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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 230 227 232
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing HND 24 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.01% 0.54% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 3
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £325 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £445 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £47.79 £21.50 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.27% -26.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.09 £21.50 £24.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.65 £21.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £16.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+118.18% -43.58%
HND
England

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
2387 2417 2140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.58% 26.99% 26.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1308 1207 1114
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £494 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 103 125
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% -23.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.00 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Surrey +11 9 £275 - 2
Berkshire -4 7 - - 2
Buckinghamshire +1 4 £400 +23.07% 1
Hampshire - 4 £210 - 1
HND
England

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 46 (58.23%) Telecoms
2 39 (49.37%) HNC
3 37 (46.84%) Degree
4 21 (26.58%) Radio Access Network
5 20 (25.32%) Microsoft
6 17 (21.52%) Ericsson
6 17 (21.52%) MS Excel
7 16 (20.25%) SQL
7 16 (20.25%) Project Management
8 14 (17.72%) 3G
8 14 (17.72%) 2G
9 13 (16.46%) Service Delivery
9 13 (16.46%) LTE
9 13 (16.46%) ITIL
10 12 (15.19%) MS Office
10 12 (15.19%) SC Cleared
10 12 (15.19%) Security Cleared
10 12 (15.19%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (13.92%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (13.92%) Perl
11 11 (13.92%) Oracle
12 10 (12.66%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (12.66%) Finance
13 9 (11.39%) Electronics
13 9 (11.39%) Software Engineering
13 9 (11.39%) MS Project
13 9 (11.39%) Windows
13 9 (11.39%) Linux
13 9 (11.39%) PRINCE2
13 9 (11.39%) SLA

HND
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (5.06%) MS Exchange
1 4 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (5.06%) Lync
1 4 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 17 (21.52%) MS Excel
2 12 (15.19%) MS Office
3 9 (11.39%) MS Project
4 4 (5.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (8.86%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.27%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 21 (26.58%) Radio Access Network
2 14 (17.72%) 3G
2 14 (17.72%) 2G
3 13 (16.46%) LTE
4 7 (8.86%) 4G
5 4 (5.06%) DNS
5 4 (5.06%) MPLS
5 4 (5.06%) OSPF
5 4 (5.06%) BGP
5 4 (5.06%) DHCP
5 4 (5.06%) Firewall
5 4 (5.06%) Structured Cabling
5 4 (5.06%) HSRP
6 2 (2.53%) LAN
7 1 (1.27%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.27%) SDH
7 1 (1.27%) UMTS
7 1 (1.27%) VoIP
7 1 (1.27%) GSM
7 1 (1.27%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.06%) MS Access
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.80%) Selenium
2 2 (2.53%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.27%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.27%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.27%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.27%) JMeter
General
1 46 (58.23%) Telecoms
2 10 (12.66%) Finance
3 9 (11.39%) Electronics
4 5 (6.33%) Military
5 4 (5.06%) Back Office
6 1 (1.27%) Marketing
6 1 (1.27%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 14 (17.72%) RAN Engineer
2 10 (12.66%) Project Manager
3 7 (8.86%) Configuration Engineer
3 7 (8.86%) RAN Configuration Engineer
3 7 (8.86%) Design Engineer
4 6 (7.59%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) IP Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (5.06%) Network Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Administrator
6 4 (5.06%) Project Administrator
6 4 (5.06%) Project Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Back Office Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Security Engineer
8 2 (2.53%) Architect
8 2 (2.53%) Developer
8 2 (2.53%) IT Architect
8 2 (2.53%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.06%) XML
2 1 (1.27%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.19%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.59%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.06%) PKI
4 2 (2.53%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.53%) CCTV
5 1 (1.27%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.39%) Windows
1 9 (11.39%) Linux
2 5 (6.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.25%) Project Management
2 13 (16.46%) Service Delivery
2 13 (16.46%) ITIL
3 11 (13.92%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (11.39%) Software Engineering
4 9 (11.39%) PRINCE2
5 7 (8.86%) Network Planning
6 6 (7.59%) Technical Analysis
7 5 (6.33%) Logistics
7 5 (6.33%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (5.06%) Change Management
8 4 (5.06%) Workflow
8 4 (5.06%) Software Testing
8 4 (5.06%) Incident Management
8 4 (5.06%) Test Scripting
8 4 (5.06%) Waterfall
8 4 (5.06%) Data Entry
8 4 (5.06%) Cyber Security
9 3 (3.80%) Test Planning
9 3 (3.80%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 16 (20.25%) SQL
2 11 (13.92%) Perl
3 6 (7.59%) Java
4 3 (3.80%) C#
5 1 (1.27%) C++
5 1 (1.27%) C
5 1 (1.27%) VBA
5 1 (1.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 39 (49.37%) HNC
2 37 (46.84%) Degree
3 12 (15.19%) SC Cleared
3 12 (15.19%) Security Cleared
4 10 (12.66%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (10.13%) CCNP
5 8 (10.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (8.86%) CCNA
7 6 (7.59%) APMP
8 4 (5.06%) DV Cleared
9 3 (3.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (3.80%) ISEB
10 2 (2.53%) GNVQ
10 2 (2.53%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
11 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.39%) SLA
2 7 (8.86%) QA
3 2 (2.53%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (6.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.27%) NDS
Systems Management
1 7 (8.86%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (5.06%) NetBackup
2 4 (5.06%) Backup Exec
2 4 (5.06%) WSUS
2 4 (5.06%) SCOM
2 4 (5.06%) SCVMM
2 4 (5.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 20 (25.32%) Microsoft
2 17 (21.52%) Ericsson
3 11 (13.92%) Oracle
4 8 (10.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 7 (8.86%) Nortel
5 7 (8.86%) Nokia
6 5 (6.33%) Cisco
7 4 (5.06%) Veritas
7 4 (5.06%) Sophos
7 4 (5.06%) SAP
7 4 (5.06%) VMware
7 4 (5.06%) F5
8 2 (2.53%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.27%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.27%) TIBCO
9 1 (1.27%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 1 (1.27%) EMC