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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 409 405 406
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing HND 4 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.017% 0.043% 0.054%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.27% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 2
Average daily rate
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£223 £325 £453
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.53% -28.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £255 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £443 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £13.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.44 £21.50 £12.54
% change year-on-year
+27.62% +71.45%
HND
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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
3667 3724 3572
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.64% 15.87% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2381 2383 2169
Average daily rate £425 £420 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 101 123
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £14.85 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

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
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 4 August 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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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
City of London -12 1 - -
HND
England

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 13 (61.90%) Degree
2 9 (42.86%) SQL
3 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
4 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 7 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
5 5 (23.81%) CMS
5 5 (23.81%) MVC
5 5 (23.81%) Web Development
5 5 (23.81%) .NET Framework
5 5 (23.81%) WCF
5 5 (23.81%) Multimedia
5 5 (23.81%) Dreamweaver
5 5 (23.81%) Adobe
5 5 (23.81%) Flash
5 5 (23.81%) XHTML
5 5 (23.81%) CRM
5 5 (23.81%) T-SQL
5 5 (23.81%) .NET
5 5 (23.81%) C#
5 5 (23.81%) HTML
5 5 (23.81%) Photoshop
5 5 (23.81%) IIS
5 5 (23.81%) Visual Studio
5 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
5 5 (23.81%) CSS
5 5 (23.81%) SOAP
5 5 (23.81%) Web Services
5 5 (23.81%) XML
5 5 (23.81%) Immediacy CMS

HND
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (23.81%) IIS
1 5 (23.81%) CMS
1 5 (23.81%) Immediacy CMS
2 2 (9.52%) Lync
3 1 (4.76%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Photoshop
2 1 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (19.05%) Wireshark
3 2 (9.52%) VPN
3 2 (9.52%) Wireless
4 1 (4.76%) Network Security
4 1 (4.76%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) EDRMS
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Visual Studio
1 5 (23.81%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.76%) JMeter
3 1 (4.76%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (23.81%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Tester
3 4 (19.05%) Junior
3 4 (19.05%) Web Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Junior Tester
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Tester
3 4 (19.05%) Automation Tester
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Automation Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Business Systems Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Service Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) AWS Developer
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Project Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) HTML
1 5 (23.81%) .NET
1 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
1 5 (23.81%) CSS
1 5 (23.81%) SOAP
1 5 (23.81%) Web Services
1 5 (23.81%) XML
1 5 (23.81%) Flash
1 5 (23.81%) XHTML
1 5 (23.81%) .NET Framework
1 5 (23.81%) WCF
1 5 (23.81%) jQuery
1 5 (23.81%) Entity Framework
1 5 (23.81%) AngularJS
2 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 4 (19.05%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (4.76%) DHTML
3 1 (4.76%) CSS3
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET 2.0
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.52%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) W3C
3 1 (4.76%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
1 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) CRM
1 5 (23.81%) MVC
1 5 (23.81%) Web Development
1 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
1 5 (23.81%) V-Model
2 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
2 4 (19.05%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 4 (19.05%) System Testing
2 4 (19.05%) Use Case
2 4 (19.05%) Data Modelling
2 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (9.52%) Data Security
4 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Usability Testing
4 2 (9.52%) User Stories
5 1 (4.76%) Test Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) SQL
2 5 (23.81%) T-SQL
2 5 (23.81%) C#
2 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (61.90%) Degree
2 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
3 5 (23.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (23.81%) DV Cleared
4 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
4 4 (19.05%) HNC
4 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (4.76%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
5 1 (4.76%) ISEB
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (4.76%) GNVQ
5 1 (4.76%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Adobe
2 2 (9.52%) Becrypt
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix
3 1 (4.76%) McAfee
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