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 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 70 76 77
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing HND 5 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.54% 1.11% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.92% 3.49% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£190 £255 £261
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.49% -2.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £251 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £259 £282
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £238
% change year-on-year
- +26.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -30.00%
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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
261 344 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.16% 31.85% 21.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 172 98
Average daily rate £360 £400 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +10.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £235 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £354
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 7
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -35.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.00%

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 November 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 5 (62.50%) HNC
1 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (50.00%) 3G
2 4 (50.00%) 4G
3 3 (37.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 3 (37.50%) Change Management
3 3 (37.50%) UNIX
3 3 (37.50%) NDS
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) CCNP
4 2 (25.00%) CCNA
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (25.00%) 2G
4 2 (25.00%) Back Office
4 2 (25.00%) MVC
4 2 (25.00%) WPF
4 2 (25.00%) LTE
4 2 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (25.00%) VoLTE
4 2 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (12.50%) Cyber Security
5 1 (12.50%) Data Entry
5 1 (12.50%) Product Marketing
5 1 (12.50%) NEC
5 1 (12.50%) Workflow
5 1 (12.50%) Finance

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) 3G
1 4 (50.00%) 4G
2 2 (25.00%) 2G
2 2 (25.00%) LTE
2 2 (25.00%) VoLTE
2 2 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (12.50%) SS7
3 1 (12.50%) GSM
3 1 (12.50%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (12.50%) MS Access
General
1 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) Back Office
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Software Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) WPF Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Project Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) WPF
2 1 (12.50%) XML
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) UNIX
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (12.50%) Cyber Security
3 1 (12.50%) Data Entry
3 1 (12.50%) Product Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) HNC
2 2 (25.00%) CCNP
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) NDS
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (12.50%) NEC
2 1 (12.50%) TIBCO
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) SAP