Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 166 172
Rank change year-on-year +4 +6 +1
Contract jobs citing HNC 7 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.17% 0.30% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.80% 1.21% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 11
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £240 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +77.08% -29.41% +13.33%
South East median daily rate £350 £260 £321
% change year-on-year +34.62% -19.07% +7.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £22.50 -
South East median hourly rate £25.06 £19.75 £60.00
% change year-on-year +26.89% -67.08% +190.28%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Berkshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 873 1070 1300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 21.26% 24.88% 25.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 525 635
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £242
90th Percentile £600 £575 £535
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 56 98
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -59.55% +62.63%
10th Percentile £11.70 £10.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £39.60 £45.39 £47.88
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £27.80 £30.90
% change year-on-year -9.64% -10.03% +81.76%

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing HNC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +10 2 £425 +77.08%
HNC
South East

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Network Security
2 3 (42.86%) SolarWinds
2 3 (42.86%) Junos
2 3 (42.86%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (42.86%) BT
2 3 (42.86%) IPsec
2 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 3 (42.86%) SSL
2 3 (42.86%) CCNP
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) Juniper
2 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 3 (42.86%) Change Management
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) QRadar
3 2 (28.57%) VoLTE
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) Diameter Protocol
3 2 (28.57%) VoWiFi
3 2 (28.57%) Back Office
3 2 (28.57%) 3G
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Megaco
3 2 (28.57%) ISUP
3 2 (28.57%) Nokia
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) HND
3 2 (28.57%) Unix
3 2 (28.57%) Linux

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 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
1 3 (42.86%) IPsec
1 3 (42.86%) Junos
1 3 (42.86%) Network Security
1 3 (42.86%) SSL
2 2 (28.57%) 3G
2 2 (28.57%) 4G
2 2 (28.57%) Diameter Protocol
2 2 (28.57%) ISUP
2 2 (28.57%) LTE
2 2 (28.57%) Megaco
2 2 (28.57%) MGW
2 2 (28.57%) VoLTE
2 2 (28.57%) VoWiFi
3 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 2 (28.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Network Security Specialist
1 3 (42.86%) Network Specialist
1 3 (42.86%) Security Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) 4G Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Linux Support
2 2 (28.57%) Linux Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Operations Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) VoLTE Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Change Management
1 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
1 3 (42.86%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (28.57%) High Availability
2 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 1 (14.29%) ITSM
3 1 (14.29%) Line Management
3 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
1 1 (14.29%) C#
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) CCNP
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) HND
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) QRadar
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) BT
1 3 (42.86%) Juniper
1 3 (42.86%) SolarWinds
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Nokia
2 2 (28.57%) Nokia Networks
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Remedy
3 1 (14.29%) Serena