Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for HNC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 October 2018 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 > South East
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 360 342 354
Rank change year-on-year -18 +12 +4
Contract jobs citing HNC 18 25 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.11% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.50% 0.69% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 3
South East median daily rate £429 £350 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.57% +14.75% -10.29%
10th Percentile £342 £275 £163
90th Percentile £488 £460 £399
England median daily rate £440 £378 £355
% change year-on-year +16.42% +6.49% -0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £25.12 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.24% +27.19% -67.08%
10th Percentile £27.60 £25.04 £16.98
90th Percentile £53.50 £34.66 £23.13
England median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year -28.33% +19.43% -28.23%

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 South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3,626 3,646 4,487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.04% 22.41% 26.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,021 2,062 2,708
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +0.39%
10th Percentile £231 £215 £254
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 217 213
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -9.09% +2.80%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.98 £48.75 £52.25
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.31
% change year-on-year -5.66% +4.70% +12.49%

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing HNC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for HNC in the South East

HNC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HNC in the South East

HNC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HNC in the South East

HNC
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HNC in the South East over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HNC in the South East

HNC
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 October 2018. 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
Thames Valley +13 14 £445 +1.02% 29
Buckinghamshire +14 7 £460 +4.55% 5
Berkshire -1 6 £380 -10.59% 16
Hampshire -29 3 £350 - 24
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 9
Surrey - 1 - - 12
HNC
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for HNC.

1 11 (61.11%) HND
2 10 (55.56%) Project Management
2 10 (55.56%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 7 (38.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 7 (38.89%) DV Cleared
4 7 (38.89%) PRINCE2
5 5 (27.78%) Degree
6 4 (22.22%) Finance
7 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 3 (16.67%) VLAN
7 3 (16.67%) Network Security
7 3 (16.67%) SolarWinds
7 3 (16.67%) APMP
7 3 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
7 3 (16.67%) Firmware
7 3 (16.67%) Change Management
7 3 (16.67%) Firewall
7 3 (16.67%) SLA
7 3 (16.67%) Cisco
7 3 (16.67%) Juniper
7 3 (16.67%) WAN
7 3 (16.67%) Ethernet
8 2 (11.11%) Linux
8 2 (11.11%) SNMP
8 2 (11.11%) IPv4
8 2 (11.11%) CCNP

HNC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (5.56%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Ethernet
1 3 (16.67%) Firewall
1 3 (16.67%) Network Security
1 3 (16.67%) VLAN
1 3 (16.67%) WAN
2 2 (11.11%) IPsec
2 2 (11.11%) IPv4
2 2 (11.11%) SNMP
2 2 (11.11%) SSL
2 2 (11.11%) Wireless
3 1 (5.56%) ATM
3 1 (5.56%) DVB
3 1 (5.56%) FTP
3 1 (5.56%) HTTP
3 1 (5.56%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
1 1 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Electronics
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Network Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Firewall Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Junior
3 1 (5.56%) Junior Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Team Leader
3 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Services Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) JSON
1 1 (5.56%) XML
1 1 (5.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (5.56%) CCTV
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Problem-Solving
1 10 (55.56%) Project Management
2 7 (38.89%) PRINCE2
3 3 (16.67%) Change Management
3 3 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (11.11%) Information Security
4 2 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (5.56%) BPR
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.56%) Content Management
5 1 (5.56%) DRM
5 1 (5.56%) ERP
5 1 (5.56%) ITSM
5 1 (5.56%) Process Management
5 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (5.56%) SOA
5 1 (5.56%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
1 1 (5.56%) C
1 1 (5.56%) Java
1 1 (5.56%) Perl
1 1 (5.56%) PHP
1 1 (5.56%) Python
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) HND
2 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 7 (38.89%) DV Cleared
3 7 (38.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (27.78%) Degree
5 3 (16.67%) APMP
5 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 2 (11.11%) CCNP
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
7 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) PMO
2 1 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Firmware
2 1 (5.56%) Docker
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (5.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) FortiGate
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.56%) Ansible
2 1 (5.56%) Data Guard
2 1 (5.56%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco
2 3 (16.67%) Juniper
2 3 (16.67%) SolarWinds
3 2 (11.11%) Extreme Networks
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.56%) Remedy
4 1 (5.56%) Veritas
4 1 (5.56%) VMware
4 1 (5.56%) Workday