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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 234 222 237
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +15
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 8 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.089% 0.084% 0.092%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.33% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 8
Average daily rate
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£143 £115 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.91% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £91 £111 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £119 £169
UK excluding London average daily rate £120 £111 £125
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -11.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.38 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.41% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +23.40%
Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2418 2091 2099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.99% 25.06% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1158 1057 898
Average daily rate £350 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £224 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 127 139
Average hourly rate £17.07 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.60% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.33 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-16.27% -2.27%
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 11 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 11 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 11 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
Hampshire -16 2 £160 +39.13% 4
Kent - 2 £143 - 1
Surrey - 2 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - - - -
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England

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

For the 6 months to 11 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 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
4 7 (46.67%) ITIL
5 6 (40.00%) MCSE
6 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 4 (26.67%) MCP
7 4 (26.67%) MS Office
7 4 (26.67%) Cisco
7 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
7 4 (26.67%) DRM
7 4 (26.67%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (26.67%) VLAN
7 4 (26.67%) Degree
7 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
8 3 (20.00%) VMware
8 3 (20.00%) SCCM
8 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (20.00%) MCSA
8 3 (20.00%) WAN
8 3 (20.00%) DHCP
8 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (20.00%) DNS
9 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
9 2 (13.33%) C
9 2 (13.33%) HP
9 2 (13.33%) VoIP
9 2 (13.33%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 11 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 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (26.67%) MS Office
3 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) VLAN
2 3 (20.00%) WAN
2 3 (20.00%) DHCP
2 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (13.33%) VoIP
4 1 (6.67%) LAN
4 1 (6.67%) PABX
4 1 (6.67%) PuTTY
General
1 2 (13.33%) Electronics
2 1 (6.67%) Publishing
2 1 (6.67%) Games
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
1 6 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) IT Support
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Support
5 1 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) IT Operations Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Field Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Field Service Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Customer Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) CMDB
2 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (6.67%) iPhone
2 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.67%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.67%) Android
5 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
2 4 (26.67%) DRM
2 4 (26.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) ITSM
4 1 (6.67%) Workflow
4 1 (6.67%) Network Design
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
4 1 (6.67%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (40.00%) MCSE
3 4 (26.67%) Degree
3 4 (26.67%) MCP
4 3 (20.00%) MCSA
5 2 (13.33%) CCNA
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (13.33%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (13.33%) NVQ Level 3
6 1 (6.67%) DCSE
6 1 (6.67%) CCENT
6 1 (6.67%) Dell Certification
6 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (6.67%) ACSA
6 1 (6.67%) MCDST
6 1 (6.67%) MCTS
6 1 (6.67%) MCITP
6 1 (6.67%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (6.67%) XenApp
3 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco
3 3 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) HP
5 1 (6.67%) Dell
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix
5 1 (6.67%) Apple
5 1 (6.67%) Symantec
5 1 (6.67%) Remedy
5 1 (6.67%) BT