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 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)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 63
Contract jobs citing HNC 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales - - 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 South Wales.

Academic & Professional Certification
South Wales
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 133 127 220
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 24.81% 26.51% 37.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 79 161
Median daily rate £338 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.56% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £300 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 8
Median hourly rate £53.75 £71.25 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.56% +458.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £19.90 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.75 £73.85 £21.00
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 South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 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

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 Wales region with a requirement for HNC.

1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) McAfee
1 1 (100.00%) CESG
1 1 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design
1 1 (100.00%) Requirements Management
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Riverbed
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (100.00%) Customer Requirements

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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (100.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Design Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Installations Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) CESG
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design
1 1 (100.00%) Requirements Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) McAfee
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Riverbed