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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 530 519 484
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -35
Contract jobs citing HND 49 34 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.100% 0.071% 0.094%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 0.37% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 15
Average daily rate
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£300 £378 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.52% +21.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £199 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £516 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 8
Average hourly rate £36.00 £21.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.44% -33.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £21.50 £22.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.79 £22.30 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £16.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+118.18% -43.58%
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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
9313 9292 7751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.93% 19.37% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5383 5509 4181
Average daily rate £394 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £535 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 477 435
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.47 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -3 24 £275 -15.38% 12
London -2 11 £308 -39.70% 9
North West -18 4 £300 +55.84% 3
South West +10 3 - - 5
West Midlands -10 3 - - 11
East of England +5 2 £450 - 4
East Midlands -10 2 £410 - 3
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HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 88 (55.00%) Degree
2 60 (37.50%) Telecoms
3 57 (35.63%) HNC
4 43 (26.88%) SQL
5 33 (20.63%) Project Management
6 30 (18.75%) Windows
6 30 (18.75%) Linux
7 27 (16.88%) Microsoft
8 26 (16.25%) Test Scripting
9 25 (15.63%) Security Cleared
9 25 (15.63%) Java
9 25 (15.63%) Software Engineering
10 24 (15.00%) ITIL
10 24 (15.00%) V-Model
10 24 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 23 (14.38%) Analytical Skills
11 23 (14.38%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (13.75%) Waterfall
13 21 (13.13%) Radio Access Network
13 21 (13.13%) Selenium
13 21 (13.13%) MS Excel
14 20 (12.50%) PRINCE2
14 20 (12.50%) Eclipse
14 20 (12.50%) ISEB
14 20 (12.50%) Software Testing
15 19 (11.88%) Finance
15 19 (11.88%) Validation
15 19 (11.88%) Git (software)
15 19 (11.88%) Team Foundation Server
15 19 (11.88%) Test Planning

HND
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 7 (4.38%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.13%) CMS
2 5 (3.13%) IIS
2 5 (3.13%) Immediacy CMS
3 4 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (2.50%) Lync
3 4 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.25%) JBoss
4 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.63%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 21 (13.13%) MS Excel
2 14 (8.75%) MS Office
3 12 (7.50%) Photoshop
4 9 (5.63%) MS Project
5 7 (4.38%) Adobe Illustrator
5 7 (4.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (2.50%) InDesign
7 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (4.38%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.63%) Primavera
2 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.63%) Remedy AR System
Communications & Networking
1 21 (13.13%) Radio Access Network
2 14 (8.75%) 2G
2 14 (8.75%) 3G
3 13 (8.13%) LTE
4 7 (4.38%) TCP/IP
4 7 (4.38%) 4G
5 6 (3.75%) Wireshark
5 6 (3.75%) Firewall
6 5 (3.13%) VPN
6 5 (3.13%) DNS
6 5 (3.13%) Structured Cabling
7 4 (2.50%) HSRP
7 4 (2.50%) MPLS
7 4 (2.50%) OSPF
7 4 (2.50%) BGP
7 4 (2.50%) VoIP
7 4 (2.50%) WAN
7 4 (2.50%) DHCP
7 4 (2.50%) LAN
8 2 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.13%) MS Access
2 4 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.25%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.63%) MySQL
4 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (13.13%) Selenium
2 20 (12.50%) Eclipse
3 19 (11.88%) Git (software)
3 19 (11.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (3.13%) Visual Studio
4 5 (3.13%) Dreamweaver
4 5 (3.13%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.25%) QUnit
5 2 (1.25%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.25%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (1.25%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.25%) Ant
5 2 (1.25%) JUnit
5 2 (1.25%) Subversion
5 2 (1.25%) Checkstyle
5 2 (1.25%) JMeter
6 1 (0.63%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 60 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 19 (11.88%) Finance
3 9 (5.63%) Electronics
4 5 (3.13%) Back Office
4 5 (3.13%) Multimedia
4 5 (3.13%) Military
5 3 (1.88%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.88%) Legal
5 3 (1.88%) Banking
6 2 (1.25%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Billing
7 1 (0.63%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 27 (16.88%) Developer
2 15 (9.38%) Project Manager
3 14 (8.75%) RAN Engineer
3 14 (8.75%) AWS Developer
4 10 (6.25%) Analyst
4 10 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 9 (5.63%) Designer
6 7 (4.38%) Design Engineer
6 7 (4.38%) Business Analyst
6 7 (4.38%) Configuration Engineer
6 7 (4.38%) RAN Configuration Engineer
7 6 (3.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (3.75%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (3.13%) Network Engineer
8 5 (3.13%) Project Engineer
8 5 (3.13%) Architect
8 5 (3.13%) Software Engineer
8 5 (3.13%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (3.13%) Web Developer
8 5 (3.13%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.13%) XML
2 10 (6.25%) HTML
2 10 (6.25%) CSS
3 8 (5.00%) Web Services
4 6 (3.75%) jQuery
4 6 (3.75%) SOAP
5 5 (3.13%) .NET Framework
5 5 (3.13%) ASP.NET
5 5 (3.13%) .NET
5 5 (3.13%) XHTML
5 5 (3.13%) Flash
5 5 (3.13%) Entity Framework
5 5 (3.13%) AngularJS
5 5 (3.13%) WCF
6 4 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (2.50%) Razor View Engine
6 4 (2.50%) CSS3
6 4 (2.50%) HTML5
7 3 (1.88%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.88%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.38%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.88%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.38%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.50%) W3C
4 4 (2.50%) PKI
5 3 (1.88%) User Experience
5 3 (1.88%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.25%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.25%) CCTV
6 2 (1.25%) Statistics
7 1 (0.63%) Handset
7 1 (0.63%) Economics
7 1 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.63%) Open Source
7 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 30 (18.75%) Windows
1 30 (18.75%) Linux
2 5 (3.13%) UNIX
3 4 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.88%) Android
5 2 (1.25%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (20.63%) Project Management
2 26 (16.25%) Test Scripting
3 25 (15.63%) Software Engineering
4 24 (15.00%) ITIL
4 24 (15.00%) V-Model
5 23 (14.38%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (13.75%) Waterfall
7 20 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 20 (12.50%) Software Testing
8 19 (11.88%) Validation
8 19 (11.88%) Test Planning
9 17 (10.63%) TDD
10 15 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
10 15 (9.38%) BDD
10 15 (9.38%) Service Delivery
10 15 (9.38%) Change Management
11 8 (5.00%) Migration
12 7 (4.38%) MVC
12 7 (4.38%) Network Planning
12 7 (4.38%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 43 (26.88%) SQL
2 25 (15.63%) Java
3 11 (6.88%) Perl
4 10 (6.25%) C#
5 7 (4.38%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.13%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.50%) C
8 2 (1.25%) VBA
8 2 (1.25%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.25%) Ruby
9 1 (0.63%) C++
9 1 (0.63%) PHP
9 1 (0.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 88 (55.00%) Degree
2 57 (35.63%) HNC
3 25 (15.63%) Security Cleared
4 24 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 20 (12.50%) ISEB
6 18 (11.25%) SC Cleared
7 16 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 14 (8.75%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (6.25%) DV Cleared
9 10 (6.25%) CCNA
10 9 (5.63%) CCNP
11 6 (3.75%) CITP
11 6 (3.75%) APMP
12 5 (3.13%) ISTQB
12 5 (3.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (1.88%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
13 3 (1.88%) GNVQ
14 2 (1.25%) Sun Certification
14 2 (1.25%) OCMJD
15 1 (0.63%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.88%) SLA
2 10 (6.25%) QA
3 2 (1.25%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.63%) BS7799
System Software
1 9 (5.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.25%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.63%) NDS
4 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.63%) vSphere
4 1 (0.63%) XenApp
4 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (4.38%) NSN NetAct
2 5 (3.13%) WSUS
3 4 (2.50%) SCOM
3 4 (2.50%) SCVMM
3 4 (2.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (2.50%) NetBackup
3 4 (2.50%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (16.88%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.63%) Ericsson
3 14 (8.75%) Oracle
4 12 (7.50%) Adobe
5 9 (5.63%) VMware
5 9 (5.63%) Cisco
6 8 (5.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 7 (4.38%) Nokia
7 7 (4.38%) Nortel
8 5 (3.13%) SAP
9 4 (2.50%) F5
9 4 (2.50%) Sophos
9 4 (2.50%) Veritas
10 2 (1.25%) hybris
10 2 (1.25%) McAfee
10 2 (1.25%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.25%) Sun
10 2 (1.25%) Endeca
11 1 (0.63%) NEC
11 1 (0.63%) AppSense
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