The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA Network+ Certification (N+)
Rank 571 551 537
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -14
Contract jobs citing Network+ Certification 6 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.014% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.058% 0.077% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
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£178 £463 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.62% +38.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £174 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £475 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £16.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10260 9121 8068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.19% 18.73% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5965 4949 4256
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 427 562
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.70 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.27% -18.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -22 6 £178 -61.62% 6
London -11 4 £105 -77.29% 3
Manchester - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
South East - 1 £250 - 1
South West - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Addlestone - - - -
Derby - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Redruth - - - -
Reigate - - - - 1
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Wellingborough - - - -
Woking - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cornwall - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 1

Network+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 27 (79.41%) Windows
2 18 (52.94%) TCP/IP
3 14 (41.18%) Firewall
3 14 (41.18%) Risk Management
3 14 (41.18%) Windows 7
4 12 (35.29%) UNIX
4 12 (35.29%) Network Security
4 12 (35.29%) Windows 8
4 12 (35.29%) Intrusion Detection
5 11 (32.35%) GCIA
5 11 (32.35%) Vulnerability Management
5 11 (32.35%) CISSP
5 11 (32.35%) A+ Certification
5 11 (32.35%) GIAC
6 10 (29.41%) CNA
6 10 (29.41%) Novell Certification
6 10 (29.41%) ITIL
6 10 (29.41%) Information Security
7 9 (26.47%) Network Design
7 9 (26.47%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (23.53%) SQL
8 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (20.59%) MCSE
9 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
9 7 (20.59%) LAN
9 7 (20.59%) Active Directory
9 7 (20.59%) Legal
10 6 (17.65%) Internet
10 6 (17.65%) 802.11
10 6 (17.65%) WAN

Network+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.88%) IIS
1 2 (5.88%) K2 blackpearl
2 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Office
2 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) 3ds Max
Communications & Networking
1 18 (52.94%) TCP/IP
2 14 (41.18%) Firewall
3 12 (35.29%) Network Security
3 12 (35.29%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (20.59%) LAN
5 6 (17.65%) Internet
5 6 (17.65%) 802.11
5 6 (17.65%) WAN
5 6 (17.65%) DHCP
5 6 (17.65%) VPN
5 6 (17.65%) DNS
6 2 (5.88%) Kerberos
7 1 (2.94%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
General
1 7 (20.59%) Legal
2 3 (8.82%) Finance
3 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
4 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Analyst
2 10 (29.41%) Security Analyst
3 8 (23.53%) Information Analyst
3 8 (23.53%) Information Security Analyst
4 7 (20.59%) Network Engineer
5 6 (17.65%) Desktop Support
6 4 (11.76%) Support Engineer
6 4 (11.76%) Network Support
6 4 (11.76%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) Senior Information Security Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Senior Information Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Senior Security Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Administrator
8 2 (5.88%) Architect
8 2 (5.88%) Consultant
8 2 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (5.88%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) .NET
1 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
1 2 (5.88%) SOAP
1 2 (5.88%) Web Services
1 2 (5.88%) XML
1 2 (5.88%) SAML
1 2 (5.88%) JSON
1 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) FMCG
2 4 (11.76%) Smartphone
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.94%) Statistics
4 1 (2.94%) Equities
4 1 (2.94%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 27 (79.41%) Windows
2 14 (41.18%) Windows 7
3 12 (35.29%) UNIX
3 12 (35.29%) Windows 8
4 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (17.65%) Linux
6 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) Risk Management
2 11 (32.35%) Vulnerability Management
3 10 (29.41%) ITIL
3 10 (29.41%) Information Security
4 9 (26.47%) Network Design
5 6 (17.65%) Line Management
6 5 (14.71%) Asset Management
7 2 (5.88%) SOA
7 2 (5.88%) MVC
7 2 (5.88%) Problem Management
7 2 (5.88%) Release Management
7 2 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (5.88%) ITIL V3
7 2 (5.88%) Investment Management
7 2 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (2.94%) Cyber Security
8 1 (2.94%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (2.94%) Fund Management
8 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) GCIA
1 11 (32.35%) CISSP
1 11 (32.35%) A+ Certification
1 11 (32.35%) GIAC
2 10 (29.41%) CNA
2 10 (29.41%) Novell Certification
3 9 (26.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (20.59%) MCSE
5 4 (11.76%) MCP
5 4 (11.76%) Degree
6 3 (8.82%) MCSA
7 2 (5.88%) CCNP
7 2 (5.88%) CCNA
7 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
7 2 (5.88%) CCENT
7 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.94%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) SLA
2 2 (5.88%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (20.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.65%) SAP
3 5 (14.71%) Sun
4 4 (11.76%) Cisco
5 2 (5.88%) Adobe
5 2 (5.88%) Symantec
5 2 (5.88%) Remedy
5 2 (5.88%) Mercator
6 1 (2.94%) VMware