The table below looks at the statistics for A+ Certification in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited A+ Certification over the 3 months to 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 596 599 583
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -16
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 57 64 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.096%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.52% 0.56% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 24
Median daily rate £160 £130 £113
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £85 £82
10% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £395 £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £231 £120
% change year-on-year
-30.81% +92.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 32 16
Median hourly rate £15.25 £15.25 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.00 £12.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £18.50 £16.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.25 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-6.88% -3.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11002 11389 11484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.61% 19.64% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6807 6865 6372
Median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £255 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 526 486
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £46.70 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

A+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend

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

A+ Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

A+ Certification
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing A+ Certification within the UK.

A+ Certification Daily Rate Trend in the UK

A+ Certification
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing A+ Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

A+ Certification Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

A+ Certification
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing A+ Certification within the UK.

A+ Certification Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

A+ Certification
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 29 September 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
England +8 50 £160 +23.07% 16
London -7 21 £160 +88.23% 3
East of England +21 14 £165 +26.92%
South East +19 9 £113 -71.51% 5
Hertfordshire - 8 £205 -
Canary Wharf - 7 £160 -
Norfolk - 6 £165 -
Scotland +14 4 £160 -
Ilford -1 4 - -
Bellshill - 4 £160 -
North Lanarkshire - 4 £160 -
South West +8 3 - - 1
Hampshire +6 3 £113 - 1
Oxfordshire -9 3 - - 1
St Albans - 3 - -
Surrey +10 2 £80 - 1
Dudley -2 2 - -
West Midlands -30 2 - -
Watford - 2 £275 -
Cornwall - 2 - - 1
Caterham - 2 £80 -
Redruth - 2 - - 1
King's Lynn - 2 £165 -
Andover - 2 £113 - 1
City of London +9 1 - - 1
Plymouth +4 1 - -
Devon +2 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £150 -
East Midlands - 1 £110 - 4
Northamptonshire - 1 £110 - 2

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 71 (68.27%) Windows
2 56 (53.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 54 (51.92%) Microsoft
4 50 (48.08%) Windows 7
5 41 (39.42%) ITIL
6 40 (38.46%) Active Directory
7 35 (33.65%) MCP
7 35 (33.65%) MS Office
7 35 (33.65%) MS Excel
8 31 (29.81%) Finance
9 30 (28.85%) Network+ Certification
10 27 (25.96%) MCSA
10 27 (25.96%) TCP/IP
11 24 (23.08%) MCSE
12 23 (22.12%) Internet
12 23 (22.12%) Windows Server
13 21 (20.19%) SLA
14 20 (19.23%) Degree
15 19 (18.27%) Apple
16 18 (17.31%) Citrix
16 18 (17.31%) Management Information System
16 18 (17.31%) MCDST
16 18 (17.31%) Data Centre
17 17 (16.35%) ITIL V3
17 17 (16.35%) Blackberry
17 17 (16.35%) Cisco
17 17 (16.35%) Lotus
17 17 (16.35%) IBM Notes
18 16 (15.38%) Change Management
18 16 (15.38%) Wireless

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 17 (16.35%) IBM Notes
2 15 (14.42%) MS Exchange
3 9 (8.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.96%) CMS
Applications
1 35 (33.65%) MS Excel
1 35 (33.65%) MS Office
2 3 (2.88%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.96%) Temenos Triple'A Plus
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.81%) Office 365
2 3 (2.88%) SaaS
3 1 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (25.96%) TCP/IP
2 23 (22.12%) Internet
3 16 (15.38%) Wireless
4 14 (13.46%) Ethernet
5 10 (9.62%) Firewall
5 10 (9.62%) LAN
6 8 (7.69%) DHCP
6 8 (7.69%) DNS
6 8 (7.69%) WAN
7 5 (4.81%) SAN
7 5 (4.81%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.88%) ADSL
8 3 (2.88%) Skype
8 3 (2.88%) VPN
8 3 (2.88%) WLAN
9 2 (1.92%) VoIP
10 1 (0.96%) FTP
10 1 (0.96%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.96%) NAS
10 1 (0.96%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Appium
1 1 (0.96%) Calabash
1 1 (0.96%) Capybara
1 1 (0.96%) Cucumber
1 1 (0.96%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.96%) Hudson
1 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.96%) Maven
1 1 (0.96%) Selenium
1 1 (0.96%) Subversion
1 1 (0.96%) TeamCity
1 1 (0.96%) WATIR
General
1 31 (29.81%) Finance
2 7 (6.73%) Marketing
2 7 (6.73%) Retail
2 7 (6.73%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.77%) Billing
4 5 (4.81%) Legal
5 2 (1.92%) Banking
5 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.96%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.96%) Law
Job Titles
1 25 (24.04%) Analyst
1 25 (24.04%) Support Engineer
2 24 (23.08%) Desktop Support
3 14 (13.46%) Support Analyst
4 11 (10.58%) Service Analyst
5 10 (9.62%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (9.62%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (8.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 8 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
7 8 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (7.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 8 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 7 (6.73%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (6.73%) Help Desk Engineer
8 7 (6.73%) Senior Desktop Support
9 6 (5.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 6 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (4.81%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
10 5 (4.81%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.88%) Middleware
2 1 (0.96%) CGI
2 1 (0.96%) CSS
2 1 (0.96%) HTML
2 1 (0.96%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.31%) Data Centre
1 18 (17.31%) Management Information System
2 17 (16.35%) Blackberry
3 14 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (11.54%) Client/Server
5 7 (6.73%) Wiki
6 6 (5.77%) CMDB
6 6 (5.77%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (4.81%) Driving Licence
7 5 (4.81%) Statistics
8 3 (2.88%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.88%) Economics
8 3 (2.88%) Mathematics
8 3 (2.88%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.92%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.92%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.96%) CCTV
10 1 (0.96%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.96%) EPoS
10 1 (0.96%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 71 (68.27%) Windows
2 50 (48.08%) Windows 7
3 23 (22.12%) Windows Server
4 15 (14.42%) Apple iOS
5 10 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (8.65%) Windows XP
7 7 (6.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (5.77%) Linux
8 6 (5.77%) Unix
8 6 (5.77%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.85%) Windows 10
9 4 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (2.88%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.88%) MVS
11 2 (1.92%) Android
11 2 (1.92%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.96%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (39.42%) ITIL
2 17 (16.35%) ITIL V3
3 16 (15.38%) Change Management
4 13 (12.50%) Time Management
4 13 (12.50%) Validation
5 10 (9.62%) Asset Management
5 10 (9.62%) Incident Management
5 10 (9.62%) Service Management
6 9 (8.65%) Configuration Management
6 9 (8.65%) Identity Management
6 9 (8.65%) Line Management
7 7 (6.73%) IT Asset Management
7 7 (6.73%) Service Delivery
8 6 (5.77%) Migration
9 4 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (3.85%) Data Migration
9 4 (3.85%) ITSM
10 3 (2.88%) Performance Management
10 3 (2.88%) Project Management
10 3 (2.88%) Resource Allocation
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.46%) Java
2 8 (7.69%) C
3 3 (2.88%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.88%) SQL
3 3 (2.88%) VBA
4 1 (0.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 56 (53.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (33.65%) MCP
3 30 (28.85%) Network+ Certification
4 27 (25.96%) MCSA
5 24 (23.08%) MCSE
6 20 (19.23%) Degree
7 18 (17.31%) MCDST
8 15 (14.42%) MCITP
9 14 (13.46%) ACDT
9 14 (13.46%) ACHDS
9 14 (13.46%) ACTC
9 14 (13.46%) MCSM
10 13 (12.50%) MCTS
11 11 (10.58%) CCNA
11 11 (10.58%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (5.77%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (3.85%) ACSA
13 4 (3.85%) CCENT
13 4 (3.85%) Security Cleared
13 4 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (20.19%) SLA
2 1 (0.96%) Basel II
2 1 (0.96%) Basel III
2 1 (0.96%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.96%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.96%) QA
System Software
1 40 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 14 (13.46%) Virtual Servers
3 7 (6.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.96%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (9.62%) WSUS
2 5 (4.81%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.92%) SCCM
5 1 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 54 (51.92%) Microsoft
2 19 (18.27%) Apple
3 18 (17.31%) Citrix
4 17 (16.35%) Cisco
4 17 (16.35%) Lotus
5 14 (13.46%) Oracle
6 9 (8.65%) VMware
7 6 (5.77%) HP
7 6 (5.77%) Symantec
8 4 (3.85%) Equitrac
9 3 (2.88%) Becrypt
9 3 (2.88%) Dell
9 3 (2.88%) Lumension
10 2 (1.92%) IBM
10 2 (1.92%) Juniper
10 2 (1.92%) Remedy
10 2 (1.92%) Sophos
10 2 (1.92%) WatchGuard
11 1 (0.96%) ProCurve
11 1 (0.96%) Veeam
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