Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for HNC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 202 192 192
Rank change year-on-year -10 0 +22
Contract jobs citing HNC 7 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.14% 0.10% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 0.52% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 12
East of England median daily rate - £400 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -17.10% +42.96%
England median daily rate £390 £360 £371
% change year-on-year +8.33% -3.03% +23.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
East of England median hourly rate £31.50 £36.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -4.00% -18.48%
10th Percentile £25.35 £34.00 £36.25
90th Percentile £37.65 £38.00 £39.63
England median hourly rate £25.12 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -30.22% -4.00% +66.67%

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 the East of England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East of England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1003 955 1078
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.43% 19.60% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 554 534
East of England median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% - -
10th Percentile £179 £205 £210
90th Percentile £550 £525 £538
England median daily rate £426 £424 £400
% change year-on-year +0.66% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 95 146
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £29.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.98% +37.21% +10.26%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.58 £11.13
90th Percentile £47.18 £47.30 £49.88
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing HNC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for HNC in the East of England

HNC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HNC in the East of England

HNC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HNC in the East of England

HNC
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HNC in the East of England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HNC in the East of England

HNC
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 22 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
Hertfordshire - 5 - -
Bedfordshire -6 1 - -
Essex - 1 - - 1
HNC
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 East of England region with a requirement for HNC.

1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) C
2 4 (57.14%) Validation
2 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) Unix
3 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
3 3 (42.86%) LAN
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (14.29%) NVQ Level 3
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
4 1 (14.29%) Military
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (14.29%) CAD
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (14.29%) HND
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (14.29%) ERP

HNC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) LAN
1 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Test and Validation Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Validation Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Electrical Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Validation
2 1 (14.29%) CAD
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) HND
2 1 (14.29%) NVQ Level 3
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft