The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 134 102 124
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +22
Contract jobs citing HND 8 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.26% 0.61% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.91% 2.04% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 4
Average daily rate
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£450 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £256 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £395 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £280
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £39.25 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £12.54 £12.79
% change year-on-year
+71.45% -1.97%
Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
876 638 786
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.77% 29.72% 25.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 362 410
Average daily rate £375 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £263 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 42 60
Average hourly rate £35.50 £20.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.17% -18.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £11.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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
Bristol -23 4 £450 +41.73% 4
Gloucestershire - 4 £500 - 3
Somerset - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 2
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1
HND
England

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) ISEB
2 5 (55.56%) Validation
2 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
2 5 (55.56%) Degree
2 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 5 (55.56%) V-Model
2 5 (55.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (44.44%) Waterfall
3 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Selenium
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
5 2 (22.22%) Xcelsius
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (22.22%) Star Schema
5 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (22.22%) ETL
5 2 (22.22%) SAS
5 2 (22.22%) .NET
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) OLAP

HND
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (22.22%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) 3GPP
1 1 (11.11%) DVB
1 1 (11.11%) Wireless
1 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
1 1 (11.11%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) OLAP
1 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (22.22%) Star Schema
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle OLAP
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (22.22%) Xcelsius
1 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
General
1 1 (11.11%) Electronics
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Test Leader
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) RF Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) RF Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
1 1 (11.11%) Physics
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Validation
1 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
1 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
1 5 (55.56%) V-Model
2 4 (44.44%) Waterfall
2 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) ETL
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (11.11%) Use Case
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Management
5 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
3 1 (11.11%) C
3 1 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (11.11%) VB
3 1 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISEB
1 5 (55.56%) Degree
1 5 (55.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (22.22%) HNC
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
1 1 (11.11%) DO-160
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
1 2 (22.22%) Business Objects
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