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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK
Rank 556 560 501
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -59
Contract jobs citing HND 38 69 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.13% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 0.62% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 30 50
Median daily rate £185 £325 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.07% -17.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £249 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £402 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £185 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
-43.07% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 7
Median hourly rate £36.25 £22.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.34% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.19 £11.00 £15.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £46.07 £26.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £22.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+59.34% +16.66%

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
9431 11056 10383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.79% 21.26% 20.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6086 6855 5939
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 450 488
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +74.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £41.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-26.82% +82.22%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +13 34 £188 -42.30% 24
South East +11 14 £228 -30.00% 3
North West +20 10 £110 -66.71% 6
Berkshire +27 8 £185 +8.82% 1
Reading +14 7 £185 +8.82%
Cheshire +32 5 £110 -
South West -3 5 £225 -29.68% 3
Scotland +32 4 £108 -13.89%
Nottingham +13 4 - -
Lancashire +10 4 - -
Nottinghamshire +9 4 - -
East Midlands +3 4 - - 2
Preston 0 4 - -
Gloucestershire - 3 £225 -
Warrington - 3 £110 -
Surrey +9 2 - -
Bristol +5 2 - - 1
Hampshire +1 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 £99 -
Macclesfield - 2 £163 -
Portsmouth - 2 - -
North Lanarkshire 0 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -1 1 £228 -30.79% 1
North East - 1 £285 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £450 -
Cumbria - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £285 - 1
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Leatherhead - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 £375 -

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 48 (69.57%) Degree
2 30 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 25 (36.23%) HNC
4 22 (31.88%) MS Excel
5 21 (30.43%) Telecoms
6 20 (28.99%) Finance
7 19 (27.54%) MS Office
8 14 (20.29%) SQL
9 13 (18.84%) Oracle
9 13 (18.84%) Workflow
10 12 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (15.94%) JavaScript
11 11 (15.94%) MS PowerPoint
11 11 (15.94%) Computer Science
12 10 (14.49%) Data Entry
12 10 (14.49%) Cybersecurity
12 10 (14.49%) C#
12 10 (14.49%) SQL Server
12 10 (14.49%) SAP
13 9 (13.04%) Automated Testing
13 9 (13.04%) Software Engineering
14 8 (11.59%) ASP.NET
14 8 (11.59%) Windows
14 8 (11.59%) .NET
14 8 (11.59%) Java
15 7 (10.14%) Web Services
15 7 (10.14%) Radio Access Network
16 6 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
16 6 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
16 6 (8.70%) MSTest

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 (5.80%) MS Exchange
1 4 (5.80%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.90%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.45%) Apache
3 1 (1.45%) CMS
3 1 (1.45%) Drupal
3 1 (1.45%) IIS
3 1 (1.45%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (31.88%) MS Excel
2 19 (27.54%) MS Office
3 11 (15.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.90%) Acrobat
4 2 (2.90%) CorelDRAW
4 2 (2.90%) FrameMaker
4 2 (2.90%) MS Project
5 1 (1.45%) Edge Animate
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Eikon
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) Office 365
1 4 (5.80%) OneDrive
2 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.14%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (7.25%) 2G
2 5 (7.25%) 3G
2 5 (7.25%) 4G
3 4 (5.80%) LTE
3 4 (5.80%) Skype
4 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.90%) WebEx
4 2 (2.90%) Wireless
5 1 (1.45%) DNS
5 1 (1.45%) Extranet
5 1 (1.45%) HTTP
5 1 (1.45%) Internet
5 1 (1.45%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.45%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.49%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.90%) GIS
4 1 (1.45%) MS Access
4 1 (1.45%) MySQL
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (8.70%) MSTest
1 6 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.80%) Selenium
3 3 (4.35%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (2.90%) JIRA
4 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.45%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (1.45%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.45%) VectorCAST
5 1 (1.45%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (30.43%) Telecoms
2 20 (28.99%) Finance
3 3 (4.35%) Avionics
4 2 (2.90%) Electronics
4 2 (2.90%) Legal
4 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.45%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.45%) Back Office
5 1 (1.45%) Law
5 1 (1.45%) Local Government
5 1 (1.45%) Marketing
5 1 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (18.84%) Developer
2 11 (15.94%) Administrator
3 7 (10.14%) Project Administrator
4 6 (8.70%) .NET Developer
4 6 (8.70%) Junior
5 5 (7.25%) Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Author
6 4 (5.80%) C# Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Design Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Software Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Technical Author
6 4 (5.80%) Tester
7 3 (4.35%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (4.35%) Coordinator
7 3 (4.35%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.35%) RAN Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.59%) .NET
1 8 (11.59%) ASP.NET
2 7 (10.14%) Web Services
3 6 (8.70%) Entity Framework
3 6 (8.70%) WCF
3 6 (8.70%) XML
4 5 (7.25%) HTML
5 4 (5.80%) .NET Framework
6 3 (4.35%) CSS
7 2 (2.90%) SGML
8 1 (1.45%) Django
8 1 (1.45%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (1.45%) Flash
8 1 (1.45%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.45%) jQuery
8 1 (1.45%) RESTful
8 1 (1.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (1.45%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.94%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.45%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.45%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.45%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.45%) FMCG
4 1 (1.45%) Replication
4 1 (1.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.59%) Windows
2 5 (7.25%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.80%) Unix
4 1 (1.45%) Android
4 1 (1.45%) NetWare
4 1 (1.45%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.84%) Workflow
2 12 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (14.49%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (14.49%) Data Entry
4 9 (13.04%) Automated Testing
4 9 (13.04%) Software Engineering
5 6 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (7.25%) High Availability
6 5 (7.25%) Integration Testing
6 5 (7.25%) SDLC
7 4 (5.80%) ITIL
7 4 (5.80%) Process Improvement
7 4 (5.80%) Project Management
7 4 (5.80%) Regression Testing
7 4 (5.80%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (4.35%) HOOD
8 3 (4.35%) Service Management
8 3 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.29%) SQL
2 11 (15.94%) JavaScript
3 10 (14.49%) C#
4 8 (11.59%) Java
5 5 (7.25%) Perl
6 3 (4.35%) Ada
6 3 (4.35%) VB
7 2 (2.90%) C
7 2 (2.90%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.90%) Ruby
8 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.45%) Bourne shell
8 1 (1.45%) Korn
8 1 (1.45%) PHP
8 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.45%) Python
8 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (69.57%) Degree
2 25 (36.23%) HNC
3 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (7.25%) MCSE
4 5 (7.25%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.80%) CCNA
5 4 (5.80%) CCNP
5 4 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (5.80%) MCSA
6 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.90%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.45%) MCITP
8 1 (1.45%) MCP
8 1 (1.45%) MCTS
8 1 (1.45%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (1.45%) NVQ Level 4
8 1 (1.45%) PMP
8 1 (1.45%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) GMP
2 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) NFS
1 1 (1.45%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Intune
1 4 (5.80%) SCCM
2 1 (1.45%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.45%) OpenView
Vendors
1 30 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 13 (18.84%) Oracle
3 10 (14.49%) SAP
4 5 (7.25%) Cisco
5 3 (4.35%) Forcepoint
5 3 (4.35%) Lumension
6 2 (2.90%) Cramer
6 2 (2.90%) Mapinfo
7 1 (1.45%) Adobe
7 1 (1.45%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.45%) FactSet
7 1 (1.45%) Fidessa
7 1 (1.45%) HP
7 1 (1.45%) SevOne
7 1 (1.45%) Unisys
7 1 (1.45%) Virgin Media
Littlehampton, West Sussex
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: £36,937 to £38,789 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Advantage XPO
Posted: 4 days ago