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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 542 532 539
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 63 46 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.090% 0.068%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.63% 0.48% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 17 10
Average daily rate
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£151 £115 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.52% -31.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £83 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £232 £277
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £118 £238
% change year-on-year
+191.48% -50.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 20
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.77 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.29% +8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.85 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.65 £17.61
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.77 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.29% +8.75%
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
9967 9519 8562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.13% 18.68% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6029 5461 4756
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 394 442
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £13.34 £12.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.00 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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
London +15 29 £85 -19.04% 6
North West - 9 £488 -
South West - 8 £293 - 2
East of England +5 7 £130 +10.63%
South East -19 7 £395 +203.84% 6
Yorkshire - 3 £108 - 3
North East - 1 - -
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A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 67 (48.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 57 (41.30%) ITIL
4 52 (37.68%) Windows
5 38 (27.54%) CCNA
5 38 (27.54%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (26.81%) MCSE
6 37 (26.81%) Windows 7
7 34 (24.64%) MS Office
8 31 (22.46%) Network+ Certification
9 30 (21.74%) MCSA
10 27 (19.57%) MCP
11 26 (18.84%) MS Excel
12 24 (17.39%) CCNP
13 22 (15.94%) Active Directory
13 22 (15.94%) ITIL V3
14 21 (15.22%) LAN
15 20 (14.49%) SQL
16 19 (13.77%) SLA
17 17 (12.32%) Security Cleared
17 17 (12.32%) MCITP
18 15 (10.87%) Cisco
18 15 (10.87%) TCP/IP
19 13 (9.42%) DNS
19 13 (9.42%) MCDST
19 13 (9.42%) Office 365
20 12 (8.70%) Data Migration
20 12 (8.70%) Network Design
20 12 (8.70%) HP
20 12 (8.70%) VMware

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 5 (3.62%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (1.45%) Lync
4 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.72%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.72%) IIS
4 1 (0.72%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 34 (24.64%) MS Office
2 26 (18.84%) MS Excel
3 7 (5.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.45%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.72%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.72%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.22%) LAN
2 15 (10.87%) TCP/IP
3 13 (9.42%) DNS
4 9 (6.52%) VPN
4 9 (6.52%) DHCP
5 8 (5.80%) WAN
6 6 (4.35%) SAN
7 5 (3.62%) VoIP
7 5 (3.62%) Firewall
8 4 (2.90%) Internet
8 4 (2.90%) Wireless
8 4 (2.90%) NAS
8 4 (2.90%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.45%) Intranet
11 1 (0.72%) PBX
11 1 (0.72%) OSPF
11 1 (0.72%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.72%) Cisco IPT
11 1 (0.72%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.72%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.72%) DataStage
1 1 (0.72%) Hadoop
1 1 (0.72%) Big Data
General
1 9 (6.52%) Finance
2 8 (5.80%) Law
2 8 (5.80%) Legal
3 5 (3.62%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.90%) Banking
5 2 (1.45%) Japanese Language
6 1 (0.72%) Electronics
6 1 (0.72%) Advertising
6 1 (0.72%) Military
Job Titles
1 23 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 22 (15.94%) Analyst
3 13 (9.42%) Deployment Engineer
4 12 (8.70%) Network Engineer
4 12 (8.70%) Service Analyst
5 11 (7.97%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (6.52%) Network Support
7 8 (5.80%) Network Support Engineer
7 8 (5.80%) Technical Team Leader
7 8 (5.80%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 8 (5.80%) Team Leader
8 7 (5.07%) Help Desk Support
8 7 (5.07%) Desktop Support
9 6 (4.35%) Customer Engineer
9 6 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (4.35%) Help Desk Support Engineer
9 6 (4.35%) Help Desk Engineer
10 4 (2.90%) Deskside Support
10 4 (2.90%) Field Engineer
10 4 (2.90%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.90%) LAMP
2 1 (0.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.35%) Blackberry
3 5 (3.62%) CMDB
3 5 (3.62%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.90%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.17%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.17%) GIS
5 3 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.45%) Tandem
6 2 (1.45%) NHS
6 2 (1.45%) iPad
7 1 (0.72%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.72%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.72%) iPhone
7 1 (0.72%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.72%) PDA
7 1 (0.72%) Derivative
7 1 (0.72%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 52 (37.68%) Windows
2 37 (26.81%) Windows 7
3 7 (5.07%) Linux
4 6 (4.35%) Windows XP
5 5 (3.62%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.17%) UNIX
7 3 (2.17%) Mac OS X
7 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.17%) Android
8 2 (1.45%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (41.30%) ITIL
2 22 (15.94%) ITIL V3
3 12 (8.70%) Migration
3 12 (8.70%) Network Design
3 12 (8.70%) Data Migration
4 11 (7.97%) Incident Management
5 10 (7.25%) SIEM
6 8 (5.80%) Data Protection
6 8 (5.80%) Document Management
7 7 (5.07%) Information Security
7 7 (5.07%) Service Management
7 7 (5.07%) PRINCE2
8 5 (3.62%) CRM
8 5 (3.62%) Web Development
9 4 (2.90%) Fault Management
9 4 (2.90%) Configuration Management
10 3 (2.17%) Project Management
10 3 (2.17%) Line Management
11 2 (1.45%) Server Monitoring
11 2 (1.45%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.49%) SQL
2 4 (2.90%) C
3 2 (1.45%) Java
3 2 (1.45%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.45%) Scala
4 1 (0.72%) APL
4 1 (0.72%) C#
4 1 (0.72%) C++
Qualifications
1 67 (48.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (27.54%) CCNA
2 38 (27.54%) Cisco Certification
3 37 (26.81%) MCSE
4 31 (22.46%) Network+ Certification
5 30 (21.74%) MCSA
6 27 (19.57%) MCP
7 24 (17.39%) CCNP
8 17 (12.32%) MCITP
8 17 (12.32%) Security Cleared
9 13 (9.42%) MCDST
10 10 (7.25%) CISSP
10 10 (7.25%) MOS
11 6 (4.35%) CEH
12 5 (3.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (3.62%) Degree
13 4 (2.90%) CCENT
13 4 (2.90%) DCSE
14 3 (2.17%) SC Cleared
14 3 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (13.77%) SLA
2 3 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.45%) BS7799
3 2 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.72%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.72%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 22 (15.94%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.72%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.72%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.72%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (2.90%) SCCM
2 2 (1.45%) ZENworks
2 2 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.45%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 60 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.87%) Cisco
3 12 (8.70%) HP
3 12 (8.70%) VMware
4 10 (7.25%) ArcSight
5 8 (5.80%) Symantec
5 8 (5.80%) Dell
6 7 (5.07%) Apple
6 7 (5.07%) Remedy
7 5 (3.62%) Citrix
7 5 (3.62%) Avaya
8 3 (2.17%) Sun
8 3 (2.17%) Oracle
8 3 (2.17%) Teradata
8 3 (2.17%) Altiris
9 2 (1.45%) Polycom
9 2 (1.45%) Mitel
9 2 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.45%) IBM
9 2 (1.45%) NetApp
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