The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 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 Reading 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 61 72 62
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -10
Contract jobs citing HND 5 4 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.56% 0.42% 1.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.76% 1.65% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate
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- - £219
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £280
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £9.50 £13.34
% change year-on-year
+126.31% -28.75%
Qualifications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
284 243 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 31.73% 25.53% 28.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 100 124
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 1
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.03% +10.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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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 29 July 2014, 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 10 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (80.00%) MS Excel
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (70.00%) Oracle
3 7 (70.00%) MS Office
3 7 (70.00%) SAP
3 7 (70.00%) Workflow
3 7 (70.00%) Finance
3 7 (70.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (70.00%) Degree
3 7 (70.00%) Data Entry
3 7 (70.00%) Cyber Security
4 4 (40.00%) Mandarin Language
5 3 (30.00%) 3G
5 3 (30.00%) 4G
6 2 (20.00%) VoLTE
6 2 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 2 (20.00%) NDS
6 2 (20.00%) HNC
6 2 (20.00%) UNIX
6 2 (20.00%) Linux
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (20.00%) Change Management
6 2 (20.00%) Back Office
7 1 (10.00%) NEC
7 1 (10.00%) 2G
7 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
7 1 (10.00%) SGSN
7 1 (10.00%) LTE

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (70.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (70.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) 3G
1 3 (30.00%) 4G
2 2 (20.00%) VoLTE
3 1 (10.00%) 2G
3 1 (10.00%) SGSN
3 1 (10.00%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (10.00%) MS Access
General
1 10 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (70.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (20.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Coordinator
1 4 (40.00%) Project Coordinator
2 3 (30.00%) Project Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) Graduate
3 2 (20.00%) Junior
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) COM
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) UNIX
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Workflow
1 7 (70.00%) Data Entry
1 7 (70.00%) Cyber Security
2 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Perl
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) HNC
3 1 (10.00%) CCNP
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) NDS
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle
1 7 (70.00%) SAP
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (10.00%) NEC