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 3 months to 28 April 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)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 90 -
Contract jobs citing HNC 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh - 0.20% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 2.19% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £115 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £270 £400
% change year-on-year +11.11% -32.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +138.57% -7.89%  

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 Edinburgh.

Academic & Professional Certification
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 127 137 124
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 12.46% 8.98% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 71 71
Median daily rate £425 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +26.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £264 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £447
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.57% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £47.23 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.07% +14.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +55.55%  

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 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