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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 109 128 105
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -23
Contract jobs citing HND 21 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.73% 0.28% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.61% 1.19% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£260 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £340
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.69 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+54.26% -26.81%
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
805 672 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.99% 23.82% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 291 170
Average daily rate £385 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £205 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.06% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 34 16
Average hourly rate £32.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.12% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £15.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £167.25 £55.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -33.96%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HND across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

HND Daily Rate Histogram 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 2 March 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 +6 11 £314 -
Newbury - 9 £260 - 4
Hungerford - - - -
HND
South East

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 18 (69.23%) Telecoms
2 14 (53.85%) Degree
3 10 (38.46%) Service Delivery
4 9 (34.62%) SLA
5 8 (30.77%) Ericsson
5 8 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (26.92%) SQL
6 7 (26.92%) HNC
7 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
7 6 (23.08%) 3G
7 6 (23.08%) 2G
7 6 (23.08%) 4G
8 5 (19.23%) Radio Access Network
8 5 (19.23%) Finance
8 5 (19.23%) LTE
8 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (19.23%) CCNP
8 5 (19.23%) CCNA
9 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
9 4 (15.38%) Oracle
9 4 (15.38%) MS Office
9 4 (15.38%) SAP
9 4 (15.38%) Data Entry
9 4 (15.38%) Workflow
9 4 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
9 4 (15.38%) Cyber Security
10 3 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (11.54%) Test Planning
10 3 (11.54%) V-Model
10 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 4 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (15.38%) MS Office
3 1 (3.85%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) 3G
1 6 (23.08%) 2G
1 6 (23.08%) 4G
2 5 (19.23%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (19.23%) LTE
3 1 (3.85%) SS7
3 1 (3.85%) GSM
3 1 (3.85%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) MS Access
1 2 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Selenium
1 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.69%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.85%) JMeter
3 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
General
1 18 (69.23%) Telecoms
2 5 (19.23%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (15.38%) Project Administrator
1 4 (15.38%) Developer
1 4 (15.38%) Administrator
2 2 (7.69%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
2 2 (7.69%) WPF Developer
3 1 (3.85%) Supplier Manager
3 1 (3.85%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
3 1 (3.85%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (3.85%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
1 2 (7.69%) XML
1 2 (7.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) UNIX
1 3 (11.54%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Service Delivery
2 4 (15.38%) Workflow
2 4 (15.38%) Data Entry
2 4 (15.38%) Cyber Security
3 3 (11.54%) Test Planning
3 3 (11.54%) V-Model
3 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
3 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
3 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
3 3 (11.54%) Software Testing
3 3 (11.54%) Validation
3 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.69%) TDD
4 2 (7.69%) Change Management
4 2 (7.69%) MVC
4 2 (7.69%) BDD
5 1 (3.85%) Product Marketing
5 1 (3.85%) Matrix Management
5 1 (3.85%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) Java
3 2 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (53.85%) Degree
2 7 (26.92%) HNC
3 5 (19.23%) CCNP
3 5 (19.23%) CCNA
3 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (11.54%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (34.62%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) NDS
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Ericsson
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle
2 4 (15.38%) SAP
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) TIBCO
3 1 (3.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks