Period
to 27 January 2022

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 6 months to 27 January 2022 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
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 744 540 649
Rank change year-on-year -204 +109 +160
Contract jobs citing HND 18 25 82
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.026% 0.072% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.31% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 50
10th Percentile £178 £196 £263
25th Percentile £200 £225 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £210 £350 £392
Median % change year-on-year -40.00% -10.77% +9.72%
75th Percentile £270 £488 £439
90th Percentile £303 £606 £556
UK median daily rate £120 £238 £363
% change year-on-year -49.47% -34.48% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 8
10th Percentile £20.89 £37.53 £29.25
25th Percentile £33.16 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate £40.67 £41.50 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year -1.99% +18.57% -15.15%
75th Percentile £44.77 £48.81 £42.81
90th Percentile £45.00 £55.00 £43.30
UK median hourly rate £39.61 £41.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -3.38% +36.67% -25.00%

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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 13,371 8,087 13,940
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.14% 23.22% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,639 5,288 9,038
10th Percentile £313 £275 £260
25th Percentile £413 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £465
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.15% +3.33%
75th Percentile £625 £573 £564
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 608 405 544
10th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.00
25th Percentile £17.45 £21.05 £17.50
Median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £31.75
Median % change year-on-year -3.75% +25.98% +20.00%
75th Percentile £53.09 £52.50 £49.13
90th Percentile £65.60 £62.00 £57.35
UK median hourly rate £39.64 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -0.91% +25.00% +20.75%

HND
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for HND in England

HND
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing HND in England.

Daily rate trend for HND in England

HND
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing HND in England over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for HND in England

HND
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing HND in England.

Hourly rate trend for HND in England

HND
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing HND in England over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

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 6 months to 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
North of England -52 6 £200 - 43
North West -44 5 £188 - 23
London -179 4 £264 -43.33% 9
South East -68 3 - - 42
East of England - 3 £300 - 15
Yorkshire - 1 £210 - 16
HND
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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 England region with a requirement for HND.

1 14 (77.78%) Degree
2 10 (55.56%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (50.00%) Project Management
4 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
6 6 (33.33%) HNC
6 6 (33.33%) WAN
6 6 (33.33%) Social Skills
6 6 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (27.78%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
7 5 (27.78%) Windows
7 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
7 5 (27.78%) Wireless
8 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
8 4 (22.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 4 (22.22%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
9 3 (16.67%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (16.67%) Documentation Skills
9 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
9 3 (16.67%) LAN
9 3 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (16.67%) Ansible
9 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
9 3 (16.67%) Puppet
9 3 (16.67%) DHCP
9 3 (16.67%) VPN
9 3 (16.67%) DNS
9 3 (16.67%) Cisco

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 (11.11%) CMS
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (22.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Google Analytics
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) WAN
2 5 (27.78%) Wireless
3 3 (16.67%) DHCP
3 3 (16.67%) DNS
3 3 (16.67%) Firewall
3 3 (16.67%) LAN
3 3 (16.67%) VPN
4 2 (11.11%) FTP
4 2 (11.11%) Intranet
4 2 (11.11%) NAS
5 1 (5.56%) Internet
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security
5 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) ClearCase
1 2 (11.11%) ClearQuest
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (33.33%) Social Skills
2 3 (16.67%) Documentation Skills
2 3 (16.67%) Presentation Skills
3 2 (11.11%) Aerospace
3 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.11%) Marketing
3 2 (11.11%) Public Sector
4 1 (5.56%) Organisational Skills
4 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Network Engineer
1 4 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Hardware Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) IT Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) IT Support
3 2 (11.11%) Project Assistant
3 2 (11.11%) Project Management Assistant
4 1 (5.56%) Electrical Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Technician
4 1 (5.56%) RF Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) RF Test Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Hardware Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Site Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Test Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Validation Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
1 5 (27.78%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.11%) Social Media
4 1 (5.56%) BBC
4 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.56%) Replication
4 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.11%) Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
3 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Project Management
2 6 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 3 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (16.67%) Requirements Management
5 2 (11.11%) Analytics
5 2 (11.11%) Change Control
5 2 (11.11%) Content Management
5 2 (11.11%) Content Marketing
5 2 (11.11%) Information Management
5 2 (11.11%) Network Management
5 2 (11.11%) People Management
5 2 (11.11%) Project Delivery
5 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.11%) Supplier Management
5 2 (11.11%) Systems Engineering
5 2 (11.11%) Time Management
5 2 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C
1 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (77.78%) Degree
2 6 (33.33%) HNC
3 2 (11.11%) DBS Check
3 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) Accessibility
2 1 (5.56%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (5.56%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.56%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Ansible
1 3 (16.67%) Puppet
2 2 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco
2 3 (16.67%) IBM
3 2 (11.11%) Fujitsu
3 2 (11.11%) Google
3 2 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) McAfee
3 2 (11.11%) Meru Networks
3 2 (11.11%) NetApp
3 2 (11.11%) VMware
4 1 (5.56%) ADVA
4 1 (5.56%) BT
4 1 (5.56%) Dell Compellent
4 1 (5.56%) Juniper
4 1 (5.56%) Keysight
4 1 (5.56%) Sitecore
4 1 (5.56%) Telelogic