Period
to 19 July 2018

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 19 July 2018 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 363 337 353
Rank change year-on-year -26 +16 -19
Contract jobs citing HND 16 37 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.094% 0.23% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.90% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 22 20
South East median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70% +12.50%
10th Percentile £272 £204 £249
90th Percentile £488 £424 £407
England median daily rate £375 £350 £334
% change year-on-year +7.14% +4.87% -11.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 7
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £36.25 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.86% +0.69% -15.29%
10th Percentile £15.50 £25.00 £14.06
90th Percentile £16.50 £53.13 £58.75
England median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.56
% change year-on-year -7.14% +22.55% -10.75%

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 3,798 4,093 5,187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.29% 25.52% 27.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,073 2,342 3,167
South East median daily rate £425 £412 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.28% +2.88% +3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £248 £250
90th Percentile £575 £549 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 268 199
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.56% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £54.11
England median hourly rate £25.00 £29.84 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.21% +8.49% +23.99%

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 19 July 2018.

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 19 July 2018. 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
Buckinghamshire +16 8 £393 +72.53% 1
Thames Valley -19 8 £393 +61.03% 6
Surrey -16 4 £375 - 4
Hampshire -27 4 £210 -40.47% 4
HND
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing HND also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for HND.

1 10 (62.50%) HNC
2 7 (43.75%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (37.50%) PRINCE2
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (37.50%) Project Management
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (37.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
4 5 (31.25%) QA
5 4 (25.00%) SLA
5 4 (25.00%) Java
5 4 (25.00%) Degree
6 3 (18.75%) Selenium
6 3 (18.75%) CCTV
6 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
6 3 (18.75%) APMP
6 3 (18.75%) PHP
6 3 (18.75%) C
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (18.75%) Electronics
6 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
7 2 (12.50%) QA Automation
7 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (12.50%) Service Management
7 2 (12.50%) Workflow
7 2 (12.50%) 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 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) 2G
1 1 (6.25%) 3G
1 1 (6.25%) 4G
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.25%) GitLab
3 1 (6.25%) Katalon Studio
General
1 3 (18.75%) Electronics
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Project Manager
2 2 (12.50%) QA Automation Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) QA Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) QA Test Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Support Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Support
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Support Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 1 (6.25%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Quality Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Security Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Security Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Service Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Enzyme
1 1 (6.25%) Jest
1 1 (6.25%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) CCTV
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (37.50%) PRINCE2
2 6 (37.50%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
3 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
4 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 2 (12.50%) High Availability
4 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) QA Automation
4 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Workflow
5 1 (6.25%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) C
2 3 (18.75%) PHP
3 2 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) HNC
2 6 (37.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) Degree
5 3 (18.75%) APMP
6 2 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (12.50%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (6.25%) IRCA
7 1 (6.25%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) QA
2 4 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Apple
2 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
2 1 (6.25%) Google
2 1 (6.25%) Wrike