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 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 95 120 126
Rank change year-on-year +25 +6  
Contract jobs citing HNC 5 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.27% 0.081% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.13% 0.32% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Median daily rate £223 £285 £246
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.92% +15.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £285 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £285 £261
UK excluding London median daily rate £316 £275 £383
% change year-on-year +14.90% -28.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £34.82
% change year-on-year +5.63% +1.95%  

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 444 634 751
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 24.24% 25.81% 25.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 318 332
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £285 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 28 26
Median hourly rate £13.50 £28.38 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.42% +13.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HNC in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for HNC in Berkshire

HNC
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HNC in Berkshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 March 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 +23 5 £223 -21.92%
HNC
South East

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 7 (70.00%) HND
2 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (40.00%) Degree
3 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) LTE
3 4 (40.00%) Process Improvement
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) CCNP
3 4 (40.00%) CCNA
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (30.00%) HP
4 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (30.00%) Perl
4 3 (30.00%) C
4 3 (30.00%) Unix
4 3 (30.00%) 4G
4 3 (30.00%) Mathematics
4 3 (30.00%) 2G
4 3 (30.00%) Internet
4 3 (30.00%) 3G
5 2 (20.00%) Quality Management
5 2 (20.00%) Serena
5 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (20.00%) MVC
5 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (20.00%) MS Office
5 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (20.00%) XML

HNC
Top Related 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 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) Apache
2 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (40.00%) LTE
3 3 (30.00%) 2G
3 3 (30.00%) 3G
3 3 (30.00%) 4G
3 3 (30.00%) Internet
4 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (10.00%) HTTP
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security
4 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (10.00%) VLAN
4 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) MS Access
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) 3G Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) 4G Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Applications Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Lead Developer
2 1 (10.00%) LTE Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Network Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) OSS Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms Assistant
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Unix
2 1 (10.00%) Android
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Process Improvement
2 3 (30.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (20.00%) CRM
3 2 (20.00%) Line Management
3 2 (20.00%) MVC
3 2 (20.00%) Quality Management
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) High Availability
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security
4 1 (10.00%) Network Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) C
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) Perl
3 2 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) HND
2 4 (40.00%) CCNA
2 4 (40.00%) CCNP
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (40.00%) Degree
2 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (10.00%) OpenView
1 1 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Serena
3 1 (10.00%) Juniper
3 1 (10.00%) SevOne
3 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds