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 21 January 2017 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Higher National Diploma (HND)
England / North West
Rank 127 151 134
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -17
Contract jobs citing HND 4 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.23% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.86% 1.22% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 7
Median daily rate £163 £315 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.45% -21.18%
UK excluding London median daily rate £185 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-43.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £17.48 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+54.46% -20.54%

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
466 740 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.20% 19.10% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 399 328
Median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 32 52
Median hourly rate £25.75 £35.00 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.42% +79.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £17.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.50 £48.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.12%

HND
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing HND as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 3 £163 - 1
Lancashire +5 1 - -
HND
England

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing HND also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for HND.

1 6 (100.00%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) XML
3 3 (50.00%) Workflow
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) Ruby
4 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (33.33%) High Availability
4 2 (33.33%) WebEx
4 2 (33.33%) QA Automation
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) SGML
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (33.33%) QA
4 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) FrameMaker
4 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 1 (16.67%) HOOD
5 1 (16.67%) Ada
5 1 (16.67%) C

HND
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) FrameMaker
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) WebEx
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (16.67%) VectorCAST
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Avionics
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Author
1 2 (33.33%) Automation Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Junior
1 2 (33.33%) Junior Automation Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Junior Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Author
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Project Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Workflow
2 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 2 (33.33%) High Availability
2 2 (33.33%) QA Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (16.67%) Data Entry
3 1 (16.67%) HOOD
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (16.67%) Ada
3 1 (16.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) SAP