Period
to 24 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for HNC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 24 February 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)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 90 106
Rank change year-on-year +7 +16 -21
Contract jobs citing HNC 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.42% 0.26% 0.083%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.30% 0.82% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
South Wales median daily rate £363 £288 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.09% -0.86% -
10th Percentile £351 £281 £285
90th Percentile £384 £294 £295
Wales median daily rate £363 £288 £290
% change year-on-year +26.09% -0.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South Wales median hourly rate £39.00 - -
Wales median hourly rate £39.00 - -

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

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South Wales
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 384 364 322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 31.89% 31.54% 26.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 270 231
South Wales median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £160 £187 £190
90th Percentile £550 £525 £460
Wales median daily rate £400 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 10
South Wales median hourly rate £31.39 £20.50 £47.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.12% -56.97% +197.78%
10th Percentile £10.90 £13.00 £23.40
90th Percentile £50.67 £61.25 £55.55
Wales median hourly rate £26.91 £20.50 £47.29
% change year-on-year +31.27% -56.65% +195.56%

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for HNC in South Wales

HNC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HNC in South Wales

HNC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HNC in South Wales

HNC
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 24 February 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
Newport +7 5 £363 +26.09% 2
HNC
Wales

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 Wales region with a requirement for HNC.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) VLAN
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (80.00%) VSAN
2 4 (80.00%) vCenter Server
2 4 (80.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) Degree
2 4 (80.00%) WSUS
2 4 (80.00%) SCCM
2 4 (80.00%) SCOM
2 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) vSphere
2 4 (80.00%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL V3
2 4 (80.00%) High Availability
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 8
2 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (80.00%) Security Hardening
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 10
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) IIS
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory

HNC
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (80.00%) IIS
1 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (80.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) VLAN
2 4 (80.00%) DHCP
2 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (80.00%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Designer
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 10
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) High Availability
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL V3
2 4 (80.00%) Security Hardening
2 4 (80.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) Degree
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Workstation
1 4 (80.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) Backup Exec
1 4 (80.00%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (80.00%) NetBackup
1 4 (80.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (80.00%) SCCM
1 4 (80.00%) SCOM
1 4 (80.00%) vCenter Server
1 4 (80.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) McAfee
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) Symantec
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco