Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 367 348 352
Rank change year-on-year -19 +4 +14
Contract jobs citing HNC 19 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.11% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.49% 0.48% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 5
South East median daily rate £429 £388 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +49.04% -16.13%
10th Percentile £311 £310 £158
90th Percentile £488 £468 £378
England median daily rate £414 £390 £370
% change year-on-year +6.09% +5.41% +1.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £25.12 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.24% +47.76% -48.48%
10th Percentile £27.60 £25.00 £14.10
90th Percentile £47.50 £35.80 £22.50
England median hourly rate £16.14 £25.12 £29.25
% change year-on-year -35.76% -14.12% -22.00%

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 3,876 3,729 4,166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.83% 22.40% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,163 2,112 2,580
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £250 £210 £250
90th Percentile £588 £550 £560
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 215 210
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £25.69 £27.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.97% -7.09% -10.52%
10th Percentile £13.60 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.65 £49.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year - -1.96% +5.24%

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

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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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HNC in the South East over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HNC in the South East

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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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +20 16 £460 +4.55% 18
Buckinghamshire +26 9 £460 +4.55% 7
Berkshire -1 6 - - 8
Hampshire -30 2 £350 - 17
West Sussex -12 1 £263 -4.55% 8
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 3
HNC
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 13 (68.42%) HND
2 10 (52.63%) Microsoft Project
2 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 10 (52.63%) Project Management
2 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
3 9 (47.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 9 (47.37%) DV Cleared
3 9 (47.37%) PRINCE2
4 8 (42.11%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (26.32%) Degree
6 4 (21.05%) Finance
6 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
6 4 (21.05%) APMP
7 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (15.79%) Change Management
7 3 (15.79%) SLA
7 3 (15.79%) Firmware
8 2 (10.53%) Juniper
8 2 (10.53%) Firewall
8 2 (10.53%) ITIL
8 2 (10.53%) WAN
8 2 (10.53%) Ethernet
8 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
8 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
8 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
8 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
8 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
8 2 (10.53%) Information Security
8 2 (10.53%) Project Governance
8 2 (10.53%) Network Management

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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 10 (52.63%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Ethernet
1 2 (10.53%) Firewall
1 2 (10.53%) Network Security
1 2 (10.53%) VLAN
1 2 (10.53%) WAN
2 1 (5.26%) ATM
2 1 (5.26%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (5.26%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
1 1 (5.26%) Rational DOORS
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Project Manager
2 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared Project Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Firewall Specialist
2 2 (10.53%) IT Manager
2 2 (10.53%) IT Project Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Network Specialist
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared Project Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 2 (10.53%) Senior Network Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) E-Business Team Leader
3 1 (5.26%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Junior Project Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Lean Practitioner
3 1 (5.26%) Senior Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.53%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (5.26%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Project Management
2 9 (47.37%) PRINCE2
3 8 (42.11%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (15.79%) Change Management
4 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.53%) Information Security
5 2 (10.53%) ITIL
5 2 (10.53%) Line Management
5 2 (10.53%) Network Management
5 2 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (10.53%) Project Governance
6 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.26%) Business Process Modelling
6 1 (5.26%) ERP
6 1 (5.26%) Process Management
6 1 (5.26%) SFIA
6 1 (5.26%) SOA
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineering
6 1 (5.26%) UML
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) HND
2 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
3 9 (47.37%) DV Cleared
3 9 (47.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (26.32%) Degree
5 4 (21.05%) APMP
5 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
6 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
6 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (5.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) PMO
2 1 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Juniper
2 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds
3 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Remedy
3 1 (5.26%) Workday