The table below looks at the statistics for HND in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HND over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 125 130 115
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -15
Contract jobs citing HND 17 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.072% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.21% 0.37% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 1
Average daily rate
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£400 - £110
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £340
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £18.78 £15.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.69 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+54.26% -26.81%
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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 North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
769 547 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.50% 19.62% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 224 198
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £223 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £580 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.06% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 75 38
Average hourly rate £46.00 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+162.85% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.08 £12.94 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.25 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -33.96%

HND
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

HND Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

HND
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

HND Daily Rate Trend in the North West

HND
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HND across the North West region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

HND Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

HND
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

HND Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

HND
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 March 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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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
Lancashire - 10 £400 -
Merseyside -10 5 £688 -
Manchester -12 1 £675 - 3
Cheshire - - - -
HND
England

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 11 (55.00%) ISEB
2 10 (50.00%) Java
2 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Linux
2 10 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 10 (50.00%) Validation
2 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) TDD
2 10 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 10 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 10 (50.00%) Selenium
2 10 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 10 (50.00%) V-Model
2 10 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 10 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 10 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 10 (50.00%) Test Planning
3 9 (45.00%) BDD
3 9 (45.00%) Degree
3 9 (45.00%) Project Management
4 8 (40.00%) HNC
5 7 (35.00%) ITIL
5 7 (35.00%) Change Management
6 6 (30.00%) PRINCE2
6 6 (30.00%) CITP
6 6 (30.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (15.00%) Finance

HND
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 10 (50.00%) Selenium
1 10 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 10 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Lead Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Assistant Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
1 10 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (50.00%) TDD
1 10 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 10 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 10 (50.00%) Validation
1 10 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 10 (50.00%) V-Model
1 10 (50.00%) Waterfall
1 10 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 9 (45.00%) BDD
2 9 (45.00%) Project Management
3 7 (35.00%) Change Management
3 7 (35.00%) ITIL
4 6 (30.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.00%) Six Sigma
6 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (5.00%) System Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.00%) CRM
6 1 (5.00%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) Java
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) Ruby
2 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) ISEB
2 10 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (45.00%) Degree
4 8 (40.00%) HNC
5 6 (30.00%) CITP
5 6 (30.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (10.00%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) NEC