The first table below looks at the demand for A+ Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham 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 July 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 Birmingham 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 62 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.28% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.18% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £120 £112 £118
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £14.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +31.81%
Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
169 105 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.67% 17.27% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 52 59
Average daily rate £350 £393 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.94% +31.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £231 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -32.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £12.00 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £12.50 £21.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
A+ Certification
West Midlands

A+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

A+ Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

A+ Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

A+ Certification Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

A+ Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

A+ Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

A+ Certification
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) MS Office
2 6 (85.71%) MCP
2 6 (85.71%) MCSE
2 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
2 6 (85.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (14.29%) BT
3 1 (14.29%) EPoS
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) C

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 6 (85.71%) MS Office
1 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
1 6 (85.71%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Help Desk Support
2 5 (71.43%) Help Desk Engineer
2 5 (71.43%) Support Engineer
2 5 (71.43%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Computer Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) EPoS
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) MCP
1 6 (85.71%) MCSE
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) BT
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco