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 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
England / East of England
Rank 123 121 128
Rank change year-on-year -2 +7  
Contract jobs citing HNC 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.14% 0.082% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.63% 0.41% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Median daily rate - £563 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +54.10%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £316 £275 £365
% change year-on-year +14.90% -24.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £31.50 - £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £35.50 £34.82
% change year-on-year +17.60% +1.95%  

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 of England.

Academic & Professional Certification
East of England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 479 484 467
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 22.05% 19.82% 18.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 257 224
Median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £525 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 46 54
Median hourly rate £37.25 £46.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.89% +106.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.93 £60.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HNC in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 24 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
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire +4 1 - - 1
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 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 of England region with a requirement for HNC.

1 2 (40.00%) HND
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) C
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
1 2 (40.00%) Validation
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Local Government
2 1 (20.00%) Wonderware
2 1 (20.00%) SCADA
2 1 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) System Testing
2 1 (20.00%) NVQ Level 4
2 1 (20.00%) Allen-Bradley
2 1 (20.00%) Rockwell
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (20.00%) Siemens
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) GAMP
2 1 (20.00%) GMP
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (20.00%) ERP

HNC
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Discoverer
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Local Government
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Functional Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Functional Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) ERP
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
1 2 (40.00%) HND
2 1 (20.00%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) GAMP
1 1 (20.00%) GMP
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Allen-Bradley
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Rockwell
1 1 (20.00%) Siemens
1 1 (20.00%) Wonderware
Colchester, Essex
Colne Housing
Rate: £38,000 per annum dependent on skills and experience
Posted: 9 hours ago