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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 532 502 465
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -37
Contract jobs citing HND 54 53 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.11% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.57% 0.62% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 33
Average daily rate
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£350 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £251 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £389 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 14
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -31.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £13.37 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £39.40 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £15.58 £14.92
% change year-on-year
+41.20% +4.44%
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
9475 8569 9427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.64% 17.66% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5415 4743 4938
Average daily rate £379 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 449 597
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.88 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.98% -5.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.21 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.42 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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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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 +5 18 £308 -9.55% 15
South West -33 12 £450 +75.43% 27
London +17 9 £325 -14.47% 9
East of England -17 8 £338 - 8
West Midlands -7 5 £175 - 5
East Midlands -2 1 £288 +2.67% 4
North West -8 1 - - 11
Yorkshire - - - - 5
HND
UK

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 51 (59.30%) Degree
2 33 (38.37%) HNC
3 26 (30.23%) Project Management
4 22 (25.58%) Microsoft
5 18 (20.93%) Management Information System
6 17 (19.77%) Security Cleared
7 16 (18.60%) Finance
8 15 (17.44%) SQL
8 15 (17.44%) SC Cleared
9 14 (16.28%) MS Office
9 14 (16.28%) MS Excel
9 14 (16.28%) Telecoms
10 13 (15.12%) Software Engineering
11 12 (13.95%) PRINCE2
12 11 (12.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 11 (12.79%) Computer Science
12 11 (12.79%) QA
13 10 (11.63%) MS Project
13 10 (11.63%) Java
13 10 (11.63%) Cyber Security
14 9 (10.47%) C
14 9 (10.47%) .NET
14 9 (10.47%) Oracle
14 9 (10.47%) Electronics
15 8 (9.30%) Service Delivery
15 8 (9.30%) Windows
16 7 (8.14%) SAP
16 7 (8.14%) ISEB
16 7 (8.14%) Six Sigma
16 7 (8.14%) Validation

HND
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 (2.33%) SAS
2 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (16.28%) MS Office
1 14 (16.28%) MS Excel
2 10 (11.63%) MS Project
3 6 (6.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.49%) Windchill
5 2 (2.33%) AutoCAD
5 2 (2.33%) CATIA
6 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.16%) NASTRAN
6 1 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.16%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.16%) Remedy AR System
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.81%) 3G
2 3 (3.49%) Wireless
2 3 (3.49%) 2G
2 3 (3.49%) LTE
2 3 (3.49%) 4G
3 2 (2.33%) VoLTE
3 2 (2.33%) Internet
3 2 (2.33%) TETRA
3 2 (2.33%) DVB
4 1 (1.16%) Telnet
4 1 (1.16%) GSM
4 1 (1.16%) LAN
4 1 (1.16%) 3GPP
4 1 (1.16%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.16%) SGSN
4 1 (1.16%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.49%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.33%) OLAP
2 2 (2.33%) MS Access
2 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.33%) Star Schema
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.33%) Oracle OLAP
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (2.33%) Xcelsius
2 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.33%) MySQL
3 1 (1.16%) QlikView
3 1 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.16%) SAP BI
3 1 (1.16%) EDMS
3 1 (1.16%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (6.98%) Selenium
2 1 (1.16%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.16%) WatiN
2 1 (1.16%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.16%) JIRA
General
1 16 (18.60%) Finance
2 14 (16.28%) Telecoms
3 9 (10.47%) Electronics
4 4 (4.65%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.49%) Marketing
5 3 (3.49%) Legal
6 2 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.33%) Back Office
7 1 (1.16%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.16%) Automotive
7 1 (1.16%) Law
7 1 (1.16%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (1.16%) Avionics
7 1 (1.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (17.44%) Project Manager
2 9 (10.47%) Design Engineer
3 7 (8.14%) Developer
4 6 (6.98%) Java Engineer
5 5 (5.81%) Analyst
6 4 (4.65%) Support Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) Test Leader
6 4 (4.65%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Configuration Controller
7 3 (3.49%) Administrator
7 3 (3.49%) Quality Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Architect
7 3 (3.49%) Senior Manager
7 3 (3.49%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (3.49%) Project Administrator
8 2 (2.33%) Systems Developer
8 2 (2.33%) Senior Test Engineer
8 2 (2.33%) RF Engineer
8 2 (2.33%) Programmer
8 2 (2.33%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.47%) .NET
2 5 (5.81%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.49%) XML
4 2 (2.33%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (2.33%) HTML
5 1 (1.16%) Zend Framework
5 1 (1.16%) jQuery
5 1 (1.16%) RESTful
5 1 (1.16%) HTML5
5 1 (1.16%) REST
5 1 (1.16%) LESS
5 1 (1.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.16%) Android SDK
5 1 (1.16%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.16%) Spring
5 1 (1.16%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.16%) JSON
5 1 (1.16%) CSS
5 1 (1.16%) JSP
5 1 (1.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.93%) Management Information System
2 11 (12.79%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.98%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.33%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.33%) FMCG
4 2 (2.33%) Open Source
4 2 (2.33%) Equities
4 2 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.16%) DTV
5 1 (1.16%) GIS
5 1 (1.16%) STB
5 1 (1.16%) Motion Graphics
5 1 (1.16%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.30%) Windows
2 4 (4.65%) UNIX
3 3 (3.49%) Linux
4 2 (2.33%) Android
5 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.16%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (30.23%) Project Management
2 13 (15.12%) Software Engineering
3 12 (13.95%) PRINCE2
4 10 (11.63%) Cyber Security
5 8 (9.30%) Service Delivery
6 7 (8.14%) Validation
6 7 (8.14%) Six Sigma
6 7 (8.14%) Test Scripting
7 6 (6.98%) V-Model
7 6 (6.98%) Information Assurance
7 6 (6.98%) CAD
7 6 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (6.98%) Workflow
7 6 (6.98%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (6.98%) Scrum
7 6 (6.98%) Network Management
8 5 (5.81%) Change Management
8 5 (5.81%) Data Entry
8 5 (5.81%) Waterfall
8 5 (5.81%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.44%) SQL
2 10 (11.63%) Java
3 9 (10.47%) C
4 6 (6.98%) C++
5 4 (4.65%) Perl
5 4 (4.65%) C#
6 3 (3.49%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.49%) VB
6 3 (3.49%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.33%) AWK
7 2 (2.33%) C-shell
7 2 (2.33%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.16%) PHP
8 1 (1.16%) VBA
8 1 (1.16%) Python
8 1 (1.16%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 51 (59.30%) Degree
2 33 (38.37%) HNC
3 17 (19.77%) Security Cleared
4 15 (17.44%) SC Cleared
5 11 (12.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (8.14%) ISEB
7 6 (6.98%) Chartered Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) DV Cleared
7 6 (6.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (3.49%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.33%) CCNP
9 2 (2.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (1.16%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.79%) QA
2 3 (3.49%) ISO 9000
2 3 (3.49%) SLA
3 2 (2.33%) GMP
4 1 (1.16%) GCP
4 1 (1.16%) DO-160
System Software
1 2 (2.33%) NDS
Vendors
1 22 (25.58%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.47%) Oracle
3 7 (8.14%) SAP
4 4 (4.65%) Business Objects
5 3 (3.49%) PTC
6 2 (2.33%) NEC
6 2 (2.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (1.16%) SolidWorks
7 1 (1.16%) Minitab
7 1 (1.16%) Telerik
7 1 (1.16%) ANSYS
7 1 (1.16%) Zend
7 1 (1.16%) Tandberg
7 1 (1.16%) Progress
7 1 (1.16%) Unisys
7 1 (1.16%) HP
7 1 (1.16%) EMC
7 1 (1.16%) Avaya
7 1 (1.16%) BMC
7 1 (1.16%) Ericsson
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Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
Suffolk
networx
Rate: salary £37.5k + £4k pa car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £8.88 - £9.55 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
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Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
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Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
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Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
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Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
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Huxley Associates
Rate: £24 - £32 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
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Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Suffolk
Networx Recruitment
Rate: £30,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 11 days ago
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Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
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Huxley Associates
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
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Rate: £23 - £24 per hour
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