Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 823 860 845
Rank change year-on-year +37 -15 +9
Contract jobs citing Network+ Certification 35 39 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.036% 0.040%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.17% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 24
UK median daily rate £166 £158 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.08% -34.38% -41.82%
10th Percentile £135 £94 £140
90th Percentile £526 £371 £265
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £319 £240
% change year-on-year -29.41% +32.81% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 6
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £10.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +162.50% -52.38% -
10th Percentile £21.16 £6.68 £16.75
90th Percentile £32.45 £18.58 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £10.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year +162.50% -49.37% -

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 18452 22862 22061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.25% 21.11% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 11165 14257 12950
UK median daily rate £425 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +1.39% +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £241 £230
90th Percentile £598 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 932 810 1089
UK median hourly rate £29.75 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.18% +22.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.09 £12.25 £11.70
90th Percentile £50.60 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £27.80 £24.12
% change year-on-year +11.51% +15.26% +20.60%

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 22 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network+ Certification over the 6 months to 22 August 2017.

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 22 August 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 +52 32 £166 +6.77% 10
London +17 24 £166 +9.42% 2
UK excluding London +61 11 £225 -29.41% 8
North of England +56 3 - - 1
North West +37 3 - - 1
Scotland +24 3 - -
South East +24 2 - - 2
East of England -12 2 £315 +14.55% 2
South West +2 1 £135 - 2

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 27 (77.14%) Windows
2 23 (65.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (60.00%) A+ Certification
4 20 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
5 17 (48.57%) MCSA
5 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
6 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
6 16 (45.71%) TCP/IP
6 16 (45.71%) Apple
6 16 (45.71%) Wireless
6 16 (45.71%) Windows 7
7 14 (40.00%) Finance
7 14 (40.00%) Citrix
8 13 (37.14%) MCSE
8 13 (37.14%) MCDST
9 12 (34.29%) MCP
10 11 (31.43%) Internet
11 10 (28.57%) Blackberry
11 10 (28.57%) Java
11 10 (28.57%) Oracle
11 10 (28.57%) Client/Server
11 10 (28.57%) Ethernet
11 10 (28.57%) ACTC
11 10 (28.57%) ACHDS
11 10 (28.57%) ACDT
11 10 (28.57%) Validation
11 10 (28.57%) Change Management
11 10 (28.57%) Time Management
11 10 (28.57%) Apple iOS
11 10 (28.57%) MCSM

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 8 (22.86%) IBM Notes
2 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.86%) AutoCAD
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.86%) Office 365
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.86%) IaaS
2 1 (2.86%) PaaS
2 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (45.71%) TCP/IP
1 16 (45.71%) Wireless
2 11 (31.43%) Internet
3 10 (28.57%) Ethernet
4 9 (25.71%) LAN
5 7 (20.00%) Firewall
6 4 (11.43%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (11.43%) Network Security
7 3 (8.57%) SAN
8 2 (5.71%) WAN
9 1 (2.86%) BIG-IP
9 1 (2.86%) Skype
9 1 (2.86%) Value-Added Service
9 1 (2.86%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Crystal Reports
General
1 14 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.71%) Legal
4 1 (2.86%) Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Analyst
2 8 (22.86%) Desktop Support
2 8 (22.86%) Support Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 5 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (11.43%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Security Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 3 (8.57%) Desktop Technician
6 3 (8.57%) Network Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Technical Support
6 3 (8.57%) Technical Support Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Blackberry
1 10 (28.57%) Client/Server
2 7 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.71%) NHS
5 1 (2.86%) CMDB
5 1 (2.86%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.86%) Replication
5 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.86%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 27 (77.14%) Windows
2 16 (45.71%) Windows 7
3 10 (28.57%) Apple iOS
4 4 (11.43%) Unix
4 4 (11.43%) Windows 10
5 3 (8.57%) Windows Server
5 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.86%) Linux
6 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Change Management
1 10 (28.57%) Time Management
1 10 (28.57%) Validation
2 8 (22.86%) ITIL
3 4 (11.43%) Computer Forensics
3 4 (11.43%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (11.43%) Information Security
3 4 (11.43%) Network Design
3 4 (11.43%) Threat Detection
3 4 (11.43%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
4 3 (8.57%) Database Tuning
4 3 (8.57%) Identity Management
4 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
4 3 (8.57%) IT Strategy
4 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
4 3 (8.57%) Service Desk Management
5 2 (5.71%) Biometrics
5 2 (5.71%) E-Discovery
5 2 (5.71%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (2.86%) C
2 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.86%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (65.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (60.00%) A+ Certification
3 17 (48.57%) MCSA
4 13 (37.14%) MCDST
4 13 (37.14%) MCSE
5 12 (34.29%) MCP
6 10 (28.57%) ACDT
6 10 (28.57%) ACHDS
6 10 (28.57%) ACTC
6 10 (28.57%) MCSM
7 9 (25.71%) Degree
8 6 (17.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (14.29%) CCNA
9 5 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (14.29%) CISSP
10 4 (11.43%) CNA
10 4 (11.43%) GCIA
10 4 (11.43%) GCIH
10 4 (11.43%) GIAC
10 4 (11.43%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
2 10 (28.57%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (11.43%) vSphere
5 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
6 2 (5.71%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.86%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) SCCM
2 3 (8.57%) Backup Exec
2 3 (8.57%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (5.71%) DameWare
3 2 (5.71%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (5.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.86%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (2.86%) Netcool
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
2 16 (45.71%) Apple
3 14 (40.00%) Citrix
4 10 (28.57%) Oracle
5 8 (22.86%) Lotus
5 8 (22.86%) VMware
6 7 (20.00%) HP
7 5 (14.29%) Cisco
7 5 (14.29%) Sophos
7 5 (14.29%) Symantec
8 4 (11.43%) Dell
9 3 (8.57%) Google
9 3 (8.57%) Juniper
9 3 (8.57%) Veeam
9 3 (8.57%) Veritas
10 2 (5.71%) EMC
10 2 (5.71%) Fortinet
10 2 (5.71%) Meru Networks
11 1 (2.86%) BMC
11 1 (2.86%) CA