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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 563 560 557
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 67 48 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.085% 0.067%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.60% 0.45% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 17 10
Average daily rate
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£150 £115 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -31.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £83 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £232 £277
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £118 £238
% change year-on-year
+191.48% -50.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 20 22
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.77 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.29% +8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.91 £13.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £18.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.77 £14.13
% change year-on-year
-3.29% +11.64%

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
11201 10672 9363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.90% 18.88% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6771 6083 5132
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 528 454 486
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +12 61 £151 +28.72% 18
London -6 29 £85 -22.72% 4
North West - 9 £488 - 1
South West - 8 £293 - 4
East of England +8 6 £130 +10.63%
South East -23 6 £395 +203.84% 7
Cheshire - 6 £488 - 1
Cambridge +2 4 £130 +10.63%
Cambridgeshire -1 4 £130 +10.63%
Scotland -4 4 - - 1
Lanarkshire - 4 - -
Chester - 4 £488 -
City of London - 4 - -
Bristol - 4 £173 -
Manchester - 3 £433 -
Yorkshire - 3 £108 -
Uxbridge +6 2 £160 +4.91%
Hampshire +6 2 - - 2
Oxfordshire -17 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Croydon - 2 £180 -
Knutsford - 2 - -
Bournemouth - 2 - -
St Albans - 2 - -
Dorset - 2 - -
Wales - 2 £100 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Berkshire -2 1 £395 - 3
Reading -6 1 £395 - 2

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 69 (46.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (40.82%) Microsoft
3 59 (40.14%) Windows
4 58 (39.46%) ITIL
5 45 (30.61%) Windows 7
6 41 (27.89%) CCNA
6 41 (27.89%) Cisco Certification
7 39 (26.53%) MCSE
8 35 (23.81%) MS Office
9 34 (23.13%) Network+ Certification
10 32 (21.77%) MCSA
11 27 (18.37%) MS Excel
12 23 (15.65%) MCP
12 23 (15.65%) CCNP
12 23 (15.65%) Cisco
13 21 (14.29%) Active Directory
13 21 (14.29%) Migration
13 21 (14.29%) ITIL V3
13 21 (14.29%) MCITP
14 20 (13.61%) SQL
15 19 (12.93%) LAN
15 19 (12.93%) SLA
16 18 (12.24%) Security Cleared
17 17 (11.56%) Data Migration
18 16 (10.88%) TCP/IP
19 15 (10.20%) VMware
20 13 (8.84%) DNS
20 13 (8.84%) MCDST
21 12 (8.16%) HP
21 12 (8.16%) Symantec

