Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for HNC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 104 121
Rank change year-on-year +20 +17 -6
Contract jobs citing HNC 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.25% 0.14% 0.061%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.80% 0.45% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Wales median daily rate £350 £288 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.74% -0.86% +5.45%
UK median daily rate £338 £350 £358
% change year-on-year -3.43% -2.10% +19.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £25.12 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -30.22% -4.00% +74.42%

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 Wales with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Wales
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 373 448 456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 31.16% 31.46% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 300 299
Wales median daily rate £375 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.64% +10.67% -
10th Percentile £141 £221 £185
90th Percentile £575 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 16
Wales median hourly rate £38.75 £57.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.61% +177.11% +23.29%
10th Percentile £14.99 £14.45 £10.09
90th Percentile £58.75 £78.00 £43.39
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for HNC in Wales

HNC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HNC in Wales

HNC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HNC in Wales

HNC
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 22 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
South Wales +13 3 £350 +21.74%
HNC
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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 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 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