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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 141 137 99
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -38
Contract jobs citing HNC 9 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.27% 0.095% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.92% 0.33% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 5
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£375 - £256
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 - £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 - £256
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £41.24 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £22.00 £15.79
% change year-on-year
+64.77% +39.32%
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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
974 898 656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 29.12% 28.40% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 570 356
Average daily rate £400 £395 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £502 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 34 54
Average hourly rate £41.24 £35.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.82% +89.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £19.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HNC across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

HNC Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 2015. 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
Gloucestershire - 6 £380 - 5
Dorset +2 2 - - 5
Wiltshire - 1 £260 - 2
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 11 (78.57%) Degree
2 8 (57.14%) HND
3 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (35.71%) Data Protection
4 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
4 5 (35.71%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
5 4 (28.57%) BusinessObjects XI
5 4 (28.57%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 4 (28.57%) Dimensional Modelling
5 4 (28.57%) Finance
5 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (28.57%) Teradata
5 4 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (28.57%) SAS
5 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (28.57%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (28.57%) Shell Script
5 4 (28.57%) UNIX
5 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 4 (28.57%) PL/SQL
5 4 (28.57%) SQL
5 4 (28.57%) VB.NET
5 4 (28.57%) .NET
5 4 (28.57%) Oracle
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 4 (28.57%) Kimball Methodology
5 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
5 4 (28.57%) SDLC

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 4 (28.57%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (14.29%) MS Project
3 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 4 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (28.57%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (28.57%) BusinessObjects XI
1 4 (28.57%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Aerospace
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Developer
1 3 (21.43%) Project Manager
1 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Development Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Business Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Data Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
1 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (14.29%) PMI
4 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) UNIX
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
3 1 (7.14%) Windows NT
3 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Data Protection
2 4 (28.57%) Dimensional Modelling
2 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (28.57%) Kimball Methodology
2 4 (28.57%) SDLC
3 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
3 3 (21.43%) Web Development
3 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Information Assurance
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) QMS
4 2 (14.29%) UML
4 2 (14.29%) Project Management
4 2 (14.29%) Quality Management
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 2 (14.29%) Office Automation
5 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
5 1 (7.14%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) PL/SQL
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
1 4 (28.57%) VB.NET
1 4 (28.57%) Shell Script
2 3 (21.43%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) C
3 2 (14.29%) VBScript
3 2 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) Degree
2 8 (57.14%) HND
3 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
5 2 (14.29%) MAPM
5 2 (14.29%) CCNA
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (14.29%) PMI Certification
6 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
6 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (21.43%) Basel II
2 1 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle
1 4 (28.57%) Teradata
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
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