The table below looks at the statistics for A+ Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited A+ Certification over the 3 months to 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 82 - 68
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 8 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.55% - 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.09% - 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £100 £110
% change year-on-year
+140.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £18.75 £14.88
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +26.05%
A+ Certification
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Qualifications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
259 156 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 17.84% 12.42% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 70 59
Average daily rate £325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £188 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 10
Average hourly rate £15.98 £15.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.06% -29.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.63 £10.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £39.73 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.18%

A+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing A+ Certification across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

A+ Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

A+ Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing A+ Certification across the Manchester region.

A+ Certification Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

A+ Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing A+ Certification across the Manchester region.

A+ Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

A+ Certification
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 8 (88.89%) MS Office
1 8 (88.89%) ITIL
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
1 8 (88.89%) MS Excel
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (88.89%) Law
1 8 (88.89%) Legal
1 8 (88.89%) MOS
1 8 (88.89%) Document Management
1 8 (88.89%) MCDST
1 8 (88.89%) MCITP
1 8 (88.89%) Incident Management
1 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
1 8 (88.89%) Windows 7
1 8 (88.89%) ITIL V3
2 1 (11.11%) Coaching
2 1 (11.11%) QMS
2 1 (11.11%) Dell
2 1 (11.11%) SLA

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Applications
1 8 (88.89%) MS Office
1 8 (88.89%) MS Excel
General
1 8 (88.89%) Law
1 8 (88.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Team Leader
1 8 (88.89%) Technical Team Leader
1 8 (88.89%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
1 8 (88.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) ITIL
1 8 (88.89%) Document Management
1 8 (88.89%) Incident Management
1 8 (88.89%) ITIL V3
2 1 (11.11%) Coaching
2 1 (11.11%) QMS
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (88.89%) MOS
1 8 (88.89%) MCDST
1 8 (88.89%) MCITP
1 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Dell