The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for HNC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
UK
Rank 540 615 545
Rank change year-on-year +75 -70  
Contract jobs citing HNC 53 29 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.055% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 0.26% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 9 29
Median daily rate £323 £275 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.27% -24.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £115 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £540 £678
UK excluding London median daily rate £316 £275 £365
% change year-on-year +14.90% -24.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 10
Median hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +89.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £24.15 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £39.15 £25.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £35.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year +17.60% +89.33%  

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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9414 11094 10598
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.78% 20.85% 20.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5980 6917 6023
Median daily rate £420 £405 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 405 479
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

HNC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HNC in the UK

HNC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HNC over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HNC in the UK

HNC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HNC in the UK

HNC
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HNC over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HNC in the UK

HNC
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the UK over the 3 months to 25 March 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
England +57 51 £334 +17.10% 22
South East +22 17 £345 +24.32% 2
South West +11 11 £311 - 3
London +38 7 £363 - 1
Hampshire +12 6 £345 - 1
Berkshire +26 5 £223 -21.92%
Reading +19 5 £223 -21.92%
North West - 5 £342 - 4
Yorkshire +18 4 - - 3
Bristol - 4 £345 - 2
Gloucestershire - 4 £225 -
East of England 0 3 - - 2
West Sussex - 3 - -
Lancashire - 3 £342 -
Middlesbrough - 3 - -
Winchester - 3 £375 -
Worthing - 3 - -
North Yorkshire - 3 - - 2
Wiltshire +3 2 £300 -
East Midlands -4 2 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 - - 6
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Greenford - 2 £283 -
Middlesex - 2 £375 -
Scotland +19 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +7 1 - - 1
Surrey +7 1 - -
Derby -8 1 - -
Derbyshire -9 1 - -
Cumbria - 1 - -

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 with a requirement for HNC.

1 36 (42.35%) Degree
2 30 (35.29%) Security Cleared
3 29 (34.12%) HND
4 21 (24.71%) Microsoft
5 17 (20.00%) ITIL
6 15 (17.65%) .NET
6 15 (17.65%) DV Cleared
7 13 (15.29%) JavaScript
7 13 (15.29%) Project Management
7 13 (15.29%) Telecoms
8 12 (14.12%) C#
8 12 (14.12%) SQL Server
8 12 (14.12%) Windows
9 11 (12.94%) C
9 11 (12.94%) SQL
9 11 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (11.76%) ASP.NET
10 10 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (11.76%) MS Excel
10 10 (11.76%) Service Delivery
10 10 (11.76%) Change Management
10 10 (11.76%) SC Cleared
11 9 (10.59%) SCCM
11 9 (10.59%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (10.59%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (10.59%) Software Packaging
11 9 (10.59%) Problem Management
11 9 (10.59%) CCNA
11 9 (10.59%) Active Directory
11 9 (10.59%) Citrix

