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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 544 561 504
Rank change year-on-year +17 -57  
Contract jobs citing HND 39 53 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.094% 0.11% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.45% 0.51% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 46
Median daily rate £293 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £252 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £410 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £325 £400
% change year-on-year -20.00% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 7
Median hourly rate £30.00 £23.25 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -41.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £8.80 £19.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.20 £48.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -18.57% -17.64%  

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 8586 10313 9835
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.64% 20.88% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5421 6523 5665
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 374 443
Median hourly rate £30.94 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.60% +55.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

HND
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for HND in England

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HND in England over the 3 months to 28 March 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 March 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 +6 17 £375 +11.11% 6
North West +29 7 £110 - 9
South West -4 7 £300 +9.09% 5
London +23 3 - -
East Midlands -10 2 - - 2
North East - 2 £285 - 2
East of England -5 1 - - 2
Midlands - 1 - -
HND
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 48 (70.59%) Degree
2 27 (39.71%) HNC
2 27 (39.71%) Microsoft
3 25 (36.76%) Finance
4 21 (30.88%) MS Excel
5 18 (26.47%) Telecoms
6 17 (25.00%) MS Office
7 14 (20.59%) Oracle
8 13 (19.12%) SQL
8 13 (19.12%) Workflow
9 12 (17.65%) Computer Science
10 11 (16.18%) MS PowerPoint
10 11 (16.18%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (14.71%) SAP
11 10 (14.71%) Project Management
11 10 (14.71%) Data Entry
12 9 (13.24%) Cybersecurity
12 9 (13.24%) Security Cleared
13 8 (11.76%) Automated Testing
13 8 (11.76%) Software Engineering
13 8 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (11.76%) Java
14 7 (10.29%) JavaScript
14 7 (10.29%) C
14 7 (10.29%) C#
14 7 (10.29%) Windows
14 7 (10.29%) Cisco
14 7 (10.29%) SC Cleared
15 6 (8.82%) QA
15 6 (8.82%) Web Services

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 4 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 4 (5.88%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.94%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.47%) Apache
3 1 (1.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 21 (30.88%) MS Excel
2 17 (25.00%) MS Office
3 11 (16.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (5.88%) MS Project
5 2 (2.94%) Acrobat
5 2 (2.94%) CorelDRAW
6 1 (1.47%) AutoCAD
6 1 (1.47%) FrameMaker
6 1 (1.47%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Eikon
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Primavera
1 1 (1.47%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) Office 365
1 4 (5.88%) OneDrive
2 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.35%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (5.88%) LTE
2 4 (5.88%) Skype
3 3 (4.41%) 2G
3 3 (4.41%) 3G
3 3 (4.41%) 4G
4 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.94%) Wireless
5 1 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.47%) DHCP
5 1 (1.47%) DNS
5 1 (1.47%) Firewall
5 1 (1.47%) HTTP
5 1 (1.47%) Internet
5 1 (1.47%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.47%) VoIP
5 1 (1.47%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.47%) MS Access
3 1 (1.47%) MySQL
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (7.35%) MSTest
1 5 (7.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.88%) Selenium
3 3 (4.41%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (2.94%) JIRA
5 1 (1.47%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.47%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (1.47%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.47%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.47%) VectorCAST
5 1 (1.47%) WebDriver
General
1 25 (36.76%) Finance
2 18 (26.47%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.35%) Avionics
4 3 (4.41%) Marketing
5 2 (2.94%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.94%) Legal
5 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.47%) Back Office
6 1 (1.47%) Electronics
6 1 (1.47%) Law
6 1 (1.47%) Local Government
6 1 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (14.71%) Administrator
1 10 (14.71%) Developer
1 10 (14.71%) Project Manager
2 6 (8.82%) Junior
2 6 (8.82%) Project Administrator
3 4 (5.88%) .NET Developer
3 4 (5.88%) .NET Software Developer
3 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (5.88%) Software Developer
3 4 (5.88%) Tester
4 3 (4.41%) Author
4 3 (4.41%) Automation Tester
4 3 (4.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (4.41%) Network Engineer
4 3 (4.41%) OSS Engineer
4 3 (4.41%) Software Engineer
4 3 (4.41%) Technical Author
5 2 (2.94%) PMO Manager
5 2 (2.94%) Strategy Manager
5 2 (2.94%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.82%) Web Services
2 5 (7.35%) .NET
2 5 (7.35%) ASP.NET
2 5 (7.35%) Entity Framework
2 5 (7.35%) WCF
2 5 (7.35%) XML
3 4 (5.88%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.94%) HTML
5 1 (1.47%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.47%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.47%) RESTful
5 1 (1.47%) SGML
5 1 (1.47%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.94%) MPEG
3 2 (2.94%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.47%) CMDB
4 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.47%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.47%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.47%) FMCG
4 1 (1.47%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.29%) Windows
2 5 (7.35%) Unix
3 4 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.94%) Linux
5 1 (1.47%) Android
5 1 (1.47%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.12%) Workflow
2 11 (16.18%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (14.71%) Data Entry
3 10 (14.71%) Project Management
4 9 (13.24%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (11.76%) Automated Testing
5 8 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (11.76%) Software Engineering
6 6 (8.82%) ITIL
6 6 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (7.35%) High Availability
7 5 (7.35%) Integration Testing
7 5 (7.35%) Mentoring
7 5 (7.35%) Process Improvement
7 5 (7.35%) SDLC
8 4 (5.88%) PRINCE2
8 4 (5.88%) Regression Testing
8 4 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (4.41%) HOOD
9 3 (4.41%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.12%) SQL
2 8 (11.76%) Java
3 7 (10.29%) C
3 7 (10.29%) C#
3 7 (10.29%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.35%) Perl
5 3 (4.41%) Ada
5 3 (4.41%) VB
6 2 (2.94%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.94%) Ruby
7 1 (1.47%) PHP
7 1 (1.47%) Python
7 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (70.59%) Degree
2 27 (39.71%) HNC
3 9 (13.24%) Security Cleared
4 7 (10.29%) SC Cleared
5 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (7.35%) CCNA
6 5 (7.35%) CCNP
6 5 (7.35%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (7.35%) MCSE
7 4 (5.88%) MCSA
8 3 (4.41%) PMP
9 2 (2.94%) APMP
9 2 (2.94%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.47%) MCITP
10 1 (1.47%) MCP
10 1 (1.47%) MCTS
10 1 (1.47%) NVQ Level 4
10 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.82%) QA
2 2 (2.94%) PMO
2 2 (2.94%) SLA
3 1 (1.47%) GMP
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (1.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Intune
1 4 (5.88%) SCCM
2 1 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.47%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.47%) OpenView
Vendors
1 27 (39.71%) Microsoft
2 14 (20.59%) Oracle
3 10 (14.71%) SAP
4 7 (10.29%) Cisco
5 3 (4.41%) Forcepoint
5 3 (4.41%) Lumension
6 1 (1.47%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.47%) Citrix
6 1 (1.47%) FactSet
6 1 (1.47%) Fidessa
6 1 (1.47%) HP
6 1 (1.47%) Mitel
6 1 (1.47%) SevOne
6 1 (1.47%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.47%) Unisys
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