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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 111 115 105
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing HND 8 5 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.33% 0.21% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.16% 0.81% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Average daily rate
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- - £218
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £280
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £9.50 £11.55
% change year-on-year
+126.31% -17.74%
Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
692 619 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.34% 25.43% 22.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 241 252
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 5
Average hourly rate £17.07 £19.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.15% -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
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 22 July 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
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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
Reading +6 6 - -
Maidenhead - 2 - - 1
Hungerford - - - -
HND
South East

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 11 (78.57%) Telecoms
1 11 (78.57%) Degree
2 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 9 (64.29%) MS Excel
3 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 8 (57.14%) Oracle
3 8 (57.14%) MS Office
3 8 (57.14%) SAP
3 8 (57.14%) Workflow
3 8 (57.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (57.14%) Data Entry
3 8 (57.14%) Cyber Security
4 5 (35.71%) Mandarin Language
5 3 (21.43%) 3G
5 3 (21.43%) HNC
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (21.43%) 4G
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (14.29%) Change Control
6 2 (14.29%) VoLTE
6 2 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 2 (14.29%) Lean Six Sigma
6 2 (14.29%) FMCG
6 2 (14.29%) Logistics
6 2 (14.29%) Marketing
6 2 (14.29%) QA
6 2 (14.29%) GMP
6 2 (14.29%) NDS
6 2 (14.29%) UNIX
6 2 (14.29%) Linux

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (21.43%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (64.29%) MS Excel
2 8 (57.14%) MS Office
2 8 (57.14%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) 3G
1 3 (21.43%) 4G
2 2 (14.29%) VoLTE
3 1 (7.14%) 2G
3 1 (7.14%) SGSN
3 1 (7.14%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (7.14%) MS Access
General
1 11 (78.57%) Telecoms
2 9 (64.29%) Finance
3 5 (35.71%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (14.29%) Marketing
4 2 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (14.29%) Legal
4 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
4 2 (14.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Project Coordinator
1 5 (35.71%) Coordinator
2 3 (21.43%) Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) Project Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Graduate
3 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Junior
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) COM
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) UNIX
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Workflow
1 8 (57.14%) Data Entry
1 8 (57.14%) Cyber Security
2 2 (14.29%) Change Control
2 2 (14.29%) Lean Six Sigma
2 2 (14.29%) Logistics
2 2 (14.29%) Project Management
2 2 (14.29%) Six Sigma
2 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Perl
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) Degree
2 3 (21.43%) HNC
3 1 (7.14%) CCNP
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
1 2 (14.29%) GMP
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) NDS
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
1 8 (57.14%) Oracle
1 8 (57.14%) SAP
2 2 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (7.14%) NEC