The table below looks at the statistics for HND in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HND over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 136 93 127
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +34
Contract jobs citing HND 10 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.31% 0.58% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.08% 1.96% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 3
Average daily rate
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£425 £256 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.85% -21.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £229 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £340 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £290
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £39.25 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.75 £15.58 £14.92
% change year-on-year
+71.69% +4.44%
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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 West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
925 663 848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.57% 29.48% 26.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 359 437
Average daily rate £393 £362 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -3.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 55 69
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.48% -33.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £44.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

HND
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

HND Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

HND
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

HND Daily Rate Trend in the South West

HND
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HND across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

HND Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

HND
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

HND Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

HND
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014. 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
Bristol -19 7 £450 +41.73% 6
Gloucestershire - 2 - - 21
Dorset -2 1 £340 - 1
Somerset - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 4
Cornwall - - - -
HND
England

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 9 (64.29%) Degree
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) ISEB
3 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 6 (42.86%) Validation
3 6 (42.86%) Software Engineering
3 6 (42.86%) V-Model
3 6 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (35.71%) Waterfall
4 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Scrum
4 5 (35.71%) Selenium
5 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (28.57%) HNC
6 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
6 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
6 3 (21.43%) .NET
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
7 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (14.29%) Star Schema
7 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (14.29%) ETL
7 2 (14.29%) SAS
7 2 (14.29%) Oracle
7 2 (14.29%) Java
7 2 (14.29%) OLAP

HND
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (14.29%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) GSM
1 1 (7.14%) 3GPP
1 1 (7.14%) DVB
1 1 (7.14%) Wireless
1 1 (7.14%) TETRA
1 1 (7.14%) Wireshark
1 1 (7.14%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) OLAP
2 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (14.29%) Star Schema
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle OLAP
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (14.29%) Xcelsius
2 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Electronics
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Test Leader
2 3 (21.43%) Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) RF Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) RF Design Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) RF Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Android Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Design Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
1 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.14%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) JSON
2 1 (7.14%) RESTful
2 1 (7.14%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) Android SDK
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Open Source
2 1 (7.14%) STB
2 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
2 1 (7.14%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Validation
1 6 (42.86%) Software Engineering
1 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
1 6 (42.86%) V-Model
2 5 (35.71%) Waterfall
2 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Scrum
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) ETL
4 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.14%) System Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Android Development
5 1 (7.14%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.14%) TDD
5 1 (7.14%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) Perl
3 1 (7.14%) C
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) VB
3 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
3 1 (7.14%) Python
3 1 (7.14%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) Degree
2 6 (42.86%) ISEB
2 6 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (28.57%) HNC
4 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
1 1 (7.14%) DO-160
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
1 2 (14.29%) Business Objects
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