The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 521 527 501
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -26
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 68 32 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.068% 0.073%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.65% 0.38% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 16
Average daily rate
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£128 £120 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £80 £90 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £182 £144
UK excluding London average daily rate £120 £115 £123
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 8 5
Average hourly rate £13.75 £15.63 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £12.58 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £18.99 £22.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £15.63 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +35.86%
A+ Certification
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10434 8390 8135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.68% 17.76% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6117 4767 4313
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 351 562
Average hourly rate £18.03 £18.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.16% -21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +34 31 £128 -1.92% 5
South East -10 15 £130 +7.91% 6
South West -19 7 £120 -32.39%
East Midlands +5 4 - - 1
East of England -18 4 - - 1
North West - 4 - - 2
Yorkshire - 2 - -
North East - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
A+ Certification
UK

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 93 (79.49%) Windows
2 77 (65.81%) Windows 7
3 71 (60.68%) Microsoft
4 50 (42.74%) MS Office
4 50 (42.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 41 (35.04%) ITIL
6 31 (26.50%) MCP
7 29 (24.79%) Blackberry
8 28 (23.93%) Active Directory
9 27 (23.08%) MCSE
9 27 (23.08%) MS Excel
10 24 (20.51%) SLA
10 24 (20.51%) MCITP
11 23 (19.66%) Windows XP
12 20 (17.09%) Migration
12 20 (17.09%) Windows Vista
13 19 (16.24%) Data Migration
13 19 (16.24%) HP
14 17 (14.53%) LAN
14 17 (14.53%) Wireless
15 14 (11.97%) Cisco
15 14 (11.97%) Smartphone
16 13 (11.11%) DNS
16 13 (11.11%) DHCP
17 12 (10.26%) Finance
17 12 (10.26%) MS PowerPoint
17 12 (10.26%) WAN
17 12 (10.26%) Citrix
17 12 (10.26%) Computer Science
18 11 (9.40%) Dell

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 11 (9.40%) SharePoint
2 10 (8.55%) IBM Notes
3 8 (6.84%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.42%) Lync
5 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.85%) Node.js
5 1 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 50 (42.74%) MS Office
2 27 (23.08%) MS Excel
3 12 (10.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (4.27%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (4.27%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.85%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.53%) LAN
1 17 (14.53%) Wireless
2 13 (11.11%) DNS
2 13 (11.11%) DHCP
3 12 (10.26%) WAN
4 11 (9.40%) Internet
5 10 (8.55%) FTP
6 6 (5.13%) VPN
6 6 (5.13%) IP Telephony
7 5 (4.27%) TCP/IP
8 4 (3.42%) Cisco IPT
8 4 (3.42%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (2.56%) VLAN
10 2 (1.71%) VoIP
11 1 (0.85%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.85%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.85%) Grunt
General
1 12 (10.26%) Finance
2 9 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.27%) Banking
4 4 (3.42%) Back Office
4 4 (3.42%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.85%) Marketing
5 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (23.08%) Desktop Support
2 26 (22.22%) Analyst
3 21 (17.95%) Customer Engineer
4 20 (17.09%) Support Engineer
5 17 (14.53%) Support Analyst
6 15 (12.82%) Help Desk Support
7 13 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
8 12 (10.26%) Deskside Support
9 11 (9.40%) Help Desk Analyst
10 10 (8.55%) Service Analyst
10 10 (8.55%) Service Desk Analyst
10 10 (8.55%) Help Desk Support Analyst
11 9 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
12 8 (6.84%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 8 (6.84%) IT Support
13 6 (5.13%) Technical Support
13 6 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
13 6 (5.13%) Team Leader
13 6 (5.13%) Support Team Leader
13 6 (5.13%) IMAC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.85%) HTML5
1 1 (0.85%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (0.85%) REST
1 1 (0.85%) ExpressJS
1 1 (0.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (0.85%) SOAP
1 1 (0.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (24.79%) Blackberry
2 14 (11.97%) Smartphone
3 12 (10.26%) Computer Science
4 10 (8.55%) Smartcard
4 10 (8.55%) Thin Client
4 10 (8.55%) CMDB
4 10 (8.55%) Fat Client
5 6 (5.13%) FMCG
5 6 (5.13%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (5.13%) iPhone
6 5 (4.27%) E-Learning
7 4 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (3.42%) iPad
8 3 (2.56%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.85%) Statistics
9 1 (0.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 93 (79.49%) Windows
2 77 (65.81%) Windows 7
3 23 (19.66%) Windows XP
4 20 (17.09%) Windows Vista
5 9 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (7.69%) Mac OS
6 7 (5.98%) Windows 8
7 6 (5.13%) Apple iOS
8 5 (4.27%) Android
8 5 (4.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.56%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.71%) Linux
11 1 (0.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (35.04%) ITIL
2 20 (17.09%) Migration
3 19 (16.24%) Data Migration
4 10 (8.55%) Data Protection
5 7 (5.98%) Incident Management
6 5 (4.27%) Service Delivery
6 5 (4.27%) ITSM
7 4 (3.42%) Service Management
7 4 (3.42%) Asset Management
8 3 (2.56%) Problem Management
8 3 (2.56%) ITIL V3
9 2 (1.71%) Network Design
9 2 (1.71%) Investment Management
9 2 (1.71%) Capacity Planning
10 1 (0.85%) BDD
10 1 (0.85%) Network Management
10 1 (0.85%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (0.85%) QMS
10 1 (0.85%) Project Planning
10 1 (0.85%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.85%) CoffeeScript
1 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 50 (42.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (26.50%) MCP
3 27 (23.08%) MCSE
4 24 (20.51%) MCITP
5 10 (8.55%) MOS
5 10 (8.55%) MCSA
5 10 (8.55%) MCDST
6 9 (7.69%) Network+ Certification
7 7 (5.98%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (5.98%) CCNA
8 6 (5.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (4.27%) Degree
10 3 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.71%) CCNP
11 2 (1.71%) HNC
11 2 (1.71%) Security Cleared
12 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
12 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.85%) IBM Certification
12 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (20.51%) SLA
2 4 (3.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (3.42%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (1.71%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.71%) COBIT
System Software
1 28 (23.93%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.71%) Terminal Services
3 2 (1.71%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.71%) XenApp
4 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.85%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.85%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 3 (2.56%) SCCM
2 1 (0.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (0.85%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 71 (60.68%) Microsoft
2 19 (16.24%) HP
3 14 (11.97%) Cisco
4 12 (10.26%) Citrix
5 11 (9.40%) Dell
6 10 (8.55%) Reuters
6 10 (8.55%) Bloomberg
6 10 (8.55%) CQG
6 10 (8.55%) Lotus
7 7 (5.98%) Apple
7 7 (5.98%) Remedy
8 6 (5.13%) SAP
8 6 (5.13%) VMware
9 4 (3.42%) IBM
10 2 (1.71%) BT
10 2 (1.71%) Mitel
11 1 (0.85%) LANDesk
11 1 (0.85%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.85%) Symantec
11 1 (0.85%) NetApp
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £15 - £25 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Central London / West End
thePlatform
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Telecom-Pro Services
Rate: From £12 to £18 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £650 per day
Posted: 23 days ago