Period
to 27 October 2021

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 27 October 2021 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
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 807 522 794
Rank change year-on-year -285 +272 +86
Contract jobs citing Network+ Certification 18 18 23
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.056% 0.027%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.23% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 18
10th Percentile £177 £343 £245
25th Percentile £200 £450 £302
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £200 £600 £475
Median % change year-on-year -66.63% +26.32% +227.59%
75th Percentile £559 £650 £517
90th Percentile £662 " £532
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £638 £481
% change year-on-year -68.63% +32.47% +231.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.40 £14.30
25th Percentile £13.13 £13.38 £14.75
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -6.65% -6.25% +21.53%
75th Percentile £15.13 £17.50 £16.75
90th Percentile £15.28 £19.00 £16.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -6.65% -6.25% +21.53%

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 15,969 7,938 16,961
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.73% 24.52% 20.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,323 5,342 10,827
10th Percentile £313 £293 £263
25th Percentile £413 £385 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £573 £563
90th Percentile £688 £638 £648
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £455 £443
% change year-on-year +4.45% +2.75% +6.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 702 330 783
10th Percentile £12.30 £15.04 £14.09
25th Percentile £16.16 £20.38 £17.50
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.61 £39.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.09% -19.97% +67.02%
75th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £66.00 £64.50 £58.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.73 £27.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.84% -31.25% +66.67%

Network+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Network+ Certification in the UK

Network+ Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Network+ Certification.

Daily rate trend for Network+ Certification in the UK

Network+ Certification
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Network+ Certification over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Network+ Certification in the UK

Network+ Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Network+ Certification.

Hourly rate trend for Network+ Certification in the UK

Network+ Certification
Top 7 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 27 October 2021. 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 -242 18 £200 -66.63% 25
London -204 10 £640 +42.22% 5
UK excluding London -169 8 £200 -68.63% 23
South East -75 5 £200 - 7
Work from Home -218 4 £214 -67.12% 5
East Midlands -30 3 £200 - 3
Midlands -76 3 £200 - 5

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Network+ Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Network+ Certification.

1 14 (77.78%) A+ Certification
2 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (38.89%) Windows
3 6 (33.33%) Cisco
4 5 (27.78%) MCP
4 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
4 5 (27.78%) Finance
4 5 (27.78%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (22.22%) Degree
5 4 (22.22%) SCCM
5 4 (22.22%) Time Management
5 4 (22.22%) Citrix
6 3 (16.67%) Project Management
6 3 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 3 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (16.67%) Project Planning
6 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
6 3 (16.67%) ServiceNow
6 3 (16.67%) User Experience
6 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (16.67%) AirWatch
6 3 (16.67%) Target Operating Model
6 3 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (16.67%) Social Skills
7 2 (11.11%) Microsoft 365
7 2 (11.11%) Azure
7 2 (11.11%) Proactive Maintenance

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:

Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Azure
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
1 1 (5.56%) Network Security
1 1 (5.56%) Skype
1 1 (5.56%) VLAN
1 1 (5.56%) Wireless
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (16.67%) Social Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
1 6 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Deskside Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Deskside Support
3 3 (16.67%) Deskside Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 3 (16.67%) HR Manager
3 3 (16.67%) IT Support
3 3 (16.67%) Programme Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Applications Support
4 2 (11.11%) Applications Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) IT Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Mac Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Project Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
1 3 (16.67%) User Experience
1 3 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (11.11%) Driving Licence
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.11%) Reinsurance
3 1 (5.56%) iPad
3 1 (5.56%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.56%) Android
3 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (22.22%) Time Management
3 3 (16.67%) Project Management
3 3 (16.67%) Project Planning
3 3 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (16.67%) Target Operating Model
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 2 (11.11%) Proactive Maintenance
4 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (5.56%) Fintech
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL
5 1 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (5.56%) SFIA
5 1 (5.56%) Software Delivery
Qualifications
1 14 (77.78%) A+ Certification
2 5 (27.78%) MCP
3 4 (22.22%) Degree
4 3 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (11.11%) MCSA
6 1 (5.56%) CCNA
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (5.56%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (5.56%) MCSE
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) SCCM
2 3 (16.67%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) Cisco
3 4 (22.22%) Citrix
4 3 (16.67%) ServiceNow
5 1 (5.56%) Apple
5 1 (5.56%) Dell
5 1 (5.56%) HP
5 1 (5.56%) IBM
5 1 (5.56%) Remedy