The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Milton Keynes region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 67 53 59
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +6
Contract jobs citing HND 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.34% 0.19% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.14% 0.59% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £350 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £315 £258
% change year-on-year
-8.73% +22.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.69 £21.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-9.48% +1.16%
Qualifications Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
264 170 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 29.80% 31.60% 23.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 87 65
Average daily rate £325 £306 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.12% +11.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £353
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 18
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £16.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £12.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £12.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-13.97% -6.06%
HND
Buckinghamshire

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 20 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 5 (100.00%) HNC
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Project Management
3 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (60.00%) MS Project
4 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (40.00%) Minitab
4 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (40.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Business Development
5 1 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Advertising
5 1 (20.00%) MS Office
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL
5 1 (20.00%) .NET
5 1 (20.00%) PRINCE

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (60.00%) MS Project
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Project Assistant
2 1 (20.00%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Business Development
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) HNC
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (40.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Minitab