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 29 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 585 523 549
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +26
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 36 76 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.070% 0.15% 0.086%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.34% 0.77% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 34 11
Average daily rate £161 £233 £123
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.64% +89.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £111 £80
10% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £490 £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £240 £90
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +166.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 11
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.13 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-14.04% -11.02%
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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
10744 9899 9789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.98% 19.56% 19.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6843 5688 5654
Average daily rate £405 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.64% +6.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 338 472 489
Average hourly rate £26.25 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.83 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.21 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
South East -31 12 £175 -27.08% 6
West Midlands -11 7 £225 -
London -31 7 £145 -9.37% 1
South West +3 5 £180 - 1
East of England +10 3 £105 +2.43%
Yorkshire +1 1 - -
North West -20 1 £200 -63.63% 2
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A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 41 (56.16%) Windows
2 40 (54.79%) Microsoft
3 33 (45.21%) ITIL
4 30 (41.10%) Windows 7
5 26 (35.62%) Active Directory
6 24 (32.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (31.51%) MS Office
8 17 (23.29%) MS Excel
9 14 (19.18%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (19.18%) MCP
9 14 (19.18%) CCNA
10 13 (17.81%) Migration
10 13 (17.81%) Data Migration
11 11 (15.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 10 (13.70%) Office 365
12 10 (13.70%) Network+ Certification
13 9 (12.33%) Mathematics
14 8 (10.96%) Blackberry
14 8 (10.96%) C
14 8 (10.96%) MS Exchange
14 8 (10.96%) Security Cleared
15 7 (9.59%) LAN
15 7 (9.59%) MCSE
15 7 (9.59%) SLA
15 7 (9.59%) Internet
16 6 (8.22%) Windows XP
16 6 (8.22%) MCITP
17 5 (6.85%) Service Management
17 5 (6.85%) Cisco
17 5 (6.85%) VPN

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 8 (10.96%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (5.48%) Skype for Business
4 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.37%) Node.js
5 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (31.51%) MS Office
2 17 (23.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.59%) Internet
1 7 (9.59%) LAN
2 5 (6.85%) VPN
3 4 (5.48%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.74%) DNS
4 2 (2.74%) Intranet
4 2 (2.74%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (2.74%) WAN
5 1 (1.37%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (1.37%) DHCP
5 1 (1.37%) PBX
5 1 (1.37%) SAN
5 1 (1.37%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (4.11%) Finance
1 3 (4.11%) Law
1 3 (4.11%) Military
2 2 (2.74%) Back Office
2 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.37%) Marketing
3 1 (1.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (20.55%) Analyst
2 13 (17.81%) Windows Engineer
3 12 (16.44%) 1st Line Support
4 11 (15.07%) Deployment Engineer
4 11 (15.07%) Windows Deployment Engineer
5 9 (12.33%) Support Analyst
5 9 (12.33%) Support Engineer
6 8 (10.96%) Service Desk Support
7 6 (8.22%) Customer Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) Desktop Support
7 6 (8.22%) Help Desk Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) Help Desk Support
7 6 (8.22%) Junior
7 6 (8.22%) Service Analyst
8 5 (6.85%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (6.85%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) Junior Analyst
8 5 (6.85%) Junior Support Analyst
8 5 (6.85%) Senior Customer Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.37%) Ajax
1 1 (1.37%) AngularJS
1 1 (1.37%) CSS
1 1 (1.37%) HTML
1 1 (1.37%) HTML5
1 1 (1.37%) jQuery
1 1 (1.37%) LESS
1 1 (1.37%) Sass
1 1 (1.37%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) Mathematics
2 8 (10.96%) Blackberry
3 5 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.48%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (4.11%) Wiki
6 2 (2.74%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.74%) NHS
7 1 (1.37%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.37%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.37%) IVR
7 1 (1.37%) PDA
7 1 (1.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 41 (56.16%) Windows
2 30 (41.10%) Windows 7
3 6 (8.22%) Windows XP
4 5 (6.85%) Apple iOS
4 5 (6.85%) Windows 8
5 4 (5.48%) Windows Server
6 3 (4.11%) Android
6 3 (4.11%) Mac OS X
6 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.74%) Linux
7 2 (2.74%) Mac OS
7 2 (2.74%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (45.21%) ITIL
2 13 (17.81%) Data Migration
2 13 (17.81%) Migration
3 5 (6.85%) Service Management
4 4 (5.48%) Logistics
4 4 (5.48%) Patch Management
5 3 (4.11%) Asset Management
5 3 (4.11%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.11%) IT Asset Management
5 3 (4.11%) ITIL V3
5 3 (4.11%) Line Management
5 3 (4.11%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.74%) Time Management
7 1 (1.37%) Change Management
7 1 (1.37%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.37%) ITSM
7 1 (1.37%) Project Management
7 1 (1.37%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (1.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.37%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.96%) C
2 2 (2.74%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.74%) VBA
3 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (32.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (19.18%) CCNA
2 14 (19.18%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (19.18%) MCP
3 11 (15.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 10 (13.70%) Network+ Certification
5 8 (10.96%) Security Cleared
6 7 (9.59%) MCSE
7 6 (8.22%) MCITP
8 5 (6.85%) DV Cleared
8 5 (6.85%) MCSA
9 3 (4.11%) Degree
10 2 (2.74%) MCDST
10 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.37%) ECDL
11 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.37%) MCTS
11 1 (1.37%) Postgraduate
11 1 (1.37%) RHCE
11 1 (1.37%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.59%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.37%) WCAG
System Software
1 26 (35.62%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) SCCM
1 2 (2.74%) ZENworks
2 1 (1.37%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 40 (54.79%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.85%) Cisco
2 5 (6.85%) Remedy
3 3 (4.11%) Apple
3 3 (4.11%) Becrypt
3 3 (4.11%) Citrix
3 3 (4.11%) Dell
3 3 (4.11%) HP
3 3 (4.11%) Lumension
4 2 (2.74%) Adobe
4 2 (2.74%) VMware
5 1 (1.37%) Altiris
5 1 (1.37%) Avaya
5 1 (1.37%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.37%) EMC
5 1 (1.37%) Epicor
5 1 (1.37%) Google
5 1 (1.37%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.37%) Symantec
5 1 (1.37%) Twitter
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