The first table below looks at the demand for HND in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HND over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Bristol 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 69 44 65
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +21
Contract jobs citing HND 3 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.38% 1.10% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.59% 4.08% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £318 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.73% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £295
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £39.25 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £12.54 £12.79
% change year-on-year
+71.45% -1.97%
Qualifications Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
116 147 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 14.55% 26.87% 19.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 95 92
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 18
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.35 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.27% -22.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £11.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £45.75 £44.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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HND
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

HND Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

HND Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

HND Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

HND
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) Validation
1 4 (80.00%) Scrum
1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (80.00%) V-Model
1 4 (80.00%) Waterfall
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2

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Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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.

Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Validation
1 4 (80.00%) Scrum
1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (80.00%) V-Model
1 4 (80.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA