Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 94 105
Rank change year-on-year +6 +11 -17
Contract jobs citing HNC 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.16% 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.65% 0.71% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Reading median daily rate £425 £240 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +77.08% -9.43% -11.67%
10th Percentile £413 £206 £246
90th Percentile £438 £263 £270
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £240 £340
% change year-on-year +77.08% -29.41% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Reading median hourly rate - £22.50 -
Berkshire median hourly rate - £22.50 -

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 Reading with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Reading
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 306 423 543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 24.00% 28.74% 28.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 205 275
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +8.97%
10th Percentile £263 £226 £257
90th Percentile £600 £570 £545
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 63
Reading median hourly rate £17.50 £36.00 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.39% +16.50% +81.02%
10th Percentile £11.25 £19.63 £21.55
90th Percentile £39.75 £55.65 £54.94
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £30.90
% change year-on-year -4.00% -59.55% +62.63%

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 21 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 Reading region with a requirement for HNC.

1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (50.00%) Junos
2 1 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) QRadar
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Quality Management

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 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) IPsec
1 1 (50.00%) Junos
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security
1 1 (50.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Network Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) Line Management
1 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) QRadar
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) BT
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Juniper
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Serena
1 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds