Period
to 18 June 2018

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 18 June 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)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 786 713 785
Rank change year-on-year -73 +72 -62
Contract jobs citing HNC 64 93 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.070% 0.11% 0.063%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.55% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 39 18
England median daily rate £400 £345 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.94% +5.34% -6.43%
10th Percentile £291 £213 £213
90th Percentile £560 £425 £477
UK median daily rate £395 £345 £325
% change year-on-year +14.49% +6.15% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 28 6
England median hourly rate £33.50 £35.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.29% -1.41% +57.78%
10th Percentile £15.71 £27.49 £20.19
90th Percentile £51.50 £54.00 £40.63
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 17,166 16,972 20,840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.89% 20.26% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,261 10,452 13,151
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £261 £250
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.36% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 775 867 729
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +24.44%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.00 £12.02
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £53.15
UK median hourly rate £24.69 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -17.72% -7.69% +44.44%

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 18 June 2018.

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 18 June 2018.

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 18 June 2018. 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 -21 17 £325 -6.47% 29
North of England -17 12 - - 32
East of England +5 11 - - 19
Midlands -3 11 £475 - 37
West Midlands -15 9 £500 - 16
London -42 8 £465 +44.19% 10
South West 0 5 - - 22
Yorkshire -19 5 - - 6
North West -30 5 - - 19
East Midlands +1 2 £400 - 21
North East - 2 - - 7
HNC
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing HNC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for HNC.

1 29 (45.31%) Microsoft
2 21 (32.81%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (32.81%) HND
3 15 (23.44%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (21.88%) Security Cleared
5 13 (20.31%) Windows
5 13 (20.31%) Project Management
6 12 (18.75%) Degree
7 11 (17.19%) SC Cleared
7 11 (17.19%) Manufacturing
8 10 (15.63%) Telecoms
9 9 (14.06%) PRINCE2
9 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Project
9 9 (14.06%) Computer Science
10 7 (10.94%) Change Management
10 7 (10.94%) Electronics
10 7 (10.94%) Windows 7
11 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (9.38%) Driving Licence
11 6 (9.38%) Teamcenter
11 6 (9.38%) Management Information System
11 6 (9.38%) Six Sigma
11 6 (9.38%) Unix
11 6 (9.38%) ITIL
11 6 (9.38%) MCP
12 5 (7.81%) Linux
12 5 (7.81%) Windows 2000
12 5 (7.81%) Windows XP
12 5 (7.81%) WAN
12 5 (7.81%) Cisco Certification

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 1 (1.56%) Documentum
1 1 (1.56%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 21 (32.81%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (6.25%) Windchill
4 3 (4.69%) MS Visio
5 2 (3.13%) AutoCAD
5 2 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (1.56%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.56%) Maximo
2 1 (1.56%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.56%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) FTP
1 5 (7.81%) WAN
2 4 (6.25%) VLAN
3 3 (4.69%) Ethernet
3 3 (4.69%) IP Telephony
3 3 (4.69%) LAN
4 2 (3.13%) Firewall
4 2 (3.13%) Internet
4 2 (3.13%) IPsec
4 2 (3.13%) IPv4
4 2 (3.13%) LTE
4 2 (3.13%) Network Security
4 2 (3.13%) SNMP
4 2 (3.13%) SSL
4 2 (3.13%) Wireless
5 1 (1.56%) 4G
5 1 (1.56%) MGW
5 1 (1.56%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.56%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) EDMS
1 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Protractor
1 3 (4.69%) Selenium
1 3 (4.69%) SpecFlow
1 3 (4.69%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (17.19%) Manufacturing
2 10 (15.63%) Telecoms
3 7 (10.94%) Electronics
4 5 (7.81%) Military
5 4 (6.25%) Aerospace
5 4 (6.25%) Automotive
5 4 (6.25%) French Language
5 4 (6.25%) German Language
5 4 (6.25%) Law
6 3 (4.69%) Marketing
7 1 (1.56%) Back Office
7 1 (1.56%) Finance
7 1 (1.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (14.06%) Project Manager
2 8 (12.50%) Analyst
3 5 (7.81%) Network Engineer
3 5 (7.81%) Service Analyst
3 5 (7.81%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (6.25%) Configuration Manager
4 4 (6.25%) Test Engineer
5 3 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (4.69%) Active Directory Support
5 3 (4.69%) Business Process Analyst
5 3 (4.69%) Process Analyst
5 3 (4.69%) Service Desk Support
5 3 (4.69%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (4.69%) Software Validation Engineer
5 3 (4.69%) Telephony Support
5 3 (4.69%) Test and Validation Engineer
5 3 (4.69%) Validation Engineer
6 2 (3.13%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 2 (3.13%) ERP Analyst
6 2 (3.13%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.69%) .NET
1 3 (4.69%) AngularJS
1 3 (4.69%) REST
2 1 (1.56%) JSON
2 1 (1.56%) XML
2 1 (1.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Computer Science
2 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.38%) Driving Licence
2 6 (9.38%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.69%) CCTV
4 2 (3.13%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.56%) Handset
5 1 (1.56%) MPEG
5 1 (1.56%) Optoelectronics
5 1 (1.56%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.31%) Windows
2 7 (10.94%) Windows 7
3 6 (9.38%) Unix
4 5 (7.81%) Linux
4 5 (7.81%) Windows 2000
4 5 (7.81%) Windows Vista
4 5 (7.81%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.44%) Problem-Solving
2 13 (20.31%) Project Management
3 9 (14.06%) PRINCE2
4 7 (10.94%) Change Management
5 6 (9.38%) ITIL
5 6 (9.38%) Six Sigma
6 5 (7.81%) Risk Management
7 4 (6.25%) Configuration Management
7 4 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (6.25%) Customer-Centricity
7 4 (6.25%) Data Management
7 4 (6.25%) Mathematics
7 4 (6.25%) PDM
7 4 (6.25%) Performance Management
7 4 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (6.25%) Project Planning
7 4 (6.25%) Reverse Engineering
7 4 (6.25%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.69%) Acceptance Criteria
8 3 (4.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.25%) C
2 3 (4.69%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.69%) PHP
3 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.56%) Java
3 1 (1.56%) Perl
3 1 (1.56%) Python
3 1 (1.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (32.81%) HND
2 14 (21.88%) Security Cleared
3 12 (18.75%) Degree
4 11 (17.19%) SC Cleared
5 6 (9.38%) MCP
6 5 (7.81%) APMP
6 5 (7.81%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (7.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (6.25%) DV Cleared
8 3 (4.69%) CCNA
9 2 (3.13%) A+ Certification
9 2 (3.13%) CCNP
9 2 (3.13%) MCSA
9 2 (3.13%) MCSE
10 1 (1.56%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (1.56%) IRCA
10 1 (1.56%) ISEB
10 1 (1.56%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) SLA
2 4 (6.25%) ISO 9001
3 3 (4.69%) ISO 14001
3 3 (4.69%) QA
4 2 (3.13%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (7.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.69%) Firmware
3 1 (1.56%) Docker
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.56%) Ansible
2 1 (1.56%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.56%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 29 (45.31%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.81%) Cisco
3 4 (6.25%) Adobe
4 2 (3.13%) Extreme Networks
4 2 (3.13%) Huawei
4 2 (3.13%) Juniper
4 2 (3.13%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.56%) Allen-Bradley
5 1 (1.56%) EMC
5 1 (1.56%) Nokia
5 1 (1.56%) Nokia Networks
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle
5 1 (1.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.56%) SAP
5 1 (1.56%) Siemens
5 1 (1.56%) Veritas
5 1 (1.56%) VMware