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 25 September 2016 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 610 597 573
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -24
Contract jobs citing HND 39 73 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.65% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 34 27
Median daily rate £325 £340 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £200 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £518 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £288
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +18.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 9
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.88% +106.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £37.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-32.88% +106.94%

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
10894 11305 11428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.59% 19.50% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6733 6816 6331
Median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 535 482
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.96 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.00 £47.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.27% +19.37%

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 25 September 2016.

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 25 September 2016.

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 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 31 £338 -0.73% 31
South East +3 11 £265 -22.05% 6
Berkshire +10 9 £118 -65.44% 1
Scotland +23 7 £255 +2.00% 2
South West +16 6 £400 +45.45% 6
Edinburgh +17 5 £255 -
London +1 5 £325 +25.00% 7
East Midlands -1 5 £331 - 1
Gloucestershire +6 4 £425 -
Newbury - 4 - - 1
West Midlands -19 3 £135 -32.50% 1
Nottinghamshire - 3 £331 -
Nottingham - 3 £331 -
Reading +17 2 £118 +6.81%
Buckinghamshire +17 2 £413 +10.00%
Northamptonshire -5 2 - - 1
Bellshill - 2 - -
Northampton - 2 - - 1
Gloucester - 2 £425 -
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Lancashire +18 1 - - 1
North West +17 1 - - 2
Milton Keynes +7 1 £413 +10.00%
Preston +4 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £300 - 2
Shropshire - 1 - -
Telford - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £300 -
Greenford - 1 £275 -
Coventry - 1 £135 -

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 61 (62.24%) Degree
2 39 (39.80%) HNC
3 32 (32.65%) Microsoft
4 25 (25.51%) Project Management
5 24 (24.49%) Telecoms
6 20 (20.41%) SQL
7 18 (18.37%) MS Office
7 18 (18.37%) ITIL
8 15 (15.31%) MS Excel
9 14 (14.29%) 4G
10 13 (13.27%) Security Cleared
10 13 (13.27%) SQL Server
10 13 (13.27%) Finance
11 12 (12.24%) C#
11 12 (12.24%) .NET
11 12 (12.24%) PRINCE2
11 12 (12.24%) Linux
11 12 (12.24%) 3G
11 12 (12.24%) SC Cleared
12 11 (11.22%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (11.22%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (11.22%) Oracle
12 11 (11.22%) Electronics
12 11 (11.22%) Computer Science
12 11 (11.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (11.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (10.20%) High Availability
13 10 (10.20%) Integration Testing
14 9 (9.18%) LTE

