Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 827 827 870
Rank change year-on-year 0 +43 -31
Contract jobs citing Network+ Certification 48 57 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.054% 0.026%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.26% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 33 15
UK median daily rate £192 £155 £272
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.55% -43.01% -22.29%
10th Percentile £140 £120 £158
90th Percentile £526 £338 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £313 £419
% change year-on-year +18.40% -25.37% +235.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 9
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £15.60 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.27% -25.71% -
10th Percentile £24.61 £10.56 £16.39
90th Percentile £33.50 £21.20 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £15.60 £18.50
% change year-on-year +68.27% -15.68% -

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 18477 22333 22265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.60% 21.03% 19.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11279 13858 13328
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £225 £240 £240
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 899 846 1092
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.85% +12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.76
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +25.00%

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 21 October 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 8 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 21 October 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 +30 45 £192 +27.67% 9
London -7 32 £180 +20.00% 3
UK excluding London +45 16 £370 +18.40% 6
South East +21 6 £380 +171.43% 2
East of England -20 4 £315 +14.55% 1
North of England +82 3 - - 1
North West +24 3 - - 1
Scotland +18 3 - -

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 41 (85.42%) Windows
2 33 (68.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (64.58%) TCP/IP
4 26 (54.17%) A+ Certification
4 26 (54.17%) Active Directory
5 24 (50.00%) MCSA
5 24 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
6 22 (45.83%) Apple
6 22 (45.83%) Wireless
7 21 (43.75%) Windows 7
8 20 (41.67%) Finance
8 20 (41.67%) Citrix
8 20 (41.67%) Microsoft
9 19 (39.58%) MCSE
10 18 (37.50%) MCP
10 18 (37.50%) LAN
10 18 (37.50%) MCDST
11 17 (35.42%) Internet
11 17 (35.42%) Change Management
12 16 (33.33%) ACHDS
12 16 (33.33%) Blackberry
12 16 (33.33%) Java
12 16 (33.33%) Oracle
12 16 (33.33%) Apple iOS
12 16 (33.33%) MCSM
12 16 (33.33%) Virtual Servers
13 15 (31.25%) Time Management
13 15 (31.25%) Client/Server
13 15 (31.25%) Ethernet
13 15 (31.25%) ACDT

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 11 (22.92%) IBM Notes
2 5 (10.42%) IIS
2 5 (10.42%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.08%) AutoCAD
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.58%) Office 365
2 4 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (64.58%) TCP/IP
2 22 (45.83%) Wireless
3 18 (37.50%) LAN
4 17 (35.42%) Internet
5 15 (31.25%) Ethernet
6 12 (25.00%) Firewall
6 12 (25.00%) Network Security
7 8 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (12.50%) WAN
9 5 (10.42%) DNS
10 4 (8.33%) DHCP
10 4 (8.33%) iSCSI
11 3 (6.25%) SAN
12 2 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (4.17%) MRTG
12 2 (4.17%) VLAN
12 2 (4.17%) VoIP
13 1 (2.08%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
General
1 20 (41.67%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Legal
3 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Analyst
2 11 (22.92%) Desktop Support
3 7 (14.58%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (14.58%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (14.58%) Support Analyst
4 6 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 6 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Desktop Technician
5 5 (10.42%) Network Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Security Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Support Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 4 (8.33%) Security Specialist
7 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 3 (6.25%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 15 (31.25%) Client/Server
3 13 (27.08%) Management Information System
4 6 (12.50%) Data Centre
5 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 2 (4.17%) NHS
7 1 (2.08%) CMDB
7 1 (2.08%) Driving Licence
7 1 (2.08%) Replication
7 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 41 (85.42%) Windows
2 21 (43.75%) Windows 7
3 16 (33.33%) Apple iOS
4 8 (16.67%) Unix
5 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (12.50%) Windows Server
7 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (6.25%) Windows 10
9 2 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (35.42%) Change Management
2 15 (31.25%) Time Management
2 15 (31.25%) Validation
3 9 (18.75%) ITIL
4 8 (16.67%) Computer Forensics
4 8 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (16.67%) Information Security
4 8 (16.67%) Network Design
4 8 (16.67%) Threat Detection
4 8 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
5 7 (14.58%) Strategic Thinking
6 6 (12.50%) E-Discovery
6 6 (12.50%) Forensic Analysis
7 5 (10.42%) Identity Management
8 4 (8.33%) Computer Security
8 4 (8.33%) Mathematics
9 3 (6.25%) Database Tuning
9 3 (6.25%) Incident Management
9 3 (6.25%) IT Strategy
9 3 (6.25%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (33.33%) Java
2 6 (12.50%) SQL
3 5 (10.42%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.17%) C
5 1 (2.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (68.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (54.17%) A+ Certification
3 24 (50.00%) MCSA
4 19 (39.58%) MCSE
5 18 (37.50%) MCDST
5 18 (37.50%) MCP
6 16 (33.33%) ACHDS
6 16 (33.33%) MCSM
7 15 (31.25%) ACDT
7 15 (31.25%) ACTC
8 12 (25.00%) Degree
9 8 (16.67%) CISSP
9 8 (16.67%) GCIA
9 8 (16.67%) GCIH
9 8 (16.67%) GIAC
9 8 (16.67%) Novell Certification
9 8 (16.67%) SANS
10 7 (14.58%) CCNA
10 7 (14.58%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (54.17%) Active Directory
2 16 (33.33%) Virtual Servers
3 6 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (8.33%) vSphere
5 3 (6.25%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.17%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (4.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (16.67%) SCCM
2 6 (12.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 5 (10.42%) Backup Exec
4 4 (8.33%) CSIRT
5 3 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (4.17%) Cacti
6 2 (4.17%) DameWare
6 2 (4.17%) SmokePing
6 2 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (2.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (45.83%) Apple
2 20 (41.67%) Citrix
2 20 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 16 (33.33%) Oracle
4 13 (27.08%) VMware
5 11 (22.92%) Lotus
6 7 (14.58%) HP
7 6 (12.50%) Cisco
8 5 (10.42%) Sophos
8 5 (10.42%) Symantec
9 4 (8.33%) Dell
10 3 (6.25%) Google
10 3 (6.25%) Juniper
10 3 (6.25%) Polycom
10 3 (6.25%) ServiceNow
10 3 (6.25%) Sun
10 3 (6.25%) Veeam
10 3 (6.25%) Veritas
11 2 (4.17%) Fortinet
11 2 (4.17%) Meraki