The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South East region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 229 211 218
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +7
Contract jobs citing HNC 17 24 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.28% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.66% 1.14% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 13
Average daily rate £275 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £223 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £370 £337
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £320 £258
% change year-on-year
-14.06% +24.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Average hourly rate £23.00 £30.50 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.59% +18.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £24.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-6.12% -18.33%
Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2570 2097 2389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.99% 24.69% 22.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1281 1019 1105
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 128 122
Average hourly rate £21.50 £24.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.13% +15.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
HNC
England

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 16 April 2014.

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
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 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -8 7 £163 -50.00% 1
Hampshire -10 1 £288 +0.43%
Surrey -15 1 - - 3
Kent - 1 - - 3
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 2
West Sussex - - - - 1
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 17 (65.38%) HND
2 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (46.15%) Degree
4 11 (42.31%) ITIL
5 10 (38.46%) MS Excel
6 8 (30.77%) Project Management
7 7 (26.92%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (23.08%) Remedy
8 6 (23.08%) ITSM
8 6 (23.08%) Remedy ITSM
9 5 (19.23%) Replication
9 5 (19.23%) Service Management
10 4 (15.38%) Back Office
10 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
10 4 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (15.38%) Korn
10 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
10 4 (15.38%) Red Hat
10 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (15.38%) SLA
10 4 (15.38%) ATM
10 4 (15.38%) UNIX
10 4 (15.38%) Linux
10 4 (15.38%) Perl
10 4 (15.38%) SQL
10 4 (15.38%) MySQL
10 4 (15.38%) Oracle
10 4 (15.38%) MS Project
10 4 (15.38%) Greenplum
10 4 (15.38%) NSN NetAct

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 10 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 4 (15.38%) MS Project
3 3 (11.54%) MS Office
4 1 (3.85%) AutoCAD
4 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) ATM
2 1 (3.85%) HSRP
2 1 (3.85%) MPLS
2 1 (3.85%) OSPF
2 1 (3.85%) BGP
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (15.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dreamweaver
General
1 4 (15.38%) Back Office
1 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Military
3 1 (3.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Service Desk Analyst
1 5 (19.23%) Analyst
1 5 (19.23%) Support Engineer
1 5 (19.23%) Service Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) OSS Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) OSS Support Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Help Desk Manager
4 2 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) PLC Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Project Assistant
5 1 (3.85%) IP Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Customer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) HTML
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Replication
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) UNIX
1 4 (15.38%) Linux
1 4 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) ITIL
2 8 (30.77%) Project Management
3 6 (23.08%) ITSM
4 5 (19.23%) Service Management
5 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
5 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
6 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 2 (7.69%) Performance Management
8 1 (3.85%) PRINCE
8 1 (3.85%) CAD
8 1 (3.85%) Systems Analysis
8 1 (3.85%) Business Development
8 1 (3.85%) Fault Management
8 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
8 1 (3.85%) Scrum
8 1 (3.85%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) Korn
1 4 (15.38%) Perl
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C++
2 1 (3.85%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (65.38%) HND
2 12 (46.15%) Degree
3 7 (26.92%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (7.69%) NVQ Level 4
5 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 2 (7.69%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.85%) CCNP
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (23.08%) Remedy
3 4 (15.38%) Red Hat
3 4 (15.38%) Oracle
3 4 (15.38%) Greenplum
3 4 (15.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 4 (15.38%) Velocent
3 4 (15.38%) Cerion
4 2 (7.69%) Minitab
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco
5 1 (3.85%) Siemens
5 1 (3.85%) Macromedia
Surrey
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £18 - £25 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Huxley Associates
Rate: £24 - £28 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago