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 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 115 112 121
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Contract jobs citing HND 7 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.28% 0.40% 0.083%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.38% 1.41% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
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£270 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
-6.15% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.44 £21.50 £9.38
% change year-on-year
+27.62% +129.33%
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
508 710 639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.49% 28.41% 26.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 299 243
Average daily rate £395 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 6 19
Average hourly rate £21.55 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% +8.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

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 June 2015. 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 +2 4 £270 -
Newbury - 2 - -
HND
South East

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 25 (86.21%) Telecoms
2 15 (51.72%) Degree
3 13 (44.83%) HNC
4 12 (41.38%) Service Delivery
5 11 (37.93%) 3G
5 11 (37.93%) MS Excel
5 11 (37.93%) 2G
5 11 (37.93%) 4G
6 10 (34.48%) LTE
7 9 (31.03%) SQL
7 9 (31.03%) SLA
7 9 (31.03%) CCNP
7 9 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (31.03%) Radio Access Network
8 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (27.59%) Ericsson
8 8 (27.59%) CCNA
8 8 (27.59%) UNIX
9 7 (24.14%) MS Access
9 7 (24.14%) Perl
9 7 (24.14%) XML
10 5 (17.24%) Linux
10 5 (17.24%) Finance
11 4 (13.79%) MS Office
12 3 (10.34%) SAP
12 3 (10.34%) Oracle
12 3 (10.34%) Windows
12 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
12 3 (10.34%) Workflow
12 3 (10.34%) Data Entry

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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.

Applications
1 11 (37.93%) MS Excel
2 4 (13.79%) MS Office
3 3 (10.34%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) 3G
1 11 (37.93%) 2G
1 11 (37.93%) 4G
2 10 (34.48%) LTE
3 9 (31.03%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (6.90%) LAN
4 2 (6.90%) Internet
5 1 (3.45%) GSM
5 1 (3.45%) UMTS
5 1 (3.45%) SGSN
5 1 (3.45%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Selenium
1 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
2 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.45%) JMeter
General
1 25 (86.21%) Telecoms
2 5 (17.24%) Finance
3 2 (6.90%) Electronics
4 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (10.34%) Administrator
1 3 (10.34%) Project Administrator
2 2 (6.90%) Consultant
2 2 (6.90%) Solutions Designer
2 2 (6.90%) Solutions Consultant
2 2 (6.90%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (6.90%) Designer
2 2 (6.90%) Technical Designer
3 1 (3.45%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (3.45%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) AWS Developer
3 1 (3.45%) Developer
3 1 (3.45%) Support Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) Project Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) UNIX
2 5 (17.24%) Linux
3 3 (10.34%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Service Delivery
2 3 (10.34%) Workflow
2 3 (10.34%) Data Entry
2 3 (10.34%) Cyber Security
3 2 (6.90%) Test Planning
3 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
3 2 (6.90%) Test Scripting
3 2 (6.90%) ITIL
3 2 (6.90%) V-Model
3 2 (6.90%) Validation
3 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.90%) Change Management
3 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
3 2 (6.90%) Software Testing
4 1 (3.45%) Unit Testing
4 1 (3.45%) TDD
4 1 (3.45%) Product Marketing
4 1 (3.45%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) SQL
2 7 (24.14%) Perl
3 2 (6.90%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (51.72%) Degree
2 13 (44.83%) HNC
3 9 (31.03%) CCNP
3 9 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (27.59%) CCNA
5 2 (6.90%) ISEB
5 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (31.03%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) NDS
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Ericsson
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle
2 3 (10.34%) SAP
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) VMware
4 1 (3.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (3.45%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.45%) Alcatel-Lucent