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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 546 538 484
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -54
Contract jobs citing HND 61 44 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.084% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.59% 0.43% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 24
Average daily rate
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£300 £378 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.52% +19.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £509 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 10
Average hourly rate £32.00 £16.50 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.93% -43.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.62 £11.13 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.79 £22.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £16.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+118.18% -43.58%

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
10329 10256 8594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.07% 19.48% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5893 5990 4605
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 511 531 468
Average hourly rate £24.12 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.60% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -11 49 £300 -20.52% 48
South East -3 24 £275 -15.38% 12
London -2 11 £308 -39.70% 9
Surrey +11 9 £275 - 1
Scotland -3 9 £248 - 8
Berkshire -4 7 - - 3
Guildford - 5 £275 -
Edinburgh - 5 £325 - 3
Reading +9 4 - - 2
Buckinghamshire +1 4 £400 +23.07%
North West -18 4 £300 +55.84% 3
Hampshire - 4 £210 - 2
South West +10 3 - - 5
Milton Keynes +2 3 £400 +23.07%
Manchester -9 3 £300 +50.00% 3
Glasgow -9 3 - - 2
West Midlands -10 3 - - 11
City of London +9 2 £350 -31.37% 2
East of England +5 2 £450 - 4
Cambridgeshire +1 2 £450 - 1
East Midlands -10 2 £410 - 3
Larne - 2 - -
Newbury - 2 - -
Camberley - 2 - -
County Antrim - 2 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 1
Bristol -1 1 - - 3
Cambridge -1 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire -6 1 - - 1
Prestwick - 1 £170 -

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 103 (56.28%) Degree
2 65 (35.52%) Telecoms
3 61 (33.33%) HNC
4 49 (26.78%) SQL
5 36 (19.67%) Windows
6 35 (19.13%) Linux
6 35 (19.13%) Project Management
7 31 (16.94%) Microsoft
8 28 (15.30%) Analytical Skills
9 27 (14.75%) Test Scripting
9 27 (14.75%) Software Engineering
10 26 (14.21%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (14.21%) Java
11 25 (13.66%) ITIL
11 25 (13.66%) MS Excel
11 25 (13.66%) Security Cleared
11 25 (13.66%) V-Model
11 25 (13.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 23 (12.57%) Waterfall
13 22 (12.02%) Selenium
13 22 (12.02%) Software Testing
13 22 (12.02%) Finance
14 21 (11.48%) ISEB
14 21 (11.48%) Radio Access Network
15 20 (10.93%) Test Planning
15 20 (10.93%) Git (software)
15 20 (10.93%) Team Foundation Server
15 20 (10.93%) PRINCE2
15 20 (10.93%) Eclipse
15 20 (10.93%) XML

