The table below looks at the statistics for HNC in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HNC over the 3 months to 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 120 105 105
Rank change year-on-year
-15 0
Contract jobs citing HNC 2 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.078% 0.23% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 1.30% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate - £308 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +29.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-16.15% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.02 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +53.93%
HNC
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
515 384 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.18% 17.38% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 197 150
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 60 8
Average hourly rate £17.00 £23.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.08% +53.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £32.00 £22.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HNC across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

HNC
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HNC across the West Midlands region.

HNC Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

HNC
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HNC across the West Midlands region.

HNC Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

HNC
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(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
Coventry - 2 - -
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 4 (66.67%) Degree
1 4 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (50.00%) 4G
2 3 (50.00%) Fault Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (50.00%) Huawei
2 3 (50.00%) Fault Management
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (50.00%) Back Office
2 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (50.00%) 2G
2 3 (50.00%) Cramer
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (50.00%) Nortel
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) 3G
3 2 (33.33%) Ericsson
3 2 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (16.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (16.67%) Business Process Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
4 1 (16.67%) LTE
4 1 (16.67%) WFM
4 1 (16.67%) MOS

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (50.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) 2G
1 3 (50.00%) 3G
1 3 (50.00%) 4G
1 3 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (16.67%) LTE
General
1 3 (50.00%) Back Office
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Back Office Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (50.00%) Fault Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) Fault Management
3 1 (16.67%) Business Process Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
3 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Six Sigma
3 1 (16.67%) WFM
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) HND
2 1 (16.67%) MOS
2 1 (16.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix
1 3 (50.00%) Cramer
1 3 (50.00%) Huawei
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) Nortel
2 2 (33.33%) Ericsson
2 2 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (16.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (16.67%) BT
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Nokia
3 1 (16.67%) Siemens