The table below looks at the statistics for HND in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HND over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 92 75 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Contract jobs citing HND 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.059% 0.34% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.57% 3.60% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £333 £275
% change year-on-year
+2.25% +20.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £26.75 £15.58
% change year-on-year
+40.18% +71.69%
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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 Edinburgh region.

Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
174 111 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.35% 9.44% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 56 48
Average daily rate £375 £364 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.02% -9.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 5
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -61.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £19.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

HND
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

HND Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

HND
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

HND Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

HND
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

HND Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Degree
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) MS Office
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) SCCM
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Lync
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (60.00%) Application Packaging
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) HP
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (20.00%) vSphere
5 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (20.00%) iSCSI
5 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (20.00%) BitLocker
5 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
5 1 (20.00%) Office 365
5 1 (20.00%) SAN
5 1 (20.00%) Lotus

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (60.00%) Lync
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (20.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) VoIP
1 1 (20.00%) WLAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Network Support Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Support Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Network Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Data Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Network Support
1 1 (20.00%) Data Network Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Support Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
2 1 (20.00%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Lotus
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle