Period
to 20 May 2018

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 20 May 2018 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 864 813 853
Rank change year-on-year -51 +40 -9
Contract jobs citing Network+ Certification 17 16 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.018% 0.024%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.088% 0.087% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 14
UK median daily rate £320 £425 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.65% +32.30% +33.85%
10th Percentile £107 £115 £109
90th Percentile £328 £535 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £123 £258
% change year-on-year +161.43% -52.43% +7.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £16.53 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.33% +83.67% -40.00%
10th Percentile £11.85 £16.53 £6.38
90th Percentile £14.46 £16.53 £9.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.77 - £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 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 19,247 18,438 22,732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.11% 20.31% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,565 11,571 14,123
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £239 £254 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 857 935 860
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.67% -7.69% +47.73%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.00 £12.02
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £53.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.56 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -18.13% -14.29% +55.56%

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 20 May 2018.

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 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 20 May 2018. 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 -62 13 £193 -54.71% 215
London -49 9 £193 -54.71% 15
UK excluding London -22 8 £320 +161.43% 219
Wales - 4 £320 - 8
South West +4 3 - - 18
North West - 1 - - 35
North of England - 1 - - 69

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, 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 11 (64.71%) A+ Certification
2 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) CCNA
2 7 (41.18%) Sophos
3 6 (35.29%) Juniper
3 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
4 5 (29.41%) DNS
4 5 (29.41%) LAN
4 5 (29.41%) WAN
4 5 (29.41%) DHCP
4 5 (29.41%) MCP
4 5 (29.41%) Windows
4 5 (29.41%) Wireless
4 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
4 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
5 4 (23.53%) OCR
5 4 (23.53%) Spiceworks
5 4 (23.53%) WSUS
5 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
5 4 (23.53%) SCCM
5 4 (23.53%) SCOM
5 4 (23.53%) Backup Exec
5 4 (23.53%) ITIL
5 4 (23.53%) Linux
5 4 (23.53%) SQL
5 4 (23.53%) IIS
5 4 (23.53%) SMS
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco

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 4 (23.53%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
2 5 (29.41%) DHCP
2 5 (29.41%) DNS
2 5 (29.41%) LAN
2 5 (29.41%) WAN
2 5 (29.41%) Wireless
3 4 (23.53%) SMS
4 2 (11.76%) Firewall
5 1 (5.88%) MPLS
5 1 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (5.88%) SSH
5 1 (5.88%) VLAN
5 1 (5.88%) VoIP
5 1 (5.88%) VPN
5 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
2 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) IT Technician
1 4 (23.53%) Network Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Project Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Applications Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Applications Project Manager
2 3 (17.65%) ICT Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (17.65%) ICT Manager
2 3 (17.65%) ICT Network Manager
2 3 (17.65%) ICT Project Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 3 (17.65%) IT Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Juniper Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Network Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Network Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Network Project Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) PMI
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
2 1 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
1 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
1 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
1 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) Mac OS X
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
1 4 (23.53%) OCR
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL V3
2 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
2 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
2 3 (17.65%) Programme Management
2 3 (17.65%) Project Management
2 3 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (17.65%) SFIA
2 3 (17.65%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (5.88%) Change Management
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (5.88%) Line Management
3 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (5.88%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) A+ Certification
2 7 (41.18%) CCNA
2 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (29.41%) MCP
4 3 (17.65%) JNCIA
4 3 (17.65%) PMI Certification
4 3 (17.65%) PMP
4 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) Server+ Certification
5 1 (5.88%) DBS Check
5 1 (5.88%) Degree
5 1 (5.88%) MCSE
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
1 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Backup Exec
1 4 (23.53%) SCCM
1 4 (23.53%) SCOM
1 4 (23.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
1 7 (41.18%) Sophos
2 6 (35.29%) Juniper
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco
3 4 (23.53%) Spiceworks
3 4 (23.53%) Veritas
4 1 (5.88%) Aruba
4 1 (5.88%) Avaya
4 1 (5.88%) CenturyLink
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Nortel
4 1 (5.88%) VMware