The table below looks at the statistics for HND in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HND over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 114 120 126
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +6
Contract jobs citing HND 11 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.46% 0.12% 0.042%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.38% 0.77% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate £480 £600 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £21.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.04% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £19.50 £22.44
% change year-on-year
+69.23% -13.09%
HND
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Qualifications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
462 389 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 19.43% 15.52% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 190 214
Average daily rate £363 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £194 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 47 29
Average hourly rate £43.82 £21.50 £18.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.82% +14.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £42.00 £39.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

HND
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

HND Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

HND
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

HND Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

HND
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HND across the East of England region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

HND Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

HND
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

HND Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

HND
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the East of England region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Cambridgeshire +12 5 £480 -20.00%
Bedfordshire - 4 £325 -
Essex - 1 - - 2
Hertfordshire - 1 £325 -
HND
England

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 15 (83.33%) HNC
2 8 (44.44%) Project Management
3 7 (38.89%) Firmware
3 7 (38.89%) PRINCE2
3 7 (38.89%) Electronics
3 7 (38.89%) Validation
3 7 (38.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 7 (38.89%) IEC 61508
3 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 6 (33.33%) Performance Management
4 6 (33.33%) Finance
4 6 (33.33%) C
5 5 (27.78%) EMC
5 5 (27.78%) VHDL
5 5 (27.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 5 (27.78%) Degree
5 5 (27.78%) JTAG
5 5 (27.78%) Stress Analysis
5 5 (27.78%) Schematic Capture
5 5 (27.78%) DO-254
6 3 (16.67%) Software Architecture
6 3 (16.67%) Multithreading
6 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 3 (16.67%) SOA
6 3 (16.67%) C#
6 3 (16.67%) SQL
6 3 (16.67%) .NET
7 2 (11.11%) Windows

HND
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 2 (11.11%) LabVIEW
General
1 7 (38.89%) Electronics
2 6 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Project Manager
2 5 (27.78%) Applications Manager
2 5 (27.78%) Applications Project Manager
2 5 (27.78%) Design Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Electronics Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Firmware Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) IT Manager
2 5 (27.78%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.56%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (5.56%) .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (5.56%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.56%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (5.56%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Developer
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Validation Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (27.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 5 (27.78%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Project Management
2 7 (38.89%) PRINCE2
2 7 (38.89%) Validation
3 6 (33.33%) Performance Management
4 5 (27.78%) Schematic Capture
4 5 (27.78%) Stress Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) Multithreading
5 3 (16.67%) SOA
5 3 (16.67%) Software Architecture
5 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) C
2 3 (16.67%) C#
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (83.33%) HNC
2 7 (38.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 5 (27.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) IEC 61508
2 5 (27.78%) DO-254
2 5 (27.78%) JTAG
3 2 (11.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) EMC