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 25 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 152 128
Rank change year-on-year +44 -24  
Contract jobs citing HND 3 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.14% 0.035% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.95% 0.13% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £180 - £169
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 - £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £236 - £170
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year - +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £9.37 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -65.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -2.85% +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 Scotland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Scotland
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 316 745 505
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 14.75% 25.73% 16.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 426 248
Median daily rate £375 £330 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -2.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £440 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 45 26
Median hourly rate £32.00 £40.00 £29.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +37.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £20.70 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HND in Scotland over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HND in Scotland

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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

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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 25 June 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
Edinburgh - 2 £250 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £110 -
HND
UK

For the 6 months to 25 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 Scotland region with a requirement for HND.

1 5 (71.43%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) J2EE
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) Ant
3 2 (28.57%) WebLogic
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) JDBC
3 2 (28.57%) JSP
3 2 (28.57%) Servlets
3 2 (28.57%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
3 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Hibernate
3 2 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
3 2 (28.57%) MVC
3 2 (28.57%) Spring
3 2 (28.57%) Spring MVC
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (28.57%) jQuery
3 2 (28.57%) GlassFish
3 2 (28.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server

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 2 (28.57%) GlassFish
1 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
1 2 (28.57%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (14.29%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Ant
1 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Coordinator
2 1 (14.29%) Deployment Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support
2 1 (14.29%) IT Trainer
2 1 (14.29%) Junior
2 1 (14.29%) Junior Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Rollout Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Trainer
2 1 (14.29%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) Hibernate
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) J2EE
1 2 (28.57%) JDBC
1 2 (28.57%) jQuery
1 2 (28.57%) JSP
1 2 (28.57%) Servlets
1 2 (28.57%) Spring
1 2 (28.57%) Spring MVC
1 2 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 2 (28.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) CAD
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) HNC
2 1 (14.29%) MCP
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Dell
2 1 (14.29%) HP