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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 138 109 115
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +6
Contract jobs citing HND 9 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.28% 0.34% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.89% 1.26% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
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£395 £290 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.20% -22.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £305 £370
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -17.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -30.00%
HND
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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
1011 634 843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 30.98% 26.66% 31.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 349 410
Average daily rate £400 £363 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -0.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 39 65
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -18.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.14 £36.90 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Wiltshire -9 5 £375 +29.31% 4
Bristol -12 3 £400 +33.33% 3
Gloucestershire -17 1 - -
Cornwall - - - -
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1
HND
England

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 12 (54.55%) Degree
2 10 (45.45%) Test Scripting
2 10 (45.45%) V-Model
2 10 (45.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (40.91%) SQL
3 9 (40.91%) ISEB
3 9 (40.91%) Validation
3 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (40.91%) Software Engineering
4 8 (36.36%) Software Testing
4 8 (36.36%) Selenium
4 8 (36.36%) Waterfall
4 8 (36.36%) Test Planning
5 6 (27.27%) Java
5 6 (27.27%) Linux
6 5 (22.73%) Windows
6 5 (22.73%) Scrum
6 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
6 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
6 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (18.18%) HTML
7 4 (18.18%) XML
8 3 (13.64%) Photoshop
8 3 (13.64%) CSS
8 3 (13.64%) Adobe
8 3 (13.64%) W3C
8 3 (13.64%) Finance
8 3 (13.64%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (13.64%) TDD
8 3 (13.64%) Banking

HND
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Photoshop
1 3 (13.64%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (13.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (4.55%) MicroStation
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Wireshark
2 1 (4.55%) Network Security
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (4.55%) VSAT
2 1 (4.55%) GSM
2 1 (4.55%) 3GPP
2 1 (4.55%) VoIP
2 1 (4.55%) WAN
2 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.55%) VPN
2 1 (4.55%) DVB
2 1 (4.55%) Firewall
2 1 (4.55%) Wireless
2 1 (4.55%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Selenium
2 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
2 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
3 2 (9.09%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.55%) Behat
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
1 3 (13.64%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Electronics
3 1 (4.55%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Test Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Designer
2 4 (18.18%) Senior Test Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Test Leader
4 2 (9.09%) RF Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Visual Designer
5 1 (4.55%) Architect
5 1 (4.55%) RF Design Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) CAD Designer
5 1 (4.55%) RF Test Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Android Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Network Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Network Designer
5 1 (4.55%) Process Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) HTML
1 4 (18.18%) XML
2 3 (13.64%) HTML5
2 3 (13.64%) CSS3
2 3 (13.64%) CSS
3 1 (4.55%) Android SDK
3 1 (4.55%) REST
3 1 (4.55%) JSON
3 1 (4.55%) RESTful
3 1 (4.55%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) W3C
1 3 (13.64%) User Experience
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Open Source
3 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.55%) STB
3 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.55%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Linux
2 5 (22.73%) Windows
3 2 (9.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Test Scripting
1 10 (45.45%) V-Model
2 9 (40.91%) Validation
2 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Software Engineering
3 8 (36.36%) Software Testing
3 8 (36.36%) Waterfall
3 8 (36.36%) Test Planning
4 5 (22.73%) Scrum
5 3 (13.64%) TDD
5 3 (13.64%) BDD
5 3 (13.64%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (9.09%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
6 2 (9.09%) System Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Use Case
6 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Test Management
7 1 (4.55%) Performance Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 6 (27.27%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) C
4 1 (4.55%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) Perl
4 1 (4.55%) VB
4 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.55%) Python
4 1 (4.55%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 12 (54.55%) Degree
2 10 (45.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (40.91%) ISEB
4 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
5 2 (9.09%) HNC
5 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (4.55%) CCNA
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) DO-160
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Adobe
2 1 (4.55%) McAfee
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
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