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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 609 604 567
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -37
Contract jobs citing HNC 41 41 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.072% 0.074%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.38% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 13
Median daily rate £338 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £444 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.83% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 5
Median hourly rate £25.12 £32.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.10% +89.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £26.34 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.60 £41.12 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £32.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-22.10% +89.70%

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
11556 10913 10459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.40% 19.16% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7210 6502 5915
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 542 457
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.75 £18.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +25.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.64 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.90 £51.24 £43.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +33.33%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -10 39 £338 -0.73% 31
South East +16 10 £305 - 6
North West +7 9 £330 -21.42% 2
Berkshire +1 8 - - 1
Cheshire - 5 - -
Warrington - 5 - -
East Midlands +4 4 £325 - 6
London -2 4 £355 +1.28% 2
South West -11 4 £390 +4.00% 6
West Midlands -29 4 £85 - 5
Slough - 4 - -
Bristol +1 3 £390 - 1
Nottingham -1 3 £325 - 1
Nottinghamshire -3 3 £325 - 2
Manchester -4 3 - - 1
East of England - 3 £420 - 3
Shropshire - 3 - -
Telford - 3 - -
Surrey - 2 £305 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £420 - 3
City of London +46 1 £355 +1.28%
Reading +7 1 - - 1
Wiltshire -5 1 - - 1
Corsham -7 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £350 -
Luton - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - -
Derby - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 41 (56.16%) HND
2 29 (39.73%) Degree
3 25 (34.25%) Telecoms
4 23 (31.51%) 3G
5 22 (30.14%) 4G
6 20 (27.40%) LTE
7 19 (26.03%) Nokia
7 19 (26.03%) Project Management
8 17 (23.29%) Microsoft
8 17 (23.29%) Back Office
9 15 (20.55%) Service Delivery
10 13 (17.81%) 2G
10 13 (17.81%) ITIL
11 12 (16.44%) Change Management
12 11 (15.07%) High Availability
13 10 (13.70%) Diameter Protocol
13 10 (13.70%) SPML
13 10 (13.70%) SIGTRAN
13 10 (13.70%) MS Visio
13 10 (13.70%) LDAP
13 10 (13.70%) PRINCE2
13 10 (13.70%) SOAP
13 10 (13.70%) INAP
13 10 (13.70%) SLA
14 9 (12.33%) Siemens
14 9 (12.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 9 (12.33%) Ericsson
14 9 (12.33%) C
14 9 (12.33%) MS Excel
14 9 (12.33%) Wireless

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 1 (1.37%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (13.70%) MS Visio
2 9 (12.33%) MS Excel
3 8 (10.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (5.48%) MS Office
5 3 (4.11%) PTC Creo
5 3 (4.11%) Siemens NX
6 2 (2.74%) MS Project
6 2 (2.74%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (1.37%) AutoCAD
7 1 (1.37%) FrameMaker
7 1 (1.37%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (1.37%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (31.51%) 3G
2 22 (30.14%) 4G
3 20 (27.40%) LTE
4 13 (17.81%) 2G
5 10 (13.70%) Diameter Protocol
5 10 (13.70%) INAP
5 10 (13.70%) LDAP
5 10 (13.70%) SIGTRAN
6 9 (12.33%) MGW
6 9 (12.33%) Wireless
7 7 (9.59%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (5.48%) VoLTE
9 2 (2.74%) Bluetooth
9 2 (2.74%) Nokia DX200
9 2 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.37%) ATM
10 1 (1.37%) Cisco IPT
10 1 (1.37%) DHCP
10 1 (1.37%) IP Telephony
10 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (6.85%) MS Access
2 3 (4.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.11%) MSTest
1 3 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.37%) eggPlant
2 1 (1.37%) Rational DOORS
General
1 25 (34.25%) Telecoms
2 17 (23.29%) Back Office
3 8 (10.96%) Front Office
4 6 (8.22%) Finance
4 6 (8.22%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.11%) Military
6 2 (2.74%) Aerospace
6 2 (2.74%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (8.22%) Project Manager
2 5 (6.85%) Back Office Engineer
2 5 (6.85%) IT Technician
2 5 (6.85%) Service Desk Engineer
3 4 (5.48%) Analyst
3 4 (5.48%) Telecoms Engineer
3 4 (5.48%) Trainer
3 4 (5.48%) Transmission Engineer
4 3 (4.11%) Developer
4 3 (4.11%) Electrical Engineer
4 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (4.11%) Mobile Engineer
4 3 (4.11%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (4.11%) Senior Manager
4 3 (4.11%) Senior Project Manager
4 3 (4.11%) Software Developer
4 3 (4.11%) Voice Engineer
5 2 (2.74%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (2.74%) IP Engineer
5 2 (2.74%) RAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.70%) SOAP
1 10 (13.70%) SPML
2 3 (4.11%) .NET
2 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET
2 3 (4.11%) Entity Framework
2 3 (4.11%) WCF
2 3 (4.11%) Web Services
3 2 (2.74%) Middleware
4 1 (1.37%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.37%) HTML
4 1 (1.37%) Java RMI
4 1 (1.37%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Computer Science
2 6 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.22%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.48%) Mathematics
4 3 (4.11%) CESG
5 2 (2.74%) PMI
5 2 (2.74%) User Experience
6 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.37%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.37%) Life Science
6 1 (1.37%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.85%) Windows
2 2 (2.74%) Linux
2 2 (2.74%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.03%) Project Management
2 15 (20.55%) Service Delivery
3 13 (17.81%) ITIL
4 12 (16.44%) Change Management
5 11 (15.07%) High Availability
6 10 (13.70%) PRINCE2
7 9 (12.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (12.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (10.96%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (10.96%) Integration Testing
8 8 (10.96%) Network Design
9 5 (6.85%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (6.85%) Dashboard Development
9 5 (6.85%) Software Engineering
10 4 (5.48%) Asset Management
10 4 (5.48%) PLM
10 4 (5.48%) Project Planning
10 4 (5.48%) Protective Monitoring
10 4 (5.48%) Security Operations
11 3 (4.11%) PDM
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.33%) C
2 7 (9.59%) SQL
3 3 (4.11%) C#
3 3 (4.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.74%) Java
5 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 41 (56.16%) HND
2 29 (39.73%) Degree
3 6 (8.22%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.85%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (6.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (5.48%) CCNP
6 3 (4.11%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.11%) PMI Certification
6 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.74%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.74%) NVQ Level 3
7 2 (2.74%) SANS
8 1 (1.37%) APMP
8 1 (1.37%) CCNA
8 1 (1.37%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (1.37%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.70%) SLA
2 2 (2.74%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.74%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.74%) QA
3 1 (1.37%) Def Stans
3 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.37%) ISO13485
System Software
1 9 (12.33%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.74%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.37%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.37%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (6.85%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (1.37%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.37%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (26.03%) Nokia
2 17 (23.29%) Microsoft
3 9 (12.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 9 (12.33%) BT
3 9 (12.33%) Ericsson
3 9 (12.33%) Huawei
3 9 (12.33%) Nokia Networks
3 9 (12.33%) Siemens
4 7 (9.59%) Arqiva
4 7 (9.59%) Citrix
4 7 (9.59%) NetCracker
4 7 (9.59%) Telindus
4 7 (9.59%) Virgin Media
4 7 (9.59%) ZTE
5 6 (8.22%) Cramer
5 6 (8.22%) Tellabs
6 5 (6.85%) Nortel
6 5 (6.85%) Remedy
7 4 (5.48%) SAP
8 3 (4.11%) Cisco
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