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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 64 74 86
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +12
Contract jobs citing HND 2 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.24% 1.48% 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.79% 4.60% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £260 £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £257 £260
% change year-on-year
+12.08% -1.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.79 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+13.99% -29.03%
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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
252 348 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.40% 32.19% 25.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 161 111
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 2
Average hourly rate £17.07 £14.92 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.41% +7.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 September 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 8 (88.89%) Telecoms
2 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) Oracle
3 5 (55.56%) MS Office
3 5 (55.56%) SAP
3 5 (55.56%) Workflow
3 5 (55.56%) Finance
3 5 (55.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (55.56%) Degree
3 5 (55.56%) Data Entry
3 5 (55.56%) Cyber Security
4 3 (33.33%) Change Management
4 3 (33.33%) 3G
4 3 (33.33%) NDS
4 3 (33.33%) HNC
4 3 (33.33%) UNIX
4 3 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 3 (33.33%) 4G
5 2 (22.22%) VoLTE
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) Back Office
5 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
6 1 (11.11%) NEC
6 1 (11.11%) SS7
6 1 (11.11%) Marketing
6 1 (11.11%) 2G
6 1 (11.11%) Perl
6 1 (11.11%) SQL
6 1 (11.11%) XML

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

Applications
1 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (55.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (55.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) 3G
1 3 (33.33%) 4G
2 2 (22.22%) VoLTE
3 1 (11.11%) GSM
3 1 (11.11%) UMTS
3 1 (11.11%) SS7
3 1 (11.11%) 2G
3 1 (11.11%) SGSN
3 1 (11.11%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MS Access
General
1 8 (88.89%) Telecoms
2 5 (55.56%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Back Office
4 1 (11.11%) Marketing
4 1 (11.11%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Administrator
1 4 (44.44%) Project Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (11.11%) Graduate
2 1 (11.11%) Coordinator
2 1 (11.11%) Junior
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) UNIX
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Workflow
1 5 (55.56%) Data Entry
1 5 (55.56%) Cyber Security
2 3 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Product Marketing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Perl
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Degree
2 3 (33.33%) HNC
3 1 (11.11%) CCNP
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) NDS
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
1 5 (55.56%) SAP
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (11.11%) TIBCO
3 1 (11.11%) NEC