HND
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 7 (3.83%) MS Exchange
1 7 (3.83%) Lync
2 5 (2.73%) CMS
2 5 (2.73%) IIS
2 5 (2.73%) Immediacy CMS
3 4 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (2.19%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.09%) JBoss
5 1 (0.55%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 25 (13.66%) MS Excel
2 19 (10.38%) MS Office
3 12 (6.56%) Photoshop
4 9 (4.92%) MS Project
5 8 (4.37%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (3.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (2.19%) InDesign
8 2 (1.09%) Windchill
9 1 (0.55%) FrameMaker
9 1 (0.55%) CorelDRAW
9 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.55%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.55%) Simulink
9 1 (0.55%) Stateflow
9 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.55%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 7 (3.83%) Oracle Cash Management
2 4 (2.19%) Exstream
3 2 (1.09%) SAP R/3
3 2 (1.09%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.55%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.55%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.55%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.55%) Primavera
4 1 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.55%) Remedy AR System
Communications & Networking
1 21 (11.48%) Radio Access Network
2 17 (9.29%) 3G
2 17 (9.29%) 2G
3 16 (8.74%) LTE
4 10 (5.46%) 4G
5 7 (3.83%) TCP/IP
6 6 (3.28%) Wireshark
6 6 (3.28%) DNS
6 6 (3.28%) VoIP
6 6 (3.28%) LAN
6 6 (3.28%) Firewall
7 5 (2.73%) WAN
7 5 (2.73%) DHCP
7 5 (2.73%) VPN
7 5 (2.73%) Structured Cabling
8 4 (2.19%) HSRP
8 4 (2.19%) BGP
8 4 (2.19%) MPLS
8 4 (2.19%) OSPF
9 3 (1.64%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.37%) MS Access
2 5 (2.73%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.09%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.55%) MySQL
4 1 (0.55%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (12.02%) Selenium
2 20 (10.93%) Git (software)
2 20 (10.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (10.93%) Eclipse
3 6 (3.28%) WebDriver
4 5 (2.73%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.73%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (1.64%) JMeter
5 3 (1.64%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.09%) QUnit
6 2 (1.09%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.09%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (1.09%) Checkstyle
6 2 (1.09%) Ant
6 2 (1.09%) JUnit
6 2 (1.09%) Subversion
7 1 (0.55%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.55%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 65 (35.52%) Telecoms
2 22 (12.02%) Finance
3 11 (6.01%) Electronics
4 5 (2.73%) Back Office
4 5 (2.73%) Military
4 5 (2.73%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.64%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.64%) Legal
5 3 (1.64%) Banking
6 2 (1.09%) Marketing
6 2 (1.09%) Billing
7 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.55%) Automotive
7 1 (0.55%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 32 (17.49%) Developer
2 16 (8.74%) Project Manager
3 14 (7.65%) Analyst
3 14 (7.65%) AWS Developer
3 14 (7.65%) RAN Engineer
4 11 (6.01%) Support Engineer
5 9 (4.92%) Business Analyst
5 9 (4.92%) Designer
6 7 (3.83%) Design Engineer
6 7 (3.83%) RAN Configuration Engineer
6 7 (3.83%) Configuration Engineer
7 6 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (3.28%) Software Engineer
7 6 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (2.73%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (2.73%) Web Developer
8 5 (2.73%) Network Engineer
8 5 (2.73%) Architect
8 5 (2.73%) Tester
8 5 (2.73%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.93%) XML
2 10 (5.46%) CSS
2 10 (5.46%) HTML
3 8 (4.37%) Web Services
4 7 (3.83%) .NET
5 6 (3.28%) jQuery
5 6 (3.28%) SOAP
6 5 (2.73%) XHTML
6 5 (2.73%) Flash
6 5 (2.73%) ASP.NET
6 5 (2.73%) WCF
6 5 (2.73%) .NET Framework
6 5 (2.73%) Entity Framework
6 5 (2.73%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.19%) Razor View Engine
7 4 (2.19%) CSS3
7 4 (2.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (2.19%) HTML5
8 3 (1.64%) Hibernate
8 3 (1.64%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.30%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.01%) Computer Science
3 10 (5.46%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.19%) PKI
4 4 (2.19%) W3C
5 3 (1.64%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.64%) Statistics
5 3 (1.64%) User Experience
6 2 (1.09%) CCTV
6 2 (1.09%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.09%) Economics
7 1 (0.55%) GIS
7 1 (0.55%) Handset
7 1 (0.55%) Open Source
7 1 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.55%) Life Science
7 1 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.55%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 36 (19.67%) Windows
2 35 (19.13%) Linux
3 8 (4.37%) UNIX
4 6 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.19%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.64%) Android
8 2 (1.09%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (19.13%) Project Management
2 27 (14.75%) Test Scripting
2 27 (14.75%) Software Engineering
3 26 (14.21%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (13.66%) ITIL
4 25 (13.66%) V-Model
5 23 (12.57%) Waterfall
6 22 (12.02%) Software Testing
7 20 (10.93%) Test Planning
7 20 (10.93%) PRINCE2
7 20 (10.93%) Validation
8 17 (9.29%) TDD
9 16 (8.74%) Service Delivery
10 15 (8.20%) BDD
10 15 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
10 15 (8.20%) Change Management
11 9 (4.92%) Migration
12 8 (4.37%) CRM
13 7 (3.83%) MVC
13 7 (3.83%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 49 (26.78%) SQL
2 26 (14.21%) Java
3 15 (8.20%) Perl
4 10 (5.46%) C#
5 7 (3.83%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.28%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.73%) C
8 4 (2.19%) VB
9 2 (1.09%) Ruby
9 2 (1.09%) Python
9 2 (1.09%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.09%) VBA
10 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.55%) C++
10 1 (0.55%) PHP
10 1 (0.55%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.55%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 103 (56.28%) Degree
2 61 (33.33%) HNC
3 25 (13.66%) Security Cleared
3 25 (13.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 21 (11.48%) ISEB
5 18 (9.84%) SC Cleared
6 17 (9.29%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (8.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 12 (6.56%) CCNP
9 10 (5.46%) DV Cleared
9 10 (5.46%) CCNA
10 6 (3.28%) CITP
10 6 (3.28%) APMP
11 5 (2.73%) ISTQB
11 5 (2.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 3 (1.64%) GNVQ
12 3 (1.64%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
13 2 (1.09%) OCMJD
13 2 (1.09%) SAP Certification
13 2 (1.09%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.01%) SLA
1 11 (6.01%) QA
2 2 (1.09%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.55%) GAAP
3 1 (0.55%) BS7799
System Software
1 12 (6.56%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.09%) VMware Server
3 2 (1.09%) vSphere
4 1 (0.55%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.55%) NDS
4 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.55%) XenApp
4 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.55%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 7 (3.83%) NSN NetAct
2 5 (2.73%) WSUS
3 4 (2.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (2.19%) SCCM
3 4 (2.19%) SCOM
3 4 (2.19%) SCVMM
3 4 (2.19%) NetBackup
3 4 (2.19%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 31 (16.94%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.29%) Ericsson
3 16 (8.74%) Oracle
4 13 (7.10%) Adobe
4 13 (7.10%) Cisco
5 12 (6.56%) VMware
6 8 (4.37%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 8 (4.37%) SAP
7 7 (3.83%) Nokia
7 7 (3.83%) Nortel
8 6 (3.28%) HP
9 4 (2.19%) F5
9 4 (2.19%) Sophos
9 4 (2.19%) Veritas
10 2 (1.09%) Endeca
10 2 (1.09%) hybris
10 2 (1.09%) Sun
10 2 (1.09%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.09%) McAfee
11 1 (0.55%) NEC
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Connectus
Rate: £27.44 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
First Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 11 days ago