Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for HND qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 November 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 171 185
Rank change year-on-year -1 +14 -10
Contract jobs citing HND 16 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.32% 0.23% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.26% 1.01% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 3
Scotland median daily rate £334 £255 £168
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.88% +52.24% -
10th Percentile £198 £128 £140
90th Percentile £445 £351 £245
UK median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Scotland median hourly rate - £9.37 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -80.06% +308.70%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £20.94 £37.50
% change year-on-year +67.16% -44.17% +50.00%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 708 990 977
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.03% 22.77% 15.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 614 519
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% - -2.02%
10th Percentile £207 £240 £213
90th Percentile £513 £466 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 34 26
Scotland median hourly rate £28.00 £35.75 £28.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.68% +26.30% +53.00%
10th Percentile £12.85 £11.95 £13.50
90th Percentile £46.50 £43.53 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%

HND
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing HND as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for HND in Scotland

HND
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HND in Scotland

HND
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HND in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HND in Scotland

HND
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HND in Scotland

HND
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire - 4 £312 -
Glasgow -11 3 £270 - 1
Edinburgh -17 2 - -
South Lanarkshire - 2 £319 -
Dundee - 1 £323 -
Fife - 1 - -
HND
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Scotland region with a requirement for HND.

1 7 (43.75%) Degree
2 6 (37.50%) ERP
3 4 (25.00%) Workflow
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (25.00%) SAP
4 3 (18.75%) ITIL
4 3 (18.75%) Windows
4 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
4 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco
5 2 (12.50%) Finance
5 2 (12.50%) e-Learning
5 2 (12.50%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (12.50%) CSS
5 2 (12.50%) HTML
5 2 (12.50%) Java
5 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (12.50%) VMware
5 2 (12.50%) Information Management
5 2 (12.50%) Local Government
5 2 (12.50%) CIPD
5 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 2 (12.50%) Skype for Business
5 2 (12.50%) Process Improvement
5 2 (12.50%) Office 365

HND
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) Skype for Business
3 1 (6.25%) GlassFish
3 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.25%) Umbraco
3 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.25%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
1 1 (6.25%) Junos
1 1 (6.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Ant
1 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Local Government
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Operations Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Operations Business Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Trainer
4 2 (12.50%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) IT Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Electronics Technician
5 1 (6.25%) Floorwalker
5 1 (6.25%) Healthcare Trainer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) IT Floorwalker
5 1 (6.25%) IT Operations Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (6.25%) NHS IT Trainer
5 1 (6.25%) NHS Trainer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior J2EE Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) CSS
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (6.25%) CSS3
2 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
2 1 (6.25%) HTML5
2 1 (6.25%) J2EE
2 1 (6.25%) JDBC
2 1 (6.25%) jQuery
2 1 (6.25%) JSP
2 1 (6.25%) Servlets
2 1 (6.25%) Spring
2 1 (6.25%) Spring MVC
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (12.50%) e-Learning
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) NHS
2 1 (6.25%) PKI
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ERP
2 4 (25.00%) Workflow
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) Information Management
4 2 (12.50%) Process Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Analytics
5 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Cryptography
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
5 1 (6.25%) Neuroscience
5 1 (6.25%) Open Source
5 1 (6.25%) Open Source Development
5 1 (6.25%) People Management
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.25%) Psychology
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) TDD
5 1 (6.25%) Wireframes
5 1 (6.25%) Workload Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Java
1 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) CIPD
3 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Master's Degree
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (25.00%) SAP
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) F5
3 1 (6.25%) JD Edwards
3 1 (6.25%) Palo Alto
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat