Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 786 789 758
Rank change year-on-year +3 -31 +1
Contract jobs citing HNC 65 77 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.069% 0.079% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.38% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 34 72
England median daily rate £390 £360 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -3.03% +23.75%
10th Percentile £294 £208 £213
90th Percentile £460 £439 £485
UK median daily rate £338 £350 £358
% change year-on-year -3.43% -2.10% +19.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 16
England median hourly rate £25.12 £36.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.22% -4.00% +66.67%
10th Percentile £14.10 £14.25 £14.63
90th Percentile £37.13 £47.50 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £25.12 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -30.22% -4.00% +74.42%

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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17794 20024 20455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.75% 20.44% 19.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10926 12502 12455
England median daily rate £426 £424 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.66% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 832 774 994
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.77 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for HNC in England

HNC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HNC in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for HNC in England

HNC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HNC in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HNC in England

HNC
Contract Job Locations in 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 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
South East +13 23 £350 +34.62% 6
South West 0 12 £425 +6.25% 6
North of England +70 8 - - 8
Midlands +21 8 £401 +21.13% 9
Yorkshire +29 7 - - 3
East of England -10 7 - - 2
London -38 7 £390 -1.27% 8
West Midlands +30 6 £401 +197.22% 8
East Midlands -10 2 - - 1
North West +7 1 - - 4
HNC
UK

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 England region with a requirement for HNC.

1 23 (35.38%) HND
2 21 (32.31%) Microsoft
3 18 (27.69%) Degree
3 18 (27.69%) Security Cleared
4 16 (24.62%) Windows
5 13 (20.00%) Unix
5 13 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 13 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (18.46%) Telecoms
6 12 (18.46%) Microsoft Office
7 11 (16.92%) Project Management
8 10 (15.38%) LAN
9 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (13.85%) C
9 9 (13.85%) Management Information System
9 9 (13.85%) Validation
10 8 (12.31%) Finance
10 8 (12.31%) Change Management
10 8 (12.31%) Information Security
10 8 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (12.31%) SC Cleared
11 7 (10.77%) Windows 7
11 7 (10.77%) Windows Vista
11 7 (10.77%) Performance Management
11 7 (10.77%) Data Protection
11 7 (10.77%) Feasibility Study
11 7 (10.77%) Manufacturing
11 7 (10.77%) MCP
11 7 (10.77%) Windows 2000
11 7 (10.77%) Windows XP

HNC
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (18.46%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (6.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (6.15%) SOLIDWORKS
4 2 (3.08%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.54%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.54%) Primavera
1 1 (1.54%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.38%) LAN
2 7 (10.77%) WAN
3 5 (7.69%) 4G
3 5 (7.69%) LTE
4 4 (6.15%) Ethernet
4 4 (6.15%) RS-232
5 3 (4.62%) CDMA
5 3 (4.62%) Firewall
5 3 (4.62%) GSM
5 3 (4.62%) IPsec
5 3 (4.62%) Junos
5 3 (4.62%) Network Security
5 3 (4.62%) SSL
5 3 (4.62%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.62%) TETRA
6 2 (3.08%) Diameter Protocol
6 2 (3.08%) IP Telephony
6 2 (3.08%) VLAN
6 2 (3.08%) VoLTE
6 2 (3.08%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) Data Mining
1 3 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (18.46%) Telecoms
2 8 (12.31%) Finance
3 7 (10.77%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.62%) Banking
4 3 (4.62%) Electronics
4 3 (4.62%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.08%) Aerospace
5 2 (3.08%) Back Office
5 2 (3.08%) Military
6 1 (1.54%) Automotive
6 1 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (10.77%) 2nd Line Support
1 7 (10.77%) Electrical Engineer
1 7 (10.77%) Service Desk Support
2 6 (9.23%) Design Engineer
3 5 (7.69%) 2nd Line Technical Support
3 5 (7.69%) Technical Support
4 4 (6.15%) Electrical Design Engineer
4 4 (6.15%) Project Manager
4 4 (6.15%) Senior Manager
4 4 (6.15%) Senior Project Manager
4 4 (6.15%) Test Engineer
5 3 (4.62%) Consultant
5 3 (4.62%) Network Security Specialist
5 3 (4.62%) Network Specialist
5 3 (4.62%) Security Specialist
5 3 (4.62%) Support Engineer
5 3 (4.62%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.08%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (3.08%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.54%) .NET
1 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.54%) Software Packaging
1 1 (1.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.85%) Management Information System
2 8 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.15%) Driving Licence
4 3 (4.62%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (24.62%) Windows
2 13 (20.00%) Unix
3 7 (10.77%) Windows 2000
3 7 (10.77%) Windows 7
3 7 (10.77%) Windows Vista
3 7 (10.77%) Windows XP
4 6 (9.23%) Linux
5 2 (3.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 13 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 11 (16.92%) Project Management
3 9 (13.85%) Validation
4 8 (12.31%) Change Management
4 8 (12.31%) Information Security
5 7 (10.77%) Data Protection
5 7 (10.77%) Feasibility Study
5 7 (10.77%) Performance Management
6 6 (9.23%) ITIL
6 6 (9.23%) PRINCE2
7 5 (7.69%) Service Management
8 4 (6.15%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (6.15%) Configuration Management
8 4 (6.15%) Data Entry
8 4 (6.15%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (6.15%) SDLC
8 4 (6.15%) Six Sigma
8 4 (6.15%) Workflow
9 3 (4.62%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.85%) C
2 4 (6.15%) SQL
3 1 (1.54%) C#
3 1 (1.54%) Java
3 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (35.38%) HND
2 18 (27.69%) Degree
2 18 (27.69%) Security Cleared
3 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (12.31%) SC Cleared
5 7 (10.77%) MCP
6 6 (9.23%) DV Cleared
7 5 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (6.15%) APMP
8 4 (6.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (4.62%) CCNP
9 3 (4.62%) ISEB
10 2 (3.08%) CCNA
10 2 (3.08%) MCSE
10 2 (3.08%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (1.54%) A+ Certification
11 1 (1.54%) MCSA
11 1 (1.54%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (1.54%) NVQ Level 3
11 1 (1.54%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) ISO 9001
1 2 (3.08%) PMO
1 2 (3.08%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) Def Stans
2 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.15%) Active Directory
1 4 (6.15%) Firmware
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.54%) vSphere
2 1 (1.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) QRadar
2 1 (1.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (32.31%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.69%) BT
3 4 (6.15%) EMC
4 3 (4.62%) Juniper
4 3 (4.62%) SolarWinds
4 3 (4.62%) Teradata
5 2 (3.08%) Cisco
5 2 (3.08%) Citrix
5 2 (3.08%) Nokia
5 2 (3.08%) Nokia Networks
6 1 (1.54%) HP
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle
6 1 (1.54%) Remedy
6 1 (1.54%) SAP
6 1 (1.54%) Serena
6 1 (1.54%) VMware