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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 549 558 511
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -47
Contract jobs citing HNC 63 36 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.067% 0.087%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.59% 0.35% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 13
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£350 £250 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -20.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £187 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £543 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £250 £320
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -21.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 11
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.98 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.09 £21.36 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £16.81 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+44.23% -26.90%

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
10729 10413 8488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.22% 19.36% 18.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6059 5947 4531
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £530 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 523 529 455
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 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
(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 +8 59 £350 +40.00% 42
South East +14 30 £400 +6.66% 6
Buckinghamshire +5 10 £400 -15.78% 1
Surrey +14 7 £235 -
Guildford +10 6 £235 -
Milton Keynes +10 6 £400 -
Berkshire +1 6 - - 2
London -6 6 £285 -50.00% 5
East of England +9 5 £350 - 8
Hampshire - 5 £230 - 1
Reading - 4 - - 1
Leeds - 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
Norfolk - 3 £325 -
South West +10 2 - - 15
Portsmouth - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire +3 1 £450 - 1
Bristol +1 1 - - 2
Scotland +1 1 £170 +13.33% 4
Cheshire -5 1 - -
North West -21 1 - - 2
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 5
Runcorn - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £230 - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1
Fareham - 1 £215 -
Huntingdon - 1 £450 - 1
Newbury - 1 - -
Newport - 1 - -

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 60 (50.42%) HND
2 53 (44.54%) Telecoms
3 40 (33.61%) Degree
4 26 (21.85%) ITIL
5 25 (21.01%) Project Management
6 23 (19.33%) LTE
7 22 (18.49%) Microsoft
8 20 (16.81%) MS Office
8 20 (16.81%) QA
8 20 (16.81%) Network Planning
9 19 (15.97%) Nokia
9 19 (15.97%) 3G
9 19 (15.97%) Change Management
10 18 (15.13%) 2G
10 18 (15.13%) Security Cleared
11 17 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 17 (14.29%) Internet
11 17 (14.29%) PRINCE2
11 17 (14.29%) MS Excel
12 16 (13.45%) SQL
12 16 (13.45%) Radio Access Network
12 16 (13.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 15 (12.61%) SC Cleared
13 15 (12.61%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
15 13 (10.92%) CCNA
15 13 (10.92%) Active Directory
15 13 (10.92%) Siemens
16 12 (10.08%) MS Exchange
16 12 (10.08%) Windows

HNC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 12 (10.08%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.36%) IIS
4 3 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.52%) Lync
5 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.84%) Drupal
5 1 (0.84%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (16.81%) MS Office
2 17 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 8 (6.72%) MS Project
4 5 (4.20%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.68%) CATIA
5 2 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.84%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (5.88%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.84%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 23 (19.33%) LTE
2 19 (15.97%) 3G
3 18 (15.13%) 2G
4 17 (14.29%) Internet
5 16 (13.45%) Radio Access Network
6 11 (9.24%) GSM
7 10 (8.40%) UMTS
8 9 (7.56%) SDH
8 9 (7.56%) 4G
9 8 (6.72%) Firewall
10 7 (5.88%) LAN
11 6 (5.04%) DNS
12 5 (4.20%) Structured Cabling
13 4 (3.36%) HSRP
13 4 (3.36%) SS7
13 4 (3.36%) MPLS
13 4 (3.36%) OSPF
13 4 (3.36%) BGP
14 3 (2.52%) RTP
14 3 (2.52%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.20%) MS Access
2 2 (1.68%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.84%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Rational DOORS
General
1 53 (44.54%) Telecoms
2 11 (9.24%) Electronics
3 7 (5.88%) German Language
3 7 (5.88%) Finance
4 4 (3.36%) Aerospace
4 4 (3.36%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.36%) Back Office
5 3 (2.52%) Publishing
6 2 (1.68%) Military
6 2 (1.68%) Marketing
7 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.84%) Retail
7 1 (0.84%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17 (14.29%) Analyst
2 13 (10.92%) Project Manager
3 9 (7.56%) RAN Engineer
4 7 (5.88%) Configuration Engineer
4 7 (5.88%) Project Engineer
4 7 (5.88%) RAN Configuration Engineer
5 6 (5.04%) Network Engineer
5 6 (5.04%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (5.04%) Change Analyst
6 5 (4.20%) Test Engineer
6 5 (4.20%) Administrator
7 4 (3.36%) Support Engineer
7 4 (3.36%) Design Engineer
7 4 (3.36%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (3.36%) Service Analyst
7 4 (3.36%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (3.36%) Server Administrator
7 4 (3.36%) IP Engineer
8 3 (2.52%) Security Engineer
8 3 (2.52%) Back Office Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.20%) XML
2 2 (1.68%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.84%) HTML5
3 1 (0.84%) XSL
3 1 (0.84%) HTML
3 1 (0.84%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.56%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.36%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (3.36%) Statistics
4 3 (2.52%) CESG
5 2 (1.68%) Economics
5 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.68%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.84%) Replication
6 1 (0.84%) Clustering
6 1 (0.84%) CCTV
6 1 (0.84%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.08%) Windows
2 7 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (5.04%) UNIX
4 5 (4.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (21.85%) ITIL
2 25 (21.01%) Project Management
3 20 (16.81%) Network Planning
4 19 (15.97%) Change Management
5 17 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 10 (8.40%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (5.88%) Service Management
8 5 (4.20%) Service Delivery
8 5 (4.20%) Logistics
9 4 (3.36%) Migration
9 4 (3.36%) Incident Management
9 4 (3.36%) Requirements Management
10 3 (2.52%) Network Design
10 3 (2.52%) Risk Analysis
10 3 (2.52%) Network Architecture
10 3 (2.52%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (2.52%) Quality Management
10 3 (2.52%) PRINCE
10 3 (2.52%) Six Sigma
10 3 (2.52%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.45%) SQL
2 11 (9.24%) Perl
3 3 (2.52%) VBA
4 2 (1.68%) Java
5 1 (0.84%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.84%) PHP
5 1 (0.84%) C#
5 1 (0.84%) VB
Qualifications
1 60 (50.42%) HND
2 40 (33.61%) Degree
3 18 (15.13%) Security Cleared
4 16 (13.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 15 (12.61%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (12.61%) SC Cleared
6 13 (10.92%) CCNA
7 10 (8.40%) CCNP
8 8 (6.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (5.04%) CITP
9 6 (5.04%) APMP
10 5 (4.20%) MCP
10 5 (4.20%) MCSE
10 5 (4.20%) DV Cleared
11 4 (3.36%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (2.52%) MCTS
12 3 (2.52%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
12 3 (2.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (2.52%) GNVQ
13 2 (1.68%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (16.81%) QA
2 2 (1.68%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.68%) SLA
3 1 (0.84%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (10.92%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.20%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.36%) XenServer
4 4 (3.36%) vSphere
5 2 (1.68%) XenApp
5 2 (1.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.84%) NDS
Systems Management
1 7 (5.88%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (1.68%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.68%) SCCM
3 1 (0.84%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 22 (18.49%) Microsoft
2 19 (15.97%) Nokia
3 17 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 13 (10.92%) Siemens
5 11 (9.24%) VMware
6 10 (8.40%) Ericsson
6 10 (8.40%) Oracle
7 9 (7.56%) Cisco
7 9 (7.56%) Huawei
8 7 (5.88%) Nortel
9 6 (5.04%) ZTE
10 5 (4.20%) SAP
11 4 (3.36%) Citrix
11 4 (3.36%) Remedy
11 4 (3.36%) F5
12 3 (2.52%) Blue Coat
12 3 (2.52%) Riverbed
12 3 (2.52%) McAfee
12 3 (2.52%) Apple
12 3 (2.52%) CheckPoint
City, London
TEKsystems
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £20.00 - £25.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
England
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £1 - £10000 per hour
Posted: 23 days ago