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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 224 223 218
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing HNC 18 9 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.20% 0.10% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.78% 0.42% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 13
Average daily rate
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£300 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £310 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £310 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £265 £338
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -21.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £15.79 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+39.32% -56.13%
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
2308 2121 2368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.23% 23.97% 23.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1191 1091 1064
Average daily rate £365 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 116 157
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.55 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.42% -32.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.93 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -9.09%

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 August 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 27 August 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
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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
Berkshire +12 9 £300 - 1
Buckinghamshire +7 9 £400 +29.03% 2
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 13 (65.00%) HND
2 9 (45.00%) PRINCE2
2 9 (45.00%) Project Management
2 9 (45.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (40.00%) MS Project
3 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (35.00%) Linux
5 6 (30.00%) MCSE
5 6 (30.00%) Windows
5 6 (30.00%) CCA
5 6 (30.00%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (30.00%) Service Delivery
5 6 (30.00%) DV Cleared
6 5 (25.00%) EMC
6 5 (25.00%) UNIX
7 4 (20.00%) C
7 4 (20.00%) Perl
7 4 (20.00%) VB
7 4 (20.00%) DHCP
7 4 (20.00%) NFS
7 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
7 4 (20.00%) Thin Client
7 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 4 (20.00%) HP
7 4 (20.00%) Citrix
7 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (20.00%) Nagios

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 8 (40.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) DHCP
1 4 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (10.00%) 3G
2 2 (10.00%) 4G
2 2 (10.00%) VoLTE
General
1 2 (10.00%) Back Office
1 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Project Manager
2 6 (30.00%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Linux Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Linux Support
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) Design Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Thin Client
1 4 (20.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) Windows
3 5 (25.00%) UNIX
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Project Management
1 9 (45.00%) PRINCE2
2 6 (30.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.00%) Change Management
3 2 (10.00%) Time Management
3 2 (10.00%) Software Deployment
4 1 (5.00%) CAD
4 1 (5.00%) Scrum
4 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) C
1 4 (20.00%) Perl
1 4 (20.00%) VB
1 4 (20.00%) Korn
1 4 (20.00%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) HND
2 9 (45.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (30.00%) DV Cleared
4 6 (30.00%) MCSE
4 6 (30.00%) CCA
4 6 (30.00%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) NFS
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) NDS
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Nagios
1 4 (20.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) EMC
3 4 (20.00%) Citrix
3 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (20.00%) HP
3 4 (20.00%) Isilon
4 2 (10.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.00%) NEC
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