The first table below looks at the demand for HND in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HND over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Wales region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 64 39 49
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +10
Contract jobs citing HND 2 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.27% 1.42% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.03% 4.58% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate £306 £313 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £255
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +27.90%
Qualifications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
195 131 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 26.39% 30.90% 46.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 68 105
Average daily rate £356 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.71% -0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £513 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 17
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.00% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.30 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £19.40 £23.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
HND
UK

HND
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HND across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

HND Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

HND
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HND across the Wales region.

HND Daily Rate Trend in Wales

HND
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HND across the Wales region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

HND Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

HND
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HND across the Wales region.

HND Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

HND
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the Wales region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -13 1 £163 -
West Wales - 1 £450 -
HND
UK

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VBA
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) ERP
1 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (50.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (50.00%) GAMP
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Web Design
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Statistical Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) SCADA
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (50.00%) V-Model

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ERP
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Web Design
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Statistical Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (50.00%) V-Model
1 1 (50.00%) Software Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (50.00%) GAMP
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft