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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA Network+ Certification (N+)
Rank 594 566 590
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +24
Contract jobs citing Network+ Certification 20 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.023% 0.022%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -29.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £230 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £305 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate - £275 £230
% change year-on-year
- +19.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £16.25 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.25 £13.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%

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
11229 9068 10300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.43% 17.20% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6204 5084 5339
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £547 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 418 624
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -15.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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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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 -10 20 £350 +27.27% 10
London - 18 £350 - 2
City of London - 6 £500 - 1
South East -14 1 - - 2
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bournemouth - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Crowborough - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Dorking - - - -
Halifax - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Loughborough - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Redruth - - - - 1
Reigate - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Woking - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -

Network+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 22 (91.67%) Windows
2 17 (70.83%) TCP/IP
3 11 (45.83%) Firewall
3 11 (45.83%) Windows 7
4 10 (41.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (41.67%) Network Security
4 10 (41.67%) Risk Management
4 10 (41.67%) Information Security
4 10 (41.67%) CNA
4 10 (41.67%) Novell Certification
4 10 (41.67%) UNIX
5 9 (37.50%) CISSP
5 9 (37.50%) GIAC
5 9 (37.50%) Network Design
5 9 (37.50%) GCIA
5 9 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management
5 9 (37.50%) Windows 8
6 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (33.33%) LAN
7 7 (29.17%) WAN
7 7 (29.17%) MCSE
7 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
7 7 (29.17%) VPN
7 7 (29.17%) DNS
7 7 (29.17%) Legal
8 6 (25.00%) Internet
8 6 (25.00%) 802.11
8 6 (25.00%) Sun
8 6 (25.00%) A+ Certification
8 6 (25.00%) DHCP

Network+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (4.17%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (70.83%) TCP/IP
2 11 (45.83%) Firewall
3 10 (41.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (41.67%) Network Security
4 8 (33.33%) LAN
5 7 (29.17%) WAN
5 7 (29.17%) VPN
5 7 (29.17%) DNS
6 6 (25.00%) Internet
6 6 (25.00%) 802.11
6 6 (25.00%) DHCP
7 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
7 1 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
General
1 7 (29.17%) Legal
2 4 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (8.33%) Financial Institution
3 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Analyst
2 8 (33.33%) Security Analyst
2 8 (33.33%) Information Analyst
2 8 (33.33%) Information Security Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Network Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Support Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 3 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Security Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Network Support
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Information Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Information Security Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (8.33%) Network Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Smartphone
1 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 3 (12.50%) FMCG
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Fixed Income
2 2 (8.33%) Equities
3 1 (4.17%) Statistics
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 22 (91.67%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Windows 7
3 10 (41.67%) UNIX
4 9 (37.50%) Windows 8
5 6 (25.00%) Linux
6 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Risk Management
1 10 (41.67%) Information Security
2 9 (37.50%) Network Design
2 9 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management
3 6 (25.00%) Line Management
4 5 (20.83%) ITIL
5 4 (16.67%) Asset Management
6 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
6 2 (8.33%) Investment Management
7 1 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (4.17%) Network Management
7 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
7 1 (4.17%) CRM
7 1 (4.17%) Service Management
7 1 (4.17%) Fund Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) CNA
1 10 (41.67%) Novell Certification
2 9 (37.50%) CISSP
2 9 (37.50%) GIAC
2 9 (37.50%) GCIA
3 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (29.17%) MCSE
5 6 (25.00%) A+ Certification
6 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (16.67%) CCNA
7 3 (12.50%) MCP
8 2 (8.33%) MCSA
8 2 (8.33%) Degree
9 1 (4.17%) CCENT
9 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
9 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (4.17%) ACSA
9 1 (4.17%) MCTS
9 1 (4.17%) MCITP
9 1 (4.17%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (4.17%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Sun
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) SAP
4 1 (4.17%) Apple
4 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.17%) Symantec
4 1 (4.17%) VMware
4 1 (4.17%) Polycom
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