The first table below looks at the demand for A+ Certification in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited A+ Certification over the 3 months to 25 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 England 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 522 515 512
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 48 27 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.097% 0.058% 0.091%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.52% 0.33% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 10
Average daily rate
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£110 £120 £143
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £99 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £210 £193
UK excluding London average daily rate £120 £112 £125
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 13 5
Average hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% +16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £23.50 £19.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £14.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +31.81%
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9237 8303 9029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.71% 17.85% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5273 4522 4754
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 457 561
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.68 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
A+ Certification
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A+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

A+ Certification Jobs Demand Trend in England

A+ Certification
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

A+ Certification Daily Rate Trend in England

A+ Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing A+ Certification across the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

A+ Certification Daily Rate Histogram in England

A+ Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

A+ Certification Hourly Rate Trend in England

A+ Certification
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing A+ Certification across the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

A+ Certification Hourly Rate Histogram in England

A+ Certification
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 25 July 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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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
London +25 32 £100 -23.07% 4
South East -10 7 £195 +62.50% 3
East of England -24 4 £118 - 4
East Midlands - 3 - - 1
West Midlands -12 2 - -
South West - - - - 1
North East - - - - 1
North West - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - -
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A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 67 (73.63%) Microsoft
2 46 (50.55%) Windows
3 40 (43.96%) MS Office
4 39 (42.86%) MCP
5 37 (40.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 34 (37.36%) MS Excel
7 33 (36.26%) ITIL
7 33 (36.26%) Windows 7
8 28 (30.77%) Windows XP
9 23 (25.27%) MCSE
10 22 (24.18%) Active Directory
11 19 (20.88%) MS PowerPoint
12 18 (19.78%) Cisco
13 17 (18.68%) Blackberry
14 13 (14.29%) Office 365
15 11 (12.09%) Retail
16 10 (10.99%) DNS
17 9 (9.89%) TCP/IP
17 9 (9.89%) MCSA
17 9 (9.89%) Cisco Certification
17 9 (9.89%) Incident Management
18 8 (8.79%) Remedy
18 8 (8.79%) DHCP
18 8 (8.79%) CCNA
19 7 (7.69%) Citrix
19 7 (7.69%) Mac OS X
19 7 (7.69%) Symantec
19 7 (7.69%) Network+ Certification
19 7 (7.69%) Finance
19 7 (7.69%) Degree

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 6 (6.59%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.30%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.20%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.10%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.10%) IIS
4 1 (1.10%) Node.js
4 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 40 (43.96%) MS Office
2 34 (37.36%) MS Excel
3 19 (20.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.10%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (1.10%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.99%) DNS
2 9 (9.89%) TCP/IP
3 8 (8.79%) DHCP
4 5 (5.49%) VPN
4 5 (5.49%) WAN
4 5 (5.49%) Internet
5 4 (4.40%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (4.40%) Wireless
5 4 (4.40%) VoIP
5 4 (4.40%) LAN
5 4 (4.40%) FTP
6 3 (3.30%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (2.20%) NAS
7 2 (2.20%) SAN
8 1 (1.10%) DSL
8 1 (1.10%) PABX
8 1 (1.10%) PuTTY
8 1 (1.10%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.10%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.10%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.10%) Grunt
General
1 11 (12.09%) Retail
2 7 (7.69%) Banking
2 7 (7.69%) Finance
3 3 (3.30%) Back Office
3 3 (3.30%) Games
4 2 (2.20%) Legal
4 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.10%) Law
5 1 (1.10%) Publishing
5 1 (1.10%) Front Office
5 1 (1.10%) Billing
Job Titles
1 30 (32.97%) Support Engineer
2 29 (31.87%) Analyst
3 21 (23.08%) Help Desk Support
4 18 (19.78%) Service Desk Analyst
4 18 (19.78%) Service Analyst
5 14 (15.38%) Help Desk Engineer
5 14 (15.38%) Help Desk Support Engineer
6 13 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (13.19%) Support Analyst
8 10 (10.99%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (8.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (6.59%) IT Support
10 6 (6.59%) Desktop Engineer
10 6 (6.59%) Desktop Support
11 5 (5.49%) Help Desk Analyst
12 4 (4.40%) Help Desk Support Analyst
12 4 (4.40%) 1st Line Support Analyst
13 3 (3.30%) IT Support Analyst
13 3 (3.30%) 3rd Line Support
13 3 (3.30%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.20%) HTML
1 2 (2.20%) HTML5
2 1 (1.10%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.10%) REST
2 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (1.10%) ExpressJS
2 1 (1.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (1.10%) .NET
2 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.10%) CSS
2 1 (1.10%) SOAP
2 1 (1.10%) Flash
2 1 (1.10%) Middleware
2 1 (1.10%) X-Windows
2 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.68%) Blackberry
2 7 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.59%) iPhone
4 5 (5.49%) Fat Client
4 5 (5.49%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.49%) Thin Client
4 5 (5.49%) EPoS
5 4 (4.40%) Smartcard
5 4 (4.40%) Smartphone
6 3 (3.30%) NHS
6 3 (3.30%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.10%) CMDB
7 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.10%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (1.10%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 46 (50.55%) Windows
2 33 (36.26%) Windows 7
3 28 (30.77%) Windows XP
4 7 (7.69%) Mac OS X
5 5 (5.49%) Windows Vista
6 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.40%) Linux
6 4 (4.40%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.30%) Android
8 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.20%) UNIX
8 2 (2.20%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (36.26%) ITIL
2 9 (9.89%) Incident Management
3 4 (4.40%) Service Management
4 2 (2.20%) Service Delivery
4 2 (2.20%) ITSM
4 2 (2.20%) Migration
4 2 (2.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (2.20%) ITIL V3
5 1 (1.10%) ITIL V2
5 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2
5 1 (1.10%) CRM
5 1 (1.10%) Project Planning
5 1 (1.10%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (1.10%) Time Management
5 1 (1.10%) BDD
5 1 (1.10%) Game Development
5 1 (1.10%) Scrum
5 1 (1.10%) TDD
5 1 (1.10%) Data Management
5 1 (1.10%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.30%) JavaScript
1 3 (3.30%) C
2 1 (1.10%) C#
2 1 (1.10%) Java
2 1 (1.10%) SQL
2 1 (1.10%) VB
2 1 (1.10%) ActionScript
2 1 (1.10%) VBA
2 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.10%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 39 (42.86%) MCP
2 37 (40.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (25.27%) MCSE
4 9 (9.89%) MCSA
4 9 (9.89%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (8.79%) CCNA
6 7 (7.69%) Network+ Certification
6 7 (7.69%) Degree
7 6 (6.59%) MCITP
7 6 (6.59%) MCDST
8 4 (4.40%) MOS
9 2 (2.20%) MCTS
9 2 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.20%) NVQ Level 3
9 2 (2.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.10%) DCSE
10 1 (1.10%) CCENT
10 1 (1.10%) Dell Certification
10 1 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.10%) ACSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.59%) SLA
2 1 (1.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (24.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.20%) Terminal Services
2 2 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.20%) XenApp
2 2 (2.20%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (1.10%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (6.59%) SCCM
2 3 (3.30%) ZENworks
2 3 (3.30%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (2.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.10%) XenMobile
4 1 (1.10%) SCOM
4 1 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.10%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.10%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 67 (73.63%) Microsoft
2 18 (19.78%) Cisco
3 8 (8.79%) Remedy
4 7 (7.69%) Citrix
4 7 (7.69%) Symantec
5 5 (5.49%) Apple
6 4 (4.40%) Reuters
6 4 (4.40%) Bloomberg
6 4 (4.40%) McAfee
6 4 (4.40%) CQG
6 4 (4.40%) HP
6 4 (4.40%) LANDesk
7 3 (3.30%) Bomgar
7 3 (3.30%) BT
7 3 (3.30%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.20%) VMware
8 2 (2.20%) Dell
8 2 (2.20%) Nokia
8 2 (2.20%) Lotus
8 2 (2.20%) ServiceNow
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