The first table below looks at the demand for HND in IT contracts advertised for the Fife region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HND over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Fife 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 4 3 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing HND 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Fife 7.14% 17.86% 3.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.00% 50.00% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £315 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £315 £258
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +22.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.25 - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-8.16% +13.95%
Qualifications Category
Fife
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
5 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Fife 35.71% 35.71% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate £255 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% -3.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £11.25 £40.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.87% +11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
HND
Scotland

HND
Jobs Demand Trend in Fife

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HND across the Fife region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

HND Jobs Demand Trend in Fife

HND
Hourly Rate Trend in Fife

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HND across the Fife region.

HND Hourly Rate Trend in Fife

HND
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Fife

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Fife 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 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) HNC
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Fife by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Fife 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Junior
2 1 (50.00%) Junior Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) HNC
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB