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 23 July 2016 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 257 259 241
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -18
Contract jobs citing HNC 11 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.073% 0.067%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 0.28% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Median daily rate £305 £270 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.96% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.83% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.81 £32.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-26.17% +65.38%
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
2404 2466 2375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.04% 25.84% 26.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1425 1440 1153
Median daily rate £400 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.75% +8.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £263 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 111 84
Median hourly rate £40.00 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.61% +26.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £14.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £46.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +29.72%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing HNC as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +1 9 - -
Surrey - 2 £305 -
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing HNC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for HNC.

1 22 (75.86%) 3G
1 22 (75.86%) 4G
2 21 (72.41%) Telecoms
3 19 (65.52%) Nokia
3 19 (65.52%) LTE
4 18 (62.07%) HND
5 17 (58.62%) Back Office
6 14 (48.28%) Service Delivery
7 12 (41.38%) 2G
8 11 (37.93%) High Availability
9 10 (34.48%) SPML
9 10 (34.48%) SIGTRAN
9 10 (34.48%) Diameter Protocol
9 10 (34.48%) Change Management
9 10 (34.48%) SOAP
9 10 (34.48%) LDAP
9 10 (34.48%) INAP
10 9 (31.03%) Project Management
10 9 (31.03%) Siemens
10 9 (31.03%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 9 (31.03%) Ericsson
10 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
10 9 (31.03%) BT
10 9 (31.03%) Huawei
10 9 (31.03%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (31.03%) MGW
10 9 (31.03%) Nokia Networks
11 8 (27.59%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (27.59%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (27.59%) Integration Testing

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
2 6 (20.69%) MS Visio
3 5 (17.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.45%) MS Office
4 1 (3.45%) MS Project
4 1 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 22 (75.86%) 3G
1 22 (75.86%) 4G
2 19 (65.52%) LTE
3 12 (41.38%) 2G
4 10 (34.48%) Diameter Protocol
4 10 (34.48%) INAP
4 10 (34.48%) LDAP
4 10 (34.48%) SIGTRAN
5 9 (31.03%) MGW
6 7 (24.14%) Radio Access Network
6 7 (24.14%) Wireless
7 4 (13.79%) VoLTE
8 2 (6.90%) Nokia DX200
9 1 (3.45%) ATM
9 1 (3.45%) Node B
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (17.24%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) eggPlant
1 1 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
General
1 21 (72.41%) Telecoms
2 17 (58.62%) Back Office
3 8 (27.59%) Front Office
4 3 (10.34%) Finance
5 1 (3.45%) Aerospace
5 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) Back Office Engineer
1 5 (17.24%) Service Desk Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Telecoms Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Transmission Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Electrical Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Mobile Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Operations Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Voice Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) IP Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) RAN Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Applications Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Applications Support Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Data Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Support Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) SOAP
1 10 (34.48%) SPML
2 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Management Information System
2 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.90%) Mathematics
3 2 (6.90%) User Experience
4 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Service Delivery
2 11 (37.93%) High Availability
3 10 (34.48%) Change Management
4 9 (31.03%) Project Management
5 8 (27.59%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (27.59%) Integration Testing
5 8 (27.59%) Network Design
5 8 (27.59%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (17.24%) Dashboard Development
6 5 (17.24%) ITIL
7 3 (10.34%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (10.34%) Workflow
7 3 (10.34%) Workflow Management
8 1 (3.45%) Agile Project Management
8 1 (3.45%) Logistics
8 1 (3.45%) Open Source
8 1 (3.45%) Requirements Management
8 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.45%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) C
2 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (62.07%) HND
2 6 (20.69%) Degree
3 4 (13.79%) CCNP
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (31.03%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 19 (65.52%) Nokia
2 9 (31.03%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 9 (31.03%) BT
2 9 (31.03%) Ericsson
2 9 (31.03%) Huawei
2 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 9 (31.03%) Nokia Networks
2 9 (31.03%) Siemens
3 7 (24.14%) Arqiva
3 7 (24.14%) NetCracker
3 7 (24.14%) Telindus
3 7 (24.14%) Virgin Media
3 7 (24.14%) ZTE
4 6 (20.69%) Cramer
4 6 (20.69%) Tellabs
5 5 (17.24%) Citrix
5 5 (17.24%) Nortel
5 5 (17.24%) Remedy
6 1 (3.45%) SAP
6 1 (3.45%) VMware
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