The table below looks at the statistics for HND in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HND over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 120 117 112
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing HND 9 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.31% 0.32% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.85% 1.64% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£248 - £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £26.22 £11.25 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+133.06% +21.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £16.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+118.18% -43.58%
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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 Scotland region.

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
487 487 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.72% 19.26% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 231 247
Average daily rate £340 £330 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £202 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 32 14
Average hourly rate £29.17 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.05% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £11.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.80 £25.00 £43.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

HND
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

HND Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

HND
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

HND Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

HND
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HND across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

HND Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

HND
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

HND Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

HND
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HND across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

HND Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

HND
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 5 £325 - 3
Glasgow -9 3 - - 2
South Ayrshire - 1 £170 -
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HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 5 (50.00%) MS Office
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (30.00%) HNC
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) SCCM
4 3 (30.00%) Lync
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) .NET
5 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (20.00%) VoIP
5 2 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (20.00%) Application Packaging
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) PLM
5 2 (20.00%) Windchill
5 2 (20.00%) Teamcenter
5 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) Data Management
6 1 (10.00%) Workflow Management
6 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 3 (30.00%) Lync
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (20.00%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) VoIP
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) WLAN
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) PBX
2 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) JMeter
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (10.00%) Electronics
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Network Support
2 1 (10.00%) Data Network Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Automation Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Network Support Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Statistics
2 1 (10.00%) Life Science
2 1 (10.00%) GIS
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (20.00%) PLM
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Data Management
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow Management
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
3 1 (10.00%) V-Model
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (10.00%) Release Management
3 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (30.00%) HNC
3 1 (10.00%) ISEB
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) vSphere
2 1 (10.00%) BitLocker
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle
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