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 3 months to 24 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)
England / South West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 140 137
Rank change year-on-year +14 -3  
Contract jobs citing HNC 10 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.37% 0.034% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.18% 0.10% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Median daily rate £425 £390 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +6.12%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £32.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 - £32.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 - £32.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £30.06 £29.72
% change year-on-year +10.61% +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 the South West.

Academic & Professional Certification
South West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 844 999 850
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.53% 33.52% 27.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 612 500
Median daily rate £425 £396 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.25% +1.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £598 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 43 45
Median hourly rate £42.50 £28.75 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.82% -30.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £21.88 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire - 4 £425 -
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Bristol -3 1 £425 +8.97% 1
Devon - 1 - -
HNC
England

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

1 12 (57.14%) HND
2 10 (47.62%) Degree
3 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 7 (33.33%) Dimensional Modelling
4 7 (33.33%) Finance
4 7 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (33.33%) SDLC
5 6 (28.57%) SQL
6 5 (23.81%) ITIL
6 5 (23.81%) Validation
6 5 (23.81%) DV Cleared
6 5 (23.81%) Kimball Methodology
7 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
7 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
7 4 (19.05%) Banking
7 4 (19.05%) Data Analysis
7 4 (19.05%) Investment Banking
7 4 (19.05%) Teradata
7 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
7 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
7 4 (19.05%) Data Modelling
7 4 (19.05%) Data Mining
8 3 (14.29%) SOA
8 3 (14.29%) SLA
8 3 (14.29%) Cisco
8 3 (14.29%) Project Management
8 3 (14.29%) CCNP
8 3 (14.29%) CCNA

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 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.76%) AutoCAD
2 1 (4.76%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (19.05%) Data Mining
2 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Banking
2 4 (19.05%) Investment Banking
3 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 2 (9.52%) Avionics
5 1 (4.76%) Aerospace
5 1 (4.76%) Automotive
5 1 (4.76%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (14.29%) NOC Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) CAD Draughtsman
5 1 (4.76%) Draughtsman
5 1 (4.76%) Project Officer
5 1 (4.76%) Project Support Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Project Support Officer
5 1 (4.76%) Quality Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Service Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Support Officer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) Dimensional Modelling
1 7 (33.33%) SDLC
2 5 (23.81%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) Kimball Methodology
2 5 (23.81%) Validation
3 4 (19.05%) Data Analysis
3 4 (19.05%) Data Modelling
4 3 (14.29%) Migration
4 3 (14.29%) Project Management
4 3 (14.29%) Service Design
4 3 (14.29%) SOA
4 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
5 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
5 2 (9.52%) Process Improvement
5 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
6 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.76%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) HND
2 10 (47.62%) Degree
3 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 5 (23.81%) DV Cleared
5 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
6 3 (14.29%) CCNA
6 3 (14.29%) CCNP
6 3 (14.29%) Chartered Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (9.52%) APMP
7 2 (9.52%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 3 (14.29%) SLA
2 2 (9.52%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
1 4 (19.05%) Teradata
2 3 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (4.76%) Unisys