The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for HND qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Higher National Diploma (HND)
England / London
Rank 397 424 388
Rank change year-on-year +27 -36  
Contract jobs citing HND 3 4 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.015% 0.018% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.090% 0.10% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 11
Median daily rate - - £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £325 £400
% change year-on-year -20.00% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £18.91
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -14.28% -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 London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3338 3856 3537
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 17.15% 17.49% 16.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2261 2720 2315
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £611 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 49 85
Median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.57% -15.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.85 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

HND
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HND in London

HND
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HND in London

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region with a requirement for HND.

1 6 (75.00%) Degree
2 5 (62.50%) MS Office
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) MCSE
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (50.00%) MCSA
3 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) SCCM
3 4 (50.00%) Skype for Business
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (50.00%) Skype
3 4 (50.00%) OneDrive
3 4 (50.00%) Office 365
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (37.50%) Lumension
4 3 (37.50%) Forcepoint
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) MPEG
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) Unix
5 2 (25.00%) Broadcast Engineering
5 2 (25.00%) Marketing
6 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
6 1 (12.50%) Eikon
6 1 (12.50%) FactSet
6 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

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Top Related IT Skills in London 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (50.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
2 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Office 365
1 4 (50.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Skype
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Office 365 Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Broadcast Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Market Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Market Data Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Market Data Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Monitoring Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Strategy Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) MPEG
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Unix
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Broadcast Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Degree
2 5 (62.50%) MCSE
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (50.00%) MCSA
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (12.50%) MCP
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 4 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Forcepoint
2 3 (37.50%) Lumension
3 1 (12.50%) Bloomberg
3 1 (12.50%) FactSet
3 1 (12.50%) Fidessa