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 3 months to 30 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.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 526 599 522
Rank change year-on-year +73 -77  
Contract jobs citing HNC 50 25 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.050% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.58% 0.24% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 7 30
Median daily rate £323 £285 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.15% -20.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £270 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £555 £676
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £275 £358
% change year-on-year +12.54% -23.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 10
Median hourly rate £41.75 £36.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.97% +121.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £35.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £39.60 £25.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £35.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +17.60% +115.15%  

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 England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8654 10398 9760
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.61% 20.81% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5473 6592 5642
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 375 437
Median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +59.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

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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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HNC in England

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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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 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
South East +23 18 £304 +9.45% 2
South West +10 11 £311 -
London +37 7 £363 -
North West - 5 £342 - 4
Yorkshire +21 3 - - 1
East of England +4 3 - - 2
West Midlands - 2 - - 3
East Midlands -6 1 - -
HNC
UK

For the 6 months to 30 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 England region with a requirement for HNC.

1 33 (42.86%) Degree
2 27 (35.06%) HND
3 25 (32.47%) Security Cleared
4 20 (25.97%) Microsoft
5 15 (19.48%) .NET
6 14 (18.18%) ITIL
7 13 (16.88%) JavaScript
8 12 (15.58%) C#
8 12 (15.58%) SQL Server
8 12 (15.58%) Project Management
8 12 (15.58%) DV Cleared
9 11 (14.29%) Telecoms
9 11 (14.29%) SQL
10 10 (12.99%) C
10 10 (12.99%) ASP.NET
10 10 (12.99%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (11.69%) MS Excel
11 9 (11.69%) Windows
12 8 (10.39%) XML
12 8 (10.39%) Service Delivery
12 8 (10.39%) SC Cleared
12 8 (10.39%) Computer Science
12 8 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (9.09%) .NET Framework
13 7 (9.09%) WCF
13 7 (9.09%) Mathematics
13 7 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (9.09%) Entity Framework
13 7 (9.09%) Process Improvement
13 7 (9.09%) Change Management

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 5 (6.49%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.60%) Confluence
3 1 (1.30%) Apache
3 1 (1.30%) Documentum
3 1 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (11.69%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.09%) MS Office
3 3 (3.90%) Acrobat
4 2 (2.60%) CorelDRAW
4 2 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.60%) MS Project
5 1 (1.30%) 3ds Max
5 1 (1.30%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (1.30%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (1.30%) AutoCAD
5 1 (1.30%) CATIA
5 1 (1.30%) FrameMaker
5 1 (1.30%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.30%) Siemens NX
5 1 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.30%) Maximo
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.30%) Primavera
2 1 (1.30%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.49%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (5.19%) LTE
3 3 (3.90%) 2G
3 3 (3.90%) 3G
3 3 (3.90%) 4G
3 3 (3.90%) Internet
3 3 (3.90%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.60%) LAN
5 1 (1.30%) ATM
5 1 (1.30%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.30%) HTTP
5 1 (1.30%) Network Security
5 1 (1.30%) Profibus
5 1 (1.30%) VLAN
5 1 (1.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.60%) MS Access
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle9i Database
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.30%) MySQL
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (6.49%) MSTest
2 5 (6.49%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.90%) Protractor
3 3 (3.90%) Selenium
3 3 (3.90%) SpecFlow
3 3 (3.90%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.60%) JIRA
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.30%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 7 (9.09%) Finance
3 4 (5.19%) Aerospace
4 3 (3.90%) Marketing
5 2 (2.60%) Avionics
5 2 (2.60%) Electronics
5 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.30%) Automotive
6 1 (1.30%) Back Office
6 1 (1.30%) Local Government
6 1 (1.30%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (20.78%) Developer
2 8 (10.39%) Project Manager
3 7 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 6 (7.79%) .NET Developer
5 5 (6.49%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (5.19%) Software Developer
7 3 (3.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Architect
7 3 (3.90%) Author
7 3 (3.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Designer
7 3 (3.90%) Network Operations Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) NOC Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Operations Support Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Technical Author
7 3 (3.90%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.48%) .NET
2 10 (12.99%) ASP.NET
3 8 (10.39%) XML
4 7 (9.09%) .NET Framework
4 7 (9.09%) Entity Framework
4 7 (9.09%) WCF
4 7 (9.09%) Web Services
5 6 (7.79%) Software Packaging
6 3 (3.90%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.90%) HTML
6 3 (3.90%) REST
6 3 (3.90%) XSLT
7 2 (2.60%) ADO.NET
7 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (2.60%) Classic ASP
7 2 (2.60%) CSS
7 2 (2.60%) LINQ
7 2 (2.60%) LINQ to SQL
8 1 (1.30%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (10.39%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.49%) Driving Licence
2 5 (6.49%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.30%) Motion Graphics
3 1 (1.30%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.69%) Windows
2 5 (6.49%) Unix
3 2 (2.60%) Linux
4 1 (1.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.18%) ITIL
2 12 (15.58%) Project Management
3 10 (12.99%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (10.39%) Service Delivery
5 7 (9.09%) Change Management
5 7 (9.09%) Mathematics
5 7 (9.09%) Process Improvement
5 7 (9.09%) Validation
6 6 (7.79%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (7.79%) Problem Management
6 6 (7.79%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (6.49%) Automated Testing
7 5 (6.49%) Software Engineering
7 5 (6.49%) Test Strategy
8 4 (5.19%) MVC
8 4 (5.19%) Quality Management
8 4 (5.19%) SDLC
8 4 (5.19%) Service Management
8 4 (5.19%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.88%) JavaScript
2 12 (15.58%) C#
3 11 (14.29%) SQL
4 10 (12.99%) C
5 7 (9.09%) Java
6 3 (3.90%) Perl
6 3 (3.90%) VB
7 2 (2.60%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.60%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (42.86%) Degree
2 27 (35.06%) HND
3 25 (32.47%) Security Cleared
4 12 (15.58%) DV Cleared
5 8 (10.39%) SC Cleared
6 7 (9.09%) CCNA
6 7 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (6.49%) Chartered Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) CCNP
9 3 (3.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (3.90%) PMP
10 2 (2.60%) APMP
10 2 (2.60%) ISEB
11 1 (1.30%) NVQ Level 4
11 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) SLA
2 3 (3.90%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.60%) Def Stans
4 1 (1.30%) GAMP
4 1 (1.30%) GMP
4 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 6 (7.79%) Active Directory
1 6 (7.79%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (3.90%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (3.90%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (7.79%) SCCM
2 1 (1.30%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.30%) OpenView
2 1 (1.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 20 (25.97%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.79%) Citrix
2 6 (7.79%) Oracle
3 3 (3.90%) Cisco
3 3 (3.90%) HP
4 2 (2.60%) Adobe
4 2 (2.60%) Rockwell
4 2 (2.60%) Serena
4 2 (2.60%) Siemens
5 1 (1.30%) Allen-Bradley
5 1 (1.30%) Juniper
5 1 (1.30%) SevOne
5 1 (1.30%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.30%) Unisys
5 1 (1.30%) Wonderware
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