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 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
UK / Wales
Rank 65 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing HNC 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.14% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £288 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £316 £273 £383
% change year-on-year +15.96% -28.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £34.82
% change year-on-year +5.63% +1.95%  

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 Wales.

Academic & Professional Certification
Wales
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 283 209 244
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 40.54% 30.42% 35.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 135 112
Median daily rate £425 £350 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -17.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £138 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £559
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 11
Median hourly rate £20.00 £43.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.02% +222.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.22 £16.00 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £60.00 £36.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 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
South Wales - 1 £288 -
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for HNC.

1 2 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Intel Security
1 2 (100.00%) CESG
1 2 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Riverbed
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Network Design
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (50.00%) QA

HNC
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Installations Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Network Design Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) CESG
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (50.00%) Network Design
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Intel Security
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Riverbed