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 8 (8.16%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (4.08%) SAS
4 2 (2.04%) IIS
5 1 (1.02%) CMS
5 1 (1.02%) Drupal
5 1 (1.02%) JBoss
5 1 (1.02%) Moodle
5 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.02%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (18.37%) MS Office
2 15 (15.31%) MS Excel
3 8 (8.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (4.08%) MS Visio
5 3 (3.06%) MS Project
5 3 (3.06%) PTC Creo
5 3 (3.06%) Siemens NX
6 2 (2.04%) AutoCAD
6 2 (2.04%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (1.02%) Edge Animate
7 1 (1.02%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.29%) 4G
2 12 (12.24%) 3G
3 9 (9.18%) LTE
4 8 (8.16%) Diameter Protocol
4 8 (8.16%) INAP
4 8 (8.16%) LDAP
4 8 (8.16%) SIGTRAN
5 7 (7.14%) MGW
5 7 (7.14%) Wireless
6 4 (4.08%) 2G
6 4 (4.08%) Bluetooth
6 4 (4.08%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (4.08%) TCP/IP
6 4 (4.08%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (3.06%) BGP
7 3 (3.06%) MPLS
7 3 (3.06%) OSPF
7 3 (3.06%) VoIP
7 3 (3.06%) WAN
8 2 (2.04%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.27%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (11.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.08%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.08%) OLAP
3 4 (4.08%) Oracle OLAP
3 4 (4.08%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (4.08%) Star Schema
3 4 (4.08%) Xcelsius
4 3 (3.06%) GIS
4 3 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.04%) MySQL
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.02%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (4.08%) MSTest
1 4 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.04%) Selenium
3 1 (1.02%) Ant
3 1 (1.02%) Appium
3 1 (1.02%) Checkstyle
3 1 (1.02%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.02%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.02%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.02%) JIRA
3 1 (1.02%) JUnit
3 1 (1.02%) QUnit
3 1 (1.02%) Subversion
General
1 24 (24.49%) Telecoms
2 13 (13.27%) Finance
3 11 (11.22%) Electronics
4 7 (7.14%) Back Office
5 6 (6.12%) Front Office
5 6 (6.12%) Manufacturing
6 4 (4.08%) Military
7 2 (2.04%) Aerospace
7 2 (2.04%) Billing
8 1 (1.02%) Advertising
8 1 (1.02%) Automotive
8 1 (1.02%) Games
8 1 (1.02%) Legal
8 1 (1.02%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (1.02%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (19.39%) Developer
2 10 (10.20%) Product Engineer
3 7 (7.14%) Analyst
3 7 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 7 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
4 6 (6.12%) Design Engineer
5 5 (5.10%) Administrator
6 4 (4.08%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 4 (4.08%) Consultant
6 4 (4.08%) Electronics Engineer
6 4 (4.08%) Product Test Engineer
6 4 (4.08%) RAN Engineer
6 4 (4.08%) Senior Test Engineer
6 4 (4.08%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.06%) GIS Coordinator
7 3 (3.06%) IP Engineer
7 3 (3.06%) Network Engineer
7 3 (3.06%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (3.06%) Telecoms Assistant
7 3 (3.06%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.24%) .NET
2 8 (8.16%) .NET Framework
2 8 (8.16%) SOAP
2 8 (8.16%) SPML
3 7 (7.14%) Classic ASP
4 6 (6.12%) Web Services
5 4 (4.08%) ASP.NET
5 4 (4.08%) CSS
5 4 (4.08%) Entity Framework
5 4 (4.08%) HTML
5 4 (4.08%) WCF
6 3 (3.06%) Middleware
7 2 (2.04%) jQuery
7 2 (2.04%) XML
8 1 (1.02%) EJB
8 1 (1.02%) EJB 3.0
8 1 (1.02%) JBoss Seam
8 1 (1.02%) JPA
8 1 (1.02%) Struts
8 1 (1.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.22%) Computer Science
2 9 (9.18%) Management Information System
3 8 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.08%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (3.06%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.06%) Smart Meter
6 2 (2.04%) PMI
7 1 (1.02%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.02%) Clustering
7 1 (1.02%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.02%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.02%) iPad
7 1 (1.02%) iPhone
7 1 (1.02%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.02%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.24%) Linux
2 9 (9.18%) Windows
3 8 (8.16%) Unix
4 6 (6.12%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.04%) NetWare
7 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.02%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.02%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.02%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (25.51%) Project Management
2 18 (18.37%) ITIL
3 12 (12.24%) PRINCE2
4 11 (11.22%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (11.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (10.20%) High Availability
5 10 (10.20%) Integration Testing
6 9 (9.18%) Change Management
6 9 (9.18%) Data Analysis
6 9 (9.18%) Service Delivery
7 8 (8.16%) Network Design
7 8 (8.16%) Software Engineering
7 8 (8.16%) Workflow
8 6 (6.12%) CAD
8 6 (6.12%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (5.10%) Automated Testing
9 5 (5.10%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (4.08%) Project Planning
10 4 (4.08%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (20.41%) SQL
2 12 (12.24%) C#
3 9 (9.18%) VB
4 8 (8.16%) C
4 8 (8.16%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 7 (7.14%) VB.NET
5 7 (7.14%) VB6
5 7 (7.14%) VBA
6 5 (5.10%) PL/SQL
7 4 (4.08%) Java
8 3 (3.06%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.06%) Perl
9 2 (2.04%) PHP
10 1 (1.02%) Python
Qualifications
1 61 (62.24%) Degree
2 39 (39.80%) HNC
3 13 (13.27%) Security Cleared
4 12 (12.24%) SC Cleared
5 9 (9.18%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (9.18%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (7.14%) CCNA
7 5 (5.10%) CCNP
7 5 (5.10%) ISEB
8 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (4.08%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (3.06%) MCP
9 3 (3.06%) MCSE
9 3 (3.06%) PMI Certification
10 2 (2.04%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (2.04%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.04%) JNCIS
10 2 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (1.02%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) SLA
2 3 (3.06%) QA
3 2 (2.04%) Def Stans
3 2 (2.04%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (5.10%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (4.08%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.06%) Firmware
4 2 (2.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.02%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.02%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (3.06%) Tivoli
1 3 (3.06%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.02%) Puppet
2 1 (1.02%) SCCM
2 1 (1.02%) SCOM
2 1 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 32 (32.65%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.22%) Oracle
3 8 (8.16%) Nokia
3 8 (8.16%) SAP
4 7 (7.14%) Cisco
5 4 (4.08%) Cramer
5 4 (4.08%) EMC
5 4 (4.08%) Mapinfo
5 4 (4.08%) MicroStrategy
5 4 (4.08%) Teradata
5 4 (4.08%) VMware
6 3 (3.06%) HP
6 3 (3.06%) Virgin Media
7 2 (2.04%) Altiris
7 2 (2.04%) Citrix
7 2 (2.04%) Civica
7 2 (2.04%) Dell
7 2 (2.04%) Juniper
8 1 (1.02%) Endeca
8 1 (1.02%) Sourcefire
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