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 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 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 52 - 51
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 7 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.14% - 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.42% - 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £80 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £80 £110 £125
% change year-on-year
-27.27% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £8.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £11.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +19.56%
Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
109 64 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.69% 12.33% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 41 50
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £238 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £543 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Average hourly rate £31.00 £25.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.38% +47.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
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 18 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) MS Office
3 6 (66.67%) MCP
3 6 (66.67%) MCSE
3 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 6 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Front Office
4 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 1 (11.11%) EPoS
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco
5 1 (11.11%) C
5 1 (11.11%) BT
5 1 (11.11%) Banking
5 1 (11.11%) Retail

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 8 (88.89%) MS Office
2 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 6 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 2 (22.22%) Front Office
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Help Desk Support
2 5 (55.56%) Support Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Help Desk Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Help Desk Support Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Junior Support Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
4 2 (22.22%) Junior
4 2 (22.22%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Computer Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
1 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (66.67%) MCP
2 6 (66.67%) MCSE
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) BT