The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 530 480 455
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -25
Contract jobs citing HND 36 49 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.069% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.61% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 32
Average daily rate £365 £310 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.74% +15.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £139 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £350 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £255
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 8
Average hourly rate £22.75 £32.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +10.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £18.20 £17.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £45.50 £35.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +27.90%
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10178 7975 9702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.44% 18.16% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5819 4257 5092
Average daily rate £375 £374 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.33% -6.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 509 457 524
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% +10.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.50 £12.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
HND
UK

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East -16 15 £288 -10.85% 11
London -36 6 £375 +97.36% 8
South West -14 4 £465 +86.00% 10
East of England -31 4 - - 6
West Midlands -6 3 - - 6
North East - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
North West -28 1 - - 11
Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 4
HND
UK

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 52 (59.77%) Degree
2 34 (39.08%) HNC
3 28 (32.18%) Telecoms
4 24 (27.59%) Project Management
5 19 (21.84%) Oracle
5 19 (21.84%) Microsoft
6 17 (19.54%) Finance
7 16 (18.39%) MS Excel
8 15 (17.24%) SLA
9 14 (16.09%) ITIL
10 13 (14.94%) MS Office
11 12 (13.79%) Computer Science
12 10 (11.49%) LTE
12 10 (11.49%) C
12 10 (11.49%) Management Information System
12 10 (11.49%) 3G
13 8 (9.20%) Service Delivery
13 8 (9.20%) UNIX
13 8 (9.20%) Linux
13 8 (9.20%) Business Development
14 7 (8.05%) MS PowerPoint
14 7 (8.05%) Security Cleared
14 7 (8.05%) PRINCE2
14 7 (8.05%) J2EE
14 7 (8.05%) Perl
14 7 (8.05%) LDAP
14 7 (8.05%) Change Management
14 7 (8.05%) Electronics
14 7 (8.05%) 2G
14 7 (8.05%) Cyber Security

HND
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 4 (4.60%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.45%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.15%) WinCC
3 1 (1.15%) IIS
3 1 (1.15%) Apache
3 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (18.39%) MS Excel
2 13 (14.94%) MS Office
3 7 (8.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (4.60%) MS Project
5 1 (1.15%) AutoCAD
5 1 (1.15%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.49%) 3G
1 10 (11.49%) LTE
2 7 (8.05%) 2G
2 7 (8.05%) LDAP
3 6 (6.90%) ATM
4 5 (5.75%) Firewall
5 3 (3.45%) Network Security
5 3 (3.45%) 4G
5 3 (3.45%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (3.45%) WiMAX
5 3 (3.45%) WCDMA
5 3 (3.45%) HTTP
5 3 (3.45%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.45%) HTTPS
5 3 (3.45%) SSL
6 2 (2.30%) VPN
6 2 (2.30%) GSM
6 2 (2.30%) SDH
6 2 (2.30%) UMTS
6 2 (2.30%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.75%) MySQL
1 5 (5.75%) SQL Server
1 5 (5.75%) Oracle Reports
1 5 (5.75%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.60%) Oracle OWB
2 4 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (4.60%) Data Mart
3 2 (2.30%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.15%) OLTP
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.15%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (2.30%) LabVIEW
General
1 28 (32.18%) Telecoms
2 17 (19.54%) Finance
3 7 (8.05%) Electronics
4 4 (4.60%) Back Office
4 4 (4.60%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.60%) Mandarin Language
5 3 (3.45%) Legal
6 1 (1.15%) Advertising
6 1 (1.15%) Military
6 1 (1.15%) Banking
6 1 (1.15%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.15%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 9 (10.34%) Project Manager
2 8 (9.20%) Design Engineer
3 6 (6.90%) Analyst
3 6 (6.90%) Incident Manager
4 5 (5.75%) Support Engineer
4 5 (5.75%) Test Engineer
5 4 (4.60%) Coordinator
5 4 (4.60%) Project Coordinator
5 4 (4.60%) RF Engineer
5 4 (4.60%) OSS Engineer
5 4 (4.60%) OSS Support Engineer
6 3 (3.45%) Business Manager
6 3 (3.45%) Java Engineer
6 3 (3.45%) Designer
6 3 (3.45%) Site Engineer
6 3 (3.45%) Solutions Designer
7 2 (2.30%) Service Analyst
7 2 (2.30%) Data Analyst
7 2 (2.30%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (2.30%) Help Desk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.05%) J2EE
2 1 (1.15%) COM
2 1 (1.15%) CSS
2 1 (1.15%) Web Services
2 1 (1.15%) XHTML
2 1 (1.15%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (1.15%) jQuery
2 1 (1.15%) HTML
2 1 (1.15%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.79%) Computer Science
2 10 (11.49%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.60%) Derivative
4 3 (3.45%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.30%) CCTV
5 2 (2.30%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.15%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.15%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.15%) Equities
6 1 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.15%) Firmware
6 1 (1.15%) GIS
6 1 (1.15%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.20%) UNIX
1 8 (9.20%) Linux
2 6 (6.90%) Windows
2 6 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (1.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (27.59%) Project Management
2 14 (16.09%) ITIL
3 8 (9.20%) Service Delivery
3 8 (9.20%) Business Development
4 7 (8.05%) Cyber Security
4 7 (8.05%) Change Management
4 7 (8.05%) PRINCE2
5 6 (6.90%) ETL
5 6 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (6.90%) CAD
5 6 (6.90%) Service Management
5 6 (6.90%) Project Planning
6 5 (5.75%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (4.60%) Data Entry
7 4 (4.60%) Security Architecture
7 4 (4.60%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (4.60%) Workflow
8 3 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.45%) Incident Management
8 3 (3.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.49%) C
2 7 (8.05%) Perl
3 6 (6.90%) SQL
3 6 (6.90%) Java
4 4 (4.60%) C++
4 4 (4.60%) Korn
5 3 (3.45%) MATLAB
6 2 (2.30%) Python
7 1 (1.15%) AWK
7 1 (1.15%) C-shell
7 1 (1.15%) R
7 1 (1.15%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.15%) VBA
7 1 (1.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 52 (59.77%) Degree
2 34 (39.08%) HNC
3 7 (8.05%) Security Cleared
4 6 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (4.60%) ISEB
5 4 (4.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (3.45%) Chartered Engineer
6 3 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.45%) CCNP
7 2 (2.30%) NVQ Level 4
7 2 (2.30%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.30%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 2 (2.30%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
7 2 (2.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.15%) CCNA
8 1 (1.15%) MCSA
8 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.15%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (17.24%) SLA
2 3 (3.45%) ISO 14001
2 3 (3.45%) QA
2 3 (3.45%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.15%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.30%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (4.60%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.15%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 19 (21.84%) Oracle
1 19 (21.84%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.90%) Red Hat
2 6 (6.90%) Ericsson
3 5 (5.75%) SAP
4 4 (4.60%) Business Objects
4 4 (4.60%) Cisco
4 4 (4.60%) BEA
4 4 (4.60%) Greenplum
4 4 (4.60%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 4 (4.60%) Velocent
4 4 (4.60%) Cerion
5 3 (3.45%) VMware
6 2 (2.30%) Minitab
6 2 (2.30%) NetApp
6 2 (2.30%) Siemens
6 2 (2.30%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.30%) Mapinfo
6 2 (2.30%) F5
6 2 (2.30%) Google
Slough, Berkshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £140 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
Ipswich
Polkadotfrog
Posted: 7 days ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Ipswich
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £42000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £42000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour + (4 day working week)
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Huxley Associates
Posted: 20 days ago