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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 600 605 579
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -26
Contract jobs citing HNC 48 55 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.095% 0.098%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 0.48% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 36 23
Median daily rate £345 £340 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £245 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £498 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 5
Median hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £15.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £43.12 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +66.66%

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
11000 11387 11308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.59% 19.60% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6793 6861 6258
Median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £254 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 531 481
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £46.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing HNC as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

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

HNC Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

HNC
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +17 46 £375 +10.29% 16
South West +17 15 £400 +20.66% 1
London -1 10 £400 -5.88% 4
South East +7 9 £305 -10.29% 2
Wiltshire +12 5 £325 +25.00%
Berkshire +7 5 - -
East Midlands - 5 £338 -
North West +14 4 - - 1
Gloucestershire +5 4 £425 -
Bristol +1 4 £238 -30.14%
Corsham -1 4 £325 -
Manchester -10 3 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 3 £331 -
Nottingham - 3 £331 -
West Midlands -23 2 £135 -43.15%
Bath - 2 - - 1
Gloucester - 2 £425 -
Somerset - 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +19 1 £413 +10.00%
Hampshire +14 1 - -
West Yorkshire +14 1 - - 2
Scotland +9 1 £215 -14.00% 3
Yorkshire +7 1 - - 2
Milton Keynes +7 1 £413 +10.00%
Surrey +4 1 £305 -
Coventry -13 1 £135 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £288 - 1
Kent - 1 £130 -
Lancashire - 1 - -

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing HNC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for HNC.

1 44 (48.89%) Degree
2 40 (44.44%) HND
3 21 (23.33%) ITIL
3 21 (23.33%) Microsoft
3 21 (23.33%) Project Management
3 21 (23.33%) Telecoms
4 19 (21.11%) Service Delivery
4 19 (21.11%) Security Cleared
5 18 (20.00%) 3G
6 16 (17.78%) 4G
7 15 (16.67%) SLA
7 15 (16.67%) Nokia
8 14 (15.56%) PRINCE2
8 14 (15.56%) Windows
8 14 (15.56%) Change Management
8 14 (15.56%) LTE
8 14 (15.56%) DV Cleared
9 13 (14.44%) SQL
9 13 (14.44%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (14.44%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (13.33%) Citrix
10 12 (13.33%) MS Excel
11 11 (12.22%) MS Visio
11 11 (12.22%) Back Office
11 11 (12.22%) Root Cause Analysis
12 10 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (11.11%) Cisco
13 9 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (10.00%) 2G
13 9 (10.00%) Finance

