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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 71 58 57
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -1
Contract jobs citing HND 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.33% 0.28% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.41% 1.38% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £305 £370
% change year-on-year
+18.85% -17.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -30.00%
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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
213 145 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 23.48% 20.06% 19.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 101 77
Average daily rate £390 £358 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 17
Average hourly rate £46.25 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+156.94% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £11.70 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £35.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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 9 (75.00%) SQL
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 8 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Selenium
2 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 8 (66.67%) ISEB
2 8 (66.67%) Validation
2 8 (66.67%) V-Model
2 8 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 8 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (66.67%) Test Planning
3 6 (50.00%) Java
4 5 (41.67%) Scrum
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
4 5 (41.67%) Linux
4 5 (41.67%) Git (software)
4 5 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 3 (25.00%) Degree
5 3 (25.00%) BDD
6 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
6 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
6 2 (16.67%) HNC
6 2 (16.67%) Eclipse
7 1 (8.33%) CAD
7 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (8.33%) C#
7 1 (8.33%) HTML

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MicroStation
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Selenium
2 5 (41.67%) Git (software)
2 5 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 2 (16.67%) Eclipse
4 1 (8.33%) Behat
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
1 4 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Android Developer
3 1 (8.33%) CAD Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
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%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) STB
2 1 (8.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Validation
2 8 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 8 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 8 (66.67%) V-Model
2 8 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 8 (66.67%) Test Planning
3 5 (41.67%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) TDD
4 3 (25.00%) BDD
5 1 (8.33%) Android Development
5 1 (8.33%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) ISEB
1 8 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) HNC
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared