The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for HNC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 106 109
Rank change year-on-year +11 +3  
Contract jobs citing HNC 9 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.49% 0.76% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.10% 2.61% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £300 - £260
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £328
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £30.06 £29.72
% change year-on-year +13.10% +1.14%  

HNC is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 429 690 535
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 23.39% 29.20% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 333 226
Median daily rate £438 £388 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -2.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 31 35
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -41.99%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing HNC as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for HNC in Berkshire

HNC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing HNC in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for HNC in Berkshire

HNC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HNC in Berkshire

HNC
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Reading +12 3 £300 -
HNC
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for HNC.

1 9 (64.29%) HND
2 7 (50.00%) Degree
3 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 6 (42.86%) LTE
3 6 (42.86%) 4G
3 6 (42.86%) Telecoms
3 6 (42.86%) Unix
3 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 6 (42.86%) 3G
4 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
4 5 (35.71%) Change Management
5 4 (28.57%) Quality Management
5 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
5 4 (28.57%) Back Office
5 4 (28.57%) MVC
5 4 (28.57%) Serena
5 4 (28.57%) High Availability
5 4 (28.57%) MGW
5 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (28.57%) Mathematics
5 4 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
5 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 4 (28.57%) C
5 4 (28.57%) C#
5 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 4 (28.57%) .NET

HNC
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) 3G
1 6 (42.86%) 4G
1 6 (42.86%) LTE
2 4 (28.57%) Diameter Protocol
2 4 (28.57%) Internet
2 4 (28.57%) ISUP
2 4 (28.57%) Megaco
2 4 (28.57%) MGW
3 3 (21.43%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (14.29%) 2G
4 2 (14.29%) VoLTE
4 2 (14.29%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) MS Access
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 4 (28.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Developer
1 4 (28.57%) Operations Support Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) 4G Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Applications Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Lead Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Linux Support
2 2 (14.29%) Linux Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) VoLTE Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) DBA
3 1 (7.14%) Problem Manager
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared DBA
3 1 (7.14%) SQL DBA
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
1 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
2 2 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Unix
2 4 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Change Management
2 4 (28.57%) CRM
2 4 (28.57%) High Availability
2 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Line Management
2 4 (28.57%) Mathematics
2 4 (28.57%) MVC
2 4 (28.57%) Quality Management
2 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 3 (21.43%) Process Improvement
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 2 (14.29%) Information Security
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
5 1 (7.14%) ITSM
5 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) C
2 4 (28.57%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) HND
2 7 (50.00%) Degree
3 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) CCNA
4 3 (21.43%) CCNP
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) HP
2 4 (28.57%) Nokia
2 4 (28.57%) Nokia Networks
2 4 (28.57%) Serena
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Remedy