The table below looks at the statistics for HND in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HND over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK / England
Rank 542 523 508
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -15
Contract jobs citing HND 28 69 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.069% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.34% 0.70% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 32 34
Median daily rate £260 £328 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.67% -12.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £270 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £480 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £185 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-43.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 8
Median hourly rate £30.00 £12.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.30 £11.90 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £43.00 £22.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £17.48 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+54.46% -20.54%

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

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
8247 9801 9486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.22% 21.05% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5232 6006 5627
Median daily rate £423 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.04% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £258 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 451 434
Median hourly rate £29.00 £35.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.30% +89.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £55.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.12%

HND
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing HND as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

HND Jobs Demand Trend in England

HND
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

HND Daily Rate Trend in England

HND
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HND across the England region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

HND Daily Rate Histogram in England

HND
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

HND Hourly Rate Trend in England

HND
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HND across the England region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

HND Hourly Rate Histogram in England

HND
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the England region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +13 13 £220 -22.80% 9
North West +24 4 £163 -48.45% 3
East Midlands +6 4 - - 2
London +9 3 £375 -16.66%
South West -9 2 - - 4
East of England -12 1 £350 -27.08% 4
North East - 1 £285 - 9
HND
UK

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing HND also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for HND.

1 43 (71.67%) Degree
2 27 (45.00%) Microsoft
3 25 (41.67%) HNC
4 21 (35.00%) MS Excel
4 21 (35.00%) Telecoms
5 19 (31.67%) MS Office
6 18 (30.00%) Finance
7 15 (25.00%) Oracle
8 13 (21.67%) SQL
8 13 (21.67%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (18.33%) SQL Server
10 10 (16.67%) Workflow
10 10 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
11 9 (15.00%) Computer Science
12 8 (13.33%) C#
12 8 (13.33%) SAP
12 8 (13.33%) Automated Testing
12 8 (13.33%) Data Entry
12 8 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
13 7 (11.67%) Radio Access Network
13 7 (11.67%) Software Engineering
13 7 (11.67%) .NET
13 7 (11.67%) Java
13 7 (11.67%) JavaScript
14 6 (10.00%) PL/SQL
14 6 (10.00%) ASP.NET
14 6 (10.00%) Web Services
14 6 (10.00%) Cisco
14 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (10.00%) Windows

HND
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 4 (6.67%) SAS
1 4 (6.67%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.33%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.67%) Apache
3 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 21 (35.00%) MS Excel
2 19 (31.67%) MS Office
3 10 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (6.67%) MS Project
5 2 (3.33%) Acrobat
5 2 (3.33%) CorelDRAW
5 2 (3.33%) FrameMaker
6 1 (1.67%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) Office 365
1 4 (6.67%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.67%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (10.00%) 2G
2 6 (10.00%) 3G
2 6 (10.00%) 4G
3 4 (6.67%) Skype
3 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (6.67%) Wireless
4 3 (5.00%) LTE
5 2 (3.33%) Bluetooth
5 2 (3.33%) WebEx
5 2 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (3.33%) ZigBee
6 1 (1.67%) Avaya Modular Messaging
6 1 (1.67%) BGP
6 1 (1.67%) Extranet
6 1 (1.67%) Internet
6 1 (1.67%) LAN
6 1 (1.67%) MPLS
6 1 (1.67%) OSPF
6 1 (1.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (6.67%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
3 4 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (6.67%) OLAP
3 4 (6.67%) Oracle OLAP
3 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (6.67%) Star Schema
4 3 (5.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.67%) MySQL
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.67%) QlikView
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (10.00%) MSTest
1 6 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.33%) Selenium
3 1 (1.67%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.67%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.67%) VectorCAST
General
1 21 (35.00%) Telecoms
2 18 (30.00%) Finance
3 6 (10.00%) Electronics
4 2 (3.33%) Legal
4 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.67%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.67%) Automotive
5 1 (1.67%) Avionics
5 1 (1.67%) Back Office
5 1 (1.67%) Law
5 1 (1.67%) Local Government
5 1 (1.67%) Marketing
5 1 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (15.00%) Administrator
2 8 (13.33%) Developer
3 6 (10.00%) Junior
4 5 (8.33%) Consultant
4 5 (8.33%) Design Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Project Administrator
4 5 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 5 (8.33%) RAN Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 4 (6.67%) .NET Software Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Author
5 4 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Technical Author
5 4 (6.67%) Telecoms Assistant
5 4 (6.67%) Telecoms Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Product Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Junior PMO
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.67%) .NET
2 6 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (10.00%) Entity Framework
2 6 (10.00%) WCF
2 6 (10.00%) Web Services
3 5 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 5 (8.33%) XML
4 2 (3.33%) HTML
4 2 (3.33%) Middleware
4 2 (3.33%) SGML
5 1 (1.67%) Classic ASP
5 1 (1.67%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.67%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.33%) Statistics
5 1 (1.67%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.67%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.67%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.00%) Windows
2 4 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.00%) Unix
4 1 (1.67%) Android
4 1 (1.67%) Linux
4 1 (1.67%) NetWare
4 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.67%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (16.67%) Workflow
3 8 (13.33%) Automated Testing
3 8 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (13.33%) Data Entry
4 7 (11.67%) Software Engineering
5 6 (10.00%) Project Management
6 5 (8.33%) Analytics
7 4 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (6.67%) Data Analysis
7 4 (6.67%) ETL
7 4 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (5.00%) High Availability
8 3 (5.00%) Integration Testing
8 3 (5.00%) Mentoring
8 3 (5.00%) Process Improvement
8 3 (5.00%) Service Management
9 2 (3.33%) Test Scripting
9 2 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (21.67%) SQL
2 8 (13.33%) C#
3 7 (11.67%) Java
3 7 (11.67%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.00%) PL/SQL
5 5 (8.33%) VB
6 3 (5.00%) Perl
7 2 (3.33%) C
7 2 (3.33%) Ruby
8 1 (1.67%) Ada
8 1 (1.67%) PHP
8 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.67%) VB6
8 1 (1.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (71.67%) Degree
2 25 (41.67%) HNC
3 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (8.33%) MCSE
4 5 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 4 (6.67%) DV Cleared
5 4 (6.67%) MCSA
5 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.33%) CCNA
6 2 (3.33%) CCNP
6 2 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.67%) Avaya Certification
7 1 (1.67%) MCITP
7 1 (1.67%) MCP
7 1 (1.67%) MCTS
7 1 (1.67%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (1.67%) NVQ Level 4
7 1 (1.67%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) GMP
2 1 (1.67%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Intune
1 4 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (1.67%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.67%) OpenView
Vendors
1 27 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (25.00%) Oracle
3 8 (13.33%) SAP
4 6 (10.00%) Cisco
5 4 (6.67%) Cramer
5 4 (6.67%) Mapinfo
5 4 (6.67%) MicroStrategy
5 4 (6.67%) Teradata
6 3 (5.00%) Forcepoint
6 3 (5.00%) Lumension
7 2 (3.33%) EMC
8 1 (1.67%) Avaya
8 1 (1.67%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.67%) FactSet
8 1 (1.67%) Fidessa
8 1 (1.67%) Google
8 1 (1.67%) HP
8 1 (1.67%) SevOne
8 1 (1.67%) Sonus
8 1 (1.67%) TOWER Software
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