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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 542 519 506
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -13
Contract jobs citing HND 53 51 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.54% 0.55% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 20 17
Average daily rate
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£340 £333 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% +7.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £207 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £500 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% -19.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £19.40 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.35 £31.50 £39.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.44 £21.50 £9.50
% change year-on-year
+27.62% +126.31%
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
9843 9224 8269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.10% 18.69% 17.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5948 5255 4491
Average daily rate £400 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 402 454
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -2 28 £310 -4.61% 8
South West -10 7 £375 -16.66% 5
London -6 6 £298 -8.46% 6
East of England -2 4 £356 +5.55% 9
North West -24 3 £420 - 6
West Midlands 0 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £110 - 3
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HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 87 (64.44%) Degree
2 55 (40.74%) HNC
3 50 (37.04%) Telecoms
4 32 (23.70%) SQL
5 28 (20.74%) ITIL
6 27 (20.00%) Project Management
7 24 (17.78%) Security Cleared
8 22 (16.30%) Microsoft
8 22 (16.30%) Windows
8 22 (16.30%) Linux
9 20 (14.81%) MS Excel
10 17 (12.59%) PRINCE2
10 17 (12.59%) Finance
11 16 (11.85%) SC Cleared
11 16 (11.85%) Radio Access Network
12 15 (11.11%) Computer Science
12 15 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (11.11%) C#
12 15 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
13 14 (10.37%) MS Office
13 14 (10.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 13 (9.63%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (9.63%) Oracle
14 13 (9.63%) UNIX
15 12 (8.89%) C
15 12 (8.89%) CCNP
15 12 (8.89%) Software Engineering
15 12 (8.89%) LTE
16 11 (8.15%) Waterfall
16 11 (8.15%) SDLC

HND
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (4.44%) Lync
2 5 (3.70%) CMS
2 5 (3.70%) Immediacy CMS
2 5 (3.70%) IIS
2 5 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.96%) SAS
3 4 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.48%) JBoss
5 1 (0.74%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 20 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 14 (10.37%) MS Office
3 6 (4.44%) Photoshop
3 6 (4.44%) MS Project
4 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.74%) InDesign
4 1 (0.74%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.74%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.85%) Radio Access Network
2 12 (8.89%) LTE
3 10 (7.41%) 2G
3 10 (7.41%) 3G
4 9 (6.67%) 4G
5 8 (5.93%) Wireless
5 8 (5.93%) TCP/IP
6 6 (4.44%) LAN
7 5 (3.70%) VoIP
7 5 (3.70%) Structured Cabling
7 5 (3.70%) DNS
8 4 (2.96%) Wireshark
8 4 (2.96%) VPN
8 4 (2.96%) DHCP
9 3 (2.22%) WAN
10 2 (1.48%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.48%) HTTP
10 2 (1.48%) Internet
10 2 (1.48%) Network Security
11 1 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.44%) MS Access
3 4 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.96%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (2.96%) BusinessObjects XI
3 4 (2.96%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 4 (2.96%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.22%) MySQL
5 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.48%) EDRMS
5 2 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (4.44%) Visual Studio
1 6 (4.44%) Selenium
2 5 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.70%) Dreamweaver
3 4 (2.96%) Eclipse
3 4 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.96%) WebDriver
3 4 (2.96%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (2.22%) Subversion
5 2 (1.48%) Checkstyle
5 2 (1.48%) JMeter
5 2 (1.48%) Ant
5 2 (1.48%) JUnit
5 2 (1.48%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (1.48%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.48%) QUnit
5 2 (1.48%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.74%) GCC
General
1 50 (37.04%) Telecoms
2 17 (12.59%) Finance
3 8 (5.93%) Electronics
4 6 (4.44%) Military
5 5 (3.70%) Aerospace
5 5 (3.70%) Multimedia
6 3 (2.22%) Legal
6 3 (2.22%) Back Office
7 2 (1.48%) Avionics
8 1 (0.74%) Billing
8 1 (0.74%) Marketing
8 1 (0.74%) Banking
8 1 (0.74%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 17 (12.59%) Analyst
2 15 (11.11%) Developer
3 10 (7.41%) Network Engineer
3 10 (7.41%) Project Manager
3 10 (7.41%) Support Engineer
