The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for HNC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 April 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 / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 81 83
Contract jobs citing HNC 0 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire - 0.094% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.37% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 7
Median daily rate - £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £248 £400
% change year-on-year +21.21% -38.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +138.57% -7.89%  

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 Buckinghamshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 356 268 314
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 33.71% 25.24% 24.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 178 179
Median daily rate £415 £410 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.21% +5.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £296 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.44% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 10
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -57.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +55.55%  

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

HNC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HNC in Buckinghamshire

HNC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HNC in Buckinghamshire