The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Berkshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 127 119 134
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +15
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 3 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.10% 0.12% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.53% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £80 - £125
UK excluding London average daily rate £80 £110 £125
% change year-on-year
-27.27% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.63 £16.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% +28.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £11.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +19.56%
Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
705 562 732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.09% 22.65% 23.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 205 294
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 13
Average hourly rate £15.38 £18.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.89% +29.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.76 £12.46 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £56.00 £33.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
A+ Certification
South East

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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 2 - -
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
A+ Certification
South East

A+ Certification
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 8 (88.89%) Windows
1 8 (88.89%) MCSE
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (88.89%) DRM
1 8 (88.89%) VLAN
1 8 (88.89%) Windows 7
2 7 (77.78%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (77.78%) Problem Management
3 5 (55.56%) Degree
3 5 (55.56%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) Electronics
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (11.11%) DCSE
5 1 (11.11%) BT
5 1 (11.11%) Banking
5 1 (11.11%) Retail
5 1 (11.11%) Dell Certification
5 1 (11.11%) EPoS
5 1 (11.11%) C
5 1 (11.11%) MS Office
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
5 1 (11.11%) Dell

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) VLAN
General
1 2 (22.22%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (55.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 5 (55.56%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
1 8 (88.89%) Windows 7
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) DRM
2 7 (77.78%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (77.78%) Problem Management
3 5 (55.56%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) MCSE
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (55.56%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) DCSE
3 1 (11.11%) Dell Certification
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
1 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) BT
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Dell
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