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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 525 510 444
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -66
Contract jobs citing HND 65 63 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.63% 0.69% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 36
Average daily rate
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£325 £318 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £256 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £394 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £295
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 22
Average hourly rate £21.50 £13.64 £14.17
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.62% -3.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £38.65 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £12.54 £12.79
% change year-on-year
+71.45% -1.97%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10372 9089 9867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.98% 17.77% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5829 4872 5102
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £526 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 499 614
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.78 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -1 53 £340 +4.61% 58
South East +5 22 £325 -10.95% 14
London +3 10 £325 -28.17% 6
Buckinghamshire +3 9 £363 -0.68% 3
Scotland -20 9 - - 4
Milton Keynes +6 8 £363 -1.36% 3
South West -36 8 £450 +45.16% 12
Berkshire -1 7 - -
East of England -10 7 £338 - 8
Reading +1 5 - -
West Midlands -11 5 £175 - 4
Glasgow -2 4 - - 2
Edinburgh - 4 - -
Gloucestershire - 4 £500 - 5
Surrey -4 3 - -
Bristol -25 3 £450 +41.73% 6
Ipswich - 3 - - 2
Hampshire - 3 £290 - 6
Suffolk - 3 - - 2
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 £175 - 1
City of London +26 1 £510 -2.85% 2
Dorset +5 1 £340 -20.00%
Merseyside +1 1 - -
Warwickshire -6 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire -9 1 £400 -
North West -11 1 - - 1
Winchester - 1 £290 -
Portsmouth - 1 £170 - 1
Fife - 1 - - 1

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (60.95%) Degree
2 41 (39.05%) HNC
3 27 (25.71%) Microsoft
3 27 (25.71%) Project Management
4 22 (20.95%) Finance
5 19 (18.10%) Computer Science
6 18 (17.14%) Telecoms
7 17 (16.19%) Management Information System
7 17 (16.19%) MS Office
7 17 (16.19%) Security Cleared
8 16 (15.24%) SQL
8 16 (15.24%) MS Excel
9 15 (14.29%) SC Cleared
10 13 (12.38%) PRINCE2
10 13 (12.38%) Software Engineering
11 11 (10.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 11 (10.48%) Oracle
12 10 (9.52%) C
12 10 (9.52%) MS Project
12 10 (9.52%) ISEB
12 10 (9.52%) Electronics
12 10 (9.52%) Cyber Security
13 9 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (8.57%) QA
13 9 (8.57%) Windows
14 8 (7.62%) SAP
14 8 (7.62%) ITIL
14 8 (7.62%) Java
14 8 (7.62%) Software Testing
14 8 (7.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

HND
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (1.90%) SAS
2 1 (0.95%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (16.19%) MS Office
2 16 (15.24%) MS Excel
3 10 (9.52%) MS Project
4 6 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.90%) Windchill
5 2 (1.90%) CATIA
6 1 (0.95%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.95%) NASTRAN
6 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.95%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.95%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (0.95%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.71%) 3G
2 5 (4.76%) Wireless
3 4 (3.81%) 2G
3 4 (3.81%) Firewall
3 4 (3.81%) LTE
4 3 (2.86%) 4G
5 2 (1.90%) LDAP
5 2 (1.90%) SSL
5 2 (1.90%) DNS
5 2 (1.90%) LAN
5 2 (1.90%) TETRA
5 2 (1.90%) Network Security
5 2 (1.90%) VoLTE
6 1 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.95%) NAS
6 1 (0.95%) VSAT
6 1 (0.95%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.95%) HSRP
6 1 (0.95%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.95%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.81%) Big Data
2 3 (2.86%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.90%) OLAP
3 2 (1.90%) MySQL
3 2 (1.90%) Star Schema
3 2 (1.90%) MS Access
3 2 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.90%) Oracle OLAP
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.90%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.90%) Xcelsius
4 1 (0.95%) QlikView
4 1 (0.95%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.95%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 5 (4.76%) Selenium
2 2 (1.90%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.95%) Axure RP
General
1 22 (20.95%) Finance
2 18 (17.14%) Telecoms
3 10 (9.52%) Electronics
4 4 (3.81%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.81%) Banking
4 4 (3.81%) Retail
4 4 (3.81%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.86%) Marketing
5 3 (2.86%) Legal
6 2 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.90%) Back Office
6 2 (1.90%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.95%) Avionics
7 1 (0.95%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.95%) Automotive
7 1 (0.95%) Law
7 1 (0.95%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (13.33%) Project Manager
2 9 (8.57%) Design Engineer
2 9 (8.57%) Analyst
3 8 (7.62%) Test Engineer
4 6 (5.71%) Developer
4 6 (5.71%) Java Engineer
5 5 (4.76%) Junior
6 4 (3.81%) Tester
6 4 (3.81%) Administrator
6 4 (3.81%) Support Engineer
6 4 (3.81%) Junior Tester
6 4 (3.81%) UAT Tester
6 4 (3.81%) Test Leader
7 3 (2.86%) IP Engineer
7 3 (2.86%) Project Administrator
7 3 (2.86%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (2.86%) Incident Manager
7 3 (2.86%) Quality Engineer
7 3 (2.86%) Senior Manager
8 2 (1.90%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.67%) .NET
2 4 (3.81%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.90%) HTML
3 2 (1.90%) CSS
3 2 (1.90%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (1.90%) jQuery
4 1 (0.95%) HTML5
4 1 (0.95%) LESS
4 1 (0.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.95%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.95%) Zend Framework
4 1 (0.95%) Spring
4 1 (0.95%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.95%) JSP
4 1 (0.95%) Web Services
4 1 (0.95%) XML
4 1 (0.95%) XHTML
4 1 (0.95%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.10%) Computer Science
2 17 (16.19%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.71%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (2.86%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.90%) Equities
5 2 (1.90%) FMCG
6 1 (0.95%) Open Source
6 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.95%) Motion Graphics
6 1 (0.95%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.95%) Physics
6 1 (0.95%) CMDB
6 1 (0.95%) DTV
6 1 (0.95%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.57%) Windows
2 5 (4.76%) UNIX
2 5 (4.76%) Linux
3 2 (1.90%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.95%) Android
4 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.95%) Windows NT
4 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.71%) Project Management
2 13 (12.38%) PRINCE2
2 13 (12.38%) Software Engineering
3 10 (9.52%) Cyber Security
4 9 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (7.62%) ITIL
5 8 (7.62%) Software Testing
6 7 (6.67%) Validation
6 7 (6.67%) Service Delivery
7 6 (5.71%) CAD
7 6 (5.71%) Six Sigma
7 6 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (5.71%) Scrum
7 6 (5.71%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (5.71%) Test Scripting
7 6 (5.71%) Network Management
7 6 (5.71%) V-Model
7 6 (5.71%) Information Assurance
8 5 (4.76%) Waterfall
8 5 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (15.24%) SQL
2 10 (9.52%) C
3 8 (7.62%) Java
4 6 (5.71%) C++
4 6 (5.71%) Python
5 5 (4.76%) Perl
6 4 (3.81%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.81%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.86%) VB
8 2 (1.90%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.90%) PHP
8 2 (1.90%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.90%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.90%) C#
8 2 (1.90%) AWK
8 2 (1.90%) C-shell
9 1 (0.95%) VBA
9 1 (0.95%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 64 (60.95%) Degree
2 41 (39.05%) HNC
3 17 (16.19%) Security Cleared
4 15 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 11 (10.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 10 (9.52%) ISEB
7 8 (7.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (5.71%) Chartered Engineer
8 6 (5.71%) DV Cleared
9 5 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (4.76%) CCNP
10 4 (3.81%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (2.86%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 2 (1.90%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.95%) CCVP
13 1 (0.95%) MCSE
13 1 (0.95%) CCNA
13 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.57%) QA
2 5 (4.76%) SLA
3 3 (2.86%) ISO 9000
4 2 (1.90%) GMP
5 1 (0.95%) DO-160
5 1 (0.95%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.95%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (1.90%) NDS
2 1 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.95%) XenApp
2 1 (0.95%) vSphere
2 1 (0.95%) Samba
Vendors
1 27 (25.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.48%) Oracle
3 8 (7.62%) SAP
4 4 (3.81%) Business Objects
4 4 (3.81%) Cisco
5 3 (2.86%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.90%) NEC
6 2 (1.90%) BMC
6 2 (1.90%) PTC
6 2 (1.90%) VMware
6 2 (1.90%) Minitab
6 2 (1.90%) F5
6 2 (1.90%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (0.95%) ANSYS
7 1 (0.95%) Zend
7 1 (0.95%) Blue Coat
7 1 (0.95%) SolidWorks
7 1 (0.95%) Unisys
7 1 (0.95%) Progress
7 1 (0.95%) Red Hat
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