The first table below looks at the demand for HND in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow 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 Glasgow 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 65 73 57
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -16
Contract jobs citing HND 3 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.44% 0.55% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.34% 3.65% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £315 £258
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +22.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 £10.21 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.76% +7.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-8.16% +13.95%
Qualifications Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
128 137 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 18.63% 15.14% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 86 47
Average daily rate £325 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £363 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Average hourly rate £14.50 £10.42 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.22% +9.63%
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 Glasgow

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

HND Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

HND
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HND across the Glasgow region.

HND Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

HND
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

HND Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) CMDB
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) Big Data
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security Management
2 1 (33.33%) Security Management
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) BMC
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

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

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Big Data
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Network Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security Management
1 1 (33.33%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) XenApp
1 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) BMC
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco