The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for HND qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Higher National Diploma (HND)
England / North West
Rank 121 154 133
Rank change year-on-year +33 -21  
Contract jobs citing HND 7 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.27% 0.16% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.45% 0.75% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 10
Median daily rate £110 - £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £325 £400
% change year-on-year -20.00% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £41.25 £21.80 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.22% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £23.75 £41.00
% change year-on-year +26.31% -42.07%  

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 the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 482 801 709
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.84% 20.86% 20.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 392 325
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.78% +2.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £237 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 51 68
Median hourly rate £42.48 £39.75 £46.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.85% -13.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £15.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £62.50 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HND in the North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HND in the North West over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HND in the North West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HND in the North West

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Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 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
Lancashire +27 3 - -
Cheshire +26 2 £110 - 2
Manchester +11 1 £260 - 7
Cumbria - 1 - -
HND
England

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 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 North West region with a requirement for HND.

1 12 (100.00%) Degree
2 7 (58.33%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) Workflow
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) Integration Testing
4 4 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (33.33%) Oracle
4 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) Ada
5 3 (25.00%) MS Office
5 3 (25.00%) SAP
5 3 (25.00%) XML
5 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (25.00%) HOOD
5 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (25.00%) Avionics
5 3 (25.00%) Data Entry
6 2 (16.67%) QA Automation
6 2 (16.67%) High Availability
6 2 (16.67%) Ruby
6 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
6 2 (16.67%) QA
6 2 (16.67%) Selenium
6 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 4 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (8.33%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (8.33%) VectorCAST
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Avionics
2 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Administrator
1 3 (25.00%) Project Administrator
1 3 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Automation Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Junior
2 2 (16.67%) Junior Automation Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Junior Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Author
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) DOORS Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) ETL Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Planning Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Risk Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Integration Testing
1 5 (41.67%) Workflow
2 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (25.00%) Data Entry
2 3 (25.00%) HOOD
2 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 2 (16.67%) High Availability
3 2 (16.67%) QA Automation
3 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (8.33%) ERP
4 1 (8.33%) ETL
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) Ada
3 2 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) Perl
3 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Ruby
4 1 (8.33%) C
4 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) HNC
3 1 (8.33%) PMP
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) SAP