The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for HNC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
England / Yorkshire
Rank 122 134 -
Rank change year-on-year +12 -  
Contract jobs citing HNC 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.19% 0.036% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.25% 0.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £275 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £316 £275 £383
% change year-on-year +14.90% -28.10%  
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 Yorkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 321 452 397
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 15.07% 16.12% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 284 272
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £225 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 15
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +26.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.54 £32.20 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire

HNC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HNC in Yorkshire

HNC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HNC in Yorkshire

HNC
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
North Yorkshire - 3 - - 2
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for HNC.

1 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) XML
2 3 (50.00%) XSLT
2 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle8/8i Database
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (16.67%) Data Extraction
4 1 (16.67%) Adobe
4 1 (16.67%) SLA

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (16.67%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (16.67%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Applications Support
1 1 (16.67%) Applications Support Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Audio Visual Technician
1 1 (16.67%) Consultant
1 1 (16.67%) Database Consultant
1 1 (16.67%) Database Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Field Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Field Support Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) IT Manager
1 1 (16.67%) IT Project Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365 Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Project Office Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) XML
1 3 (50.00%) XSLT
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
1 1 (16.67%) Motion Graphics
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Data Extraction
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Adobe