Period
to 25 March 2019

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 25 March 2019 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
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 200 208 204
Rank change year-on-year +8 -4 +31
Contract jobs citing HNC 11 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.19% 0.053% 0.091%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.12% 0.30% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
North West median daily rate - - £342
England median daily rate £340 £390 £345
% change year-on-year -12.82% +13.04% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 0
North West median hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% - -
England median hourly rate £37.25 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +14.62% -13.33% -6.25%

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 983 996 1,013
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.40% 17.61% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 599 596
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £225 £200 £236
90th Percentile £625 £590 £611
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 74 90
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.89% +2.70%
10th Percentile £17.50 £11.95 £12.83
90th Percentile £53.00 £67.50 £53.00
England median hourly rate £29.90 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +19.60% -9.09% -

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 25 March 2019.

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 25 March 2019. 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 +12 8 - - 2
Manchester - 2 - - 3
Lancashire -21 1 - -
HNC
England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2019, 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 (45.45%) HND
1 5 (45.45%) Project Management
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) Manufacturing
3 3 (27.27%) CAD
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
4 2 (18.18%) Degree
4 2 (18.18%) QMS
4 2 (18.18%) 3D Modelling
4 2 (18.18%) CATIA
4 2 (18.18%) Quality Management
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
5 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (9.09%) NEBOSH
5 1 (9.09%) Records Management
5 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) Internal Audit
5 1 (9.09%) Rational Statemate
5 1 (9.09%) Decision-Making
5 1 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (9.09%) ISO 14001
5 1 (9.09%) Change Management
5 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
5 1 (9.09%) Electronics
5 1 (9.09%) Aerospace

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 (18.18%) CATIA
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP EHS
1 1 (9.09%) Teamcenter
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (9.09%) Rational Statemate
General
1 4 (36.36%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Aerospace
2 1 (9.09%) Avionics
2 1 (9.09%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Project Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Designer
2 2 (18.18%) Principal Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Designer
2 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Project Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Quality Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) CAD
3 2 (18.18%) 3D Modelling
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
3 2 (18.18%) QMS
3 2 (18.18%) Quality Management
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Decision-Making
4 1 (9.09%) Facilities Management
4 1 (9.09%) Internal Audit
4 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
4 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Records Management
4 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) HND
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO 14001
1 1 (9.09%) ISO 9001
1 1 (9.09%) NEBOSH
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) SAP