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 28 May 2016 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 141 134 143
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Contract jobs citing HND 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.10% 0.098% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.35% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £290 £378
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -23.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.06 £32.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-6.79% +50.00%
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 West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
997 848 947
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.51% 27.62% 31.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 577 498 608
Median daily rate £385 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 37 56
Median hourly rate £37.25 £38.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.61% +9.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.79 £18.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

HND
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing HND as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -4 2 - - 2
Dorset - 1 - -
HND
England

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing HND also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for HND.

1 12 (70.59%) Degree
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
3 6 (35.29%) MS Office
3 6 (35.29%) Windows
4 5 (29.41%) Windows XP
4 5 (29.41%) VPN
4 5 (29.41%) Firewall
4 5 (29.41%) Military
4 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
5 4 (23.53%) Network Management
5 4 (23.53%) IPsec
5 4 (23.53%) Smartphone
5 4 (23.53%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
5 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
5 4 (23.53%) Android
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (23.53%) Apple
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco
5 4 (23.53%) WAN
5 4 (23.53%) CCNP
6 3 (17.65%) Juniper
6 3 (17.65%) C
6 3 (17.65%) MPLS
6 3 (17.65%) OSPF
6 3 (17.65%) BGP
6 3 (17.65%) Finance
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (17.65%) JNCIS

HND
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) MQSeries
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS Office
2 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) Firewall
1 5 (29.41%) VPN
2 4 (23.53%) IPsec
2 4 (23.53%) WAN
3 3 (17.65%) BGP
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (17.65%) MPLS
3 3 (17.65%) OSPF
4 1 (5.88%) EIGRP
4 1 (5.88%) FTP
4 1 (5.88%) HTTP
4 1 (5.88%) NAS
4 1 (5.88%) Network Security
4 1 (5.88%) RSVP
4 1 (5.88%) Skype
4 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.88%) VLAN
4 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (5.88%) Wireless
4 1 (5.88%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (29.41%) Military
2 3 (17.65%) Billing
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Aerospace
4 1 (5.88%) Electronics
4 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Support Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Desktop Specialist
2 4 (23.53%) Desktop Support
2 4 (23.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Desktop Support Specialist
2 4 (23.53%) IT Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) IT Support
2 4 (23.53%) IT Support Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) IT Support Specialist
2 4 (23.53%) Support Specialist
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Designer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Designer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) ICT Trainer
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Trainer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) 802.1X
1 1 (5.88%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Smartphone
1 4 (23.53%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.76%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.88%) iPad
3 1 (5.88%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
2 5 (29.41%) Windows XP
3 4 (23.53%) Android
4 2 (11.76%) Linux
5 1 (5.88%) Unix
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
2 4 (23.53%) Network Management
3 3 (17.65%) Asset Management
3 3 (17.65%) Data Analysis
3 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
4 2 (11.76%) FMECA
4 2 (11.76%) High Availability
4 2 (11.76%) Human Factors
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) SIEM
4 2 (11.76%) Time Management
5 1 (5.88%) BCP
5 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.88%) CRM
5 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (5.88%) Software Deployment
5 1 (5.88%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) C
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) Perl
2 1 (5.88%) Python
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) Degree
2 4 (23.53%) CCNP
2 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) JNCIS
4 2 (11.76%) HNC
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.88%) CCNA
5 1 (5.88%) CCSA
5 1 (5.88%) CCSE
5 1 (5.88%) ISEB
5 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
5 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (5.88%) JNCIP
5 1 (5.88%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Def Stans
2 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.88%) Samba
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Nagios
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Apple
2 4 (23.53%) Cisco
3 3 (17.65%) Juniper
4 2 (11.76%) Intel Security
4 2 (11.76%) Sourcefire
5 1 (5.88%) BT
5 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.88%) F5
5 1 (5.88%) IBM
5 1 (5.88%) NetApp
5 1 (5.88%) Nokia
5 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.88%) VMware