Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 178 217 164
Rank change year-on-year +39 -53 +7
Contract jobs citing HNC 6 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.048% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 0.23% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
West Midlands median daily rate £401 £135 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +197.22% -43.16% +31.94%
10th Percentile £392 £135 £206
90th Percentile £412 £135 £279
England median daily rate £390 £370 £358
% change year-on-year +5.41% +3.50% +19.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.63 - £35.00
10th Percentile £14.24 - £32.50
90th Percentile £33.91 - £37.50
England median hourly rate £28.06 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -22.06% -4.00% +66.67%

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 853 1279 933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.80% 20.59% 18.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 703 499
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -
10th Percentile £207 £238 £198
90th Percentile £524 £544 £525
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 43 66
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £24.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.49% -22.07% +44.55%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.55 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.00 £43.77
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -1.49% +10.87% +21.05%

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

HNC
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HNC in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HNC in the West Midlands

HNC
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 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
Birmingham - 1 £400 - 1
Solihull - 1 £403 -
Staffordshire - 1 - - 2
Warwickshire - 1 - -
HNC
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for HNC.

1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) QA
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) vSphere
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Demand Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) HND
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) UML
3 1 (16.67%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Logistics
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (16.67%) MCITP

HNC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) IT Support
1 1 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Support Officer
1 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Demand Management
2 1 (16.67%) ERP
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Logistics
2 1 (16.67%) Operations Research
2 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
2 1 (16.67%) UML
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) HND
2 1 (16.67%) MCITP
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) SAP
1 1 (16.67%) VMware