Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for HNC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 January 2018 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)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 102 135
Rank change year-on-year -36 +33 -
Contract jobs citing HNC 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.10% 0.056% 0.099%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.02% 0.40% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Edinburgh median daily rate £215 £215 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +53.57% -
10th Percentile £130 £183 £135
90th Percentile £308 £248 £145
Scotland median daily rate £341 £215 £140
% change year-on-year +58.72% +53.57% -56.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £9.37 £19.50
% change year-on-year - -51.95% +73.33%

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 295 253 360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 10.19% 14.18% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 119 171
Edinburgh median daily rate £381 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.75% +12.36% -2.33%
10th Percentile £223 £235 £225
90th Percentile £538 £625 £500
Scotland median daily rate £375 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +10.29% -2.86% +0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £12.50 £52.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -75.96% +240.98% -3.30%
10th Percentile £10.55 £23.40 £12.60
90th Percentile £30.75 £52.17 £17.51
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £36.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year -33.33% +77.78% -31.36%

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing HNC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for HNC in Edinburgh

HNC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HNC in Edinburgh

HNC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HNC in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HNC in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for HNC.

1 1 (33.33%) Digital Signage
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (33.33%) HND
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
1 1 (33.33%) Apple
1 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) vSphere

HNC
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Audio Visual Technician
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Network Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Digital Signage
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) HND
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Apple
1 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
1 1 (33.33%) VMware