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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 63 59 45
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -14
Contract jobs citing HND 9 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.09% 0.67% 1.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.88% 2.58% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £115 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+247.82% -69.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.69 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+54.26% -25.61%
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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
232 194 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 28.16% 25.90% 32.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 100 71
Average daily rate £350 £325 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £159 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 4
Average hourly rate £18.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.60 £17.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -33.33%

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

HND
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 6 March 2015, 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 13 (92.86%) HNC
1 13 (92.86%) Project Management
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 8 (57.14%) PRINCE2
3 8 (57.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (50.00%) MS Project
5 5 (35.71%) MS Office
5 5 (35.71%) ITIL
6 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
6 4 (28.57%) APMP
6 4 (28.57%) Structured Cabling
6 4 (28.57%) Logistics
6 4 (28.57%) Degree
7 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
7 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (21.43%) Finance
8 2 (14.29%) PRINCE
8 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
8 2 (14.29%) SQL
9 1 (7.14%) WatiN
9 1 (7.14%) Change Control
9 1 (7.14%) Telerik
9 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
9 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
9 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
9 1 (7.14%) JIRA
9 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
9 1 (7.14%) QA

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Project
2 5 (35.71%) MS Office
3 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
1 1 (7.14%) WatiN
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Assistant Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Data Centre Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Delivery Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Project Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Design Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Software Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Project Management
2 8 (57.14%) PRINCE2
3 5 (35.71%) ITIL
4 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 4 (28.57%) Logistics
5 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (14.29%) PRINCE
7 1 (7.14%) Service Management
7 1 (7.14%) Change Management
7 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
7 1 (7.14%) Workflow
7 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
7 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
7 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
7 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
7 1 (7.14%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) VBA
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (92.86%) HNC
2 8 (57.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (28.57%) APMP
4 4 (28.57%) Degree
5 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
6 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) BS15000
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
2 1 (7.14%) Telerik