The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for HND qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Higher National Diploma (HND)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 94 - 113
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing HND 6 0 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.33% - 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.35% - 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 7
Median daily rate £185 - £260
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 - £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £245 - £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £325 £400
% change year-on-year -20.00% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £46.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £23.75 £41.00
% change year-on-year +26.31% -42.07%  

HND is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 444 634 751
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 24.24% 25.81% 25.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 318 332
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £285 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 28 26
Median hourly rate £13.50 £28.38 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.42% +13.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing HND as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for HND in Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing HND in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for HND in Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HND in Berkshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HND in Berkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HND in Berkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HND in Berkshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HND in Berkshire

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Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Reading - 4 £223 - 1
Bracknell - 1 £110 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
HND
South East

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for HND.

1 13 (81.25%) Telecoms
2 10 (62.50%) Degree
3 9 (56.25%) Oracle
4 8 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 8 (50.00%) MS Office
4 8 (50.00%) Finance
5 7 (43.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (43.75%) Data Entry
5 7 (43.75%) SAP
5 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
5 7 (43.75%) HNC
5 7 (43.75%) Workflow
6 6 (37.50%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (25.00%) 3G
7 4 (25.00%) CCNP
7 4 (25.00%) CCNA
7 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (25.00%) 4G
7 4 (25.00%) LTE
7 4 (25.00%) 2G
7 4 (25.00%) Process Improvement
8 3 (18.75%) Unix
8 3 (18.75%) Perl
9 2 (12.50%) SQL
9 2 (12.50%) XML
10 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
10 1 (6.25%) FMCG
10 1 (6.25%) Android
10 1 (6.25%) QA

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Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 8 (50.00%) MS Office
2 7 (43.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (25.00%) 2G
2 4 (25.00%) 3G
2 4 (25.00%) 4G
2 4 (25.00%) LTE
3 1 (6.25%) HTTP
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MS Access
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
General
1 13 (81.25%) Telecoms
2 8 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Back Office
3 1 (6.25%) Electronics
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) Junior
2 2 (12.50%) Project Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) RAN Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 3G Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 4G Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Coordinator
3 1 (6.25%) Design Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) LTE Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) OSS Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Strategy Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Strategy Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Leader
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms Assistant
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (6.25%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Android
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Data Entry
1 7 (43.75%) Workflow
2 6 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (25.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.25%) Change Control
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) High Availability
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security
4 1 (6.25%) Logistics
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Perl
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) Degree
2 7 (43.75%) HNC
3 4 (25.00%) CCNA
3 4 (25.00%) CCNP
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) GMP
1 1 (6.25%) QA
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (6.25%) OpenView
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Oracle
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Cramer
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Mapinfo
3 1 (6.25%) SevOne