Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for HNC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 October 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)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 209 196 221
Rank change year-on-year -13 +25 +11
Contract jobs citing HNC 8 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.14% 0.053% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.71% 0.31% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
North West median daily rate - - £330
England median daily rate £440 £378 £365
% change year-on-year +16.42% +3.50% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
North West median hourly rate £32.00 £29.56 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.25% +103.86% -11.60%
10th Percentile £13.14 £25.81 £14.25
90th Percentile £38.88 £34.91 £41.88
England median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year -28.33% +19.43% -28.23%

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 the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,124 982 1,393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.00% 17.50% 19.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 544 811
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £224 £213 £248
90th Percentile £588 £550 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 79 61
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +45.45% -7.47%
10th Percentile £14.13 £15.47 £12.08
90th Percentile £64.00 £55.50 £53.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.55 £25.50
% change year-on-year -5.85% +4.13% +12.09%

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing HNC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for HNC in the North West

HNC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HNC in the North West

HNC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HNC in the North West

HNC
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HNC in the North West over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HNC in the North West

HNC
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the North West region over the 6 months to 19 October 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
Cumbria - 4 - - 2
Lancashire -21 2 - - 5
Manchester - 2 - - 17
HNC
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 North West region with a requirement for HNC.

1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) CAD
3 2 (25.00%) CATIA
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) 3D Modelling
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Office 365
4 1 (12.50%) IT Asset Management
4 1 (12.50%) NEBOSH
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
4 1 (12.50%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) Firebird
4 1 (12.50%) HND
4 1 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
4 1 (12.50%) SSL
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) .NET
4 1 (12.50%) MySQL
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (12.50%) PLM
4 1 (12.50%) Teamcenter
4 1 (12.50%) Asset Management

HNC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (25.00%) CATIA
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (12.50%) AutoCAD
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
1 1 (12.50%) SSH
1 1 (12.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Firebird
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQLite
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Designer
1 2 (25.00%) Senior Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Technician
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Junior
2 1 (12.50%) Junior Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Junior Software Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Project Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Integration Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) 3D Modelling
1 2 (25.00%) CAD
1 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
2 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Facilities Management
2 1 (12.50%) IT Asset Management
2 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
2 1 (12.50%) PLM
2 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
2 1 (12.50%) QMS
2 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) C++
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) NEBOSH
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Apple