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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 507 560 473
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -87
Contract jobs citing HND 95 44 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.078% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.88% 0.40% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 13 22
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £215 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £495 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +19.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 17
Average hourly rate £39.50 £22.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.55% -8.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.26 £11.20 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.32 £23.40 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.15 £22.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+100.64% -8.16%

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
10845 10977 8716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.37% 19.53% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6162 6214 4627
Average daily rate £390 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 512 550 477
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 £12.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +51 83 £400 +9.58% 55
South East +25 47 £375 +30.43% 13
London +11 15 £285 -24.00% 13
Berkshire +6 15 £375 - 5
Surrey +16 14 £275 - 1
Guildford +13 11 £275 -
Buckinghamshire +1 11 £400 -15.78% 1
North West -6 10 £675 - 7
Reading +3 8 £375 - 4
Milton Keynes -2 6 £400 -
Scotland -10 6 £248 - 3
Hampshire -9 5 £250 -16.66% 3
Merseyside - 5 £688 -
Edinburgh - 5 £325 - 1
Liverpool - 5 £688 -
East of England +11 4 £525 - 6
South West +5 3 £493 +5.91% 4
Cambridgeshire +5 3 £525 - 1
Bristol +1 3 £493 +14.53% 1
Lancashire - 3 £400 - 1
East Midlands -1 2 £410 - 4
West Midlands -9 2 - - 4
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
County Antrim - 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 £405 -
Croydon -1 1 £475 +72.72%
Manchester -9 1 £675 - 3
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
Huntingdon - 1 £450 -
Warwick - 1 - -

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (57.22%) Degree
2 63 (35.00%) Telecoms
3 58 (32.22%) HNC
4 50 (27.78%) SQL
5 41 (22.78%) Project Management
6 35 (19.44%) Linux
7 34 (18.89%) Windows
8 32 (17.78%) Microsoft
9 29 (16.11%) MS Excel
10 28 (15.56%) Java
10 28 (15.56%) Test Scripting
11 27 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
11 27 (15.00%) Software Engineering
12 26 (14.44%) V-Model
12 26 (14.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 26 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
13 24 (13.33%) Waterfall
14 23 (12.78%) Security Cleared
14 23 (12.78%) Selenium
14 23 (12.78%) Software Testing
15 22 (12.22%) Validation
15 22 (12.22%) ITIL
15 22 (12.22%) ISEB
16 21 (11.67%) Eclipse
16 21 (11.67%) XML
16 21 (11.67%) Git (software)
16 21 (11.67%) Test Planning
16 21 (11.67%) Radio Access Network
17 20 (11.11%) MS Office
17 20 (11.11%) Finance

