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 23 May 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
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 570 639 602
Rank change year-on-year +69 -37  
Contract jobs citing Network+ Certification 11 11 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.021% 0.045%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.095% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 17
Median daily rate £370 £243 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.57% +1.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £93 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £328 £260
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £385 £240
% change year-on-year -41.55% +60.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £16.53 £7.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +113.29% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £7.75 -

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 8774 11526 10763
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.57% 21.56% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5337 7170 6138
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £252 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +7.89% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 474 412 554
Median hourly rate £31.50 £32.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.07% +41.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.85 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.00% +55.55%  

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 23 May 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 3 months to 23 May 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 +49 10 £370 +52.57% 11
London +17 7 £425 +152.60% 1
City of London -1 4 £463 +402.71%
Rickmansworth - 1 £315 -
Manchester - 1 - - 2
North West - 1 - - 3
East of England - 1 £315 - 3
South West - 1 £135 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £315 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
2 7 (41.18%) CISSP
3 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 6 (35.29%) ITIL
4 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (29.41%) A+ Certification
4 5 (29.41%) Firewall
5 4 (23.53%) Wireless
5 4 (23.53%) GIAC
5 4 (23.53%) Apple
5 4 (23.53%) CNA
5 4 (23.53%) Novell Certification
5 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
5 4 (23.53%) Unix
5 4 (23.53%) LAN
5 4 (23.53%) Information Security
5 4 (23.53%) GCIA
5 4 (23.53%) GCIH
5 4 (23.53%) Computer Forensics
5 4 (23.53%) Network Design
5 4 (23.53%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (23.53%) MCDST
5 4 (23.53%) Degree
5 4 (23.53%) Network Security
5 4 (23.53%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (23.53%) SANS
5 4 (23.53%) Threat Detection

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 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (5.88%) IBM Notes
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
2 2 (11.76%) IaaS
2 2 (11.76%) PaaS
2 2 (11.76%) SaaS
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
2 5 (29.41%) Firewall
3 4 (23.53%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (23.53%) LAN
3 4 (23.53%) Network Security
3 4 (23.53%) Wireless
4 3 (17.65%) Internet
5 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
6 1 (5.88%) BIG-IP
6 1 (5.88%) Skype
6 1 (5.88%) WAN
6 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Legal
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Security Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Desktop Support
4 3 (17.65%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Support Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Cybersecurity Specialist
5 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Security Specialist
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Security Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Security Specialist
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 1 (5.88%) Customer Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Junior Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.88%) CMDB
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.88%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Unix
3 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
3 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 10
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.88%) Mac OS
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Computer Forensics
2 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (23.53%) Information Security
2 4 (23.53%) Network Design
2 4 (23.53%) Threat Detection
2 4 (23.53%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (17.65%) Information Assurance
3 3 (17.65%) Security Management
3 3 (17.65%) Time Management
4 2 (11.76%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.76%) E-Discovery
4 2 (11.76%) Forensic Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
4 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
4 2 (11.76%) Threat Management
4 2 (11.76%) Validation
5 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
5 1 (5.88%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) CISSP
2 5 (29.41%) A+ Certification
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (23.53%) CNA
3 4 (23.53%) Degree
3 4 (23.53%) GCIA
3 4 (23.53%) GCIH
3 4 (23.53%) GIAC
3 4 (23.53%) MCDST
3 4 (23.53%) Novell Certification
3 4 (23.53%) SANS
4 3 (17.65%) CISA
4 3 (17.65%) CISM
4 3 (17.65%) MCSA
4 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) ACHDS
5 2 (11.76%) ACTC
5 2 (11.76%) MCP
5 2 (11.76%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (11.76%) SLA
3 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (5.88%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (5.88%) Netcool
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Apple
3 2 (11.76%) Citrix
3 2 (11.76%) Fortinet
3 2 (11.76%) Symantec
4 1 (5.88%) BMC
4 1 (5.88%) CA
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco
4 1 (5.88%) EMC
4 1 (5.88%) F5
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Lotus
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) Polycom
4 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
4 1 (5.88%) VMware
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