The first table below looks at the demand for Network+ Certification in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network+ Certification over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA Network+ Certification (N+)
Rank 579 538 548
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +10
Contract jobs citing Network+ Certification 8 6 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.013% 0.066%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.073% 0.069% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 11
Average daily rate £190 - £600
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 - £550
10% offered a daily rate of more than £258 - £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 - £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.75 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +19.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £13.75 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% +10.00%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10976 8669 10495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.50% 18.17% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6208 4593 5416
Average daily rate £375 £363 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 551 472 579
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%

Network+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network+ Certification within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Network+ Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network+ Certification
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network+ Certification within the UK.

Network+ Certification Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Network+ Certification
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network+ Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Network+ Certification Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Network+ Certification
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network+ Certification within the UK.

Network+ Certification Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Network+ Certification
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network+ Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -83 8 £190 - 6
East of England - 5 £190 -
London -22 2 - - 1
Colchester - 2 £233 -
Essex - 2 £233 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £100 -
South East -14 1 - - 3
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 3
West Sussex - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bath - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Crawley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Derby - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Egham - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Leatherhead - - - - 1

Network+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Network+ Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network+ Certification.

1 8 (53.33%) Windows
1 8 (53.33%) A+ Certification
2 6 (40.00%) Firewall
2 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (40.00%) Cisco
3 5 (33.33%) CCNA
3 5 (33.33%) CISSP
3 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (33.33%) CNA
3 5 (33.33%) Novell Certification
3 5 (33.33%) UNIX
3 5 (33.33%) GIAC
3 5 (33.33%) Information Security
3 5 (33.33%) GCIA
3 5 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (26.67%) Network Security
4 4 (26.67%) Network Design
4 4 (26.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
4 4 (26.67%) Linux
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (20.00%) WAN
5 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (20.00%) Asset Management
5 3 (20.00%) Legal
6 2 (13.33%) Equities
6 2 (13.33%) Fixed Income

Network+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Network+ Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network+ Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Firewall
1 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (26.67%) Network Security
2 4 (26.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (20.00%) WAN
4 2 (13.33%) HTTP
4 2 (13.33%) LAN
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (6.67%) VPN
5 1 (6.67%) DNS
5 1 (6.67%) Wireless
General
1 3 (20.00%) Legal
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
2 2 (13.33%) Financial Institution
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Support Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Trainee
5 1 (6.67%) PC Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support
5 1 (6.67%) Incident Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Field Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) PC Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Field Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) PC Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) Equities
2 2 (13.33%) Fixed Income
3 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) UNIX
3 4 (26.67%) Linux
4 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Information Security
1 5 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
2 4 (26.67%) Network Design
2 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
3 3 (20.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Network Management
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
5 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management
5 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) A+ Certification
2 5 (33.33%) CCNA
2 5 (33.33%) CISSP
2 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (33.33%) CNA
2 5 (33.33%) Novell Certification
2 5 (33.33%) GIAC
2 5 (33.33%) GCIA
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.67%) MCDST
4 1 (6.67%) MCTS
4 1 (6.67%) MCITP
4 1 (6.67%) CCENT
4 1 (6.67%) MCSE
4 1 (6.67%) MCSA
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (6.67%) ACSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) Sun
3 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.67%) Symantec
4 1 (6.67%) Remedy
4 1 (6.67%) Apple
4 1 (6.67%) VMware