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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 536 510 466
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -44
Contract jobs citing HND 65 65 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.62% 0.69% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 20 41
Average daily rate
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£340 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £228 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £427 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 25
Average hourly rate £22.00 £15.29 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.88% +1.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.38 £38.65 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £15.58 £13.34
% change year-on-year
+41.20% +16.83%

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
10416 9394 10251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.80% 17.66% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5899 5140 5257
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 491 640
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.85 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 20 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 20 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 20 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 -27 53 £350 +12.90% 84
South East +6 18 £308 -9.55% 14
South West -34 11 £450 +75.43% 28
Buckinghamshire +10 9 £400 +17.64% 1
London +6 9 £325 -14.47% 10
East of England -9 9 £338 - 8
Scotland -15 8 - - 3
Milton Keynes +12 7 £410 +10.81% 1
Bristol -18 7 £450 +41.73% 9
Berkshire +3 6 - - 1
West Midlands -10 4 £175 - 4
Suffolk - 4 - - 6
Edinburgh - 4 - -
Reading +10 3 - -
Glasgow -11 3 - -
Gloucestershire - 3 £500 - 14
Hampshire - 3 £290 - 6
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Ipswich - 2 - - 4
Dorset +1 1 £340 -20.00%
Merseyside -4 1 - - 2
Warwickshire -6 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire -7 1 £400 - 1
South Wales -8 1 - - 3
Wales -11 1 - - 9
North West -11 1 - - 11
Fife - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £288 - 4
Nottinghamshire - 1 £288 - 2
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 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 66 (60.55%) Degree
2 42 (38.53%) HNC
3 27 (24.77%) Microsoft
3 27 (24.77%) Project Management
4 22 (20.18%) Finance
5 19 (17.43%) SQL
6 18 (16.51%) Management Information System
6 18 (16.51%) Computer Science
6 18 (16.51%) Security Cleared
7 17 (15.60%) MS Office
8 15 (13.76%) Telecoms
8 15 (13.76%) MS Excel
8 15 (13.76%) SC Cleared
9 14 (12.84%) Software Engineering
10 12 (11.01%) PRINCE2
10 12 (11.01%) Windows
11 11 (10.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 11 (10.09%) QA
12 10 (9.17%) Electronics
12 10 (9.17%) MS Project
12 10 (9.17%) Java
12 10 (9.17%) ISEB
12 10 (9.17%) Cyber Security
13 9 (8.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (8.26%) C
13 9 (8.26%) .NET
13 9 (8.26%) Oracle
13 9 (8.26%) Validation
13 9 (8.26%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (7.34%) Test Scripting

HND
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 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 (1.83%) SAS
2 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (15.60%) MS Office
2 15 (13.76%) MS Excel
3 10 (9.17%) MS Project
4 6 (5.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (3.67%) Windchill
6 2 (1.83%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.83%) AutoCAD
6 2 (1.83%) CATIA
7 1 (0.92%) NASTRAN
7 1 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.92%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.92%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Teamcenter
1 1 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.92%) Remedy AR System
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.50%) 3G
2 4 (3.67%) Wireless
2 4 (3.67%) 2G
2 4 (3.67%) LTE
3 3 (2.75%) 4G
4 2 (1.83%) VoLTE
4 2 (1.83%) Internet
4 2 (1.83%) TETRA
4 2 (1.83%) DVB
4 2 (1.83%) LAN
5 1 (0.92%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.92%) WAN
5 1 (0.92%) DHCP
5 1 (0.92%) DNS
5 1 (0.92%) SSL
5 1 (0.92%) Telnet
5 1 (0.92%) Firewall
5 1 (0.92%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.92%) SGSN
5 1 (0.92%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.67%) Big Data
2 3 (2.75%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.83%) OLAP
3 2 (1.83%) MS Access
3 2 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.83%) EDMS
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.83%) Oracle OLAP
3 2 (1.83%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.83%) MySQL
3 2 (1.83%) Star Schema
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.83%) Xcelsius
4 1 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.92%) SAP BI
4 1 (0.92%) QlikView
4 1 (0.92%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (6.42%) Selenium
2 2 (1.83%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.83%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.92%) JIRA
3 1 (0.92%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.92%) WatiN
3 1 (0.92%) Axure RP
General
1 22 (20.18%) Finance
2 15 (13.76%) Telecoms
3 10 (9.17%) Electronics
4 4 (3.67%) Banking
4 4 (3.67%) Retail
4 4 (3.67%) Retail Banking
4 4 (3.67%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.75%) Legal
5 3 (2.75%) Marketing
6 2 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.83%) Back Office
6 2 (1.83%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.92%) Automotive
7 1 (0.92%) Law
7 1 (0.92%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.92%) Avionics
7 1 (0.92%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (14.68%) Project Manager
2 10 (9.17%) Analyst
2 10 (9.17%) Design Engineer
3 7 (6.42%) Test Engineer
3 7 (6.42%) Developer
4 6 (5.50%) Java Engineer
5 5 (4.59%) Tester
5 5 (4.59%) Junior
6 4 (3.67%) Support Engineer
6 4 (3.67%) Administrator
6 4 (3.67%) Test Leader
6 4 (3.67%) Junior Tester
6 4 (3.67%) UAT Tester
7 3 (2.75%) Incident Manager
7 3 (2.75%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (2.75%) Project Administrator
7 3 (2.75%) Configuration Controller
7 3 (2.75%) Quality Engineer
7 3 (2.75%) Service Analyst
7 3 (2.75%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.26%) .NET
2 5 (4.59%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.75%) XML
4 2 (1.83%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (1.83%) HTML
5 1 (0.92%) Zend Framework
5 1 (0.92%) jQuery
5 1 (0.92%) RESTful
5 1 (0.92%) HTML5
5 1 (0.92%) REST
5 1 (0.92%) LESS
5 1 (0.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.92%) Android SDK
5 1 (0.92%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.92%) Spring
5 1 (0.92%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.92%) JSON
5 1 (0.92%) CSS
5 1 (0.92%) JSP
5 1 (0.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.51%) Management Information System
1 18 (16.51%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.50%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (2.75%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.83%) Equities
4 2 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.83%) FMCG
4 2 (1.83%) Open Source
5 1 (0.92%) Motion Graphics
5 1 (0.92%) DTV
5 1 (0.92%) GIS
5 1 (0.92%) STB
5 1 (0.92%) Physics
5 1 (0.92%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.01%) Windows
2 5 (4.59%) Linux
3 4 (3.67%) UNIX
4 3 (2.75%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.83%) Android
6 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.92%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.77%) Project Management
2 14 (12.84%) Software Engineering
3 12 (11.01%) PRINCE2
4 10 (9.17%) Cyber Security
5 9 (8.26%) Validation
5 9 (8.26%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (7.34%) Test Scripting
6 8 (7.34%) Software Testing
6 8 (7.34%) Service Delivery
7 7 (6.42%) Six Sigma
7 7 (6.42%) CAD
7 7 (6.42%) Scrum
7 7 (6.42%) V-Model
8 6 (5.50%) Information Assurance
8 6 (5.50%) Workflow
8 6 (5.50%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (5.50%) Waterfall
8 6 (5.50%) Network Management
9 5 (4.59%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.43%) SQL
2 10 (9.17%) Java
3 9 (8.26%) C
4 6 (5.50%) C++
5 5 (4.59%) Python
6 4 (3.67%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.67%) Perl
6 4 (3.67%) C#
6 4 (3.67%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.75%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.75%) VB
7 3 (2.75%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.83%) AWK
8 2 (1.83%) C-shell
8 2 (1.83%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.92%) PHP
9 1 (0.92%) Tcl
9 1 (0.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 66 (60.55%) Degree
2 42 (38.53%) HNC
3 18 (16.51%) Security Cleared
4 15 (13.76%) SC Cleared
5 11 (10.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 10 (9.17%) ISEB
7 9 (8.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (5.50%) Chartered Engineer
8 6 (5.50%) DV Cleared
9 4 (3.67%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (2.75%) CCNP
11 2 (1.83%) ISTQB
11 2 (1.83%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 1 (0.92%) CCNA
12 1 (0.92%) MCSE
12 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.92%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.09%) QA
2 4 (3.67%) SLA
3 3 (2.75%) ISO 9000
4 2 (1.83%) GMP
5 1 (0.92%) GCP
5 1 (0.92%) DO-160
System Software
1 2 (1.83%) NDS
2 1 (0.92%) XenApp
2 1 (0.92%) vSphere
Vendors
1 27 (24.77%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.26%) Oracle
3 8 (7.34%) SAP
4 4 (3.67%) Business Objects
5 3 (2.75%) PTC
6 2 (1.83%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 2 (1.83%) BMC
6 2 (1.83%) Ericsson
6 2 (1.83%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.83%) NEC
7 1 (0.92%) SolidWorks
7 1 (0.92%) VMware
7 1 (0.92%) Minitab
7 1 (0.92%) Mapinfo
7 1 (0.92%) Remedy
7 1 (0.92%) ESRI
7 1 (0.92%) Progress
7 1 (0.92%) Unisys
7 1 (0.92%) Cisco
7 1 (0.92%) HP
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