The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for HNC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 66 62
Rank change year-on-year +16 -4  
Contract jobs citing HNC 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.51% 0.34% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.00% 1.06% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £300 - £270
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
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 Reading.

Academic & Professional Certification
Reading
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 150 283 233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 25.73% 32.42% 27.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 409 230
Median daily rate £450 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.12% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £228 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £532 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 31 98
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +16.07% +24.44%  

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for HNC in Reading

HNC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HNC in Reading

HNC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HNC in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 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 Reading region with a requirement for HNC.

1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) Degree
2 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) Mathematics
3 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (50.00%) Line Management
3 4 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (50.00%) .NET
3 4 (50.00%) CRM
3 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (50.00%) HND
3 4 (50.00%) C
3 4 (50.00%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) HP
3 4 (50.00%) Internet
3 4 (50.00%) Quality Management
3 4 (50.00%) MVC
3 4 (50.00%) Serena
4 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (37.50%) CCNP
4 3 (37.50%) CCNA
4 3 (37.50%) Process Improvement

HNC
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Internet
2 3 (37.50%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (25.00%) 2G
3 2 (25.00%) 3G
3 2 (25.00%) 4G
3 2 (25.00%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Lead Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
1 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) CRM
1 4 (50.00%) Line Management
1 4 (50.00%) Mathematics
1 4 (50.00%) MVC
1 4 (50.00%) Quality Management
2 3 (37.50%) Process Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) C
2 4 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) HND
3 3 (37.50%) CCNA
3 3 (37.50%) CCNP
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) HP
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) Serena
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle