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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 66 58 49
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs citing HND 5 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.64% 0.27% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.25% 1.25% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £115 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+160.86% -69.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £295 £350
% change year-on-year
+27.11% -15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £22.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-13.18% -35.00%
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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
222 160 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 28.43% 21.92% 33.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 89 69
Average daily rate £350 £356 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +0.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 3 8
Average hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £14.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 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 (81.25%) HNC
1 13 (81.25%) Project Management
2 9 (56.25%) PRINCE2
2 9 (56.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 9 (56.25%) SC Cleared
2 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
3 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (43.75%) MS Project
4 7 (43.75%) Service Delivery
5 6 (37.50%) Finance
6 5 (31.25%) Degree
7 3 (18.75%) JIRA
7 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
7 3 (18.75%) QA
7 3 (18.75%) Selenium
7 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
7 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
7 3 (18.75%) WatiN
7 3 (18.75%) Workflow
7 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (18.75%) Telerik
7 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
7 3 (18.75%) XML
7 3 (18.75%) C#
7 3 (18.75%) Java
7 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
7 3 (18.75%) SQL
7 3 (18.75%) .NET

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Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) MS Project
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) JIRA
1 3 (18.75%) Selenium
1 3 (18.75%) WatiN
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Project Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) QA Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Data Centre Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Assistant Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) XML
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Project Management
2 9 (56.25%) PRINCE2
3 7 (43.75%) Service Delivery
4 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 3 (18.75%) Workflow
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
5 2 (12.50%) PRINCE
5 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
6 1 (6.25%) Service Management
6 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
6 1 (6.25%) Change Management
6 1 (6.25%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) C#
1 3 (18.75%) Java
1 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (81.25%) HNC
2 9 (56.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 9 (56.25%) SC Cleared
2 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
3 5 (31.25%) Degree
4 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) BS15000
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Telerik
3 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.25%) HP