The table below looks at the statistics for HND in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 392 390 390
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing HND 11 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.050% 0.022% 0.027%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Average daily rate
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£308 £510 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.70% +108.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £270 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £558 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.18 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £16.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+118.18% -43.58%
HND
England

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

Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3495 3681 3252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.77% 16.27% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2260 2532 1932
Average daily rate £413 £413 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 117 130
Average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £135.00
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 London

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

HND Jobs Demand Trend in London

HND
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

HND Daily Rate Trend in London

HND
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HND across the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

HND Daily Rate Histogram in London

HND
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

HND Hourly Rate Trend in London

HND
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the London 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
City of London +9 2 £350 -31.37% 2
HND
England

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 22 (75.86%) Degree
2 11 (37.93%) SQL
3 9 (31.03%) Photoshop
3 9 (31.03%) Adobe
3 9 (31.03%) Telecoms
4 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
4 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
5 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
5 6 (20.69%) SOAP
5 6 (20.69%) Web Services
5 6 (20.69%) XML
5 6 (20.69%) V-Model
5 6 (20.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (17.24%) AngularJS
6 5 (17.24%) Entity Framework
6 5 (17.24%) DV Cleared
6 5 (17.24%) IIS
6 5 (17.24%) Visual Studio
6 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET
6 5 (17.24%) CSS
6 5 (17.24%) T-SQL
6 5 (17.24%) .NET
6 5 (17.24%) C#
6 5 (17.24%) HTML
6 5 (17.24%) HNC
6 5 (17.24%) CRM
6 5 (17.24%) Dreamweaver
6 5 (17.24%) Flash
6 5 (17.24%) XHTML
6 5 (17.24%) JavaScript

HND
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 5 (17.24%) IIS
1 5 (17.24%) Immediacy CMS
1 5 (17.24%) CMS
2 1 (3.45%) Sitefinity
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Photoshop
2 4 (13.79%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (13.79%) InDesign
2 4 (13.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (3.45%) Remedy AR System
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
2 5 (17.24%) Wireshark
3 1 (3.45%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (3.45%) LAN
3 1 (3.45%) VoIP
3 1 (3.45%) WAN
3 1 (3.45%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.45%) HTTP
3 1 (3.45%) SNMP
3 1 (3.45%) HTTPS
3 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Visual Studio
1 5 (17.24%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.90%) Selenium
3 2 (6.90%) Eclipse
3 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.45%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.45%) JMeter
General
1 9 (31.03%) Telecoms
2 5 (17.24%) Multimedia
3 2 (6.90%) Legal
4 1 (3.45%) Marketing
4 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Developer
2 4 (13.79%) Senior Tester
2 4 (13.79%) Junior Tester
2 4 (13.79%) Junior
2 4 (13.79%) Tester
2 4 (13.79%) Web Developer
2 4 (13.79%) Designer
2 4 (13.79%) Automation Tester
2 4 (13.79%) Senior Automation Tester
3 3 (10.34%) Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Business Systems Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Systems Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Business Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Graphic Designer
4 2 (6.90%) AWS Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Service Design Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Voice Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Creative Designer
5 1 (3.45%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) SOAP
1 6 (20.69%) Web Services
1 6 (20.69%) XML
2 5 (17.24%) AngularJS
2 5 (17.24%) Entity Framework
2 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET
2 5 (17.24%) CSS
2 5 (17.24%) .NET
2 5 (17.24%) HTML
2 5 (17.24%) Flash
2 5 (17.24%) XHTML
2 5 (17.24%) jQuery
2 5 (17.24%) .NET Framework
2 5 (17.24%) WCF
3 4 (13.79%) Razor View Engine
3 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (3.45%) CSS3
4 1 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.45%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) W3C
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
1 3 (10.34%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
2 6 (20.69%) V-Model
3 5 (17.24%) CRM
3 5 (17.24%) Project Management
3 5 (17.24%) Web Development
3 5 (17.24%) MVC
4 4 (13.79%) Regression Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Migration
4 4 (13.79%) Use Case
4 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Data Modelling
4 4 (13.79%) ITIL
4 4 (13.79%) System Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.90%) Data Security
6 2 (6.90%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) SQL
2 5 (17.24%) T-SQL
2 5 (17.24%) C#
2 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.34%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (75.86%) Degree
2 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
3 6 (20.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (17.24%) DV Cleared
4 5 (17.24%) HNC
5 4 (13.79%) ISTQB
5 4 (13.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (6.90%) ISEB
7 1 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (3.45%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
7 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.45%) CCNA
7 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (3.45%) GNVQ
7 1 (3.45%) NVQ Level 4
7 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
2 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) XenApp
2 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
2 1 (3.45%) vSphere
2 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
1 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Adobe
2 2 (6.90%) VMware
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) Citrix
3 1 (3.45%) Avaya
3 1 (3.45%) BMC
3 1 (3.45%) Mercator
3 1 (3.45%) Remedy
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco
3 1 (3.45%) HP
3 1 (3.45%) AppSense