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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 548 509 519
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +10
Contract jobs citing HND 76 107 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.21% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 1.02% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 51 30
Average daily rate £325 £398 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.23% +28.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £222 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £645 £655
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £288
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +39.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 7 10
Average hourly rate £33.00 £17.50 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.57% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £15.63 £15.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.63 £26.90 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £19.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+69.23% -14.28%

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
10920 10497 9567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.21% 20.32% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6750 6072 5158
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 491 443
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £18.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +7.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £46.50 £41.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -57 70 £325 -18.75% 45
South East -26 24 £325 +18.18% 11
South West +6 19 £320 -20.00% 5
Hampshire +11 12 £375 +29.31% 4
East of England +9 11 £480 -20.00% 2
Wiltshire -1 10 £375 -2.59%
North West -18 8 £331 -17.37% 9
Swindon +2 7 - -
Surrey -14 7 £270 +3.84% 1
Manchester -11 6 £331 -51.03% 6
Winchester - 6 £350 -
Cambridgeshire +15 5 £480 -20.00%
Bristol -1 5 £320 -20.00% 1
London -6 4 £450 +20.00% 6
Bedfordshire - 4 £325 -
Scotland -2 3 £130 -60.00% 2
Guildford -5 3 £325 +25.00%
Dorset - 3 £260 - 2
Buckinghamshire +9 2 £243 -19.16% 2
Lancashire -7 2 - - 1
Berkshire -11 2 £170 -33.65%
Reading -18 2 £170 -32.67%
Luton - 2 £325 -
Preston - 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 - - 4
Southampton +13 1 - - 2
Gloucestershire +12 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes +1 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire -9 1 - - 3
Croydon -10 1 - -

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 82 (55.41%) Degree
2 64 (43.24%) HNC
3 38 (25.68%) Project Management
4 30 (20.27%) Telecoms
5 28 (18.92%) Finance
5 28 (18.92%) PRINCE2
5 28 (18.92%) Microsoft
5 28 (18.92%) Security Cleared
5 28 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (18.24%) C
7 26 (17.57%) MS Office
8 25 (16.89%) MS Excel
9 23 (15.54%) ITIL
9 23 (15.54%) SC Cleared
9 23 (15.54%) Computer Science
10 22 (14.86%) SQL
11 21 (14.19%) .NET
12 20 (13.51%) Windows
13 19 (12.84%) Wireless
13 19 (12.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 18 (12.16%) C#
14 18 (12.16%) Cisco Certification
15 17 (11.49%) CCNP
15 17 (11.49%) Agile Software Development
16 15 (10.14%) Cisco
16 15 (10.14%) Oracle
17 14 (9.46%) QA
18 13 (8.78%) SQL Server
19 12 (8.11%) SDLC
20 11 (7.43%) High Availability

HND
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 5 (3.38%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (2.03%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.35%) SAS
4 2 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 26 (17.57%) MS Office
2 25 (16.89%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.38%) MS Project
5 2 (1.35%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.68%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.68%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.68%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (2.70%) Primavera
1 4 (2.70%) Workday HCM
2 3 (2.03%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.03%) SAP PS
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.68%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.84%) Wireless
2 10 (6.76%) 2G
2 10 (6.76%) 3G
2 10 (6.76%) 4G
2 10 (6.76%) LTE
3 9 (6.08%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (4.73%) WAN
5 6 (4.05%) VPN
6 5 (3.38%) 802.11
6 5 (3.38%) LAN
6 5 (3.38%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (3.38%) VoIP
6 5 (3.38%) Wireless Security
7 4 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (2.70%) VoLTE
8 3 (2.03%) Firewall
8 3 (2.03%) MPLS
9 2 (1.35%) ATM
9 2 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.78%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.38%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.38%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.03%) MySQL
4 2 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.35%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 2 (1.35%) BusinessObjects XI
4 2 (1.35%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.68%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (4.73%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (3.38%) JIRA
2 5 (3.38%) Selenium
3 2 (1.35%) Appium
3 2 (1.35%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.35%) LabVIEW
3 2 (1.35%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.68%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.68%) VectorCAST
General
1 30 (20.27%) Telecoms
2 28 (18.92%) Finance
3 10 (6.76%) Electronics
4 6 (4.05%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.05%) Military
5 5 (3.38%) Aerospace
5 5 (3.38%) Back Office
5 5 (3.38%) Games
5 5 (3.38%) Legal
6 4 (2.70%) Avionics
6 4 (2.70%) Banking
7 2 (1.35%) Advertising
8 1 (0.68%) Billing
8 1 (0.68%) Law
8 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (16.22%) Project Manager
2 16 (10.81%) Developer
3 15 (10.14%) Network Engineer
4 12 (8.11%) Support Engineer
5 11 (7.43%) Design Engineer
6 9 (6.08%) IT Support
7 8 (5.41%) Analyst
7 8 (5.41%) Applications Manager
7 8 (5.41%) Applications Project Manager
7 8 (5.41%) IT Engineer
7 8 (5.41%) IT Support Engineer
8 7 (4.73%) IP Engineer
8 7 (4.73%) IT Manager
8 7 (4.73%) IT Project Manager
9 6 (4.05%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (4.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 6 (4.05%) Desktop Support Specialist
9 6 (4.05%) Electronics Engineer
9 6 (4.05%) IT Support Specialist
9 6 (4.05%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.19%) .NET
2 7 (4.73%) ASP.NET
3 5 (3.38%) 802.1X
4 4 (2.70%) .NET Framework
4 4 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (2.70%) XML
5 3 (2.03%) WAP
6 2 (1.35%) Ajax
6 2 (1.35%) Apache Camel
6 2 (1.35%) Classic ASP
6 2 (1.35%) CSS
6 2 (1.35%) CSS3
6 2 (1.35%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.35%) HTML5
6 2 (1.35%) JPA
6 2 (1.35%) jQuery
6 2 (1.35%) LINQ
6 2 (1.35%) REST
6 2 (1.35%) SOAP
6 2 (1.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 28 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (15.54%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.05%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.05%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (3.38%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (3.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 5 (3.38%) VHDL
5 4 (2.70%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.03%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.03%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.03%) User Experience
7 2 (1.35%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.35%) PMI
7 2 (1.35%) Replication
7 2 (1.35%) SCADA
7 2 (1.35%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.35%) VCE vBlock
8 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.51%) Windows
2 9 (6.08%) Windows XP
3 8 (5.41%) Windows 7
4 7 (4.73%) Unix
5 6 (4.05%) Android
6 5 (3.38%) Linux
7 4 (2.70%) Windows Server
8 3 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.68%) NetWare
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (25.68%) Project Management
2 28 (18.92%) PRINCE2
3 23 (15.54%) ITIL
4 17 (11.49%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (8.11%) SDLC
6 11 (7.43%) Configuration Management
6 11 (7.43%) High Availability
6 11 (7.43%) Validation
7 10 (6.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (6.76%) Performance Management
7 10 (6.76%) Service Management
7 10 (6.76%) Software Engineering
8 8 (5.41%) Asset Management
8 8 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (5.41%) Network Design
8 8 (5.41%) Workflow
9 7 (4.73%) Change Management
9 7 (4.73%) Software Testing
9 7 (4.73%) Test Scripting
10 6 (4.05%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (18.24%) C
2 22 (14.86%) SQL
3 18 (12.16%) C#
4 9 (6.08%) VB.NET
5 7 (4.73%) Java
5 7 (4.73%) T-SQL
6 5 (3.38%) PL/SQL
6 5 (3.38%) VB
6 5 (3.38%) VB6
6 5 (3.38%) VBA
7 3 (2.03%) Korn
7 3 (2.03%) Python
8 2 (1.35%) Ada
8 2 (1.35%) AWK
8 2 (1.35%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.35%) C++
8 2 (1.35%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.35%) Perl
8 2 (1.35%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 82 (55.41%) Degree
2 64 (43.24%) HNC
3 28 (18.92%) Security Cleared
4 23 (15.54%) SC Cleared
5 19 (12.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 18 (12.16%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (11.49%) CCNP
8 7 (4.73%) DV Cleared
9 5 (3.38%) CCNA
9 5 (3.38%) ISEB
10 4 (2.70%) ISTQB
10 4 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (2.03%) APMP
11 3 (2.03%) Chartered Engineer
11 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.35%) CWNA
12 2 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.35%) MCP
12 2 (1.35%) MCSE
12 2 (1.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.46%) QA
2 7 (4.73%) IEC 61508
3 5 (3.38%) DO-254
3 5 (3.38%) JTAG
4 4 (2.70%) ISO 9001
4 4 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (2.70%) SLA
5 3 (2.03%) Basel II
5 3 (2.03%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (4.73%) Firmware
2 5 (3.38%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.35%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (0.68%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (0.68%) OpenNMS
1 1 (0.68%) OpenView
1 1 (0.68%) OPNET
Vendors
1 28 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.14%) Cisco
2 15 (10.14%) Oracle
3 10 (6.76%) SAP
4 7 (4.73%) Apple
5 6 (4.05%) EMC
6 5 (3.38%) Ericsson
6 5 (3.38%) F5
6 5 (3.38%) HP
6 5 (3.38%) IBM
6 5 (3.38%) Nokia
7 4 (2.70%) Huawei
7 4 (2.70%) VMware
8 3 (2.03%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 3 (2.03%) Aruba
8 3 (2.03%) BT
8 3 (2.03%) Citrix
8 3 (2.03%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 3 (2.03%) Telerik
8 3 (2.03%) ZTE
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