The table below looks at the statistics for HNC in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HNC over the 3 months to 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 135 144 125
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -19
Contract jobs citing HNC 9 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.30% 0.094% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.87% 0.30% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £500 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £325 £263
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +23.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £40.50 £48.14 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.87% +111.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £48.14 £22.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £48.14 £22.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.02 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +53.93%
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 West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1030 986 693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 34.25% 30.86% 27.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 605 392
Average daily rate £375 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 54 40
Average hourly rate £40.50 £39.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.53% +75.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £48.14 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

HNC
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

HNC Daily Rate Trend in the South West

HNC
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

HNC Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

HNC
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Wiltshire - 5 - - 1
Dorset +4 2 - -
Bristol - 1 £500 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 14 (51.85%) Security Cleared
2 13 (48.15%) Degree
2 13 (48.15%) HND
3 11 (40.74%) SC Cleared
4 8 (29.63%) PRINCE2
4 8 (29.63%) Risk Management
5 7 (25.93%) Configuration Management
5 7 (25.93%) Windows
5 7 (25.93%) Windows 2000
5 7 (25.93%) Windows NT
5 7 (25.93%) Windows XP
5 7 (25.93%) Cisco
5 7 (25.93%) CCNA
5 7 (25.93%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (22.22%) Six Sigma
6 6 (22.22%) ITIL
6 6 (22.22%) Project Management
6 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
6 6 (22.22%) Military
7 5 (18.52%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (18.52%) System Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Data Protection
7 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (18.52%) SDLC
7 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (18.52%) Management Information System
7 5 (18.52%) CMMI
7 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
7 5 (18.52%) SQL

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 2 (7.41%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (7.41%) MS Project
3 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (7.41%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 2 (7.41%) BusinessObjects XI
2 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) Base SAS
General
1 6 (22.22%) Military
1 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 4 (14.81%) Finance
3 3 (11.11%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Project Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) NOC Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Support Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Network Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Project Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Network Support
5 3 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Design Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared Project Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Service Design Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.70%) Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Database Developer
7 1 (3.70%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Data Protection Act
1 5 (18.52%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) Driving Licence
3 2 (7.41%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Windows
1 7 (25.93%) Windows 2000
1 7 (25.93%) Windows NT
1 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
1 7 (25.93%) Windows XP
2 2 (7.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) PRINCE2
1 8 (29.63%) Risk Management
2 7 (25.93%) Configuration Management
3 6 (22.22%) ITIL
3 6 (22.22%) Project Management
3 6 (22.22%) Six Sigma
4 5 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (18.52%) CMMI
4 5 (18.52%) Data Protection
4 5 (18.52%) SDLC
4 5 (18.52%) SOA
4 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (18.52%) System Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
6 3 (11.11%) Programme Management
7 2 (7.41%) Contact Management
7 2 (7.41%) FMECA
7 2 (7.41%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
1 5 (18.52%) VB.NET
2 3 (11.11%) C
2 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
2 3 (11.11%) VB
2 3 (11.11%) VB6
2 3 (11.11%) VBA
3 2 (7.41%) C#
3 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
3 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (51.85%) Security Cleared
2 13 (48.15%) Degree
2 13 (48.15%) HND
3 11 (40.74%) SC Cleared
4 7 (25.93%) CCNA
4 7 (25.93%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (14.81%) DV Cleared
6 3 (11.11%) Chartered Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) APMP
7 2 (7.41%) MAPM
7 2 (7.41%) PMI Certification
8 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
8 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (3.70%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) SLA
2 3 (11.11%) Basel II
2 3 (11.11%) Def Stans
2 3 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (3.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Netcool
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Cisco
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) Teradata