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (3.40%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.68%) Lync
3 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.68%) IIS
3 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 35 (23.81%) MS Office
2 27 (18.37%) MS Excel
3 7 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.68%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.68%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.93%) LAN
2 16 (10.88%) TCP/IP
3 13 (8.84%) DNS
4 10 (6.80%) VPN
5 9 (6.12%) WAN
5 9 (6.12%) DHCP
5 9 (6.12%) Firewall
6 6 (4.08%) SAN
7 5 (3.40%) VoIP
8 4 (2.72%) NAS
8 4 (2.72%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (2.72%) Internet
9 3 (2.04%) Network Security
9 3 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (2.04%) Wireless
10 2 (1.36%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (1.36%) OSPF
10 2 (1.36%) Intranet
11 1 (0.68%) PBX
11 1 (0.68%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.68%) DataStage
1 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
1 1 (0.68%) Big Data
General
1 10 (6.80%) Finance
2 8 (5.44%) Law
2 8 (5.44%) Legal
3 5 (3.40%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.72%) Banking
5 2 (1.36%) Japanese Language
6 1 (0.68%) Electronics
6 1 (0.68%) Advertising
6 1 (0.68%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (16.33%) Support Engineer
2 23 (15.65%) Analyst
3 16 (10.88%) Deployment Engineer
4 13 (8.84%) Service Analyst
5 12 (8.16%) Service Desk Analyst
6 11 (7.48%) Network Engineer
7 10 (6.80%) Customer Engineer
8 9 (6.12%) Network Support
9 8 (5.44%) Network Support Engineer
9 8 (5.44%) Technical Team Leader
9 8 (5.44%) Service Desk Team Leader
9 8 (5.44%) Desktop Support
9 8 (5.44%) Team Leader
10 7 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (3.40%) Help Desk Support
11 5 (3.40%) Help Desk Support Engineer
11 5 (3.40%) Help Desk Engineer
12 4 (2.72%) ICT Support Engineer
12 4 (2.72%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.72%) LAMP
2 1 (0.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.76%) Client/Server
3 6 (4.08%) Mathematics
3 6 (4.08%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.40%) CMDB
5 4 (2.72%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.04%) GIS
6 3 (2.04%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.36%) Tandem
7 2 (1.36%) NHS
7 2 (1.36%) Statistics
7 2 (1.36%) iPad
8 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.68%) iPhone
8 1 (0.68%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.68%) PDA
8 1 (0.68%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 59 (40.14%) Windows
2 45 (30.61%) Windows 7
3 11 (7.48%) Linux
4 8 (5.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (3.40%) UNIX
6 5 (3.40%) Windows XP
6 5 (3.40%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.04%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.04%) Mac OS X
7 3 (2.04%) Android
8 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (39.46%) ITIL
2 21 (14.29%) Migration
2 21 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 17 (11.56%) Data Migration
4 10 (6.80%) Incident Management
4 10 (6.80%) Network Design
4 10 (6.80%) SIEM
5 8 (5.44%) Document Management
5 8 (5.44%) Information Security
5 8 (5.44%) Data Protection
6 7 (4.76%) PRINCE2
6 7 (4.76%) Service Management
7 5 (3.40%) CRM
7 5 (3.40%) Customer Engagement
7 5 (3.40%) Web Development
8 4 (2.72%) Configuration Management
8 4 (2.72%) Fault Management
9 3 (2.04%) Line Management
9 3 (2.04%) Project Management
10 2 (1.36%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.61%) SQL
2 6 (4.08%) C
3 2 (1.36%) Java
3 2 (1.36%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.36%) Scala
4 1 (0.68%) APL
4 1 (0.68%) C#
4 1 (0.68%) C++
Qualifications
1 69 (46.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (27.89%) CCNA
2 41 (27.89%) Cisco Certification
3 39 (26.53%) MCSE
4 34 (23.13%) Network+ Certification
5 32 (21.77%) MCSA
6 23 (15.65%) CCNP
6 23 (15.65%) MCP
7 21 (14.29%) MCITP
8 18 (12.24%) Security Cleared
9 13 (8.84%) MCDST
10 10 (6.80%) MOS
10 10 (6.80%) CISSP
11 9 (6.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (5.44%) CCENT
13 6 (4.08%) CEH
14 5 (3.40%) ACSA
14 5 (3.40%) MCTS
14 5 (3.40%) Degree
15 4 (2.72%) DCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.93%) SLA
2 3 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.36%) BS7799
4 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.68%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 21 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (4.08%) Norton AntiVirus
1 6 (4.08%) Backup Exec
2 4 (2.72%) SCCM
3 2 (1.36%) ZENworks
4 1 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 60 (40.82%) Microsoft
2 23 (15.65%) Cisco
3 15 (10.20%) VMware
4 12 (8.16%) Symantec
4 12 (8.16%) HP
5 11 (7.48%) Apple
6 10 (6.80%) ArcSight
7 9 (6.12%) Dell
8 6 (4.08%) Remedy
9 5 (3.40%) Avaya
10 4 (2.72%) Citrix
11 3 (2.04%) Sun
11 3 (2.04%) IBM
11 3 (2.04%) Oracle
11 3 (2.04%) Teradata
11 3 (2.04%) Altiris
12 2 (1.36%) Polycom
12 2 (1.36%) Mitel
12 2 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (1.36%) NetApp
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