The table below looks at the statistics for HND in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HND over the 3 months to 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 241 223 224
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +1
Contract jobs citing HND 19 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.25% 0.095%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.83% 0.91% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 3
Average daily rate
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£285 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £301 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £325 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% -17.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.44 £21.50 £9.50
% change year-on-year
+27.62% +126.31%
HND
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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 South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2293 2416 2139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.09% 27.07% 25.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1333 1165 1086
Average daily rate £390 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 94 137
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -18.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £14.33 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+18.58% -9.30%

HND
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HND across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

HND Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

HND
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HND across the South East region.

HND Daily Rate Trend in the South East

HND
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HND across the South East region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

HND Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

HND
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HND across the South East region.

HND Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

HND
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the South East region over the 3 months to 7 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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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
Hampshire +7 8 £305 -0.81% 2
Berkshire +9 6 £270 - 1
Surrey -2 3 £275 -
Buckinghamshire -6 1 £520 +60.00%
West Sussex - 1 - -
HND
England

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 49 (63.64%) Telecoms
2 43 (55.84%) Degree
3 35 (45.45%) HNC
4 23 (29.87%) MS Excel
5 21 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 20 (25.97%) Radio Access Network
7 17 (22.08%) SQL
8 16 (20.78%) 3G
8 16 (20.78%) 2G
9 15 (19.48%) Ericsson
9 15 (19.48%) LTE
10 14 (18.18%) MS Office
11 13 (16.88%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (16.88%) Project Management
11 13 (16.88%) Service Delivery
12 12 (15.58%) Perl
12 12 (15.58%) ITIL
13 11 (14.29%) CCNP
13 11 (14.29%) SC Cleared
13 11 (14.29%) Security Cleared
13 11 (14.29%) 4G
14 10 (12.99%) CCNA
14 10 (12.99%) Windows
14 10 (12.99%) Linux
14 10 (12.99%) Finance
15 9 (11.69%) PRINCE2
15 9 (11.69%) SLA
15 9 (11.69%) Continuous Improvement
16 8 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
16 8 (10.39%) UNIX

HND
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 4 (5.19%) MS Exchange
1 4 (5.19%) Lync
1 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 23 (29.87%) MS Excel
2 14 (18.18%) MS Office
3 7 (9.09%) MS Project
4 3 (3.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.30%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (25.97%) Radio Access Network
2 16 (20.78%) 3G
2 16 (20.78%) 2G
3 15 (19.48%) LTE
4 11 (14.29%) 4G
5 6 (7.79%) Wireless
6 4 (5.19%) DHCP
6 4 (5.19%) DNS
6 4 (5.19%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (3.90%) LAN
8 2 (2.60%) Internet
8 2 (2.60%) HTTP
9 1 (1.30%) SDH
9 1 (1.30%) UMTS
9 1 (1.30%) VoIP
9 1 (1.30%) WAN
9 1 (1.30%) GSM
9 1 (1.30%) DWDM
9 1 (1.30%) SS7
9 1 (1.30%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.09%) MS Access
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Selenium
1 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.30%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.30%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.30%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.30%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.30%) JMeter
General
1 49 (63.64%) Telecoms
2 10 (12.99%) Finance
3 8 (10.39%) Electronics
4 5 (6.49%) Military
5 1 (1.30%) Marketing
5 1 (1.30%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 12 (15.58%) RAN Engineer
2 8 (10.39%) Project Manager
2 8 (10.39%) Design Engineer
3 7 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 6 (7.79%) Network Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) RAN Configuration Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) Configuration Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) IP Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Project Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) IP Network Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Project Administrator
7 3 (3.90%) Administrator
7 3 (3.90%) Software Engineer
8 2 (2.60%) Architect
8 2 (2.60%) Consultant
8 2 (2.60%) Solutions Designer
8 2 (2.60%) Technical Designer
8 2 (2.60%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.09%) XML
2 2 (2.60%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Computer Science
1 8 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.19%) PKI
3 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.60%) Economics
4 2 (2.60%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.30%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.99%) Windows
1 10 (12.99%) Linux
2 8 (10.39%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.88%) Project Management
1 13 (16.88%) Service Delivery
2 12 (15.58%) ITIL
3 9 (11.69%) PRINCE2
3 9 (11.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 5 (6.49%) Network Planning
5 5 (6.49%) Logistics
5 5 (6.49%) Technical Analysis
6 4 (5.19%) Asset Management
6 4 (5.19%) Network Design
6 4 (5.19%) Change Management
7 3 (3.90%) Workflow
7 3 (3.90%) Information Security
7 3 (3.90%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.90%) Data Entry
7 3 (3.90%) Capacity Management
7 3 (3.90%) Cyber Security
8 2 (2.60%) Test Planning
8 2 (2.60%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.08%) SQL
2 12 (15.58%) Perl
3 6 (7.79%) C
4 5 (6.49%) Java
5 3 (3.90%) C#
6 1 (1.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (55.84%) Degree
2 35 (45.45%) HNC
3 13 (16.88%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (14.29%) CCNP
4 11 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 11 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 10 (12.99%) CCNA
6 7 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (7.79%) APMP
8 4 (5.19%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.60%) GNVQ
9 2 (2.60%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
9 2 (2.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (2.60%) ISEB
10 1 (1.30%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.69%) SLA
2 7 (9.09%) QA
3 2 (2.60%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.30%) NDS
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (5.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (5.19%) NetBackup
2 4 (5.19%) Backup Exec
2 4 (5.19%) WSUS
2 4 (5.19%) SCOM
2 4 (5.19%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 21 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 15 (19.48%) Ericsson
3 8 (10.39%) Oracle
4 6 (7.79%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 5 (6.49%) Nortel
5 5 (6.49%) Nokia
6 4 (5.19%) Veritas
6 4 (5.19%) Sophos
6 4 (5.19%) VMware
7 3 (3.90%) SAP
8 2 (2.60%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.30%) TIBCO
9 1 (1.30%) EMC
9 1 (1.30%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.30%) Alcatel-Lucent