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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 67 64 72
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs citing HND 4 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.43% 0.56% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.40% 1.73% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£270 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.44 £21.50 £9.50
% change year-on-year
+27.62% +126.31%
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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
286 289 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.56% 32.11% 25.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 135 106
Average daily rate £395 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 7 5
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -44.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -9.52%

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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 9 (90.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (70.00%) 2G
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) HNC
2 7 (70.00%) UNIX
2 7 (70.00%) 3G
2 7 (70.00%) LTE
2 7 (70.00%) 4G
3 6 (60.00%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (60.00%) XML
3 6 (60.00%) Perl
3 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (60.00%) MS Access
3 6 (60.00%) CCNP
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (50.00%) CCNA
5 2 (20.00%) Linux
5 2 (20.00%) MS Office
5 2 (20.00%) Electronics
6 1 (10.00%) Cyber Security
6 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
6 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
6 1 (10.00%) Data Entry
6 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (10.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
6 1 (10.00%) SS7
6 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) 3G
1 7 (70.00%) 2G
1 7 (70.00%) LTE
1 7 (70.00%) 4G
2 6 (60.00%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (10.00%) SGSN
3 1 (10.00%) SS7
3 1 (10.00%) GSM
3 1 (10.00%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) JMeter
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (90.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Electronics
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (10.00%) Developer
1 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (10.00%) Administrator
1 1 (10.00%) Project Administrator
1 1 (10.00%) Project Engineer
1 1 (10.00%) NOC Engineer
1 1 (10.00%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) UNIX
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (10.00%) Change Management
1 1 (10.00%) Workflow
1 1 (10.00%) Validation
1 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (10.00%) Product Marketing
1 1 (10.00%) V-Model
1 1 (10.00%) Data Entry
1 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (10.00%) Cyber Security
1 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) HNC
2 6 (60.00%) CCNP
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (50.00%) CCNA
4 1 (10.00%) ISEB
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) NDS
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle
1 1 (10.00%) SAP
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 1 (10.00%) TIBCO
1 1 (10.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks