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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 58 81 73
Rank change year-on-year +23 -8  
Contract jobs citing HNC 5 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.75% 0.20% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.86% 0.70% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £223 £285 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.92% +18.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £316 £275 £365
% change year-on-year +14.90% -24.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £35.50 £34.82
% change year-on-year +17.60% +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 Reading.

Academic & Professional Certification
Reading
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 175 286 316
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 26.16% 28.37% 32.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 146 163
Median daily rate £400 £400 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £300 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 13
Median hourly rate £52.50 £55.55 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.49% +38.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £26.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HNC in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for HNC in Reading

HNC
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HNC in Reading over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HNC in Reading

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 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 Reading region with a requirement for HNC.

1 5 (62.50%) HND
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) CCNP
2 4 (50.00%) CCNA
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 4 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (37.50%) LTE
3 3 (37.50%) 4G
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) Mathematics
3 3 (37.50%) 2G
3 3 (37.50%) 3G
3 3 (37.50%) C
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) Perl
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) MS Office
4 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (25.00%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) Unix
4 2 (25.00%) CRM
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (25.00%) Quality Management
4 2 (25.00%) MVC
4 2 (25.00%) Internet

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