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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 543 565 521
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -44
Contract jobs citing HNC 53 30 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.057% 0.070%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.52% 0.29% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 12
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£350 £250 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £206 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £508 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £250 £350
% change year-on-year
+31.00% -28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 7
Average hourly rate £27.44 £17.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.41% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £13.55 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.29 £18.20 £25.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.44 £14.13 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+94.26% -39.24%

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
10111 10309 8643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.96% 19.47% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5816 6000 4631
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 501 532 472
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.00% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.36 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%

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 29 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 29 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 29 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
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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 -2 47 £350 +40.00% 46
South East +9 14 £350 -26.31% 7
Berkshire +9 6 - - 4
Leeds - 6 - -
West Yorkshire - 6 - -
Yorkshire - 6 - - 2
South West +16 5 £305 -39.00% 10
East of England +7 5 £350 - 4
Scotland +4 4 £170 - 9
Hampshire - 4 £290 -
Reading - 4 - - 1
Norfolk +6 3 £325 -
London -2 3 £350 -31.37% 4
Glasgow - 3 - - 4
City of London +15 2 £350 -31.37%
Wiltshire - 2 £303 - 1
Surrey - 2 - -
Newbury - 2 - - 3
Portsmouth - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +4 1 £520 +9.47%
Cambridgeshire +2 1 £450 -
South Wales -2 1 - -
Wales -3 1 - -
Gloucestershire -5 1 - - 5
West Midlands -13 1 - - 9
North West -22 1 - - 3
Somerset - 1 £480 - 2
South Ayrshire - 1 £170 -
Cumbria - 1 - -
Prestwick - 1 £170 -

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 64 (51.20%) HND
2 56 (44.80%) Telecoms
3 39 (31.20%) Degree
4 31 (24.80%) ITIL
5 25 (20.00%) Project Management
6 23 (18.40%) Security Cleared
6 23 (18.40%) LTE
7 22 (17.60%) 3G
8 21 (16.80%) 2G
9 20 (16.00%) QA
9 20 (16.00%) Network Planning
10 19 (15.20%) SC Cleared
10 19 (15.20%) Change Management
10 19 (15.20%) PRINCE2
10 19 (15.20%) MS Office
10 19 (15.20%) Nokia
11 18 (14.40%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (14.40%) Microsoft
11 18 (14.40%) Internet
12 17 (13.60%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 16 (12.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 16 (12.80%) Radio Access Network
14 15 (12.00%) CCNA
15 14 (11.20%) SQL
15 14 (11.20%) MS Excel
16 13 (10.40%) Windows
16 13 (10.40%) Siemens
17 12 (9.60%) Cisco
17 12 (9.60%) VMware
17 12 (9.60%) 4G

HNC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 10 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.20%) IIS
4 3 (2.40%) Lync
4 3 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 19 (15.20%) MS Office
2 14 (11.20%) MS Excel
3 8 (6.40%) MS Project
4 5 (4.00%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.40%) Windchill
6 2 (1.60%) CATIA
7 1 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.80%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (5.60%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (2.40%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.80%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 23 (18.40%) LTE
2 22 (17.60%) 3G
3 21 (16.80%) 2G
4 18 (14.40%) Internet
5 16 (12.80%) Radio Access Network
6 12 (9.60%) 4G
7 11 (8.80%) GSM
8 10 (8.00%) UMTS
9 9 (7.20%) SDH
10 8 (6.40%) LAN
10 8 (6.40%) Firewall
11 7 (5.60%) SS7
12 6 (4.80%) DNS
12 6 (4.80%) SMS
12 6 (4.80%) ISUP
12 6 (4.80%) SCCP
12 6 (4.80%) RTP
12 6 (4.80%) SIGTRAN
12 6 (4.80%) MGW
13 5 (4.00%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.00%) MS Access
2 2 (1.60%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.80%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Rational DOORS
General
1 56 (44.80%) Telecoms
2 11 (8.80%) Electronics
3 7 (5.60%) German Language
3 7 (5.60%) Finance
4 5 (4.00%) Aerospace
5 4 (3.20%) Back Office
6 3 (2.40%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.40%) Publishing
7 2 (1.60%) Military
8 1 (0.80%) Marketing
8 1 (0.80%) Billing
8 1 (0.80%) Retail
8 1 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (12.80%) Project Manager
1 16 (12.80%) Analyst
2 9 (7.20%) RAN Engineer
3 8 (6.40%) Network Engineer
4 7 (5.60%) Configuration Engineer
4 7 (5.60%) RAN Configuration Engineer
4 7 (5.60%) Project Engineer
5 6 (4.80%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (4.80%) Change Analyst
6 5 (4.00%) Test Engineer
6 5 (4.00%) Administrator
7 4 (3.20%) Support Engineer
7 4 (3.20%) Service Analyst
7 4 (3.20%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (3.20%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (3.20%) Server Administrator
7 4 (3.20%) IP Engineer
8 3 (2.40%) Solutions Consultant
8 3 (2.40%) Back Office Engineer
8 3 (2.40%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.20%) Computer Science
3 8 (6.40%) Statistics
4 6 (4.80%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.20%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.20%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (2.40%) Economics
6 3 (2.40%) CESG
7 2 (1.60%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.80%) CCTV
8 1 (0.80%) Handset
8 1 (0.80%) Replication
8 1 (0.80%) Clustering
8 1 (0.80%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.40%) Windows
2 8 (6.40%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (5.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.00%) UNIX
4 5 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.20%) Linux
6 1 (0.80%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.80%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.80%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (24.80%) ITIL
2 25 (20.00%) Project Management
3 20 (16.00%) Network Planning
4 19 (15.20%) Change Management
4 19 (15.20%) PRINCE2
5 10 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (5.60%) Service Management
6 7 (5.60%) Service Delivery
7 6 (4.80%) Logistics
7 6 (4.80%) Network Architecture
8 5 (4.00%) Requirements Management
8 5 (4.00%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.00%) Migration
9 4 (3.20%) Six Sigma
9 4 (3.20%) Data Management
9 4 (3.20%) Incident Management
10 3 (2.40%) Risk Analysis
10 3 (2.40%) Network Design
10 3 (2.40%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (2.40%) PLM
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.20%) SQL
2 11 (8.80%) Perl
3 3 (2.40%) VBA
4 1 (0.80%) VB
4 1 (0.80%) C#
4 1 (0.80%) Java
Qualifications
1 64 (51.20%) HND
2 39 (31.20%) Degree
3 23 (18.40%) Security Cleared
4 19 (15.20%) SC Cleared
5 18 (14.40%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (12.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 15 (12.00%) CCNA
8 11 (8.80%) CCNP
9 7 (5.60%) APMP
10 6 (4.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (4.80%) CITP
10 6 (4.80%) DV Cleared
11 5 (4.00%) MCSE
12 3 (2.40%) MCTS
12 3 (2.40%) GNVQ
12 3 (2.40%) MCP
12 3 (2.40%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
13 2 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.80%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (16.00%) QA
2 2 (1.60%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.60%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (8.80%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.20%) XenServer
4 4 (3.20%) vSphere
5 2 (1.60%) XenApp
5 2 (1.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.80%) NDS
Systems Management
1 7 (5.60%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (1.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (15.20%) Nokia
2 18 (14.40%) Microsoft
3 17 (13.60%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 13 (10.40%) Siemens
5 12 (9.60%) Cisco
5 12 (9.60%) VMware
6 10 (8.00%) Ericsson
7 9 (7.20%) Huawei
8 8 (6.40%) Oracle
9 7 (5.60%) Remedy
9 7 (5.60%) Nortel
10 6 (4.80%) ZTE
11 4 (3.20%) F5
12 3 (2.40%) Riverbed
12 3 (2.40%) Blue Coat
12 3 (2.40%) McAfee
12 3 (2.40%) HP
12 3 (2.40%) Apple
12 3 (2.40%) CheckPoint
13 2 (1.60%) Citrix
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