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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 523 492 447
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -45
Contract jobs citing HND 47 50 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.095% 0.11% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 0.60% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 17 33
Average daily rate
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£325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £256 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £395 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £280
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 10
Average hourly rate £21.50 £26.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.30% +48.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £13.37 £14.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £39.40 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £12.54 £12.79
% change year-on-year
+71.45% -1.97%
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9237 8303 9029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.71% 17.85% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5273 4522 4754
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 457 561
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.68 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
HND
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +2 21 £325 -10.95% 15
South West -32 8 £450 +45.16% 12
London -4 6 £338 -18.18% 5
East of England -20 6 £338 - 7
West Midlands -11 5 £175 - 3
North West -5 1 - - 4
Yorkshire - - - - 6
East Midlands - - - - 6
HND
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HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 50 (62.50%) Degree
2 29 (36.25%) HNC
3 25 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 23 (28.75%) Project Management
5 22 (27.50%) Telecoms
6 19 (23.75%) Finance
6 19 (23.75%) MS Excel
6 19 (23.75%) MS Office
7 15 (18.75%) Oracle
8 14 (17.50%) Management Information System
9 13 (16.25%) Cyber Security
10 12 (15.00%) Security Cleared
11 11 (13.75%) Computer Science
11 11 (13.75%) SC Cleared
11 11 (13.75%) SAP
12 10 (12.50%) PRINCE2
12 10 (12.50%) SQL
12 10 (12.50%) Software Engineering
12 10 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
13 9 (11.25%) C
13 9 (11.25%) Workflow
14 8 (10.00%) Electronics
14 8 (10.00%) MS Project
14 8 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 8 (10.00%) QA
14 8 (10.00%) Data Entry
15 7 (8.75%) ITIL
15 7 (8.75%) Java
15 7 (8.75%) ISEB
16 6 (7.50%) Business Intelligence

HND
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 3 (3.75%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (2.50%) SAS
Applications
1 19 (23.75%) MS Office
1 19 (23.75%) MS Excel
2 10 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (10.00%) MS Project
4 2 (2.50%) CATIA
5 1 (1.25%) Windchill
5 1 (1.25%) AutoCAD
5 1 (1.25%) NASTRAN
5 1 (1.25%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.25%) Remedy AR System
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.25%) 3G
2 4 (5.00%) Wireless
3 3 (3.75%) LTE
3 3 (3.75%) 4G
3 3 (3.75%) Firewall
3 3 (3.75%) 2G
4 2 (2.50%) LDAP
4 2 (2.50%) VoLTE
5 1 (1.25%) HSRP
5 1 (1.25%) VSAT
5 1 (1.25%) NAS
5 1 (1.25%) IPsec
5 1 (1.25%) LAN
5 1 (1.25%) 3GPP
5 1 (1.25%) FTP
5 1 (1.25%) HTTP
5 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.25%) VPN
5 1 (1.25%) DNS
5 1 (1.25%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.50%) OLAP
3 2 (2.50%) Star Schema
3 2 (2.50%) MS Access
3 2 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle OLAP
3 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.50%) Xcelsius
3 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.25%) QlikView
4 1 (1.25%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.25%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Selenium
2 1 (1.25%) Axure RP
General
1 22 (27.50%) Telecoms
2 19 (23.75%) Finance
3 8 (10.00%) Electronics
4 5 (6.25%) Mandarin Language
5 4 (5.00%) Legal
5 4 (5.00%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.75%) Marketing
7 2 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (2.50%) Back Office
8 1 (1.25%) Military
8 1 (1.25%) Aerospace
8 1 (1.25%) Automotive
8 1 (1.25%) Law
8 1 (1.25%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 11 (13.75%) Project Manager
2 8 (10.00%) Design Engineer
3 6 (7.50%) Test Engineer
4 5 (6.25%) Project Coordinator
4 5 (6.25%) Java Engineer
4 5 (6.25%) Coordinator
4 5 (6.25%) Analyst
5 4 (5.00%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.00%) Test Leader
6 3 (3.75%) IP Engineer
6 3 (3.75%) Administrator
6 3 (3.75%) Quality Engineer
6 3 (3.75%) Project Administrator
6 3 (3.75%) Developer
7 2 (2.50%) Technical Support
7 2 (2.50%) Network Engineer
7 2 (2.50%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (2.50%) Architect
7 2 (2.50%) Graduate
7 2 (2.50%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) .NET
2 3 (3.75%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.50%) CSS
3 2 (2.50%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (2.50%) jQuery
3 2 (2.50%) HTML
4 1 (1.25%) HTML5
4 1 (1.25%) LESS
4 1 (1.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.25%) JSP
4 1 (1.25%) XML
4 1 (1.25%) XHTML
4 1 (1.25%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.25%) Spring
4 1 (1.25%) COM
4 1 (1.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.50%) Management Information System
2 11 (13.75%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.50%) FMCG
4 2 (2.50%) Equities
4 2 (2.50%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.25%) Physics
5 1 (1.25%) Motion Graphics
5 1 (1.25%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.25%) DTV
5 1 (1.25%) GIS
5 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.25%) UNIX
1 5 (6.25%) Windows
2 3 (3.75%) Linux
3 1 (1.25%) Windows NT
3 1 (1.25%) Android
3 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (28.75%) Project Management
2 13 (16.25%) Cyber Security
3 10 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 10 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 9 (11.25%) Workflow
5 8 (10.00%) Data Entry
6 7 (8.75%) ITIL
7 6 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (7.50%) Service Delivery
8 5 (6.25%) Change Management
8 5 (6.25%) Validation
8 5 (6.25%) Six Sigma
8 5 (6.25%) CAD
8 5 (6.25%) Software Testing
8 5 (6.25%) Scrum
8 5 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (6.25%) Network Management
8 5 (6.25%) V-Model
8 5 (6.25%) Information Assurance
8 5 (6.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.50%) SQL
2 9 (11.25%) C
3 7 (8.75%) Java
4 5 (6.25%) Perl
4 5 (6.25%) C++
5 2 (2.50%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.50%) VB
5 2 (2.50%) Python
5 2 (2.50%) AWK
5 2 (2.50%) C-shell
6 1 (1.25%) Tcl
6 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.25%) C#
6 1 (1.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 50 (62.50%) Degree
2 29 (36.25%) HNC
3 12 (15.00%) Security Cleared
4 11 (13.75%) SC Cleared
5 8 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (8.75%) ISEB
7 6 (7.50%) DV Cleared
8 5 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (6.25%) Chartered Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) CCNP
9 4 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (3.75%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (3.75%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (1.25%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.00%) QA
2 5 (6.25%) SLA
3 3 (3.75%) ISO 9000
4 2 (2.50%) GMP
5 1 (1.25%) DO-160
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) NDS
2 1 (1.25%) Samba
2 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 25 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 15 (18.75%) Oracle
3 11 (13.75%) SAP
4 4 (5.00%) Business Objects
5 3 (3.75%) Cisco
6 2 (2.50%) NEC
6 2 (2.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 2 (2.50%) Minitab
7 1 (1.25%) PTC
7 1 (1.25%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.25%) ANSYS
7 1 (1.25%) Progress
7 1 (1.25%) Unisys
7 1 (1.25%) Avaya
7 1 (1.25%) Juniper
7 1 (1.25%) BMC
7 1 (1.25%) NetApp
7 1 (1.25%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.25%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.25%) Mapinfo
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £30 - £34 per hour
Posted: 6 hours ago
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: 6 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 7 hours ago
Dorset
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £380 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Tring, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Wymondham
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £150 - £190 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North East England
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
East Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago