The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for HNC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
England / East Midlands
Rank 92 94 -
Rank change year-on-year +2 -  
Contract jobs citing HNC 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.14% 0.062% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.74% 0.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £316 £275 £358
% change year-on-year +14.90% -23.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
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 the East Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 272 299 273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 18.47% 18.42% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 191 158
Median daily rate £400 £370 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% -3.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £205 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 18
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £9.87 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.50 £21.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

HNC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HNC in the East Midlands

HNC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HNC in the East Midlands

HNC
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 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
Derbyshire -8 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for HNC.

1 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
1 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
1 5 (62.50%) Web Services
1 5 (62.50%) HND
1 5 (62.50%) C#
1 5 (62.50%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
1 5 (62.50%) Automated Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
1 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
1 5 (62.50%) WCF
1 5 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (62.50%) MSTest
1 5 (62.50%) Entity Framework
2 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Document Management
4 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Documentum
4 2 (25.00%) ISO 9001
4 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Primavera
5 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (25.00%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Primavera
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MSTest
1 5 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 4 (50.00%) .NET Software Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (25.00%) IT Manager
3 2 (25.00%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 1 (12.50%) IT Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Project Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
1 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
1 5 (62.50%) Entity Framework
1 5 (62.50%) WCF
1 5 (62.50%) Web Services
2 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Automated Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) Document Management
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C#
1 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 4 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
1 5 (62.50%) HND
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft