Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 811 825 841
Rank change year-on-year +14 +16 -20
Contract jobs citing Network+ Certification 46 48 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.048% 0.049% 0.029%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.24% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 27 17
England median daily rate £190 £150 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -50.00% -17.24%
10th Percentile £135 £126 £155
90th Percentile £390 £288 £428
UK median daily rate £192 £153 £286
% change year-on-year +26.00% -46.68% -18.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
England median hourly rate £26.05 £11.85 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +119.85% -65.15% -
10th Percentile £15.15 £10.19 £22.21
90th Percentile £35.60 £15.00 £45.25
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £15.60 £27.50
% change year-on-year +68.27% -43.27% -

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 17806 19989 20636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.77% 20.44% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10939 12476 12569
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £603 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 830 782 1002
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +26.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.69 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.96% +2.00% +31.58%

Network+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Network+ Certification in England

Network+ Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network+ Certification in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network+ Certification in England

Network+ Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network+ Certification in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network+ Certification in England

Network+ Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network+ Certification in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network+ Certification in England

Network+ Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network+ Certification in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor 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 23 November 2017. 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 -22 33 £173 +19.14% 2
South East +8 6 £380 +171.43% 3
North of England +64 4 £225 -40.00% 3
North West +25 4 £225 -40.00% 2
East of England -18 3 - -
Network+ Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Network+ Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Network+ Certification.

1 36 (78.26%) Windows
2 32 (69.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (67.39%) TCP/IP
4 26 (56.52%) Microsoft Office
5 25 (54.35%) Active Directory
5 25 (54.35%) A+ Certification
6 22 (47.83%) MCSA
7 21 (45.65%) Wireless
8 20 (43.48%) Finance
8 20 (43.48%) Windows 7
9 19 (41.30%) Microsoft
9 19 (41.30%) MCP
10 18 (39.13%) MCSE
10 18 (39.13%) LAN
10 18 (39.13%) Apple
10 18 (39.13%) MCDST
11 17 (36.96%) Change Management
11 17 (36.96%) Internet
11 17 (36.96%) Citrix
11 17 (36.96%) Apple iOS
12 16 (34.78%) MCSM
12 16 (34.78%) ACHDS
12 16 (34.78%) Time Management
12 16 (34.78%) Virtual Servers
12 16 (34.78%) Blackberry
12 16 (34.78%) Java
12 16 (34.78%) Oracle
13 15 (32.61%) Client/Server
13 15 (32.61%) Ethernet
13 15 (32.61%) Management Information System

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 10 (21.74%) IBM Notes
2 5 (10.87%) IIS
3 2 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 26 (56.52%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (2.17%) AutoCAD
4 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (8.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (67.39%) TCP/IP
2 21 (45.65%) Wireless
3 18 (39.13%) LAN
4 17 (36.96%) Internet
5 15 (32.61%) Ethernet
6 10 (21.74%) Firewall
7 8 (17.39%) Network Security
8 6 (13.04%) DNS
8 6 (13.04%) WAN
9 5 (10.87%) DHCP
10 4 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (8.70%) iSCSI
11 2 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (4.35%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (4.35%) MPLS
11 2 (4.35%) MRTG
11 2 (4.35%) VLAN
11 2 (4.35%) VoIP
12 1 (2.17%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (4.35%) Crystal Reports
General
1 20 (43.48%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.35%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Legal
4 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Analyst
2 11 (23.91%) Desktop Support
3 6 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (13.04%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 6 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (13.04%) Desktop Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Support Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Desktop Technician
4 5 (10.87%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Network Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Network Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Administrator
6 3 (6.52%) IT Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Project Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.52%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (6.52%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (34.78%) Blackberry
2 15 (32.61%) Client/Server
2 15 (32.61%) Management Information System
3 6 (13.04%) Data Centre
4 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.35%) NHS
6 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 36 (78.26%) Windows
2 20 (43.48%) Windows 7
3 17 (36.96%) Apple iOS
4 7 (15.22%) Windows Server
4 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (8.70%) Unix
7 3 (6.52%) Windows 10
8 2 (4.35%) Linux
9 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.96%) Change Management
2 16 (34.78%) Time Management
3 15 (32.61%) Validation
4 9 (19.57%) ITIL
5 5 (10.87%) Identity Management
6 4 (8.70%) Asset Management
6 4 (8.70%) Computer Forensics
6 4 (8.70%) Computer Security
6 4 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (8.70%) E-Discovery
6 4 (8.70%) Forensic Analysis
6 4 (8.70%) Information Security
6 4 (8.70%) Mathematics
6 4 (8.70%) Network Design
6 4 (8.70%) Threat Detection
6 4 (8.70%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (6.52%) IT Strategy
7 3 (6.52%) Service Desk Management
7 3 (6.52%) Strategic Thinking
7 3 (6.52%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.78%) Java
2 6 (13.04%) SQL
3 5 (10.87%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.35%) C
5 1 (2.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (69.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (54.35%) A+ Certification
3 22 (47.83%) MCSA
4 19 (41.30%) MCP
5 18 (39.13%) MCDST
5 18 (39.13%) MCSE
6 16 (34.78%) ACHDS
6 16 (34.78%) MCSM
7 15 (32.61%) ACDT
7 15 (32.61%) ACTC
8 11 (23.91%) Degree
9 9 (19.57%) CCNA
9 9 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (13.04%) CompTIA Security+
10 6 (13.04%) Security+ Certification
11 4 (8.70%) CISM
11 4 (8.70%) GCIA
11 4 (8.70%) GCIH
11 4 (8.70%) GIAC
11 4 (8.70%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (54.35%) Active Directory
2 16 (34.78%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.52%) vSphere
5 2 (4.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) CSIRT
1 4 (8.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 4 (8.70%) SCCM
2 3 (6.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (4.35%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.35%) Cacti
3 2 (4.35%) DameWare
3 2 (4.35%) SmokePing
4 1 (2.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (41.30%) Microsoft
2 18 (39.13%) Apple
3 17 (36.96%) Citrix
4 16 (34.78%) Oracle
5 11 (23.91%) VMware
6 10 (21.74%) Lotus
7 4 (8.70%) Cisco
7 4 (8.70%) HP
8 3 (6.52%) CheckPoint
8 3 (6.52%) ServiceNow
8 3 (6.52%) Sun
9 2 (4.35%) Dell
9 2 (4.35%) Meraki
9 2 (4.35%) Polycom
9 2 (4.35%) Sophos
10 1 (2.17%) Remedy
10 1 (2.17%) Veeam
10 1 (2.17%) Xerox