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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 505 497 482
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -15
Contract jobs citing HND 67 56 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.69% 0.67% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 22 32
Average daily rate
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£295 £300 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £229 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £436 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £268 £249
% change year-on-year
+7.94% +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 13
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% -48.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.89 £15.30 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £32.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.79 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+13.99% -35.55%
HND
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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 England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9780 8349 9524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.03% 17.32% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5495 4717 5006
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £547 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 395 575
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

HND
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HND across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the England region over the 3 months to 17 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
South East +8 29 £248 -17.50% 27
South West -22 11 £400 +56.25% 23
East of England -12 10 £338 +12.31% 2
London +7 9 £300 -21.05% 5
West Midlands -14 5 £175 - 9
North West -4 3 £250 -13.04% 21
East Midlands - 1 £288 - 6
North East - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 5
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HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 55 (53.92%) Degree
2 36 (35.29%) HNC
3 34 (33.33%) Project Management
4 21 (20.59%) Microsoft
4 21 (20.59%) Security Cleared
5 20 (19.61%) Finance
6 19 (18.63%) SC Cleared
7 18 (17.65%) SQL
8 17 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 16 (15.69%) Management Information System
9 16 (15.69%) Telecoms
10 15 (14.71%) Java
10 15 (14.71%) MS Office
10 15 (14.71%) MS Excel
10 15 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (13.73%) PRINCE2
11 14 (13.73%) Windows
12 13 (12.75%) Service Delivery
12 13 (12.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 13 (12.75%) Computer Science
13 12 (11.76%) QA
13 12 (11.76%) Oracle
14 11 (10.78%) MS Project
14 11 (10.78%) Test Scripting
14 11 (10.78%) Cyber Security
15 10 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (9.80%) .NET
15 10 (9.80%) C
15 10 (9.80%) Electronics
16 9 (8.82%) Workflow

HND
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.96%) SAS
2 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (14.71%) MS Office
1 15 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 11 (10.78%) MS Project
3 7 (6.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.92%) AutoCAD
5 3 (2.94%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.94%) Windchill
6 2 (1.96%) CATIA
7 1 (0.98%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.98%) NASTRAN
7 1 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.98%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.88%) 3G
2 5 (4.90%) LTE
3 4 (3.92%) DVB
4 3 (2.94%) 4G
4 3 (2.94%) Telnet
4 3 (2.94%) 2G
4 3 (2.94%) Wireless
5 2 (1.96%) TETRA
5 2 (1.96%) Internet
5 2 (1.96%) GSM
5 2 (1.96%) 3GPP
5 2 (1.96%) VoLTE
6 1 (0.98%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.98%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.98%) UMTS
6 1 (0.98%) LAN
6 1 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.98%) SGSN
6 1 (0.98%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.98%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.92%) EDMS
2 3 (2.94%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.96%) Xcelsius
3 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.96%) Oracle OLAP
3 2 (1.96%) OLAP
3 2 (1.96%) MySQL
3 2 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.96%) MS Access
3 2 (1.96%) Star Schema
3 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.98%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.98%) SAP BI
4 1 (0.98%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 9 (8.82%) Selenium
2 4 (3.92%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.94%) WatiN
3 3 (2.94%) JIRA
4 2 (1.96%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.98%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.98%) Axure RP
