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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 501 507 498
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 78 46 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.096% 0.061%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.84% 0.50% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 16 5
Average daily rate
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£225 £125 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £80 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £270 £126
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £100 £110
% change year-on-year
+140.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 12
Average hourly rate £16.38 £17.00 £13.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.67% +29.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.25 £10.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.17 £17.50 £24.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £18.75 £14.88
% change year-on-year
-22.66% +26.05%
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
9313 9292 7751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.93% 19.37% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5383 5509 4181
Average daily rate £394 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £535 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 477 435
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.47 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 2015.

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
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 22 May 2015. 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
South East +7 27 £240 +118.18% 3
London -8 27 £130 -42.22% 3
North West - 15 £550 -
East of England +2 4 £104 +3.75% 2
South West +12 3 £85 -15.00% 2
Yorkshire - 2 £111 -
West Midlands -10 1 £85 +6.25% 1
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A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 66 (55.46%) Microsoft
2 65 (54.62%) ITIL
3 52 (43.70%) Windows
3 52 (43.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (31.09%) MS Office
5 34 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 31 (26.05%) CCNA
6 31 (26.05%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (24.37%) Network+ Certification
7 29 (24.37%) MCP
8 28 (23.53%) LAN
9 25 (21.01%) MCSA
10 24 (20.17%) ITIL V3
11 23 (19.33%) MS Excel
12 22 (18.49%) MCSE
12 22 (18.49%) CCNP
13 21 (17.65%) Active Directory
14 20 (16.81%) SLA
15 18 (15.13%) Cisco
16 15 (12.61%) VPN
16 15 (12.61%) MCITP
17 14 (11.76%) Incident Management
17 14 (11.76%) Security Cleared
17 14 (11.76%) Office 365
17 14 (11.76%) Wireless
18 13 (10.92%) SQL
18 13 (10.92%) Network Design
19 11 (9.24%) MCDST
20 10 (8.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
20 10 (8.40%) IP Telephony

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 8 (6.72%) Lync
2 5 (4.20%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.68%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.84%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 37 (31.09%) MS Office
2 23 (19.33%) MS Excel
3 9 (7.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.68%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.76%) Office 365
2 1 (0.84%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (23.53%) LAN
2 15 (12.61%) VPN
3 14 (11.76%) Wireless
4 10 (8.40%) IP Telephony
5 9 (7.56%) DNS
5 9 (7.56%) TCP/IP
6 8 (6.72%) DHCP
6 8 (6.72%) Cisco IPT
7 5 (4.20%) WAN
8 4 (3.36%) VoIP
8 4 (3.36%) SAN
8 4 (3.36%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (3.36%) NAS
9 3 (2.52%) Firewall
10 2 (1.68%) Internet
10 2 (1.68%) VLAN
11 1 (0.84%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.84%) OSPF
11 1 (0.84%) Intranet
11 1 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.36%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 8 (6.72%) Finance
1 8 (6.72%) Law
1 8 (6.72%) Legal
2 3 (2.52%) Japanese Language
3 2 (1.68%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.84%) Banking
4 1 (0.84%) Military
4 1 (0.84%) Electronics
4 1 (0.84%) Games
4 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (25.21%) Analyst
2 26 (21.85%) Support Engineer
3 20 (16.81%) Service Analyst
3 20 (16.81%) Service Desk Analyst
4 16 (13.45%) Desktop Support
5 11 (9.24%) Network Engineer
6 10 (8.40%) 1st Line Support
6 10 (8.40%) Team Leader
6 10 (8.40%) Network Support
7 9 (7.56%) Network Support Engineer
7 9 (7.56%) Help Desk Support
8 8 (6.72%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 8 (6.72%) Help Desk Engineer
8 8 (6.72%) Technical Team Leader
8 8 (6.72%) Help Desk Support Engineer
9 7 (5.88%) IT Support
9 7 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (5.88%) Support Analyst
10 6 (5.04%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 6 (5.04%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.36%) LAMP
2 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (0.84%) Middleware
2 1 (0.84%) HTML
2 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.84%) CSS
2 1 (0.84%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.72%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.52%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.68%) NHS
4 2 (1.68%) FMCG
4 2 (1.68%) Tandem
4 2 (1.68%) iPhone
5 1 (0.84%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.84%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.84%) Derivative
5 1 (0.84%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (0.84%) Informatics
5 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.84%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.84%) CMDB
5 1 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.84%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.84%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.84%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 52 (43.70%) Windows
2 34 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 6 (5.04%) Windows XP
3 6 (5.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (5.04%) Android
4 5 (4.20%) Linux
5 4 (3.36%) Windows 8
5 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.68%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.84%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.84%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (54.62%) ITIL
2 24 (20.17%) ITIL V3
3 14 (11.76%) Incident Management
4 13 (10.92%) Network Design
5 8 (6.72%) Document Management
6 6 (5.04%) Service Management
6 6 (5.04%) CRM
6 6 (5.04%) SIEM
7 5 (4.20%) Data Migration
7 5 (4.20%) PRINCE2
7 5 (4.20%) Information Security
7 5 (4.20%) Migration
8 4 (3.36%) Data Protection
8 4 (3.36%) Fault Management
8 4 (3.36%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.52%) Coaching
9 3 (2.52%) QMS
9 3 (2.52%) B2B
9 3 (2.52%) ITSM
10 2 (1.68%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.92%) SQL
2 2 (1.68%) C#
3 1 (0.84%) APL
3 1 (0.84%) Scala
3 1 (0.84%) C++
3 1 (0.84%) Java
3 1 (0.84%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 52 (43.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (26.05%) CCNA
2 31 (26.05%) Cisco Certification
3 29 (24.37%) Network+ Certification
3 29 (24.37%) MCP
4 25 (21.01%) MCSA
5 22 (18.49%) MCSE
5 22 (18.49%) CCNP
6 15 (12.61%) MCITP
7 14 (11.76%) Security Cleared
8 11 (9.24%) MCDST
9 9 (7.56%) Degree
10 8 (6.72%) MOS
11 6 (5.04%) CISSP
12 4 (3.36%) IBM Certification
12 4 (3.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (3.36%) SC Cleared
13 3 (2.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (1.68%) CEH
14 2 (1.68%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (16.81%) SLA
2 10 (8.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (6.72%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (1.68%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.68%) COBIT
4 2 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.84%) BS7799
5 1 (0.84%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 21 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.68%) Terminal Services
2 2 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.68%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.68%) DameWare
1 2 (1.68%) Backup Exec
1 2 (1.68%) SCCM
2 1 (0.84%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 66 (55.46%) Microsoft
2 18 (15.13%) Cisco
3 9 (7.56%) HP
4 8 (6.72%) Remedy
5 7 (5.88%) VMware
6 6 (5.04%) ArcSight
7 5 (4.20%) Mitel
7 5 (4.20%) Citrix
7 5 (4.20%) Dell
8 4 (3.36%) IBM
8 4 (3.36%) Avaya
8 4 (3.36%) Symantec
9 3 (2.52%) Apple
9 3 (2.52%) Adobe
10 2 (1.68%) SAP
10 2 (1.68%) Lotus
11 1 (0.84%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.84%) Google
11 1 (0.84%) Sun
11 1 (0.84%) Intel