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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 544 523 481
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -42
Contract jobs citing HND 71 46 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.088% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.62% 0.51% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 19 33
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£300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £229 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £408 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 £300 £238
% change year-on-year
-2.08% +26.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 16
Average hourly rate £26.25 £24.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -18.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £14.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £26.67 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £24.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -20.96%

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
11520 8966 10108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.06% 17.13% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6487 5099 5271
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 509 384 590
Average hourly rate £19.91 £18.43 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.01% -18.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -2 65 £300 - 65
South East +1 32 £250 -16.66% 15
Buckinghamshire - 15 £335 - 4
South West -27 11 £381 +47.62% 7
Hampshire -15 10 £220 -26.66% 5
Milton Keynes - 10 £390 - 2
East of England -16 8 £275 -8.48% 9
Bristol -19 8 £400 +33.33% 1
London +17 7 £300 -20.52% 3
Berkshire +3 5 £190 -26.92% 2
Suffolk - 5 - - 6
Reading +5 4 £190 -26.92% 1
Scotland -12 4 - - 2
West Midlands - 4 - - 7
Glasgow - 4 - -
Surrey +2 3 - - 3
North West -10 2 £250 -16.66% 14
Worcestershire - 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 £288 - 5
Norfolk - 2 £275 -
Coventry - 2 - - 2
Manchester - 2 £250 - 2
Portsmouth -3 1 £170 -
Gloucestershire -14 1 £225 - 2
Wiltshire -14 1 £340 +48.47% 2
Bedfordshire -19 1 - -
Newport - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £288 -
Guildford - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 - -

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 67 (52.76%) Degree
2 47 (37.01%) HNC
3 32 (25.20%) Project Management
4 30 (23.62%) Microsoft
5 25 (19.69%) Security Cleared
6 23 (18.11%) SQL
6 23 (18.11%) Finance
7 21 (16.54%) Windows
7 21 (16.54%) SC Cleared
8 19 (14.96%) MS Office
8 19 (14.96%) Telecoms
9 17 (13.39%) Service Delivery
9 17 (13.39%) Computer Science
10 16 (12.60%) PRINCE2
10 16 (12.60%) MS Excel
11 15 (11.81%) Oracle
11 15 (11.81%) Software Engineering
11 15 (11.81%) Management Information System
12 14 (11.02%) Java
12 14 (11.02%) MS Project
13 13 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (9.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 12 (9.45%) Test Scripting
15 11 (8.66%) QA
16 10 (7.87%) Selenium
16 10 (7.87%) Validation
16 10 (7.87%) .NET
16 10 (7.87%) DV Cleared
17 9 (7.09%) User Acceptance Testing
17 9 (7.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

HND
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (1.57%) SAS
2 1 (0.79%) TeamSite
2 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.79%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (0.79%) Drupal
2 1 (0.79%) MS Project Server
2 1 (0.79%) CMS
2 1 (0.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (14.96%) MS Office
2 16 (12.60%) MS Excel
3 14 (11.02%) MS Project
4 6 (4.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (3.15%) Windchill
5 4 (3.15%) MS Visio
5 4 (3.15%) AutoCAD
6 2 (1.57%) CATIA
7 1 (0.79%) NASTRAN
7 1 (0.79%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.79%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.79%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.79%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.79%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.30%) 3G
2 7 (5.51%) LTE
3 5 (3.94%) 2G
3 5 (3.94%) 4G
4 4 (3.15%) DVB
5 3 (2.36%) Telnet
5 3 (2.36%) GSM
5 3 (2.36%) Wireless
5 3 (2.36%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (1.57%) VoLTE
6 2 (1.57%) 3GPP
6 2 (1.57%) UMTS
6 2 (1.57%) Internet
7 1 (0.79%) SS7
7 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.79%) DNS
7 1 (0.79%) DHCP
7 1 (0.79%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.79%) LAN
7 1 (0.79%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.72%) MS Access
2 5 (3.94%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (3.15%) EDMS
4 3 (2.36%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.57%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.57%) Xcelsius
5 2 (1.57%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.57%) Big Data
5 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.57%) OLAP
5 2 (1.57%) MySQL
5 2 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.57%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.79%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.79%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.79%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 10 (7.87%) Selenium
2 4 (3.15%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.36%) JIRA
3 3 (2.36%) WatiN
3 3 (2.36%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.57%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.79%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.79%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.79%) Behat
General
1 23 (18.11%) Finance
2 19 (14.96%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.51%) Electronics
4 5 (3.94%) Banking
5 4 (3.15%) Retail
5 4 (3.15%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.15%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.15%) Marketing
6 3 (2.36%) Aerospace
6 3 (2.36%) Legal
7 2 (1.57%) Military
7 2 (1.57%) Back Office
7 2 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.79%) Automotive
8 1 (0.79%) Law
8 1 (0.79%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 24 (18.90%) Project Manager
2 15 (11.81%) Analyst
3 8 (6.30%) Design Engineer
3 8 (6.30%) Developer
4 7 (5.51%) Tester
4 7 (5.51%) Test Engineer
5 6 (4.72%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (4.72%) Service Analyst
5 6 (4.72%) Administrator
6 4 (3.15%) ICT Project Manager
6 4 (3.15%) Test Leader
6 4 (3.15%) Report Analyst
6 4 (3.15%) Support Engineer
6 4 (3.15%) Senior Test Engineer
6 4 (3.15%) Junior Tester
6 4 (3.15%) Project Administrator
6 4 (3.15%) Data Analyst
6 4 (3.15%) UAT Tester
6 4 (3.15%) Junior
6 4 (3.15%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.87%) .NET
2 7 (5.51%) XML
3 5 (3.94%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.36%) HTML
5 2 (1.57%) HTML5
5 2 (1.57%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (1.57%) CSS
6 1 (0.79%) JSP
6 1 (0.79%) Web Services
6 1 (0.79%) XSL
6 1 (0.79%) Zend Framework
6 1 (0.79%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.79%) JSON
6 1 (0.79%) Spring
6 1 (0.79%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.79%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.79%) LESS
6 1 (0.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.79%) REST
6 1 (0.79%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.39%) Computer Science
2 15 (11.81%) Management Information System
3 13 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.36%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.36%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.57%) FMCG
5 2 (1.57%) Open Source
5 2 (1.57%) Equities
5 2 (1.57%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.79%) GIS
6 1 (0.79%) DTV
6 1 (0.79%) PMI
6 1 (0.79%) Physics
6 1 (0.79%) STB
6 1 (0.79%) Motion Graphics
6 1 (0.79%) User Experience
6 1 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.54%) Windows
2 8 (6.30%) Linux
3 6 (4.72%) UNIX
4 3 (2.36%) Windows XP
4 3 (2.36%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.57%) Android
6 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.79%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (25.20%) Project Management
2 17 (13.39%) Service Delivery
3 16 (12.60%) PRINCE2
4 15 (11.81%) Software Engineering
5 12 (9.45%) Test Scripting
6 10 (7.87%) Validation
7 9 (7.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (7.09%) Six Sigma
7 9 (7.09%) Change Management
7 9 (7.09%) Software Testing
7 9 (7.09%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (6.30%) Workflow
8 8 (6.30%) Waterfall
8 8 (6.30%) V-Model
9 7 (5.51%) Test Planning
9 7 (5.51%) Cyber Security
9 7 (5.51%) Scrum
10 6 (4.72%) CAD
10 6 (4.72%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.11%) SQL
2 14 (11.02%) Java
3 8 (6.30%) C#
4 7 (5.51%) C
5 6 (4.72%) VB
6 5 (3.94%) PL/SQL
6 5 (3.94%) Perl
7 4 (3.15%) C++
7 4 (3.15%) Python
8 3 (2.36%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.36%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.57%) C-shell
9 2 (1.57%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.57%) AWK
9 2 (1.57%) PHP
9 2 (1.57%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.79%) Tcl
10 1 (0.79%) VBA
10 1 (0.79%) R
Qualifications
1 67 (52.76%) Degree
2 47 (37.01%) HNC
3 25 (19.69%) Security Cleared
4 21 (16.54%) SC Cleared
5 12 (9.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 10 (7.87%) DV Cleared
7 9 (7.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (7.09%) ISEB
8 6 (4.72%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (3.15%) MCP
9 4 (3.15%) CCNP
9 4 (3.15%) CCNA
9 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (3.15%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.36%) Chartered Engineer
11 2 (1.57%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
11 2 (1.57%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.79%) MCSE
12 1 (0.79%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.66%) QA
2 4 (3.15%) SLA
3 3 (2.36%) ISO 9000
4 2 (1.57%) GMP
4 2 (1.57%) BS7799
5 1 (0.79%) BS15000
5 1 (0.79%) GCP
5 1 (0.79%) DO-160
System Software
1 3 (2.36%) NDS
2 2 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 30 (23.62%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.81%) Oracle
3 9 (7.09%) SAP
4 4 (3.15%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 4 (3.15%) Business Objects
5 3 (2.36%) Primavera
5 3 (2.36%) Ericsson
5 3 (2.36%) Telerik
5 3 (2.36%) PTC
5 3 (2.36%) Tandberg
6 2 (1.57%) VMware
6 2 (1.57%) NEC
6 2 (1.57%) Cisco
6 2 (1.57%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.79%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.79%) Mapinfo
7 1 (0.79%) Remedy
7 1 (0.79%) Nokia
7 1 (0.79%) Lotus
7 1 (0.79%) Avaya
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NES Global Talent
Rate: negotiable on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
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Rate: £38 - £39 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcestershire
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Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West England
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
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Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
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Posted: 19 days ago
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Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago