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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 495 528 463
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -65
Contract jobs citing HND 104 42 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.081% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.99% 0.42% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 17 21
Average daily rate
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£400 £275 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £130 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £668 £500 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 22
Average hourly rate £39.50 £22.69 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.10% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.19 £16.48 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.85 £26.20 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £22.69 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+87.32% -17.50%

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
10555 10047 8332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.67% 19.35% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6006 5532 4420
Average daily rate £395 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 509 477
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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 +52 95 £400 +45.45% 61
South East +12 56 £325 +18.18% 12
Berkshire +9 22 £256 - 5
Surrey +20 17 £268 - 3
London +11 16 £350 +33.33% 10
Guildford +8 15 £268 - 1
Reading +9 12 £253 - 2
Buckinghamshire +4 11 £400 -
North West -4 11 £675 - 10
Milton Keynes -2 6 £400 -
Hampshire -7 5 £250 -16.66% 1
Liverpool - 5 £688 -
Merseyside - 5 £688 -
Scotland -6 4 £325 +8.33% 6
Lancashire - 4 £400 -
Edinburgh - 4 £325 - 1
East of England +8 3 £600 - 3
West Midlands -6 3 - - 7
South West -6 3 £493 -1.50% 4
Bristol - 3 £493 - 3
Warwickshire -1 2 - -
Warwick -3 2 - -
East Midlands -6 2 £410 - 6
Middlesex - 2 £405 -
North East -1 1 - - 1
Croydon -4 1 £475 +80.95%
Manchester -10 1 £675 - 6
Melrose - - - -
Luton - - - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 1

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 104 (56.22%) Degree
2 66 (35.68%) Telecoms
3 62 (33.51%) HNC
4 51 (27.57%) SQL
5 44 (23.78%) Project Management
6 38 (20.54%) Microsoft
7 34 (18.38%) Windows
8 33 (17.84%) Linux
9 31 (16.76%) MS Excel
10 28 (15.14%) Java
10 28 (15.14%) Test Scripting
11 27 (14.59%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (14.05%) Software Engineering
12 26 (14.05%) V-Model
12 26 (14.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 25 (13.51%) Security Cleared
14 24 (12.97%) Waterfall
14 24 (12.97%) Analytical Skills
15 23 (12.43%) Radio Access Network
15 23 (12.43%) Selenium
15 23 (12.43%) Software Testing
16 22 (11.89%) Validation
16 22 (11.89%) MS Office
16 22 (11.89%) ISEB
17 21 (11.35%) Eclipse
17 21 (11.35%) XML
17 21 (11.35%) ITIL
17 21 (11.35%) Oracle
17 21 (11.35%) PRINCE2
17 21 (11.35%) Git (software)

HND
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 5 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.16%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.16%) CMS
3 3 (1.62%) IIS
3 3 (1.62%) Immediacy CMS
4 2 (1.08%) WordPress
4 2 (1.08%) Lync
4 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.08%) Drupal
4 2 (1.08%) JBoss
4 2 (1.08%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.54%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.54%) Sitefinity
5 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 31 (16.76%) MS Excel
2 22 (11.89%) MS Office
3 12 (6.49%) MS Project
4 10 (5.41%) Photoshop
5 8 (4.32%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (3.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (2.16%) InDesign
9 1 (0.54%) CorelDRAW
9 1 (0.54%) FrameMaker
9 1 (0.54%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.54%) Simulink
9 1 (0.54%) Stateflow
9 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.54%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.54%) Solid Edge
9 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (3.78%) Oracle Cash Management
2 4 (2.16%) Exstream
3 2 (1.08%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.54%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (12.43%) Radio Access Network
2 19 (10.27%) 2G
2 19 (10.27%) 3G
3 18 (9.73%) LTE
4 12 (6.49%) 4G
5 6 (3.24%) Wireshark
5 6 (3.24%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.24%) Firewall
6 4 (2.16%) HSRP
6 4 (2.16%) Structured Cabling
6 4 (2.16%) VoIP
6 4 (2.16%) BGP
6 4 (2.16%) MPLS
6 4 (2.16%) OSPF
6 4 (2.16%) VPN
7 3 (1.62%) LAN
7 3 (1.62%) WAN
7 3 (1.62%) SGSN
8 2 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.08%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.57%) MS Access
2 5 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (2.70%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.54%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (12.43%) Selenium
2 21 (11.35%) Eclipse
2 21 (11.35%) Git (software)
3 19 (10.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (3.24%) WebDriver
5 3 (1.62%) JMeter
5 3 (1.62%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (1.62%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.62%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.08%) QUnit
6 2 (1.08%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.08%) Ant
6 2 (1.08%) JUnit
6 2 (1.08%) Checkstyle
6 2 (1.08%) Subversion
7 1 (0.54%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.54%) Wise Package Studio
7 1 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
General
1 66 (35.68%) Telecoms
2 18 (9.73%) Finance
3 10 (5.41%) Electronics
4 4 (2.16%) Back Office
5 3 (1.62%) Legal
5 3 (1.62%) Military
5 3 (1.62%) Banking
5 3 (1.62%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.62%) Marketing
6 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.54%) Automotive
6 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.54%) Billing
Job Titles
1 34 (18.38%) Developer
2 17 (9.19%) Project Manager
3 15 (8.11%) AWS Developer
4 14 (7.57%) RAN Engineer
5 12 (6.49%) Analyst
6 9 (4.86%) Designer
7 7 (3.78%) Design Engineer
7 7 (3.78%) Support Engineer
7 7 (3.78%) Configuration Engineer
7 7 (3.78%) RAN Configuration Engineer
8 6 (3.24%) IP Engineer
8 6 (3.24%) Software Developer
8 6 (3.24%) Data Analyst
8 6 (3.24%) Network Engineer
9 5 (2.70%) Report Analyst
9 5 (2.70%) Senior Tester
9 5 (2.70%) Project Engineer
9 5 (2.70%) Tester
9 5 (2.70%) Information Security Officer
9 5 (2.70%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.35%) XML
2 10 (5.41%) CSS
2 10 (5.41%) HTML
3 7 (3.78%) .NET
4 6 (3.24%) HTML5
4 6 (3.24%) Web Services
5 5 (2.70%) CSS3
6 4 (2.16%) SOAP
7 3 (1.62%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.62%) Flash
7 3 (1.62%) XHTML
7 3 (1.62%) JMS
7 3 (1.62%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.62%) jQuery
7 3 (1.62%) WCF
7 3 (1.62%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (1.62%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.08%) Razor View Engine
8 2 (1.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.97%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.32%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (2.16%) W3C
6 3 (1.62%) Economics
6 3 (1.62%) User Experience
7 2 (1.08%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.08%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.08%) GIS
8 1 (0.54%) Equities
8 1 (0.54%) PMI
8 1 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.54%) Life Science
8 1 (0.54%) PKI
8 1 (0.54%) CCTV
8 1 (0.54%) Open Source
8 1 (0.54%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.54%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 34 (18.38%) Windows
2 33 (17.84%) Linux
3 10 (5.41%) UNIX
4 4 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.62%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.08%) Android
6 2 (1.08%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (23.78%) Project Management
2 28 (15.14%) Test Scripting
3 27 (14.59%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (14.05%) Software Engineering
4 26 (14.05%) V-Model
5 24 (12.97%) Waterfall
6 23 (12.43%) Software Testing
7 22 (11.89%) Validation
8 21 (11.35%) ITIL
8 21 (11.35%) PRINCE2
8 21 (11.35%) Test Planning
9 20 (10.81%) Change Management
10 18 (9.73%) Service Delivery
10 18 (9.73%) TDD
11 16 (8.65%) BDD
12 13 (7.03%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (4.32%) Risk Assessment
14 7 (3.78%) MVC
14 7 (3.78%) Network Planning
15 6 (3.24%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 51 (27.57%) SQL
2 28 (15.14%) Java
3 17 (9.19%) Perl
4 9 (4.86%) VB
5 7 (3.78%) C#
5 7 (3.78%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.16%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.62%) C
8 2 (1.08%) VBA
8 2 (1.08%) PHP
8 2 (1.08%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.08%) Python
8 2 (1.08%) Ruby
9 1 (0.54%) AWK
9 1 (0.54%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.54%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.54%) C++
9 1 (0.54%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 104 (56.22%) Degree
2 62 (33.51%) HNC
3 26 (14.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 25 (13.51%) Security Cleared
5 22 (11.89%) ISEB
6 20 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (10.27%) SC Cleared
8 14 (7.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 14 (7.57%) CCNP
9 13 (7.03%) CCNA
10 10 (5.41%) DV Cleared
11 6 (3.24%) CITP
11 6 (3.24%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (2.70%) MCP
12 5 (2.70%) ISTQB
12 5 (2.70%) APMP
12 5 (2.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (1.62%) GNVQ
13 3 (1.62%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
14 2 (1.08%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.95%) SLA
1 11 (5.95%) QA
2 5 (2.70%) BS7799
3 2 (1.08%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (3.78%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.08%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.54%) NDS
4 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.54%) vSphere
4 1 (0.54%) XenApp
4 1 (0.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (3.78%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (1.08%) WSUS
2 2 (1.08%) SCCM
3 1 (0.54%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.54%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.54%) SCOM
3 1 (0.54%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 38 (20.54%) Microsoft
2 21 (11.35%) Oracle
3 17 (9.19%) Ericsson
4 11 (5.95%) Adobe
5 9 (4.86%) SAP
5 9 (4.86%) Cisco
6 8 (4.32%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 8 (4.32%) VMware
7 7 (3.78%) Primavera
7 7 (3.78%) Nokia
7 7 (3.78%) Nortel
8 4 (2.16%) F5
8 4 (2.16%) HP
9 2 (1.08%) hybris
9 2 (1.08%) Endeca
9 2 (1.08%) McAfee
9 2 (1.08%) Sun
10 1 (0.54%) NEC
10 1 (0.54%) AppSense
10 1 (0.54%) Citrix
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Intuition IT Solutions
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Integra People
Rate: Paid on Day rate good rates of pay
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £19.36 - £21.26 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago