The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for HND qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Higher National Diploma (HND)
England / South East
Rank 230 239 213
Rank change year-on-year +9 -26  
Contract jobs citing HND 17 26 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.29% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.78% 1.03% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 15
Median daily rate £375 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £262 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £393 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £325 £400
% change year-on-year -20.00% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Median hourly rate £32.25 £23.75 £46.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.78% -48.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £13.95 £43.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.75 £33.55 £49.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £23.75 £41.00
% change year-on-year +26.31% -42.07%  

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 the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2177 2528 2659
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.29% 27.72% 27.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1297 1563 1373
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £258 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 107 104
Median hourly rate £25.00 £42.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.17% +88.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.13 £62.10 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HND in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HND in the South East over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HND in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HND in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HND in the South East over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HND in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 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
Hampshire +10 7 £401 +7.00% 1
Berkshire - 6 £185 - 1
Surrey +10 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -8 1 £228 -30.79%
Oxfordshire - 1 £450 - 1
HND
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region with a requirement for HND.

1 19 (61.29%) Degree
2 17 (54.84%) Telecoms
3 12 (38.71%) Finance
4 11 (35.48%) HNC
4 11 (35.48%) MS Excel
4 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
5 9 (29.03%) Oracle
5 9 (29.03%) MS Office
6 8 (25.81%) Workflow
7 7 (22.58%) SAP
7 7 (22.58%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (22.58%) Data Entry
7 7 (22.58%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (19.35%) Radio Access Network
8 6 (19.35%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (16.13%) Project Management
9 5 (16.13%) C
9 5 (16.13%) SQL
9 5 (16.13%) Computer Science
9 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
10 4 (12.90%) Process Improvement
10 4 (12.90%) 4G
10 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
10 4 (12.90%) LTE
10 4 (12.90%) CCNP
10 4 (12.90%) CCNA
10 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (12.90%) 3G
10 4 (12.90%) 2G
11 3 (9.68%) Unix

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 (6.45%) MS Project Server
2 1 (3.23%) Apache
2 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (35.48%) MS Excel
2 9 (29.03%) MS Office
3 7 (22.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (6.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (12.90%) 2G
2 4 (12.90%) 3G
2 4 (12.90%) 4G
2 4 (12.90%) LTE
3 2 (6.45%) Wireless
4 1 (3.23%) HTTP
4 1 (3.23%) Internet
4 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) MS Access
1 1 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) JIRA
1 2 (6.45%) Selenium
2 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (54.84%) Telecoms
2 12 (38.71%) Finance
3 2 (6.45%) Electronics
4 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.23%) Back Office
4 1 (3.23%) Law
4 1 (3.23%) Legal
4 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.23%) Marketing
4 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Administrator
2 6 (19.35%) Project Manager
3 4 (12.90%) Junior
4 3 (9.68%) OSS Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Project Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Coordinator
5 2 (6.45%) Design Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Junior PMO
5 2 (6.45%) Junior Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) PMO Manager
5 2 (6.45%) PMO Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (6.45%) RAN Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Junior PMO Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Junior Project Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Junior Project Coordinator
6 1 (3.23%) Software QA Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Telecoms Assistant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) XML
2 1 (3.23%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.23%) HTML
2 1 (3.23%) RESTful
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.45%) Smart Meter
3 1 (3.23%) CMDB
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.23%) FMCG
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Unix
2 1 (3.23%) Android
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Workflow
2 7 (22.58%) Continuous Improvement
2 7 (22.58%) Data Entry
3 6 (19.35%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
4 5 (16.13%) Project Management
5 4 (12.90%) Process Improvement
6 3 (9.68%) Asset Management
6 3 (9.68%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (9.68%) High Availability
6 3 (9.68%) Logistics
7 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.45%) Information Management
7 2 (6.45%) Information Security
7 2 (6.45%) Project Planning
7 2 (6.45%) Service Management
7 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.45%) Statistics
7 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) C
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) Perl
3 2 (6.45%) Java
3 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.45%) VB
4 1 (3.23%) C#
4 1 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (61.29%) Degree
2 11 (35.48%) HNC
3 4 (12.90%) CCNA
3 4 (12.90%) CCNP
3 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
4 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.45%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.23%) MCITP
6 1 (3.23%) MCTS
6 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.23%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
2 2 (6.45%) PMO
3 1 (3.23%) GMP
3 1 (3.23%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (3.23%) OpenView
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 9 (29.03%) Oracle
3 7 (22.58%) SAP
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco
4 1 (3.23%) Cramer
4 1 (3.23%) HP
4 1 (3.23%) Mapinfo
4 1 (3.23%) SevOne
4 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds