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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 121 115 102
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -13
Contract jobs citing HND 4 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.14% 0.12% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.86% 0.65% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £11.75 £10.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £22.69 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+87.32% -17.50%
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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
467 461 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.95% 18.84% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 219 177
Average daily rate £350 £327 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.08% -5.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 11 11
Average hourly rate £29.09 £17.86 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.84% -55.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.75 £10.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £24.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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
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
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 27 March 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
Edinburgh - 4 £325 -
Glasgow - - - - 1
Stirling - - - -
Fife - - - - 1
Midlothian - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
Scottish Borders - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
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HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (85.71%) Degree
2 5 (71.43%) MS Office
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco
5 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 1 (14.29%) ISEB
5 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) GIS
5 1 (14.29%) JMeter
5 1 (14.29%) Workflow
5 1 (14.29%) Validation
5 1 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
5 1 (14.29%) Life Science
5 1 (14.29%) QA
5 1 (14.29%) Selenium
5 1 (14.29%) Release Management

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (71.43%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JMeter
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
1 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Service Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Automation Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) GIS
1 1 (14.29%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Workflow Management
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Release Management
2 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) V-Model
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
2 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
2 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Workflow
2 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
2 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco