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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 554 528 502
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -26
Contract jobs citing HND 59 64 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.57% 0.63% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 18 17
Average daily rate
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£305 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £196 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
-6.15% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 10
Average hourly rate £27.44 £21.50 £10.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.62% +97.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.23 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.67 £30.25 £38.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.44 £21.50 £9.50
% change year-on-year
+27.62% +126.31%

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
10437 10204 8844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.69% 19.28% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6117 5810 4731
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 533 464 498
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.94 £44.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -32 49 £320 -8.57% 39
South East -15 21 £275 -15.38% 3
South West -4 9 £375 -21.05% 7
Hampshire +8 8 £305 -0.81% 2
Scotland +1 8 £169 - 6
London -11 8 £308 -18.00% 3
Berkshire +10 6 £270 -
Gloucestershire +3 5 £380 -24.00% 2
Glasgow -1 5 - - 3
Surrey -4 5 £275 - 1
North West -13 5 £300 +55.84% 8
Gloucester +8 4 £380 -24.00% 1
Reading +4 4 £270 -
East of England -2 4 £375 -6.25% 6
Manchester -4 4 £300 +50.00% 6
Cambridgeshire -1 3 £413 +3.12%
Winchester -11 3 £355 +22.41%
Guildford - 3 £275 -
Bristol -1 2 £330 -26.66% 1
Cambridge -6 2 £375 -6.25%
City of London -7 2 £350 -31.37%
Southampton - 2 - - 1
Prestwick - 2 £169 -
Larne - 2 - -
County Antrim - 2 - -
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
South Ayrshire - 2 £169 -
Edinburgh -1 1 - - 3
West Midlands -4 1 - - 3
Milton Keynes -5 1 £520 +60.00%

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 100 (60.98%) Degree
2 70 (42.68%) Telecoms
3 65 (39.63%) HNC
4 44 (26.83%) SQL
5 29 (17.68%) Microsoft
6 28 (17.07%) Project Management
6 28 (17.07%) MS Excel
7 27 (16.46%) Linux
8 26 (15.85%) Windows
9 23 (14.02%) ITIL
10 22 (13.41%) Finance
10 22 (13.41%) Security Cleared
11 21 (12.80%) Radio Access Network
11 21 (12.80%) Cisco Certification
12 20 (12.20%) 3G
12 20 (12.20%) MS Office
12 20 (12.20%) 2G
12 20 (12.20%) LTE
13 19 (11.59%) PRINCE2
14 18 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
15 17 (10.37%) Oracle
15 17 (10.37%) CCNP
16 16 (9.76%) Ericsson
16 16 (9.76%) Perl
16 16 (9.76%) UNIX
16 16 (9.76%) XML
16 16 (9.76%) SC Cleared
17 15 (9.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 15 (9.15%) 4G
17 15 (9.15%) Service Delivery

HND
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 7 (4.27%) Lync
2 5 (3.05%) CMS
2 5 (3.05%) Immediacy CMS
2 5 (3.05%) IIS
2 5 (3.05%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.44%) SAS
3 4 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.83%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.22%) JBoss
6 1 (0.61%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 28 (17.07%) MS Excel
2 20 (12.20%) MS Office
3 7 (4.27%) MS Project
4 5 (3.05%) Photoshop
5 4 (2.44%) Windchill
6 3 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.66%) Oracle Cash Management
2 4 (2.44%) Teamcenter
3 2 (1.22%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.61%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.61%) Primavera
4 1 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.61%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.61%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.61%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.80%) Radio Access Network
2 20 (12.20%) LTE
2 20 (12.20%) 3G
2 20 (12.20%) 2G
3 15 (9.15%) 4G
4 8 (4.88%) LAN
5 7 (4.27%) VoIP
5 7 (4.27%) TCP/IP
6 6 (3.66%) DNS
6 6 (3.66%) Wireless
7 5 (3.05%) Structured Cabling
7 5 (3.05%) Wireshark
7 5 (3.05%) WAN
7 5 (3.05%) DHCP
8 4 (2.44%) SGSN
9 3 (1.83%) Internet
9 3 (1.83%) HTTP
10 2 (1.22%) SNMP
10 2 (1.22%) VPN
10 2 (1.22%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.10%) MS Access
2 8 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.44%) BusinessObjects XI
3 4 (2.44%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 4 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.44%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.22%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.22%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (6.10%) Selenium
2 9 (5.49%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (4.88%) Eclipse
4 6 (3.66%) Visual Studio
5 5 (3.05%) Dreamweaver
5 5 (3.05%) WebDriver
6 3 (1.83%) JMeter
6 3 (1.83%) Subversion
6 3 (1.83%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.22%) QUnit
7 2 (1.22%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.22%) Ant
7 2 (1.22%) JUnit
7 2 (1.22%) Checkstyle
7 2 (1.22%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.61%) GCC
General
1 70 (42.68%) Telecoms
2 22 (13.41%) Finance
3 11 (6.71%) Electronics
4 5 (3.05%) Military
4 5 (3.05%) Multimedia
5 4 (2.44%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.22%) Legal
6 2 (1.22%) Billing
6 2 (1.22%) Avionics
7 1 (0.61%) Marketing
7 1 (0.61%) Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (11.59%) Developer
2 15 (9.15%) Analyst
3 14 (8.54%) Project Manager
4 13 (7.93%) RAN Engineer
5 10 (6.10%) Support Engineer
6 9 (5.49%) Network Engineer
6 9 (5.49%) Business Analyst
6 9 (5.49%) Design Engineer
7 6 (3.66%) Software Engineer
7 6 (3.66%) Configuration Engineer
7 6 (3.66%) RAN Configuration Engineer
8 5 (3.05%) AWS Developer
8 5 (3.05%) IP Engineer
8 5 (3.05%) Automation Tester
8 5 (3.05%) Senior Automation Tester
8 5 (3.05%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (3.05%) Web Developer
8 5 (3.05%) Consultant
8 5 (3.05%) Tester
8 5 (3.05%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.76%) XML
2 12 (7.32%) .NET
3 10 (6.10%) ASP.NET
4 9 (5.49%) HTML
4 9 (5.49%) Web Services
5 7 (4.27%) CSS
5 7 (4.27%) SOAP
6 6 (3.66%) WCF
6 6 (3.66%) jQuery
7 5 (3.05%) Entity Framework
7 5 (3.05%) .NET Framework
7 5 (3.05%) Flash
7 5 (3.05%) XHTML
7 5 (3.05%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.44%) Razor View Engine
8 4 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (1.83%) JMS
9 3 (1.83%) Hibernate
10 2 (1.22%) EDI
10 2 (1.22%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.54%) Computer Science
3 13 (7.93%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.27%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.44%) PKI
5 4 (2.44%) Statistics
5 4 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (2.44%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.83%) Economics
7 1 (0.61%) Life Science
7 1 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.61%) CCTV
7 1 (0.61%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.61%) Handset
7 1 (0.61%) W3C
7 1 (0.61%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.61%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 27 (16.46%) Linux
2 26 (15.85%) Windows
3 16 (9.76%) UNIX
4 3 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.83%) Windows XP
4 3 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.22%) Android
5 2 (1.22%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.22%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.61%) Solaris
6 1 (0.61%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (17.07%) Project Management
2 23 (14.02%) ITIL
3 19 (11.59%) PRINCE2
4 15 (9.15%) Service Delivery
4 15 (9.15%) Software Engineering
5 14 (8.54%) Change Management
5 14 (8.54%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (7.32%) V-Model
6 12 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (7.32%) Test Scripting
7 10 (6.10%) Waterfall
8 9 (5.49%) SDLC
8 9 (5.49%) Software Testing
8 9 (5.49%) Migration
9 8 (4.88%) MVC
9 8 (4.88%) Validation
9 8 (4.88%) CRM
9 8 (4.88%) Web Development
9 8 (4.88%) Test Planning
10 7 (4.27%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 44 (26.83%) SQL
2 16 (9.76%) Perl
3 14 (8.54%) C#
3 14 (8.54%) Java
4 11 (6.71%) C
5 7 (4.27%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.66%) PL/SQL
6 6 (3.66%) T-SQL
7 5 (3.05%) VB.NET
8 4 (2.44%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.22%) Ruby
10 1 (0.61%) VB6
10 1 (0.61%) VBA
10 1 (0.61%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.61%) VB
10 1 (0.61%) PHP
10 1 (0.61%) C++
Qualifications
1 100 (60.98%) Degree
2 65 (39.63%) HNC
3 22 (13.41%) Security Cleared
4 21 (12.80%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (10.37%) CCNP
6 16 (9.76%) SC Cleared
7 15 (9.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 14 (8.54%) CCNA
9 12 (7.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 10 (6.10%) DV Cleared
11 9 (5.49%) ISEB
12 6 (3.66%) CITP
12 6 (3.66%) APMP
13 4 (2.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 4 (2.44%) ISTQB
14 3 (1.83%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
14 3 (1.83%) GNVQ
15 2 (1.22%) SAP Certification
15 2 (1.22%) Sun Certification
15 2 (1.22%) OCMJD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.71%) QA
2 10 (6.10%) SLA
3 3 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.83%) Basel II
4 2 (1.22%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.61%) GAAP
5 1 (0.61%) BS7799
5 1 (0.61%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.61%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.61%) DO-254
System Software
1 9 (5.49%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.61%) vSphere
3 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.61%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.61%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.61%) NFS
3 1 (0.61%) NDS
Systems Management
1 6 (3.66%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (2.44%) SCOM
2 4 (2.44%) SCVMM
2 4 (2.44%) NetBackup
2 4 (2.44%) Backup Exec
2 4 (2.44%) WSUS
2 4 (2.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (1.83%) SCCM
4 1 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 29 (17.68%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.37%) Oracle
3 16 (9.76%) Ericsson
4 10 (6.10%) VMware
5 9 (5.49%) Cisco
6 7 (4.27%) SAP
6 7 (4.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 6 (3.66%) Nokia
7 6 (3.66%) Nortel
8 5 (3.05%) Adobe
9 4 (2.44%) Business Objects
9 4 (2.44%) Veritas
9 4 (2.44%) Teradata
9 4 (2.44%) Sophos
10 2 (1.22%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.22%) Endeca
10 2 (1.22%) hybris
10 2 (1.22%) McAfee
10 2 (1.22%) Sun
10 2 (1.22%) HP
West Midlands
Connectus
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £70.00 - £75.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £320 - £400 per day + DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive DOE
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive DOE
Posted: 9 days ago
Penrith
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Gloucestershire
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago