Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for HNC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 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)
England > South West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 188 186 194
Rank change year-on-year -2 +8 +14
Contract jobs citing HNC 14 19 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.25% 0.33% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.87% 1.06% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 22
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.22% +17.20%
England median daily rate £395 £370 £358
% change year-on-year +6.76% +3.50% +19.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 4
South West median hourly rate £32.75 £41.00 £41.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.12% -0.58% +83.29%
10th Percentile £30.75 £37.50 £38.80
90th Percentile £42.50 £47.50 £45.00
England median hourly rate £28.06 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -22.06% -4.00% +66.67%

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 West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1606 1794 2009
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.37% 30.85% 30.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 865 1100 1250
South West median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £216 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £530
England median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 103 125
South West median hourly rate £38.50 £28.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -28.66% +12.14%
10th Percentile £16.40 £13.20 £13.00
90th Percentile £51.13 £47.50 £53.44
England median hourly rate £25.69 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +0.75% +10.87% +21.05%

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for HNC in the South West

HNC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HNC in the South West

HNC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HNC in the South West

HNC
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HNC in the South West over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HNC in the South West

HNC
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 17 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
Gloucestershire +23 9 £425 -
Wiltshire -8 3 - -
Bristol -10 1 £338 +7.73%
HNC
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 West region with a requirement for HNC.

1 6 (42.86%) HND
1 6 (42.86%) Degree
2 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Validation
3 4 (28.57%) SOLIDWORKS
3 4 (28.57%) EMC
3 4 (28.57%) Finance
3 4 (28.57%) Firmware
3 4 (28.57%) Data Modelling
3 4 (28.57%) Data Mining
3 4 (28.57%) Ethernet
3 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (28.57%) Dimensional Modelling
3 4 (28.57%) Teradata
3 4 (28.57%) Banking
3 4 (28.57%) Data Analysis
3 4 (28.57%) Investment Banking
3 4 (28.57%) Data Entry
3 4 (28.57%) Kimball Methodology
3 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (28.57%) SDLC
3 4 (28.57%) Driving Licence
3 4 (28.57%) RS-232
4 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) VLAN

HNC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (28.57%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Ethernet
1 4 (28.57%) RS-232
2 3 (21.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Data Mining
1 4 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (28.57%) Banking
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
1 4 (28.57%) Investment Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Automotive
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Design Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Electrical Design Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Electrical Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Project Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Quality Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (28.57%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Validation
2 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (28.57%) Data Analysis
2 4 (28.57%) Data Entry
2 4 (28.57%) Data Modelling
2 4 (28.57%) Dimensional Modelling
2 4 (28.57%) Kimball Methodology
2 4 (28.57%) SDLC
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 2 (14.29%) Six Sigma
5 1 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (7.14%) ERP
5 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) QMS
5 1 (7.14%) Quality Management
5 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Degree
1 6 (42.86%) HND
2 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) CCNA
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) APMP
4 1 (7.14%) CCNP
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) EMC
2 4 (28.57%) Teradata
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco