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 3 months to 22 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)
England / South East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 232 252 258
Rank change year-on-year +20 +6  
Contract jobs citing HNC 18 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.23% 0.21% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.96% 0.75% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 5
Median daily rate £350 - £270
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 - £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 - £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £30.06 £29.72
% change year-on-year +13.10% +1.14%  

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 the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1879 2536 2348
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 24.19% 28.11% 24.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1030 1479 1307
Median daily rate £405 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £286 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 96 121
Median hourly rate £18.00 £24.06 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.18% +11.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HNC in the South East over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HNC in the South East over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HNC in the South East

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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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +8 9 £300 -
Hampshire - 6 £350 - 1
West Sussex - 2 £275 -
Kent - 1 £225 - 2
HNC
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region with a requirement for HNC.

1 17 (50.00%) HND
2 14 (41.18%) Degree
3 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
3 11 (32.35%) Telecoms
4 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
5 9 (26.47%) Microsoft Office
6 8 (23.53%) LTE
6 8 (23.53%) 4G
7 7 (20.59%) C
7 7 (20.59%) JavaScript
7 7 (20.59%) .NET
7 7 (20.59%) Service Delivery
8 6 (17.65%) 3G
8 6 (17.65%) Project Management
8 6 (17.65%) Change Management
8 6 (17.65%) Unix
8 6 (17.65%) SQL
8 6 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (17.65%) Process Improvement
8 6 (17.65%) Mathematics
9 5 (14.71%) Integration Testing
9 5 (14.71%) Quality Management
9 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
9 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
9 5 (14.71%) Validation
10 4 (11.76%) Serena
10 4 (11.76%) Back Office
10 4 (11.76%) MVC
10 4 (11.76%) Megaco

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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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (26.47%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (2.94%) AutoCAD
4 1 (2.94%) CATIA
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.94%) Maximo
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (23.53%) 4G
1 8 (23.53%) LTE
2 6 (17.65%) 3G
3 4 (11.76%) Diameter Protocol
3 4 (11.76%) Internet
3 4 (11.76%) ISUP
3 4 (11.76%) Megaco
3 4 (11.76%) MGW
4 3 (8.82%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (5.88%) 2G
5 2 (5.88%) CDMA
5 2 (5.88%) GSM
5 2 (5.88%) TETRA
5 2 (5.88%) VoLTE
5 2 (5.88%) VoWiFi
6 1 (2.94%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) MS Access
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 4 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.82%) Protractor
2 3 (8.82%) Selenium
2 3 (8.82%) SpecFlow
2 3 (8.82%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 11 (32.35%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.76%) Back Office
3 3 (8.82%) Finance
3 3 (8.82%) Marketing
4 1 (2.94%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Developer
2 4 (11.76%) Operations Support Engineer
2 4 (11.76%) Project Manager
2 4 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Developer in Test
3 3 (8.82%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) 4G Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Applications Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Designer
4 2 (5.88%) Lead Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Linux Support
4 2 (5.88%) Linux Support Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Test Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) VoLTE Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) CATIA Designer
5 1 (2.94%) IT Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Mobile Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared DBA
5 1 (2.94%) Test and Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) .NET
2 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET
3 3 (8.82%) AngularJS
3 3 (8.82%) REST
4 2 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
1 3 (8.82%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Unix
2 4 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) Service Delivery
2 6 (17.65%) Change Management
2 6 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (17.65%) Mathematics
2 6 (17.65%) Process Improvement
2 6 (17.65%) Project Management
3 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (14.71%) Integration Testing
3 5 (14.71%) Quality Management
3 5 (14.71%) Validation
4 4 (11.76%) CRM
4 4 (11.76%) High Availability
4 4 (11.76%) Line Management
4 4 (11.76%) MVC
5 3 (8.82%) BDD
5 3 (8.82%) Exploratory Testing
5 3 (8.82%) Logistics
5 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
5 3 (8.82%) Test Strategy
6 2 (5.88%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) C
1 7 (20.59%) JavaScript
2 6 (17.65%) SQL
3 4 (11.76%) C#
4 2 (5.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (50.00%) HND
2 14 (41.18%) Degree
3 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
4 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
5 3 (8.82%) CCNA
5 3 (8.82%) CCNP
5 3 (8.82%) Chartered Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (5.88%) ISEB
6 2 (5.88%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (2.94%) A+ Certification
7 1 (2.94%) MCSA
7 1 (2.94%) MCSE
7 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.94%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (2.94%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) PMO
Vendors
1 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) HP
2 4 (11.76%) Nokia
2 4 (11.76%) Nokia Networks
2 4 (11.76%) Serena
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) Remedy