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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
UK
Rank 546 581 560
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -21
Contract jobs citing HNC 40 41 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.079% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.37% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 21
Median daily rate £305 £270 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.96% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £164 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £480 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £270 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -21.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 12
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £23.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £40.50 £47.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.02
% change year-on-year
- -0.05%

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
9267 11022 10562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.80% 21.26% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5970 6816 6054
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £555 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 454 504
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.19 £12.09 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.40 £48.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +52 38 £323 +19.44% 26
South West +14 11 £334 -33.25% 3
South East +7 9 £263 -2.77% 1
Gloucestershire - 6 £225 -
London +22 5 £363 -
Bristol +16 5 £345 -31.00% 1
East Midlands +4 5 - - 2
Yorkshire +24 4 £115 -58.18% 1
Berkshire +18 4 £260 +15.55% 1
Reading +10 4 £260 +15.55%
Nottingham - 4 - -
Nottinghamshire - 4 - -
Cheltenham - 3 - -
North West - 3 - - 8
Hampshire +9 2 £263 -17.32%
Surrey +6 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
Middlesbrough - 2 - -
Scotland +26 1 - - 1
East of England +4 1 - - 2
Derby 0 1 - - 1
Derbyshire -4 1 - - 1
Newport - 1 £288 -
South Wales - 1 £288 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Greenford - 1 £283 -
Barrow-in-Furness - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 £375 -
Fareham - 1 £263 -
Blackburn - 1 - -

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 35 (47.95%) Degree
2 29 (39.73%) Security Cleared
3 25 (34.25%) HND
4 18 (24.66%) DV Cleared
5 16 (21.92%) ITIL
6 13 (17.81%) CCNA
6 13 (17.81%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (17.81%) Windows
7 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
8 11 (15.07%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (15.07%) Telecoms
8 11 (15.07%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (13.70%) Root Cause Analysis
9 10 (13.70%) Problem Management
9 10 (13.70%) SCCM
9 10 (13.70%) Software Packaging
9 10 (13.70%) Change Management
9 10 (13.70%) Citrix
9 10 (13.70%) Active Directory
10 9 (12.33%) Cisco
10 9 (12.33%) SC Cleared
11 8 (10.96%) Service Management
11 8 (10.96%) Project Management
11 8 (10.96%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (10.96%) C
11 8 (10.96%) C#
11 8 (10.96%) JavaScript
11 8 (10.96%) .NET
11 8 (10.96%) SQL Server

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 2 (2.74%) Documentum
1 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.37%) Apache
2 1 (1.37%) CMS
2 1 (1.37%) Confluence
2 1 (1.37%) Drupal
2 1 (1.37%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (9.59%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.85%) MS Office
3 3 (4.11%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.74%) Acrobat
4 2 (2.74%) Adobe After Effects
4 2 (2.74%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (2.74%) CorelDRAW
4 2 (2.74%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.37%) 3ds Max
5 1 (1.37%) Edge Animate
5 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (1.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.85%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (5.48%) LTE
2 4 (5.48%) WAN
3 3 (4.11%) 2G
3 3 (4.11%) 3G
3 3 (4.11%) 4G
3 3 (4.11%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (4.11%) LAN
3 3 (4.11%) VLAN
4 1 (1.37%) ATM
4 1 (1.37%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.37%) HTTP
4 1 (1.37%) Internet
4 1 (1.37%) Network Security
4 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.74%) MS Access
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%) GIS
4 1 (1.37%) MySQL
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
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 11 (15.07%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.22%) Finance
3 3 (4.11%) Aerospace
3 3 (4.11%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.74%) Electronics
4 2 (2.74%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.37%) Automotive
5 1 (1.37%) Back Office
5 1 (1.37%) Local Government
5 1 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (15.07%) Developer
2 9 (12.33%) Network Engineer
3 7 (9.59%) Test Engineer
4 6 (8.22%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) .NET Developer
6 4 (5.48%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Design Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Network Operations Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Network Support
6 4 (5.48%) Network Support Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) NOC Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Operations Support Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.48%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.11%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.70%) 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
4 4 (5.48%) XML
5 2 (2.74%) HTML
5 2 (2.74%) XSLT
6 1 (1.37%) CSS
6 1 (1.37%) Django
6 1 (1.37%) Flash
6 1 (1.37%) jQuery
6 1 (1.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.37%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.22%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.48%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.48%) Mathematics
4 3 (4.11%) CESG
5 2 (2.74%) Motion Graphics
6 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.37%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.37%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.37%) RIA
6 1 (1.37%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.81%) Windows
2 3 (4.11%) Unix
3 2 (2.74%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.37%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.92%) ITIL
2 11 (15.07%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (15.07%) Continuous Improvement
3 10 (13.70%) Change Management
3 10 (13.70%) Problem Management
3 10 (13.70%) Root Cause Analysis
4 8 (10.96%) Project Management
4 8 (10.96%) Service Management
5 7 (9.59%) Service Delivery
6 6 (8.22%) Automated Testing
6 6 (8.22%) Software Engineering
6 6 (8.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (6.85%) Process Improvement
8 4 (5.48%) SDLC
8 4 (5.48%) System Testing
9 3 (4.11%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (4.11%) Configuration Management
9 3 (4.11%) Dimensional Modelling
9 3 (4.11%) Service Design
9 3 (4.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.96%) C
1 8 (10.96%) C#
1 8 (10.96%) JavaScript
2 7 (9.59%) Java
2 7 (9.59%) SQL
3 3 (4.11%) Perl
4 1 (1.37%) PHP
4 1 (1.37%) Python
4 1 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (47.95%) Degree
2 29 (39.73%) Security Cleared
3 25 (34.25%) HND
4 18 (24.66%) DV Cleared
5 13 (17.81%) CCNA
5 13 (17.81%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (12.33%) SC Cleared
7 7 (9.59%) CCNP
8 3 (4.11%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (1.37%) ISEB
9 1 (1.37%) NVQ Level 4
9 1 (1.37%) PMP
9 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.59%) SLA
2 3 (4.11%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.74%) Def Stans
3 2 (2.74%) QA
4 1 (1.37%) GAMP
4 1 (1.37%) GMP
System Software
1 10 (13.70%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.96%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (9.59%) Virtual Desktop
3 7 (9.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (13.70%) SCCM
2 1 (1.37%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.37%) OpenView
2 1 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.70%) Citrix
3 9 (12.33%) Cisco
4 5 (6.85%) Oracle
5 3 (4.11%) Adobe
5 3 (4.11%) Blue Coat
5 3 (4.11%) Intel Security
5 3 (4.11%) Riverbed
6 1 (1.37%) Allen-Bradley
6 1 (1.37%) HP
6 1 (1.37%) Juniper
6 1 (1.37%) Rockwell
6 1 (1.37%) SevOne
6 1 (1.37%) Siemens
6 1 (1.37%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.37%) Unisys
6 1 (1.37%) Wonderware
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