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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 452 496 461
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -35
Contract jobs citing HND 112 50 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.09% 0.56% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 17 18
Average daily rate
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£400 £275 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -20.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £128 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £653 £485 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £340
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 15
Average hourly rate £19.50 £22.38 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.84% -36.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.64 £15.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £25.80 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.69 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+54.26% -26.81%
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
10269 8982 7524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.56% 19.63% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6018 4901 4040
Average daily rate £400 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 425 458
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -29.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.69 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 +7 59 £375 +45.63% 17
London -6 18 £375 +36.36% 6
North West +2 17 £400 - 5
South West -18 8 £400 -20.00% 5
West Midlands -5 4 - - 3
East of England +7 3 £600 - 8
Yorkshire - 2 £275 - 3
North East -4 1 - -
East Midlands - - - - 2
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HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 83 (50.00%) Degree
2 61 (36.75%) HNC
3 58 (34.94%) Telecoms
4 48 (28.92%) Project Management
5 44 (26.51%) SQL
6 32 (19.28%) Test Scripting
7 31 (18.67%) Microsoft
8 30 (18.07%) Windows
9 27 (16.27%) Java
9 27 (16.27%) V-Model
9 27 (16.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 26 (15.66%) Security Cleared
11 25 (15.06%) Linux
11 25 (15.06%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (15.06%) Software Engineering
12 24 (14.46%) Software Testing
12 24 (14.46%) Selenium
12 24 (14.46%) Waterfall
13 23 (13.86%) ISEB
13 23 (13.86%) Validation
14 22 (13.25%) PRINCE2
14 22 (13.25%) Git (software)
14 22 (13.25%) Test Planning
15 21 (12.65%) Radio Access Network
15 21 (12.65%) Analytical Skills
15 21 (12.65%) ITIL
15 21 (12.65%) MS Excel
15 21 (12.65%) Service Delivery
16 20 (12.05%) Change Management
16 20 (12.05%) Finance

HND
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (2.41%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.20%) TeamSite
2 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (1.20%) Drupal
2 2 (1.20%) WordPress
3 1 (0.60%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.60%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (0.60%) CMS
Applications
1 21 (12.65%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.83%) MS Project
2 13 (7.83%) MS Office
3 7 (4.22%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (4.22%) Photoshop
3 7 (4.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (3.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (2.41%) InDesign
6 3 (1.81%) MS Visio
7 2 (1.20%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.60%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 7 (4.22%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (1.20%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.60%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.65%) Radio Access Network
2 14 (8.43%) 3G
3 13 (7.83%) 2G
3 13 (7.83%) LTE
4 7 (4.22%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.61%) 4G
5 6 (3.61%) Firewall
5 6 (3.61%) Wireshark
6 4 (2.41%) HSRP
6 4 (2.41%) Structured Cabling
6 4 (2.41%) VPN
6 4 (2.41%) MPLS
6 4 (2.41%) OSPF
6 4 (2.41%) BGP
6 4 (2.41%) VoIP
7 3 (1.81%) WAN
8 2 (1.20%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.20%) DVB
8 2 (1.20%) DNS
8 2 (1.20%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.82%) MS Access
2 6 (3.61%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.81%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.60%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.60%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 24 (14.46%) Selenium
2 22 (13.25%) Git (software)
3 20 (12.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (11.45%) Eclipse
5 7 (4.22%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.20%) JMeter
6 2 (1.20%) JIRA
6 2 (1.20%) WatiN
6 2 (1.20%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.60%) Behat
7 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.60%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 58 (34.94%) Telecoms
2 20 (12.05%) Finance
3 10 (6.02%) Electronics
4 4 (2.41%) Back Office
4 4 (2.41%) Banking
5 3 (1.81%) Marketing
6 2 (1.20%) Legal
7 1 (0.60%) Billing
7 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 24 (14.46%) Developer
2 21 (12.65%) Project Manager
3 14 (8.43%) RAN Engineer
4 10 (6.02%) Analyst
5 9 (5.42%) Designer
6 7 (4.22%) Configuration Engineer
6 7 (4.22%) RAN Configuration Engineer
6 7 (4.22%) Design Engineer
7 6 (3.61%) Tester
7 6 (3.61%) Data Analyst
8 5 (3.01%) Security Officer
8 5 (3.01%) Software Developer
8 5 (3.01%) Report Analyst
8 5 (3.01%) Administrator
8 5 (3.01%) IP Engineer
8 5 (3.01%) Information Security Officer
9 4 (2.41%) Automation Tester
9 4 (2.41%) Senior Automation Tester
9 4 (2.41%) Support Engineer
9 4 (2.41%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.02%) XML
2 5 (3.01%) HTML
2 5 (3.01%) CSS
2 5 (3.01%) HTML5
3 4 (2.41%) CSS3
3 4 (2.41%) .NET
4 2 (1.20%) XSL
4 2 (1.20%) WPF
4 2 (1.20%) Qt
4 2 (1.20%) SAP XI
5 1 (0.60%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.60%) Spring
5 1 (0.60%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.60%) JMS
5 1 (0.60%) Java RMI
5 1 (0.60%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.60%) SOAP
5 1 (0.60%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.65%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.02%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.42%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.01%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (1.81%) User Experience
5 3 (1.81%) W3C
6 2 (1.20%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.20%) Economics
6 2 (1.20%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.60%) PMI
7 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.60%) CCTV
7 1 (0.60%) GIS
7 1 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.60%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.60%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 30 (18.07%) Windows
2 25 (15.06%) Linux
3 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.81%) UNIX
5 2 (1.20%) Android
5 2 (1.20%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (28.92%) Project Management
2 32 (19.28%) Test Scripting
3 27 (16.27%) V-Model
4 25 (15.06%) Software Engineering
4 25 (15.06%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (14.46%) Software Testing
5 24 (14.46%) Waterfall
6 23 (13.86%) Validation
7 22 (13.25%) PRINCE2
7 22 (13.25%) Test Planning
8 21 (12.65%) Service Delivery
8 21 (12.65%) ITIL
9 20 (12.05%) Change Management
10 18 (10.84%) TDD
11 17 (10.24%) BDD
12 11 (6.63%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (4.82%) Network Planning
13 8 (4.82%) Risk Assessment
14 7 (4.22%) Workflow
14 7 (4.22%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (26.51%) SQL
2 27 (16.27%) Java
3 9 (5.42%) Perl
4 5 (3.01%) VB
5 4 (2.41%) C#
6 3 (1.81%) C
7 2 (1.20%) PHP
7 2 (1.20%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.20%) C++
7 2 (1.20%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.20%) VBA
7 2 (1.20%) Python
7 2 (1.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 83 (50.00%) Degree
2 61 (36.75%) HNC
3 27 (16.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 26 (15.66%) Security Cleared
5 23 (13.86%) ISEB
6 19 (11.45%) SC Cleared
7 16 (9.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 14 (8.43%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (6.63%) DV Cleared
9 11 (6.63%) CCNA
10 8 (4.82%) CCNP
11 7 (4.22%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (3.61%) MCP
12 6 (3.61%) CITP
13 5 (3.01%) ISTQB
13 5 (3.01%) APMP
13 5 (3.01%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
13 5 (3.01%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 3 (1.81%) VCP4
14 3 (1.81%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.23%) SLA
1 12 (7.23%) QA
2 5 (3.01%) BS7799
3 2 (1.20%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.60%) BS15000
System Software
1 6 (3.61%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.20%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.60%) NDS
4 1 (0.60%) XenApp
4 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.60%) vSphere
4 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (4.82%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (0.60%) WSUS
2 1 (0.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (18.67%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.05%) Oracle
3 19 (11.45%) Ericsson
4 10 (6.02%) Cisco
5 9 (5.42%) SAP
5 9 (5.42%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 8 (4.82%) Nokia
7 7 (4.22%) Primavera
7 7 (4.22%) VMware
7 7 (4.22%) Adobe
7 7 (4.22%) Nortel
8 4 (2.41%) F5
9 2 (1.20%) McAfee
9 2 (1.20%) Telerik
9 2 (1.20%) Tandberg
9 2 (1.20%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.60%) Mapinfo
10 1 (0.60%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.60%) Mercator
10 1 (0.60%) Remedy
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