Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for HND qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 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)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 781 794 742
Rank change year-on-year +13 -52 +13
Contract jobs citing HND 96 87 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.093% 0.083% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.50% 0.40% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 42 83
UK median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £212 £111 £213
90th Percentile £500 £425 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £345
% change year-on-year +7.69% -5.80% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 29
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £20.94 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.16% -44.17% +50.00%
10th Percentile £15.66 £9.37 £12.70
90th Percentile £44.48 £54.63 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £16.88 £37.50
% change year-on-year +107.41% -55.00% +50.00%

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19240 21636 22485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.66% 20.66% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11789 13485 13553
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £243 £244
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 902 856 1079
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.13 £11.96
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +31.58%

HND
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing HND as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for HND in the UK

HND
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HND in the UK

HND
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HND over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HND in the UK

HND
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HND in the UK

HND
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HND over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HND in the UK

HND
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the UK over the 6 months to 21 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
UK excluding London +27 82 £350 +7.69% 40
England +16 73 £390 +19.08% 49
South East -5 22 £350 +107.41% 11
South West +6 21 £475 +20.25% 6
Scotland +2 17 £330 +29.41% 1
North of England +60 12 £258 -24.26% 7
London -23 9 £390 +14.71% 12
North West +26 7 £258 -21.97% 5
East of England -2 6 £295 -26.25% 4
Yorkshire - 4 - - 2
Midlands +6 3 - - 9
East Midlands -11 2 - - 1
North East +65 1 - -
West Midlands +19 1 - - 8
Wales - 1 £225 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 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 with a requirement for HND.

1 46 (47.92%) Degree
2 25 (26.04%) Security Cleared
2 25 (26.04%) Telecoms
3 24 (25.00%) HNC
4 23 (23.96%) Microsoft
5 20 (20.83%) Finance
6 17 (17.71%) Manufacturing
6 17 (17.71%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (16.67%) Electronics
8 15 (15.63%) SAP
9 13 (13.54%) ERP
10 12 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (11.46%) Workflow
11 11 (11.46%) Project Management
11 11 (11.46%) DV Cleared
12 10 (10.42%) Information Management
12 10 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (10.42%) Microsoft Office
12 10 (10.42%) SDLC
13 9 (9.38%) SQL
13 9 (9.38%) Windows
13 9 (9.38%) Microsoft Excel
13 9 (9.38%) Information Security
14 8 (8.33%) Data Analysis
14 8 (8.33%) SC Cleared
14 8 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 8 (8.33%) CAD
14 8 (8.33%) CISM
14 8 (8.33%) CISSP
14 8 (8.33%) ITIL

HND
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 3 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.08%) IIS
2 2 (2.08%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.08%) WinCC
3 1 (1.04%) GlassFish
3 1 (1.04%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.04%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.04%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (10.42%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (9.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (6.25%) AutoCAD
4 4 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (1.04%) Siemens NX
6 1 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (1.04%) Maximo
2 1 (1.04%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.13%) Office 365
3 2 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.17%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
2 3 (3.13%) 3G
2 3 (3.13%) 4G
2 3 (3.13%) Firewall
3 2 (2.08%) Diameter Protocol
3 2 (2.08%) Internet
3 2 (2.08%) ISUP
3 2 (2.08%) LTE
3 2 (2.08%) Megaco
3 2 (2.08%) MGW
3 2 (2.08%) MVNO
3 2 (2.08%) Network Security
3 2 (2.08%) VoLTE
3 2 (2.08%) VoWiFi
4 1 (1.04%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.04%) EIGRP
4 1 (1.04%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.04%) Junos
4 1 (1.04%) Skype
4 1 (1.04%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.17%) GIS
1 4 (4.17%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.13%) Data Mining
2 3 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.13%) MySQL
3 2 (2.08%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.08%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.13%) LabVIEW
2 3 (3.13%) MSI
3 2 (2.08%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.04%) Ant
4 1 (1.04%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (26.04%) Telecoms
2 20 (20.83%) Finance
3 17 (17.71%) Manufacturing
4 16 (16.67%) Electronics
5 6 (6.25%) Aerospace
5 6 (6.25%) Marketing
6 3 (3.13%) Banking
6 3 (3.13%) Investment Banking
6 3 (3.13%) Military
7 2 (2.08%) Avionics
7 2 (2.08%) Back Office
7 2 (2.08%) Billing
7 2 (2.08%) Local Government
8 1 (1.04%) Advertising
8 1 (1.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (19.79%) Analyst
2 9 (9.38%) Consultant
3 7 (7.29%) Business Analyst
3 7 (7.29%) Security Consultant
4 6 (6.25%) Design Engineer
4 6 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
4 6 (6.25%) Operations Business Analyst
4 6 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 5 (5.21%) Developer
5 5 (5.21%) IT Analyst
5 5 (5.21%) Test Engineer
6 4 (4.17%) Business Systems Analyst
6 4 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (4.17%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
6 4 (4.17%) Senior Manager
6 4 (4.17%) Senior Project Manager
6 4 (4.17%) Senior Systems Analyst
6 4 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.13%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.17%) CSS
1 4 (4.17%) HTML
2 3 (3.13%) .NET
2 3 (3.13%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.13%) CSS3
2 3 (3.13%) HTML5
2 3 (3.13%) XML
3 2 (2.08%) JSON
3 2 (2.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (2.08%) XHTML
4 1 (1.04%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.04%) J2EE
4 1 (1.04%) JDBC
4 1 (1.04%) jQuery
4 1 (1.04%) JSP
4 1 (1.04%) Servlets
4 1 (1.04%) Spring
4 1 (1.04%) Spring MVC
4 1 (1.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.21%) Data Structures
3 4 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.17%) User Experience
4 3 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.08%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.08%) e-Learning
5 2 (2.08%) SCADA
6 1 (1.04%) Clustering
6 1 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.04%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.04%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.04%) NHS
6 1 (1.04%) Photography
6 1 (1.04%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.38%) Windows
2 5 (5.21%) Linux
3 2 (2.08%) Unix
3 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.04%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.71%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (13.54%) ERP
3 11 (11.46%) Project Management
3 11 (11.46%) Workflow
4 10 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (10.42%) Information Management
4 10 (10.42%) SDLC
5 9 (9.38%) Information Security
6 8 (8.33%) CAD
6 8 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (8.33%) Data Analysis
6 8 (8.33%) ITIL
7 7 (7.29%) Programme Management
8 6 (6.25%) Business Analysis
8 6 (6.25%) Data Management
8 6 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
8 6 (6.25%) Validation
9 5 (5.21%) PRINCE2
9 5 (5.21%) Service Delivery
9 5 (5.21%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.38%) SQL
2 5 (5.21%) C
2 5 (5.21%) PL/SQL
3 4 (4.17%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.17%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.08%) Java
4 2 (2.08%) Ruby
5 1 (1.04%) C#
Qualifications
1 46 (47.92%) Degree
2 25 (26.04%) Security Cleared
3 24 (25.00%) HNC
4 11 (11.46%) DV Cleared
5 8 (8.33%) CISM
5 8 (8.33%) CISSP
5 8 (8.33%) IISP
5 8 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 7 (7.29%) CLAS
7 4 (4.17%) APMP
7 4 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (3.13%) ISEB
9 2 (2.08%) CCNA
9 2 (2.08%) CCNP
9 2 (2.08%) CIPD
9 2 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.08%) MCSA
9 2 (2.08%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (6.25%) JSP 440
3 5 (5.21%) QA
4 2 (2.08%) GAMP
4 2 (2.08%) ISO 9000
4 2 (2.08%) MIL-STD-1553
4 2 (2.08%) PMO
4 2 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.04%) ECSS
System Software
1 4 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.08%) vSphere
3 1 (1.04%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 23 (23.96%) Microsoft
2 15 (15.63%) SAP
3 5 (5.21%) Cisco
3 5 (5.21%) Oracle
4 4 (4.17%) VMware
5 3 (3.13%) Google
5 3 (3.13%) Siemens
5 3 (3.13%) Teradata
6 2 (2.08%) Allen-Bradley
6 2 (2.08%) BT
6 2 (2.08%) HP
6 2 (2.08%) JD Edwards
6 2 (2.08%) Motorola
6 2 (2.08%) Nokia
6 2 (2.08%) Nokia Networks
6 2 (2.08%) Rockwell
6 2 (2.08%) Wonderware
7 1 (1.04%) Arista
7 1 (1.04%) Extreme Networks
7 1 (1.04%) Keysight