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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 118 135 122
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -13
Contract jobs citing HND 6 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.27% 0.15% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.37% 1.07% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £295 £209 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.31% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
-3.67% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Median hourly rate £9.37 £56.25 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-83.34% +389.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +40.18%
HND
UK

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
437 468 575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.53% 14.26% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 237 282
Median daily rate £325 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 21
Median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +33.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £18.50 £11.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £43.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HND across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

HND Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HND across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

HND Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 August 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
Edinburgh +9 4 £295 -
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
HND
UK

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 across the Scotland region with a requirement for HND.

1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) ISO 9001
1 2 (28.57%) CAD
1 2 (28.57%) AutoCAD
1 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
1 2 (28.57%) QMS
1 2 (28.57%) GIS
1 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
1 2 (28.57%) QA
1 2 (28.57%) Virgin Media
2 1 (14.29%) Regulatory Compliance
2 1 (14.29%) Internal Audit
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) SCOM
2 1 (14.29%) System Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
2 1 (14.29%) CAPA
2 1 (14.29%) iPhone
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (14.29%) iPad
2 1 (14.29%) BDD
2 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing

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 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) AutoCAD
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
1 1 (14.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) GIS
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
General
1 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Coordinator
1 2 (28.57%) GIS Coordinator
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) IT Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Junior
2 1 (14.29%) Product Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) QA Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) iPad
1 1 (14.29%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) CAD
1 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) QMS
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
2 1 (14.29%) BDD
2 1 (14.29%) CAPA
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Internal Audit
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
2 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Regulatory Compliance
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) Software Distribution
2 1 (14.29%) System Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
2 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) HNC
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO 9001
1 2 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (14.29%) ISO13485
2 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Virgin Media
2 1 (14.29%) Apple
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle