Period
to 5 August 2020

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 5 August 2020 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
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 103 164 191
Rank change year-on-year +61 +27 -17
Contract jobs citing HNC 4 16 13
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.36% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.88% 1.81% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 3
Median daily rate £318 £325 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.31% -35.00% +24.22%
10th Percentile £306 £200 £450
90th Percentile £335 £340 £546
England median daily rate £383 £340 £450
% change year-on-year +12.50% -24.44% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
England median hourly rate £22.00 £31.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -30.16% -3.08% -

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 454 886 1,012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.66% 19.87% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 534 529
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £313 £259 £213
90th Percentile £638 £615 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 27 57
Median hourly rate £19.20 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -11.11% -26.15%
10th Percentile £13.45 £12.00 £12.12
90th Percentile £33.50 £47.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year - +53.85% -21.55%

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing HNC as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing HNC in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for HNC in the West Midlands

HNC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing HNC in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend 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 5 August 2020. 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
Warwickshire +14 3 £325 -2.26% 2
Staffordshire +12 1 £310 -
HNC
England

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing HNC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for HNC.

1 3 (75.00%) HND
1 3 (75.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (75.00%) Wireless
1 3 (75.00%) CCTV
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
1 3 (75.00%) User Experience
1 3 (75.00%) PMO
1 3 (75.00%) Public Sector
2 2 (50.00%) Project Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) Decision-Making
2 2 (50.00%) Resource Allocation
2 2 (50.00%) APMP
2 2 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (50.00%) Resource Management
2 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Internet
2 2 (50.00%) P3O
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (25.00%) VMS
3 1 (25.00%) TeMIP
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Data Management
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 2 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 3 (75.00%) Public Sector
2 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Resource Controller
2 1 (25.00%) ICT Manager
2 1 (25.00%) ICT Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Project Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) ONVIF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) CCTV
1 3 (75.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (50.00%) Decision-Making
2 2 (50.00%) Project Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) Resource Allocation
2 2 (50.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Management
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 1 (25.00%) Network Management
3 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
1 3 (75.00%) HND
2 2 (50.00%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) PMO
2 2 (50.00%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (25.00%) Verint
2 1 (25.00%) VMware