Period
to 18 November 2017

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 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 841 831 869
Rank change year-on-year -10 +38 -17
Contract jobs citing Network+ Certification 48 55 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.052% 0.030%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.25% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 32 18
UK median daily rate £190 £154 £286
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.58% -46.24% -18.29%
10th Percentile £135 £130 £155
90th Percentile £390 £344 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £275 £418
% change year-on-year +16.45% -34.13% +247.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 10
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £15.60 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.27% -43.27% -
10th Percentile £24.61 £10.56 £16.57
90th Percentile £33.50 £21.20 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £15.60 £18.50
% change year-on-year +68.27% -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 19067 21849 22716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.68% 20.68% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11676 13604 13682
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £240 £243
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £383
% change year-on-year +3.23% +1.24% +4.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 872 1088
UK median hourly rate £26.35 £26.25 £24.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.36% +7.55% +28.46%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% +31.58%

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 November 2017.

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
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 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
England +37 43 £185 +23.33% 10
London -16 30 £166 +10.33% 3
UK excluding London +37 18 £320 +16.45% 8
South East +17 6 £380 +171.43% 3
East of England -18 4 £315 +14.55%
North of England +67 3 - - 2
North West +29 3 - - 2
Scotland -1 3 - -
Wales +11 2 £256 -28.08% 1

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

1 39 (81.25%) Windows
2 34 (70.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (58.33%) TCP/IP
4 27 (56.25%) A+ Certification
4 27 (56.25%) Active Directory
5 26 (54.17%) Microsoft Office
6 25 (52.08%) MCSA
7 23 (47.92%) Apple
7 23 (47.92%) Wireless
8 22 (45.83%) Windows 7
9 21 (43.75%) Citrix
9 21 (43.75%) Microsoft
10 20 (41.67%) LAN
10 20 (41.67%) MCSE
11 19 (39.58%) MCP
11 19 (39.58%) Finance
11 19 (39.58%) MCDST
12 18 (37.50%) Apple iOS
12 18 (37.50%) Change Management
12 18 (37.50%) Internet
13 17 (35.42%) Blackberry
13 17 (35.42%) Java
13 17 (35.42%) Oracle
13 17 (35.42%) ACHDS
13 17 (35.42%) Time Management
13 17 (35.42%) MCSM
13 17 (35.42%) Virtual Servers
14 16 (33.33%) ACTC
14 16 (33.33%) ACDT
14 16 (33.33%) Validation

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 11 (22.92%) IBM Notes
2 5 (10.42%) IIS
2 5 (10.42%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 26 (54.17%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.08%) AutoCAD
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.58%) Office 365
2 4 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (58.33%) TCP/IP
2 23 (47.92%) Wireless
3 20 (41.67%) LAN
4 18 (37.50%) Internet
5 16 (33.33%) Ethernet
6 8 (16.67%) Firewall
6 8 (16.67%) Network Security
7 6 (12.50%) WAN
8 5 (10.42%) DNS
9 4 (8.33%) DHCP
9 4 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (8.33%) iSCSI
10 3 (6.25%) SAN
11 2 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (4.17%) MRTG
11 2 (4.17%) VLAN
11 2 (4.17%) VoIP
12 1 (2.08%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
General
1 19 (39.58%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Banking
2 2 (4.17%) Legal
2 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) Analyst
1 12 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 8 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 7 (14.58%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (14.58%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (14.58%) Network Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 6 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Desktop Technician
5 5 (10.42%) Support Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 3 (6.25%) Administrator
7 3 (6.25%) IT Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.25%) Technical Support
7 3 (6.25%) Technical Support Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (35.42%) Blackberry
2 16 (33.33%) Client/Server
3 13 (27.08%) Management Information System
4 6 (12.50%) Data Centre
5 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 2 (4.17%) NHS
7 1 (2.08%) CMDB
7 1 (2.08%) Driving Licence
7 1 (2.08%) Replication
7 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 39 (81.25%) Windows
2 22 (45.83%) Windows 7
3 18 (37.50%) Apple iOS
4 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (12.50%) Windows Server
6 4 (8.33%) Unix
6 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (6.25%) Windows 10
8 2 (4.17%) Linux
9 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (37.50%) Change Management
2 17 (35.42%) Time Management
3 16 (33.33%) Validation
4 9 (18.75%) ITIL
5 5 (10.42%) Identity Management
6 4 (8.33%) Computer Forensics
6 4 (8.33%) Computer Security
6 4 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (8.33%) E-Discovery
6 4 (8.33%) Forensic Analysis
6 4 (8.33%) Information Security
6 4 (8.33%) Mathematics
6 4 (8.33%) Network Design
6 4 (8.33%) Threat Detection
6 4 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (6.25%) Database Tuning
7 3 (6.25%) IT Strategy
7 3 (6.25%) Service Desk Management
7 3 (6.25%) Strategic Thinking
7 3 (6.25%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (35.42%) Java
2 6 (12.50%) SQL
3 5 (10.42%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.17%) C
5 1 (2.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (70.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (56.25%) A+ Certification
3 25 (52.08%) MCSA
4 20 (41.67%) MCSE
5 19 (39.58%) MCDST
5 19 (39.58%) MCP
6 17 (35.42%) ACHDS
6 17 (35.42%) MCSM
7 16 (33.33%) ACDT
7 16 (33.33%) ACTC
8 12 (25.00%) Degree
9 9 (18.75%) CCNA
9 9 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (12.50%) CompTIA Security+
10 6 (12.50%) Security+ Certification
10 6 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (8.33%) CISM
11 4 (8.33%) GCIA
11 4 (8.33%) GIAC
11 4 (8.33%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 17 (35.42%) Virtual Servers
3 6 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (8.33%) vSphere
5 3 (6.25%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.17%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (4.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (16.67%) SCCM
2 5 (10.42%) Backup Exec
3 4 (8.33%) CSIRT
3 4 (8.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (4.17%) Cacti
5 2 (4.17%) DameWare
5 2 (4.17%) SmokePing
5 2 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (2.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (47.92%) Apple
2 21 (43.75%) Citrix
2 21 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 17 (35.42%) Oracle
4 13 (27.08%) VMware
5 11 (22.92%) Lotus
6 8 (16.67%) Cisco
6 8 (16.67%) HP
7 5 (10.42%) Dell
7 5 (10.42%) Juniper
7 5 (10.42%) Sophos
8 4 (8.33%) CheckPoint
9 3 (6.25%) Google
9 3 (6.25%) Polycom
9 3 (6.25%) ServiceNow
9 3 (6.25%) Sun
9 3 (6.25%) Symantec
9 3 (6.25%) Veeam
9 3 (6.25%) Veritas
10 2 (4.17%) Meraki