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 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 496 547 462
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -85
Contract jobs citing HND 83 36 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.070% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 0.36% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 10 13
Average daily rate
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£400 £365 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +17.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £261 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £507 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +19.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 12
Average hourly rate £39.50 £22.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.62% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.26 £19.69 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.32 £23.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.15 £22.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+100.64% -8.16%
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
9821 10026 7861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.36% 19.57% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5650 5755 4209
Average daily rate £395 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 508 441
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.90 £50.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +25 47 £375 +30.43% 10
London +11 15 £285 -24.00% 13
North West -6 10 £675 - 7
East of England +11 4 £525 - 6
South West +5 3 £493 +5.91% 4
East Midlands -1 2 £410 - 3
West Midlands -9 2 - - 4
North East - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 2
HND
UK

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 89 (55.63%) Degree
2 58 (36.25%) Telecoms
3 56 (35.00%) HNC
4 44 (27.50%) SQL
5 39 (24.38%) Project Management
6 30 (18.75%) Linux
7 29 (18.13%) Windows
7 29 (18.13%) Microsoft
8 27 (16.88%) Java
8 27 (16.88%) Test Scripting
9 25 (15.63%) V-Model
9 25 (15.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 25 (15.63%) MS Excel
9 25 (15.63%) Software Engineering
10 24 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (14.38%) Waterfall
11 23 (14.38%) Security Cleared
12 22 (13.75%) Selenium
13 21 (13.13%) Radio Access Network
13 21 (13.13%) Analytical Skills
13 21 (13.13%) Software Testing
13 21 (13.13%) Validation
13 21 (13.13%) Eclipse
13 21 (13.13%) ITIL
13 21 (13.13%) ISEB
14 20 (12.50%) Test Planning
14 20 (12.50%) Git (software)
15 19 (11.88%) PRINCE2
16 18 (11.25%) TDD
16 18 (11.25%) Team Foundation Server

HND
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 5 (3.13%) IIS
1 5 (3.13%) MS Exchange
1 5 (3.13%) CMS
1 5 (3.13%) Immediacy CMS
2 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (1.25%) JBoss
2 2 (1.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.25%) Lync
2 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.63%) Sitefinity
3 1 (0.63%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.63%) Drupal
3 1 (0.63%) WordPress
Applications
1 25 (15.63%) MS Excel
2 16 (10.00%) MS Office
3 12 (7.50%) Photoshop
4 9 (5.63%) MS Project
5 7 (4.38%) Adobe Illustrator
5 7 (4.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (2.50%) InDesign
6 4 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.38%) Oracle Cash Management
2 4 (2.50%) Primavera
3 2 (1.25%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.63%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (13.13%) Radio Access Network
2 14 (8.75%) 3G
2 14 (8.75%) 2G
3 13 (8.13%) LTE
4 7 (4.38%) 4G
5 6 (3.75%) Wireshark
5 6 (3.75%) Firewall
5 6 (3.75%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.50%) VPN
6 4 (2.50%) VoIP
6 4 (2.50%) MPLS
6 4 (2.50%) OSPF
6 4 (2.50%) BGP
6 4 (2.50%) HSRP
6 4 (2.50%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (1.88%) LAN
7 3 (1.88%) WAN
7 3 (1.88%) DNS
8 2 (1.25%) DHCP
8 2 (1.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.38%) MS Access
2 4 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.25%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 22 (13.75%) Selenium
2 21 (13.13%) Eclipse
3 20 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 18 (11.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.13%) WebDriver
5 5 (3.13%) Dreamweaver
5 5 (3.13%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.25%) Ant
6 2 (1.25%) JUnit
6 2 (1.25%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.25%) QUnit
6 2 (1.25%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.25%) JMeter
6 2 (1.25%) Subversion
6 2 (1.25%) Checkstyle
7 1 (0.63%) Wise Package Studio
7 1 (0.63%) Rational DOORS
General
1 58 (36.25%) Telecoms
2 17 (10.63%) Finance
3 9 (5.63%) Electronics
4 5 (3.13%) Multimedia
5 4 (2.50%) Military
5 4 (2.50%) Back Office
6 3 (1.88%) Banking
6 3 (1.88%) Legal
6 3 (1.88%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Billing
7 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 30 (18.75%) Developer
2 15 (9.38%) Project Manager
2 15 (9.38%) AWS Developer
3 14 (8.75%) RAN Engineer
4 9 (5.63%) Designer
5 7 (4.38%) Configuration Engineer
5 7 (4.38%) RAN Configuration Engineer
5 7 (4.38%) Support Engineer
5 7 (4.38%) Design Engineer
6 6 (3.75%) Network Engineer
6 6 (3.75%) Web Developer
6 6 (3.75%) IP Engineer
7 5 (3.13%) Analyst
7 5 (3.13%) Software Developer
7 5 (3.13%) Project Engineer
8 4 (2.50%) Junior Tester
8 4 (2.50%) Administrator
8 4 (2.50%) Project Administrator
8 4 (2.50%) Senior Tester
8 4 (2.50%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.75%) XML
2 11 (6.88%) HTML
2 11 (6.88%) CSS
3 8 (5.00%) Web Services
4 7 (4.38%) .NET
5 6 (3.75%) SOAP
6 5 (3.13%) ASP.NET
6 5 (3.13%) Flash
6 5 (3.13%) XHTML
6 5 (3.13%) .NET Framework
6 5 (3.13%) WCF
6 5 (3.13%) HTML5
6 5 (3.13%) Entity Framework
6 5 (3.13%) jQuery
6 5 (3.13%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.50%) CSS3
7 4 (2.50%) Razor View Engine
7 4 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (1.88%) JMS
8 3 (1.88%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.13%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.38%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.50%) W3C
4 4 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (1.88%) Economics
5 3 (1.88%) User Experience
6 2 (1.25%) PKI
6 2 (1.25%) CCTV
6 2 (1.25%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.25%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.63%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.63%) Open Source
7 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 30 (18.75%) Linux
2 29 (18.13%) Windows
3 5 (3.13%) UNIX
4 4 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.25%) Android
7 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (24.38%) Project Management
2 27 (16.88%) Test Scripting
3 25 (15.63%) V-Model
3 25 (15.63%) Software Engineering
4 24 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (14.38%) Waterfall
6 21 (13.13%) Validation
6 21 (13.13%) ITIL
6 21 (13.13%) Software Testing
7 20 (12.50%) Test Planning
8 19 (11.88%) PRINCE2
9 18 (11.25%) TDD
10 17 (10.63%) Change Management
11 16 (10.00%) BDD
12 15 (9.38%) Service Delivery
13 14 (8.75%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (5.63%) MVC
15 7 (4.38%) CRM
15 7 (4.38%) Network Planning
15 7 (4.38%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 44 (27.50%) SQL
2 27 (16.88%) Java
3 11 (6.88%) Perl
4 10 (6.25%) C#
5 8 (5.00%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.13%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.25%) VB
7 2 (1.25%) VBA
7 2 (1.25%) Ruby
7 2 (1.25%) C
7 2 (1.25%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.63%) PHP
8 1 (0.63%) C++
8 1 (0.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 89 (55.63%) Degree
2 56 (35.00%) HNC
3 25 (15.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 23 (14.38%) Security Cleared
5 21 (13.13%) ISEB
6 17 (10.63%) SC Cleared
7 15 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (9.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 11 (6.88%) CCNA
9 9 (5.63%) CCNP
9 9 (5.63%) DV Cleared
10 6 (3.75%) CITP
10 6 (3.75%) APMP
11 5 (3.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 5 (3.13%) ISTQB
12 3 (1.88%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
12 3 (1.88%) GNVQ
12 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.25%) Sun Certification
13 2 (1.25%) OCMJD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.88%) SLA
2 10 (6.25%) QA
3 4 (2.50%) BS7799
4 2 (1.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (4.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.25%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.63%) NDS
4 1 (0.63%) XenApp
4 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.63%) vSphere
4 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (4.38%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (1.88%) WSUS
3 2 (1.25%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.25%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.25%) SCOM
3 2 (1.25%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (18.13%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.63%) Ericsson
3 16 (10.00%) Oracle
4 12 (7.50%) Adobe
5 9 (5.63%) VMware
6 8 (5.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 8 (5.00%) Cisco
7 7 (4.38%) Nortel
7 7 (4.38%) SAP
7 7 (4.38%) Nokia
8 4 (2.50%) F5
9 2 (1.25%) hybris
9 2 (1.25%) Endeca
9 2 (1.25%) Veritas
9 2 (1.25%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.25%) McAfee
9 2 (1.25%) Sophos
9 2 (1.25%) Sun
10 1 (0.63%) HP
10 1 (0.63%) EMC
Swindon, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £12.50 per hour
Posted: 5 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
The Royal College of General Practitioners
Rate: Up to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £19.36 - £25.00 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
England
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £1 - £10000 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago