The table below looks at the statistics for A+ Certification in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited A+ Certification over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CompTIA A+ Certification
England / North West
Rank - 156 135
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.025% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.13% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £165 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £178 £130
% change year-on-year
-15.49% +37.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-14.75% +8.92%

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

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
482 743 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.38% 18.93% 20.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 404 333
Median daily rate £430 £400 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +4.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 32 53
Median hourly rate £21.25 £35.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.28% +84.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £17.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

A+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing A+ Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

A+ Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

A+ Certification
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

A+ Certification Daily Rate Trend in the North West

A+ Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

A+ Certification Hourly Rate Trend in the North West