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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 531 529 526
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 61 44 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.090% 0.038%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.65% 0.48% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 16 7
Average daily rate
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£140 £123 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £88 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £250 £178
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £130 £112
% change year-on-year
+159.61% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 6
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.00 £14.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.23% +20.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.10 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £20.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-31.70% +41.37%
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
9428 9250 8131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.55% 19.00% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5576 5380 4401
Average daily rate £399 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.40% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 424 463
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -7 27 £130 +15.55% 5
North West - 16 £538 - 2
East of England +4 8 £105 -12.50% 1
South East -19 5 £240 +68.42% 8
South West +1 3 £85 -15.00% 2
Yorkshire - 2 £123 -
West Midlands -4 1 £85 - 3
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A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 69 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 67 (48.55%) ITIL
3 65 (47.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 49 (35.51%) Windows
5 40 (28.99%) MS Office
6 39 (28.26%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (28.26%) CCNA
7 35 (25.36%) MCP
8 34 (24.64%) Network+ Certification
9 32 (23.19%) Windows 7
10 31 (22.46%) MCSE
11 30 (21.74%) MCSA
12 28 (20.29%) MS Excel
13 26 (18.84%) LAN
14 25 (18.12%) CCNP
15 24 (17.39%) ITIL V3
16 22 (15.94%) SLA
17 21 (15.22%) Active Directory
18 19 (13.77%) SQL
19 18 (13.04%) Office 365
20 17 (12.32%) MCITP
21 16 (11.59%) Cisco
22 15 (10.87%) MCDST
22 15 (10.87%) Security Cleared
23 13 (9.42%) Network Design
23 13 (9.42%) VPN
24 12 (8.70%) TCP/IP
24 12 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
24 12 (8.70%) Incident Management
25 10 (7.25%) VMware

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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
1 5 (3.62%) Lync
2 2 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (1.45%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.72%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 40 (28.99%) MS Office
2 28 (20.29%) MS Excel
3 12 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.45%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) SAP Business One
1 1 (0.72%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.04%) Office 365
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (18.84%) LAN
2 13 (9.42%) VPN
3 12 (8.70%) TCP/IP
4 9 (6.52%) Wireless
5 8 (5.80%) DNS
6 7 (5.07%) DHCP
7 6 (4.35%) WAN
8 5 (3.62%) VoIP
8 5 (3.62%) IP Telephony
8 5 (3.62%) Cisco IPT
9 4 (2.90%) SAN
9 4 (2.90%) Firewall
9 4 (2.90%) NAS
9 4 (2.90%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (1.45%) Internet
11 1 (0.72%) OSPF
11 1 (0.72%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.72%) Intranet
11 1 (0.72%) PBX
11 1 (0.72%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.72%) DataStage
2 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 9 (6.52%) Finance
2 8 (5.80%) Law
2 8 (5.80%) Legal
3 5 (3.62%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.17%) Banking
4 3 (2.17%) Japanese Language
5 1 (0.72%) Electronics
5 1 (0.72%) Games
5 1 (0.72%) Military
Job Titles
1 31 (22.46%) Analyst
2 30 (21.74%) Support Engineer
3 19 (13.77%) Service Analyst
4 18 (13.04%) Service Desk Analyst
5 13 (9.42%) Desktop Support
6 12 (8.70%) Network Engineer
6 12 (8.70%) Help Desk Support
7 11 (7.97%) Help Desk Engineer
7 11 (7.97%) Help Desk Support Engineer
8 10 (7.25%) Network Support
9 9 (6.52%) Network Support Engineer
10 8 (5.80%) Team Leader
10 8 (5.80%) Technical Team Leader
10 8 (5.80%) Deployment Engineer
10 8 (5.80%) Service Desk Team Leader
11 7 (5.07%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (5.07%) 1st Line Support
12 6 (4.35%) Support Analyst
13 5 (3.62%) Help Desk Analyst
13 5 (3.62%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.90%) LAMP
2 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (0.72%) HTML
2 1 (0.72%) .NET
2 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.72%) CSS
2 1 (0.72%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.07%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (3.62%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.62%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.90%) CMDB
5 3 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.45%) GIS
6 2 (1.45%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.45%) NHS
6 2 (1.45%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.45%) Tandem
6 2 (1.45%) iPhone
6 2 (1.45%) iPad
7 1 (0.72%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.72%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.72%) PDA
7 1 (0.72%) Derivative
7 1 (0.72%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 1 (0.72%) Informatics
7 1 (0.72%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 49 (35.51%) Windows
2 32 (23.19%) Windows 7
3 6 (4.35%) Linux
3 6 (4.35%) Windows XP
4 3 (2.17%) Mac OS X
4 3 (2.17%) Android
4 3 (2.17%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.45%) UNIX
5 2 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (48.55%) ITIL
2 24 (17.39%) ITIL V3
3 13 (9.42%) Network Design
4 12 (8.70%) Incident Management
5 9 (6.52%) SIEM
6 8 (5.80%) Document Management
7 7 (5.07%) Migration
7 7 (5.07%) PRINCE2
7 7 (5.07%) Data Migration
7 7 (5.07%) Data Protection
8 6 (4.35%) CRM
8 6 (4.35%) Information Security
9 5 (3.62%) Service Management
10 4 (2.90%) Configuration Management
10 4 (2.90%) Web Development
10 4 (2.90%) Problem Management
10 4 (2.90%) Fault Management
11 3 (2.17%) Project Management
11 3 (2.17%) B2B
11 3 (2.17%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.77%) SQL
2 2 (1.45%) C
2 2 (1.45%) C#
3 1 (0.72%) C++
3 1 (0.72%) Java
3 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.72%) Scala
3 1 (0.72%) APL
Qualifications
1 65 (47.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (28.26%) CCNA
2 39 (28.26%) Cisco Certification
3 35 (25.36%) MCP
4 34 (24.64%) Network+ Certification
5 31 (22.46%) MCSE
6 30 (21.74%) MCSA
7 25 (18.12%) CCNP
8 17 (12.32%) MCITP
9 15 (10.87%) Security Cleared
9 15 (10.87%) MCDST
10 9 (6.52%) MOS
10 9 (6.52%) CISSP
11 8 (5.80%) Degree
12 5 (3.62%) CEH
13 4 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (2.17%) JNCIA
14 3 (2.17%) IBM Certification
14 3 (2.17%) CCENT
14 3 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (15.94%) SLA
2 6 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (3.62%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.45%) BS7799
6 1 (0.72%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 21 (15.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.45%) Terminal Services
2 2 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.45%) DameWare
1 2 (1.45%) Backup Exec
1 2 (1.45%) SCCM
2 1 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (0.72%) ZENworks
2 1 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 69 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.59%) Cisco
3 10 (7.25%) VMware
4 9 (6.52%) ArcSight
5 8 (5.80%) Symantec
5 8 (5.80%) Remedy
6 7 (5.07%) HP
7 6 (4.35%) Dell
7 6 (4.35%) Avaya
8 5 (3.62%) Citrix
9 4 (2.90%) Apple
10 3 (2.17%) IBM
10 3 (2.17%) Mitel
11 2 (1.45%) Altiris
11 2 (1.45%) Polycom
11 2 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.45%) Teradata
11 2 (1.45%) Oracle
11 2 (1.45%) Adobe
11 2 (1.45%) Sun
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