The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 121 122 124
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing HND 8 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.32% 0.46% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.22% 2.00% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £288
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +39.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £41.00 £22.38
% change year-on-year
-46.34% +83.24%
HND
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
655 650 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.24% 23.03% 25.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 301 293
Average daily rate £400 £398 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +8.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 28 22
Average hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £14.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +45.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.88 £14.64 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £39.00 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 30 April 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
Reading -17 4 - - 1
HND
South East

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (90.91%) HNC
2 9 (81.82%) 3G
2 9 (81.82%) 4G
3 8 (72.73%) High Availability
3 8 (72.73%) LTE
3 8 (72.73%) SIGTRAN
3 8 (72.73%) Diameter Protocol
3 8 (72.73%) SPML
3 8 (72.73%) INAP
3 8 (72.73%) Nokia
3 8 (72.73%) Change Management
3 8 (72.73%) LDAP
3 8 (72.73%) SOAP
4 7 (63.64%) MGW
5 6 (54.55%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (54.55%) Network Design
5 6 (54.55%) Integration Testing
5 6 (54.55%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (54.55%) Service Delivery
5 6 (54.55%) Project Management
5 6 (54.55%) Front Office
5 6 (54.55%) Back Office
5 6 (54.55%) Telecoms
6 2 (18.18%) Presales
6 2 (18.18%) Nokia DX200
6 2 (18.18%) Degree
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
6 2 (18.18%) Unix
6 2 (18.18%) C

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) 3G
1 9 (81.82%) 4G
2 8 (72.73%) Diameter Protocol
2 8 (72.73%) INAP
2 8 (72.73%) LDAP
2 8 (72.73%) LTE
2 8 (72.73%) SIGTRAN
3 7 (63.64%) MGW
4 2 (18.18%) Nokia DX200
5 1 (9.09%) 2G
5 1 (9.09%) NAS
5 1 (9.09%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (9.09%) SAN
5 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 1 (9.09%) WAN
General
1 6 (54.55%) Back Office
1 6 (54.55%) Front Office
1 6 (54.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Mobile Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) 3G Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) 4G Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Back Office Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Project Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) SOAP
1 8 (72.73%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Unix
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) NetWare
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Change Management
1 8 (72.73%) High Availability
2 6 (54.55%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (54.55%) Integration Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Network Design
2 6 (54.55%) Project Management
2 6 (54.55%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (54.55%) Service Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) Presales
4 1 (9.09%) Data Management
4 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
4 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Data Management
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) HNC
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) NVQ Level 3
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Nokia
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) EMC
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) SAP