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 30 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 74 64
Rank change year-on-year +17 -10  
Contract jobs citing HND 3 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.46% 0.20% 1.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.81% 0.68% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
Median daily rate £223 - £253
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 - £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £253 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £325 £400
% change year-on-year -20.00% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £65.00 - -
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 Reading.

Academic & Professional Certification
Reading
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 166 293 330
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 25.46% 28.81% 32.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 150 171
Median daily rate £400 £400 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £300 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 14
Median hourly rate £52.50 £55.55 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.49% +65.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £21.33 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

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 30 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 Reading region with a requirement for HND.

1 10 (90.91%) Telecoms
2 7 (63.64%) Degree
2 7 (63.64%) Oracle
2 7 (63.64%) MS Excel
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) MS Office
3 6 (54.55%) SAP
3 6 (54.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (54.55%) Data Entry
3 6 (54.55%) Workflow
3 6 (54.55%) Finance
3 6 (54.55%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (45.45%) HNC
5 4 (36.36%) CCNP
5 4 (36.36%) CCNA
5 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (36.36%) Process Improvement
5 4 (36.36%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (27.27%) 3G
6 3 (27.27%) 4G
6 3 (27.27%) LTE
6 3 (27.27%) 2G
7 2 (18.18%) Unix
7 2 (18.18%) Perl
7 2 (18.18%) SQL
7 2 (18.18%) XML
8 1 (9.09%) MS Access
8 1 (9.09%) SLA
8 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
8 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development

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 7 (63.64%) MS Excel
2 6 (54.55%) MS Office
2 6 (54.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (27.27%) 2G
2 3 (27.27%) 3G
2 3 (27.27%) 4G
2 3 (27.27%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MS Access
General
1 10 (90.91%) Telecoms
2 6 (54.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Junior
2 2 (18.18%) Project Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) 3G Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 4G Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Cybersecurity
1 6 (54.55%) Data Entry
1 6 (54.55%) Workflow
2 4 (36.36%) Process Improvement
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Perl
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) Degree
2 5 (45.45%) HNC
3 4 (36.36%) CCNA
3 4 (36.36%) CCNP
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Oracle
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) SAP