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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 243 231 249
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +18
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 9 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.097% 0.15% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.65% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
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£130 £200 £194
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +3.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £120 £210 £105
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +100.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 3
Average hourly rate £15.50 £11.75 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.91% +6.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £14.50 £12.75
% change year-on-year
+8.75% +13.72%
A+ Certification
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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
2388 1994 2311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.86% 22.93% 23.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1221 1049 1064
Average daily rate £370 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 100 152
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -40.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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
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 23 September 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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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
Surrey -1 3 - - 6
Hampshire -18 2 - - 1
Berkshire +10 1 - - 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £130 -
East Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
A+ Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 12 (66.67%) ITIL
3 11 (61.11%) Windows
3 11 (61.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
5 7 (38.89%) MS Office
5 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
6 6 (33.33%) MCSE
6 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 6 (33.33%) MCITP
7 5 (27.78%) CMDB
7 5 (27.78%) HP
7 5 (27.78%) SLA
7 5 (27.78%) MCP
8 4 (22.22%) Cisco
8 4 (22.22%) Data Protection
9 3 (16.67%) SCCM
9 3 (16.67%) Degree
9 3 (16.67%) DNS
9 3 (16.67%) MCSA
9 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
9 3 (16.67%) WAN
9 3 (16.67%) DHCP
9 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 3 (16.67%) Service Management
9 3 (16.67%) ITSM
9 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
9 3 (16.67%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (11.11%) Blackberry

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (5.56%) IBM Notes
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (38.89%) MS Office
1 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) WAN
1 3 (16.67%) DHCP
1 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 3 (16.67%) DNS
2 2 (11.11%) VoIP
3 1 (5.56%) LAN
3 1 (5.56%) SAN
3 1 (5.56%) PABX
3 1 (5.56%) PuTTY
3 1 (5.56%) VPN
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Publishing
1 1 (5.56%) Games
1 1 (5.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
1 6 (33.33%) Deskside Support
2 5 (27.78%) Support Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support
4 2 (11.11%) Deskside Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) IT Support
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Support
4 2 (11.11%) Customer Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Support
5 1 (5.56%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) IT Operations Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Server Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Field Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Network Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) CMDB
2 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
4 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.56%) Smartphone
4 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (5.56%) FMCG
4 1 (5.56%) iPhone
4 1 (5.56%) iPad
4 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
5 1 (5.56%) Linux
5 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Data Protection
3 3 (16.67%) Service Management
3 3 (16.67%) ITSM
4 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.56%) Network Design
4 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.56%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (33.33%) MCSE
2 6 (33.33%) MCITP
3 5 (27.78%) MCP
4 3 (16.67%) Degree
4 3 (16.67%) MCSA
4 3 (16.67%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (11.11%) CCNA
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (11.11%) NVQ Level 3
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (5.56%) CCENT
6 1 (5.56%) CCNP
6 1 (5.56%) MOS
6 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (5.56%) ACSA
6 1 (5.56%) MCDST
6 1 (5.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) XenApp
3 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
3 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) HP
3 4 (22.22%) Cisco
4 2 (11.11%) Apple
4 2 (11.11%) Remedy
4 2 (11.11%) VMware
5 1 (5.56%) SAP
5 1 (5.56%) Symantec
5 1 (5.56%) IBM
5 1 (5.56%) Dell
5 1 (5.56%) EMC
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix
5 1 (5.56%) NetApp
5 1 (5.56%) Lotus
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