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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK
Rank 558 568 513
Rank change year-on-year +10 -55  
Contract jobs citing HND 41 60 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.092% 0.11% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 0.54% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 28 47
Median daily rate £260 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £248 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £405 £658
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £325 £400
% change year-on-year -20.00% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 6
Median hourly rate £30.00 £23.75 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.31% -22.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £8.88 £18.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.82 £46.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £23.75 £41.00
% change year-on-year +26.31% -42.07%  

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 9304 11046 10508
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.80% 20.91% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5913 6885 5992
Median daily rate £420 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.43% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £259 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 403 472
Median hourly rate £29.92 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.21% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.02 £60.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

HND
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HND in the UK

HND
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HND in the UK

HND
Top 30 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 23 March 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
England +16 37 £293 -10.00% 45
South East +8 17 £375 +11.11% 5
North West +22 7 £110 - 9
South West 0 7 £300 +9.09% 6
Hampshire -4 7 £401 +7.00% 1
Berkshire - 6 £185 - 1
Winchester +4 5 £390 +11.42%
Scotland +29 4 £108 -13.89% 3
Reading - 4 £223 - 1
Lancashire +24 3 - -
Preston +2 3 - -
Gloucestershire - 3 £225 -
Warrington +32 2 £110 -
Cheshire +30 2 £110 - 2
London +15 2 - - 2
Surrey +13 2 - -
Nottinghamshire +3 2 - -
Wiltshire -1 2 £300 -
East Midlands -4 2 - - 1
Glasgow - 2 £99 -
Manchester +17 1 £260 - 7
Cambridgeshire +6 1 - - 1
Nottingham +5 1 - -
Bristol +4 1 - - 2
Basingstoke +3 1 - -
North Lanarkshire +3 1 - -
East of England -9 1 - - 2
Buckinghamshire -12 1 £228 -30.79%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £285 - 1
Midlands - 1 - -

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 51 (67.11%) Degree
2 32 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 29 (38.16%) HNC
4 24 (31.58%) Finance
5 23 (30.26%) MS Excel
6 21 (27.63%) Telecoms
7 18 (23.68%) MS Office
8 15 (19.74%) SQL
9 14 (18.42%) Oracle
10 13 (17.11%) Workflow
11 12 (15.79%) Computer Science
12 11 (14.47%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (14.47%) MS PowerPoint
13 10 (13.16%) Data Entry
13 10 (13.16%) SAP
13 10 (13.16%) Project Management
14 9 (11.84%) SQL Server
14 9 (11.84%) JavaScript
14 9 (11.84%) C#
14 9 (11.84%) Security Cleared
14 9 (11.84%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (11.84%) Cybersecurity
15 8 (10.53%) Automated Testing
15 8 (10.53%) Software Engineering
15 8 (10.53%) Java
15 8 (10.53%) ITIL
15 8 (10.53%) Windows
16 7 (9.21%) ASP.NET
16 7 (9.21%) C
16 7 (9.21%) .NET

HND
Top Related 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 4 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 4 (5.26%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.63%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.32%) Apache
3 1 (1.32%) IIS
3 1 (1.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (30.26%) MS Excel
2 18 (23.68%) MS Office
3 11 (14.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (5.26%) MS Project
5 2 (2.63%) Acrobat
5 2 (2.63%) CorelDRAW
6 1 (1.32%) AutoCAD
6 1 (1.32%) FrameMaker
6 1 (1.32%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Eikon
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Primavera
1 1 (1.32%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.26%) Office 365
1 4 (5.26%) OneDrive
2 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.89%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (5.26%) 2G
2 4 (5.26%) 3G
2 4 (5.26%) 4G
2 4 (5.26%) LTE
2 4 (5.26%) Skype
3 2 (2.63%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.63%) Wireless
4 1 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.32%) DNS
4 1 (1.32%) Firewall
4 1 (1.32%) HTTP
4 1 (1.32%) Internet
4 1 (1.32%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.32%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.32%) SSH
4 1 (1.32%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.84%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.32%) GIS
3 1 (1.32%) MS Access
3 1 (1.32%) MySQL
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.58%) MSTest
1 5 (6.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.26%) Selenium
3 3 (3.95%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (2.63%) JIRA
4 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.32%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.32%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (1.32%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.32%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.32%) VectorCAST
5 1 (1.32%) WebDriver
General
1 24 (31.58%) Finance
2 21 (27.63%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.58%) Avionics
4 2 (2.63%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.63%) Electronics
4 2 (2.63%) Legal
4 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.63%) Marketing
5 1 (1.32%) Back Office
5 1 (1.32%) Law
5 1 (1.32%) Local Government
5 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (15.79%) Developer
2 10 (13.16%) Administrator
2 10 (13.16%) Project Manager
3 6 (7.89%) .NET Developer
3 6 (7.89%) Junior
3 6 (7.89%) Project Administrator
4 4 (5.26%) .NET Software Developer
4 4 (5.26%) Analyst
4 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (5.26%) Software Developer
4 4 (5.26%) Tester
5 3 (3.95%) Author
5 3 (3.95%) Automation Tester
5 3 (3.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (3.95%) C# Developer
5 3 (3.95%) Coordinator
5 3 (3.95%) Network Engineer
5 3 (3.95%) OSS Engineer
5 3 (3.95%) Software Engineer
5 3 (3.95%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.21%) .NET
1 7 (9.21%) ASP.NET
2 6 (7.89%) Web Services
3 5 (6.58%) Entity Framework
3 5 (6.58%) WCF
3 5 (6.58%) XML
4 4 (5.26%) .NET Framework
4 4 (5.26%) HTML
5 2 (2.63%) CSS
6 1 (1.32%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.32%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.32%) RESTful
6 1 (1.32%) SGML
6 1 (1.32%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.79%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.63%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.32%) CMDB
4 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.32%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.32%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.32%) FMCG
4 1 (1.32%) MPEG
4 1 (1.32%) Replication
4 1 (1.32%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.53%) Windows
2 5 (6.58%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.26%) Unix
4 1 (1.32%) Android
4 1 (1.32%) Linux
4 1 (1.32%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.11%) Workflow
2 11 (14.47%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (13.16%) Data Entry
3 10 (13.16%) Project Management
4 9 (11.84%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (11.84%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (10.53%) Automated Testing
5 8 (10.53%) ITIL
5 8 (10.53%) Software Engineering
6 6 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (6.58%) High Availability
7 5 (6.58%) Integration Testing
7 5 (6.58%) Mentoring
7 5 (6.58%) Process Improvement
7 5 (6.58%) SDLC
8 4 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (5.26%) PRINCE2
8 4 (5.26%) Regression Testing
8 4 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (3.95%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.74%) SQL
2 9 (11.84%) C#
2 9 (11.84%) JavaScript
3 8 (10.53%) Java
4 7 (9.21%) C
5 5 (6.58%) Perl
6 3 (3.95%) Ada
6 3 (3.95%) VB
7 2 (2.63%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.63%) Ruby
8 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.32%) Bourne shell
8 1 (1.32%) Korn
8 1 (1.32%) PHP
8 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.32%) Python
8 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (67.11%) Degree
2 29 (38.16%) HNC
3 9 (11.84%) Security Cleared
4 7 (9.21%) SC Cleared
5 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (6.58%) CCNA
6 5 (6.58%) CCNP
6 5 (6.58%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (6.58%) MCSE
7 4 (5.26%) MCSA
8 3 (3.95%) PMP
9 2 (2.63%) APMP
9 2 (2.63%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.32%) MCITP
10 1 (1.32%) MCP
10 1 (1.32%) MCTS
10 1 (1.32%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (1.32%) NVQ Level 4
10 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.89%) QA
2 2 (2.63%) PMO
3 1 (1.32%) GMP
3 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) NFS
1 1 (1.32%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
1 4 (5.26%) SCCM
2 1 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.32%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.32%) OpenView
Vendors
1 32 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 14 (18.42%) Oracle
3 10 (13.16%) SAP
4 6 (7.89%) Cisco
5 3 (3.95%) Forcepoint
5 3 (3.95%) Lumension
6 1 (1.32%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.32%) Cramer
6 1 (1.32%) FactSet
6 1 (1.32%) Fidessa
6 1 (1.32%) HP
6 1 (1.32%) Mapinfo
6 1 (1.32%) Mitel
6 1 (1.32%) SevOne
6 1 (1.32%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.32%) Unisys
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