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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
England / London
Rank 395 416 396
Rank change year-on-year +21 -20  
Contract jobs citing HNC 7 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.036% 0.014% 0.062%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.078% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
Median daily rate £363 - £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £316 £275 £383
% change year-on-year +14.90% -28.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £34.82
% change year-on-year +5.63% +1.95%  

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 3286 3862 3535
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 17.11% 17.56% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2227 2719 2318
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 49 82
Median hourly rate £38.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.00% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.85 £33.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 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
Greenford - 2 £283 -
Heathrow - 1 - -
HNC
England

HNC
Top 28 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region with a requirement for HNC.

1 9 (64.29%) ITIL
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
1 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
1 9 (64.29%) Citrix
1 9 (64.29%) Software Packaging
1 9 (64.29%) Problem Management
1 9 (64.29%) SCCM
1 9 (64.29%) DV Cleared
1 9 (64.29%) Security Cleared
1 9 (64.29%) Root Cause Analysis
1 9 (64.29%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (50.00%) Change Management
4 6 (42.86%) Degree
4 6 (42.86%) Service Management
4 6 (42.86%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (42.86%) XenDesktop
4 6 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
6 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
6 3 (21.43%) Def Stans
7 1 (7.14%) Finance
7 1 (7.14%) Logistics
7 1 (7.14%) Siemens
7 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
7 1 (7.14%) ISO 9001
7 1 (7.14%) Rockwell
7 1 (7.14%) Profibus

HNC
Top Related 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 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Profibus
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Test Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Commissioning Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (64.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) ITIL
1 9 (64.29%) Problem Management
1 9 (64.29%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (50.00%) Change Management
3 6 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (42.86%) Service Management
4 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
5 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
6 1 (7.14%) Logistics
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) DV Cleared
1 9 (64.29%) Security Cleared
2 6 (42.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) Def Stans
2 1 (7.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (42.86%) Virtual Desktop
3 6 (42.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (64.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Citrix
2 1 (7.14%) Rockwell
2 1 (7.14%) Siemens