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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 149 127 123
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -4
Contract jobs citing HND 2 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.067% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 1.23% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £125 £248 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.49% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £288
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +39.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £11.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £41.00 £22.38
% change year-on-year
-46.34% +83.24%
HND
UK

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
715 487 494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.95% 16.34% 18.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 254 230
Average daily rate £335 £345 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.89% +5.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £451 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 33 17
Average hourly rate £37.75 £27.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.27% +52.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.10 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Fife - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £125 -
HND
UK

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 2 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (25.00%) User Experience
2 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (25.00%) ISO13485
2 1 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (25.00%) Internal Audit
2 1 (25.00%) Virgin Media
2 1 (25.00%) Arqiva
2 1 (25.00%) Telindus
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) HNC
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) ATM
2 1 (25.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Nortel
2 1 (25.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (25.00%) i2
2 1 (25.00%) Nokia
2 1 (25.00%) Siemens
2 1 (25.00%) 3G
2 1 (25.00%) DWDM
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) 2G
1 1 (25.00%) 3G
1 1 (25.00%) ATM
1 1 (25.00%) DWDM
1 1 (25.00%) RNC
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (25.00%) Law
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Field Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Quality Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) Statistics
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (25.00%) CAPA
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Internal Audit
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) ITSM
2 1 (25.00%) Network Management
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) QMS
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) HNC
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (25.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (25.00%) ISO13485
1 1 (25.00%) QA
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 1 (25.00%) Arqiva
1 1 (25.00%) BT
1 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (25.00%) Huawei
1 1 (25.00%) i2
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) NEC
1 1 (25.00%) NetCracker
1 1 (25.00%) Nokia
1 1 (25.00%) Nokia Networks
1 1 (25.00%) Nortel
1 1 (25.00%) Siemens
1 1 (25.00%) Telindus
1 1 (25.00%) Virgin Media
1 1 (25.00%) ZTE