The table below looks at the statistics for HND in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HND over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 56 39 45
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +6
Contract jobs citing HND 1 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.20% 1.01% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 2.36% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £305 £370
% change year-on-year
+18.85% -17.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -30.00%
HND
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Qualifications Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
282 127 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 55.08% 42.91% 59.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 53 78
Average daily rate £450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £260 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £458 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 10 34
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -48.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.45 £32.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £30.50 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

HND
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

HND Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

HND
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

HND Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

HND
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

HND Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

HND
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Tewkesbury - - - -
HND
South West

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 4 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Wireshark
2 2 (50.00%) Use Case
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) System Testing
2 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) V-Model
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) Electronics
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) 3GPP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) Tcl
3 1 (25.00%) DVB

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (25.00%) VSAT
2 1 (25.00%) 3GPP
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) DVB
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (25.00%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Process Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Network Manager
1 1 (25.00%) RF Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) RF Test Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (25.00%) Physics
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Use Case
1 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) System Testing
1 2 (50.00%) V-Model
1 2 (50.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) VB
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) DO-160