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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 586 558 542
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -16
Contract jobs citing HNC 44 50 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.088% 0.096%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.47% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 20 16
Average daily rate
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£340 £300 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +13.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £188 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% +41.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £13.40 £12.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.99 £22.40 £21.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £15.79
% change year-on-year
+59.09% +39.32%

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
11201 10672 9363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.90% 18.88% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6771 6083 5132
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 528 454 486
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -4 39 £340 +13.33% 58
South East -25 13 £331 +10.41% 11
South West +7 11 £368 - 22
Berkshire 0 10 £340 +13.33% 3
East of England +10 8 £550 +62.96% 11
Gloucestershire - 6 £380 - 5
Cambridgeshire +1 5 £550 +37.50% 2
Gloucester - 4 £380 - 1
Reading -11 3 £270 -10.00% 2
Manchester - 3 £420 - 4
North West - 3 £420 - 5
Bristol +2 2 £334 - 9
Dorset 0 2 - - 6
Weymouth -3 2 - -
London -16 2 £400 +400.00% 4
Bedfordshire - 2 £225 - 1
Salford - 2 - -
West Midlands +6 1 - - 3
East Midlands -7 1 - - 1
Nottingham -10 1 - -
Scotland -11 1 £250 - 2
Nottinghamshire -13 1 - -
Milton Keynes -16 1 £225 -43.75%
Buckinghamshire -18 1 £225 -43.75% 3
Essex - 1 - - 6
Surrey - 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £260 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £260 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £260 - 1
North East - 1 - -

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 53 (53.54%) HND
2 38 (38.38%) Telecoms
3 35 (35.35%) Degree
4 22 (22.22%) ITIL
5 20 (20.20%) QA
6 18 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 16 (16.16%) Internet
8 15 (15.15%) LTE
9 14 (14.14%) MS Office
10 13 (13.13%) MS Excel
10 13 (13.13%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (13.13%) 3G
10 13 (13.13%) Project Management
10 13 (13.13%) 2G
10 13 (13.13%) SC Cleared
10 13 (13.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 12 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (12.12%) 4G
11 12 (12.12%) Network Planning
11 12 (12.12%) Nokia
11 12 (12.12%) Siemens
11 12 (12.12%) CCNA
11 12 (12.12%) Windows
12 11 (11.11%) PRINCE2
13 10 (10.10%) Finance
13 10 (10.10%) Management Information System
13 10 (10.10%) UNIX
13 10 (10.10%) CCNP
13 10 (10.10%) Cisco
13 10 (10.10%) GSM

HNC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 4 (4.04%) SAS
2 3 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (3.03%) IIS
2 3 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (14.14%) MS Office
2 13 (13.13%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.04%) Windchill
4 3 (3.03%) MS Project
5 2 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.02%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.01%) Acrobat
6 1 (1.01%) CATIA
6 1 (1.01%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.16%) Internet
2 15 (15.15%) LTE
3 13 (13.13%) 2G
3 13 (13.13%) 3G
4 12 (12.12%) 4G
5 10 (10.10%) GSM
5 10 (10.10%) UMTS
6 8 (8.08%) SDH
6 8 (8.08%) LAN
7 7 (7.07%) Radio Access Network
7 7 (7.07%) SS7
8 6 (6.06%) ISUP
8 6 (6.06%) SCCP
8 6 (6.06%) RTP
8 6 (6.06%) MGW
8 6 (6.06%) SIGTRAN
8 6 (6.06%) SMS
9 4 (4.04%) VoIP
9 4 (4.04%) Ethernet
10 3 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.05%) MS Access
2 4 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.04%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (4.04%) BusinessObjects XI
2 4 (4.04%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 4 (4.04%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.01%) LabVIEW
General
1 38 (38.38%) Telecoms
2 10 (10.10%) Finance
3 8 (8.08%) Electronics
4 7 (7.07%) German Language
5 4 (4.04%) Aerospace
6 3 (3.03%) Military
7 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.01%) Publishing
8 1 (1.01%) Banking
8 1 (1.01%) Marketing
8 1 (1.01%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 12 (12.12%) Analyst
2 11 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 6 (6.06%) Network Engineer
3 6 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (5.05%) Design Engineer
4 5 (5.05%) Project Engineer
4 5 (5.05%) Applications Manager
4 5 (5.05%) Applications Project Manager
5 4 (4.04%) Auditor
6 3 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (3.03%) Change Analyst
6 3 (3.03%) Server Administrator
6 3 (3.03%) Service Transition Analyst
6 3 (3.03%) Test Engineer
6 3 (3.03%) Service Analyst
6 3 (3.03%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (3.03%) Server Support
6 3 (3.03%) Administrator
6 3 (3.03%) Developer
6 3 (3.03%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.05%) XML
2 4 (4.04%) .NET
2 4 (4.04%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.01%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.10%) Management Information System
3 9 (9.09%) Statistics
3 9 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.05%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (4.04%) Mathematics
6 3 (3.03%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (2.02%) PMI
7 2 (2.02%) Economics
8 1 (1.01%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (1.01%) CCTV
8 1 (1.01%) Handset
8 1 (1.01%) VHDL
8 1 (1.01%) CESG
8 1 (1.01%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.12%) Windows
2 10 (10.10%) UNIX
3 5 (5.05%) Linux
4 4 (4.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.01%) Android
6 1 (1.01%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.01%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.01%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.22%) ITIL
2 13 (13.13%) Project Management
3 12 (12.12%) Network Planning
4 11 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 9 (9.09%) SDLC
6 8 (8.08%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (8.08%) Configuration Management
6 8 (8.08%) Waterfall
6 8 (8.08%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (7.07%) Quality Management
7 7 (7.07%) Service Delivery
8 6 (6.06%) Service Management
8 6 (6.06%) Network Architecture
8 6 (6.06%) QMS
9 5 (5.05%) Data Protection
9 5 (5.05%) Performance Management
9 5 (5.05%) Change Management
9 5 (5.05%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (4.04%) PLM
10 4 (4.04%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.09%) SQL
2 5 (5.05%) C#
2 5 (5.05%) Perl
3 4 (4.04%) PL/SQL
3 4 (4.04%) VB.NET
3 4 (4.04%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.03%) C
5 2 (2.02%) VBScript
5 2 (2.02%) VB
5 2 (2.02%) Java
6 1 (1.01%) VBA
6 1 (1.01%) Python
Qualifications
1 53 (53.54%) HND
2 35 (35.35%) Degree
3 18 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 13 (13.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 13 (13.13%) SC Cleared
4 13 (13.13%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (12.12%) CCNA
6 10 (10.10%) CCNP
7 7 (7.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (6.06%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.02%) PMI Certification
9 2 (2.02%) CCVP
9 2 (2.02%) MAPM
9 2 (2.02%) APMP
10 1 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (1.01%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (1.01%) NVQ Level 4
10 1 (1.01%) ISTQB
10 1 (1.01%) CCIP
10 1 (1.01%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (20.20%) QA
2 5 (5.05%) ISO 9001
2 5 (5.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (3.03%) Basel II
4 2 (2.02%) SLA
4 2 (2.02%) IEC 61508
5 1 (1.01%) DO-254
5 1 (1.01%) JTAG
System Software
1 7 (7.07%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.03%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.03%) XenServer
2 3 (3.03%) vSphere
3 2 (2.02%) Firmware
4 1 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.01%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.01%) XenApp
4 1 (1.01%) NFS
4 1 (1.01%) NDS
4 1 (1.01%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.02%) SCCM
2 1 (1.01%) OpenView
2 1 (1.01%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (1.01%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 12 (12.12%) Nokia
1 12 (12.12%) Siemens
2 10 (10.10%) Cisco
2 10 (10.10%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 9 (9.09%) Huawei
4 8 (8.08%) Microsoft
5 6 (6.06%) VMware
5 6 (6.06%) Remedy
5 6 (6.06%) ZTE
6 4 (4.04%) Oracle
6 4 (4.04%) Teradata
7 3 (3.03%) Apple
7 3 (3.03%) Citrix
8 2 (2.02%) HP
8 2 (2.02%) EMC
8 2 (2.02%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.01%) Adobe
9 1 (1.01%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 1 (1.01%) Ericsson
9 1 (1.01%) Red Hat
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