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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 596 568 573
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +5
Contract jobs citing HND 52 59 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.11% 0.080%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.45% 0.56% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 12
Median daily rate £325 £290 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -23.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £195 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £426 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £290 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.37% -10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 6
Median hourly rate £32.00 £32.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +93.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.94 £15.62 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.79 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.06 £36.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-16.50% +118.18%

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
11613 10538 10403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.60% 19.42% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7212 6027 6068
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 537 529
Median hourly rate £33.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 -9 47 £338 +16.37% 46
South East -6 24 £363 +31.81% 3
Hampshire +10 13 £363 +72.61% 2
Berkshire 0 11 - -
London -10 9 £243 -21.13% 4
Winchester - 7 £375 -
Reading -3 5 - -
North West -22 4 - - 15
East Midlands +11 3 £323 -21.34% 3
South West -9 3 - - 4
Cheshire - 3 - - 6
Warrington - 3 - - 1
Basingstoke - 3 - -
City of London +40 2 £355 +1.28% 1
East of England +12 2 £185 -58.88% 3
Swindon -4 2 - - 1
Wiltshire -6 2 - - 1
Essex - 2 £185 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £320 - 1
North East - 2 £363 - 8
Tyne and Wear - 2 £363 - 8
Greenford - 2 £243 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £363 - 5
West Midlands -8 1 - - 3
Manchester -15 1 - - 9
Scotland -22 1 - - 2
Northampton - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £325 - 1
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 £185 -

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 73 (61.34%) Degree
2 44 (36.97%) HNC
3 38 (31.93%) Telecoms
4 31 (26.05%) Microsoft
5 29 (24.37%) Project Management
6 28 (23.53%) C
6 28 (23.53%) Computer Science
7 25 (21.01%) ITIL
7 25 (21.01%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (18.49%) MS Excel
9 21 (17.65%) CCNP
10 20 (16.81%) MS Office
11 19 (15.97%) 4G
12 18 (15.13%) Windows
12 18 (15.13%) 3G
13 17 (14.29%) LTE
14 16 (13.45%) Security Cleared
14 16 (13.45%) Nokia
14 16 (13.45%) Finance
15 15 (12.61%) Wireless
15 15 (12.61%) Back Office
15 15 (12.61%) Cisco
15 15 (12.61%) SC Cleared
15 15 (12.61%) High Availability
16 14 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
16 14 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (10.92%) PRINCE2
17 13 (10.92%) Network Design
18 12 (10.08%) Change Management
18 12 (10.08%) Linux

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 3 (2.52%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.68%) IIS
2 2 (1.68%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.84%) JBoss
3 1 (0.84%) Moodle
3 1 (0.84%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.84%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (18.49%) MS Excel
2 20 (16.81%) MS Office
3 5 (4.20%) MS Project
4 3 (2.52%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.68%) AutoCAD
5 2 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.68%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.84%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.84%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.84%) Simulink
6 1 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.84%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Primavera
2 3 (2.52%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.52%) SAP PS
3 1 (0.84%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.84%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.97%) 4G
2 18 (15.13%) 3G
3 17 (14.29%) LTE
4 15 (12.61%) Wireless
5 11 (9.24%) LDAP
6 10 (8.40%) Diameter Protocol
6 10 (8.40%) INAP
6 10 (8.40%) SIGTRAN
7 9 (7.56%) MGW
8 8 (6.72%) 2G
8 8 (6.72%) VPN
9 7 (5.88%) WAN
10 6 (5.04%) VoLTE
11 5 (4.20%) Firewall
12 4 (3.36%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (3.36%) IPsec
12 4 (3.36%) MPLS
12 4 (3.36%) VoIP
13 3 (2.52%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (2.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.68%) MySQL
3 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (2.52%) Selenium
2 2 (1.68%) JIRA
3 1 (0.84%) Ant
3 1 (0.84%) Appium
3 1 (0.84%) Checkstyle
3 1 (0.84%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.84%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.84%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.84%) JUnit
3 1 (0.84%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.84%) MSTest
3 1 (0.84%) QUnit
3 1 (0.84%) Subversion
3 1 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.84%) VectorCAST
General
1 38 (31.93%) Telecoms
2 16 (13.45%) Finance
3 15 (12.61%) Back Office
4 8 (6.72%) Front Office
5 7 (5.88%) Manufacturing
6 6 (5.04%) Military
7 5 (4.20%) Aerospace
7 5 (4.20%) Electronics
8 3 (2.52%) Billing
9 2 (1.68%) Advertising
9 2 (1.68%) Games
9 2 (1.68%) Legal
10 1 (0.84%) Avionics
10 1 (0.84%) Law
10 1 (0.84%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (10.08%) Analyst
2 11 (9.24%) IP Engineer
3 10 (8.40%) Network Engineer
4 9 (7.56%) Design Engineer
4 9 (7.56%) Developer
5 8 (6.72%) Project Manager
6 7 (5.88%) Back Office Engineer
6 7 (5.88%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.04%) IP Design Engineer
7 6 (5.04%) IP Network Engineer
7 6 (5.04%) Transmission Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) IT Support
9 4 (3.36%) Desktop Specialist
9 4 (3.36%) Desktop Support Specialist
9 4 (3.36%) Implementation Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) IT Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) IT Support Specialist
9 4 (3.36%) Network Design Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) OSS Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.40%) SOAP
1 10 (8.40%) SPML
2 9 (7.56%) .NET
3 3 (2.52%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.52%) CSS
3 3 (2.52%) HTML
3 3 (2.52%) Web Services
4 2 (1.68%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.68%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.84%) DHTML
5 1 (0.84%) EJB
5 1 (0.84%) EJB 3.0
5 1 (0.84%) J2EE
5 1 (0.84%) Java EE
5 1 (0.84%) JBoss Seam
5 1 (0.84%) JPA
5 1 (0.84%) jQuery
5 1 (0.84%) JSTL
5 1 (0.84%) Struts
5 1 (0.84%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (23.53%) Computer Science
2 14 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.88%) Smart Meter
4 5 (4.20%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.20%) Smartphone
5 4 (3.36%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.36%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.52%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.52%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (2.52%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.52%) User Experience
7 2 (1.68%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.68%) VCE vBlock
8 1 (0.84%) Clustering
8 1 (0.84%) Handset
8 1 (0.84%) iPad
8 1 (0.84%) iPhone
8 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.84%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 18 (15.13%) Windows
2 12 (10.08%) Linux
3 7 (5.88%) Unix
4 6 (5.04%) Windows 7
4 6 (5.04%) Windows XP
5 4 (3.36%) Android
5 4 (3.36%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.68%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.84%) NetWare
8 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (24.37%) Project Management
2 25 (21.01%) ITIL
3 15 (12.61%) High Availability
4 14 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (10.92%) Network Design
5 13 (10.92%) PRINCE2
6 12 (10.08%) Change Management
7 11 (9.24%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (9.24%) Integration Testing
8 10 (8.40%) Asset Management
8 10 (8.40%) Software Engineering
9 9 (7.56%) Network Management
10 8 (6.72%) Project Planning
10 8 (6.72%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (6.72%) Service Delivery
10 8 (6.72%) Service Management
11 7 (5.88%) Configuration Management
12 6 (5.04%) Workflow
13 5 (4.20%) Software Testing
14 4 (3.36%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (23.53%) C
2 12 (10.08%) SQL
3 8 (6.72%) C#
4 5 (4.20%) Java
5 3 (2.52%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.52%) VB
5 3 (2.52%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.68%) Ada
6 2 (1.68%) C++
6 2 (1.68%) Perl
6 2 (1.68%) PHP
6 2 (1.68%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.68%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.68%) Python
6 2 (1.68%) VB6
6 2 (1.68%) VBA
7 1 (0.84%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.84%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 73 (61.34%) Degree
2 44 (36.97%) HNC
3 25 (21.01%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (17.65%) CCNP
5 16 (13.45%) Security Cleared
6 15 (12.61%) SC Cleared
7 7 (5.88%) CCNA
8 5 (4.20%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (3.36%) ISEB
9 4 (3.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (2.52%) JNCIS
10 3 (2.52%) MCSE
10 3 (2.52%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (2.52%) NVQ Level 3
11 2 (1.68%) CCIE
11 2 (1.68%) MCP
11 2 (1.68%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.84%) CCSA
12 1 (0.84%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.04%) QA
1 6 (5.04%) SLA
2 3 (2.52%) Def Stans
3 2 (1.68%) IEC 61508
3 2 (1.68%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.84%) DO-254
4 1 (0.84%) ISO13485
4 1 (0.84%) JTAG
System Software
1 6 (5.04%) Active Directory
1 6 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.68%) Firmware
3 1 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (0.84%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.84%) Samba
3 1 (0.84%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.84%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.84%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.84%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (1.68%) OpenNMS
1 2 (1.68%) OpenView
1 2 (1.68%) Puppet
2 1 (0.84%) Nagios
2 1 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.84%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.84%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 31 (26.05%) Microsoft
2 16 (13.45%) Nokia
3 15 (12.61%) Cisco
4 7 (5.88%) SAP
5 6 (5.04%) F5
5 6 (5.04%) VMware
6 5 (4.20%) Apple
6 5 (4.20%) Arqiva
6 5 (4.20%) BT
6 5 (4.20%) Ericsson
6 5 (4.20%) Huawei
6 5 (4.20%) Oracle
7 4 (3.36%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 4 (3.36%) ZTE
8 3 (2.52%) Juniper
8 3 (2.52%) NetCracker
8 3 (2.52%) Nokia Networks
8 3 (2.52%) Siemens
8 3 (2.52%) Telindus
8 3 (2.52%) Virgin Media
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle upon Tyne
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Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Connectus
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Northamptonshire
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Rate: £325 - £425 per day
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