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 4 December 2016 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.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 564 559 545
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -14
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 44 58 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.096% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.56% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 24
Median daily rate £150 £140 £126
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +10.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £80 £80
10% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £304 £246
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £165 £123
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +34.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 29
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.80 £12.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.83 £15.56 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-14.75% +10.90%
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
9206 10445 10963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.13% 20.61% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5765 6371 6254
Median daily rate £420 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +0.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £261 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 507 497
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.45 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.27
% change year-on-year
- +50.56%

A+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing A+ Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing A+ Certification within the England region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +23 13 £140 -45.63% 2
London -17 9 £140 - 4
East of England +13 8 £165 - 1
South West +16 7 - -
West Midlands -6 3 £150 +93.54% 1
North East -28 2 £145 -
Yorkshire +11 1 - -
East Midlands -9 1 £110 -
A+ Certification
UK

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing A+ Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 62 (74.70%) Windows
2 48 (57.83%) Windows 7
3 40 (48.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (39.76%) Active Directory
5 30 (36.14%) MS Office
6 28 (33.73%) Microsoft
7 26 (31.33%) MCP
8 25 (30.12%) ITIL
8 25 (30.12%) TCP/IP
9 24 (28.92%) Network+ Certification
10 20 (24.10%) Finance
10 20 (24.10%) MS Excel
11 18 (21.69%) SLA
11 18 (21.69%) MCSA
12 17 (20.48%) Cisco
12 17 (20.48%) MCSE
12 17 (20.48%) Management Information System
12 17 (20.48%) MCDST
13 16 (19.28%) Data Centre
14 15 (18.07%) Windows Server
14 15 (18.07%) Internet
15 14 (16.87%) Lotus
15 14 (16.87%) IBM Notes
15 14 (16.87%) Degree
16 13 (15.66%) Time Management
16 13 (15.66%) Citrix
17 12 (14.46%) Ethernet
17 12 (14.46%) Apple
17 12 (14.46%) Blackberry
17 12 (14.46%) MS Exchange

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (16.87%) IBM Notes
2 12 (14.46%) MS Exchange
3 9 (10.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (8.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 30 (36.14%) MS Office
2 20 (24.10%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.61%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) SaaS
2 1 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (30.12%) TCP/IP
2 15 (18.07%) Internet
3 12 (14.46%) Ethernet
3 12 (14.46%) Wireless
4 10 (12.05%) Firewall
5 9 (10.84%) DHCP
5 9 (10.84%) DNS
6 6 (7.23%) LAN
6 6 (7.23%) WAN
7 5 (6.02%) SAN
7 5 (6.02%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (3.61%) ADSL
8 3 (3.61%) Skype
8 3 (3.61%) WLAN
9 2 (2.41%) NAS
10 1 (1.20%) Network Security
10 1 (1.20%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (1.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Appium
1 1 (1.20%) Calabash
1 1 (1.20%) Capybara
1 1 (1.20%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.20%) Hudson
1 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.20%) Maven
1 1 (1.20%) Selenium
1 1 (1.20%) Subversion
1 1 (1.20%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.20%) WATIR
General
1 20 (24.10%) Finance
2 7 (8.43%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.02%) Marketing
4 4 (4.82%) Billing
5 3 (3.61%) Legal
6 2 (2.41%) Banking
7 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.20%) Law
7 1 (1.20%) Military
7 1 (1.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (28.92%) Analyst
1 24 (28.92%) Desktop Support
2 15 (18.07%) Support Analyst
2 15 (18.07%) Support Engineer
3 10 (12.05%) Service Analyst
4 9 (10.84%) Deployment Engineer
4 9 (10.84%) Desktop Analyst
4 9 (10.84%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 9 (10.84%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (9.64%) Desktop Engineer
5 8 (9.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) Windows Deployment Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Senior Desktop Support
8 5 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (6.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Desktop Support Team Leader
8 5 (6.02%) Desktop Team Leader
8 5 (6.02%) Support Team Leader
8 5 (6.02%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.48%) Management Information System
2 16 (19.28%) Data Centre
3 12 (14.46%) Blackberry
4 10 (12.05%) Client/Server
5 9 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (6.02%) Driving Licence
7 4 (4.82%) Mathematics
7 4 (4.82%) Statistics
8 3 (3.61%) Computer Science
8 3 (3.61%) Economics
8 3 (3.61%) Private Cloud
8 3 (3.61%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (3.61%) Wiki
9 2 (2.41%) CMDB
9 2 (2.41%) EPoS
10 1 (1.20%) e-Learning
10 1 (1.20%) Fat Client
10 1 (1.20%) NHS
10 1 (1.20%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 62 (74.70%) Windows
2 48 (57.83%) Windows 7
3 15 (18.07%) Windows Server
4 11 (13.25%) Apple iOS
4 11 (13.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (7.23%) Linux
6 6 (7.23%) Unix
6 6 (7.23%) Windows 8
7 5 (6.02%) Windows 10
7 5 (6.02%) Windows XP
8 4 (4.82%) Mac OS X
8 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (3.61%) MVS
10 2 (2.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (30.12%) ITIL
2 13 (15.66%) Time Management
3 12 (14.46%) Change Management
4 11 (13.25%) Identity Management
5 10 (12.05%) Validation
6 9 (10.84%) Data Migration
6 9 (10.84%) Migration
7 8 (9.64%) ITIL V3
7 8 (9.64%) Service Management
8 6 (7.23%) Asset Management
9 5 (6.02%) Incident Management
9 5 (6.02%) Line Management
9 5 (6.02%) Service Delivery
10 4 (4.82%) ITSM
11 3 (3.61%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (3.61%) IT Asset Management
11 3 (3.61%) Performance Management
11 3 (3.61%) PRINCE2
11 3 (3.61%) SOA
11 3 (3.61%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.25%) Java
2 4 (4.82%) C
3 2 (2.41%) SQL
4 1 (1.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 40 (48.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (31.33%) MCP
3 24 (28.92%) Network+ Certification
4 18 (21.69%) MCSA
5 17 (20.48%) MCDST
5 17 (20.48%) MCSE
6 14 (16.87%) Degree
7 12 (14.46%) ACDT
7 12 (14.46%) ACHDS
7 12 (14.46%) ACTC
7 12 (14.46%) MCSM
8 9 (10.84%) MCTS
9 7 (8.43%) MCITP
10 6 (7.23%) CCNA
10 6 (7.23%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (7.23%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (4.82%) SC Cleared
11 4 (4.82%) Security Cleared
12 2 (2.41%) CCNP
12 2 (2.41%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (21.69%) SLA
2 1 (1.20%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 33 (39.76%) Active Directory
2 12 (14.46%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (7.23%) WSUS
2 1 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 28 (33.73%) Microsoft
2 17 (20.48%) Cisco
3 14 (16.87%) Lotus
4 13 (15.66%) Citrix
5 12 (14.46%) Apple
6 11 (13.25%) Oracle
7 4 (4.82%) Equitrac
8 3 (3.61%) EMC
8 3 (3.61%) IBM
8 3 (3.61%) Remedy
8 3 (3.61%) VMware
9 2 (2.41%) HP
9 2 (2.41%) Huawei
9 2 (2.41%) WatchGuard
9 2 (2.41%) Webroot
10 1 (1.20%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.20%) Google
10 1 (1.20%) Juniper
10 1 (1.20%) ProCurve
10 1 (1.20%) Veritas
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