HND
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (2.78%) IIS
1 5 (2.78%) SharePoint
1 5 (2.78%) MS Exchange
1 5 (2.78%) CMS
1 5 (2.78%) Immediacy CMS
1 5 (2.78%) Lync
2 2 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (1.11%) JBoss
3 1 (0.56%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.56%) Drupal
3 1 (0.56%) WordPress
3 1 (0.56%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 29 (16.11%) MS Excel
2 20 (11.11%) MS Office
3 12 (6.67%) Photoshop
4 9 (5.00%) MS Project
5 8 (4.44%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (3.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (2.22%) InDesign
7 4 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.56%) Solid Edge
8 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.56%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.56%) Simulink
8 1 (0.56%) Stateflow
8 1 (0.56%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.56%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 7 (3.89%) Oracle Cash Management
2 4 (2.22%) Primavera
2 4 (2.22%) Exstream
3 2 (1.11%) SAP MDM
3 2 (1.11%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.56%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.56%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.56%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.56%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (11.67%) Radio Access Network
2 17 (9.44%) 3G
2 17 (9.44%) 2G
3 16 (8.89%) LTE
4 10 (5.56%) 4G
5 6 (3.33%) Wireshark
5 6 (3.33%) Firewall
5 6 (3.33%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.33%) VoIP
6 5 (2.78%) LAN
7 4 (2.22%) WAN
7 4 (2.22%) VPN
7 4 (2.22%) DNS
7 4 (2.22%) MPLS
7 4 (2.22%) OSPF
7 4 (2.22%) BGP
7 4 (2.22%) HSRP
7 4 (2.22%) Structured Cabling
8 3 (1.67%) SGSN
8 3 (1.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.56%) MS Access
2 5 (2.78%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.11%) SAP BW
3 2 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.11%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 23 (12.78%) Selenium
2 21 (11.67%) Git (software)
2 21 (11.67%) Eclipse
3 19 (10.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (3.33%) WebDriver
5 5 (2.78%) Dreamweaver
5 5 (2.78%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.67%) JMeter
6 3 (1.67%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.11%) QUnit
7 2 (1.11%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.11%) Subversion
7 2 (1.11%) Checkstyle
7 2 (1.11%) Ant
7 2 (1.11%) JUnit
8 1 (0.56%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.56%) Wise Package Studio
8 1 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
General
1 63 (35.00%) Telecoms
2 20 (11.11%) Finance
3 11 (6.11%) Electronics
4 5 (2.78%) Multimedia
5 4 (2.22%) Military
5 4 (2.22%) Back Office
6 3 (1.67%) Legal
6 3 (1.67%) Banking
6 3 (1.67%) Marketing
7 2 (1.11%) Billing
8 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 35 (19.44%) Developer
2 16 (8.89%) Project Manager
3 15 (8.33%) AWS Developer
4 14 (7.78%) RAN Engineer
5 9 (5.00%) Designer
6 8 (4.44%) Analyst
6 8 (4.44%) Support Engineer
7 7 (3.89%) Design Engineer
7 7 (3.89%) Configuration Engineer
7 7 (3.89%) RAN Configuration Engineer
8 6 (3.33%) IP Engineer
8 6 (3.33%) Web Developer
8 6 (3.33%) Network Engineer
8 6 (3.33%) Software Developer
9 5 (2.78%) Tester
9 5 (2.78%) Software Engineer
9 5 (2.78%) Project Engineer
9 5 (2.78%) Senior Tester
9 5 (2.78%) Automation Tester
9 5 (2.78%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.67%) XML
2 11 (6.11%) HTML
2 11 (6.11%) CSS
3 9 (5.00%) .NET
4 8 (4.44%) Web Services
5 6 (3.33%) SOAP
6 5 (2.78%) ASP.NET
6 5 (2.78%) Flash
6 5 (2.78%) XHTML
6 5 (2.78%) .NET Framework
6 5 (2.78%) WCF
6 5 (2.78%) jQuery
6 5 (2.78%) HTML5
6 5 (2.78%) Entity Framework
6 5 (2.78%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (2.22%) CSS3
7 4 (2.22%) Razor View Engine
8 3 (1.67%) Application Packaging
8 3 (1.67%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.89%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.22%) Economics
4 4 (2.22%) W3C
4 4 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (1.67%) User Experience
6 2 (1.11%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.11%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.11%) PKI
6 2 (1.11%) CCTV
7 1 (0.56%) GIS
7 1 (0.56%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.56%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.56%) Life Science
7 1 (0.56%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.56%) Open Source
7 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 35 (19.44%) Linux
2 34 (18.89%) Windows
3 8 (4.44%) UNIX
4 6 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.11%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.11%) Android
6 2 (1.11%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (22.78%) Project Management
2 28 (15.56%) Test Scripting
3 27 (15.00%) Software Engineering
3 27 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (14.44%) V-Model
5 24 (13.33%) Waterfall
6 23 (12.78%) Software Testing
7 22 (12.22%) ITIL
7 22 (12.22%) Validation
8 21 (11.67%) Test Planning
9 19 (10.56%) PRINCE2
10 18 (10.00%) TDD
11 17 (9.44%) Change Management
12 16 (8.89%) Service Delivery
12 16 (8.89%) BDD
13 14 (7.78%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (5.00%) MVC
15 8 (4.44%) CRM
16 7 (3.89%) Risk Assessment
16 7 (3.89%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 50 (27.78%) SQL
2 28 (15.56%) Java
3 15 (8.33%) Perl
4 10 (5.56%) C#
5 8 (4.44%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.33%) T-SQL
6 6 (3.33%) VB
7 3 (1.67%) C
8 2 (1.11%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.11%) VBA
8 2 (1.11%) Python
8 2 (1.11%) Ruby
9 1 (0.56%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.56%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.56%) PHP
9 1 (0.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 103 (57.22%) Degree
2 58 (32.22%) HNC
3 26 (14.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 23 (12.78%) Security Cleared
5 22 (12.22%) ISEB
6 18 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (9.44%) SC Cleared
8 15 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 12 (6.67%) CCNP
10 11 (6.11%) CCNA
11 9 (5.00%) DV Cleared
12 6 (3.33%) CITP
12 6 (3.33%) APMP
13 5 (2.78%) ISTQB
13 5 (2.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 3 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (1.67%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
14 3 (1.67%) GNVQ
15 2 (1.11%) SAP Certification
15 2 (1.11%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.11%) SLA
1 11 (6.11%) QA
2 4 (2.22%) BS7799
3 2 (1.11%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.56%) GAAP
System Software
1 10 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.11%) vSphere
3 2 (1.11%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.56%) NDS
4 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.56%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.56%) XenApp
4 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (3.89%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (2.22%) SCCM
3 3 (1.67%) WSUS
4 2 (1.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.11%) SCOM
4 2 (1.11%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.11%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.11%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 32 (17.78%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.00%) Oracle
3 17 (9.44%) Ericsson
4 13 (7.22%) Adobe
5 12 (6.67%) Cisco
5 12 (6.67%) VMware
6 10 (5.56%) SAP
7 8 (4.44%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 7 (3.89%) Nokia
8 7 (3.89%) Nortel
9 6 (3.33%) HP
10 4 (2.22%) F5
11 2 (1.11%) hybris
11 2 (1.11%) Endeca
11 2 (1.11%) McAfee
11 2 (1.11%) Sophos
11 2 (1.11%) Sun
11 2 (1.11%) Veritas
11 2 (1.11%) CheckPoint
12 1 (0.56%) TIBCO
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
The Royal College of General Practitioners
Rate: Up to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £19.36 - £25.00 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
England
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £1 - £10000 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
Edinburgh
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago