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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 538 481 513
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +32
Contract jobs citing HND 70 97 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.21% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 1.02% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 48 22
Average daily rate £325 £400 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +39.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £655 £695
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £288
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +39.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 8
Average hourly rate £22.75 £17.50 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.16 £16.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £19.50 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £19.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+69.23% -14.28%
HND
UK

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
10025 9523 8756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.23% 20.27% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6270 5581 4801
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 445 442 406
Average hourly rate £36.50 £20.00 £19.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.50% +0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £47.00 £40.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -26 24 £325 +18.18% 11
South West +6 19 £320 -20.00% 5
East of England +9 11 £480 -20.00% 2
North West -18 8 £331 -17.37% 9
London -6 4 £450 +20.00% 6
East Midlands - 2 - - 4
Yorkshire -13 1 - - 4
West Midlands -14 1 £325 - 2
HND
UK

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 78 (57.78%) Degree
2 61 (45.19%) HNC
3 37 (27.41%) Project Management
4 28 (20.74%) PRINCE2
4 28 (20.74%) Security Cleared
5 27 (20.00%) C
5 27 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 27 (20.00%) Telecoms
6 26 (19.26%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (18.52%) MS Office
7 25 (18.52%) MS Excel
8 24 (17.78%) Finance
9 23 (17.04%) SC Cleared
10 22 (16.30%) ITIL
10 22 (16.30%) SQL
11 21 (15.56%) .NET
11 21 (15.56%) Computer Science
12 19 (14.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 19 (14.07%) Windows
13 18 (13.33%) C#
13 18 (13.33%) Wireless
14 17 (12.59%) Cisco Certification
15 16 (11.85%) CCNP
16 14 (10.37%) Cisco
16 14 (10.37%) Oracle
17 13 (9.63%) SQL Server
17 13 (9.63%) Agile Software Development
18 12 (8.89%) QA
19 11 (8.15%) High Availability
20 10 (7.41%) Electronics

HND
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.96%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (2.22%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.48%) SAS
4 2 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.48%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 25 (18.52%) MS Excel
1 25 (18.52%) MS Office
2 6 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (3.70%) MS Project
4 2 (1.48%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.74%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.74%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.74%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (2.96%) Primavera
1 4 (2.96%) Workday HCM
2 3 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.22%) SAP PS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.33%) Wireless
2 9 (6.67%) 2G
2 9 (6.67%) 3G
2 9 (6.67%) 4G
2 9 (6.67%) LTE
2 9 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (5.19%) WAN
4 6 (4.44%) VPN
5 5 (3.70%) 802.11
5 5 (3.70%) LAN
5 5 (3.70%) Radio Access Network
5 5 (3.70%) Wireless Security
6 4 (2.96%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (2.96%) VoIP
6 4 (2.96%) VoLTE
7 3 (2.22%) Firewall
7 3 (2.22%) MPLS
8 2 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (1.48%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.96%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.22%) MySQL
5 2 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.48%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (1.48%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (1.48%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.74%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (5.19%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (3.70%) JIRA
2 5 (3.70%) Selenium
3 2 (1.48%) Appium
3 2 (1.48%) LabVIEW
3 2 (1.48%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.74%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.74%) VectorCAST
General
1 27 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 24 (17.78%) Finance
3 10 (7.41%) Electronics
4 6 (4.44%) Military
5 5 (3.70%) Back Office
5 5 (3.70%) Games
5 5 (3.70%) Legal
5 5 (3.70%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.96%) Aerospace
6 4 (2.96%) Avionics
6 4 (2.96%) Banking
7 2 (1.48%) Advertising
8 1 (0.74%) Billing
8 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.74%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (17.78%) Project Manager
2 14 (10.37%) Developer
2 14 (10.37%) Network Engineer
3 12 (8.89%) Support Engineer
4 11 (8.15%) Design Engineer
5 9 (6.67%) IT Support
6 8 (5.93%) Analyst
6 8 (5.93%) Applications Manager
6 8 (5.93%) Applications Project Manager
6 8 (5.93%) IT Engineer
6 8 (5.93%) IT Support Engineer
7 7 (5.19%) IT Manager
7 7 (5.19%) IT Project Manager
8 6 (4.44%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (4.44%) Desktop Support
8 6 (4.44%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (4.44%) Desktop Support Specialist
8 6 (4.44%) Electronics Engineer
8 6 (4.44%) IT Support Specialist
8 6 (4.44%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (15.56%) .NET
2 7 (5.19%) ASP.NET
3 5 (3.70%) 802.1X
4 4 (2.96%) .NET Framework
4 4 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (2.96%) XML
5 3 (2.22%) WAP
6 2 (1.48%) Ajax
6 2 (1.48%) Classic ASP
6 2 (1.48%) CSS
6 2 (1.48%) CSS3
6 2 (1.48%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.48%) HTML
6 2 (1.48%) HTML5
6 2 (1.48%) jQuery
6 2 (1.48%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (19.26%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (15.56%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.44%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (3.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 5 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.70%) VHDL
5 3 (2.22%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.22%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.48%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.48%) PMI
6 2 (1.48%) Replication
6 2 (1.48%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.48%) User Experience
6 2 (1.48%) VCE vBlock
7 1 (0.74%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.74%) FMCG
7 1 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.74%) iPhone
7 1 (0.74%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.07%) Windows
2 9 (6.67%) Windows XP
3 8 (5.93%) Windows 7
4 7 (5.19%) Unix
5 6 (4.44%) Android
6 4 (2.96%) Linux
7 3 (2.22%) Windows Server
7 3 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.74%) NetWare
8 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.74%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (27.41%) Project Management
2 28 (20.74%) PRINCE2
3 22 (16.30%) ITIL
4 13 (9.63%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (8.15%) High Availability
6 10 (7.41%) Configuration Management
6 10 (7.41%) Performance Management
7 9 (6.67%) Service Management
8 8 (5.93%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (5.93%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (5.93%) Network Design
8 8 (5.93%) Software Engineering
8 8 (5.93%) Validation
8 8 (5.93%) Workflow
9 7 (5.19%) Asset Management
9 7 (5.19%) SDLC
9 7 (5.19%) Software Testing
9 7 (5.19%) Test Scripting
10 6 (4.44%) Data Protection
10 6 (4.44%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 27 (20.00%) C
2 22 (16.30%) SQL
3 18 (13.33%) C#
4 9 (6.67%) VB.NET
5 7 (5.19%) T-SQL
6 5 (3.70%) Java
6 5 (3.70%) PL/SQL
6 5 (3.70%) VB
6 5 (3.70%) VB6
6 5 (3.70%) VBA
7 3 (2.22%) Korn
7 3 (2.22%) Python
8 2 (1.48%) Ada
8 2 (1.48%) AWK
8 2 (1.48%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.48%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.48%) Perl
8 2 (1.48%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.48%) sed
8 2 (1.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 78 (57.78%) Degree
2 61 (45.19%) HNC
3 28 (20.74%) Security Cleared
4 23 (17.04%) SC Cleared
5 19 (14.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 17 (12.59%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (11.85%) CCNP
8 7 (5.19%) DV Cleared
9 5 (3.70%) ISEB
10 4 (2.96%) CCNA
10 4 (2.96%) ISTQB
10 4 (2.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (2.22%) APMP
11 3 (2.22%) Chartered Engineer
11 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.48%) MAPM
12 2 (1.48%) NVQ Level 3
12 2 (1.48%) NVQ Level 4
12 2 (1.48%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.89%) QA
2 7 (5.19%) IEC 61508
3 5 (3.70%) DO-254
3 5 (3.70%) JTAG
4 4 (2.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (2.22%) Basel II
5 3 (2.22%) Def Stans
5 3 (2.22%) SLA
6 2 (1.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (5.19%) Firmware
2 5 (3.70%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.48%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.74%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (0.74%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (0.74%) OpenNMS
1 1 (0.74%) OpenView
1 1 (0.74%) OPNET
Vendors
1 27 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.37%) Cisco
2 14 (10.37%) Oracle
3 9 (6.67%) SAP
4 7 (5.19%) Apple
5 6 (4.44%) EMC
6 5 (3.70%) F5
6 5 (3.70%) HP
6 5 (3.70%) IBM
7 4 (2.96%) Ericsson
7 4 (2.96%) Nokia
7 4 (2.96%) VMware
8 3 (2.22%) Aruba
8 3 (2.22%) Citrix
8 3 (2.22%) Huawei
8 3 (2.22%) Telerik
9 2 (1.48%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (1.48%) BT
9 2 (1.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 2 (1.48%) ZTE
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