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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 470 481 450
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -31
Contract jobs citing HND 85 53 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.91% 0.63% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 20 21
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£391 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.26% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £130 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £700 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £295 £350
% change year-on-year
+27.11% -15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 15
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.63 £16.82 £17.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £35.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-3.29% -35.00%
HND
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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
9322 8359 7383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.16% 18.78% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5495 4615 3930
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £542
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 390 525
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 27 January 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
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 27 January 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 43 £275 +14.58% 23
London -9 13 £388 -16.21% 4
South West -18 10 £400 -20.00% 9
North West -3 9 £400 - 18
West Midlands -3 6 - - 12
Yorkshire -1 2 £275 - 2
North East -16 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 5
East Midlands - - - - 9
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HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 68 (46.26%) Degree
2 49 (33.33%) HNC
3 43 (29.25%) Project Management
4 41 (27.89%) SQL
5 35 (23.81%) Telecoms
6 32 (21.77%) Windows
7 30 (20.41%) Microsoft
8 29 (19.73%) Java
9 26 (17.69%) Test Scripting
10 25 (17.01%) Security Cleared
10 25 (17.01%) Software Engineering
11 24 (16.33%) Linux
12 23 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
13 22 (14.97%) Selenium
13 22 (14.97%) SC Cleared
14 21 (14.29%) Waterfall
14 21 (14.29%) Software Testing
14 21 (14.29%) Validation
14 21 (14.29%) MS Excel
15 20 (13.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 20 (13.61%) V-Model
16 19 (12.93%) Git (software)
16 19 (12.93%) Team Foundation Server
16 19 (12.93%) Test Planning
16 19 (12.93%) ISEB
16 19 (12.93%) Finance
16 19 (12.93%) Service Delivery
17 17 (11.56%) TDD
17 17 (11.56%) Eclipse
17 17 (11.56%) Analytical Skills

HND
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 3 (2.04%) MS Exchange
1 3 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.36%) Drupal
2 2 (1.36%) WordPress
2 2 (1.36%) TeamSite
2 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.68%) CMS
3 1 (0.68%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.68%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 21 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 12 (8.16%) MS Project
3 11 (7.48%) MS Office
4 7 (4.76%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (4.76%) Photoshop
4 7 (4.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (3.40%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (2.72%) MS Visio
6 4 (2.72%) InDesign
7 3 (2.04%) AutoCAD
8 2 (1.36%) Windchill
9 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.68%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (1.36%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.68%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.84%) Radio Access Network
2 12 (8.16%) LTE
2 12 (8.16%) 3G
3 11 (7.48%) 2G
4 6 (4.08%) 4G
4 6 (4.08%) Firewall
5 4 (2.72%) HSRP
5 4 (2.72%) VPN
5 4 (2.72%) MPLS
5 4 (2.72%) OSPF
5 4 (2.72%) BGP
6 3 (2.04%) Telnet
6 3 (2.04%) DVB
6 3 (2.04%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.04%) VoIP
6 3 (2.04%) WAN
6 3 (2.04%) GSM
7 2 (1.36%) Network Security
7 2 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.36%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.44%) MS Access
2 6 (4.08%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.72%) EDMS
4 3 (2.04%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.36%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.36%) MySQL
6 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (14.97%) Selenium
2 19 (12.93%) Git (software)
2 19 (12.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (11.56%) Eclipse
4 4 (2.72%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.04%) JIRA
5 3 (2.04%) WebDriver
5 3 (2.04%) WatiN
6 1 (0.68%) Behat
6 1 (0.68%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 35 (23.81%) Telecoms
2 19 (12.93%) Finance
3 7 (4.76%) Electronics
4 4 (2.72%) Banking
4 4 (2.72%) Back Office
5 3 (2.04%) Marketing
6 2 (1.36%) Legal
7 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.68%) Military
Job Titles
1 25 (17.01%) Developer
2 23 (15.65%) Project Manager
3 9 (6.12%) Designer
4 8 (5.44%) Analyst
5 7 (4.76%) RAN Engineer
6 6 (4.08%) Data Analyst
7 5 (3.40%) Administrator
7 5 (3.40%) Report Analyst
7 5 (3.40%) Software Developer
7 5 (3.40%) Architect
7 5 (3.40%) IP Engineer
8 4 (2.72%) RAN Configuration Engineer
8 4 (2.72%) Configuration Engineer
8 4 (2.72%) ICT Project Manager
8 4 (2.72%) Project Administrator
8 4 (2.72%) Information Security Officer
8 4 (2.72%) Security Officer
8 4 (2.72%) Test Engineer
8 4 (2.72%) Support Engineer
9 3 (2.04%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.16%) XML
2 9 (6.12%) .NET
3 6 (4.08%) HTML
4 5 (3.40%) CSS
4 5 (3.40%) HTML5
5 4 (2.72%) CSS3
6 2 (1.36%) Qt
6 2 (1.36%) XSL
6 2 (1.36%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.36%) Web Services
6 2 (1.36%) WPF
6 2 (1.36%) SAP XI
7 1 (0.68%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.68%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.68%) JSON
7 1 (0.68%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.68%) Spring
7 1 (0.68%) JMS
7 1 (0.68%) Java RMI
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 12 (8.16%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.72%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.04%) W3C
5 3 (2.04%) User Experience
5 3 (2.04%) Open Source
6 2 (1.36%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.36%) Economics
7 1 (0.68%) GIS
7 1 (0.68%) CCTV
7 1 (0.68%) STB
7 1 (0.68%) PMI
7 1 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.68%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 32 (21.77%) Windows
2 24 (16.33%) Linux
3 3 (2.04%) UNIX
3 3 (2.04%) Android
3 3 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.36%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (29.25%) Project Management
2 26 (17.69%) Test Scripting
3 25 (17.01%) Software Engineering
4 23 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 21 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 21 (14.29%) Validation
6 20 (13.61%) V-Model
7 19 (12.93%) Test Planning
7 19 (12.93%) Service Delivery
8 17 (11.56%) TDD
8 17 (11.56%) BDD
9 16 (10.88%) PRINCE2
10 13 (8.84%) Change Management
11 10 (6.80%) ITIL
12 9 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (5.44%) Workflow
14 7 (4.76%) Risk Management
14 7 (4.76%) Incident Management
14 7 (4.76%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 41 (27.89%) SQL
2 29 (19.73%) Java
3 7 (4.76%) C#
4 6 (4.08%) Perl
4 6 (4.08%) VB
5 4 (2.72%) C
6 3 (2.04%) C++
6 3 (2.04%) PHP
6 3 (2.04%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.04%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.36%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.36%) VBA
7 2 (1.36%) Python
8 1 (0.68%) R
Qualifications
1 68 (46.26%) Degree
2 49 (33.33%) HNC
3 25 (17.01%) Security Cleared
4 22 (14.97%) SC Cleared
5 20 (13.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 19 (12.93%) ISEB
7 14 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (7.48%) CCNA
9 10 (6.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 8 (5.44%) CCNP
11 6 (4.08%) DV Cleared
11 6 (4.08%) MCP
11 6 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.36%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
12 2 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.68%) MCSE
13 1 (0.68%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.80%) QA
2 8 (5.44%) SLA
3 4 (2.72%) BS7799
4 1 (0.68%) BS15000
4 1 (0.68%) GCP
System Software
1 5 (3.40%) Active Directory
1 5 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.36%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.68%) NDS
3 1 (0.68%) XenApp
3 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.40%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (0.68%) WSUS
2 1 (0.68%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (20.41%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.88%) Oracle
3 12 (8.16%) Ericsson
4 10 (6.80%) Cisco
5 8 (5.44%) SAP
6 7 (4.76%) VMware
6 7 (4.76%) Adobe
7 6 (4.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 6 (4.08%) Primavera
8 5 (3.40%) Nokia
9 4 (2.72%) F5
9 4 (2.72%) Nortel
10 3 (2.04%) Telerik
10 3 (2.04%) Tandberg
11 2 (1.36%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.36%) HP
11 2 (1.36%) McAfee
11 2 (1.36%) PTC
12 1 (0.68%) AppSense
12 1 (0.68%) Anite
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