The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for HNC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 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)
England / London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 417 430 431
Rank change year-on-year +13 +1  
Contract jobs citing HNC 5 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.024% 0.018% 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Median daily rate £341 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.44% +4.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £353 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £384 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £22.31 £32.00
% change year-on-year +49.03% -30.28%  

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 London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3407 3689 3573
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 16.41% 16.99% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4516 5268 4405
Median daily rate £475 £457 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.99% +7.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 68 171
Median hourly rate £18.85 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.78% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £12.88 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £33.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for HNC in London

HNC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HNC in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HNC in London over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HNC in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HNC in London

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Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the London region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Greenford - 1 £283 -
HNC
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 London region with a requirement for HNC.

1 7 (58.33%) ITIL
2 6 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (41.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (41.67%) Change Management
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (41.67%) Citrix
3 5 (41.67%) Software Packaging
3 5 (41.67%) Problem Management
3 5 (41.67%) SCCM
3 5 (41.67%) DV Cleared
3 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (33.33%) Degree
5 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (25.00%) Def Stans
6 2 (16.67%) Service Management
6 2 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (16.67%) Proactive Monitoring
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (16.67%) XenDesktop
7 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (8.33%) Profibus
7 1 (8.33%) Rockwell
7 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (8.33%) HND
7 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
7 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
7 1 (8.33%) Finance

HNC
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) LTE
1 1 (8.33%) Profibus
General
1 1 (8.33%) Avionics
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Commissioning Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Project Officer
2 1 (8.33%) Project Support Officer
2 1 (8.33%) Radio Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Support Officer
2 1 (8.33%) Technology Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) Change Management
2 5 (41.67%) Problem Management
2 5 (41.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (16.67%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) Document Management
5 1 (8.33%) Logistics
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
5 1 (8.33%) UML
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) DV Cleared
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) Def Stans
2 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Rockwell
2 1 (8.33%) Siemens