The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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)
UK > Scotland
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 150 130
Contract jobs citing HNC 0 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland - 0.034% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.13% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Scotland median daily rate - - £169
UK median daily rate £350 £352 £350
% change year-on-year -0.63% +0.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Scotland median hourly rate - £19.50 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -28.93%  
UK median hourly rate £33.25 £30.06 £32.00
% change year-on-year +10.61% -6.06%  

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 Scotland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Scotland
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 328 749 491
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 14.88% 25.32% 16.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 1124 477
Scotland median daily rate £369 £330 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.81% -1.49%  
10th Percentile £210 £230 £237
90th Percentile £552 £450 £451
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 123 41
Scotland median hourly rate £32.00 £40.00 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +45.77%  
10th Percentile £22.00 £22.90 £12.10
90th Percentile £46.50 £43.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +16.07% +16.08%  

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for HNC in Scotland

HNC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HNC in Scotland

HNC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HNC in Scotland

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 Scotland region with a requirement for HNC.

1 1 (100.00%) HND
1 1 (100.00%) CAD
1 1 (100.00%) GIS
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms

HNC
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) GIS
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Coordinator
1 1 (100.00%) GIS Coordinator
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) CAD
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) HND
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