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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA Network+ Certification (N+)
Rank 591 562 558
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -4
Contract jobs citing Network+ Certification 3 8 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.016% 0.045%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.029% 0.088% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£250 £158 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.73% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £200 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £13.75 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.75 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10392 9080 9867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.99% 17.76% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5835 4871 5100
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 501 614
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.97 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%

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
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 29 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 31 July 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
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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 -31 3 £250 +58.73% 5
London +19 1 - - 1
South East -13 1 £250 +25.00% 3
South Wales - - - - 1
South West - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 1
Bournemouth - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Chatham - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Crowborough - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Redruth - - - - 1
Reigate - - - - 2
Sheffield - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cornwall - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1

Network+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (63.64%) Cisco
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (63.64%) CCNA
1 7 (63.64%) A+ Certification
2 6 (54.55%) Windows
3 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (27.27%) Firewall
4 2 (18.18%) Network Design
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
4 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) LAN
4 2 (18.18%) WAN
4 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) MCSA
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 2 (18.18%) Network Management
5 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
5 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (9.09%) Service Management
5 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
5 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
5 1 (9.09%) CRM
5 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
5 1 (9.09%) UNIX
5 1 (9.09%) C

Network+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (18.18%) LAN
2 2 (18.18%) WAN
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) VPN
3 1 (9.09%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security
3 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Legal
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Support Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (45.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support
4 1 (9.09%) Junior
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Field Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Information Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Support
4 1 (9.09%) Field Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) PC Support
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) PC Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Trainee
4 1 (9.09%) PC Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) Fixed Income
1 1 (9.09%) Equities
1 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
3 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 1 (9.09%) UNIX
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL
1 2 (18.18%) Network Design
1 2 (18.18%) Network Management
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
2 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (9.09%) CRM
2 1 (9.09%) Service Management
2 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
2 1 (9.09%) Information Security
2 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) CCNA
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (63.64%) A+ Certification
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (18.18%) MCSA
4 1 (9.09%) CCNP
4 1 (9.09%) CISSP
4 1 (9.09%) CNA
4 1 (9.09%) Novell Certification
4 1 (9.09%) GIAC
4 1 (9.09%) GCIA
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (9.09%) ACSA
4 1 (9.09%) MCDST
4 1 (9.09%) MCTS
4 1 (9.09%) MCITP
4 1 (9.09%) CCENT
4 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (9.09%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
3 1 (9.09%) Symantec
3 1 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Polycom
3 1 (9.09%) Sun
3 1 (9.09%) Apple