General
1 20 (19.61%) Finance
2 16 (15.69%) Telecoms
3 10 (9.80%) Electronics
4 4 (3.92%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.94%) Legal
5 3 (2.94%) Marketing
6 2 (1.96%) Military
6 2 (1.96%) Back Office
6 2 (1.96%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.98%) Automotive
7 1 (0.98%) Law
7 1 (0.98%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.98%) Avionics
7 1 (0.98%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (21.57%) Project Manager
2 7 (6.86%) Developer
2 7 (6.86%) Design Engineer
3 6 (5.88%) Java Engineer
4 5 (4.90%) Analyst
4 5 (4.90%) Test Engineer
5 4 (3.92%) Project Administrator
5 4 (3.92%) ICT Project Manager
5 4 (3.92%) Administrator
5 4 (3.92%) Architect
5 4 (3.92%) Support Engineer
5 4 (3.92%) Test Leader
6 3 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (2.94%) Senior Manager
6 3 (2.94%) Tester
6 3 (2.94%) Quality Engineer
6 3 (2.94%) Configuration Controller
6 3 (2.94%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (2.94%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (1.96%) RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.80%) .NET
2 5 (4.90%) XML
2 5 (4.90%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.96%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (1.96%) HTML
4 1 (0.98%) LESS
4 1 (0.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.98%) Android SDK
4 1 (0.98%) Qt
4 1 (0.98%) RESTful
4 1 (0.98%) HTML5
4 1 (0.98%) REST
4 1 (0.98%) CSS
4 1 (0.98%) JSP
4 1 (0.98%) Web Services
4 1 (0.98%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.98%) jQuery
4 1 (0.98%) Zend Framework
4 1 (0.98%) JSON
4 1 (0.98%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.69%) Management Information System
2 15 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (12.75%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.96%) Equities
5 2 (1.96%) FMCG
5 2 (1.96%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.96%) Open Source
6 1 (0.98%) User Experience
6 1 (0.98%) Motion Graphics
6 1 (0.98%) DTV
6 1 (0.98%) GIS
6 1 (0.98%) Physics
6 1 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.98%) STB
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.73%) Windows
2 6 (5.88%) Linux
3 4 (3.92%) UNIX
4 2 (1.96%) Android
5 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.98%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (33.33%) Project Management
2 17 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 14 (13.73%) PRINCE2
4 13 (12.75%) Service Delivery
5 11 (10.78%) Test Scripting
5 11 (10.78%) Cyber Security
6 10 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (8.82%) Workflow
7 9 (8.82%) Six Sigma
8 8 (7.84%) Validation
8 8 (7.84%) Scrum
9 7 (6.86%) V-Model
9 7 (6.86%) Software Testing
9 7 (6.86%) Waterfall
10 6 (5.88%) Network Management
10 6 (5.88%) Data Entry
10 6 (5.88%) Test Planning
10 6 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (5.88%) Information Assurance
10 6 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.65%) SQL
2 15 (14.71%) Java
3 10 (9.80%) C
4 8 (7.84%) C#
5 7 (6.86%) C++
6 5 (4.90%) PL/SQL
7 4 (3.92%) Perl
8 3 (2.94%) VB
8 3 (2.94%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.96%) AWK
9 2 (1.96%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.96%) Python
9 2 (1.96%) C-shell
10 1 (0.98%) R
10 1 (0.98%) PHP
10 1 (0.98%) VBA
10 1 (0.98%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 55 (53.92%) Degree
2 36 (35.29%) HNC
3 21 (20.59%) Security Cleared
4 19 (18.63%) SC Cleared
5 13 (12.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 8 (7.84%) DV Cleared
7 7 (6.86%) ISEB
7 7 (6.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (5.88%) Chartered Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.96%) CCNP
11 2 (1.96%) CCNA
11 2 (1.96%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
11 2 (1.96%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 1 (0.98%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.76%) QA
2 3 (2.94%) SLA
2 3 (2.94%) ISO 9000
3 2 (1.96%) GMP
4 1 (0.98%) DO-160
4 1 (0.98%) GCP
4 1 (0.98%) BS15000
System Software
1 2 (1.96%) NDS
2 1 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.98%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 21 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.76%) Oracle
3 8 (7.84%) SAP
4 4 (3.92%) Business Objects
5 3 (2.94%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 3 (2.94%) Ericsson
5 3 (2.94%) Tandberg
5 3 (2.94%) Telerik
5 3 (2.94%) PTC
6 2 (1.96%) NEC
6 2 (1.96%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.96%) Mapinfo
6 2 (1.96%) Cisco
7 1 (0.98%) HP
7 1 (0.98%) EMC
7 1 (0.98%) Avaya
7 1 (0.98%) BMC
7 1 (0.98%) Unisys
7 1 (0.98%) Progress
7 1 (0.98%) Nokia
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