The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 543 469 465
Rank change year-on-year
-74 -4
Contract jobs citing HND 44 75 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 0.87% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 22 34
Average daily rate £375 £315 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £190 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £350 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £315 £258
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +22.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 13
Average hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.16% +13.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £9.80 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £41.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-8.16% +13.95%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10976 8669 10495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.50% 18.17% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6208 4593 5416
Average daily rate £375 £363 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 551 472 579
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -97 36 £365 +17.74% 52
South East -16 16 £288 -10.85% 8
London -21 7 £375 +97.36% 9
Berkshire -7 6 - - 3
Scotland -15 4 - - 5
Buckinghamshire -16 4 £475 +39.70%
East of England -25 4 - - 5
Reading - 4 - -
Glasgow +8 3 - - 1
Milton Keynes -15 3 - -
West Midlands -15 3 - - 6
South West -22 3 £465 +86.00% 9
Coventry -6 2 - - 2
Surrey -12 2 - - 2
City of London -14 2 - - 5
East Midlands - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 £500 - 2
Suffolk - 2 - - 3
Nottingham - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Ipswich - 2 - - 3
Hampshire 0 1 £300 -4.76% 2
Guildford -3 1 - - 1
Maidenhead -10 1 - -
Bristol -12 1 £430 - 2
Manchester -15 1 - - 3
North West -23 1 - - 11
Wales -24 1 £450 +44.00%
West Wales - 1 £450 -
North East - 1 - -

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 64 (59.81%) Degree
2 37 (34.58%) HNC
3 32 (29.91%) Telecoms
4 25 (23.36%) Project Management
5 24 (22.43%) Microsoft
6 21 (19.63%) Oracle
6 21 (19.63%) SLA
7 19 (17.76%) MS Excel
7 19 (17.76%) Finance
8 16 (14.95%) MS Office
8 16 (14.95%) 3G
9 15 (14.02%) ITIL
10 14 (13.08%) Computer Science
11 13 (12.15%) 2G
11 13 (12.15%) Ericsson
12 12 (11.21%) C
12 12 (11.21%) Management Information System
12 12 (11.21%) LTE
13 11 (10.28%) SQL
14 10 (9.35%) Linux
14 10 (9.35%) ETL
14 10 (9.35%) ATM
15 9 (8.41%) Windows
15 9 (8.41%) Business Development
15 9 (8.41%) MS PowerPoint
16 8 (7.48%) UNIX
16 8 (7.48%) Service Delivery
16 8 (7.48%) Change Management
16 8 (7.48%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (7.48%) Cyber Security

HND
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (3.74%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.80%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.93%) WinCC
3 1 (0.93%) IIS
3 1 (0.93%) Apache
3 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (17.76%) MS Excel
2 16 (14.95%) MS Office
3 9 (8.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.74%) MS Project
5 1 (0.93%) Simulink
5 1 (0.93%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.93%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.95%) 3G
2 13 (12.15%) 2G
3 12 (11.21%) LTE
4 10 (9.35%) ATM
5 7 (6.54%) LDAP
6 6 (5.61%) Firewall
7 4 (3.74%) RNC
7 4 (3.74%) DWDM
7 4 (3.74%) SSL
7 4 (3.74%) Network Security
8 3 (2.80%) 4G
8 3 (2.80%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (2.80%) WCDMA
8 3 (2.80%) HTTPS
8 3 (2.80%) HTTP
8 3 (2.80%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.80%) WiMAX
9 2 (1.87%) IPsec
9 2 (1.87%) Wireless
9 2 (1.87%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.61%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.67%) MySQL
2 5 (4.67%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.74%) Data Mart
3 4 (3.74%) Oracle OWB
3 4 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.87%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.93%) Big Data
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.93%) OLTP
5 1 (0.93%) MS Access
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Selenium
1 2 (1.87%) LabVIEW
1 2 (1.87%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 32 (29.91%) Telecoms
2 19 (17.76%) Finance
3 7 (6.54%) Electronics
4 5 (4.67%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.67%) Mandarin Language
5 4 (3.74%) Legal
5 4 (3.74%) Back Office
6 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.93%) Military
6 1 (0.93%) Advertising
6 1 (0.93%) Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (9.35%) Project Manager
1 10 (9.35%) Analyst
2 9 (8.41%) Design Engineer
3 8 (7.48%) Incident Manager
3 8 (7.48%) Test Engineer
4 5 (4.67%) Field Engineer
4 5 (4.67%) Support Engineer
4 5 (4.67%) Coordinator
4 5 (4.67%) Project Coordinator
5 4 (3.74%) OSS Engineer
5 4 (3.74%) RF Engineer
5 4 (3.74%) OSS Support Engineer
5 4 (3.74%) Site Engineer
6 3 (2.80%) Designer
6 3 (2.80%) Java Engineer
6 3 (2.80%) Service Analyst
6 3 (2.80%) Solutions Designer
6 3 (2.80%) Junior
6 3 (2.80%) Business Manager
6 3 (2.80%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.54%) J2EE
2 2 (1.87%) .NET
3 1 (0.93%) HTML
3 1 (0.93%) COM
3 1 (0.93%) CSS
3 1 (0.93%) Web Services
3 1 (0.93%) XHTML
3 1 (0.93%) jQuery
3 1 (0.93%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.93%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.08%) Computer Science
2 12 (11.21%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.74%) Derivative
4 3 (2.80%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.87%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.87%) CCTV
5 2 (1.87%) GIS
6 1 (0.93%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.93%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.93%) Firmware
6 1 (0.93%) Equities
6 1 (0.93%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.93%) CMDB
6 1 (0.93%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.35%) Linux
2 9 (8.41%) Windows
3 8 (7.48%) UNIX
4 6 (5.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.80%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.87%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (23.36%) Project Management
2 15 (14.02%) ITIL
3 10 (9.35%) ETL
4 9 (8.41%) Business Development
5 8 (7.48%) Service Delivery
5 8 (7.48%) Change Management
5 8 (7.48%) Cyber Security
6 7 (6.54%) CAD
6 7 (6.54%) PRINCE2
6 7 (6.54%) Project Planning
7 6 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (5.61%) Service Management
8 5 (4.67%) Data Entry
8 5 (4.67%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (4.67%) Workflow
9 4 (3.74%) Problem Management
9 4 (3.74%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (3.74%) Software Testing
9 4 (3.74%) Software Engineering
9 4 (3.74%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.21%) C
2 11 (10.28%) SQL
3 7 (6.54%) Perl
4 6 (5.61%) Java
5 4 (3.74%) Korn
5 4 (3.74%) C++
6 3 (2.80%) MATLAB
6 3 (2.80%) Python
7 2 (1.87%) VBA
8 1 (0.93%) C-shell
8 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.93%) R
8 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.93%) PHP
8 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.93%) AWK
Qualifications
1 64 (59.81%) Degree
2 37 (34.58%) HNC
3 8 (7.48%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (6.54%) Security Cleared
4 7 (6.54%) ISEB
5 6 (5.61%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (3.74%) Chartered Engineer
6 4 (3.74%) CCNP
6 4 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.87%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.87%) CCNA
7 2 (1.87%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
7 2 (1.87%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 2 (1.87%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.93%) MCSE
8 1 (0.93%) MCSA
8 1 (0.93%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (19.63%) SLA
2 4 (3.74%) ISO 9001
2 4 (3.74%) ISO 14001
3 3 (2.80%) QA
4 1 (0.93%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.93%) GAMP
4 1 (0.93%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.87%) Samba
3 1 (0.93%) XenApp
3 1 (0.93%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (3.74%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (0.93%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 24 (22.43%) Microsoft
2 21 (19.63%) Oracle
3 13 (12.15%) Ericsson
4 7 (6.54%) SAP
5 6 (5.61%) Red Hat
6 5 (4.67%) Cisco
7 4 (3.74%) Greenplum
7 4 (3.74%) Huawei
7 4 (3.74%) VMware
7 4 (3.74%) NEC
7 4 (3.74%) Business Objects
7 4 (3.74%) Nokia
7 4 (3.74%) Nortel
7 4 (3.74%) BEA
7 4 (3.74%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 4 (3.74%) Velocent
7 4 (3.74%) Cerion
8 3 (2.80%) F5
8 3 (2.80%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.80%) Mapinfo
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