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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CompTIA A+ Certification
UK / England
Rank 561 588 554
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -34
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 11 28 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.026% 0.060% 0.080%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.28% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 18
Median daily rate £141 £130 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.65% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £130 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £155 £222
UK excluding London median daily rate £143 £325 £128
% change year-on-year
-56.15% +154.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 13
Median hourly rate - £11.97 £16.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.25 £15.77
% change year-on-year
- -3.29%

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
8658 10009 9576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.70% 21.34% 20.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5539 6256 5554
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 402 451
Median hourly rate £30.91 £35.60 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.16% +61.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £58.20 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

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
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 20 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing A+ Certification within the England region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 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
East of England - 6 £138 - 2
South East +5 2 £180 -44.61% 4
South West +10 1 £330 - 1
London -8 1 £120 -7.69% 7
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
A+ Certification
UK

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 43 (72.88%) Windows
2 32 (54.24%) Windows 7
3 24 (40.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (38.98%) Microsoft
5 22 (37.29%) Active Directory
6 21 (35.59%) MS Office
7 18 (30.51%) MCP
8 16 (27.12%) ITIL
9 12 (20.34%) MCSE
9 12 (20.34%) MS Excel
9 12 (20.34%) SLA
9 12 (20.34%) MCDST
10 11 (18.64%) Management Information System
10 11 (18.64%) Windows Server
11 10 (16.95%) Network+ Certification
12 9 (15.25%) Finance
12 9 (15.25%) Migration
12 9 (15.25%) MCSA
12 9 (15.25%) Data Migration
13 8 (13.56%) Time Management
13 8 (13.56%) Data Centre
13 8 (13.56%) IBM Notes
13 8 (13.56%) Cisco
13 8 (13.56%) Lotus
14 7 (11.86%) Identity Management
14 7 (11.86%) CCNA
14 7 (11.86%) Apple
14 7 (11.86%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (11.86%) TCP/IP
14 7 (11.86%) ITIL V3

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 8 (13.56%) IBM Notes
2 2 (3.39%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (35.59%) MS Office
2 12 (20.34%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.08%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.86%) TCP/IP
2 6 (10.17%) Wireless
3 5 (8.47%) Ethernet
3 5 (8.47%) Internet
3 5 (8.47%) LAN
4 4 (6.78%) VPN
5 3 (5.08%) Skype
6 2 (3.39%) DHCP
6 2 (3.39%) DNS
7 1 (1.69%) NAS
7 1 (1.69%) Network Security
7 1 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.69%) SAN
7 1 (1.69%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) JIRA
General
1 9 (15.25%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.08%) Legal
4 2 (3.39%) Banking
4 2 (3.39%) Billing
4 2 (3.39%) Military
5 1 (1.69%) Law
5 1 (1.69%) Local Government
5 1 (1.69%) Marketing
5 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (32.20%) Analyst
2 16 (27.12%) Desktop Support
3 15 (25.42%) Support Analyst
4 9 (15.25%) Deployment Engineer
4 9 (15.25%) Windows Engineer
5 8 (13.56%) Desktop Analyst
5 8 (13.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 7 (11.86%) Support Engineer
6 7 (11.86%) Windows Deployment Engineer
7 6 (10.17%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (8.47%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (8.47%) Customer Engineer
8 5 (8.47%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 4 (6.78%) Senior Desktop Support
9 4 (6.78%) Service Analyst
9 4 (6.78%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (6.78%) Technical Support
9 4 (6.78%) Technical Support Analyst
10 3 (5.08%) Desktop Support Team Leader
10 3 (5.08%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) CSS
1 1 (1.69%) HTML
1 1 (1.69%) RESTful
1 1 (1.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) Management Information System
2 8 (13.56%) Data Centre
3 5 (8.47%) Blackberry
3 5 (8.47%) Client/Server
3 5 (8.47%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.08%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.39%) CMDB
5 2 (3.39%) e-Learning
5 2 (3.39%) EPoS
6 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.69%) NHS
6 1 (1.69%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 43 (72.88%) Windows
2 32 (54.24%) Windows 7
3 11 (18.64%) Windows Server
4 5 (8.47%) Apple iOS
5 4 (6.78%) Windows 8
5 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.39%) Linux
6 2 (3.39%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.12%) ITIL
2 9 (15.25%) Data Migration
2 9 (15.25%) Migration
3 8 (13.56%) Time Management
4 7 (11.86%) Identity Management
4 7 (11.86%) ITIL V3
5 5 (8.47%) Change Management
5 5 (8.47%) Line Management
5 5 (8.47%) Mathematics
5 5 (8.47%) Service Management
5 5 (8.47%) Software Distribution
5 5 (8.47%) Validation
6 4 (6.78%) Statistics
7 3 (5.08%) Asset Management
7 3 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (5.08%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.39%) Coaching
8 2 (3.39%) Document Management
8 2 (3.39%) Logistics
8 2 (3.39%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.17%) Java
2 5 (8.47%) C
3 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (40.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (30.51%) MCP
3 12 (20.34%) MCDST
3 12 (20.34%) MCSE
4 10 (16.95%) Network+ Certification
5 9 (15.25%) MCSA
6 7 (11.86%) CCNA
6 7 (11.86%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (10.17%) Degree
8 5 (8.47%) ACDT
8 5 (8.47%) ACHDS
8 5 (8.47%) ACTC
8 5 (8.47%) MCSM
9 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
9 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
10 3 (5.08%) CCNP
11 2 (3.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (3.39%) MCTS
12 1 (1.69%) CompTIA Security+
12 1 (1.69%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.34%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (37.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.47%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (10.17%) WSUS
2 5 (8.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (38.98%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.56%) Cisco
2 8 (13.56%) Lotus
3 7 (11.86%) Apple
4 6 (10.17%) Citrix
5 5 (8.47%) Oracle
6 4 (6.78%) Dell
7 3 (5.08%) EMC
7 3 (5.08%) IBM
8 2 (3.39%) Huawei
8 2 (3.39%) Xerox
9 1 (1.69%) Google
9 1 (1.69%) HP
9 1 (1.69%) Remedy
9 1 (1.69%) VMware
9 1 (1.69%) Webroot