The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for HNC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 58 63
Rank change year-on-year +5 +5  
Contract jobs citing HNC 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.19% 0.32% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.90% 2.00% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £563 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £275 £358
% change year-on-year +12.54% -23.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £35.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +17.60% +115.15%  

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 Cambridgeshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 111 100 90
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 20.59% 16.00% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 49 44
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £187 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 17
Median hourly rate £30.00 £57.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.82% +379.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £60.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire

HNC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HNC in Cambridgeshire

HNC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HNC in Cambridgeshire

HNC
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Cambridge - 1 - -
HNC
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for HNC.

1 2 (100.00%) HND
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (50.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Local Government
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) NVQ Level 4
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle

HNC
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Discoverer
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (50.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Functional Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) ERP
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) System Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) HND
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle