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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 138 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 12 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.50% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£488 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £123 £120 £112
% change year-on-year
+2.08% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.77 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £13.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.90% -5.17%
A+ Certification
England

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
799 546 508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.67% 17.98% 19.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 266 231
Average daily rate £400 £326 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.60% +0.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £212 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 53 51
Average hourly rate £30.52 £22.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.72% -32.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £15.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

A+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing A+ Certification across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing A+ Certification across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

A+ Certification Daily Rate Histogram 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

A+ Certification
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
(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
Cheshire - 7 £488 - 3
Manchester - 5 £433 -
A+ Certification
England

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 18 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (62.50%) MS Office
3 11 (45.83%) ITIL
3 11 (45.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (41.67%) MCITP
5 9 (37.50%) MCDST
5 9 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 9 (37.50%) ArcSight
5 9 (37.50%) SIEM
5 9 (37.50%) CISSP
5 9 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (37.50%) CCNP
5 9 (37.50%) CCNA
5 9 (37.50%) SQL
5 9 (37.50%) Windows
6 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 8 (33.33%) Law
6 8 (33.33%) Legal
6 8 (33.33%) ITIL V3
6 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 8 (33.33%) Incident Management
6 8 (33.33%) MOS
6 8 (33.33%) Document Management
7 7 (29.17%) Information Security
8 6 (25.00%) Finance
8 6 (25.00%) Symantec
8 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 6 (25.00%) CEH
8 6 (25.00%) Data Protection
9 5 (20.83%) Web Development

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 15 (62.50%) MS Office
2 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (4.17%) Hyperion Planning
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (16.67%) DHCP
2 4 (16.67%) DNS
2 4 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (4.17%) Wireless
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (4.17%) Internet
3 1 (4.17%) VoIP
3 1 (4.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) DataStage
General
1 8 (33.33%) Law
1 8 (33.33%) Legal
2 6 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
1 8 (33.33%) Team Leader
1 8 (33.33%) Technical Team Leader
1 8 (33.33%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 3 (12.50%) Desktop Support
2 3 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Deskside Support
4 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Environment Manager
4 1 (4.17%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Services Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Project Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Data Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) GIS
2 2 (8.33%) Tandem
2 2 (8.33%) CMDB
2 2 (8.33%) iPad
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.17%) Statistics
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
1 9 (37.50%) Windows 7
2 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (8.33%) Mac OS X
3 1 (4.17%) Android
3 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) ITIL
2 9 (37.50%) SIEM
3 8 (33.33%) Document Management
3 8 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 8 (33.33%) ITIL V3
4 7 (29.17%) Information Security
5 6 (25.00%) Data Protection
6 5 (20.83%) Web Development
7 2 (8.33%) Cyber Security
8 1 (4.17%) Coaching
8 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (4.17%) Wealth Management
8 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
8 1 (4.17%) QMS
8 1 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
8 1 (4.17%) Information Management
8 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis
8 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
8 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (41.67%) MCITP
3 9 (37.50%) MCDST
3 9 (37.50%) CCNP
3 9 (37.50%) CCNA
3 9 (37.50%) CISSP
3 9 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (33.33%) MOS
4 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 6 (25.00%) CEH
6 2 (8.33%) ACSP
6 2 (8.33%) MCSE
7 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (4.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) ArcSight
3 6 (25.00%) Symantec
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle
4 3 (12.50%) Sun
4 3 (12.50%) Teradata
5 2 (8.33%) Apple
6 1 (4.17%) HP
6 1 (4.17%) Dell
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix
6 1 (4.17%) Avaya
6 1 (4.17%) Hyperion
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco
6 1 (4.17%) AppSense