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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA Network+ Certification (N+)
Rank 612 597 575
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -22
Contract jobs citing Network+ Certification 21 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.023% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 4
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£255 £475 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.31% +72.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 - £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 6
Average hourly rate £21.00 - £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 - £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 - £15.00

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
11059 10517 9039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.92% 18.83% 17.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6665 5953 4982
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 450 469
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -0.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 4 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network+ Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Network+ Certification Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Network+ Certification
Top 16 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 4 September 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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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 0 17 £255 -46.31% 10
London +7 11 £170 -64.21% 4
South East -21 4 £420 - 5
Lanarkshire - 4 - -
Scotland - 4 - - 1
Berkshire - 3 £420 - 1
Uxbridge +6 2 £160 +4.91%
Bracknell - 2 £425 -
Reading - 2 £408 - 1
South West - 2 - -
Croydon - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Plymouth - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -

Network+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 34 (79.07%) A+ Certification
2 32 (74.42%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (74.42%) CCNA
3 31 (72.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (65.12%) ITIL
4 28 (65.12%) MCSA
5 22 (51.16%) Windows
6 20 (46.51%) Microsoft
7 19 (44.19%) LAN
7 19 (44.19%) VMware
8 13 (30.23%) CCNP
8 13 (30.23%) ITIL V3
9 12 (27.91%) Cisco
10 11 (25.58%) MCSE
10 11 (25.58%) SLA
10 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (23.26%) Network Design
11 10 (23.26%) SQL
12 9 (20.93%) DNS
12 9 (20.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (20.93%) MCITP
12 9 (20.93%) CCENT
13 8 (18.60%) WAN
13 8 (18.60%) DHCP
13 8 (18.60%) Active Directory
14 7 (16.28%) Client/Server
14 7 (16.28%) Citrix
14 7 (16.28%) Clustering
14 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills

Network+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.33%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) SAP Business One
Communications & Networking
1 19 (44.19%) LAN
2 9 (20.93%) DNS
3 8 (18.60%) WAN
3 8 (18.60%) DHCP
4 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
5 5 (11.63%) IPv6
5 5 (11.63%) SAN
6 4 (9.30%) VPN
6 4 (9.30%) NAS
6 4 (9.30%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (6.98%) VoIP
8 2 (4.65%) OSPF
9 1 (2.33%) Firewall
9 1 (2.33%) Wireless
9 1 (2.33%) Network Security
9 1 (2.33%) iSCSI
9 1 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MSI
General
1 4 (9.30%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.98%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.65%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 18 (41.86%) Support Engineer
2 11 (25.58%) Network Engineer
3 9 (20.93%) Network Support
4 8 (18.60%) Network Support Engineer
5 7 (16.28%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 7 (16.28%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (13.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (9.30%) ICT Support Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) SQL DBA
8 3 (6.98%) Service Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) DBA
8 3 (6.98%) Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (6.98%) Administrator
9 2 (4.65%) Help Desk Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Data Centre Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) Flash
2 4 (9.30%) LAMP
3 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Client/Server
1 7 (16.28%) Clustering
1 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.98%) Life Science
3 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.65%) Replication
4 1 (2.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (51.16%) Windows
2 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (13.95%) Windows 7
3 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (9.30%) Linux
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (65.12%) ITIL
2 13 (30.23%) ITIL V3
3 10 (23.26%) Network Design
4 6 (13.95%) PRINCE2
5 5 (11.63%) CRM
5 5 (11.63%) Customer Engagement
6 4 (9.30%) Fault Management
6 4 (9.30%) Service Management
6 4 (9.30%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (9.30%) Migration
7 3 (6.98%) Mentoring
8 2 (4.65%) Server Monitoring
8 2 (4.65%) Line Management
8 2 (4.65%) Business Continuity
8 2 (4.65%) Software Testing
8 2 (4.65%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (4.65%) Problem Management
8 2 (4.65%) Release Management
8 2 (4.65%) Risk Management
8 2 (4.65%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.26%) SQL
2 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (79.07%) A+ Certification
2 32 (74.42%) CCNA
2 32 (74.42%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (72.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (65.12%) MCSA
5 13 (30.23%) CCNP
6 11 (25.58%) MCSE
7 9 (20.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (20.93%) MCITP
7 9 (20.93%) CCENT
8 5 (11.63%) ACSA
8 5 (11.63%) MCTS
9 4 (9.30%) MCDST
9 4 (9.30%) MCP
10 3 (6.98%) JNCIA
11 2 (4.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (4.65%) Degree
12 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (2.33%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (25.58%) SLA
2 2 (4.65%) BS7799
2 2 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (18.60%) Active Directory
3 5 (11.63%) XenApp
3 5 (11.63%) vSphere
3 5 (11.63%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (11.63%) vCloud
4 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) Backup Exec
2 5 (11.63%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (11.63%) vMotion
3 2 (4.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.33%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (2.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (46.51%) Microsoft
2 19 (44.19%) VMware
3 12 (27.91%) Cisco
4 7 (16.28%) Citrix
5 6 (13.95%) HP
6 5 (11.63%) Apple
6 5 (11.63%) Symantec
7 4 (9.30%) Avaya
8 3 (6.98%) Remedy
8 3 (6.98%) Mitel
9 2 (4.65%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (4.65%) Dell
9 2 (4.65%) Polycom
9 2 (4.65%) NetApp
10 1 (2.33%) Meru Networks
10 1 (2.33%) EMC
10 1 (2.33%) Juniper
10 1 (2.33%) BMC
10 1 (2.33%) SAP
10 1 (2.33%) Altiris