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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 517 508 483
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -25
Contract jobs citing HND 75 62 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.68% 0.67% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 23 25
Average daily rate
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£375 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £685 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £305 £370
% change year-on-year
+18.85% -17.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 12
Average hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.56 £14.34 £20.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -30.00%

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
11109 9220 8729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.48% 18.01% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6529 5132 4572
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 401 602
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -12 65 £375 +7.14% 50
South East -19 34 £300 +25.00% 16
Hampshire -10 11 £295 - 2
Surrey -5 9 £448 +86.45% 2
South West -27 8 £398 +37.06% 6
London +10 7 £388 -42.59% 6
West Midlands -1 7 - - 10
Buckinghamshire -11 7 £390 +239.13%
Reading +14 6 £190 -24.00%
North West -5 6 £400 - 5
Berkshire -6 6 £190 -24.00% 3
Guildford -11 6 - -
Lancashire - 6 £400 - 1
Milton Keynes -8 5 £300 +160.86%
Swindon -9 4 £385 +32.75% 2
Wiltshire -13 4 £385 +32.75% 2
Northern Ireland - 4 £215 -
Belfast - 4 £215 -
County Antrim - 4 £215 -
Scotland -9 3 - - 2
Bristol -13 3 £400 +33.33% 2
Glasgow - 3 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Southampton -6 1 - - 2
East of England -10 1 - - 5
Yorkshire -12 1 £275 - 1
Gloucestershire -17 1 - - 1
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 - -
Newport - 1 £175 -

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 72 (48.65%) Degree
2 50 (33.78%) HNC
3 43 (29.05%) Project Management
4 36 (24.32%) Microsoft
5 34 (22.97%) SQL
6 32 (21.62%) Windows
7 28 (18.92%) Security Cleared
8 24 (16.22%) SC Cleared
9 23 (15.54%) Test Scripting
9 23 (15.54%) Software Engineering
10 22 (14.86%) Telecoms
10 22 (14.86%) Java
11 21 (14.19%) Analytical Skills
12 20 (13.51%) MS Excel
13 19 (12.84%) Finance
13 19 (12.84%) Validation
14 18 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
14 18 (12.16%) Linux
14 18 (12.16%) PRINCE2
14 18 (12.16%) MS Office
14 18 (12.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 18 (12.16%) Software Testing
14 18 (12.16%) Selenium
15 17 (11.49%) V-Model
15 17 (11.49%) Waterfall
15 17 (11.49%) ISEB
15 17 (11.49%) Service Delivery
15 17 (11.49%) Management Information System
16 15 (10.14%) MS Project
16 15 (10.14%) Test Planning

HND
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (2.03%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.35%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.35%) TeamSite
2 2 (1.35%) Drupal
2 2 (1.35%) WordPress
3 1 (0.68%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (0.68%) CMS
3 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.68%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 20 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 18 (12.16%) MS Office
3 15 (10.14%) MS Project
4 7 (4.73%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (4.05%) Photoshop
5 6 (4.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (3.38%) MS Visio
7 4 (2.70%) Windchill
7 4 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (2.03%) InDesign
8 3 (2.03%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.68%) Simulink
9 1 (0.68%) Stateflow
9 1 (0.68%) FrameMaker
9 1 (0.68%) CorelDRAW
9 1 (0.68%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.68%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.68%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.68%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 4 (2.70%) Exstream
2 2 (1.35%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.68%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.41%) 3G
2 7 (4.73%) LTE
3 6 (4.05%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (4.05%) Firewall
4 5 (3.38%) 2G
5 4 (2.70%) 4G
5 4 (2.70%) HSRP
5 4 (2.70%) MPLS
5 4 (2.70%) OSPF
5 4 (2.70%) BGP
5 4 (2.70%) DVB
6 3 (2.03%) Telnet
6 3 (2.03%) GSM
6 3 (2.03%) VPN
7 2 (1.35%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.35%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.35%) 3GPP
7 2 (1.35%) UMTS
7 2 (1.35%) VoIP
7 2 (1.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.41%) MS Access
2 7 (4.73%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.70%) EDMS
4 2 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.35%) MySQL
4 2 (1.35%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.68%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 18 (12.16%) Selenium
2 12 (8.11%) Git (software)
2 12 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (6.08%) Eclipse
4 4 (2.70%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.03%) WatiN
5 3 (2.03%) WebDriver
5 3 (2.03%) JIRA
6 1 (0.68%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.68%) Behat
6 1 (0.68%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.68%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 22 (14.86%) Telecoms
2 19 (12.84%) Finance
3 6 (4.05%) Back Office
3 6 (4.05%) Electronics
4 4 (2.70%) Banking
5 3 (2.03%) Marketing
6 2 (1.35%) Legal
7 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.68%) Military
7 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.68%) Automotive
7 1 (0.68%) Law
7 1 (0.68%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 25 (16.89%) Project Manager
2 24 (16.22%) Developer
3 17 (11.49%) Analyst
4 8 (5.41%) Designer
5 7 (4.73%) Test Engineer
6 6 (4.05%) Data Analyst
6 6 (4.05%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (4.05%) Service Analyst
6 6 (4.05%) Report Analyst
7 5 (3.38%) IP Engineer
8 4 (2.70%) Information Security Officer
8 4 (2.70%) Security Officer
8 4 (2.70%) ICT Project Manager
8 4 (2.70%) Support Engineer
8 4 (2.70%) Software Developer
8 4 (2.70%) Senior Test Engineer
9 3 (2.03%) Configuration Controller
9 3 (2.03%) Security Engineer
9 3 (2.03%) Software Engineer
9 3 (2.03%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.46%) XML
2 10 (6.76%) .NET
3 7 (4.73%) HTML
4 6 (4.05%) CSS
4 6 (4.05%) HTML5
5 4 (2.70%) CSS3
6 3 (2.03%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.35%) SAP XI
7 2 (1.35%) Qt
7 2 (1.35%) XSL
7 2 (1.35%) WPF
8 1 (0.68%) Zend Framework
8 1 (0.68%) jQuery
8 1 (0.68%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.68%) RESTful
8 1 (0.68%) REST
8 1 (0.68%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.68%) Spring
8 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.68%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.19%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (11.49%) Management Information System
3 13 (8.78%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.03%) W3C
5 3 (2.03%) User Experience
6 2 (1.35%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.35%) Economics
6 2 (1.35%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.35%) Open Source
7 1 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.68%) Physics
7 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.68%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.68%) CCTV
7 1 (0.68%) Equities
7 1 (0.68%) STB
7 1 (0.68%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 32 (21.62%) Windows
2 18 (12.16%) Linux
3 4 (2.70%) Windows XP
3 4 (2.70%) UNIX
4 3 (2.03%) Android
4 3 (2.03%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.68%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (29.05%) Project Management
2 23 (15.54%) Software Engineering
2 23 (15.54%) Test Scripting
3 19 (12.84%) Validation
4 18 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (12.16%) PRINCE2
4 18 (12.16%) Software Testing
5 17 (11.49%) Service Delivery
5 17 (11.49%) V-Model
5 17 (11.49%) Waterfall
6 15 (10.14%) Test Planning
7 11 (7.43%) Change Management
7 11 (7.43%) ITIL
8 10 (6.76%) TDD
8 10 (6.76%) BDD
9 9 (6.08%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (4.73%) Scrum
11 6 (4.05%) Risk Management
11 6 (4.05%) Workflow
11 6 (4.05%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 34 (22.97%) SQL
2 22 (14.86%) Java
3 12 (8.11%) VB
4 8 (5.41%) C#
5 6 (4.05%) C
6 5 (3.38%) Perl
7 4 (2.70%) Python
7 4 (2.70%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.03%) C++
8 3 (2.03%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.03%) PHP
8 3 (2.03%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.35%) VBA
10 1 (0.68%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.68%) Tcl
10 1 (0.68%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.68%) AWK
10 1 (0.68%) C-shell
10 1 (0.68%) R
Qualifications
1 72 (48.65%) Degree
2 50 (33.78%) HNC
3 28 (18.92%) Security Cleared
4 24 (16.22%) SC Cleared
5 18 (12.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (11.49%) ISEB
7 12 (8.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 11 (7.43%) DV Cleared
9 10 (6.76%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (4.73%) CCNA
11 6 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (4.05%) MCP
12 5 (3.38%) CCNP
13 3 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (1.35%) ISTQB
14 2 (1.35%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
15 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 1 (0.68%) Chartered Engineer
15 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
15 1 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.73%) QA
2 4 (2.70%) SLA
2 4 (2.70%) BS7799
3 1 (0.68%) BS15000
3 1 (0.68%) DO-160
3 1 (0.68%) GCP
System Software
1 4 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.03%) NDS
3 1 (0.68%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.68%) XenApp
3 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.35%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (0.68%) WSUS
2 1 (0.68%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (24.32%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.78%) Oracle
3 10 (6.76%) Cisco
4 7 (4.73%) SAP
4 7 (4.73%) Adobe
5 6 (4.05%) Primavera
6 5 (3.38%) VMware
6 5 (3.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 5 (3.38%) HP
7 4 (2.70%) Ericsson
7 4 (2.70%) F5
8 3 (2.03%) PTC
8 3 (2.03%) Telerik
8 3 (2.03%) Tandberg
9 2 (1.35%) McAfee
9 2 (1.35%) NEC
9 2 (1.35%) Nokia
9 2 (1.35%) IBM
9 2 (1.35%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.68%) Mapinfo
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 4 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Queen Mary Barts Cancer Institute
Rate: £30,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 7 days ago
South East London
FT Select
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Epsom
Real Staffing
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £15.00 - £20.00 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
Northamptonshire
RS Components
Posted: 23 days ago