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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 541 516 495
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -21
Contract jobs citing HND 73 62 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.65% 0.68% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 33
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £229 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £440 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £258 £260
% change year-on-year
+11.32% -0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 20
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +1.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £15.29 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £28.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -21.95%

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
11229 9068 10300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.43% 17.20% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6204 5084 5339
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £547 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 418 624
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -15.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 September 2014.

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 September 2014.

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 September 2014. 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 -7 67 £300 +4.34% 90
South East 0 28 £215 -28.33% 30
Buckinghamshire - 16 £280 - 2
South West -21 13 £388 +51.36% 16
Milton Keynes - 13 £340 - 1
London +9 9 £300 -21.05% 3
Bristol -8 9 £400 +55.94% 3
East of England -19 9 £338 +12.31% 2
Berkshire +2 5 - - 7
Hampshire -10 5 £215 -28.33% 15
Scotland -10 5 - - 5
West Midlands -10 5 £175 - 4
Suffolk - 5 - - 2
Coventry - 4 £175 - 2
Reading +1 3 - - 2
North West -1 3 £250 -13.04% 21
Surrey -4 3 - - 3
Gloucestershire -15 3 £225 - 6
Glasgow - 3 - - 1
Manchester - 2 £250 - 13
Edinburgh -3 1 - -
Merseyside -4 1 - -
Warwickshire -6 1 - - 1
South Wales -10 1 - - 2
Bedfordshire -18 1 - -
Wales -27 1 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 £288 - 4
Isle of Wight - 1 £300 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 1 £288 -
Fife - 1 - - 1

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 69 (55.65%) Degree
2 44 (35.48%) HNC
3 34 (27.42%) Project Management
4 25 (20.16%) Microsoft
4 25 (20.16%) Finance
5 22 (17.74%) SQL
5 22 (17.74%) Security Cleared
6 20 (16.13%) Computer Science
7 19 (15.32%) Software Engineering
7 19 (15.32%) SC Cleared
8 18 (14.52%) MS Office
8 18 (14.52%) Windows
9 16 (12.90%) Java
9 16 (12.90%) Management Information System
9 16 (12.90%) Telecoms
9 16 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (12.10%) MS Excel
11 14 (11.29%) PRINCE2
12 13 (10.48%) Service Delivery
12 13 (10.48%) Test Scripting
12 13 (10.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 12 (9.68%) QA
13 12 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (9.68%) Oracle
14 11 (8.87%) MS Project
14 11 (8.87%) Electronics
14 11 (8.87%) ISEB
14 11 (8.87%) Validation
14 11 (8.87%) Selenium
14 11 (8.87%) Software Testing

HND
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 2 (1.61%) SAS
2 1 (0.81%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (14.52%) MS Office
2 15 (12.10%) MS Excel
3 11 (8.87%) MS Project
4 7 (5.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (3.23%) MS Visio
5 4 (3.23%) AutoCAD
5 4 (3.23%) Windchill
6 2 (1.61%) CATIA
7 1 (0.81%) NASTRAN
7 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.81%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.81%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Teamcenter
1 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.81%) Remedy AR System
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.84%) 3G
2 5 (4.03%) LTE
3 4 (3.23%) DVB
4 3 (2.42%) Telnet
4 3 (2.42%) Wireless
4 3 (2.42%) 2G
4 3 (2.42%) 4G
5 2 (1.61%) Internet
5 2 (1.61%) VoLTE
5 2 (1.61%) TETRA
5 2 (1.61%) GSM
5 2 (1.61%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.81%) UMTS
6 1 (0.81%) DHCP
6 1 (0.81%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.81%) DNS
6 1 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.81%) LAN
6 1 (0.81%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.23%) EDMS
1 4 (3.23%) Big Data
2 3 (2.42%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.61%) OLAP
3 2 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.61%) MS Access
3 2 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.61%) Oracle OLAP
3 2 (1.61%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.61%) MySQL
3 2 (1.61%) Star Schema
3 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.61%) Xcelsius
4 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.81%) SAP BI
4 1 (0.81%) QlikView
4 1 (0.81%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (8.87%) Selenium
2 4 (3.23%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.42%) JIRA
3 3 (2.42%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.42%) WatiN
4 2 (1.61%) WebDriver
4 2 (1.61%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.81%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.81%) Behat
General
1 25 (20.16%) Finance
2 16 (12.90%) Telecoms
3 11 (8.87%) Electronics
4 5 (4.03%) Banking
5 4 (3.23%) Retail
5 4 (3.23%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.23%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.42%) Legal
6 3 (2.42%) Marketing
6 3 (2.42%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.61%) Back Office
7 2 (1.61%) Military
8 1 (0.81%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.81%) Avionics
8 1 (0.81%) Automotive
8 1 (0.81%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (17.74%) Project Manager
2 10 (8.06%) Analyst
3 9 (7.26%) Test Engineer
4 8 (6.45%) Design Engineer
5 7 (5.65%) Tester
5 7 (5.65%) Developer
6 6 (4.84%) Administrator
6 6 (4.84%) Java Engineer
7 5 (4.03%) Junior
8 4 (3.23%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.23%) Service Analyst
8 4 (3.23%) Architect
8 4 (3.23%) Test Leader
8 4 (3.23%) ICT Project Manager
8 4 (3.23%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (3.23%) Project Administrator
8 4 (3.23%) Senior Test Engineer
8 4 (3.23%) Junior Tester
8 4 (3.23%) UAT Tester
9 3 (2.42%) Configuration Controller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.06%) .NET
2 5 (4.03%) ASP.NET
2 5 (4.03%) XML
3 2 (1.61%) HTML
4 1 (0.81%) CSS
4 1 (0.81%) JSP
4 1 (0.81%) Web Services
4 1 (0.81%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.81%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.81%) Spring
4 1 (0.81%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.81%) JSON
4 1 (0.81%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.81%) Zend Framework
4 1 (0.81%) jQuery
4 1 (0.81%) Qt
4 1 (0.81%) RESTful
4 1 (0.81%) HTML5
4 1 (0.81%) REST
4 1 (0.81%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.13%) Computer Science
2 16 (12.90%) Management Information System
2 16 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.84%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (2.42%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.61%) FMCG
5 2 (1.61%) Open Source
6 1 (0.81%) Motion Graphics
6 1 (0.81%) User Experience
6 1 (0.81%) Physics
6 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.81%) Equities
6 1 (0.81%) STB
6 1 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.81%) DTV
6 1 (0.81%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.52%) Windows
2 9 (7.26%) Linux
3 4 (3.23%) Windows XP
4 3 (2.42%) UNIX
5 2 (1.61%) Android
6 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.81%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (27.42%) Project Management
2 19 (15.32%) Software Engineering
3 14 (11.29%) PRINCE2
4 13 (10.48%) Service Delivery
4 13 (10.48%) Test Scripting
5 12 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (8.87%) Validation
6 11 (8.87%) Software Testing
6 11 (8.87%) Cyber Security
7 10 (8.06%) Scrum
8 9 (7.26%) Workflow
8 9 (7.26%) Six Sigma
8 9 (7.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (7.26%) V-Model
8 9 (7.26%) Waterfall
9 8 (6.45%) Test Planning
10 6 (4.84%) Network Management
10 6 (4.84%) Information Assurance
10 6 (4.84%) Data Entry
10 6 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 22 (17.74%) SQL
2 16 (12.90%) Java
3 10 (8.06%) C
4 8 (6.45%) C#
5 7 (5.65%) C++
6 6 (4.84%) Python
7 5 (4.03%) PL/SQL
8 4 (3.23%) Shell Script
8 4 (3.23%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.42%) Perl
9 3 (2.42%) VB
9 3 (2.42%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.61%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.81%) VBA
11 1 (0.81%) PHP
11 1 (0.81%) Tcl
11 1 (0.81%) R
11 1 (0.81%) AWK
11 1 (0.81%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 69 (55.65%) Degree
2 44 (35.48%) HNC
3 22 (17.74%) Security Cleared
4 19 (15.32%) SC Cleared
5 13 (10.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 11 (8.87%) ISEB
6 11 (8.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (6.45%) DV Cleared
8 6 (4.84%) Chartered Engineer
9 4 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.61%) CCNP
10 2 (1.61%) CCNA
10 2 (1.61%) ISTQB
10 2 (1.61%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 2 (1.61%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
11 1 (0.81%) MCP
11 1 (0.81%) MCSE
11 1 (0.81%) MCSA
11 1 (0.81%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.68%) QA
2 4 (3.23%) SLA
3 3 (2.42%) ISO 9000
4 2 (1.61%) GMP
5 1 (0.81%) GCP
5 1 (0.81%) BS15000
5 1 (0.81%) DO-160
System Software
1 2 (1.61%) NDS
1 2 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.81%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 25 (20.16%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.68%) Oracle
3 10 (8.06%) SAP
4 4 (3.23%) Business Objects
5 3 (2.42%) Ericsson
5 3 (2.42%) PTC
5 3 (2.42%) Telerik
5 3 (2.42%) Tandberg
5 3 (2.42%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 2 (1.61%) NEC
6 2 (1.61%) VMware
6 2 (1.61%) Cisco
6 2 (1.61%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.61%) Mapinfo
7 1 (0.81%) Remedy
7 1 (0.81%) ESRI
7 1 (0.81%) IBM
7 1 (0.81%) Nokia
7 1 (0.81%) Lotus
7 1 (0.81%) Progress
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
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Rate: £30,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 18 days ago
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