS
Systems Management
1 8 (12.90%) NSN NetAct
2 5 (8.06%) Nagios
2 5 (8.06%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
2 11 (17.74%) Ericsson
3 9 (14.52%) Nokia
3 9 (14.52%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 8 (12.90%) Oracle
5 7 (11.29%) Nortel
6 5 (8.06%) Citrix
6 5 (8.06%) HP
6 5 (8.06%) Red Hat
7 4 (6.45%) Remedy
7 4 (6.45%) Cisco
7 4 (6.45%) Isilon
7 4 (6.45%) F5
8 3 (4.84%) Altiris
8 3 (4.84%) Veritas
9 2 (3.23%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.23%) SAP
9 2 (3.23%) EMC
9 2 (3.23%) 3PAR
9 2 (3.23%) VMware