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 23 January 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK
Rank 554 558 519
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -39
Contract jobs citing HND 33 72 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.69% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 32 40
Median daily rate £240 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.15% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £261 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £480 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £185 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
-43.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 8
Median hourly rate £27.00 £17.48 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.46% -0.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.10 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £44.40 £25.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £17.48 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+54.46% -20.54%

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
9134 10479 10312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.36% 20.97% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5831 6371 6019
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 494 487
Median hourly rate £28.58 £39.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.73% +110.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.54 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +110.52%

HND
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing HND as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -9 28 £260 -20.00% 37
South East +16 13 £220 -22.80% 9
Berkshire +27 9 £169 -21.51% 3
Reading +14 7 £169 -21.51% 1
North West +22 4 £163 -48.45% 4
East Midlands +5 4 - - 2
Nottingham - 4 - -
Nottinghamshire - 4 - - 2
Scotland +26 3 £185 +37.03% 1
London +9 3 £375 -16.66%
Hampshire +7 3 £320 -17.41% 2
Cheshire - 3 £163 - 2
Bristol 0 2 - - 1
South West -17 2 - - 4
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
Belfast - 2 - -
Macclesfield - 2 £163 -
Portsmouth - 2 - -
County Antrim - 2 - -
Surrey +17 1 - - 1
Lancashire +4 1 - -
Winchester -2 1 £320 -8.57%
Dundee -3 1 £185 +37.03%
Preston -4 1 - -
East of England -5 1 £350 -27.08% 5
Cambridgeshire -7 1 £350 -27.08% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £285 - 8
North East - 1 £285 - 9
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - - 1

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing HND also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for HND.

1 45 (63.38%) Degree
2 31 (43.66%) Microsoft
3 27 (38.03%) HNC
4 22 (30.99%) MS Excel
5 21 (29.58%) Telecoms
6 18 (25.35%) MS Office
6 18 (25.35%) Finance
7 16 (22.54%) SQL
7 16 (22.54%) Oracle
8 14 (19.72%) SQL Server
9 13 (18.31%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (14.08%) JavaScript
10 10 (14.08%) C#
10 10 (14.08%) Workflow
10 10 (14.08%) MS PowerPoint
11 9 (12.68%) Computer Science
11 9 (12.68%) .NET
12 8 (11.27%) Project Management
12 8 (11.27%) SAP
12 8 (11.27%) ASP.NET
12 8 (11.27%) Windows
12 8 (11.27%) Data Entry
12 8 (11.27%) Automated Testing
12 8 (11.27%) Cybersecurity
13 7 (9.86%) Software Engineering
13 7 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (9.86%) Java
14 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (8.45%) Web Services
14 6 (8.45%) PL/SQL

HND
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.63%) MS Exchange
1 4 (5.63%) SAS
1 4 (5.63%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.82%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.41%) Apache
3 1 (1.41%) CMS
3 1 (1.41%) Drupal
3 1 (1.41%) IIS
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.41%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (30.99%) MS Excel
2 18 (25.35%) MS Office
3 10 (14.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (5.63%) MS Project
5 2 (2.82%) Acrobat
5 2 (2.82%) AutoCAD
5 2 (2.82%) CorelDRAW
5 2 (2.82%) FrameMaker
6 1 (1.41%) Edge Animate
6 1 (1.41%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.63%) Office 365
1 4 (5.63%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.45%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (7.04%) 2G
2 5 (7.04%) 3G
2 5 (7.04%) 4G
2 5 (7.04%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.63%) Skype
3 4 (5.63%) Wireless
4 3 (4.23%) LTE
5 2 (2.82%) Bluetooth
5 2 (2.82%) WebEx
5 2 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.82%) ZigBee
6 1 (1.41%) DNS
6 1 (1.41%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.41%) HTTP
6 1 (1.41%) LAN
6 1 (1.41%) MPLS
6 1 (1.41%) OSPF
6 1 (1.41%) SNMP
6 1 (1.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.72%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (7.04%) Relational Database
3 5 (7.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (5.63%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (5.63%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
4 4 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (5.63%) OLAP
4 4 (5.63%) Oracle OLAP
4 4 (5.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (5.63%) Star Schema
5 3 (4.23%) GIS
6 1 (1.41%) MySQL
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.41%) QlikView
6 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (8.45%) MSTest
1 6 (8.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.82%) Selenium
2 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.41%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.41%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.41%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.41%) VectorCAST
General
1 21 (29.58%) Telecoms
2 18 (25.35%) Finance
3 5 (7.04%) Electronics
4 3 (4.23%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.82%) Legal
6 1 (1.41%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.41%) Automotive
6 1 (1.41%) Avionics
6 1 (1.41%) Back Office
6 1 (1.41%) Law
6 1 (1.41%) Local Government
6 1 (1.41%) Marketing
6 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (15.49%) Developer
2 9 (12.68%) Administrator
3 7 (9.86%) Junior
4 6 (8.45%) .NET Developer
4 6 (8.45%) Analyst
4 6 (8.45%) Project Manager
5 5 (7.04%) Consultant
5 5 (7.04%) Design Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Project Administrator
6 4 (5.63%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (5.63%) Author
6 4 (5.63%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 4 (5.63%) C# Developer
6 4 (5.63%) Coordinator
6 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Product Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) RAN Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Software Developer
6 4 (5.63%) Technical Author
6 4 (5.63%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.68%) .NET
2 8 (11.27%) ASP.NET
3 6 (8.45%) Entity Framework
3 6 (8.45%) WCF
3 6 (8.45%) Web Services
4 5 (7.04%) .NET Framework
4 5 (7.04%) HTML
4 5 (7.04%) XML
5 3 (4.23%) CSS
6 2 (2.82%) Middleware
6 2 (2.82%) SGML
7 1 (1.41%) Classic ASP
7 1 (1.41%) Django
7 1 (1.41%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (1.41%) Flash
7 1 (1.41%) jQuery
7 1 (1.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.41%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.68%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.04%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.82%) Statistics
5 1 (1.41%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.41%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.41%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.41%) FMCG
5 1 (1.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.27%) Windows
2 5 (7.04%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.23%) Unix
4 1 (1.41%) Android
4 1 (1.41%) Linux
4 1 (1.41%) NetWare
4 1 (1.41%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.31%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (14.08%) Workflow
3 8 (11.27%) Automated Testing
3 8 (11.27%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (11.27%) Data Entry
3 8 (11.27%) Project Management
4 7 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (9.86%) Software Engineering
5 6 (8.45%) Data Analysis
6 5 (7.04%) Analytics
6 5 (7.04%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (7.04%) ITIL
7 4 (5.63%) ETL
7 4 (5.63%) Process Improvement
7 4 (5.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (4.23%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.23%) Quality Management
8 3 (4.23%) Regression Testing
8 3 (4.23%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.23%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (22.54%) SQL
2 10 (14.08%) C#
2 10 (14.08%) JavaScript
3 7 (9.86%) Java
4 6 (8.45%) PL/SQL
5 5 (7.04%) VB
6 3 (4.23%) Perl
7 2 (2.82%) C
7 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.82%) Ruby
8 1 (1.41%) Ada
8 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.41%) Bourne shell
8 1 (1.41%) Korn
8 1 (1.41%) PHP
8 1 (1.41%) Python
8 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.41%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.41%) VB6
8 1 (1.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 45 (63.38%) Degree
2 27 (38.03%) HNC
3 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (7.04%) MCSE
4 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.63%) DV Cleared
5 4 (5.63%) MCSA
5 4 (5.63%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.82%) CCNA
6 2 (2.82%) CCNP
6 2 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.41%) Avaya Certification
7 1 (1.41%) ISEB
7 1 (1.41%) MCITP
7 1 (1.41%) MCTS
7 1 (1.41%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (1.41%) NVQ Level 4
7 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) QA
2 2 (2.82%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.41%) GMP
3 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.23%) Firmware
2 1 (1.41%) NFS
2 1 (1.41%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Intune
1 4 (5.63%) SCCM
2 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.41%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.41%) OpenView
Vendors
1 31 (43.66%) Microsoft
2 16 (22.54%) Oracle
3 8 (11.27%) SAP
4 6 (8.45%) Cisco
5 4 (5.63%) MicroStrategy
5 4 (5.63%) Teradata
6 3 (4.23%) Cramer
6 3 (4.23%) Forcepoint
6 3 (4.23%) Lumension
6 3 (4.23%) Mapinfo
7 2 (2.82%) EMC
7 2 (2.82%) HP
7 2 (2.82%) Virgin Media
8 1 (1.41%) Adobe
8 1 (1.41%) Avaya
8 1 (1.41%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.41%) Fidessa
8 1 (1.41%) Google
8 1 (1.41%) Red Box
8 1 (1.41%) TOWER Software
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