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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 581 541 543
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +2
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 50 66 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.13% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.67% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 28 18
Median daily rate £140 £123 £105
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £92 £85 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £465 £276
UK excluding London median daily rate £153 £123 £118
% change year-on-year
+24.48% +4.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 23
Median hourly rate £15.88 £15.25 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.09% -6.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £12.11 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.79 £16.93 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £14.13 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+15.92% +2.72%
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
10697 9923 9103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.42% 19.23% 18.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6715 5986 5215
Median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 487 400
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.36 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.22% +17.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £52.17 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +29.72%

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 23 July 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
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 23 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -11 24 £140 +36.58% 5
East of England +23 10 £154 +46.19%
South East -1 6 £80 - 1
West Midlands -19 4 £100 +17.64%
South West 0 2 - - 2
East Midlands - 2 £110 - 1
Yorkshire +1 1 - -
North East - 1 £140 - 2
A+ Certification
UK

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, 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 54 (60.67%) Windows
2 42 (47.19%) ITIL
2 42 (47.19%) Microsoft
3 39 (43.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (38.20%) Windows 7
5 28 (31.46%) MS Excel
6 26 (29.21%) MS Office
7 25 (28.09%) Active Directory
8 20 (22.47%) Finance
8 20 (22.47%) MCP
9 19 (21.35%) Network+ Certification
10 17 (19.10%) SLA
11 16 (17.98%) TCP/IP
12 15 (16.85%) MCSE
13 14 (15.73%) MCSA
13 14 (15.73%) LAN
14 13 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (13.48%) CCNA
15 12 (13.48%) Cisco Certification
15 12 (13.48%) Internet
16 11 (12.36%) C
16 11 (12.36%) Service Management
16 11 (12.36%) Apple iOS
16 11 (12.36%) ITIL V3
16 11 (12.36%) Data Centre
16 11 (12.36%) Windows Server
17 10 (11.24%) Degree
17 10 (11.24%) Blackberry
17 10 (11.24%) Windows XP
17 10 (11.24%) Apple

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 (8.99%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.87%) IBM Notes
3 4 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.12%) CMS
6 1 (1.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 28 (31.46%) MS Excel
2 26 (29.21%) MS Office
3 2 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.62%) Office 365
2 3 (3.37%) SaaS
3 1 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.98%) TCP/IP
2 14 (15.73%) LAN
3 12 (13.48%) Internet
4 8 (8.99%) WAN
5 7 (7.87%) Ethernet
5 7 (7.87%) Firewall
5 7 (7.87%) Wireless
6 6 (6.74%) DNS
7 5 (5.62%) DHCP
7 5 (5.62%) SAN
8 4 (4.49%) VPN
8 4 (4.49%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (3.37%) ADSL
9 3 (3.37%) WLAN
10 2 (2.25%) Intranet
11 1 (1.12%) FTP
11 1 (1.12%) NAS
11 1 (1.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.12%) Appium
2 1 (1.12%) Calabash
2 1 (1.12%) Capybara
2 1 (1.12%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.12%) Hudson
2 1 (1.12%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.12%) Maven
2 1 (1.12%) Selenium
2 1 (1.12%) Subversion
2 1 (1.12%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.12%) WATIR
General
1 20 (22.47%) Finance
2 6 (6.74%) Billing
2 6 (6.74%) Marketing
2 6 (6.74%) Retail
3 3 (3.37%) Military
3 3 (3.37%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.25%) Legal
4 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.12%) Back Office
5 1 (1.12%) Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (26.97%) Analyst
2 17 (19.10%) Desktop Support
2 17 (19.10%) Support Engineer
3 14 (15.73%) Support Analyst
4 10 (11.24%) Service Analyst
4 10 (11.24%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (8.99%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (8.99%) Desktop Engineer
5 8 (8.99%) Windows Engineer
6 7 (7.87%) Deployment Engineer
6 7 (7.87%) Help Desk Engineer
6 7 (7.87%) Windows Deployment Engineer
7 6 (6.74%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (5.62%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (5.62%) Desktop Analyst
8 5 (5.62%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 5 (5.62%) Technical Support
9 4 (4.49%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (4.49%) Customer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.37%) Middleware
2 2 (2.25%) CSS
2 2 (2.25%) HTML
3 1 (1.12%) Ajax
3 1 (1.12%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.12%) CGI
3 1 (1.12%) HTML5
3 1 (1.12%) jQuery
3 1 (1.12%) LESS
3 1 (1.12%) Node.js
3 1 (1.12%) Sass
3 1 (1.12%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.36%) Data Centre
3 10 (11.24%) Blackberry
4 6 (6.74%) Mathematics
5 5 (5.62%) Client/Server
5 5 (5.62%) Wiki
6 4 (4.49%) CMDB
6 4 (4.49%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.49%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (3.37%) Economics
7 3 (3.37%) Private Cloud
8 2 (2.25%) Driving Licence
8 2 (2.25%) NHS
9 1 (1.12%) CLARiiON
9 1 (1.12%) Fat Client
9 1 (1.12%) PDA
9 1 (1.12%) Statistics
9 1 (1.12%) Thin Client
9 1 (1.12%) User Experience
9 1 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 54 (60.67%) Windows
2 34 (38.20%) Windows 7
3 11 (12.36%) Apple iOS
3 11 (12.36%) Windows Server
4 10 (11.24%) Windows XP
5 8 (8.99%) Linux
6 7 (7.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (6.74%) Unix
8 5 (5.62%) Windows 8
9 4 (4.49%) Windows 10
9 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (3.37%) Android
10 3 (3.37%) Mac OS X
10 3 (3.37%) MVS
11 2 (2.25%) Mac OS
11 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (2.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (47.19%) ITIL
2 11 (12.36%) ITIL V3
2 11 (12.36%) Service Management
3 9 (10.11%) Change Management
3 9 (10.11%) Incident Management
4 8 (8.99%) Data Migration
4 8 (8.99%) Migration
4 8 (8.99%) Time Management
5 7 (7.87%) Configuration Management
6 6 (6.74%) Validation
7 5 (5.62%) Asset Management
7 5 (5.62%) IT Asset Management
7 5 (5.62%) Line Management
8 4 (4.49%) ITSM
8 4 (4.49%) Patch Management
8 4 (4.49%) Project Management
8 4 (4.49%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.37%) Load Balancing
9 3 (3.37%) PRINCE2
9 3 (3.37%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.36%) C
2 6 (6.74%) Java
3 3 (3.37%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.37%) VBA
4 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 39 (43.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (22.47%) MCP
3 19 (21.35%) Network+ Certification
4 15 (16.85%) MCSE
5 14 (15.73%) MCSA
6 12 (13.48%) CCNA
6 12 (13.48%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (11.24%) Degree
8 9 (10.11%) MCDST
9 7 (7.87%) ACDT
9 7 (7.87%) ACHDS
9 7 (7.87%) ACTC
9 7 (7.87%) MCSM
9 7 (7.87%) MCTS
9 7 (7.87%) Security Cleared
10 6 (6.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (6.74%) MCITP
11 5 (5.62%) DV Cleared
12 3 (3.37%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (2.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (19.10%) SLA
2 1 (1.12%) Basel II
2 1 (1.12%) Basel III
2 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.12%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.12%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 25 (28.09%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.87%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) WSUS
2 2 (2.25%) SCCM
2 2 (2.25%) ZENworks
3 1 (1.12%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 42 (47.19%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.24%) Apple
3 9 (10.11%) Citrix
4 8 (8.99%) Cisco
5 7 (7.87%) Lotus
5 7 (7.87%) Remedy
6 6 (6.74%) Oracle
7 5 (5.62%) HP
8 4 (4.49%) Dell
9 3 (3.37%) Becrypt
9 3 (3.37%) Lumension
9 3 (3.37%) VMware
10 2 (2.25%) Google
10 2 (2.25%) IBM
10 2 (2.25%) WatchGuard
11 1 (1.12%) Adobe
11 1 (1.12%) Avaya
11 1 (1.12%) EMC
11 1 (1.12%) Symantec
11 1 (1.12%) Toshiba