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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 529 513 479
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -34
Contract jobs citing HND 56 48 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.10% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.52% 0.59% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 15 24
Average daily rate
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£295 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £240 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £388 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £238
% change year-on-year
- +26.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -57.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -33.33%
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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
10718 8139 8497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.57% 17.12% 17.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6120 4652 4504
Average daily rate £396 £375 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 343 529
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £22.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 24 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -22 37 £285 +9.61% 26
South West -31 6 £375 +29.31% 26
West Midlands - 6 - - 7
London +8 3 £280 -36.00% 2
North West -4 2 £250 -16.66% 9
East of England -13 2 - - 4
East Midlands - 1 - - 3
North East - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
HND
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HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 (47.71%) Degree
2 40 (36.70%) HNC
3 37 (33.94%) Project Management
4 27 (24.77%) Microsoft
5 25 (22.94%) Security Cleared
6 23 (21.10%) SQL
7 22 (20.18%) SC Cleared
8 18 (16.51%) MS Excel
9 17 (15.60%) Telecoms
10 16 (14.68%) PRINCE2
10 16 (14.68%) Service Delivery
11 15 (13.76%) Java
11 15 (13.76%) Windows
11 15 (13.76%) Management Information System
12 14 (12.84%) Finance
12 14 (12.84%) Software Engineering
12 14 (12.84%) MS Project
13 12 (11.01%) MS Office
13 12 (11.01%) Test Scripting
13 12 (11.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 11 (10.09%) Computer Science
14 11 (10.09%) .NET
14 11 (10.09%) Oracle
15 10 (9.17%) Change Management
15 10 (9.17%) Selenium
15 10 (9.17%) Validation
15 10 (9.17%) DV Cleared
15 10 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (8.26%) Agile Software Development
17 8 (7.34%) ISEB

HND
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 (1.83%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.83%) TeamSite
1 2 (1.83%) Drupal
1 2 (1.83%) WordPress
2 1 (0.92%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (0.92%) CMS
2 1 (0.92%) MS Project Server
2 1 (0.92%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.92%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (16.51%) MS Excel
2 14 (12.84%) MS Project
3 12 (11.01%) MS Office
4 4 (3.67%) AutoCAD
5 3 (2.75%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.75%) Windchill
5 3 (2.75%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.92%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.92%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.92%) CATIA
6 1 (0.92%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.92%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) SAP MDM
2 1 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.92%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.42%) 3G
2 6 (5.50%) LTE
3 4 (3.67%) 4G
3 4 (3.67%) 2G
3 4 (3.67%) DVB
4 3 (2.75%) Telnet
4 3 (2.75%) GSM
4 3 (2.75%) Wireless
4 3 (2.75%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (1.83%) VoLTE
5 2 (1.83%) Internet
5 2 (1.83%) 3GPP
5 2 (1.83%) UMTS
6 1 (0.92%) DHCP
6 1 (0.92%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.92%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.92%) DNS
6 1 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.92%) SS7
6 1 (0.92%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.42%) Oracle Reports
1 7 (6.42%) MS Access
2 4 (3.67%) EDMS
3 2 (1.83%) MySQL
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.83%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.92%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.92%) OLAP
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.92%) Xcelsius
4 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.92%) Star Schema
4 1 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.92%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 10 (9.17%) Selenium
2 4 (3.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.67%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.75%) JIRA
3 3 (2.75%) WatiN
4 2 (1.83%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.92%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.92%) Behat
5 1 (0.92%) Eclipse
General
1 17 (15.60%) Telecoms
2 14 (12.84%) Finance
3 5 (4.59%) Electronics
3 5 (4.59%) Marketing
4 3 (2.75%) Legal
4 3 (2.75%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.83%) Back Office
5 2 (1.83%) Banking
6 1 (0.92%) Avionics
6 1 (0.92%) Military
6 1 (0.92%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.92%) Automotive
6 1 (0.92%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (22.02%) Project Manager
2 12 (11.01%) Developer
3 9 (8.26%) Analyst
4 6 (5.50%) Design Engineer
4 6 (5.50%) Test Engineer
4 6 (5.50%) Report Analyst
5 5 (4.59%) Data Analyst
6 4 (3.67%) Senior Test Engineer
6 4 (3.67%) Information Security Officer
6 4 (3.67%) Security Officer
6 4 (3.67%) ICT Project Manager
7 3 (2.75%) Architect
7 3 (2.75%) MI Analyst
7 3 (2.75%) Configuration Controller
7 3 (2.75%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (2.75%) Support Engineer
7 3 (2.75%) Network Engineer
7 3 (2.75%) Senior Manager
7 3 (2.75%) Tester
7 3 (2.75%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.09%) .NET
2 8 (7.34%) XML
3 5 (4.59%) HTML
4 4 (3.67%) HTML5
4 4 (3.67%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.67%) CSS
5 2 (1.83%) SAP XI
5 2 (1.83%) XSL
5 2 (1.83%) WPF
5 2 (1.83%) CSS3
6 1 (0.92%) LESS
6 1 (0.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.92%) Android SDK
6 1 (0.92%) Zend Framework
6 1 (0.92%) jQuery
6 1 (0.92%) Qt
6 1 (0.92%) RESTful
6 1 (0.92%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.92%) REST
6 1 (0.92%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.76%) Management Information System
2 11 (10.09%) Computer Science
3 10 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.67%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.83%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.83%) FMCG
5 2 (1.83%) Open Source
5 2 (1.83%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.83%) User Experience
5 2 (1.83%) Economics
6 1 (0.92%) Motion Graphics
6 1 (0.92%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.92%) Physics
6 1 (0.92%) STB
6 1 (0.92%) PMI
6 1 (0.92%) W3C
6 1 (0.92%) DTV
6 1 (0.92%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.76%) Windows
2 7 (6.42%) Linux
3 3 (2.75%) UNIX
4 2 (1.83%) Android
5 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.92%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.92%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (33.94%) Project Management
2 16 (14.68%) PRINCE2
2 16 (14.68%) Service Delivery
3 14 (12.84%) Software Engineering
4 12 (11.01%) Test Scripting
5 10 (9.17%) Change Management
5 10 (9.17%) Validation
6 9 (8.26%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (7.34%) V-Model
7 8 (7.34%) Software Testing
7 8 (7.34%) Waterfall
8 7 (6.42%) Test Planning
8 7 (6.42%) Six Sigma
9 6 (5.50%) Risk Management
9 6 (5.50%) Scrum
9 6 (5.50%) Critical Path Analysis
10 5 (4.59%) Workflow
10 5 (4.59%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (4.59%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (21.10%) SQL
2 15 (13.76%) Java
3 8 (7.34%) C#
3 8 (7.34%) VB
4 6 (5.50%) C
5 4 (3.67%) PL/SQL
5 4 (3.67%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.75%) C++
6 3 (2.75%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.75%) PHP
7 2 (1.83%) Python
7 2 (1.83%) Perl
8 1 (0.92%) VBA
8 1 (0.92%) Tcl
8 1 (0.92%) R
Qualifications
1 52 (47.71%) Degree
2 40 (36.70%) HNC
3 25 (22.94%) Security Cleared
4 22 (20.18%) SC Cleared
5 12 (11.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 10 (9.17%) DV Cleared
7 8 (7.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (7.34%) ISEB
8 7 (6.42%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (5.50%) MCP
10 5 (4.59%) CCNA
11 4 (3.67%) CCNP
12 3 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.83%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
13 2 (1.83%) Chartered Engineer
14 1 (0.92%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.92%) MCSE
14 1 (0.92%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.34%) QA
2 4 (3.67%) BS7799
3 3 (2.75%) SLA
4 2 (1.83%) GMP
5 1 (0.92%) GCP
5 1 (0.92%) BS15000
5 1 (0.92%) DO-160
System Software
1 3 (2.75%) NDS
2 2 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.92%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 27 (24.77%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.09%) Oracle
3 7 (6.42%) SAP
4 6 (5.50%) Primavera
5 4 (3.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 3 (2.75%) PTC
6 3 (2.75%) Telerik
6 3 (2.75%) Tandberg
6 3 (2.75%) Ericsson
7 2 (1.83%) Cisco
7 2 (1.83%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.83%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.83%) VMware
7 2 (1.83%) NEC
8 1 (0.92%) Anite
8 1 (0.92%) SolidWorks
8 1 (0.92%) Zend
8 1 (0.92%) Unisys
8 1 (0.92%) Adobe
8 1 (0.92%) HP
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Boeing
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