The table below looks at the statistics for HND in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HND over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK / Scotland
Rank 102 128 122
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -6
Contract jobs citing HND 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.23% 0.078% 0.037%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.49% 0.43% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £108 £125 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.89% -61.53%
UK excluding London median daily rate £185 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
-43.07% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £9.37 - -
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 in the Scotland region.

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
269 465 477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.50% 18.07% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 230 265
Median daily rate £340 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £262 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+4.03% +0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 29
Median hourly rate £37.50 £20.75 £16.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.72% +22.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.67 £15.25 £13.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.14 £42.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.69 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-16.41% +84.44%

HND
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing HND as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

HND Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

HND
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

HND Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

HND
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

HND Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

HND
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 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
Glasgow - 2 £99 -
North Lanarkshire 0 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £185 -
HND
UK

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 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 across the Scotland region with a requirement for HND.

1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) HNC
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) GIS
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) CAD
3 1 (12.50%) Virgin Media
3 1 (12.50%) Content Development
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Django
3 1 (12.50%) Drupal
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) iSCSI
3 1 (12.50%) WordPress
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (12.50%) Bourne shell
3 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Edge Animate
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (12.50%) CMS
1 1 (12.50%) Drupal
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) Edge Animate
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) iSCSI
1 1 (12.50%) SSH
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) GIS
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Coordinator
1 2 (25.00%) GIS Coordinator
1 2 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Interactive Developer
2 1 (12.50%) IT Support
2 1 (12.50%) IT Trainer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Applications Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Support
2 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Technologist
2 1 (12.50%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) Django
1 1 (12.50%) Flash
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) jQuery
1 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) e-Learning
1 1 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) CAD
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Content Development
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 1 (12.50%) Bourne shell
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) Korn
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
1 2 (25.00%) HNC
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) NFS
1 1 (12.50%) Samba
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Adobe
2 1 (12.50%) Virgin Media