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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 601 628 616
Rank change year-on-year +27 -12  
Contract jobs citing Network+ Certification 7 11 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.021% 0.048%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.075% 0.099% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 17
Median daily rate £323 £258 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.24% +7.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £195 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £616 £270
UK excluding London median daily rate £135 £258 £240
% change year-on-year -47.57% +7.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £16.53 £9.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.66% -40.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £9.00 -

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9361 11155 10845
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.76% 20.82% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5974 6974 6147
Median daily rate £420 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 405 501
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.91% +64.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.26 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

Network+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Network+ Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network+ Certification.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network+ Certification in the UK

Network+ Certification
Top 5 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +27 7 £323 +25.24% 12
London +26 6 £500 -17.01% 5
Romford - 1 £145 -
City of London - 1 £120 -
South West - 1 £135 - 1

Network+ Certification
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 18 (72.00%) Windows
2 13 (52.00%) TCP/IP
3 12 (48.00%) Management Information System
4 11 (44.00%) Retail
5 10 (40.00%) CISM
5 10 (40.00%) MS Office
5 10 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (40.00%) CISSP
5 10 (40.00%) Data Centre
6 9 (36.00%) Time Management
7 8 (32.00%) Windows 7
7 8 (32.00%) Wireless
7 8 (32.00%) MCP
7 8 (32.00%) MCSE
7 8 (32.00%) Identity Management
8 7 (28.00%) Internet
8 7 (28.00%) Change Management
8 7 (28.00%) Firewall
8 7 (28.00%) LAN
8 7 (28.00%) Apple
8 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
8 7 (28.00%) MCDST
8 7 (28.00%) Apple iOS
8 7 (28.00%) Windows 8
8 7 (28.00%) Network Security
9 6 (24.00%) SANS
9 6 (24.00%) Security Operations
9 6 (24.00%) Security Operations Centre
9 6 (24.00%) Threat Detection
9 6 (24.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System

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 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (40.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) IaaS
1 2 (8.00%) PaaS
1 2 (8.00%) SaaS
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (52.00%) TCP/IP
2 8 (32.00%) Wireless
3 7 (28.00%) Firewall
3 7 (28.00%) Internet
3 7 (28.00%) LAN
3 7 (28.00%) Network Security
4 6 (24.00%) Ethernet
4 6 (24.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (24.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (4.00%) BIG-IP
5 1 (4.00%) DHCP
5 1 (4.00%) DNS
5 1 (4.00%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (4.00%) VPN
5 1 (4.00%) WAN
General
1 11 (44.00%) Retail
2 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 6 (24.00%) Financial Institution
2 6 (24.00%) Legal
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Desktop Support
2 8 (32.00%) Security Analyst
3 7 (28.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 7 (28.00%) Support Engineer
4 6 (24.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (8.00%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (4.00%) Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Customer Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Junior
7 1 (4.00%) Network Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Security Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Service Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) Management Information System
2 10 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 6 (24.00%) Blackberry
3 6 (24.00%) Client/Server
3 6 (24.00%) Equities
3 6 (24.00%) Fixed Income
3 6 (24.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (4.00%) EPoS
4 1 (4.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 18 (72.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (28.00%) Apple iOS
3 7 (28.00%) Windows 8
4 6 (24.00%) Linux
4 6 (24.00%) Unix
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.00%) Mac OS
6 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Time Management
2 8 (32.00%) Identity Management
3 7 (28.00%) Change Management
4 6 (24.00%) Asset Management
4 6 (24.00%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (24.00%) Information Security
4 6 (24.00%) ITIL
4 6 (24.00%) Network Design
4 6 (24.00%) Risk Management
4 6 (24.00%) Security Operations
4 6 (24.00%) Threat Detection
4 6 (24.00%) Validation
4 6 (24.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (16.00%) Information Assurance
5 4 (16.00%) Security Management
6 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
7 1 (4.00%) Computer Security
7 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
7 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
7 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) CISM
1 10 (40.00%) CISSP
1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (32.00%) MCP
2 8 (32.00%) MCSE
3 7 (28.00%) MCDST
4 6 (24.00%) A+ Certification
4 6 (24.00%) ACDT
4 6 (24.00%) ACHDS
4 6 (24.00%) ACTC
4 6 (24.00%) CNA
4 6 (24.00%) GCIA
4 6 (24.00%) GCIH
4 6 (24.00%) GIAC
4 6 (24.00%) MCSA
4 6 (24.00%) MCSM
4 6 (24.00%) Novell Certification
4 6 (24.00%) SANS
5 4 (16.00%) CISA
5 4 (16.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (12.00%) SLA
3 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (24.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (4.00%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (4.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Apple
2 6 (24.00%) Citrix
2 6 (24.00%) Sun
3 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco
5 1 (4.00%) BMC
5 1 (4.00%) CA
5 1 (4.00%) EMC
5 1 (4.00%) F5
5 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds