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 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 119 107 105
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -2
Contract jobs citing HND 4 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.15% 0.16% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 1.06% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 £300 £238
% change year-on-year
-2.08% +26.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £11.50 £27.09 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.54% +140.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £24.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -20.96%
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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
468 377 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.37% 14.98% 16.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 182 177
Average daily rate £338 £327 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.21% +11.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 25 37
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -37.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £35.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 22 October 2014. 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 - 4 - -
Fife - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
HND
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HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 11 (78.57%) Degree
2 6 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 6 (42.86%) HNC
3 5 (35.71%) Windows
3 5 (35.71%) MS Office
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 4 (28.57%) Banking
4 4 (28.57%) Retail
4 4 (28.57%) Finance
4 4 (28.57%) Retail Banking
4 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
6 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
6 2 (14.29%) Big Data
6 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
6 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 2 (14.29%) Python
7 1 (7.14%) CRM
7 1 (7.14%) SQL
7 1 (7.14%) Linux
7 1 (7.14%) UML
7 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
7 1 (7.14%) ISEB
7 1 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
7 1 (7.14%) Validation
7 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
7 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
7 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
7 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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.

Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (28.57%) Banking
1 4 (28.57%) Retail
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
1 4 (28.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Service Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Tester
3 4 (28.57%) Junior
3 4 (28.57%) Junior Tester
3 4 (28.57%) UAT Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (7.14%) CRM
2 1 (7.14%) UML
2 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
2 1 (7.14%) Validation
2 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Requirements Engineering
2 1 (7.14%) BPMN
2 1 (7.14%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
1 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
1 2 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) Degree
2 6 (42.86%) HNC
3 1 (7.14%) ISEB
3 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft