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 24 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
England / West Midlands
Rank 120 131 109
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -22
Contract jobs citing HNC 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.083% 0.038% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 0.19% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £308
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £270 £383
% change year-on-year
+6.48% -29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £34.38 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.02
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.05%

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
458 518 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.02% 19.79% 17.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 276 211
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £523 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 22 55
Median hourly rate £24.50 £15.93 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -45.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £40.75 £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.73 £41.90 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-24.26% +86.22%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing HNC as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 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
Shropshire - 1 - -
HNC
England

HNC
Top 7 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for HNC.

1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe
1 1 (50.00%) Acrobat
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) FrameMaker

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Acrobat
1 1 (50.00%) FrameMaker
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Author
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe