Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 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)
England > South East
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 355 354 349
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5 -27
Contract jobs citing HND 22 28 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.13% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.59% 0.64% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 26
South East median daily rate £350 £169 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +107.41% -50.37% +13.33%
10th Percentile £269 £95 £213
90th Percentile £463 £350 £416
England median daily rate £390 £325 £368
% change year-on-year +20.00% -11.56% +22.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 5
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £20.94 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.99% +19.64% -53.02%
10th Percentile £37.25 £13.89 £14.19
90th Percentile £47.75 £58.75 £46.40
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -32.43% +48.00%

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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3759 4350 5265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.31% 25.93% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2143 2664 3113
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £213 £255 £258
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
England median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 219 249
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £34.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.44% +25.93% +58.82%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.97 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.25 £50.35
England median hourly rate £25.69 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +0.75% +10.87% +21.05%

HND
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing HND as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 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
Hampshire +16 11 £350 +9.38% 2
Thames Valley -22 8 £440 +274.47% 4
Buckinghamshire -21 5 £440 +6.67% 3
Berkshire -8 3 £300 +155.32% 1
West Sussex - 2 £275 - 1
Surrey - 1 - - 1
HND
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 South East region with a requirement for HND.

1 10 (45.45%) HNC
2 9 (40.91%) Telecoms
3 8 (36.36%) Degree
4 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
5 4 (18.18%) Manufacturing
5 4 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (18.18%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (13.64%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (13.64%) ITIL
6 3 (13.64%) Google
6 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (13.64%) Change Management
6 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
6 3 (13.64%) MSI
6 3 (13.64%) Project Management
7 2 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (9.09%) Megaco
7 2 (9.09%) ISUP
7 2 (9.09%) ISEB
7 2 (9.09%) Motorola
7 2 (9.09%) Nokia
7 2 (9.09%) Six Sigma
7 2 (9.09%) 3G
7 2 (9.09%) Unix
7 2 (9.09%) C
7 2 (9.09%) Linux
7 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
7 2 (9.09%) Service Management
7 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
7 2 (9.09%) Finance

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 1 (4.55%) AutoCAD
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) 3G
1 2 (9.09%) 4G
1 2 (9.09%) Diameter Protocol
1 2 (9.09%) ISUP
1 2 (9.09%) LTE
1 2 (9.09%) Megaco
1 2 (9.09%) MGW
1 2 (9.09%) MVNO
1 2 (9.09%) VoLTE
1 2 (9.09%) VoWiFi
2 1 (4.55%) BGP
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (4.55%) DWDM
2 1 (4.55%) EIGRP
2 1 (4.55%) Firewall
2 1 (4.55%) MPLS
2 1 (4.55%) OSPF
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MSI
General
1 9 (40.91%) Telecoms
2 4 (18.18%) Manufacturing
3 2 (9.09%) Back Office
3 2 (9.09%) Billing
3 2 (9.09%) Finance
4 1 (4.55%) Advertising
4 1 (4.55%) Aerospace
4 1 (4.55%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Project Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Senior Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) 4G Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Build Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Design Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Linux Support
3 2 (9.09%) Linux Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Operations Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Leader
3 2 (9.09%) VoLTE Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Hardware Test Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) IT Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
1 2 (9.09%) Unix
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Collaborative Working
1 4 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (13.64%) Change Management
2 3 (13.64%) ITIL
2 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
2 3 (13.64%) Project Management
3 2 (9.09%) Customer-Centricity
3 2 (9.09%) High Availability
3 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
3 2 (9.09%) Migration
3 2 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (9.09%) Project Governance
3 2 (9.09%) Revenue Management
3 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 2 (9.09%) Service Design
3 2 (9.09%) Service Management
3 2 (9.09%) Six Sigma
4 1 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.55%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) HNC
2 8 (36.36%) Degree
3 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (9.09%) APMP
5 2 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (9.09%) ISEB
5 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 2 (9.09%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (4.55%) A+ Certification
6 1 (4.55%) CCIE
6 1 (4.55%) CCNP
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (4.55%) JNCIA
6 1 (4.55%) JNCIP
6 1 (4.55%) JNCIS
6 1 (4.55%) MCSA
6 1 (4.55%) MCSE
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (4.55%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
1 2 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (4.55%) ECSS
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Google
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Motorola
2 2 (9.09%) Nokia
2 2 (9.09%) Nokia Networks
3 1 (4.55%) Arista
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco
3 1 (4.55%) Extreme Networks
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) Juniper
3 1 (4.55%) Keysight
3 1 (4.55%) SAP