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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
UK
Rank 551 565 561
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -4
Contract jobs citing HNC 31 62 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.12% 0.091%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.58% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 32 14
Median daily rate £348 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.82% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £202 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £480 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+23.21% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 8
Median hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £35.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +2.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £20.40 £22.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.90 £40.50 £48.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £47.09
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -23.55%

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
8942 10670 10380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.31% 21.00% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5705 6477 6069
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 498 488
Median hourly rate £28.15 £37.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.93% +102.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.12%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 -4 29 £350 +12.90% 18
South West +6 7 £345 -11.25% 4
South East 0 6 £318 +35.82% 2
Yorkshire +22 5 £115 -58.18% 2
East Midlands +6 5 £375 - 2
Berkshire +12 4 £260 +15.55%
London +11 4 £363 -19.44% 1
Nottinghamshire - 4 - - 2
Nottingham - 4 - -
Gloucestershire +10 3 - -
Reading +6 3 £260 +15.55%
Bristol -4 3 £345 -11.25% 2
Cheltenham - 3 - -
East of England -8 2 £350 -27.08%
Middlesbrough - 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire +26 1 - - 1
Scotland +24 1 - - 1
South Wales +16 1 £288 -0.86%
Leicester +13 1 £375 -
Surrey +8 1 - - 1
Wales +5 1 £288 -0.86%
Leicestershire +5 1 £375 -
Wiltshire +1 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire -3 1 £350 -27.08%
Newport -13 1 £288 -0.86%
Suffolk - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £375 -
Woking - 1 - -
Wakefield - 1 - -

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 36 (49.32%) Degree
2 27 (36.99%) Security Cleared
2 27 (36.99%) HND
3 20 (27.40%) DV Cleared
4 19 (26.03%) ITIL
5 16 (21.92%) Windows
6 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
6 13 (17.81%) CCNA
6 13 (17.81%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (16.44%) SQL Server
8 11 (15.07%) Cisco
8 11 (15.07%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (13.70%) SLA
9 10 (13.70%) Active Directory
9 10 (13.70%) Project Management
9 10 (13.70%) Change Management
9 10 (13.70%) Telecoms
9 10 (13.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (13.70%) Problem Management
9 10 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (12.33%) Virtual Desktop
10 9 (12.33%) SCCM
10 9 (12.33%) Software Packaging
10 9 (12.33%) Service Delivery
10 9 (12.33%) Service Management
10 9 (12.33%) Citrix
10 9 (12.33%) SQL
11 8 (10.96%) C
11 8 (10.96%) C#
11 8 (10.96%) JavaScript

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 (5.48%) SAS
2 2 (2.74%) Documentum
2 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.37%) Apache
3 1 (1.37%) CMS
3 1 (1.37%) Confluence
3 1 (1.37%) Drupal
3 1 (1.37%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (10.96%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.48%) MS Office
3 2 (2.74%) Acrobat
3 2 (2.74%) Adobe After Effects
3 2 (2.74%) Adobe Premiere
3 2 (2.74%) CorelDRAW
3 2 (2.74%) MS Project
3 2 (2.74%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.74%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.37%) CATIA
4 1 (1.37%) Edge Animate
4 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.37%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.37%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (1.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.11%) 3G
1 3 (4.11%) LTE
1 3 (4.11%) Radio Access Network
1 3 (4.11%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.11%) VLAN
1 3 (4.11%) WAN
1 3 (4.11%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.74%) 2G
2 2 (2.74%) 4G
2 2 (2.74%) Bluetooth
2 2 (2.74%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (2.74%) LAN
2 2 (2.74%) Wireless
2 2 (2.74%) ZigBee
3 1 (1.37%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.37%) HTTP
3 1 (1.37%) Internet
3 1 (1.37%) Network Security
3 1 (1.37%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.48%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (5.48%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
2 4 (5.48%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (5.48%) OLAP
2 4 (5.48%) Oracle OLAP
2 4 (5.48%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (5.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (5.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (5.48%) Star Schema
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle8/8i Database
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (8.22%) MSTest
1 6 (8.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.37%) JIRA
General
1 10 (13.70%) Telecoms
2 8 (10.96%) Finance
3 4 (5.48%) Electronics
4 3 (4.11%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.74%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.74%) Automotive
5 2 (2.74%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.37%) Back Office
6 1 (1.37%) Local Government
6 1 (1.37%) Military
6 1 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (13.70%) Network Engineer
2 8 (10.96%) Developer
3 6 (8.22%) Consultant
3 6 (8.22%) Project Manager
3 6 (8.22%) Support Engineer
4 5 (6.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 5 (6.85%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
4 5 (6.85%) Network Support
4 5 (6.85%) Network Support Engineer
4 5 (6.85%) NOC Engineer
4 5 (6.85%) Test Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) .NET Developer
5 4 (5.48%) .NET Software Developer
5 4 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) Network Operations Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) Operations Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) Operations Support Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) Telecoms Assistant
5 4 (5.48%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.33%) Software Packaging
2 8 (10.96%) .NET
3 6 (8.22%) ASP.NET
3 6 (8.22%) Entity Framework
3 6 (8.22%) WCF
3 6 (8.22%) Web Services
4 4 (5.48%) .NET Framework
5 3 (4.11%) XML
6 2 (2.74%) HTML
6 2 (2.74%) Middleware
6 2 (2.74%) XSLT
7 1 (1.37%) CSS
7 1 (1.37%) Django
7 1 (1.37%) Flash
7 1 (1.37%) jQuery
7 1 (1.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.37%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.22%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.48%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.48%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.74%) CESG
4 2 (2.74%) Motion Graphics
5 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.37%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.37%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.37%) RIA
5 1 (1.37%) SCADA
5 1 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.92%) Windows
2 3 (4.11%) Windows 2000
2 3 (4.11%) Windows NT
2 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (4.11%) Windows XP
3 2 (2.74%) Unix
3 2 (2.74%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.37%) Android
4 1 (1.37%) Linux
4 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.03%) ITIL
2 11 (15.07%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (13.70%) Change Management
3 10 (13.70%) Continuous Improvement
3 10 (13.70%) Problem Management
3 10 (13.70%) Project Management
4 9 (12.33%) Service Delivery
4 9 (12.33%) Service Management
5 8 (10.96%) PRINCE2
5 8 (10.96%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (8.22%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (8.22%) Automated Testing
6 6 (8.22%) Data Analysis
6 6 (8.22%) Software Engineering
7 5 (6.85%) Analytics
7 5 (6.85%) Six Sigma
7 5 (6.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (5.48%) Contact Management
8 4 (5.48%) ETL
9 3 (4.11%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.33%) SQL
2 8 (10.96%) C
2 8 (10.96%) C#
2 8 (10.96%) JavaScript
3 7 (9.59%) Java
4 4 (5.48%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.74%) Perl
6 1 (1.37%) PHP
6 1 (1.37%) Python
6 1 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (49.32%) Degree
2 27 (36.99%) HND
2 27 (36.99%) Security Cleared
3 20 (27.40%) DV Cleared
4 13 (17.81%) CCNA
4 13 (17.81%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (8.22%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.48%) CCNP
7 3 (4.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.37%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (1.37%) ISEB
8 1 (1.37%) MCP
8 1 (1.37%) MCSE
8 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.37%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.70%) SLA
2 3 (4.11%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.74%) Def Stans
4 1 (1.37%) GAMP
4 1 (1.37%) GMP
4 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 10 (13.70%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.33%) Virtual Desktop
3 8 (10.96%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (10.96%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.74%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (12.33%) SCCM
2 1 (1.37%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.37%) OpenView
2 1 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.07%) Cisco
3 9 (12.33%) Citrix
4 8 (10.96%) Oracle
5 4 (5.48%) MicroStrategy
5 4 (5.48%) Teradata
6 3 (4.11%) Adobe
7 2 (2.74%) Blue Coat
7 2 (2.74%) EMC
7 2 (2.74%) Intel Security
7 2 (2.74%) Riverbed
8 1 (1.37%) Allen-Bradley
8 1 (1.37%) Apple
8 1 (1.37%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.37%) Google
8 1 (1.37%) HP
8 1 (1.37%) Juniper
8 1 (1.37%) Siemens
8 1 (1.37%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.37%) Wonderware
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