The table below looks at the statistics for HND in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HND over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 57 69 58
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -11
Contract jobs citing HND 7 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.84% 0.13% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.99% 0.68% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£410 £370 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.81% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £370 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £370 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £15.58 £13.34
% change year-on-year
+41.20% +16.83%
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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 Milton Keynes region.

Qualifications Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
234 148 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 27.99% 19.63% 30.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 73 112
Average daily rate £350 £275 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £149 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £422 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.82 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.53% -29.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £13.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £38.00 £19.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

HND
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

HND Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

HND
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

HND Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

HND Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 8 (72.73%) HNC
1 8 (72.73%) PRINCE2
1 8 (72.73%) Project Management
1 8 (72.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 7 (63.64%) SC Cleared
2 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 7 (63.64%) MS Project
3 5 (45.45%) DV Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) Degree
5 2 (18.18%) Change Management
5 2 (18.18%) .NET
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle
5 2 (18.18%) Six Sigma
5 2 (18.18%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (9.09%) WatiN
6 1 (9.09%) XML
6 1 (9.09%) ITIL
6 1 (9.09%) C#
6 1 (9.09%) Java
6 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
6 1 (9.09%) SQL
6 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
6 1 (9.09%) Workflow
6 1 (9.09%) HP
6 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 1 (9.09%) PRINCE

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Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 7 (63.64%) MS Project
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
1 1 (9.09%) WatiN
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Project Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Project Management
1 8 (72.73%) PRINCE2
2 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) Change Management
3 2 (18.18%) Six Sigma
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE
4 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Workflow
4 1 (9.09%) Information Management
4 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Business Development
4 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C#
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) HNC
1 8 (72.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 7 (63.64%) SC Cleared
2 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
3 5 (45.45%) DV Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) Degree
5 2 (18.18%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
3 1 (9.09%) Telerik