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 29 September 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 593 572 561
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -11
Contract jobs citing HND 31 64 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.062% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.61% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 29 28
Median daily rate £339 £340 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.36% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £180 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £550 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £345 £294
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +17.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 5
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.88% +35.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +108.33%
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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
10145 10430 10379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.45% 19.77% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6286 6337 5807
Median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £258 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 351 487 431
Median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.71 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

HND
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing HND as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 September 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
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the England region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +6 13 £265 -22.05% 5
South West +14 6 £400 +45.45% 4
East Midlands -4 4 £331 - 1
London -7 4 £340 +47.82% 6
West Midlands -31 3 £135 -32.50% 2
North West +5 1 - - 1
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HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing HND also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for HND.

1 55 (65.48%) Degree
2 38 (45.24%) HNC
3 28 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 24 (28.57%) Telecoms
5 21 (25.00%) Project Management
6 17 (20.24%) MS Office
7 16 (19.05%) SQL
8 15 (17.86%) ITIL
9 14 (16.67%) MS Excel
10 13 (15.48%) 3G
10 13 (15.48%) Finance
10 13 (15.48%) Security Cleared
10 13 (15.48%) 4G
11 12 (14.29%) SC Cleared
11 12 (14.29%) Electronics
11 12 (14.29%) C#
11 12 (14.29%) .NET
12 11 (13.10%) SQL Server
12 11 (13.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (13.10%) Computer Science
12 11 (13.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (13.10%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (11.90%) High Availability
13 10 (11.90%) Integration Testing
13 10 (11.90%) Oracle
13 10 (11.90%) Linux
13 10 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (10.71%) VB
14 9 (10.71%) Service Delivery
14 9 (10.71%) Management Information System

HND
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 7 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (4.76%) SAS
3 1 (1.19%) IIS
3 1 (1.19%) JBoss
3 1 (1.19%) Moodle
3 1 (1.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (20.24%) MS Office
2 14 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 8 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.57%) MS Project
4 3 (3.57%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.57%) PTC Creo
4 3 (3.57%) Siemens NX
5 2 (2.38%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (1.19%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.48%) 3G
1 13 (15.48%) 4G
2 8 (9.52%) Diameter Protocol
2 8 (9.52%) INAP
2 8 (9.52%) LDAP
2 8 (9.52%) SIGTRAN
3 7 (8.33%) LTE
3 7 (8.33%) MGW
3 7 (8.33%) Wireless
4 5 (5.95%) 2G
4 5 (5.95%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (4.76%) Bluetooth
5 4 (4.76%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (3.57%) BGP
6 3 (3.57%) MPLS
6 3 (3.57%) OSPF
6 3 (3.57%) WAN
7 2 (2.38%) Ethernet
7 2 (2.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.10%) SQL Server
1 11 (13.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 11 (13.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.76%) OLAP
2 4 (4.76%) Oracle OLAP
2 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (4.76%) Star Schema
2 4 (4.76%) Xcelsius
3 3 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.57%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.19%) MySQL
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.19%) Power BI
4 1 (1.19%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (4.76%) MSTest
1 4 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.38%) Selenium
3 1 (1.19%) Ant
3 1 (1.19%) Appium
3 1 (1.19%) Checkstyle
3 1 (1.19%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.19%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.19%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.19%) JIRA
3 1 (1.19%) JUnit
3 1 (1.19%) QUnit
3 1 (1.19%) Subversion
General
1 24 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 13 (15.48%) Finance
3 12 (14.29%) Electronics
4 7 (8.33%) Back Office
5 6 (7.14%) Front Office
6 5 (5.95%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.38%) Billing
7 2 (2.38%) Military
8 1 (1.19%) Advertising
8 1 (1.19%) Automotive
8 1 (1.19%) Games
8 1 (1.19%) Legal
8 1 (1.19%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (1.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (20.24%) Developer
2 9 (10.71%) Product Engineer
3 7 (8.33%) Design Engineer
3 7 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
4 6 (7.14%) Analyst
5 5 (5.95%) Project Manager
5 5 (5.95%) RAN Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Administrator
6 4 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 4 (4.76%) Consultant
6 4 (4.76%) Electronics Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Product Test Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Senior Test Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Telecoms Assistant
6 4 (4.76%) Telecoms Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) Project Administrator
7 3 (3.57%) Software Developer
7 3 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.29%) .NET
2 8 (9.52%) .NET Framework
2 8 (9.52%) SOAP
2 8 (9.52%) SPML
3 7 (8.33%) Classic ASP
4 6 (7.14%) Web Services
5 4 (4.76%) ASP.NET
5 4 (4.76%) Entity Framework
5 4 (4.76%) WCF
6 3 (3.57%) Middleware
7 2 (2.38%) CSS
7 2 (2.38%) HTML
7 2 (2.38%) XML
8 1 (1.19%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.19%) JBoss Seam
8 1 (1.19%) JMS
8 1 (1.19%) JPA
8 1 (1.19%) jQuery
8 1 (1.19%) SGML
8 1 (1.19%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.10%) Computer Science
2 9 (10.71%) Management Information System
3 7 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (3.57%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.57%) Smart Meter
6 2 (2.38%) PMI
7 1 (1.19%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.19%) Clustering
7 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.90%) Linux
2 8 (9.52%) Unix
3 4 (4.76%) Windows
4 3 (3.57%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.38%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.00%) Project Management
2 15 (17.86%) ITIL
3 11 (13.10%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (11.90%) High Availability
4 10 (11.90%) Integration Testing
5 9 (10.71%) Service Delivery
6 8 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (9.52%) Change Management
6 8 (9.52%) Network Design
6 8 (9.52%) PRINCE2
6 8 (9.52%) Software Engineering
6 8 (9.52%) Workflow
7 6 (7.14%) Data Analysis
7 6 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (5.95%) Automated Testing
8 5 (5.95%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (4.76%) Data Entry
9 4 (4.76%) Software Testing
9 4 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.05%) SQL
2 12 (14.29%) C#
3 9 (10.71%) VB
4 8 (9.52%) C
5 7 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 7 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 7 (8.33%) VB.NET
5 7 (8.33%) VB6
5 7 (8.33%) VBA
6 5 (5.95%) PL/SQL
7 4 (4.76%) Java
8 3 (3.57%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.57%) Perl
9 1 (1.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 55 (65.48%) Degree
2 38 (45.24%) HNC
3 13 (15.48%) Security Cleared
4 12 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 8 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (5.95%) CCNA
8 4 (4.76%) ISEB
8 4 (4.76%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (3.57%) CCNP
10 2 (2.38%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (2.38%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.38%) JNCIS
10 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (2.38%) PMI Certification
11 1 (1.19%) APMP
11 1 (1.19%) JNCIP
11 1 (1.19%) OCMJD
11 1 (1.19%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) SLA
2 2 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.38%) QA
3 1 (1.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (3.57%) Firmware
1 3 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.19%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.19%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.19%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) Tivoli
1 3 (3.57%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.19%) Puppet
2 1 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 28 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.90%) Oracle
3 8 (9.52%) Nokia
3 8 (9.52%) SAP
4 5 (5.95%) Cramer
4 5 (5.95%) Mapinfo
5 4 (4.76%) Cisco
5 4 (4.76%) EMC
5 4 (4.76%) MicroStrategy
5 4 (4.76%) Teradata
6 2 (2.38%) Juniper
6 2 (2.38%) VMware
7 1 (1.19%) Altiris
7 1 (1.19%) Avaya
7 1 (1.19%) Endeca
7 1 (1.19%) Google
7 1 (1.19%) Sonus
7 1 (1.19%) Sourcefire
7 1 (1.19%) Sun
7 1 (1.19%) TOWER Software
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