Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 758 800 736
Rank change year-on-year +42 -64 +1
Contract jobs citing HND 73 73 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.078% 0.074% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 0.36% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 37 74
England median daily rate £390 £325 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -12.46% +23.75%
10th Percentile £254 £125 £213
90th Percentile £500 £427 £484
UK median daily rate £350 £325 £359
% change year-on-year +7.69% -9.41% +19.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 22
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -32.43% +48.00%
10th Percentile £15.66 £14.71 £12.53
90th Percentile £44.48 £58.75 £49.19
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -32.43% +48.00%

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 17630 20111 20842
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.78% 20.49% 19.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10825 12536 12686
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
10th Percentile £230 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £593 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 829 779 1000
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.49% +10.87% +21.05%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.73 £49.19
UK median hourly rate £26.35 £26.25 £24.41
% change year-on-year +0.36% +7.55% +28.46%

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
South East +9 22 £350 +107.41% 9
South West +25 21 £475 +20.25% 2
North of England +71 12 £258 -24.26% 4
London -10 9 £390 +20.00% 7
North West +29 7 £258 -21.97% 2
East of England -16 6 £295 -26.25% 1
Yorkshire - 4 - - 2
Midlands +12 3 - - 7
East Midlands -5 2 - - 1
North East +67 1 - -
West Midlands +33 1 - - 6
HND
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 36 (49.32%) Degree
2 25 (34.25%) Telecoms
3 24 (32.88%) Security Cleared
4 22 (30.14%) HNC
5 18 (24.66%) Microsoft
5 18 (24.66%) Finance
6 17 (23.29%) Manufacturing
7 15 (20.55%) Electronics
7 15 (20.55%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (13.70%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (13.70%) Project Management
8 10 (13.70%) DV Cleared
8 10 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (13.70%) SDLC
9 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Excel
9 9 (12.33%) SAP
9 9 (12.33%) Information Security
10 8 (10.96%) Information Management
10 8 (10.96%) CISM
10 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Office
10 8 (10.96%) CISSP
10 8 (10.96%) IISP
10 8 (10.96%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (10.96%) SC Cleared
10 8 (10.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 8 (10.96%) Data Analysis
11 7 (9.59%) CLAS
11 7 (9.59%) CAD
11 7 (9.59%) SQL
11 7 (9.59%) Programme Management

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 (2.74%) IIS
1 2 (2.74%) WinCC
Applications
1 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (6.85%) AutoCAD
4 4 (5.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (1.37%) Siemens NX
6 1 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.48%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
2 3 (4.11%) 3G
2 3 (4.11%) 4G
3 2 (2.74%) Diameter Protocol
3 2 (2.74%) Firewall
3 2 (2.74%) ISUP
3 2 (2.74%) LTE
3 2 (2.74%) Megaco
3 2 (2.74%) MGW
3 2 (2.74%) MVNO
3 2 (2.74%) Network Security
3 2 (2.74%) VoLTE
3 2 (2.74%) VoWiFi
4 1 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.37%) DWDM
4 1 (1.37%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.37%) MPLS
4 1 (1.37%) Softphone
4 1 (1.37%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (1.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) GIS
2 3 (4.11%) Data Mining
2 3 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.11%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.74%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.74%) MySQL
4 1 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.11%) LabVIEW
2 3 (4.11%) MSI
3 2 (2.74%) Rational DOORS
General
1 25 (34.25%) Telecoms
2 18 (24.66%) Finance
3 17 (23.29%) Manufacturing
4 15 (20.55%) Electronics
5 6 (8.22%) Marketing
6 4 (5.48%) Aerospace
7 3 (4.11%) Banking
7 3 (4.11%) Investment Banking
7 3 (4.11%) Military
8 2 (2.74%) Avionics
8 2 (2.74%) Back Office
8 2 (2.74%) Billing
9 1 (1.37%) Advertising
9 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (15.07%) Analyst
2 9 (12.33%) Consultant
3 7 (9.59%) Security Consultant
4 6 (8.22%) Design Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.85%) Test Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Business Systems Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Senior Manager
6 4 (5.48%) Senior Project Manager
6 4 (5.48%) Senior Systems Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Administrator
7 3 (4.11%) Repair Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Repair Technician
7 3 (4.11%) Test Technician
8 2 (2.74%) Support Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) .NET
1 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET
1 2 (2.74%) CSS
1 2 (2.74%) CSS3
1 2 (2.74%) HTML
1 2 (2.74%) HTML5
1 2 (2.74%) JSON
1 2 (2.74%) XHTML
1 2 (2.74%) XML
2 1 (1.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.48%) Data Structures
3 3 (4.11%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.11%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.11%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.11%) User Experience
4 2 (2.74%) SCADA
5 1 (1.37%) Clustering
5 1 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.37%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.37%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.37%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.37%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.22%) Windows
2 5 (6.85%) Linux
3 2 (2.74%) Unix
4 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.55%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (13.70%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (13.70%) Project Management
2 10 (13.70%) SDLC
3 9 (12.33%) Information Security
4 8 (10.96%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (10.96%) Data Analysis
4 8 (10.96%) Information Management
5 7 (9.59%) CAD
5 7 (9.59%) Programme Management
6 6 (8.22%) Business Analysis
6 6 (8.22%) Data Management
6 6 (8.22%) Digital Marketing
6 6 (8.22%) Validation
7 5 (6.85%) Collaborative Working
7 5 (6.85%) ERP
7 5 (6.85%) ITIL
7 5 (6.85%) Service Delivery
7 5 (6.85%) Workflow
8 4 (5.48%) Feasibility Study
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.59%) SQL
2 5 (6.85%) C
3 4 (5.48%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.74%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 36 (49.32%) Degree
2 24 (32.88%) Security Cleared
3 22 (30.14%) HNC
4 10 (13.70%) DV Cleared
5 8 (10.96%) CISM
5 8 (10.96%) CISSP
5 8 (10.96%) IISP
5 8 (10.96%) SC Cleared
6 7 (9.59%) CLAS
7 4 (5.48%) APMP
7 4 (5.48%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (5.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (4.11%) ISEB
8 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.74%) CCNA
9 2 (2.74%) CCNP
9 2 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.74%) MCSA
9 2 (2.74%) MCSE
9 2 (2.74%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (8.22%) JSP 440
3 4 (5.48%) QA
4 2 (2.74%) GAMP
4 2 (2.74%) MIL-STD-1553
4 2 (2.74%) PMO
4 2 (2.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.37%) ECSS
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 18 (24.66%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.33%) SAP
3 3 (4.11%) Cisco
3 3 (4.11%) Google
3 3 (4.11%) Oracle
3 3 (4.11%) Siemens
3 3 (4.11%) Teradata
4 2 (2.74%) Allen-Bradley
4 2 (2.74%) BT
4 2 (2.74%) Motorola
4 2 (2.74%) Nokia
4 2 (2.74%) Nokia Networks
4 2 (2.74%) Rockwell
4 2 (2.74%) VMware
4 2 (2.74%) Wonderware
5 1 (1.37%) Citrix
5 1 (1.37%) Genesys
5 1 (1.37%) HP
5 1 (1.37%) Juniper
5 1 (1.37%) Mitel