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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 541 514 542
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +28
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 47 44 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.090% 0.093% 0.061%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.54% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 7
Average daily rate
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£125 £130 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £97 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £237
UK excluding London average daily rate £120 £210 £105
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +100.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 8
Average hourly rate £15.64 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.23% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.87 £18.13 £20.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £14.50 £12.75
% change year-on-year
+8.75% +13.72%
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
9940 8224 9416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.05% 17.30% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5598 4655 4944
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £547 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 389 564
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.90 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +9 28 £110 -15.38% 10
South East -10 8 £130 -35.00% 5
West Midlands -16 3 - - 1
East Midlands +8 2 - - 1
South West -37 2 £125 -56.89% 3
East of England -32 1 £115 - 2
North West - 1 £125 - 3
North East - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
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A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 65 (69.89%) Microsoft
2 58 (62.37%) Windows
3 46 (49.46%) ITIL
4 44 (47.31%) Windows 7
5 36 (38.71%) MS Office
6 33 (35.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 30 (32.26%) MCP
8 29 (31.18%) Windows XP
8 29 (31.18%) Active Directory
9 21 (22.58%) MS Excel
9 21 (22.58%) MCSE
10 19 (20.43%) Blackberry
11 14 (15.05%) MCSA
11 14 (15.05%) SLA
11 14 (15.05%) Cisco
12 12 (12.90%) Office 365
12 12 (12.90%) Computer Science
13 11 (11.83%) HP
14 9 (9.68%) LAN
14 9 (9.68%) WAN
14 9 (9.68%) MS PowerPoint
15 8 (8.60%) Retail
15 8 (8.60%) iPhone
15 8 (8.60%) TCP/IP
15 8 (8.60%) Remedy
15 8 (8.60%) Management Information System
16 7 (7.53%) Finance
16 7 (7.53%) Symantec
16 7 (7.53%) IBM Notes
16 7 (7.53%) Lotus

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 7 (7.53%) IBM Notes
2 5 (5.38%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.08%) IIS
4 1 (1.08%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.08%) Lync
4 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.08%) Node.js
4 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 36 (38.71%) MS Office
2 21 (22.58%) MS Excel
3 9 (9.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.15%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (2.15%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) assyst
1 2 (2.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.68%) WAN
1 9 (9.68%) LAN
2 8 (8.60%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.38%) VPN
3 5 (5.38%) DNS
4 4 (4.30%) DHCP
4 4 (4.30%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (4.30%) VoIP
5 3 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.15%) Wireless
6 2 (2.15%) SAN
7 1 (1.08%) Internet
7 1 (1.08%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.08%) FTP
7 1 (1.08%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.08%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (1.08%) NAS
7 1 (1.08%) PABX
7 1 (1.08%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.08%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.08%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.08%) Grunt
General
1 8 (8.60%) Retail
2 7 (7.53%) Banking
2 7 (7.53%) Finance
3 6 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.30%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.30%) Back Office
5 3 (3.23%) Games
6 1 (1.08%) Publishing
6 1 (1.08%) Front Office
6 1 (1.08%) Legal
6 1 (1.08%) Billing
Job Titles
1 30 (32.26%) Analyst
2 21 (22.58%) Support Engineer
3 20 (21.51%) Service Analyst
3 20 (21.51%) Service Desk Analyst
4 13 (13.98%) Desktop Support
5 10 (10.75%) Support Analyst
6 9 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (8.60%) Help Desk Support
8 7 (7.53%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (6.45%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (6.45%) Deskside Support
9 6 (6.45%) Help Desk Engineer
9 6 (6.45%) IT Support
9 6 (6.45%) Help Desk Support Engineer
10 5 (5.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (4.30%) Desktop Analyst
11 4 (4.30%) Customer Engineer
11 4 (4.30%) Junior
12 3 (3.23%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.15%) HTML
1 2 (2.15%) HTML5
2 1 (1.08%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.08%) REST
2 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (1.08%) ExpressJS
2 1 (1.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (1.08%) .NET
2 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.08%) CSS
2 1 (1.08%) SOAP
2 1 (1.08%) Flash
2 1 (1.08%) Middleware
2 1 (1.08%) X-Windows
2 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.43%) Blackberry
2 12 (12.90%) Computer Science
3 8 (8.60%) iPhone
3 8 (8.60%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.38%) CMDB
4 5 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.30%) Smartphone
5 4 (4.30%) iPad
5 4 (4.30%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (3.23%) FMCG
7 2 (2.15%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.15%) E-Learning
7 2 (2.15%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.15%) EPoS
8 1 (1.08%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (1.08%) EFT
8 1 (1.08%) NHS
8 1 (1.08%) Smartcard
8 1 (1.08%) Statistics
8 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 58 (62.37%) Windows
2 44 (47.31%) Windows 7
3 29 (31.18%) Windows XP
4 7 (7.53%) Mac OS X
5 6 (6.45%) Mac OS
5 6 (6.45%) Windows 8
6 5 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.38%) Apple iOS
6 5 (5.38%) Linux
6 5 (5.38%) Windows Vista
7 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.23%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (2.15%) UNIX
9 2 (2.15%) Android
9 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (49.46%) ITIL
2 7 (7.53%) Incident Management
3 5 (5.38%) Service Management
4 4 (4.30%) Data Protection
5 3 (3.23%) ITIL V3
5 3 (3.23%) Mentoring
5 3 (3.23%) Service Delivery
5 3 (3.23%) ITSM
5 3 (3.23%) Migration
6 2 (2.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.15%) Asset Management
6 2 (2.15%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.15%) ITIL V2
6 2 (2.15%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.15%) Investment Management
7 1 (1.08%) Data Migration
7 1 (1.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.08%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.08%) BDD
7 1 (1.08%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.23%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.08%) ActionScript
2 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.08%) CoffeeScript
2 1 (1.08%) C
2 1 (1.08%) C#
2 1 (1.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 33 (35.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (32.26%) MCP
3 21 (22.58%) MCSE
4 14 (15.05%) MCSA
5 7 (7.53%) MCITP
5 7 (7.53%) Degree
6 6 (6.45%) Network+ Certification
6 6 (6.45%) CCNA
6 6 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (5.38%) MOS
8 4 (4.30%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.15%) NVQ Level 3
9 2 (2.15%) MCDST
9 2 (2.15%) MCTS
9 2 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (2.15%) HNC
10 1 (1.08%) CCNP
10 1 (1.08%) CCENT
10 1 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.08%) ACSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.05%) SLA
2 1 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.08%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.08%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 29 (31.18%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.15%) XenApp
3 2 (2.15%) Terminal Server
3 2 (2.15%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.08%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.08%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (5.38%) SCCM
2 3 (3.23%) ZENworks
2 3 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.08%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (1.08%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 65 (69.89%) Microsoft
2 14 (15.05%) Cisco
3 11 (11.83%) HP
4 8 (8.60%) Remedy
5 7 (7.53%) Lotus
5 7 (7.53%) Symantec
6 6 (6.45%) Dell
7 4 (4.30%) Apple
7 4 (4.30%) VMware
8 3 (3.23%) LANDesk
8 3 (3.23%) Bomgar
8 3 (3.23%) SAP
8 3 (3.23%) Citrix
9 2 (2.15%) Nokia
9 2 (2.15%) McAfee
9 2 (2.15%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.08%) Reuters
10 1 (1.08%) Bloomberg
10 1 (1.08%) CQG
10 1 (1.08%) NetApp
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