The table below looks at the statistics for A+ Certification in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 30 May 2016 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 139 134 148
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +14
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.14% 0.097% 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 0.35% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £160 £85 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.23% -15.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £164 £240 £100
% change year-on-year
-31.87% +140.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.13 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.96% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+5.17% -22.66%
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 West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
992 859 973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.63% 27.77% 32.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 501 623
Median daily rate £385 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £545 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 37 56
Median hourly rate £36.00 £38.13 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% +8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.63 £18.55 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

A+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing A+ Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

A+ Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

A+ Certification
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

A+ Certification Daily Rate Trend in the South West

A+ Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

A+ Certification Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

A+ Certification
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing A+ Certification within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dorset - 2 £140 -
Bristol -2 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £180 -
A+ Certification
England

A+ Certification
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing A+ Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) MCP
4 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (16.67%) MCDST
4 1 (16.67%) MCTS
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) DHCP
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) Military

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (16.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Deployment Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Deployment Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support
3 1 (16.67%) Customer Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) IT Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL Service Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Network Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Network Support
3 1 (16.67%) Network Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (16.67%) MCDST
1 1 (16.67%) MCP
1 1 (16.67%) MCTS
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft