The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 West 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 134 117 131
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +14
Contract jobs citing HNC 4 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.13% 0.35% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 1.22% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 10
Average daily rate £475 £387 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.73% +93.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £320 £258
% change year-on-year
-17.96% +24.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.81 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-25.27% -25.00%
Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1011 656 1130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.75% 28.46% 31.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 357 594
Average daily rate £350 £375 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £355
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 42 91
Average hourly rate £33.50 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -
HNC
England

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 24 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
Bristol - 2 £475 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Devon - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
HNC
England

HNC
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 4 (50.00%) HND
2 3 (37.50%) CAD
3 2 (25.00%) AutoCAD
3 2 (25.00%) Siemens
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (12.50%) SolidWorks
4 1 (12.50%) Military
4 1 (12.50%) Teamcenter
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
4 1 (12.50%) 3D Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
4 1 (12.50%) Firmware
4 1 (12.50%) Six Sigma
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) MS Office
4 1 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Electronics

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) AutoCAD
2 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Teamcenter
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Military
2 1 (12.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Engineering Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Design Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Designer
2 1 (12.50%) PLC Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Firmware
1 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) CAD
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) 3D Modelling
2 1 (12.50%) Six Sigma
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) HND
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Siemens
2 1 (12.50%) SolidWorks
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
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