The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for HND qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 68 67
Rank change year-on-year +16 -1  
Contract jobs citing HND 1 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.17% 0.57% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.65% 1.76% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £300 £75 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +300.00% -72.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year - +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -1.42% +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 Reading.

Academic & Professional Certification
Reading
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 154 284 234
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 26.46% 32.38% 28.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 164 104
Median daily rate £450 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £235 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £503 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 23
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

HND
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

HND
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HND in Reading

HND
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HND in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 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 Reading region with a requirement for HND.

1 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (80.00%) HNC
2 3 (60.00%) CCNP
2 3 (60.00%) CCNA
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Process Improvement
2 3 (60.00%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (40.00%) MS Access
3 2 (40.00%) Perl
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) 2G
3 2 (40.00%) LTE
3 2 (40.00%) 4G
3 2 (40.00%) 3G
3 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Data Entry
4 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Workflow
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (20.00%) Information Security

HND
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (40.00%) 2G
2 2 (40.00%) 3G
2 2 (40.00%) 4G
2 2 (40.00%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MS Access
General
1 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Junior
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (20.00%) Data Entry
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Perl
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) HNC
2 3 (60.00%) CCNA
2 3 (60.00%) CCNP
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) SAP