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 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 536 542 555
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +13
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 75 51 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.093% 0.059%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 0.49% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 19 10
Average daily rate
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£118 £110 £118
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% -6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £85 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £268 £205
UK excluding London average daily rate £123 £118 £112
% change year-on-year
+4.25% +4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 13
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.15% +12.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £13.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.39 £17.50 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £13.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.90% -5.17%

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
10790 10444 9068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.91% 19.09% 17.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6453 5896 4880
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 533 460 500
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -13.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £44.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £18.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+27.33% -10.71%

A+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing A+ Certification within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing A+ Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. 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
England -7 68 £121 +15.47% 22
London +1 32 £85 -15.00% 3
North West - 12 £488 - 1
South West +9 9 £173 +72.50% 5
East of England +1 7 £105 -10.63% 1
Cheshire - 7 £488 - 1
South East -18 5 - - 9
Manchester - 5 £433 -
Chester - 5 £488 -
City of London -7 4 £120 -26.15% 1
Bristol - 4 £173 - 1
St Albans - 4 - -
Hertfordshire - 4 - -
Hampshire +2 3 - - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £115 -
Croydon - 3 £180 -
Wales - 3 £100 -
Cambridge -6 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire -9 2 - - 1
Dorset - 2 - -
Uxbridge - 2 £160 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £123 -
Cardiff - 2 - -
Bournemouth - 2 - -
Knutsford - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £123 -
South Wales - 2 - -
Berkshire +5 1 - - 5
Surrey +1 1 - - 1
Scotland -1 1 - - 1

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 68 (42.24%) ITIL
1 68 (42.24%) Microsoft
2 67 (41.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 60 (37.27%) Windows
4 43 (26.71%) Cisco Certification
4 43 (26.71%) CCNA
5 42 (26.09%) Windows 7
6 40 (24.84%) MS Office
7 35 (21.74%) MCP
7 35 (21.74%) Network+ Certification
8 34 (21.12%) MCSE
9 33 (20.50%) MCSA
10 29 (18.01%) MS Excel
11 27 (16.77%) LAN
11 27 (16.77%) CCNP
12 25 (15.53%) ITIL V3
13 24 (14.91%) SLA
14 23 (14.29%) Active Directory
15 22 (13.66%) Cisco
16 20 (12.42%) SQL
17 18 (11.18%) Security Cleared
18 17 (10.56%) Office 365
18 17 (10.56%) Migration
19 16 (9.94%) TCP/IP
19 16 (9.94%) Data Migration
19 16 (9.94%) MCITP
20 15 (9.32%) VPN
21 13 (8.07%) MCDST
21 13 (8.07%) Network Design
22 11 (6.83%) VMware

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 5 (3.11%) SharePoint
1 5 (3.11%) Lync
2 4 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.62%) Orchard CMS
3 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.62%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 40 (24.84%) MS Office
2 29 (18.01%) MS Excel
3 11 (6.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.62%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.62%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.56%) Office 365
2 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (16.77%) LAN
2 16 (9.94%) TCP/IP
3 15 (9.32%) VPN
4 11 (6.83%) DNS
5 9 (5.59%) WAN
5 9 (5.59%) DHCP
5 9 (5.59%) Firewall
6 6 (3.73%) Wireless
7 5 (3.11%) VoIP
8 4 (2.48%) NAS
8 4 (2.48%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (2.48%) IP Telephony
8 4 (2.48%) Cisco IPT
8 4 (2.48%) SAN
9 3 (1.86%) Internet
10 2 (1.24%) OSPF
10 2 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.24%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (1.24%) Network Security
11 1 (0.62%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.24%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.62%) DataStage
2 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 11 (6.83%) Finance
2 8 (4.97%) Law
2 8 (4.97%) Legal
3 5 (3.11%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.86%) Banking
4 3 (1.86%) Japanese Language
5 1 (0.62%) Electronics
5 1 (0.62%) Games
5 1 (0.62%) Military
Job Titles
1 32 (19.88%) Analyst
2 31 (19.25%) Support Engineer
3 20 (12.42%) Service Analyst
4 19 (11.80%) Service Desk Analyst
5 15 (9.32%) Deployment Engineer
6 12 (7.45%) Network Engineer
7 11 (6.83%) Desktop Support
8 10 (6.21%) Help Desk Support
8 10 (6.21%) Network Support
9 9 (5.59%) Help Desk Engineer
9 9 (5.59%) Network Support Engineer
9 9 (5.59%) Customer Engineer
9 9 (5.59%) Help Desk Support Engineer
10 8 (4.97%) Team Leader
10 8 (4.97%) Technical Team Leader
10 8 (4.97%) Service Desk Team Leader
11 6 (3.73%) 1st Line Support
11 6 (3.73%) 2nd Line Support
12 5 (3.11%) Help Desk Analyst
12 5 (3.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.48%) LAMP
2 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (0.62%) HTML
2 1 (0.62%) .NET
2 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.62%) CSS
2 1 (0.62%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (3.73%) Blackberry
3 6 (3.73%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.11%) Mathematics
5 4 (2.48%) CMDB
6 3 (1.86%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.86%) GIS
6 3 (1.86%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.24%) Tandem
7 2 (1.24%) Statistics
7 2 (1.24%) iPhone
7 2 (1.24%) iPad
7 2 (1.24%) NHS
8 1 (0.62%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.62%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.62%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.62%) Informatics
8 1 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.62%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 60 (37.27%) Windows
2 42 (26.09%) Windows 7
3 10 (6.21%) Linux
4 6 (3.73%) Windows XP
5 4 (2.48%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.48%) UNIX
6 3 (1.86%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.86%) Android
7 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (42.24%) ITIL
2 25 (15.53%) ITIL V3
3 17 (10.56%) Migration
4 16 (9.94%) Data Migration
5 13 (8.07%) Network Design
6 11 (6.83%) Incident Management
7 10 (6.21%) SIEM
8 8 (4.97%) Data Protection
8 8 (4.97%) Document Management
8 8 (4.97%) Information Security
9 7 (4.35%) PRINCE2
9 7 (4.35%) CRM
10 5 (3.11%) Service Management
10 5 (3.11%) Web Development
11 4 (2.48%) Fault Management
11 4 (2.48%) Configuration Management
12 3 (1.86%) Project Management
12 3 (1.86%) B2B
12 3 (1.86%) Line Management
12 3 (1.86%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.42%) SQL
2 5 (3.11%) C
3 2 (1.24%) C#
4 1 (0.62%) C++
4 1 (0.62%) Java
4 1 (0.62%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.62%) Scala
4 1 (0.62%) APL
Qualifications
1 67 (41.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (26.71%) CCNA
2 43 (26.71%) Cisco Certification
3 35 (21.74%) MCP
3 35 (21.74%) Network+ Certification
4 34 (21.12%) MCSE
5 33 (20.50%) MCSA
6 27 (16.77%) CCNP
7 18 (11.18%) Security Cleared
8 16 (9.94%) MCITP
9 13 (8.07%) MCDST
10 10 (6.21%) CISSP
11 9 (5.59%) MOS
12 8 (4.97%) Degree
13 6 (3.73%) CEH
14 5 (3.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (3.11%) CCENT
15 4 (2.48%) JNCIA
16 3 (1.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 3 (1.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (14.91%) SLA
2 5 (3.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (2.48%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.24%) BS7799
6 1 (0.62%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 23 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.24%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (1.86%) SCCM
2 2 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.62%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.62%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 68 (42.24%) Microsoft
2 22 (13.66%) Cisco
3 11 (6.83%) HP
3 11 (6.83%) VMware
4 10 (6.21%) ArcSight
5 9 (5.59%) Dell
6 8 (4.97%) Symantec
6 8 (4.97%) Remedy
7 6 (3.73%) Apple
7 6 (3.73%) Avaya
8 5 (3.11%) IBM
9 3 (1.86%) Oracle
9 3 (1.86%) Citrix
9 3 (1.86%) Sun
9 3 (1.86%) Teradata
9 3 (1.86%) Mitel
10 2 (1.24%) Altiris
10 2 (1.24%) Polycom
10 2 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.24%) NetApp
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