The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 67 - 54
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing HND 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.47% - 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.31% - 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £295 £350
% change year-on-year
+27.11% -15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-3.29% -35.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Qualifications Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
173 150 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 20.14% 19.21% 19.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 104 74
Average daily rate £370 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £235 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 11
Average hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.55 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £32.13 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.90%

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

HND
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

HND
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 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 8 (66.67%) SQL
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Software Engineering
2 7 (58.33%) Software Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Selenium
2 7 (58.33%) Test Scripting
2 7 (58.33%) Java
2 7 (58.33%) ISEB
2 7 (58.33%) Validation
2 7 (58.33%) V-Model
2 7 (58.33%) Waterfall
2 7 (58.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (58.33%) Test Planning
3 6 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (50.00%) Linux
4 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (33.33%) Degree
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) BDD
5 3 (25.00%) Eclipse
6 2 (16.67%) HNC
6 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
6 2 (16.67%) Open Source
6 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
7 1 (8.33%) REST
7 1 (8.33%) Behat
7 1 (8.33%) Android SDK

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MicroStation
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Selenium
2 6 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (25.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 1 (8.33%) Behat
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Test Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) CAD Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (8.33%) XML
1 1 (8.33%) JSON
1 1 (8.33%) RESTful
1 1 (8.33%) REST
1 1 (8.33%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (16.67%) Open Source
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) STB
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Validation
2 7 (58.33%) Test Scripting
2 7 (58.33%) V-Model
2 7 (58.33%) Waterfall
2 7 (58.33%) Software Engineering
2 7 (58.33%) Software Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Test Planning
3 4 (33.33%) BDD
3 4 (33.33%) Scrum
3 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) Android Development
4 1 (8.33%) CAD
4 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) ISEB
1 7 (58.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) HNC
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared