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 26 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)
England / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 423 410 434
Rank change year-on-year -13 +24  
Contract jobs citing HND 1 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.005% 0.037% 0.034%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.029% 0.22% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
Median daily rate £120 £243 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.51% -21.13%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -7.14% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £32.00 £22.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +44.27%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -2.85% +9.37%  

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 3428 3623 3617
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 16.51% 16.95% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2244 2513 2323
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.49% +5.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 43 91
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.40% -24.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £14.02 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

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

HND
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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing HND in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for HND in London

For the 6 months to 26 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 London region with a requirement for HND.

1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) MPEG
2 2 (50.00%) Marketing
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Broadcast Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Document Management
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) HNC
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2

HND
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Broadcast Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Monitoring Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Project Officer
1 1 (25.00%) Project Support Officer
1 1 (25.00%) Strategy Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Support Officer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) MPEG
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Broadcast Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Document Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) HNC
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft