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 23 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)
England / South East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 236 237 256
Rank change year-on-year +1 +19  
Contract jobs citing HND 18 25 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.23% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.96% 0.99% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 12
Median daily rate £350 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +18.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £188 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £407 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year - +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £57.50 £47.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.13% +20.31%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year -2.85% +8.52%  

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 1868 2526 2358
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 24.13% 28.19% 24.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1029 1477 1309
Median daily rate £407 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.75% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £288 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 97 124
Median hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.00% +16.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

HND
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

HND
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

HND
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 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HND in the South East

HND
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HND in the South East

HND
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 23 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
Hampshire +12 10 £350 - 1
Berkshire +12 6 £300 +300.00%
Surrey - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £275 -
HND
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for HND.

1 18 (51.43%) Telecoms
2 17 (48.57%) HNC
3 15 (42.86%) Degree
4 9 (25.71%) Security Cleared
5 7 (20.00%) Finance
5 7 (20.00%) C
5 7 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 7 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (17.14%) 4G
6 6 (17.14%) High Availability
6 6 (17.14%) Project Management
6 6 (17.14%) Unix
6 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Excel
6 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
6 6 (17.14%) 3G
6 6 (17.14%) LTE
6 6 (17.14%) Computer Science
7 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (14.29%) Change Management
7 5 (14.29%) MVNO
7 5 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (11.43%) Process Improvement
8 4 (11.43%) Diameter Protocol
8 4 (11.43%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (11.43%) Workflow
8 4 (11.43%) Back Office
8 4 (11.43%) Megaco
8 4 (11.43%) ISUP
8 4 (11.43%) Linux
8 4 (11.43%) Nokia

HND
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (2.86%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) 3G
1 6 (17.14%) 4G
1 6 (17.14%) LTE
2 5 (14.29%) MVNO
3 4 (11.43%) Diameter Protocol
3 4 (11.43%) ISUP
3 4 (11.43%) Megaco
3 4 (11.43%) MGW
4 3 (8.57%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (5.71%) 2G
5 2 (5.71%) VoLTE
5 2 (5.71%) VoWiFi
5 2 (5.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) MS Access
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) JIRA
1 2 (5.71%) Selenium
2 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.86%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (51.43%) Telecoms
2 7 (20.00%) Finance
3 4 (11.43%) Back Office
4 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.86%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.86%) Billing
5 1 (2.86%) Electronics
5 1 (2.86%) Law
5 1 (2.86%) Legal
5 1 (2.86%) Marketing
5 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (14.29%) Project Manager
1 5 (14.29%) Technical Leader
2 4 (11.43%) Operations Support Engineer
2 4 (11.43%) Support Engineer
3 2 (5.71%) 4G Engineer
3 2 (5.71%) Design Engineer
3 2 (5.71%) Designer
3 2 (5.71%) IP Engineer
3 2 (5.71%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (5.71%) Linux Support
3 2 (5.71%) Linux Support Engineer
3 2 (5.71%) OSS Engineer
3 2 (5.71%) Tester
3 2 (5.71%) VoLTE Engineer
4 1 (2.86%) Automation Tester
4 1 (2.86%) Build Engineer
4 1 (2.86%) Procurement Officer
4 1 (2.86%) Senior Designer
4 1 (2.86%) Senior IP Engineer
4 1 (2.86%) Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) XML
2 1 (2.86%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.86%) RESTful
2 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.86%) CMDB
4 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.86%) FMCG
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Unix
2 4 (11.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 7 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 6 (17.14%) High Availability
2 6 (17.14%) Project Management
3 5 (14.29%) Change Management
3 5 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (11.43%) CRM
4 4 (11.43%) Integration Testing
4 4 (11.43%) Logistics
4 4 (11.43%) Process Improvement
4 4 (11.43%) Workflow
5 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.57%) Asset Management
5 3 (8.57%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (8.57%) Information Security
5 3 (8.57%) Mentoring
5 3 (8.57%) Migration
6 2 (5.71%) Service Design
6 2 (5.71%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) C
2 3 (8.57%) SQL
3 2 (5.71%) Perl
4 1 (2.86%) C#
4 1 (2.86%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (48.57%) HNC
2 15 (42.86%) Degree
3 9 (25.71%) Security Cleared
4 4 (11.43%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
5 3 (8.57%) CCNA
5 3 (8.57%) CCNP
5 3 (8.57%) Chartered Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (5.71%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (2.86%) A+ Certification
7 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.86%) MCSA
7 1 (2.86%) MCSE
7 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.86%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (2.86%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) QA
2 2 (5.71%) SLA
3 1 (2.86%) GMP
3 1 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.43%) Nokia
2 4 (11.43%) Nokia Networks
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle
4 2 (5.71%) Motorola
4 2 (5.71%) SAP
5 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds