The table below looks at the statistics for HND in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HND over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 66 74 67
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs citing HND 16 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.36% 0.097% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.71% 0.59% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 5
Average daily rate
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£280 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £310 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £310 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £268 £260
% change year-on-year
+7.94% +2.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.79 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+13.99% -29.82%
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Qualifications Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
280 170 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 23.73% 16.41% 22.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 94 102
Average daily rate £330 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £135 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £475 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 14
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -33.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £18.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

HND
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

HND Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

HND
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

HND Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

HND
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HND across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

HND Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

HND
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

HND Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

HND
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. 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
Milton Keynes - 13 £340 -
Buckingham - - - -
HND
South East

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 14 (70.00%) Project Management
2 11 (55.00%) HNC
2 11 (55.00%) PRINCE2
2 11 (55.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 10 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (45.00%) MS Project
4 9 (45.00%) Service Delivery
5 7 (35.00%) DV Cleared
6 5 (25.00%) Degree
6 5 (25.00%) Finance
7 4 (20.00%) Windows
8 3 (15.00%) MS Visio
8 3 (15.00%) Ericsson
8 3 (15.00%) XML
8 3 (15.00%) C#
8 3 (15.00%) Java
8 3 (15.00%) PL/SQL
8 3 (15.00%) SQL
8 3 (15.00%) .NET
8 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
8 3 (15.00%) AutoCAD
8 3 (15.00%) DVB
8 3 (15.00%) Telnet
8 3 (15.00%) JIRA
8 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
8 3 (15.00%) QA
8 3 (15.00%) Selenium
8 3 (15.00%) Tandberg

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 9 (45.00%) MS Project
2 3 (15.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (15.00%) AutoCAD
3 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) DVB
1 3 (15.00%) Telnet
2 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) JIRA
1 3 (15.00%) Selenium
1 3 (15.00%) WatiN
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Tester
2 3 (15.00%) Senior Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) QA Tester
3 2 (10.00%) Broadcast Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
1 3 (15.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Project Management
2 11 (55.00%) PRINCE2
3 9 (45.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Workflow
4 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.00%) Change Management
5 2 (10.00%) Six Sigma
6 1 (5.00%) Service Management
6 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.00%) Information Management
6 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.00%) Scrum
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL
6 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) C#
1 3 (15.00%) Java
1 3 (15.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) HNC
1 11 (55.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 10 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (35.00%) DV Cleared
4 5 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (10.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 2 (10.00%) CCNA
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) BS15000
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Ericsson
2 3 (15.00%) Telerik
2 3 (15.00%) Tandberg
3 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) HP