4 8 (5.93%) Design Engineer
5 7 (5.19%) Business Analyst
5 7 (5.19%) RAN Engineer
5 7 (5.19%) Software Engineer
6 5 (3.70%) IP Engineer
6 5 (3.70%) Tester
6 5 (3.70%) Junior
6 5 (3.70%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (3.70%) Web Developer
6 5 (3.70%) Project Engineer
6 5 (3.70%) Junior Tester
7 4 (2.96%) Senior Tester
7 4 (2.96%) Consultant
7 4 (2.96%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (2.96%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.15%) XML
2 10 (7.41%) .NET
2 10 (7.41%) ASP.NET
3 9 (6.67%) HTML
4 8 (5.93%) Web Services
5 7 (5.19%) CSS
6 6 (4.44%) SOAP
6 6 (4.44%) Flash
6 6 (4.44%) WCF
6 6 (4.44%) jQuery
7 5 (3.70%) Entity Framework
7 5 (3.70%) AngularJS
7 5 (3.70%) .NET Framework
7 5 (3.70%) XHTML
8 4 (2.96%) Razor View Engine
8 4 (2.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (1.48%) JBoss Seam
9 2 (1.48%) JPA
9 2 (1.48%) EJB 3.0
9 2 (1.48%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 15 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.93%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.70%) Statistics
4 4 (2.96%) PKI
4 4 (2.96%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (2.96%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.48%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.48%) Ontologies
6 2 (1.48%) Economics
7 1 (0.74%) Animation
7 1 (0.74%) Photography
7 1 (0.74%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.74%) Handset
7 1 (0.74%) W3C
7 1 (0.74%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.74%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 22 (16.30%) Linux
1 22 (16.30%) Windows
2 13 (9.63%) UNIX
3 4 (2.96%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.48%) Android
6 1 (0.74%) Solaris
6 1 (0.74%) FreeBSD
6 1 (0.74%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (20.74%) ITIL
2 27 (20.00%) Project Management
3 17 (12.59%) PRINCE2
4 13 (9.63%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (8.89%) Software Engineering
6 11 (8.15%) Waterfall
6 11 (8.15%) SDLC
7 10 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (6.67%) Test Scripting
8 9 (6.67%) Service Delivery
8 9 (6.67%) Change Management
9 8 (5.93%) MVC
9 8 (5.93%) Migration
9 8 (5.93%) Web Development
9 8 (5.93%) V-Model
10 7 (5.19%) Logistics
10 7 (5.19%) CRM
11 6 (4.44%) Data Modelling
11 6 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (23.70%) SQL
2 15 (11.11%) C#
3 12 (8.89%) C
4 11 (8.15%) Perl
5 10 (7.41%) Java
6 7 (5.19%) JavaScript
7 6 (4.44%) PL/SQL
8 5 (3.70%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.96%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.96%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.48%) C++
10 2 (1.48%) Ruby
10 2 (1.48%) Korn
11 1 (0.74%) PHP
11 1 (0.74%) VBA
11 1 (0.74%) Python
11 1 (0.74%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.74%) VB6
11 1 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 87 (64.44%) Degree
2 55 (40.74%) HNC
3 24 (17.78%) Security Cleared
4 16 (11.85%) SC Cleared
5 15 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (10.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 12 (8.89%) CCNP
8 11 (8.15%) CCNA
9 10 (7.41%) DV Cleared
10 8 (5.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (4.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (4.44%) APMP
11 6 (4.44%) CITP
12 5 (3.70%) ISEB
13 4 (2.96%) ISTQB
13 4 (2.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 3 (2.22%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
14 3 (2.22%) GNVQ
15 2 (1.48%) Sun Certification
15 2 (1.48%) OCMJD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.93%) SLA
1 8 (5.93%) QA
2 5 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.22%) Basel II
4 2 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.48%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.74%) BS7799
5 1 (0.74%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.74%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.74%) DO-254
System Software
1 8 (5.93%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.74%) NFS
3 1 (0.74%) NDS
Systems Management
1 4 (2.96%) NetBackup
1 4 (2.96%) Backup Exec
1 4 (2.96%) WSUS
1 4 (2.96%) SCOM
1 4 (2.96%) SCVMM
1 4 (2.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (2.22%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (1.48%) SCCM
3 2 (1.48%) OPNET
4 1 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 22 (16.30%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.63%) Oracle
3 8 (5.93%) Ericsson
4 6 (4.44%) Adobe
4 6 (4.44%) VMware
5 5 (3.70%) Cisco
6 4 (2.96%) Veritas
6 4 (2.96%) Teradata
6 4 (2.96%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 4 (2.96%) Sophos
7 3 (2.22%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.22%) Nokia
7 3 (2.22%) Nortel
8 2 (1.48%) Citrix
8 2 (1.48%) SAP
8 2 (1.48%) Sun
8 2 (1.48%) EMC
8 2 (1.48%) McAfee
8 2 (1.48%) Apple
8 2 (1.48%) CheckPoint
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