Period
to 26 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim with a requirement for HND qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 26 February 2020 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)
Northern Ireland > County Antrim
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 42 59
Rank change year-on-year +12 +17 -10
Contract jobs citing HND 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 1.49% 0.32% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.27% 1.85% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
County Antrim median daily rate £150 - £250
Northern Ireland median daily rate £150 - £250
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
County Antrim median hourly rate £10.25 £9.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.89% - -
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £10.25 £9.50 -
% change year-on-year +7.89% - -

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 contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
County Antrim
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 55 54 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 20.52% 17.20% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 27 39
County Antrim median daily rate £335 £412 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.69% -0.72% +20.64%
10th Percentile £155 £346 £127
90th Percentile £453 £467 £650
Northern Ireland median daily rate £335 £412 £415
% change year-on-year -18.69% -0.72% +19.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
County Antrim median hourly rate £13.19 £12.75 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.41% -16.39% +23.58%
10th Percentile £10.72 £9.93 £13.03
90th Percentile £15.60 £15.38 £18.08
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.19 £16.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -17.59% +4.92% +20.70%

HND
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

Job postings citing HND as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in County Antrim.

Job vacancy trend for HND in County Antrim

HND
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HND in County Antrim

HND
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HND in County Antrim

HND
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the County Antrim region over the 6 months to 26 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast - 4 £150 -
HND
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing HND also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the County Antrim region with a requirement for HND.

1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Back Office
1 2 (50.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (25.00%) HNC
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft

HND
Co-occurring IT Skills in County Antrim 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (50.00%) Back Office
1 2 (50.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) DBA
2 1 (25.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (25.00%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support
2 1 (25.00%) SQL DBA
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) HNC
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft