The table below looks at the statistics for HND in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HND over the 3 months to 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 70 71 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing HND 6 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.60% 0.39% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.92% 1.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £288 £315
% change year-on-year
+39.13% -8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £22.38 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+83.24% +2.87%
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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 Reading region.

Qualifications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
313 328 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 31.55% 31.72% 23.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 142 85
Average daily rate £360 £365 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £210 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 7
Average hourly rate £21.55 £14.84 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.21% -19.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.73%

HND
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

HND Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

HND
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

HND Daily Rate Trend in Reading

HND
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

HND Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (64.71%) Telecoms
2 9 (52.94%) SQL
3 7 (41.18%) HNC
3 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
4 6 (35.29%) 3G
4 6 (35.29%) 2G
4 6 (35.29%) LTE
4 6 (35.29%) Radio Access Network
4 6 (35.29%) 4G
5 5 (29.41%) Finance
5 5 (29.41%) CCNP
5 5 (29.41%) CCNA
5 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (29.41%) UNIX
5 5 (29.41%) MS Office
6 4 (23.53%) SAP
6 4 (23.53%) XML
6 4 (23.53%) Oracle
6 4 (23.53%) Perl
6 4 (23.53%) MS Access
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 4 (23.53%) Workflow
6 4 (23.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (23.53%) Degree
6 4 (23.53%) Data Entry
6 4 (23.53%) Cyber Security
7 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (17.65%) Test Planning
7 3 (17.65%) V-Model
7 3 (17.65%) Waterfall

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
2 5 (29.41%) MS Office
3 4 (23.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) 3G
1 6 (35.29%) 2G
1 6 (35.29%) LTE
1 6 (35.29%) 4G
1 6 (35.29%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (5.88%) SS7
2 1 (5.88%) GSM
2 1 (5.88%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) MS Access
2 2 (11.76%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Selenium
1 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.76%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.88%) JMeter
3 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (64.71%) Telecoms
2 5 (29.41%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Developer
1 4 (23.53%) Administrator
1 4 (23.53%) Project Administrator
2 2 (11.76%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) WPF Developer
2 2 (11.76%) AWS Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Software Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Supplier Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Project Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) PMO Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) XML
2 2 (11.76%) WPF
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) UNIX
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Workflow
1 4 (23.53%) Data Entry
1 4 (23.53%) Cyber Security
2 3 (17.65%) Test Planning
2 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
2 3 (17.65%) Validation
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
2 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
2 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
2 3 (17.65%) V-Model
3 2 (11.76%) MVC
3 2 (11.76%) TDD
3 2 (11.76%) BDD
4 1 (5.88%) People Management
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) Perl
3 3 (17.65%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) HNC
2 5 (29.41%) CCNP
2 5 (29.41%) CCNA
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (23.53%) Degree
4 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (17.65%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) NDS
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
1 4 (23.53%) SAP
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 1 (5.88%) TIBCO
2 1 (5.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks