The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for HND qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 537 566 577
Rank change year-on-year +29 +11  
Contract jobs citing HND 46 54 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.11% 0.090%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.55% 0.51% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 25
Median daily rate £350 £340 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £241 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £415 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year - +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 8
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.56 £32.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.54% -11.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £15.94 £18.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £58.75 £48.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £23.81 £32.00
% change year-on-year +46.99% -25.59%  

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 England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8346 10685 9435
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.31% 21.61% 18.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10729 14696 11437
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 833 962
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

HND
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for HND in England

HND
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HND in England

HND
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HND in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HND in England

HND
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HND in England

HND
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HND in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HND in England

HND
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the England region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
South East +25 22 £325 - 4
South West +7 13 £425 +25.46% 3
North of England +60 7 £258 -26.42% 11
North West +23 5 £258 -21.96% 8
West Midlands +25 2 - - 5
Midlands +10 2 - - 8
Yorkshire - 2 - - 3
London +5 1 £120 -50.51% 2
East of England -3 1 £350 -16.66% 1
HND
UK

For the 6 months to 28 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 England region with a requirement for HND.

1 47 (55.29%) Degree
2 38 (44.71%) HNC
3 26 (30.59%) Finance
4 25 (29.41%) Telecoms
5 21 (24.71%) Security Cleared
6 19 (22.35%) Microsoft
7 15 (17.65%) Project Management
8 14 (16.47%) SQL
9 13 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (14.12%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (12.94%) Microsoft Office
11 11 (12.94%) Microsoft Excel
11 11 (12.94%) SDLC
12 10 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (10.59%) SC Cleared
13 9 (10.59%) C
13 9 (10.59%) ITIL
14 8 (9.41%) Unix
14 8 (9.41%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (9.41%) Service Delivery
14 8 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
15 7 (8.24%) Computer Science
15 7 (8.24%) Dimensional Modelling
15 7 (8.24%) 4G
15 7 (8.24%) Manufacturing
15 7 (8.24%) Linux
15 7 (8.24%) Oracle
15 7 (8.24%) 3G
15 7 (8.24%) MVNO

HND
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 2 (2.35%) WinCC
Applications
1 11 (12.94%) Microsoft Excel
1 11 (12.94%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.88%) AutoCAD
2 5 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.35%) Siemens NX
4 1 (1.18%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.18%) Autodesk Inventor
4 1 (1.18%) EPLAN
4 1 (1.18%) FrameMaker
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.18%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.18%) Primavera
2 1 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.24%) 3G
1 7 (8.24%) 4G
1 7 (8.24%) MVNO
2 6 (7.06%) LTE
3 4 (4.71%) Diameter Protocol
3 4 (4.71%) ISUP
3 4 (4.71%) Megaco
3 4 (4.71%) MGW
4 3 (3.53%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (2.35%) 2G
5 2 (2.35%) Firewall
5 2 (2.35%) Network Security
5 2 (2.35%) VoLTE
5 2 (2.35%) VoWiFi
5 2 (2.35%) Wireless
6 1 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.18%) DHCP
6 1 (1.18%) GSM
6 1 (1.18%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.41%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.71%) Data Mining
2 4 (4.71%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.71%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.35%) MS Access
4 1 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.35%) JIRA
2 2 (2.35%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (2.35%) Rational Statemate
2 2 (2.35%) Selenium
3 1 (1.18%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.18%) MSTest
3 1 (1.18%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.18%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.18%) WebDriver
General
1 26 (30.59%) Finance
2 25 (29.41%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.24%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.71%) Aerospace
4 4 (4.71%) Avionics
4 4 (4.71%) Back Office
4 4 (4.71%) Banking
4 4 (4.71%) Electronics
4 4 (4.71%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.71%) Marketing
5 3 (3.53%) Billing
6 2 (2.35%) Legal
7 1 (1.18%) Law
7 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (11.76%) Project Manager
2 9 (10.59%) Developer
3 7 (8.24%) Technical Leader
4 5 (5.88%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 4 (4.71%) Consultant
5 4 (4.71%) Design Engineer
5 4 (4.71%) Operations Support Engineer
5 4 (4.71%) Support Engineer
5 4 (4.71%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (3.53%) Administrator
6 3 (3.53%) Analyst
6 3 (3.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (3.53%) Coordinator
6 3 (3.53%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (2.35%) Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (2.35%) Project Support Officer
7 2 (2.35%) Security Consultant
7 2 (2.35%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (2.35%) Test Engineer
7 2 (2.35%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.35%) Web Services
1 2 (2.35%) XML
2 1 (1.18%) .NET
2 1 (1.18%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.18%) Entity Framework
2 1 (1.18%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.18%) HTML
2 1 (1.18%) Middleware
2 1 (1.18%) RESTful
2 1 (1.18%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.24%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.35%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.35%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.35%) MPEG
4 2 (2.35%) SCADA
4 2 (2.35%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.18%) Clustering
5 1 (1.18%) CMDB
5 1 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.18%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.18%) FMCG
5 1 (1.18%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.18%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.18%) PMI
5 1 (1.18%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.41%) Unix
2 7 (8.24%) Linux
3 2 (2.35%) Windows
4 1 (1.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.65%) Project Management
2 12 (14.12%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (12.94%) SDLC
4 10 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (10.59%) ITIL
6 8 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (9.41%) Service Delivery
6 8 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (8.24%) Dimensional Modelling
7 7 (8.24%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (7.06%) Change Management
8 6 (7.06%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (7.06%) Data Analysis
8 6 (7.06%) High Availability
8 6 (7.06%) Information Security
8 6 (7.06%) Integration Testing
8 6 (7.06%) Mentoring
8 6 (7.06%) Migration
8 6 (7.06%) Validation
8 6 (7.06%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.47%) SQL
2 9 (10.59%) C
3 3 (3.53%) C#
3 3 (3.53%) Perl
4 2 (2.35%) Ada
4 2 (2.35%) Java
4 2 (2.35%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.35%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.18%) Python
5 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (55.29%) Degree
2 38 (44.71%) HNC
3 21 (24.71%) Security Cleared
4 9 (10.59%) SC Cleared
5 6 (7.06%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (4.71%) CCNA
6 4 (4.71%) CCNP
6 4 (4.71%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (4.71%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.53%) APMP
7 3 (3.53%) Chartered Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) CISM
7 3 (3.53%) CISSP
7 3 (3.53%) IISP
7 3 (3.53%) PMP
8 2 (2.35%) CLAS
8 2 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (2.35%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (2.35%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (1.18%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.06%) QA
2 3 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (3.53%) SLA
3 2 (2.35%) GAMP
4 1 (1.18%) GMP
4 1 (1.18%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.18%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (1.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 19 (22.35%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.24%) Oracle
3 5 (5.88%) SAP
4 4 (4.71%) Motorola
4 4 (4.71%) Nokia
4 4 (4.71%) Nokia Networks
4 4 (4.71%) Teradata
5 3 (3.53%) Cisco
5 3 (3.53%) Siemens
6 2 (2.35%) Allen-Bradley
6 2 (2.35%) Rockwell
6 2 (2.35%) Wonderware
7 1 (1.18%) Adobe
7 1 (1.18%) Citrix
7 1 (1.18%) Greenplum
7 1 (1.18%) Keysight
7 1 (1.18%) Mitel
7 1 (1.18%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.18%) Unisys
7 1 (1.18%) VMware
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