The table below looks at the statistics for A+ Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited A+ Certification over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 111 123 121
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.16% 0.038% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.73% 0.14% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£285 £80 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+256.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £100 £110
% change year-on-year
+140.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £18.55 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £18.75 £14.88
% change year-on-year
-22.66% +26.05%
A+ Certification
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
550 694 593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.77% 26.65% 24.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 295 217
Average daily rate £398 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.90% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 12 13
Average hourly rate £21.55 £14.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.62% -18.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.28 £13.83 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £20.90 £19.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.13
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.64%

A+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing A+ Certification across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

A+ Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

A+ Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing A+ Certification across the Berkshire region.

A+ Certification Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

A+ Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing A+ Certification across the Berkshire region.

A+ Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

A+ Certification
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing A+ Certification within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 2 - - 1
Slough +2 1 £285 +256.25%
A+ Certification
South East

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing A+ Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited A+ Certification.

1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (25.00%) CCNP
4 1 (25.00%) CCNA
4 1 (25.00%) MCP
4 1 (25.00%) MCSA
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (25.00%) LAN
4 1 (25.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) SLA
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (25.00%) ITSM
4 1 (25.00%) Validation
4 1 (25.00%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Network Design
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing A+ Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited A+ Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) IMAC Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Network Support
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Support
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) ITSM
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Network Design
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) MCP
2 1 (25.00%) MCSA
2 1 (25.00%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
1 1 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco