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 29 May 2016 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 151 152 134
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -18
Contract jobs citing HND 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.10% 0.11% 0.064%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.52% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £300 £193
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +55.84%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £290 £378
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -23.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £8.60 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-78.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.06 £32.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-6.79% +50.00%
HND
England

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
831 768 654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.31% 20.28% 20.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 352 334
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £508 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 85 76
Median hourly rate £38.43 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.80% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £59.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - - 6
Manchester -10 1 - - 8
HND
England

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, 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 9 (81.82%) Degree
2 5 (45.45%) Project Planning
2 5 (45.45%) Project Management
2 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (27.27%) Scrum
4 3 (27.27%) SAP PS
4 3 (27.27%) Primavera
4 3 (27.27%) ITIL
4 3 (27.27%) Oracle
4 3 (27.27%) MS Project
4 3 (27.27%) SAP
4 3 (27.27%) ERP
4 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (18.18%) Security Operations
5 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
5 2 (18.18%) QA Automation
5 2 (18.18%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (18.18%) High Availability
5 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
5 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
5 2 (18.18%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) HNC
5 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
5 2 (18.18%) Windows
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) Ada
5 2 (18.18%) .NET
5 2 (18.18%) Games

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 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (27.27%) MS Project
3 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
4 1 (9.09%) MS Office
4 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (27.27%) Primavera
1 3 (27.27%) SAP PS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DHCP
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 1 (9.09%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
1 2 (18.18%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (18.18%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) Appium
2 1 (9.09%) VectorCAST
General
1 2 (18.18%) Games
2 1 (9.09%) Aerospace
2 1 (9.09%) Avionics
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Programme Planner
1 3 (27.27%) Project Planner
2 2 (18.18%) Ada Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Ada Software Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) DOORS Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Project Leader
3 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
2 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 1 (9.09%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Project Management
1 5 (45.45%) Project Planning
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) ERP
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
4 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
4 2 (18.18%) High Availability
4 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
4 2 (18.18%) QA Automation
4 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Security Operations
4 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Ada
1 2 (18.18%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) C++
2 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) HNC
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
1 3 (27.27%) SAP
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Telerik