Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 87 103
Rank change year-on-year +13 +16 -12
Contract jobs citing HNC 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.32% 0.18% 0.077%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.09% 0.62% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
South Wales median daily rate £350 £288 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.74% -0.86% +5.45%
Wales median daily rate £350 £288 £290
% change year-on-year +21.74% -0.86% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Wales median hourly rate - - -
Wales median hourly rate - - -

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 274 323 345
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 29.12% 28.71% 26.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 213 235
South Wales median daily rate £360 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £163 £225 £208
90th Percentile £575 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £375 £415 £375
% change year-on-year -9.64% +10.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 14
South Wales median hourly rate £40.00 £56.25 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.89% +171.08% +29.04%
10th Percentile £21.15 £14.29 £9.65
90th Percentile £58.75 £69.40 £31.13
Wales median hourly rate £38.75 £57.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year -32.61% +177.11% +23.29%

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 23 November 2017. 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 +18 3 £350 +21.74%
HNC
Wales

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) IIS
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Symantec
1 3 (100.00%) McAfee
1 3 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (100.00%) VLAN
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) WSUS
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
1 3 (100.00%) SCOM
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) vSphere
1 3 (100.00%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL V3

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 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (100.00%) IIS
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) VLAN
1 3 (100.00%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) High Availability
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 3 (100.00%) Security Hardening
1 3 (100.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Workstation
1 3 (100.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 3 (100.00%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
1 3 (100.00%) SCOM
1 3 (100.00%) vCenter Server
1 3 (100.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) McAfee
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Symantec
1 3 (100.00%) VMware