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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 131 123 106
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -17
Contract jobs citing HND 5 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.15% 0.29% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.08% 1.44% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£209 - £220
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £333 £275
% change year-on-year
+2.25% +20.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £56.25 £11.50 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+389.13% +24.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £26.75 £15.58
% change year-on-year
+40.18% +71.69%
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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
465 555 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.18% 20.26% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 269 186
Average daily rate £350 £345 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 19
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.77 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.16% -21.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £11.25 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +2 2 - - 2
South Ayrshire - 2 £209 -
Edinburgh -17 1 - - 2
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HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (50.00%) Cisco
1 7 (50.00%) HNC
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) Degree
3 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (35.71%) MS Office
3 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
4 4 (28.57%) VoIP
4 4 (28.57%) SCCM
4 4 (28.57%) PLM
4 4 (28.57%) Windchill
4 4 (28.57%) Teamcenter
4 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
4 4 (28.57%) VMware
4 4 (28.57%) Data Management
5 3 (21.43%) Electronics
5 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
5 3 (21.43%) Application Packaging
5 3 (21.43%) Lync
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (21.43%) PBX
5 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
6 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 2 (14.29%) HP
6 2 (14.29%) Windows 8

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (21.43%) SharePoint
1 3 (21.43%) Lync
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (7.14%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Office
2 4 (28.57%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) VoIP
2 3 (21.43%) PBX
3 1 (7.14%) LAN
3 1 (7.14%) WLAN
3 1 (7.14%) WAN
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
3 1 (7.14%) DNS
3 1 (7.14%) SAN
3 1 (7.14%) Internet
3 1 (7.14%) iSCSI
3 1 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
General
1 3 (21.43%) Electronics
1 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Consultant
2 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
2 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Network Support Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Support Consultant
2 1 (7.14%) Network Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Network Support
2 1 (7.14%) Configuration Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Data Network Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.14%) Statistics
3 1 (7.14%) iPad
3 1 (7.14%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
2 4 (28.57%) PLM
2 4 (28.57%) Data Management
3 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) HNC
2 6 (42.86%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) vSphere
2 1 (7.14%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) DameWare
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) Lotus
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle