The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 523 494 445
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -49
Contract jobs citing HND 51 50 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.11% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.55% 0.60% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 17 31
Average daily rate
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£333 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.25% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £256 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £395 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £290
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 10
Average hourly rate £21.50 £26.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.62% +52.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £13.10 £14.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £39.55 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £9.50 £12.79
% change year-on-year
+126.31% -25.73%
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9219 8298 9066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.68% 17.81% 17.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5254 4509 4772
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 457 562
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
HND
UK

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 20 £325 -10.95% 15
London +12 10 £325 -21.21% 6
South West -24 9 £450 +45.16% 12
East of England -13 6 £338 - 8
West Midlands -13 5 £175 - 3
North West 0 1 - - 4
Yorkshire - - - - 7
East Midlands - - - - 8
HND
UK

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 52 (61.18%) Degree
2 31 (36.47%) HNC
3 26 (30.59%) Microsoft
4 24 (28.24%) Project Management
5 22 (25.88%) Telecoms
6 19 (22.35%) Finance
6 19 (22.35%) MS Office
6 19 (22.35%) MS Excel
7 16 (18.82%) Management Information System
8 15 (17.65%) Oracle
9 13 (15.29%) Security Cleared
9 13 (15.29%) Cyber Security
10 12 (14.12%) SC Cleared
10 12 (14.12%) SQL
11 11 (12.94%) SAP
11 11 (12.94%) PRINCE2
11 11 (12.94%) Computer Science
11 11 (12.94%) Software Engineering
12 10 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
13 9 (10.59%) Workflow
13 9 (10.59%) QA
13 9 (10.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 9 (10.59%) C
13 9 (10.59%) MS Project
14 8 (9.41%) Electronics
14 8 (9.41%) Data Entry
15 7 (8.24%) Service Delivery
15 7 (8.24%) ISEB
15 7 (8.24%) Java
15 7 (8.24%) ITIL

HND
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 3 (3.53%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (2.35%) SAS
3 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (22.35%) MS Office
1 19 (22.35%) MS Excel
2 10 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (10.59%) MS Project
4 2 (2.35%) Windchill
4 2 (2.35%) CATIA
5 1 (1.18%) NASTRAN
5 1 (1.18%) AutoCAD
5 1 (1.18%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.18%) Remedy AR System
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.88%) 3G
2 4 (4.71%) Wireless
3 3 (3.53%) LTE
3 3 (3.53%) Firewall
3 3 (3.53%) 2G
3 3 (3.53%) 4G
4 2 (2.35%) VoLTE
4 2 (2.35%) LDAP
4 2 (2.35%) TETRA
5 1 (1.18%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.18%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.18%) NAS
5 1 (1.18%) VSAT
5 1 (1.18%) SGSN
5 1 (1.18%) Network Security
5 1 (1.18%) NetScreen
5 1 (1.18%) Internet
5 1 (1.18%) DVB
5 1 (1.18%) MPLS
5 1 (1.18%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.71%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (3.53%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.35%) OLAP
3 2 (2.35%) MySQL
3 2 (2.35%) Star Schema
3 2 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.35%) MS Access
3 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle OLAP
3 2 (2.35%) Xcelsius
3 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.18%) QlikView
4 1 (1.18%) SAP BI
4 1 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.18%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Selenium
2 1 (1.18%) Axure RP
General
1 22 (25.88%) Telecoms
2 19 (22.35%) Finance
3 8 (9.41%) Electronics
4 5 (5.88%) Mandarin Language
5 4 (4.71%) Legal
5 4 (4.71%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.53%) Marketing
7 2 (2.35%) Back Office
7 2 (2.35%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.18%) Military
8 1 (1.18%) Avionics
8 1 (1.18%) Aerospace
8 1 (1.18%) Automotive
8 1 (1.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (14.12%) Project Manager
2 9 (10.59%) Design Engineer
3 6 (7.06%) Test Engineer
4 5 (5.88%) Project Coordinator
4 5 (5.88%) Java Engineer
4 5 (5.88%) Coordinator
4 5 (5.88%) Developer
4 5 (5.88%) Analyst
5 4 (4.71%) Support Engineer
5 4 (4.71%) Test Leader
6 3 (3.53%) Project Administrator
6 3 (3.53%) IP Engineer
6 3 (3.53%) Administrator
6 3 (3.53%) Quality Engineer
7 2 (2.35%) Graduate
7 2 (2.35%) Technical Support
7 2 (2.35%) Junior
7 2 (2.35%) Network Engineer
7 2 (2.35%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (2.35%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.06%) .NET
2 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.35%) HTML
3 2 (2.35%) CSS
3 2 (2.35%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (2.35%) jQuery
4 1 (1.18%) Spring
4 1 (1.18%) Zend Framework
4 1 (1.18%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.18%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.18%) XHTML
4 1 (1.18%) JSP
4 1 (1.18%) Web Services
4 1 (1.18%) XML
4 1 (1.18%) COM
4 1 (1.18%) J2EE
4 1 (1.18%) LESS
4 1 (1.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.18%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.82%) Management Information System
2 11 (12.94%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.35%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.35%) FMCG
4 2 (2.35%) Equities
5 1 (1.18%) Open Source
5 1 (1.18%) Physics
5 1 (1.18%) DTV
5 1 (1.18%) GIS
5 1 (1.18%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.18%) Motion Graphics
5 1 (1.18%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.88%) UNIX
1 5 (5.88%) Windows
2 3 (3.53%) Linux
3 1 (1.18%) Android
3 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.18%) Windows NT
3 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.24%) Project Management
2 13 (15.29%) Cyber Security
3 11 (12.94%) PRINCE2
3 11 (12.94%) Software Engineering
4 9 (10.59%) Workflow
5 8 (9.41%) Data Entry
6 7 (8.24%) Service Delivery
6 7 (8.24%) ITIL
7 6 (7.06%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (7.06%) Six Sigma
8 5 (5.88%) Scrum
8 5 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (5.88%) V-Model
8 5 (5.88%) Software Testing
8 5 (5.88%) Information Assurance
8 5 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (5.88%) Test Scripting
8 5 (5.88%) CAD
8 5 (5.88%) Change Management
8 5 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.12%) SQL
2 9 (10.59%) C
3 7 (8.24%) Java
4 5 (5.88%) Perl
4 5 (5.88%) C++
5 2 (2.35%) C-shell
5 2 (2.35%) VB
5 2 (2.35%) PHP
5 2 (2.35%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.35%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.35%) Python
5 2 (2.35%) AWK
6 1 (1.18%) Tcl
6 1 (1.18%) C#
6 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 52 (61.18%) Degree
2 31 (36.47%) HNC
3 13 (15.29%) Security Cleared
4 12 (14.12%) SC Cleared
5 9 (10.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (8.24%) ISEB
7 6 (7.06%) DV Cleared
8 5 (5.88%) Chartered Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (4.71%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (4.71%) CCNP
10 3 (3.53%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (3.53%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (1.18%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.59%) QA
2 5 (5.88%) SLA
3 3 (3.53%) ISO 9000
4 2 (2.35%) GMP
5 1 (1.18%) DO-160
System Software
1 2 (2.35%) NDS
2 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.18%) Samba
Vendors
1 26 (30.59%) Microsoft
2 15 (17.65%) Oracle
3 11 (12.94%) SAP
4 4 (4.71%) Business Objects
5 3 (3.53%) Cisco
6 2 (2.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 2 (2.35%) NEC
6 2 (2.35%) PTC
6 2 (2.35%) Minitab
7 1 (1.18%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.18%) VMware
7 1 (1.18%) Zend
7 1 (1.18%) ANSYS
7 1 (1.18%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.18%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.18%) Mapinfo
7 1 (1.18%) Remedy
7 1 (1.18%) McAfee
7 1 (1.18%) ESRI
7 1 (1.18%) SolidWorks
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