The table below looks at the statistics for HND in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HND over the 3 months to 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 121 107 105
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -2
Contract jobs citing HND 1 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.039% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.78% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £325 - £238
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £288
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +39.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £19.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+69.23% -14.28%
HND
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
515 384 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.18% 17.38% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 197 150
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 60 8
Average hourly rate £17.00 £23.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.08% +53.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £32.00 £22.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

HND
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

HND Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

HND
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

HND Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

HND
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

HND Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

HND
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Shropshire - 1 £325 - 1
HND
England

HND
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 3 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 1 (33.33%) NVQ Level 4
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) APMP
2 1 (33.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (33.33%) Business Process Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) HNC
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Six Sigma
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) VMware

HND
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) IT Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Process Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Six Sigma
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) APMP
2 1 (33.33%) HNC
2 1 (33.33%) NVQ Level 4
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) VMware