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 30 April 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 607 540 575
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +35
Contract jobs citing HND 51 91 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.16% 0.079%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.83% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 37 12
Average daily rate £350 £400 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +39.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £206 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £675 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £288
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +39.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 5
Average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £22.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +45.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.76 £20.31 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.88 £47.79 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £41.00 £22.38
% change year-on-year
-46.34% +83.24%

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
11873 10924 10736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.24% 19.56% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7464 6165 6113
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £530 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 549 540
Average hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.11% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.14 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 30 April 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
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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 -63 46 £355 -11.25% 33
South East -37 27 £350 -9.67% 9
Hampshire +12 16 £350 +40.00% 3
Winchester - 9 £363 -
Berkshire +1 8 - - 1
London -15 5 - - 5
South West +10 4 £275 -26.66% 4
Reading -17 4 - - 1
Basingstoke - 4 £350 -
East Midlands +7 3 £375 -8.53% 5
East of England +3 3 £525 - 1
North West -13 3 - - 7
Dorset - 3 £268 - 2
Cambridgeshire +7 2 £563 +7.14% 1
Surrey -20 2 £270 -1.81%
Scotland -21 2 £125 -49.49% 4
Cheshire - 2 - - 2
Northamptonshire - 2 £375 - 4
Lancashire +2 1 - -
Buckinghamshire +2 1 £415 +3.75%
Preston 0 1 - -
Bristol -1 1 £360 -4.00%
Milton Keynes -2 1 £415 +3.75%
Guildford -7 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Croydon - 1 - -
City of London - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 - - 2
Nottingham - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - - 2

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 70 (56.00%) Degree
2 47 (37.60%) HNC
3 38 (30.40%) Telecoms
4 32 (25.60%) Microsoft
5 30 (24.00%) C
6 29 (23.20%) Project Management
7 28 (22.40%) Computer Science
8 25 (20.00%) MS Office
9 24 (19.20%) MS Excel
10 20 (16.00%) ITIL
11 19 (15.20%) Cisco Certification
11 19 (15.20%) Finance
12 18 (14.40%) Windows
13 17 (13.60%) CCNP
13 17 (13.60%) 3G
13 17 (13.60%) Wireless
13 17 (13.60%) 4G
13 17 (13.60%) High Availability
13 17 (13.60%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (12.80%) LTE
15 15 (12.00%) Security Cleared
15 15 (12.00%) SQL
15 15 (12.00%) PRINCE2
16 14 (11.20%) Nokia
16 14 (11.20%) Network Design
17 13 (10.40%) SC Cleared
18 12 (9.60%) .NET
18 12 (9.60%) Back Office
19 11 (8.80%) Change Management
19 11 (8.80%) C#

HND
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 3 (2.40%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.60%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.80%) IIS
3 1 (0.80%) Moodle
3 1 (0.80%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 25 (20.00%) MS Office
2 24 (19.20%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.00%) MS Project
4 2 (1.60%) AutoCAD
4 2 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.80%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.80%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.80%) Simulink
5 1 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.80%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (3.20%) Primavera
2 3 (2.40%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.40%) SAP PS
3 2 (1.60%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.80%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.60%) 3G
1 17 (13.60%) 4G
1 17 (13.60%) Wireless
2 16 (12.80%) LTE
3 9 (7.20%) 2G
3 9 (7.20%) LDAP
4 8 (6.40%) Diameter Protocol
4 8 (6.40%) INAP
4 8 (6.40%) SIGTRAN
5 7 (5.60%) MGW
6 6 (4.80%) VoLTE
6 6 (4.80%) VPN
7 5 (4.00%) WAN
8 4 (3.20%) 802.11
8 4 (3.20%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (3.20%) Wireless Security
9 3 (2.40%) Firewall
9 3 (2.40%) LAN
9 3 (2.40%) TCP/IP
9 3 (2.40%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.80%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.60%) MySQL
3 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (3.20%) JIRA
1 4 (3.20%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (3.20%) Selenium
2 1 (0.80%) Appium
2 1 (0.80%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.80%) VectorCAST
General
1 38 (30.40%) Telecoms
2 19 (15.20%) Finance
3 12 (9.60%) Back Office
4 7 (5.60%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.80%) Front Office
6 5 (4.00%) Electronics
7 4 (3.20%) Aerospace
7 4 (3.20%) Games
7 4 (3.20%) Military
8 2 (1.60%) Advertising
8 2 (1.60%) Banking
8 2 (1.60%) Legal
9 1 (0.80%) Avionics
9 1 (0.80%) Billing
9 1 (0.80%) Law
9 1 (0.80%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (10.40%) Project Manager
2 12 (9.60%) Analyst
2 12 (9.60%) Network Engineer
3 11 (8.80%) IP Engineer
4 9 (7.20%) Design Engineer
4 9 (7.20%) Support Engineer
5 8 (6.40%) Developer
6 7 (5.60%) Back Office Engineer
6 7 (5.60%) IT Support
7 6 (4.80%) Desktop Specialist
7 6 (4.80%) Desktop Support
7 6 (4.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 6 (4.80%) Desktop Support Specialist
7 6 (4.80%) IP Design Engineer
7 6 (4.80%) IP Network Engineer
7 6 (4.80%) IT Engineer
7 6 (4.80%) IT Manager
7 6 (4.80%) IT Support Specialist
7 6 (4.80%) Support Specialist
7 6 (4.80%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.60%) .NET
2 8 (6.40%) SOAP
2 8 (6.40%) SPML
3 4 (3.20%) 802.1X
3 4 (3.20%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.40%) XML
5 2 (1.60%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.60%) Classic ASP
5 2 (1.60%) CSS
5 2 (1.60%) HTML
6 1 (0.80%) DHTML
6 1 (0.80%) J2EE
6 1 (0.80%) jQuery
6 1 (0.80%) Web Services
6 1 (0.80%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.40%) Computer Science
2 17 (13.60%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.60%) Smart Meter
4 6 (4.80%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (3.20%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.20%) User Experience
6 3 (2.40%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.40%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.40%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (1.60%) VCE vBlock
7 2 (1.60%) VHDL
8 1 (0.80%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.80%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.80%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.80%) Handset
8 1 (0.80%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.80%) PMI
8 1 (0.80%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.40%) Windows
2 8 (6.40%) Linux
2 8 (6.40%) Windows 7
2 8 (6.40%) Windows XP
3 7 (5.60%) Unix
4 6 (4.80%) Android
5 2 (1.60%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.60%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.80%) NetWare
6 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.20%) Project Management
2 20 (16.00%) ITIL
3 17 (13.60%) High Availability
4 15 (12.00%) PRINCE2
5 14 (11.20%) Network Design
6 11 (8.80%) Change Management
7 10 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (7.20%) Configuration Management
8 9 (7.20%) Service Management
9 8 (6.40%) Asset Management
9 8 (6.40%) Integration Testing
9 8 (6.40%) Network Management
10 7 (5.60%) Service Delivery
10 7 (5.60%) Software Engineering
10 7 (5.60%) Workflow
11 6 (4.80%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (4.80%) Validation
12 5 (4.00%) Performance Management
12 5 (4.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 30 (24.00%) C
2 15 (12.00%) SQL
3 11 (8.80%) C#
4 6 (4.80%) Java
5 3 (2.40%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.40%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.60%) Ada
6 2 (1.60%) C++
6 2 (1.60%) PHP
6 2 (1.60%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.60%) Python
6 2 (1.60%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.60%) VB
6 2 (1.60%) VB6
6 2 (1.60%) VBA
7 1 (0.80%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.80%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.80%) Perl
Qualifications
1 70 (56.00%) Degree
2 47 (37.60%) HNC
3 19 (15.20%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (13.60%) CCNP
5 15 (12.00%) Security Cleared
6 13 (10.40%) SC Cleared
7 8 (6.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (3.20%) NVQ Level 3
9 3 (2.40%) CCNA
9 3 (2.40%) ISEB
9 3 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.60%) CCIE
10 2 (1.60%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (1.60%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.60%) ISTQB
10 2 (1.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (1.60%) MCSE
10 2 (1.60%) NVQ Level 4
11 1 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.40%) QA
2 5 (4.00%) SLA
3 3 (2.40%) Def Stans
3 3 (2.40%) IEC 61508
4 2 (1.60%) DO-254
4 2 (1.60%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.60%) JTAG
5 1 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.80%) ISO13485
5 1 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.40%) Firmware
4 1 (0.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.80%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.80%) Samba
4 1 (0.80%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.80%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (1.60%) OpenNMS
1 2 (1.60%) OpenView
2 1 (0.80%) Nagios
2 1 (0.80%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (25.60%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.20%) Nokia
3 11 (8.80%) Cisco
4 7 (5.60%) Apple
4 7 (5.60%) SAP
5 6 (4.80%) F5
5 6 (4.80%) HP
6 5 (4.00%) Arqiva
6 5 (4.00%) Ericsson
6 5 (4.00%) Huawei
7 4 (3.20%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 4 (3.20%) BT
7 4 (3.20%) EMC
7 4 (3.20%) Oracle
7 4 (3.20%) VMware
7 4 (3.20%) ZTE
8 3 (2.40%) Nokia Networks
8 3 (2.40%) Siemens
8 3 (2.40%) Telindus
8 3 (2.40%) Virgin Media
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