The table below looks at the statistics for HND in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HND over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 33 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing HND 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.23% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 4.60% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £19.50 £22.44
% change year-on-year
+69.23% -13.09%
HND
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
87 38 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 26.69% 9.77% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 23 22
Average daily rate £370 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.51% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £208 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £618 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 5 1
Average hourly rate £46.50 £19.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.46% -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

HND
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HND across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

HND Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

HND
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HND across the Bedfordshire region.

HND Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

HND
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HND across the Bedfordshire region.

HND Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

HND
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 2 £325 -
HND
East of England

HND
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing HND also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HND.

1 5 (71.43%) C
1 5 (71.43%) HNC
1 5 (71.43%) EMC
1 5 (71.43%) Firmware
1 5 (71.43%) Electronics
1 5 (71.43%) Validation
1 5 (71.43%) VHDL
1 5 (71.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
1 5 (71.43%) JTAG
1 5 (71.43%) Stress Analysis
1 5 (71.43%) IEC 61508
1 5 (71.43%) DO-254
1 5 (71.43%) Schematic Capture
2 2 (28.57%) Software Architecture
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) SOA
2 2 (28.57%) Multithreading
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing HND also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HND. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 5 (71.43%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Design Engineer
1 5 (71.43%) Electronics Engineer
1 5 (71.43%) Firmware Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 5 (71.43%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Schematic Capture
1 5 (71.43%) Stress Analysis
1 5 (71.43%) Validation
2 2 (28.57%) Multithreading
2 2 (28.57%) SOA
2 2 (28.57%) Software Architecture
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) HNC
1 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) DO-254
1 5 (71.43%) IEC 61508
1 5 (71.43%) JTAG
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) EMC