HNC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.44%) SAS
2 2 (2.22%) CMS
3 1 (1.11%) Documentum
3 1 (1.11%) Drupal
3 1 (1.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 11 (12.22%) MS Visio
3 8 (8.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (5.56%) MS Office
5 3 (3.33%) MS Project
5 3 (3.33%) PTC Creo
5 3 (3.33%) Siemens NX
6 2 (2.22%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (1.11%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (1.11%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (1.11%) AutoCAD
7 1 (1.11%) CATIA
7 1 (1.11%) Edge Animate
7 1 (1.11%) FrameMaker
7 1 (1.11%) Photoshop
7 1 (1.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (1.11%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.00%) 3G
2 16 (17.78%) 4G
3 14 (15.56%) LTE
4 9 (10.00%) 2G
4 9 (10.00%) Wireless
5 8 (8.89%) Diameter Protocol
5 8 (8.89%) INAP
5 8 (8.89%) LDAP
5 8 (8.89%) SIGTRAN
6 7 (7.78%) MGW
6 7 (7.78%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (4.44%) Bluetooth
9 3 (3.33%) TCP/IP
9 3 (3.33%) VLAN
10 2 (2.22%) Nokia DX200
10 2 (2.22%) ZigBee
11 1 (1.11%) Cisco IPT
11 1 (1.11%) IP Telephony
11 1 (1.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (8.89%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.56%) MS Access
4 4 (4.44%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (4.44%) OLAP
4 4 (4.44%) Oracle OLAP
4 4 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (4.44%) Star Schema
4 4 (4.44%) Xcelsius
5 3 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.44%) MSTest
1 4 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.11%) eggPlant
2 1 (1.11%) Rational DOORS
General
1 21 (23.33%) Telecoms
2 11 (12.22%) Back Office
3 9 (10.00%) Finance
4 6 (6.67%) Front Office
4 6 (6.67%) Manufacturing
5 4 (4.44%) Electronics
6 2 (2.22%) Aerospace
6 2 (2.22%) Military
7 1 (1.11%) Automotive
7 1 (1.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (8.89%) Analyst
1 8 (8.89%) Telecoms Engineer
2 7 (7.78%) Network Engineer
2 7 (7.78%) Project Manager
3 6 (6.67%) Consultant
3 6 (6.67%) Service Desk Engineer
4 5 (5.56%) Design Engineer
4 5 (5.56%) Developer
5 4 (4.44%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 4 (4.44%) Electronics Engineer
5 4 (4.44%) Operations Engineer
5 4 (4.44%) Product Engineer
5 4 (4.44%) Telecoms Assistant
5 4 (4.44%) Trainer
6 3 (3.33%) Business Analyst
6 3 (3.33%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 3 (3.33%) IT Manager
6 3 (3.33%) IT Technician
6 3 (3.33%) Software Developer
6 3 (3.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.89%) SOAP
1 8 (8.89%) SPML
2 6 (6.67%) Software Packaging
3 4 (4.44%) .NET
3 4 (4.44%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.44%) Entity Framework
3 4 (4.44%) Middleware
3 4 (4.44%) WCF
3 4 (4.44%) Web Services
4 2 (2.22%) HTML
5 1 (1.11%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.11%) CSS
5 1 (1.11%) Django
5 1 (1.11%) Flash
5 1 (1.11%) Java RMI
5 1 (1.11%) jQuery
5 1 (1.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.89%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.44%) CESG
3 4 (4.44%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.22%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.22%) PMI
5 1 (1.11%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.11%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.11%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.11%) Life Science
5 1 (1.11%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.11%) Motion Graphics
5 1 (1.11%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.11%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.11%) RIA
5 1 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.56%) Windows
2 4 (4.44%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.33%) Linux
3 3 (3.33%) Windows 2000
3 3 (3.33%) Windows NT
3 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (3.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.33%) ITIL
1 21 (23.33%) Project Management
2 19 (21.11%) Service Delivery
3 14 (15.56%) Change Management
3 14 (15.56%) PRINCE2
4 13 (14.44%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (14.44%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (12.22%) Root Cause Analysis
6 9 (10.00%) High Availability
7 8 (8.89%) Data Analysis
8 7 (7.78%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (7.78%) Analytics
8 7 (7.78%) Problem Management
9 6 (6.67%) Asset Management
9 6 (6.67%) Integration Testing
9 6 (6.67%) Network Design
9 6 (6.67%) Service Management
9 6 (6.67%) Six Sigma
9 6 (6.67%) Software Engineering
10 5 (5.56%) Contact Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.44%) SQL
2 5 (5.56%) C
2 5 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.44%) C#
3 4 (4.44%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.22%) Java
5 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 44 (48.89%) Degree
2 40 (44.44%) HND
3 19 (21.11%) Security Cleared
4 14 (15.56%) DV Cleared
5 8 (8.89%) CCNA
5 8 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (6.67%) SC Cleared
7 4 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (3.33%) PMI Certification
9 2 (2.22%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.22%) SANS
10 1 (1.11%) APMP
10 1 (1.11%) CCNP
10 1 (1.11%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (1.11%) DBS Check
10 1 (1.11%) MCP
10 1 (1.11%) MCSE
10 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (16.67%) SLA
2 2 (2.22%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.11%) Def Stans
3 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.89%) Virtual Desktop
2 7 (7.78%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.78%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (6.67%) XenDesktop
4 4 (4.44%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (2.22%) Firmware
7 1 (1.11%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (6.67%) SCCM
2 5 (5.56%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (1.11%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.11%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 21 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 15 (16.67%) Nokia
3 12 (13.33%) Citrix
4 10 (11.11%) Cisco
5 7 (7.78%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 7 (7.78%) BT
5 7 (7.78%) Ericsson
5 7 (7.78%) Huawei
5 7 (7.78%) Nokia Networks
5 7 (7.78%) Siemens
6 6 (6.67%) Cramer
6 6 (6.67%) Tellabs
7 5 (5.56%) Arqiva
7 5 (5.56%) NetCracker
7 5 (5.56%) Nortel
7 5 (5.56%) Remedy
7 5 (5.56%) Telindus
7 5 (5.56%) Virgin Media
7 5 (5.56%) ZTE
8 4 (4.44%) Teradata
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