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 3 months to 28 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 129 127
Rank change year-on-year +26 -2  
Contract jobs citing HND 4 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.23% 0.077% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.33% 0.43% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Median daily rate £108 £125 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.89% -61.53%  
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 £9.37 - -
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 Scotland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Scotland
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 301 461 473
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 17.14% 17.77% 16.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 250 254
Median daily rate £340 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £255 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 33
Median hourly rate £47.23 £16.46 £29.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +186.89% -43.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £12.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.50 £51.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

HND
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HND in Scotland

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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 3 months to 28 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
Glasgow - 2 £99 -
North Lanarkshire +3 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £185 -
HND
UK

HND
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 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 Scotland region with a requirement for HND.

1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (16.67%) Bourne shell
3 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) GIS
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) Samba
3 1 (16.67%) Replication
3 1 (16.67%) SSH
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (16.67%) Korn
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) NFS
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) IIS
3 1 (16.67%) HNC

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 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
1 1 (16.67%) SSH
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) GIS
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Coordinator
2 1 (16.67%) GIS Coordinator
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support
2 1 (16.67%) IT Trainer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Applications Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Support
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Technologist
2 1 (16.67%) Trainer
2 1 (16.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) CAD
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (16.67%) Bourne shell
2 1 (16.67%) Korn
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) HNC
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) NFS
1 1 (16.67%) Samba
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
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