The table below looks at the statistics for A+ Certification in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 231 236 219
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -17
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 22 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.24% 0.068% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.95% 0.25% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 3
Average daily rate
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£240 £110 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+118.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £75 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £198 £118
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £100 £110
% change year-on-year
+140.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 5
Average hourly rate £16.25 - £16.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.72 - £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £18.75 £14.88
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +26.05%
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 South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2313 2409 2108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.38% 27.28% 26.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1288 1182 1087
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £215 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £492 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 100 125
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.60% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
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 the South East

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

A+ Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

A+ Certification
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

A+ Certification Daily Rate Trend in the South East

A+ Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing A+ Certification across the South East region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

A+ Certification Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

A+ Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

A+ Certification Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

A+ Certification
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 2 June 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
Hampshire +10 11 £240 +50.00% 2
Surrey - 6 £200 - 1
Berkshire +5 4 £285 +256.25% 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
A+ Certification
England

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 24 (63.16%) ITIL
2 23 (60.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (55.26%) MCSA
4 20 (52.63%) Network+ Certification
5 19 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (50.00%) LAN
5 19 (50.00%) CCNA
6 16 (42.11%) CCNP
6 16 (42.11%) Windows
6 16 (42.11%) ITIL V3
7 15 (39.47%) SLA
8 13 (34.21%) Network Design
9 11 (28.95%) Windows 7
10 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
11 9 (23.68%) Active Directory
12 8 (21.05%) MS Office
13 7 (18.42%) HP
13 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
14 6 (15.79%) Degree
14 6 (15.79%) CRM
15 5 (13.16%) VPN
15 5 (13.16%) DNS
15 5 (13.16%) DHCP
15 5 (13.16%) Mitel
16 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
16 4 (10.53%) Problem Management
16 4 (10.53%) IBM Certification
16 4 (10.53%) WAN
16 4 (10.53%) Cisco
16 4 (10.53%) IBM

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (2.63%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 8 (21.05%) MS Office
2 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (50.00%) LAN
2 5 (13.16%) VPN
2 5 (13.16%) DNS
2 5 (13.16%) DHCP
3 4 (10.53%) WAN
4 3 (7.89%) VoIP
4 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.26%) VLAN
5 2 (5.26%) IP Telephony
5 2 (5.26%) Wireless
6 1 (2.63%) Intranet
6 1 (2.63%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (7.89%) Japanese Language
2 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (44.74%) Support Engineer
2 11 (28.95%) Network Engineer
3 10 (26.32%) Network Support
4 9 (23.68%) Network Support Engineer
5 8 (21.05%) Analyst
6 7 (18.42%) Desktop Support
7 5 (13.16%) Support Analyst
7 5 (13.16%) Desktop Analyst
7 5 (13.16%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 5 (13.16%) IT Support
8 3 (7.89%) Help Desk Analyst
8 3 (7.89%) Service Analyst
8 3 (7.89%) Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (5.26%) IMAC Engineer
9 2 (5.26%) Service Desk Engineer
9 2 (5.26%) Deployment Engineer
9 2 (5.26%) Network Technician
9 2 (5.26%) IT Support Technician
9 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.63%) CSS
1 1 (2.63%) HTML
1 1 (2.63%) .NET
1 1 (2.63%) Middleware
1 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.63%) NHS
3 1 (2.63%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 16 (42.11%) Windows
2 11 (28.95%) Windows 7
3 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.26%) Android
4 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (63.16%) ITIL
2 16 (42.11%) ITIL V3
3 13 (34.21%) Network Design
4 6 (15.79%) CRM
5 4 (10.53%) Problem Management
6 3 (7.89%) B2B
6 3 (7.89%) Service Management
6 3 (7.89%) ITSM
7 2 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.63%) Validation
8 1 (2.63%) Migration
8 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.63%) Scrum
8 1 (2.63%) Content Management
8 1 (2.63%) Data Migration
8 1 (2.63%) Data Protection
8 1 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.63%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) C#
1 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (60.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (55.26%) MCSA
3 20 (52.63%) Network+ Certification
4 19 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (50.00%) CCNA
5 16 (42.11%) CCNP
6 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
7 6 (15.79%) Degree
8 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
8 4 (10.53%) IBM Certification
8 4 (10.53%) MCSE
9 3 (7.89%) MCP
10 2 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
11 1 (2.63%) DCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (39.47%) SLA
2 2 (5.26%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.63%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.63%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (23.68%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) ZENworks
1 1 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.42%) HP
3 5 (13.16%) Mitel
4 4 (10.53%) Cisco
4 4 (10.53%) IBM
5 3 (7.89%) Apple
5 3 (7.89%) Avaya
6 2 (5.26%) VMware
6 2 (5.26%) Citrix
7 1 (2.63%) SAP
7 1 (2.63%) Dell
7 1 (2.63%) Altiris