The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for HND qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 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.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 90
Contract jobs citing HND 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire - - 0.082%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -7.14% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -2.85% +9.37%  

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 Buckinghamshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 242 230 275
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 23.45% 24.49% 22.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 160 162
Median daily rate £400 £420 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +3.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £244 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 4 4
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -73.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.24 £42.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £17.00 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HND in Buckinghamshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HND in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for HND.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Numerate Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science Degree

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA