The first table below looks at the demand for HND in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HND over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Berkshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 125 117 123
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing HND 5 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.17% 0.20% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.71% 0.89% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Average daily rate - - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £255
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +27.90%
Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
705 562 732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.09% 22.65% 23.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 205 294
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 13
Average hourly rate £15.38 £18.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.89% +29.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.76 £12.46 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £56.00 £33.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
HND
South East

HND
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

HND Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

HND
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

HND Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

HND
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

HND Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

HND
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 3 - - 2
Maidenhead -8 1 - -
HND
South East

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 10 (76.92%) Telecoms
2 8 (61.54%) MS Excel
3 7 (53.85%) Degree
4 5 (38.46%) LTE
4 5 (38.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (38.46%) Oracle
4 5 (38.46%) MS Office
4 5 (38.46%) Finance
4 5 (38.46%) SLA
4 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 5 (38.46%) 3G
5 4 (30.77%) SAP
5 4 (30.77%) Mandarin Language
5 4 (30.77%) Data Entry
5 4 (30.77%) Cyber Security
5 4 (30.77%) Workflow
6 3 (23.08%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (23.08%) 4G
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (23.08%) WiMAX
6 3 (23.08%) ATM
6 3 (23.08%) WCDMA
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (15.38%) Mapinfo
7 2 (15.38%) Service Management
7 2 (15.38%) 2G
7 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
7 2 (15.38%) HNC
7 2 (15.38%) GSM

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (61.54%) MS Excel
2 5 (38.46%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (38.46%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) LTE
1 5 (38.46%) 3G
2 3 (23.08%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (23.08%) 4G
2 3 (23.08%) WiMAX
2 3 (23.08%) ATM
2 3 (23.08%) WCDMA
3 2 (15.38%) 2G
3 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
3 2 (15.38%) GSM
3 2 (15.38%) SDH
3 2 (15.38%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
General
1 10 (76.92%) Telecoms
2 5 (38.46%) Finance
3 4 (30.77%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (7.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Coordinator
1 4 (30.77%) Project Coordinator
2 2 (15.38%) Incident Manager
2 2 (15.38%) RF Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) RF Optimisation Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Transmission Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) OSS Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) OSS Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Graduate
3 1 (7.69%) Junior
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Data Entry
1 4 (30.77%) Cyber Security
1 4 (30.77%) Workflow
2 2 (15.38%) Service Management
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Fault Management
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) R
1 1 (7.69%) Korn
1 1 (7.69%) Perl
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (15.38%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) SAP
3 2 (15.38%) Mapinfo
3 2 (15.38%) Google
4 1 (7.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (7.69%) Velocent
4 1 (7.69%) Cerion
4 1 (7.69%) Greenplum
4 1 (7.69%) Ericsson
4 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
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