Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Network+ Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 January 2018 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
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 831 828 846
Rank change year-on-year -3 +18 -21
Contract jobs citing Network+ Certification 45 42 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.043% 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.21% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 21 18
UK median daily rate £193 £140 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.86% -66.67% +40.00%
10th Percentile £135 £120 £221
90th Percentile £390 £350 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £275 £418
% change year-on-year +16.45% -34.13% +240.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 10
UK median hourly rate £25.63 £15.60 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.26% -43.27% -
10th Percentile £15.38 £10.56 £16.57
90th Percentile £26.88 £21.20 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.63 £15.60 £18.50
% change year-on-year +64.26% -15.68% -

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 18,975 19,859 21,893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.92% 20.44% 20.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,645 12,427 13,248
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £225 £250 £250
90th Percentile £620 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 829 874 1,029
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -7.27% +44.74%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.47
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.69 £27.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -4.85% -1.82% +41.03%

Network+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Network+ Certification in the UK

Network+ Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network+ Certification in the UK

Network+ Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network+ Certification over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network+ Certification in the UK

Network+ Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network+ Certification in the UK

Network+ Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network+ Certification over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network+ Certification in the UK

Network+ Certification
Top 9 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 18 January 2018. 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
England +6 38 £193 +48.46% 197
London -28 29 £185 +42.31% 17
UK excluding London +5 16 £320 +16.45% 204
South East -25 5 £380 +171.43% 40
Wales +9 4 £320 -10.11% 7
Scotland -4 3 - - 17
East of England -13 2 - - 16
North of England - 2 £225 - 60
North West - 2 £225 - 32

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 with a requirement for Network+ Certification.

1 32 (71.11%) Windows
2 29 (64.44%) TCP/IP
3 25 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (48.89%) A+ Certification
5 21 (46.67%) Active Directory
5 21 (46.67%) Wireless
6 19 (42.22%) Citrix
6 19 (42.22%) MCSA
6 19 (42.22%) Microsoft Office
6 19 (42.22%) Windows 7
7 18 (40.00%) MCSE
7 18 (40.00%) Apple
8 17 (37.78%) LAN
8 17 (37.78%) Finance
9 16 (35.56%) Change Management
9 16 (35.56%) MCDST
9 16 (35.56%) Microsoft
9 16 (35.56%) MCP
9 16 (35.56%) Apple iOS
10 15 (33.33%) MCSM
10 15 (33.33%) Time Management
10 15 (33.33%) Virtual Servers
10 15 (33.33%) Java
10 15 (33.33%) Oracle
10 15 (33.33%) Internet
10 15 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (33.33%) Blackberry
10 15 (33.33%) CCNA
10 15 (33.33%) ACHDS
11 14 (31.11%) ACDT

Network+ Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 9 (20.00%) IBM Notes
2 5 (11.11%) IIS
3 3 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 19 (42.22%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (8.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (64.44%) TCP/IP
2 21 (46.67%) Wireless
3 17 (37.78%) LAN
4 15 (33.33%) Internet
5 14 (31.11%) Ethernet
6 9 (20.00%) Firewall
7 8 (17.78%) Network Security
8 6 (13.33%) DNS
8 6 (13.33%) WAN
9 5 (11.11%) DHCP
10 4 (8.89%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (8.89%) iSCSI
11 3 (6.67%) SAN
12 2 (4.44%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (4.44%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (4.44%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (4.44%) MPLS
12 2 (4.44%) MRTG
12 2 (4.44%) VoIP
13 1 (2.22%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
1 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 17 (37.78%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Legal
2 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Analyst
2 10 (22.22%) Desktop Support
2 10 (22.22%) Network Engineer
3 8 (17.78%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (11.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 5 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Desktop Technician
4 5 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Juniper Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Network Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Administrator
6 3 (6.67%) Network Support
6 3 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.67%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (6.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 14 (31.11%) Client/Server
3 13 (28.89%) Management Information System
4 6 (13.33%) Data Centre
5 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (71.11%) Windows
2 19 (42.22%) Windows 7
3 16 (35.56%) Apple iOS
4 5 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (8.89%) Unix
6 2 (4.44%) Linux
7 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.22%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) Change Management
2 15 (33.33%) Time Management
3 14 (31.11%) Validation
4 5 (11.11%) Identity Management
4 5 (11.11%) ITIL
5 4 (8.89%) Asset Management
5 4 (8.89%) Computer Forensics
5 4 (8.89%) Computer Security
5 4 (8.89%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (8.89%) E-Discovery
5 4 (8.89%) Forensic Analysis
5 4 (8.89%) Information Security
5 4 (8.89%) Network Design
5 4 (8.89%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (8.89%) Threat Detection
5 4 (8.89%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (6.67%) Database Tuning
6 3 (6.67%) Mathematics
6 3 (6.67%) Strategic Thinking
6 3 (6.67%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (33.33%) Java
2 6 (13.33%) SQL
3 4 (8.89%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (48.89%) A+ Certification
3 19 (42.22%) MCSA
4 18 (40.00%) MCSE
5 16 (35.56%) MCDST
5 16 (35.56%) MCP
6 15 (33.33%) ACHDS
6 15 (33.33%) CCNA
6 15 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (33.33%) MCSM
7 14 (31.11%) ACDT
7 14 (31.11%) ACTC
8 8 (17.78%) Degree
9 6 (13.33%) CompTIA Security+
10 4 (8.89%) GCIA
10 4 (8.89%) GCIH
10 4 (8.89%) JNCIA
10 4 (8.89%) SANS
10 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
10 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 15 (33.33%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (8.89%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.44%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.22%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) Backup Exec
1 5 (11.11%) SCCM
2 4 (8.89%) CSIRT
2 4 (8.89%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (4.44%) Cacti
4 2 (4.44%) SmokePing
5 1 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (2.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (42.22%) Citrix
2 18 (40.00%) Apple
3 16 (35.56%) Microsoft
4 15 (33.33%) Oracle
5 11 (24.44%) Cisco
5 11 (24.44%) VMware
6 9 (20.00%) Lotus
7 7 (15.56%) Juniper
8 5 (11.11%) CheckPoint
9 4 (8.89%) Dell
9 4 (8.89%) HP
9 4 (8.89%) Veeam
10 3 (6.67%) Google
10 3 (6.67%) ServiceNow
10 3 (6.67%) Sophos
10 3 (6.67%) Sun
10 3 (6.67%) Symantec
10 3 (6.67%) Veritas
11 2 (4.44%) Meraki
11 2 (4.44%) Meru Networks