HNC
Top Related IT Skills 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 5 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.35%) Confluence
2 2 (2.35%) Documentum
3 1 (1.18%) Apache
3 1 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.41%) MS Office
3 3 (3.53%) Acrobat
4 2 (2.35%) CorelDRAW
4 2 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.35%) MS Project
4 2 (2.35%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.18%) 3ds Max
5 1 (1.18%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (1.18%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (1.18%) AutoCAD
5 1 (1.18%) CATIA
5 1 (1.18%) FrameMaker
5 1 (1.18%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.18%) Siemens NX
5 1 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.18%) Primavera
2 1 (1.18%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (1.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.88%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (4.71%) LAN
2 4 (4.71%) LTE
3 3 (3.53%) 2G
3 3 (3.53%) 3G
3 3 (3.53%) 4G
3 3 (3.53%) Internet
3 3 (3.53%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.53%) WAN
4 2 (2.35%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.18%) ATM
5 1 (1.18%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.18%) HTTP
5 1 (1.18%) Network Security
5 1 (1.18%) Profibus
5 1 (1.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.12%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.53%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.35%) MS Access
4 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (2.35%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 2 (2.35%) Oracle9i Database
4 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.18%) GIS
5 1 (1.18%) MySQL
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (5.88%) MSTest
2 5 (5.88%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.53%) Protractor
3 3 (3.53%) Selenium
3 3 (3.53%) SpecFlow
3 3 (3.53%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.35%) JIRA
4 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.18%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (15.29%) Telecoms
2 8 (9.41%) Finance
3 5 (5.88%) Aerospace
4 3 (3.53%) Marketing
5 2 (2.35%) Avionics
5 2 (2.35%) Electronics
5 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.18%) Automotive
6 1 (1.18%) Back Office
6 1 (1.18%) Local Government
6 1 (1.18%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (18.82%) Developer
2 9 (10.59%) Project Manager
3 8 (9.41%) Test Engineer
4 6 (7.06%) .NET Developer
5 5 (5.88%) Network Engineer
5 5 (5.88%) Support Engineer
6 4 (4.71%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (4.71%) Software Developer
7 3 (3.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (3.53%) Architect
7 3 (3.53%) Author
7 3 (3.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (3.53%) Developer in Test
7 3 (3.53%) IT Manager
7 3 (3.53%) Network Support
7 3 (3.53%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) NOC Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) Operations Support Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.65%) .NET
2 10 (11.76%) ASP.NET
3 9 (10.59%) Software Packaging
4 8 (9.41%) XML
5 7 (8.24%) .NET Framework
5 7 (8.24%) Entity Framework
5 7 (8.24%) WCF
5 7 (8.24%) Web Services
6 3 (3.53%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.53%) HTML
6 3 (3.53%) REST
6 3 (3.53%) XSLT
7 2 (2.35%) ADO.NET
7 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (2.35%) Classic ASP
7 2 (2.35%) CSS
7 2 (2.35%) LINQ
7 2 (2.35%) LINQ to SQL
8 1 (1.18%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.41%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.88%) Driving Licence
3 5 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.35%) CESG
5 1 (1.18%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.18%) Motion Graphics
5 1 (1.18%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.12%) Windows
2 5 (5.88%) Unix
3 2 (2.35%) Linux
4 1 (1.18%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.00%) ITIL
2 13 (15.29%) Project Management
3 10 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (11.76%) Change Management
3 10 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 9 (10.59%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (10.59%) Problem Management
4 9 (10.59%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (8.24%) Mathematics
5 7 (8.24%) Process Improvement
5 7 (8.24%) Service Management
5 7 (8.24%) Validation
6 6 (7.06%) Test Strategy
7 5 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (5.88%) Automated Testing
7 5 (5.88%) Software Engineering
8 4 (4.71%) Quality Management
8 4 (4.71%) SDLC
8 4 (4.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (4.71%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.29%) JavaScript
2 12 (14.12%) C#
3 11 (12.94%) C
3 11 (12.94%) SQL
4 7 (8.24%) Java
5 3 (3.53%) Perl
5 3 (3.53%) VB
6 2 (2.35%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.35%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (42.35%) Degree
2 30 (35.29%) Security Cleared
3 29 (34.12%) HND
4 15 (17.65%) DV Cleared
5 10 (11.76%) SC Cleared
6 9 (10.59%) CCNA
6 9 (10.59%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (7.06%) CCNP
8 5 (5.88%) Chartered Engineer
9 3 (3.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (3.53%) PMP
10 2 (2.35%) APMP
10 2 (2.35%) ISEB
11 1 (1.18%) NVQ Level 4
11 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.88%) SLA
2 4 (4.71%) ISO 9001
3 3 (3.53%) Def Stans
4 2 (2.35%) QA
5 1 (1.18%) GAMP
5 1 (1.18%) GMP
System Software
1 9 (10.59%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (7.06%) Virtual Desktop
3 6 (7.06%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (10.59%) SCCM
2 1 (1.18%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.18%) OpenView
2 1 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 21 (24.71%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.59%) Citrix
3 6 (7.06%) Oracle
4 5 (5.88%) Cisco
5 3 (3.53%) HP
6 2 (2.35%) Adobe
6 2 (2.35%) Blue Coat
6 2 (2.35%) Intel Security
6 2 (2.35%) Riverbed
6 2 (2.35%) Rockwell
6 2 (2.35%) Serena
6 2 (2.35%) Siemens
7 1 (1.18%) Allen-Bradley
7 1 (1.18%) Juniper
7 1 (1.18%) SevOne
7 1 (1.18%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.18%) Unisys
7 1 (1.18%) Wonderware
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