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 3 months to 28 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)
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 560 590 588
Rank change year-on-year +30 -2  
Contract jobs citing HND 50 61 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.55% 0.52% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 27
Median daily rate £350 £328 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.87% +9.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £241 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £412 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year - +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.47% +22.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £15.94 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £58.75 £47.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £23.81 £32.00
% change year-on-year +46.99% -25.59%  

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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9020 11793 10440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.15% 21.90% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 11465 16220 12522
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1176 1038 1075
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.25 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.04% +16.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.92 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HND in the UK

HND
Top 9 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 3 months to 28 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
UK excluding London +36 48 £350 - 29
England +29 46 £350 +2.94% 29
South East +25 22 £325 - 4
South West +7 13 £425 +25.46% 3
North of England +60 7 £258 -26.42% 11
Scotland +35 3 £180 +63.63% 2
Midlands +10 2 - - 8
London +5 1 £120 -50.51% 2
East of England -3 1 £350 -16.66% 1

For the 6 months to 28 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 with a requirement for HND.

1 52 (55.91%) Degree
2 39 (41.94%) HNC
3 26 (27.96%) Telecoms
3 26 (27.96%) Finance
4 21 (22.58%) Microsoft
4 21 (22.58%) Security Cleared
5 17 (18.28%) SQL
6 15 (16.13%) Project Management
7 14 (15.05%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (11.83%) Microsoft Excel
9 11 (11.83%) Microsoft Office
9 11 (11.83%) SDLC
10 10 (10.75%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (10.75%) ITIL
11 9 (9.68%) C
11 9 (9.68%) Oracle
11 9 (9.68%) SC Cleared
12 8 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (8.60%) Unix
12 8 (8.60%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (8.60%) Service Delivery
13 7 (7.53%) Manufacturing
13 7 (7.53%) 3G
13 7 (7.53%) Linux
13 7 (7.53%) Dimensional Modelling
13 7 (7.53%) Computer Science
13 7 (7.53%) MVNO
13 7 (7.53%) Performance Monitoring

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 2 (2.15%) GlassFish
1 2 (2.15%) Tomcat
1 2 (2.15%) WebLogic
1 2 (2.15%) WinCC
Applications
1 11 (11.83%) Microsoft Excel
1 11 (11.83%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.38%) AutoCAD
2 5 (5.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.15%) Siemens NX
4 1 (1.08%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.08%) Autodesk Inventor
4 1 (1.08%) EPLAN
4 1 (1.08%) FrameMaker
4 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.08%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.08%) Maximo
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.08%) Primavera
2 1 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.53%) 3G
1 7 (7.53%) 4G
1 7 (7.53%) MVNO
2 6 (6.45%) LTE
3 4 (4.30%) Diameter Protocol
3 4 (4.30%) ISUP
3 4 (4.30%) Megaco
3 4 (4.30%) MGW
4 3 (3.23%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (2.15%) 2G
5 2 (2.15%) Firewall
5 2 (2.15%) Network Security
5 2 (2.15%) VoLTE
5 2 (2.15%) VoWiFi
5 2 (2.15%) Wireless
6 1 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.08%) DHCP
6 1 (1.08%) GSM
6 1 (1.08%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.08%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.60%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.30%) Data Mining
2 4 (4.30%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.30%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.15%) MS Access
3 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.08%) GIS
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.15%) Ant
2 2 (2.15%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.15%) JIRA
2 2 (2.15%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (2.15%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (2.15%) Rational Statemate
2 2 (2.15%) Selenium
3 1 (1.08%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.08%) MSTest
3 1 (1.08%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.08%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.08%) WebDriver
General
1 26 (27.96%) Finance
1 26 (27.96%) Telecoms
2 7 (7.53%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.30%) Aerospace
3 4 (4.30%) Avionics
3 4 (4.30%) Back Office
3 4 (4.30%) Banking
3 4 (4.30%) Electronics
3 4 (4.30%) Investment Banking
3 4 (4.30%) Marketing
4 3 (3.23%) Billing
5 2 (2.15%) Legal
6 1 (1.08%) Law
6 1 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (11.83%) Developer
2 10 (10.75%) Project Manager
3 7 (7.53%) Technical Leader
4 5 (5.38%) Analyst
4 5 (5.38%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 4 (4.30%) Consultant
5 4 (4.30%) Coordinator
5 4 (4.30%) Design Engineer
5 4 (4.30%) Operations Support Engineer
5 4 (4.30%) Support Engineer
5 4 (4.30%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (3.23%) Administrator
6 3 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (2.15%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (2.15%) Linux Support
7 2 (2.15%) Network Engineer
7 2 (2.15%) OSS Engineer
7 2 (2.15%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (2.15%) Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.30%) XML
2 3 (3.23%) HTML
3 2 (2.15%) CSS
3 2 (2.15%) Hibernate
3 2 (2.15%) J2EE
3 2 (2.15%) JDBC
3 2 (2.15%) jQuery
3 2 (2.15%) JSP
3 2 (2.15%) Servlets
3 2 (2.15%) Spring
3 2 (2.15%) Spring MVC
3 2 (2.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (2.15%) Web Services
4 1 (1.08%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.08%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.08%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.08%) Middleware
4 1 (1.08%) RESTful
4 1 (1.08%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.05%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.53%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.38%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.23%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.23%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.15%) MPEG
5 2 (2.15%) SCADA
5 2 (2.15%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.08%) Clustering
6 1 (1.08%) CMDB
6 1 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.08%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.08%) FMCG
6 1 (1.08%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.08%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.08%) PMI
6 1 (1.08%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.60%) Unix
2 7 (7.53%) Linux
3 3 (3.23%) Windows
4 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.13%) Project Management
2 12 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (11.83%) SDLC
4 10 (10.75%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (10.75%) ITIL
5 8 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (8.60%) Service Delivery
5 8 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (7.53%) Dimensional Modelling
6 7 (7.53%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (6.45%) Change Management
7 6 (6.45%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (6.45%) Data Analysis
7 6 (6.45%) High Availability
7 6 (6.45%) Information Security
7 6 (6.45%) Integration Testing
7 6 (6.45%) Mentoring
7 6 (6.45%) Migration
7 6 (6.45%) Validation
7 6 (6.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.28%) SQL
2 9 (9.68%) C
3 4 (4.30%) Java
3 4 (4.30%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.30%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.23%) C#
4 3 (3.23%) Perl
5 2 (2.15%) Ada
6 1 (1.08%) Python
6 1 (1.08%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (55.91%) Degree
2 39 (41.94%) HNC
3 21 (22.58%) Security Cleared
4 9 (9.68%) SC Cleared
5 6 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (4.30%) CCNA
6 4 (4.30%) CCNP
6 4 (4.30%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (4.30%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.23%) APMP
7 3 (3.23%) Chartered Engineer
7 3 (3.23%) CISM
7 3 (3.23%) CISSP
7 3 (3.23%) IISP
7 3 (3.23%) PMP
8 2 (2.15%) CLAS
8 2 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.15%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (2.15%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.45%) QA
2 3 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (3.23%) SLA
3 2 (2.15%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.15%) GAMP
4 1 (1.08%) GMP
4 1 (1.08%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.08%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.08%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (1.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 21 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.68%) Oracle
3 5 (5.38%) SAP
4 4 (4.30%) Motorola
4 4 (4.30%) Nokia
4 4 (4.30%) Nokia Networks
4 4 (4.30%) Teradata
5 3 (3.23%) Cisco
5 3 (3.23%) Siemens
6 2 (2.15%) Allen-Bradley
6 2 (2.15%) Rockwell
6 2 (2.15%) Wonderware
7 1 (1.08%) Adobe
7 1 (1.08%) Greenplum
7 1 (1.08%) HP
7 1 (1.08%) Keysight
7 1 (1.08%) Mitel
7 1 (1.08%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.08%) Unisys
7 1 (1.08%) VMware
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