The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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)
England / South West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 133 136
Rank change year-on-year +6 +3  
Contract jobs citing HND 8 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.30% 0.14% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.95% 0.40% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 5
Median daily rate £425 £339 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.46% -9.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year - +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £30.00 - £32.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 - £18.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 - £44.18
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 the South West.

Academic & Professional Certification
South West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 844 993 859
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.49% 33.67% 27.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 608 512
Median daily rate £425 £390 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £598 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 43 47
Median hourly rate £42.50 £28.75 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.82% -30.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £21.88 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £55.00
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 the South West

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

HND
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HND in the South West

HND
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HND in the South West

HND
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West 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
Gloucestershire - 4 £425 -
Bristol -5 3 £363 +7.01%
Cornwall - 1 - - 3
HND
England

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 South West region with a requirement for HND.

1 12 (80.00%) HNC
2 10 (66.67%) Degree
3 7 (46.67%) Dimensional Modelling
3 7 (46.67%) SDLC
3 7 (46.67%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (46.67%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (46.67%) Finance
4 6 (40.00%) SQL
5 5 (33.33%) Validation
5 5 (33.33%) Kimball Methodology
5 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
6 4 (26.67%) Data Analysis
6 4 (26.67%) Investment Banking
6 4 (26.67%) Banking
6 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
6 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (26.67%) Teradata
6 4 (26.67%) Data Modelling
6 4 (26.67%) Data Mining
6 4 (26.67%) Project Management
7 3 (20.00%) CAD
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (13.33%) Siemens NX
8 2 (13.33%) Avionics
8 2 (13.33%) APMP
8 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
8 2 (13.33%) Aerospace
8 2 (13.33%) ITIL

HND
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (13.33%) Siemens NX
2 1 (6.67%) AutoCAD
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) 3G
1 1 (6.67%) 4G
1 1 (6.67%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (26.67%) Data Mining
2 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
2 4 (26.67%) Investment Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Aerospace
3 2 (13.33%) Avionics
4 1 (6.67%) Electronics
4 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) CAD Draughtsman
4 1 (6.67%) CAD Technician
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Draughtsman
4 1 (6.67%) Project Officer
4 1 (6.67%) Project Support Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Project Support Officer
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Support Officer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) Dimensional Modelling
1 7 (46.67%) SDLC
2 5 (33.33%) Kimball Methodology
2 5 (33.33%) Validation
3 4 (26.67%) Data Analysis
3 4 (26.67%) Data Modelling
3 4 (26.67%) Project Management
4 3 (20.00%) CAD
4 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL
5 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
6 1 (6.67%) BCP
6 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
6 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (6.67%) Business Performance Management
6 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (6.67%) Data Management
6 1 (6.67%) PDM
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (80.00%) HNC
2 10 (66.67%) Degree
3 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
5 2 (13.33%) APMP
5 2 (13.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Teradata
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Greenplum
3 1 (6.67%) Siemens
3 1 (6.67%) Unisys
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