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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 119 129 136
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +7
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.082% 0.078% 0.097%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% 0.29% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £200 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +81.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £118 £238 £110
% change year-on-year
-50.52% +115.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.55 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £14.13 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+11.64% +13.00%
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
698 690 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.72% 26.94% 22.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 281 241
Average daily rate £375 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £197 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 7
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £12.00 £19.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £125.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -9.09%

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 27 August 2014. 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 +10 1 - -
Wokingham - - - -
A+ Certification
South East

A+ Certification
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) Dell
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Dell Certification
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp
2 1 (33.33%) EPoS
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) BT
2 1 (33.33%) Publishing
2 1 (33.33%) Games
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) DCSE
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Publishing
1 1 (33.33%) Games
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Server Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Operations Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Operations Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) EPoS
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Dell Certification
1 1 (33.33%) DCSE
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp
2 1 (33.33%) BT
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) IBM