The table below looks at the statistics for HND in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HND over the 3 months to 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 598 583 551
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -32
Contract jobs citing HND 52 62 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.45% 0.57% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 29 15
Median daily rate £325 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £236 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £391 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 9
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.44 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.55% +27.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.88 £11.28 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £49.19 £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.44 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+27.55% +27.62%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11556 10913 10459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.40% 19.16% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7210 6502 5915
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 542 457
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.75 £18.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +25.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.64 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.90 £51.24 £43.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +33.33%

HND
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing HND as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

HND Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

HND
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HND within the UK.

HND Daily Rate Trend in the UK

HND
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HND within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

HND Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

HND
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HND within the UK.

HND Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

HND
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HND within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

HND Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

HND
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 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
England -22 45 £325 -1.51% 36
South East +7 14 £75 -74.78% 5
East Midlands - 10 £325 - 4
Berkshire +1 9 £75 -75.40% 1
Northamptonshire - 7 £348 - 2
London -4 6 £243 -8.49% 2
North West +1 5 £330 -8.33% 3
Northampton - 5 - - 2
Reading +9 4 £75 -72.22%
South West -10 4 £339 -9.66% 7
Greenford - 4 £243 -
East of England +18 3 £420 +17.89% 6
Hampshire -2 3 - - 1
West Midlands -30 3 - - 5
Shropshire - 3 - -
Nottingham - 3 £325 -
Telford - 3 - -
Warrington - 3 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 3 £325 - 1
Cheshire - 3 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +14 2 £420 +12.00% 5
Swindon +1 2 - - 1
Bristol -1 2 £339 +2.65% 1
Newbury -2 2 - - 1
Wiltshire -3 2 - - 1
Scotland -9 2 £110 -47.30%
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
County Antrim - 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 - -
Belfast - 2 - -

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 with a requirement for HND.

1 66 (61.11%) Degree
2 41 (37.96%) HNC
3 35 (32.41%) Microsoft
4 32 (29.63%) Telecoms
5 27 (25.00%) Project Management
6 26 (24.07%) ITIL
7 21 (19.44%) Computer Science
8 20 (18.52%) C
9 18 (16.67%) MS Office
9 18 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (16.67%) 4G
10 16 (14.81%) 3G
11 15 (13.89%) SQL
11 15 (13.89%) PRINCE2
11 15 (13.89%) MS Excel
11 15 (13.89%) Linux
11 15 (13.89%) Finance
11 15 (13.89%) LTE
12 14 (12.96%) SC Cleared
12 14 (12.96%) Security Cleared
12 14 (12.96%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (12.96%) Windows
13 13 (12.04%) Nokia
13 13 (12.04%) Back Office
13 13 (12.04%) High Availability
13 13 (12.04%) Integration Testing
14 12 (11.11%) CCNP
14 12 (11.11%) .NET
14 12 (11.11%) C#
15 11 (10.19%) LDAP

HND
Top Related IT Skills 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 8 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.48%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.85%) IIS
4 1 (0.93%) JBoss
4 1 (0.93%) Moodle
4 1 (0.93%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (16.67%) MS Office
2 15 (13.89%) MS Excel
3 6 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.70%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.78%) PTC Creo
5 3 (2.78%) Siemens NX
6 2 (1.85%) MS Project
7 1 (0.93%) Simulink
7 1 (0.93%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.93%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.67%) 4G
2 16 (14.81%) 3G
3 15 (13.89%) LTE
4 11 (10.19%) LDAP
5 10 (9.26%) Diameter Protocol
5 10 (9.26%) INAP
5 10 (9.26%) SIGTRAN
6 9 (8.33%) MGW
6 9 (8.33%) Wireless
7 6 (5.56%) 2G
8 4 (3.70%) Firewall
8 4 (3.70%) VoIP
8 4 (3.70%) VoLTE
8 4 (3.70%) VPN
9 3 (2.78%) DHCP
9 3 (2.78%) DNS
9 3 (2.78%) IPsec
9 3 (2.78%) TCP/IP
9 3 (2.78%) WAN
9 3 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (6.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.85%) MySQL
5 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.93%) GIS
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.93%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (2.78%) MSTest
1 3 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.85%) Selenium
3 1 (0.93%) Ant
3 1 (0.93%) Appium
3 1 (0.93%) Checkstyle
3 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.93%) JIRA
3 1 (0.93%) JUnit
3 1 (0.93%) QUnit
3 1 (0.93%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.93%) Subversion
3 1 (0.93%) VectorCAST
General
1 32 (29.63%) Telecoms
2 15 (13.89%) Finance
3 13 (12.04%) Back Office
4 8 (7.41%) Front Office
5 7 (6.48%) Electronics
6 6 (5.56%) Manufacturing
7 5 (4.63%) Military
8 4 (3.70%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.85%) Advertising
9 2 (1.85%) Billing
10 1 (0.93%) Games
10 1 (0.93%) Law
10 1 (0.93%) Legal
10 1 (0.93%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 18 (16.67%) Developer
2 9 (8.33%) Analyst
3 8 (7.41%) Project Manager
4 7 (6.48%) SharePoint Developer
5 6 (5.56%) IP Engineer
5 6 (5.56%) Product Engineer
6 5 (4.63%) Back Office Engineer
6 5 (4.63%) Network Engineer
7 4 (3.70%) Administrator
7 4 (3.70%) Design Engineer
7 4 (3.70%) IP Design Engineer
7 4 (3.70%) Product Test Engineer
7 4 (3.70%) Senior Test Engineer
7 4 (3.70%) Test Engineer
7 4 (3.70%) Trainer
7 4 (3.70%) Transmission Engineer
8 3 (2.78%) Mobile Engineer
8 3 (2.78%) Operations Engineer
8 3 (2.78%) Software Developer
8 3 (2.78%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.11%) .NET
2 10 (9.26%) SOAP
2 10 (9.26%) SPML
3 7 (6.48%) .NET Framework
3 7 (6.48%) Classic ASP
4 5 (4.63%) Web Services
5 4 (3.70%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.78%) CSS
6 3 (2.78%) Entity Framework
6 3 (2.78%) HTML
6 3 (2.78%) WCF
7 1 (0.93%) DHTML
7 1 (0.93%) EJB
7 1 (0.93%) EJB 3.0
7 1 (0.93%) J2EE
7 1 (0.93%) JBoss Seam
7 1 (0.93%) JPA
7 1 (0.93%) jQuery
7 1 (0.93%) Struts
7 1 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.44%) Computer Science
2 8 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.48%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.56%) Smart Meter
5 5 (4.63%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (2.78%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.85%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.85%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.85%) PMI
7 2 (1.85%) User Experience
8 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.93%) Clustering
8 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.93%) iPad
8 1 (0.93%) iPhone
8 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.93%) VCE vBlock
8 1 (0.93%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.89%) Linux
2 14 (12.96%) Windows
3 9 (8.33%) Unix
4 6 (5.56%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.85%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.85%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.93%) NetWare
7 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.00%) Project Management
2 26 (24.07%) ITIL
3 15 (13.89%) PRINCE2
4 14 (12.96%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (12.04%) High Availability
5 13 (12.04%) Integration Testing
6 11 (10.19%) Change Management
6 11 (10.19%) Network Design
7 10 (9.26%) Software Engineering
7 10 (9.26%) Workflow
8 9 (8.33%) Service Delivery
9 8 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (5.56%) Asset Management
10 6 (5.56%) Project Planning
11 5 (4.63%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (4.63%) Network Management
11 5 (4.63%) Software Testing
12 4 (3.70%) Cybersecurity
12 4 (3.70%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.52%) C
2 15 (13.89%) SQL
3 12 (11.11%) C#
4 8 (7.41%) VB
4 8 (7.41%) VB.NET
5 7 (6.48%) PowerShell
5 7 (6.48%) VB6
5 7 (6.48%) VBA
6 6 (5.56%) Java
6 6 (5.56%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.70%) Perl
8 3 (2.78%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.85%) C++
9 2 (1.85%) PHP
10 1 (0.93%) Ada
10 1 (0.93%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.93%) Python
Qualifications
1 66 (61.11%) Degree
2 41 (37.96%) HNC
3 18 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (12.96%) SC Cleared
4 14 (12.96%) Security Cleared
5 12 (11.11%) CCNP
6 10 (9.26%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (8.33%) CCNA
8 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (4.63%) ISEB
9 5 (4.63%) Network+ Certification
10 4 (3.70%) MCSE
11 3 (2.78%) MCP
11 3 (2.78%) PMI Certification
12 2 (1.85%) Chartered Engineer
12 2 (1.85%) JNCIS
12 2 (1.85%) NVQ Level 3
13 1 (0.93%) APMP
13 1 (0.93%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.41%) SLA
2 3 (2.78%) Def Stans
3 2 (1.85%) QA
4 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.93%) ISO13485
System Software
1 9 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.93%) Samba
5 1 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.93%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.93%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.93%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (2.78%) Tivoli
1 3 (2.78%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 2 (1.85%) Puppet
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.93%) Nagios
3 1 (0.93%) OpenNMS
3 1 (0.93%) OpenView
3 1 (0.93%) SCCM
3 1 (0.93%) SCOM
3 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 35 (32.41%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.04%) Nokia
3 10 (9.26%) Cisco
4 8 (7.41%) SAP
5 6 (5.56%) VMware
6 4 (3.70%) Oracle
7 3 (2.78%) Arqiva
7 3 (2.78%) BT
7 3 (2.78%) Citrix
7 3 (2.78%) F5
7 3 (2.78%) HP
7 3 (2.78%) Virgin Media
8 2 (1.85%) Altiris
8 2 (1.85%) Civica
8 2 (1.85%) Cramer
8 2 (1.85%) Huawei
8 2 (1.85%) NetCracker
8 2 (1.85%) Nokia Networks
8 2 (1.85%) Telindus
8 2 (1.85%) ZTE
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