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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 124 119 128
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.038% 0.082% 0.079%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.29% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£395 - £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £118 £238
% change year-on-year
+191.48% -50.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.77 £14.13
% change year-on-year
-3.29% +11.64%
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
654 697 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.09% 28.72% 27.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 312 281
Average daily rate £388 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £497 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 19 21
Average hourly rate £30.90 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.63% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £15.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £59.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 August 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 -8 1 £395 - 1
A+ Certification
South East

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) SLA
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) MCSA
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) IIS
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (20.00%) ITSM
4 1 (20.00%) Workflow

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) iSCSI
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) IMAC Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Network Support
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Support
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) ITSM
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Network Design
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (40.00%) Network+ Certification
1 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security+ Certification
2 1 (20.00%) MCP
2 1 (20.00%) MCSA
2 1 (20.00%) CCNP
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
1 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Altiris
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco