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 28 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 207 215 189
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -26
Contract jobs citing HND 42 21 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.46% 0.25% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.65% 1.00% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 13
Average daily rate
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£290 £240 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -36.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £159 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £246 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £295 £350
% change year-on-year
+27.11% -15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 11
Average hourly rate £15.16 £23.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.08% -36.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.29 £23.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.03 £32.60 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £22.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-13.18% -35.00%
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
2551 2092 1597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.82% 24.84% 20.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1230 991 728
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £222 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 111 129
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -41.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.25 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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
Berkshire +11 16 £256 +2.50% 3
Surrey +8 16 £425 +77.08% 3
Buckinghamshire -11 5 £300 +160.86% 1
Hampshire - 5 £290 - 3
Oxfordshire -15 1 - - 7
West Sussex - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 3
Middlesex - - - -
HND
England

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 37 (49.33%) HNC
2 34 (45.33%) Degree
3 30 (40.00%) Telecoms
4 26 (34.67%) Project Management
5 22 (29.33%) Microsoft
6 19 (25.33%) SQL
7 16 (21.33%) Service Delivery
8 15 (20.00%) MS Excel
9 14 (18.67%) Oracle
10 13 (17.33%) PRINCE2
10 13 (17.33%) Security Cleared
10 13 (17.33%) Radio Access Network
11 12 (16.00%) SC Cleared
11 12 (16.00%) Finance
11 12 (16.00%) Ericsson
12 11 (14.67%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (14.67%) 3G
12 11 (14.67%) MS Project
12 11 (14.67%) LTE
13 10 (13.33%) Windows
13 10 (13.33%) 2G
13 10 (13.33%) Change Management
14 9 (12.00%) MS Office
14 9 (12.00%) Java
14 9 (12.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 9 (12.00%) Computer Science
15 8 (10.67%) SAP
15 8 (10.67%) CCNP
15 8 (10.67%) CCNA
16 7 (9.33%) Cisco

HND
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 2 (2.67%) WordPress
1 2 (2.67%) Drupal
1 2 (2.67%) TeamSite
2 1 (1.33%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.33%) CMS
2 1 (1.33%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 15 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 11 (14.67%) MS Project
3 9 (12.00%) MS Office
4 4 (5.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (4.00%) MS Visio
5 3 (4.00%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (2.67%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.33%) Radio Access Network
2 11 (14.67%) 3G
2 11 (14.67%) LTE
3 10 (13.33%) 2G
4 6 (8.00%) 4G
5 4 (5.33%) HSRP
5 4 (5.33%) Firewall
5 4 (5.33%) MPLS
5 4 (5.33%) OSPF
5 4 (5.33%) BGP
6 3 (4.00%) Telnet
6 3 (4.00%) DVB
7 2 (2.67%) GSM
7 2 (2.67%) UMTS
7 2 (2.67%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.33%) DNS
8 1 (1.33%) DHCP
8 1 (1.33%) 3GPP
8 1 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.33%) MS Access
2 5 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.67%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Selenium
2 3 (4.00%) WatiN
2 3 (4.00%) JIRA
3 2 (2.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.67%) Eclipse
General
1 30 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 12 (16.00%) Finance
3 6 (8.00%) Electronics
4 4 (5.33%) Back Office
5 2 (2.67%) Marketing
6 1 (1.33%) Military
6 1 (1.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 13 (17.33%) Project Manager
2 7 (9.33%) RAN Engineer
3 5 (6.67%) Administrator
3 5 (6.67%) Developer
3 5 (6.67%) Analyst
3 5 (6.67%) Report Analyst
3 5 (6.67%) Data Analyst
3 5 (6.67%) IP Engineer
4 4 (5.33%) Configuration Engineer
4 4 (5.33%) RAN Configuration Engineer
4 4 (5.33%) Project Administrator
5 3 (4.00%) Network Engineer
5 3 (4.00%) Tester
5 3 (4.00%) Back Office Engineer
5 3 (4.00%) MI Analyst
5 3 (4.00%) Security Engineer
6 2 (2.67%) IP Network Engineer
6 2 (2.67%) Assistant Project Manager
6 2 (2.67%) WPF Developer
6 2 (2.67%) Broadcast Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.33%) XML
2 5 (6.67%) .NET
3 2 (2.67%) WPF
3 2 (2.67%) Qt
3 2 (2.67%) HTML5
3 2 (2.67%) SAP XI
3 2 (2.67%) HTML
3 2 (2.67%) XSL
3 2 (2.67%) CSS
4 1 (1.33%) SAP Basis
4 1 (1.33%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.67%) Economics
4 1 (1.33%) PMI
4 1 (1.33%) GIS
4 1 (1.33%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.33%) Windows
2 4 (5.33%) Linux
3 3 (4.00%) UNIX
4 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (34.67%) Project Management
2 16 (21.33%) Service Delivery
3 13 (17.33%) PRINCE2
4 10 (13.33%) Change Management
5 7 (9.33%) ITIL
5 7 (9.33%) Workflow
5 7 (9.33%) Test Scripting
6 6 (8.00%) Critical Path Analysis
6 6 (8.00%) Software Engineering
7 5 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (6.67%) Network Planning
7 5 (6.67%) Incident Management
8 4 (5.33%) Software Testing
8 4 (5.33%) Data Entry
8 4 (5.33%) Waterfall
8 4 (5.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (5.33%) Cyber Security
8 4 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (4.00%) Regression Testing
9 3 (4.00%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 19 (25.33%) SQL
2 9 (12.00%) Java
3 6 (8.00%) Perl
4 5 (6.67%) C#
4 5 (6.67%) VB
5 3 (4.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.67%) C
6 2 (2.67%) PHP
6 2 (2.67%) C++
6 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.67%) Python
7 1 (1.33%) R
Qualifications
1 37 (49.33%) HNC
2 34 (45.33%) Degree
3 13 (17.33%) Security Cleared
4 12 (16.00%) SC Cleared
5 11 (14.67%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (12.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 8 (10.67%) CCNP
7 8 (10.67%) CCNA
8 6 (8.00%) MCP
8 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (6.67%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (2.67%) ISEB
11 1 (1.33%) MCSE
11 1 (1.33%) MCSA
11 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.33%) PMI Certification
11 1 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.00%) QA
2 5 (6.67%) SLA
3 1 (1.33%) BS15000
System Software
1 3 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.33%) NDS
Systems Management
1 5 (6.67%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 22 (29.33%) Microsoft
2 14 (18.67%) Oracle
3 12 (16.00%) Ericsson
4 8 (10.67%) SAP
5 7 (9.33%) Cisco
6 6 (8.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 5 (6.67%) Nokia
7 5 (6.67%) Primavera
8 4 (5.33%) F5
8 4 (5.33%) Nortel
9 3 (4.00%) Telerik
9 3 (4.00%) VMware
9 3 (4.00%) Tandberg
10 2 (2.67%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.33%) HP
11 1 (1.33%) EMC
11 1 (1.33%) IBM
11 1 (1.33%) Lotus
11 1 (1.33%) Mapinfo
11 1 (1.33%) TIBCO
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