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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 503 505 482
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -23
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 53 41 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.090% 0.058%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.49% 0.46% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 8 11
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£155 £203 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.45% +44.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £131 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £313 £255
UK excluding London average daily rate £140 £260 £120
% change year-on-year
-46.15% +116.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £12.70 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £17.50 £12.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £15.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +25.00%
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
10719 8907 7305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.76% 19.53% 18.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6346 4857 3960
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.68% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 421 436
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.67 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £41.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -33.33%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +11 26 £155 +2.99% 6
South East -10 16 £183 - 3
West Midlands -3 8 £195 -35.26%
East of England -2 1 £103 - 1
North West -17 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £100 - 2
East Midlands - - - - 3
South West - - - - 2
A+ Certification
UK

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 79 (63.20%) Windows
2 71 (56.80%) Microsoft
3 59 (47.20%) Windows 7
4 49 (39.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 46 (36.80%) ITIL
6 43 (34.40%) MS Office
7 36 (28.80%) MCP
8 24 (19.20%) MCSE
9 23 (18.40%) MS Excel
9 23 (18.40%) Wireless
10 22 (17.60%) SLA
10 22 (17.60%) MCITP
11 21 (16.80%) Active Directory
12 19 (15.20%) LAN
12 19 (15.20%) Windows Vista
13 18 (14.40%) Data Migration
13 18 (14.40%) Migration
13 18 (14.40%) Blackberry
14 15 (12.00%) HP
14 15 (12.00%) Cisco
15 14 (11.20%) Network+ Certification
15 14 (11.20%) MS PowerPoint
16 13 (10.40%) DNS
16 13 (10.40%) DHCP
16 13 (10.40%) CCNA
16 13 (10.40%) Citrix
16 13 (10.40%) Cisco Certification
17 12 (9.60%) MCSA
17 12 (9.60%) MCDST
18 11 (8.80%) Smartphone

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 10 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.40%) Lync
3 6 (4.80%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.80%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.80%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 43 (34.40%) MS Office
2 23 (18.40%) MS Excel
3 14 (11.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (4.00%) AutoCAD
5 2 (1.60%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.20%) Office 365
2 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.80%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 23 (18.40%) Wireless
2 19 (15.20%) LAN
3 13 (10.40%) DNS
3 13 (10.40%) DHCP
4 11 (8.80%) Internet
5 10 (8.00%) IP Telephony
5 10 (8.00%) FTP
6 9 (7.20%) VPN
7 8 (6.40%) Cisco IPT
8 7 (5.60%) WAN
9 3 (2.40%) VLAN
10 2 (1.60%) TCP/IP
10 2 (1.60%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.80%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.40%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 10 (8.00%) Finance
2 5 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.60%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.80%) Marketing
4 1 (0.80%) Japanese Language
4 1 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.80%) Games
4 1 (0.80%) Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (27.20%) Analyst
2 23 (18.40%) Desktop Support
2 23 (18.40%) Support Engineer
3 19 (15.20%) Help Desk Support
4 18 (14.40%) Customer Engineer
5 17 (13.60%) 1st Line Support
5 17 (13.60%) Service Analyst
5 17 (13.60%) Service Desk Analyst
6 16 (12.80%) Support Analyst
7 11 (8.80%) Help Desk Analyst
8 10 (8.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
9 9 (7.20%) IT Support
10 8 (6.40%) Help Desk Engineer
10 8 (6.40%) Deskside Support
10 8 (6.40%) Help Desk Support Engineer
10 8 (6.40%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 7 (5.60%) 2nd Line Support
12 6 (4.80%) IMAC Engineer
13 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Specialist
13 5 (4.00%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (0.80%) Middleware
1 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET
1 1 (0.80%) CSS
1 1 (0.80%) HTML
1 1 (0.80%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.40%) Blackberry
2 11 (8.80%) Smartphone
3 10 (8.00%) Smartcard
3 10 (8.00%) Thin Client
3 10 (8.00%) Fat Client
4 9 (7.20%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (5.60%) CMDB
6 5 (4.00%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.00%) E-Learning
7 3 (2.40%) iPhone
7 3 (2.40%) FMCG
8 2 (1.60%) iPad
9 1 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.80%) Informatics
9 1 (0.80%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.80%) NHS
9 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.80%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 79 (63.20%) Windows
2 59 (47.20%) Windows 7
3 19 (15.20%) Windows Vista
4 8 (6.40%) Windows XP
4 8 (6.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.00%) Mac OS
5 5 (4.00%) Android
5 5 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.20%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.40%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.60%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (36.80%) ITIL
2 18 (14.40%) Data Migration
2 18 (14.40%) Migration
3 8 (6.40%) Data Protection
3 8 (6.40%) Incident Management
4 6 (4.80%) ITIL V3
5 5 (4.00%) Network Design
6 4 (3.20%) Problem Management
7 3 (2.40%) QMS
7 3 (2.40%) Coaching
7 3 (2.40%) Service Delivery
7 3 (2.40%) ITSM
7 3 (2.40%) Asset Management
8 2 (1.60%) Service Management
8 2 (1.60%) CRM
9 1 (0.80%) Network Management
9 1 (0.80%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (0.80%) Software Deployment
9 1 (0.80%) Investment Management
9 1 (0.80%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.80%) C#
1 1 (0.80%) JavaScript
1 1 (0.80%) SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (39.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (28.80%) MCP
3 24 (19.20%) MCSE
4 22 (17.60%) MCITP
5 14 (11.20%) Network+ Certification
6 13 (10.40%) CCNA
6 13 (10.40%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (9.60%) MCSA
7 12 (9.60%) MCDST
8 8 (6.40%) MOS
9 7 (5.60%) Degree
9 7 (5.60%) VCP4
10 6 (4.80%) CCNP
11 5 (4.00%) Security Cleared
11 5 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (3.20%) IBM Certification
12 4 (3.20%) SC Cleared
13 2 (1.60%) HNC
13 2 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.80%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (17.60%) SLA
2 9 (7.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (6.40%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (1.60%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.60%) COBIT
System Software
1 21 (16.80%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.60%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.80%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (1.60%) DameWare
1 2 (1.60%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.80%) SCCM
Vendors
1 71 (56.80%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.00%) HP
2 15 (12.00%) Cisco
3 13 (10.40%) Citrix
4 10 (8.00%) Reuters
4 10 (8.00%) Bloomberg
4 10 (8.00%) CQG
4 10 (8.00%) Dell
5 8 (6.40%) Remedy
6 6 (4.80%) IBM
6 6 (4.80%) Lotus
7 5 (4.00%) Apple
8 4 (3.20%) VMware
9 3 (2.40%) SAP
9 3 (2.40%) Adobe
9 3 (2.40%) Mitel
10 2 (1.60%) BT
10 2 (1.60%) Symantec
11 1 (0.80%) Google
11 1 (0.80%) Avaya
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