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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 109 105 100
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs citing HNC 6 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.26% 0.14% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.35% 1.07% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate
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£235 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.85% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £278 £328
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -15.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +45.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.04 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+104.62% +12.50%
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
443 280 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.34% 13.06% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 160 144
Average daily rate £350 £340 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £211 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 8 27
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.05 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.90 £22.69 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 22 December 2014. 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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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
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
Coventry - - - - 1
Dudley - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 (50.00%) HND
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) SAP
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) MCP
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) MCSA
3 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (25.00%) Tivoli
3 2 (25.00%) SAP Basis
3 2 (25.00%) Brocade
3 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) VBA
4 1 (12.50%) MS Project
4 1 (12.50%) MS Access
4 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) Data Mining
4 1 (12.50%) Nokia
4 1 (12.50%) Mapinfo
4 1 (12.50%) 3G

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (12.50%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) 3G
1 1 (12.50%) LTE
1 1 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MS Access
1 1 (12.50%) Data Mining
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) MI Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Document Controller
2 1 (12.50%) Project Assistant
2 1 (12.50%) Databuild Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
2 1 (12.50%) CAD
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
2 1 (12.50%) Data Management
2 1 (12.50%) Network Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) HND
2 2 (25.00%) MCSA
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (25.00%) MCP
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (12.50%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
1 2 (25.00%) SAP
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) Citrix
1 2 (25.00%) Brocade
2 1 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (12.50%) Nokia
2 1 (12.50%) Mapinfo