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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 490 492 476
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -16
Contract jobs citing HND 88 65 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.86% 0.72% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 27 21
Average daily rate
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£375 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £153 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £665 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.96% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 15
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.91% -34.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £15.18 £17.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.90 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £23.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -34.28%

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
10222 9072 7897
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.15% 18.62% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5961 4943 4163
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 428 558
Average hourly rate £19.45 £18.70 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.01% -18.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

HND
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HND within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. 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
England +1 79 £375 +7.14% 75
South East -7 40 £275 +14.58% 24
Berkshire +8 15 £256 +2.50% 5
Surrey +2 14 £425 +77.08% 3
London +2 12 £381 -30.68% 3
Reading +11 11 £253 +1.00% 4
Guildford -2 11 £260 +8.33%
North West +6 9 £400 - 17
Lancashire - 9 £400 - 1
South West -20 8 £400 -20.00% 10
West Midlands +2 6 - - 11
Milton Keynes -1 6 £238 +106.52% 1
Buckinghamshire -7 6 £238 +106.52% 1
Hampshire -16 5 £290 - 2
Wiltshire -9 4 £385 -23.00% 2
Northern Ireland - 4 £215 -
County Antrim - 4 £215 -
Belfast - 4 £215 -
Warwickshire +1 3 - - 3
Bristol - 3 £400 - 1
Newbury - 3 £260 -
Warwick +3 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -8 2 £275 - 2
West Yorkshire - 2 £275 - 1
Halifax - 2 £275 -
East of England +8 1 - - 3
North East -10 1 - -
South Wales -11 1 £175 +7.69%
Scotland -11 1 £325 +8.33% 8
Southampton -12 1 - - 1

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 80 (50.00%) Degree
2 50 (31.25%) HNC
3 45 (28.13%) SQL
4 44 (27.50%) Project Management
5 39 (24.38%) Windows
6 35 (21.88%) Microsoft
7 34 (21.25%) Telecoms
8 30 (18.75%) Java
9 27 (16.88%) Software Engineering
9 27 (16.88%) Test Scripting
10 26 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (16.25%) Linux
11 25 (15.63%) Security Cleared
12 24 (15.00%) MS Excel
13 23 (14.38%) Selenium
14 22 (13.75%) SC Cleared
14 22 (13.75%) Waterfall
14 22 (13.75%) Software Testing
14 22 (13.75%) Validation
15 21 (13.13%) V-Model
15 21 (13.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 20 (12.50%) Test Planning
16 20 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
16 20 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
16 20 (12.50%) Finance
16 20 (12.50%) ISEB
17 19 (11.88%) Git (software)
18 18 (11.25%) XML
18 18 (11.25%) Service Delivery
19 17 (10.63%) TDD

HND
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 4 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.88%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.25%) WordPress
3 2 (1.25%) Drupal
3 2 (1.25%) TeamSite
3 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.63%) CMS
4 1 (0.63%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (0.63%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 24 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 16 (10.00%) MS Office
3 12 (7.50%) MS Project
4 8 (5.00%) Adobe Illustrator
5 7 (4.38%) Photoshop
5 7 (4.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (2.50%) MS Visio
7 4 (2.50%) InDesign
8 3 (1.88%) Windchill
8 3 (1.88%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.63%) FrameMaker
9 1 (0.63%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.63%) CorelDRAW
9 1 (0.63%) Simulink
9 1 (0.63%) Stateflow
9 1 (0.63%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.63%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.63%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 4 (2.50%) Exstream
2 3 (1.88%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.25%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (1.25%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.13%) 3G
1 13 (8.13%) LTE
2 12 (7.50%) 2G
3 11 (6.88%) Radio Access Network
4 8 (5.00%) 4G
5 6 (3.75%) Firewall
6 4 (2.50%) HSRP
6 4 (2.50%) VPN
6 4 (2.50%) MPLS
6 4 (2.50%) OSPF
6 4 (2.50%) BGP
7 3 (1.88%) DVB
7 3 (1.88%) Telnet
7 3 (1.88%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.88%) GSM
7 3 (1.88%) VoIP
7 3 (1.88%) WAN
8 2 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.25%) Network Security
8 2 (1.25%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.25%) MS Access
2 6 (3.75%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.50%) EDMS
4 2 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.25%) MySQL
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (14.38%) Selenium
2 20 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (11.88%) Git (software)
4 17 (10.63%) Eclipse
5 4 (2.50%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.88%) JIRA
6 3 (1.88%) WebDriver
6 3 (1.88%) WatiN
7 1 (0.63%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.63%) Behat
7 1 (0.63%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 34 (21.25%) Telecoms
2 20 (12.50%) Finance
3 7 (4.38%) Electronics
4 4 (2.50%) Banking
4 4 (2.50%) Back Office
5 3 (1.88%) Marketing
6 2 (1.25%) Legal
7 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.63%) Automotive
7 1 (0.63%) Military
Job Titles
1 32 (20.00%) Developer
2 23 (14.38%) Project Manager
3 13 (8.13%) Analyst
4 9 (5.63%) Designer
5 6 (3.75%) Software Developer
5 6 (3.75%) Data Analyst
6 5 (3.13%) Service Analyst
6 5 (3.13%) Administrator
6 5 (3.13%) Report Analyst
6 5 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (3.13%) RAN Engineer
6 5 (3.13%) IP Engineer
7 4 (2.50%) ICT Project Manager
7 4 (2.50%) Security Officer
7 4 (2.50%) Information Security Officer
7 4 (2.50%) Test Engineer
7 4 (2.50%) Project Administrator
7 4 (2.50%) Support Engineer
8 3 (1.88%) Network Engineer
8 3 (1.88%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.25%) XML
2 11 (6.88%) .NET
3 7 (4.38%) HTML
4 6 (3.75%) HTML5
4 6 (3.75%) CSS
5 4 (2.50%) CSS3
6 3 (1.88%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.25%) Qt
7 2 (1.25%) WPF
7 2 (1.25%) Web Services
7 2 (1.25%) XSL
7 2 (1.25%) Spring
7 2 (1.25%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.25%) SAP XI
8 1 (0.63%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.63%) JMS
8 1 (0.63%) Java RMI
8 1 (0.63%) JSP
8 1 (0.63%) SOAP
8 1 (0.63%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.75%) Management Information System
3 12 (7.50%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (1.88%) W3C
5 3 (1.88%) User Experience
6 2 (1.25%) Open Source
6 2 (1.25%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.25%) Economics
7 1 (0.63%) GIS
7 1 (0.63%) Equities
7 1 (0.63%) STB
7 1 (0.63%) CCTV
7 1 (0.63%) PMI
7 1 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.63%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.63%) Life Science
7 1 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 39 (24.38%) Windows
2 26 (16.25%) Linux
3 6 (3.75%) UNIX
4 3 (1.88%) Windows XP
4 3 (1.88%) Android
4 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.88%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (27.50%) Project Management
2 27 (16.88%) Software Engineering
2 27 (16.88%) Test Scripting
3 26 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (13.75%) Waterfall
4 22 (13.75%) Software Testing
4 22 (13.75%) Validation
5 21 (13.13%) V-Model
6 20 (12.50%) Test Planning
7 18 (11.25%) Service Delivery
8 17 (10.63%) TDD
8 17 (10.63%) BDD
9 16 (10.00%) PRINCE2
10 13 (8.13%) Change Management
11 10 (6.25%) ITIL
11 10 (6.25%) Workflow
12 9 (5.63%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (4.38%) Risk Management
13 7 (4.38%) Incident Management
13 7 (4.38%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 45 (28.13%) SQL
2 30 (18.75%) Java
3 11 (6.88%) VB
4 9 (5.63%) Perl
5 8 (5.00%) C#
6 5 (3.13%) C
7 4 (2.50%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.50%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.88%) Python
8 3 (1.88%) PHP
8 3 (1.88%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.88%) C++
9 2 (1.25%) VBA
10 1 (0.63%) AWK
10 1 (0.63%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.63%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.63%) R
10 1 (0.63%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 80 (50.00%) Degree
2 50 (31.25%) HNC
3 25 (15.63%) Security Cleared
4 22 (13.75%) SC Cleared
5 21 (13.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 20 (12.50%) ISEB
7 16 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (6.88%) CCNA
9 10 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 10 (6.25%) CCNP
10 6 (3.75%) DV Cleared
10 6 (3.75%) MCP
10 6 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.25%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
11 2 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.63%) MCSE
12 1 (0.63%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.88%) QA
2 7 (4.38%) SLA
3 4 (2.50%) BS7799
4 1 (0.63%) BS15000
4 1 (0.63%) GCP
System Software
1 5 (3.13%) Active Directory
1 5 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.25%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.63%) NDS
3 1 (0.63%) vSphere
3 1 (0.63%) XenApp
3 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (2.50%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (0.63%) WSUS
2 1 (0.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.00%) Oracle
3 10 (6.25%) Cisco
3 10 (6.25%) Ericsson
4 8 (5.00%) SAP
4 8 (5.00%) Adobe
5 7 (4.38%) VMware
6 6 (3.75%) Primavera
7 5 (3.13%) HP
7 5 (3.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 4 (2.50%) F5
8 4 (2.50%) Nokia
9 3 (1.88%) Telerik
9 3 (1.88%) Nortel
9 3 (1.88%) Tandberg
10 2 (1.25%) IBM
10 2 (1.25%) BMC
10 2 (1.25%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.25%) Remedy
10 2 (1.25%) McAfee
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Rate: £28 - £33 per hour + DOE
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Integra People
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Integra People
Rate: 100-110 per day
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Rate: 100-110 per day
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Somerset
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South East
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Rate: Competitive
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Devon
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Rate: £15 - £25 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £180 - £225 per day
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