The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South East region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 235 223 242
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +19
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 7 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.076% 0.083% 0.091%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.34% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 7
Average daily rate
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£195 £120 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £112 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £184 £172
UK excluding London average daily rate £120 £112 £125
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Average hourly rate £15.25 £13.75 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £14.13 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-2.65% +28.40%
Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2372 2089 2222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.77% 24.64% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1167 1082 983
Average daily rate £351 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.97% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 112 148
Average hourly rate £17.29 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.57% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
A+ Certification
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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 30 July 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing A+ Certification across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

A+ Certification Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 July 2014. 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
Surrey - 3 - - 1
Berkshire 0 1 - -
Hampshire -11 1 £250 +117.39%
Kent - 1 £140 -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
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A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 7 (63.64%) Windows
3 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
4 5 (45.45%) MS Office
4 5 (45.45%) ITIL
4 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
4 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
5 4 (36.36%) MCP
5 4 (36.36%) Cisco
6 3 (27.27%) WAN
6 3 (27.27%) DHCP
6 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
6 3 (27.27%) DNS
6 3 (27.27%) MCSA
6 3 (27.27%) SCCM
7 2 (18.18%) MCITP
7 2 (18.18%) Degree
7 2 (18.18%) NVQ Level 3
7 2 (18.18%) Service Management
7 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
7 2 (18.18%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (18.18%) C
7 2 (18.18%) MCSE
7 2 (18.18%) VoIP
7 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
7 2 (18.18%) Apple
7 2 (18.18%) HP
7 2 (18.18%) CCNA
7 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
2 5 (45.45%) MS Office
3 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) WAN
1 3 (27.27%) DHCP
1 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
1 3 (27.27%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) VoIP
3 1 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (9.09%) PABX
3 1 (9.09%) PuTTY
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
1 1 (9.09%) Billing
1 1 (9.09%) Games
1 1 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Support Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) IT Support
4 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (18.18%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Customer Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Programmer
5 1 (9.09%) Network Support
5 1 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) IT Operations Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Deskside Support
5 1 (9.09%) Deskside Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Deskside Support Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Field Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) EPoS
2 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) CMDB
2 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) Network Design
3 1 (9.09%) ITSM
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
3 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (36.36%) MCP
3 3 (27.27%) MCSA
4 2 (18.18%) MCITP
4 2 (18.18%) Degree
4 2 (18.18%) NVQ Level 3
4 2 (18.18%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (18.18%) MCSE
4 2 (18.18%) CCNA
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (9.09%) CCNP
5 1 (9.09%) MOS
5 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (9.09%) ACSA
5 1 (9.09%) MCDST
5 1 (9.09%) MCTS
5 1 (9.09%) Dell Certification
5 1 (9.09%) DCSE
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (9.09%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) XenApp
2 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (9.09%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) Apple
3 2 (18.18%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) Dell
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) Symantec
4 1 (9.09%) Remedy
4 1 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) BT