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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 131 121 106
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -15
Contract jobs citing HND 9 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.28% 0.33% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.93% 1.50% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£209 - £220
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
Average hourly rate £27.44 £11.50 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.60% +24.32%
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 Scotland region.

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
467 599 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.64% 21.70% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 291 187
Average daily rate £338 £348 £357
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.87% -2.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 28 26
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.47% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £11.25 £9.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £21.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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
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 31 July 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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Glasgow +7 6 - -
South Ayrshire - 2 £209 -
Edinburgh -11 1 - - 1
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HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (46.67%) HNC
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Degree
3 5 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 5 (33.33%) MS Office
4 4 (26.67%) VoIP
4 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
4 4 (26.67%) PLM
4 4 (26.67%) Windchill
4 4 (26.67%) Teamcenter
4 4 (26.67%) Data Management
4 4 (26.67%) VMware
4 4 (26.67%) SCCM
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (20.00%) Application Packaging
5 3 (20.00%) Electronics
5 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (20.00%) PBX
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (20.00%) Lync
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
6 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (13.33%) Windows XP

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (20.00%) Lync
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
2 4 (26.67%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) VoIP
2 3 (20.00%) PBX
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) WLAN
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) DHCP
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
3 1 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) JMeter
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
1 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (20.00%) Electronics
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Systems Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Consultant
2 1 (6.67%) Tester
2 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Network Support Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Support Consultant
2 1 (6.67%) Network Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Senior Tester
2 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Network Support
2 1 (6.67%) Configuration Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Statistics
3 1 (6.67%) iPad
3 1 (6.67%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
3 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 4 (26.67%) PLM
2 4 (26.67%) Data Management
3 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (6.67%) V-Model
3 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
3 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) HNC
2 6 (40.00%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.67%) ISEB
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) vSphere
2 1 (6.67%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) DameWare
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) HP
5 1 (6.67%) Lotus
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle