Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 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)
England > London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 621 608 597
Rank change year-on-year -13 -11 +14
Contract jobs citing HNC 6 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.013% 0.033% 0.030%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.077% 0.19% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 11
London median daily rate £390 £385 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.30% -4.94% +111.76%
10th Percentile £302 £307 £393
90th Percentile £459 £435 £450
England median daily rate £395 £370 £358
% change year-on-year +6.76% +3.50% +19.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £28.06 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -22.06% -4.00% +66.67%

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7782 7799 7561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.62% 17.22% 16.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5177 5027 4993
London median daily rate £475 £458 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +2.81% +4.71%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £256
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 110 146
London median hourly rate £20.25 £19.23 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.30% -3.85% +14.29%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.48 £12.13
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £48.29
England median hourly rate £25.69 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +0.75% +10.87% +21.05%

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

HNC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HNC in London over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HNC in London

HNC
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

HNC
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 6 months to 17 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
Central London 0 1 £488 +23.42%
West London -4 1 £283 -8.87%
HNC
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 London region with a requirement for HNC.

1 4 (66.67%) HND
2 3 (50.00%) Workflow
2 3 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Workflow Management
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) BT
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (16.67%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (16.67%) Def Stans
4 1 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Service Management
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Software Packaging
4 1 (16.67%) Problem Management

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 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Project Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (50.00%) Workflow
2 2 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (33.33%) Workflow Management
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) HND
2 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) APMP
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Def Stans
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) BT
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft