Period
to 11 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for HNC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 11 December 2019 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank - 207 184
Contract jobs citing HNC 0 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.077% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.39% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
West Midlands median daily rate - - £401
England median daily rate £388 £414 £390
% change year-on-year -6.34% +6.09% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £22.63
England median hourly rate £22.50 £17.13 £27.19
% change year-on-year +31.35% -36.99% -7.06%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 698 1,019 855
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.96% 19.60% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 598 469
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £213 £216 £195
90th Percentile £594 £544 £525
England median daily rate £465 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 48 51
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £17.77 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.78% -41.75% +24.49%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.62 £11.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £50.05 £50.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% - -1.96%

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing HNC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for HNC in the West Midlands

HNC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HNC in the West Midlands

HNC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HNC in the West Midlands