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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 210 234 217
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -17
Contract jobs citing HND 46 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.46% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.77% 0.60% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 3
Average daily rate
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£388 £288 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.78% -8.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £275 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £423 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £288 £315
% change year-on-year
+39.13% -8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Average hourly rate £47.79 - £32.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.09 - £26.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.65 - £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £19.69 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+115.87% -9.48%
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
2593 2496 2128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.90% 26.39% 24.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1402 1247 1054
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 117 128
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +13 14 £275 - 3
Berkshire +3 14 £375 - 3
Buckinghamshire +7 11 £400 -15.78%
Hampshire -6 5 £250 -16.66% 2
Middlesex - 2 £405 -
HND
England

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 47 (54.65%) Telecoms
2 44 (51.16%) Degree
3 42 (48.84%) HNC
4 22 (25.58%) Microsoft
5 21 (24.42%) Radio Access Network
6 19 (22.09%) MS Excel
6 19 (22.09%) SQL
6 19 (22.09%) Project Management
7 17 (19.77%) Ericsson
8 15 (17.44%) MS Office
9 14 (16.28%) 3G
9 14 (16.28%) 2G
10 13 (15.12%) LTE
10 13 (15.12%) Service Delivery
11 12 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (13.95%) Oracle
11 12 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (12.79%) Perl
12 11 (12.79%) ITIL
12 11 (12.79%) Finance
13 10 (11.63%) Security Cleared
13 10 (11.63%) SC Cleared
14 9 (10.47%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (10.47%) Electronics
14 9 (10.47%) PRINCE2
14 9 (10.47%) CCNP
14 9 (10.47%) MS Project
14 9 (10.47%) SLA
15 8 (9.30%) CCNA
15 8 (9.30%) Windows

HND
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (2.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (2.33%) Lync
1 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.16%) WordPress
2 1 (1.16%) Drupal
2 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (22.09%) MS Excel
2 15 (17.44%) MS Office
3 9 (10.47%) MS Project
4 4 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (8.14%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (2.33%) Primavera
2 2 (2.33%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (24.42%) Radio Access Network
2 14 (16.28%) 3G
2 14 (16.28%) 2G
3 13 (15.12%) LTE
4 7 (8.14%) 4G
5 4 (4.65%) MPLS
5 4 (4.65%) OSPF
5 4 (4.65%) BGP
5 4 (4.65%) Firewall
5 4 (4.65%) HSRP
5 4 (4.65%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (2.33%) LAN
6 2 (2.33%) DNS
6 2 (2.33%) DHCP
7 1 (1.16%) DWDM
7 1 (1.16%) SS7
7 1 (1.16%) Internet
7 1 (1.16%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.16%) SDH
7 1 (1.16%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.81%) MS Access
2 2 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.16%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.49%) Selenium
2 2 (2.33%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.16%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.16%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.16%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.16%) JMeter
General
1 47 (54.65%) Telecoms
2 11 (12.79%) Finance
3 9 (10.47%) Electronics
4 4 (4.65%) Back Office
4 4 (4.65%) Military
5 2 (2.33%) Marketing
6 1 (1.16%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 14 (16.28%) RAN Engineer
2 10 (11.63%) Project Manager
3 7 (8.14%) RAN Configuration Engineer
3 7 (8.14%) Configuration Engineer
3 7 (8.14%) Design Engineer
4 6 (6.98%) Network Engineer
4 6 (6.98%) IP Engineer
5 5 (5.81%) Developer
6 4 (4.65%) Project Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) Project Administrator
6 4 (4.65%) Software Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) Support Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) Administrator
7 3 (3.49%) Back Office Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Security Engineer
8 2 (2.33%) IP Network Engineer
8 2 (2.33%) Auditor
8 2 (2.33%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (2.33%) Test Engineer
8 2 (2.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.81%) XML
2 2 (2.33%) .NET
2 2 (2.33%) SAP XI
2 2 (2.33%) WPF
3 1 (1.16%) Qt
3 1 (1.16%) HTML5
3 1 (1.16%) XSL
3 1 (1.16%) CSS
3 1 (1.16%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.14%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.49%) Economics
4 2 (2.33%) PKI
4 2 (2.33%) CCTV
4 2 (2.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.30%) Windows
1 8 (9.30%) Linux
2 5 (5.81%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.09%) Project Management
2 13 (15.12%) Service Delivery
3 11 (12.79%) ITIL
4 9 (10.47%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (10.47%) PRINCE2
5 8 (9.30%) Software Engineering
6 7 (8.14%) Network Planning
7 6 (6.98%) Change Management
7 6 (6.98%) Technical Analysis
8 5 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (5.81%) Logistics
9 4 (4.65%) Software Testing
9 4 (4.65%) Incident Management
9 4 (4.65%) Workflow
9 4 (4.65%) Validation
9 4 (4.65%) Waterfall
9 4 (4.65%) Data Entry
9 4 (4.65%) Test Scripting
9 4 (4.65%) Cyber Security
10 3 (3.49%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.09%) SQL
2 11 (12.79%) Perl
3 7 (8.14%) Java
4 3 (3.49%) C#
5 1 (1.16%) Python
5 1 (1.16%) C
5 1 (1.16%) C++
5 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.16%) PHP
5 1 (1.16%) VB
5 1 (1.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 44 (51.16%) Degree
2 42 (48.84%) HNC
3 12 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (11.63%) Security Cleared
4 10 (11.63%) SC Cleared
5 9 (10.47%) CCNP
6 8 (9.30%) CCNA
6 8 (9.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (6.98%) APMP
8 4 (4.65%) DV Cleared
9 3 (3.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (3.49%) ISEB
10 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (2.33%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 2 (2.33%) GNVQ
11 1 (1.16%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.47%) SLA
2 7 (8.14%) QA
3 2 (2.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (3.49%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.16%) NDS
Systems Management
1 7 (8.14%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (2.33%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.33%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.33%) WSUS
2 2 (2.33%) SCOM
2 2 (2.33%) SCVMM
2 2 (2.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.16%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 22 (25.58%) Microsoft
2 17 (19.77%) Ericsson
3 12 (13.95%) Oracle
4 8 (9.30%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 7 (8.14%) Nokia
5 7 (8.14%) Nortel
6 6 (6.98%) SAP
7 5 (5.81%) Cisco
8 4 (4.65%) VMware
8 4 (4.65%) F5
9 2 (2.33%) Veritas
9 2 (2.33%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.33%) Sophos
10 1 (1.16%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.16%) TIBCO
10 1 (1.16%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 1 (1.16%) EMC