Period
to 25 August 2019

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 25 August 2019 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 322 367 336
Rank change year-on-year +45 -31 +25
Contract jobs citing HNC 23 16 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.16% 0.096% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.65% 0.43% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 16
South East median daily rate £381 £429 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.13% +22.57% +14.75%
10th Percentile £209 £337 £275
90th Percentile £491 £488 £425
England median daily rate £363 £440 £353
% change year-on-year -17.52% +24.68% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
South East median hourly rate £29.00 £38.81 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.28% -11.29% +94.44%
10th Percentile £26.25 £27.48 £25.12
90th Percentile £31.75 £53.14 £55.00
England median hourly rate £28.00 £23.81 £31.50
% change year-on-year +17.60% -24.41% +103.23%

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 3,520 3,763 3,845
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.30% 22.54% 23.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,000 2,067 2,153
South East median daily rate £429 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £249 £242
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 212 236
South East median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £19.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.86% +75.44% -20.20%
10th Percentile £12.78 £13.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £51.00 £49.38
England median hourly rate £35.07 £23.00 £28.35
% change year-on-year +52.46% -18.86% +7.98%

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 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 25 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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
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 25 August 2019. 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 +15 14 £305 -28.90% 26
Berkshire 0 14 £305 -19.74% 12
Hampshire +7 9 £435 - 19
HNC
England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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 18 (78.26%) Degree
2 15 (65.22%) HND
3 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
4 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
4 7 (30.43%) Waterfall
4 7 (30.43%) Project Management
4 7 (30.43%) Computer Science
4 7 (30.43%) Logistics
4 7 (30.43%) Telecoms
5 6 (26.09%) ITIL
6 5 (21.74%) Oracle
6 5 (21.74%) GDPR
6 5 (21.74%) Project Delivery
7 4 (17.39%) Service Design
7 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
7 4 (17.39%) Service Management
8 3 (13.04%) Data Management
8 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Business Development
8 3 (13.04%) 3GPP
8 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
8 3 (13.04%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (13.04%) Data Architecture
9 2 (8.70%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (8.70%) Visualisation
9 2 (8.70%) Azure
9 2 (8.70%) Use Case
9 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
9 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (8.70%) Apache Spark

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.70%) Apache Spark
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (8.70%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) 3GPP
2 2 (8.70%) Internet
2 2 (8.70%) WAN
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) Apache Hive
2 2 (8.70%) Big Data
2 2 (8.70%) Essbase
2 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (8.70%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (30.43%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
2 1 (4.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Analyst
1 4 (17.39%) Logistics Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Coordinator
2 3 (13.04%) Logistics Coordinator
3 2 (8.70%) Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Data Integration Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) DBA
3 2 (8.70%) Integration Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) Logistics Business Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Network Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared DBA
3 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Data Centre Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Data Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Designer
4 1 (4.35%) Service Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Support Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Middleware
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.70%) Data Structures
1 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Computer Science
1 7 (30.43%) Logistics
1 7 (30.43%) Project Management
1 7 (30.43%) Waterfall
2 6 (26.09%) ITIL
3 5 (21.74%) Project Delivery
4 4 (17.39%) Service Design
4 4 (17.39%) Service Management
5 3 (13.04%) Business Development
5 3 (13.04%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (13.04%) Data Architecture
5 3 (13.04%) Data Management
5 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Capacity Management
6 2 (8.70%) Change Control
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (8.70%) Data Transformation
6 2 (8.70%) Data Visualisation
6 2 (8.70%) Master Data Management
6 2 (8.70%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Korn
1 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
1 2 (8.70%) Python
1 2 (8.70%) R
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (78.26%) Degree
2 15 (65.22%) HND
3 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
4 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
5 2 (8.70%) CCNA
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) GDPR
2 2 (8.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (4.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Netcool
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Cadence
3 1 (4.35%) Motorola
3 1 (4.35%) Remedy