Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for HNC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 September 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)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 34 -
Rank change year-on-year -4 - -
Contract jobs citing HNC 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.37% 0.83% -
As % of the Qualifications category 6.67% 6.06% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Staffordshire median daily rate £500 - -
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £401 £110
% change year-on-year +24.61% +264.77% -45.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - £20.88 -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £29.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year - +15.45% -28.23%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 60 33 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 20.55% 13.75% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 20 31
Staffordshire median daily rate £381 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.13% +4.62% -9.72%
10th Percentile £302 £273 £204
90th Percentile £527 £475 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £401 £403 £375
% change year-on-year -0.50% +7.33% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Staffordshire median hourly rate £52.00 £29.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.31% -36.96% +206.67%
10th Percentile £20.16 £15.80 £43.10
90th Percentile £57.20 £45.90 £135.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -36.00% +16.28% -27.90%

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for HNC in Staffordshire

HNC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HNC in Staffordshire

HNC
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 20 September 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
Tamworth - 3 £500 -
HNC
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for HNC.

1 4 (100.00%) HND
1 4 (100.00%) Electronics
1 4 (100.00%) Law
1 4 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 4 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 4 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Reverse Engineering
1 4 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (75.00%) Decision-Making
2 3 (75.00%) Network Management
2 3 (75.00%) Communications Security
2 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (75.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps

HNC
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

General
1 4 (100.00%) Electronics
1 4 (100.00%) Law
2 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 4 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 4 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 4 (100.00%) Reverse Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Communications Security
2 3 (75.00%) Decision-Making
2 3 (75.00%) Network Management
2 3 (75.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) HND
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared