The table below looks at the statistics for HNC in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HNC over the 3 months to 28 April 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
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 615 567 588
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +21
Contract jobs citing HNC 29 74 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.13% 0.077%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.68% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 30 17
Average daily rate £270 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £220 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £676 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £400 £263
% change year-on-year
-32.50% +52.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £12.50 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £36.09 £21.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £16.81
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +13.01%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11855 10946 10758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.22% 19.65% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 7439 6202 6108
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £535 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 537 533
Average hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.93 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend

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

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

HNC
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HNC within the UK.

HNC Daily Rate Trend in the UK

HNC
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HNC within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

HNC Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

HNC
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HNC within the UK.

HNC Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

HNC
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 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
England -68 24 £415 +3.75% 21
South East -23 17 £343 -8.66% 5
Berkshire +5 11 - - 1
Reading -8 5 - - 1
Scotland -18 5 £115 -32.35% 2
Hampshire +4 3 - - 1
London -3 3 - - 4
Basingstoke - 3 - -
Edinburgh - 3 £115 -
Cambridgeshire +6 2 £563 +7.14% 1
East of England 0 2 £563 +54.10% 3
Surrey -16 2 £270 +12.50%
West Yorkshire - 2 £225 - 2
Yorkshire - 2 £225 - 2
Newbury +9 1 - -
Buckinghamshire +5 1 £415 +3.75% 1
Milton Keynes 0 1 £415 +3.75% 1
Guildford -4 1 - -
Livingston - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £225 - 2
Wakefield - 1 - -
Dunfermline - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Fife - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 - -

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 47 (54.65%) HND
2 26 (30.23%) Telecoms
3 22 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (24.42%) 3G
4 21 (24.42%) 4G
5 19 (22.09%) Project Management
6 18 (20.93%) ITIL
6 18 (20.93%) Degree
7 17 (19.77%) Nokia
8 16 (18.60%) Windows
8 16 (18.60%) Security Cleared
8 16 (18.60%) LTE
8 16 (18.60%) SC Cleared
9 15 (17.44%) SLA
9 15 (17.44%) Back Office
10 14 (16.28%) CCNA
11 13 (15.12%) 2G
12 12 (13.95%) Service Delivery
12 12 (13.95%) Microsoft
12 12 (13.95%) PRINCE2
13 11 (12.79%) C
14 10 (11.63%) Cisco
14 10 (11.63%) CCNP
14 10 (11.63%) Change Management
14 10 (11.63%) High Availability
15 9 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (10.47%) Finance
15 9 (10.47%) Ericsson
15 9 (10.47%) MS Excel
16 8 (9.30%) LDAP

HNC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 9 (10.47%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.30%) MS Office
3 5 (5.81%) AutoCAD
3 5 (5.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (5.81%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.33%) MS Project
4 2 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.16%) MicroStation
5 1 (1.16%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (1.16%) ProjectWise
5 1 (1.16%) PTC Creo
5 1 (1.16%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Workday HCM
2 1 (1.16%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 21 (24.42%) 3G
1 21 (24.42%) 4G
2 16 (18.60%) LTE
3 13 (15.12%) 2G
4 8 (9.30%) Diameter Protocol
4 8 (9.30%) INAP
4 8 (9.30%) LDAP
4 8 (9.30%) SIGTRAN
5 7 (8.14%) MGW
6 6 (6.98%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (6.98%) VoLTE
7 4 (4.65%) LAN
8 3 (3.49%) ATM
8 3 (3.49%) Wireless
9 2 (2.33%) Ethernet
9 2 (2.33%) Nokia DX200
9 2 (2.33%) VoIP
9 2 (2.33%) WAN
10 1 (1.16%) Node B
10 1 (1.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.16%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (1.16%) LabVIEW
General
1 26 (30.23%) Telecoms
2 15 (17.44%) Back Office
3 9 (10.47%) Finance
4 6 (6.98%) Front Office
4 6 (6.98%) Military
5 4 (4.65%) Electronics
6 3 (3.49%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.33%) Aerospace
7 2 (2.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (13.95%) Support Engineer
2 10 (11.63%) Project Manager
3 8 (9.30%) Transmission Engineer
4 7 (8.14%) Back Office Engineer
5 6 (6.98%) Design Engineer
5 6 (6.98%) IT Technician
5 6 (6.98%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (6.98%) Linux Support
5 6 (6.98%) Linux Support Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) IT Manager
6 5 (5.81%) IT Project Manager
6 5 (5.81%) Network Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) NOC Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) Project Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) Applications Manager
7 4 (4.65%) Applications Project Manager
7 4 (4.65%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) Windows Support Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Mobile Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.30%) SOAP
1 8 (9.30%) SPML
2 2 (2.33%) .NET
2 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.14%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.81%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.49%) User Experience
5 2 (2.33%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (2.33%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.33%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.33%) VHDL
6 1 (1.16%) CESG
6 1 (1.16%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.16%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.16%) Handset
6 1 (1.16%) PMI
6 1 (1.16%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.60%) Windows
2 7 (8.14%) Windows Server
3 6 (6.98%) Linux
3 6 (6.98%) Windows XP
4 5 (5.81%) Unix
4 5 (5.81%) Windows 2000
4 5 (5.81%) Windows 7
4 5 (5.81%) Windows NT
4 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.09%) Project Management
2 18 (20.93%) ITIL
3 12 (13.95%) PRINCE2
3 12 (13.95%) Service Delivery
4 10 (11.63%) Change Management
4 10 (11.63%) High Availability
5 8 (9.30%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (9.30%) Network Design
6 6 (6.98%) Incident Management
6 6 (6.98%) Integration Testing
6 6 (6.98%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (6.98%) Validation
7 5 (5.81%) Performance Management
8 4 (4.65%) CMMI
8 4 (4.65%) Configuration Management
8 4 (4.65%) Six Sigma
8 4 (4.65%) Time Management
9 3 (3.49%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (3.49%) Workflow
9 3 (3.49%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.79%) C
2 3 (3.49%) Python
2 3 (3.49%) SQL
3 2 (2.33%) AWK
3 2 (2.33%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.33%) C#
3 2 (2.33%) Perl
3 2 (2.33%) sed
3 2 (2.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (54.65%) HND
2 22 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (20.93%) Degree
4 16 (18.60%) SC Cleared
4 16 (18.60%) Security Cleared
5 14 (16.28%) CCNA
6 10 (11.63%) CCNP
7 7 (8.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (6.98%) MCSE
8 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (6.98%) RHCSA
9 4 (4.65%) NVQ Level 3
10 1 (1.16%) CCDP
10 1 (1.16%) CCIP
10 1 (1.16%) CCVP
10 1 (1.16%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (1.16%) GNVQ
10 1 (1.16%) MAPM
10 1 (1.16%) NVQ Level 4
10 1 (1.16%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (17.44%) SLA
2 3 (3.49%) Def Stans
2 3 (3.49%) IEC 61508
2 3 (3.49%) ISO 9001
2 3 (3.49%) QA
3 2 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.33%) DO-254
3 2 (2.33%) JTAG
4 1 (1.16%) ISO13485
System Software
1 6 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.65%) XenApp
3 3 (3.49%) Firmware
3 3 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.33%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (2.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (4.65%) Nagios
1 4 (4.65%) NetBackup
2 3 (3.49%) Amdocs OSS
3 2 (2.33%) Puppet
4 1 (1.16%) Netcool
Vendors
1 17 (19.77%) Nokia
2 12 (13.95%) Microsoft
3 10 (11.63%) Cisco
4 9 (10.47%) Ericsson
5 8 (9.30%) Huawei
6 7 (8.14%) Citrix
6 7 (8.14%) HP
6 7 (8.14%) Remedy
7 6 (6.98%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 6 (6.98%) BT
7 6 (6.98%) Nokia Networks
7 6 (6.98%) Siemens
8 4 (4.65%) Altiris
9 3 (3.49%) Cramer
9 3 (3.49%) NEC
9 3 (3.49%) NetCracker
9 3 (3.49%) Nortel
9 3 (3.49%) Tellabs
9 3 (3.49%) Virgin Media
9 3 (3.49%) VMware
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