Period
to 5 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Network+ Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 5 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

CompTIA Network+ Certification (N+)
UK > England
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 634 815 846
Rank change year-on-year +181 +31 -52
Contract jobs citing Network+ Certification 31 21 19
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.056% 0.024% 0.020%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 9
Median daily rate £390 £263 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.38% +16.67% +73.08%
10th Percentile £200 £141 £109
90th Percentile £549 £345 £590
UK median daily rate £390 £152 £263
% change year-on-year +157.10% -42.29% +101.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 3
Median hourly rate £25.63 £13.41 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +91.12% -0.69% -10.68%
10th Percentile £14.38 £12.55 £11.65
90th Percentile £35.00 £14.34 £13.75
UK median hourly rate £25.63 £13.65 £13.50
% change year-on-year +87.73% +1.11% -10.68%

Network+ Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 12,253 17,353 17,924
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.11% 19.58% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,457 10,508 10,839
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £261 £265 £250
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £454 £450
% change year-on-year +4.63% +0.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 557 765 805
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +36.17% -18.97%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.50 £12.63
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year +7.69% +36.84% -15.18%

Network+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Network+ Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Network+ Certification in England

Network+ Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Network+ Certification in England.

Daily rate trend for Network+ Certification in England

Network+ Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Network+ Certification in England over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Network+ Certification in England

Network+ Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Network+ Certification in England.

Hourly rate trend for Network+ Certification in England

Network+ Certification
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Network+ Certification in England over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Network+ Certification in England

Network+ Certification
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network+ Certification within the England region over the 6 months to 5 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +178 20 £275 +86.44% 2
South East +94 6 - - 2
South West +34 5 £500 - 5
Network+ Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Network+ Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Network+ Certification.

1 25 (80.65%) Windows
2 17 (54.84%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (51.61%) Linux
3 16 (51.61%) CCNA
3 16 (51.61%) VMware
4 15 (48.39%) Remedy
5 13 (41.94%) Firewall
5 13 (41.94%) SIEM
5 13 (41.94%) CompTIA Security+
6 12 (38.71%) vCenter Server
6 12 (38.71%) A+ Certification
6 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
6 12 (38.71%) .NET
6 12 (38.71%) Network Security
7 11 (35.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (35.48%) CentOS
7 11 (35.48%) Malware Analysis
8 10 (32.26%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 10 (32.26%) Palo Alto
8 10 (32.26%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (32.26%) C++
8 10 (32.26%) CCENT
8 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
9 9 (29.03%) VMware NSX
9 9 (29.03%) NIST
10 8 (25.81%) Dell
10 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
11 7 (22.58%) LAN
12 6 (19.35%) MCSE
12 6 (19.35%) HP

Network+ Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.45%) Apache Spark
1 2 (6.45%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (6.45%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Office 365
2 3 (9.68%) Azure
3 2 (6.45%) AWS
3 2 (6.45%) GCP
3 2 (6.45%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (41.94%) Firewall
2 12 (38.71%) Network Security
3 7 (22.58%) LAN
4 2 (6.45%) DHCP
4 2 (6.45%) DNS
4 2 (6.45%) HTTPS
4 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.45%) WAN
5 1 (3.23%) 802.11
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (3.23%) DMZ
5 1 (3.23%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (3.23%) VoIP
5 1 (3.23%) VPN
5 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.23%) Wireless
5 1 (3.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Bitbucket
1 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.45%) git-flow
1 2 (6.45%) JIRA
General
1 5 (16.13%) Banking
2 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Public Sector
3 2 (6.45%) Electronics
3 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.45%) Marketing
3 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.23%) Legal
4 1 (3.23%) Police
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Network Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Desktop Support
4 5 (16.13%) IT Support
4 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 4 (12.90%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (12.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Help Desk Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) PC Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) PC Support
6 3 (9.68%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (38.71%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
2 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.45%) GraphQL
2 2 (6.45%) Kafka
2 2 (6.45%) Node.js
2 2 (6.45%) React
2 2 (6.45%) REST
2 2 (6.45%) Spring
2 2 (6.45%) Spring MVC
2 2 (6.45%) Vue.js
3 1 (3.23%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.23%) CMDB
3 1 (3.23%) Hedge funds
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (80.65%) Windows
2 16 (51.61%) Linux
3 11 (35.48%) CentOS
4 6 (19.35%) Apple iOS
5 4 (12.90%) Mac OS X
6 3 (9.68%) Mac OS
6 3 (9.68%) Windows 10
7 2 (6.45%) Android
7 2 (6.45%) Fedora
7 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (6.45%) Ubuntu
7 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
8 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) SIEM
2 11 (35.48%) Malware Analysis
3 10 (32.26%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 6 (19.35%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (16.13%) Time Management
6 4 (12.90%) Digital Forensics
6 4 (12.90%) ITIL
6 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
7 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (9.68%) Ethical Hacking
7 3 (9.68%) High Availability
7 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (9.68%) Service Management
8 2 (6.45%) API Design
8 2 (6.45%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (6.45%) SDLC
8 2 (6.45%) Security Operations
8 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) C++
2 4 (12.90%) C
3 3 (9.68%) Python
4 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (54.84%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (51.61%) CCNA
3 13 (41.94%) CompTIA Security+
4 12 (38.71%) A+ Certification
5 11 (35.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (32.26%) CCENT
6 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
7 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
8 6 (19.35%) MCSE
9 5 (16.13%) CISSP
9 5 (16.13%) Degree
10 4 (12.90%) DV Cleared
10 4 (12.90%) GIAC
10 4 (12.90%) Linux+ Certification
10 4 (12.90%) SANS
10 4 (12.90%) SSCP
11 3 (9.68%) ACSP
11 3 (9.68%) MCITP
11 3 (9.68%) MCTS
12 2 (6.45%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (29.03%) NIST
2 2 (6.45%) ISO 9001
2 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (3.23%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 9 (29.03%) VMware NSX
2 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
3 4 (12.90%) Docker
3 4 (12.90%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.45%) NFS
4 2 (6.45%) Samba
4 2 (6.45%) VirtualBox
4 2 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (6.45%) Xen
5 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (38.71%) vCenter Server
2 4 (12.90%) Kubernetes
3 3 (9.68%) AirWatch
3 3 (9.68%) Jamf Pro
3 3 (9.68%) SCCM
3 3 (9.68%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (6.45%) Ansible
4 2 (6.45%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (6.45%) Nagios
4 2 (6.45%) OpenNMS
4 2 (6.45%) Puppet
4 2 (6.45%) ZABBIX
5 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) VMware
2 15 (48.39%) Remedy
3 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
4 10 (32.26%) Palo Alto
5 8 (25.81%) Dell
6 6 (19.35%) HP
7 4 (12.90%) Xerox
8 3 (9.68%) Apple
9 2 (6.45%) Cisco
9 2 (6.45%) Cloudera
9 2 (6.45%) EMC
9 2 (6.45%) Google
9 2 (6.45%) Hortonworks
9 2 (6.45%) IBM
9 2 (6.45%) NetApp
9 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
9 2 (6.45%) SAP
9 2 (6.45%) SolarWinds
10 1 (3.23%) Fortinet
10 1 (3.23%) McAfee