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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 547 536 555
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +19
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 71 50 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.095% 0.055%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.61% 0.55% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 24 11
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£128 £130 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.92% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £80 £90 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £175
UK excluding London average daily rate £125 £151 £125
% change year-on-year
-16.94% +20.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 7
Average hourly rate £15.77 £14.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% +13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £11.62 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £18.45 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+12.64% +7.69%

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
11650 9016 10179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.01% 17.15% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6559 5126 5300
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 387 585
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.43 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.50% -18.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 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
England -11 65 £128 +1.19% 28
London +13 37 £128 -1.92% 8
South East -21 13 £130 -35.16% 5
South West -38 5 £123 -31.94% 2
City of London +23 4 £313 +131.48% 2
East Midlands +4 4 - - 2
Surrey -1 3 - - 4
Hampshire -17 3 - -
Scotland - 3 £93 - 1
Berkshire +11 2 £139 - 1
North West - 2 £125 - 7
Horley - 2 - -
Reading +16 1 £139 - 1
Dorset -2 1 - -
Birmingham -8 1 - -
Wiltshire -13 1 £120 - 1
West Midlands -18 1 - -
Bristol -29 1 £125 -29.57%
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Camberley - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - - 5
Kent - 1 £130 -
Lancashire - - - - 1
Norfolk - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 82 (67.21%) Windows
2 81 (66.39%) Microsoft
3 63 (51.64%) Windows 7
4 56 (45.90%) ITIL
5 49 (40.16%) MS Office
6 48 (39.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 40 (32.79%) MCP
8 34 (27.87%) Active Directory
9 28 (22.95%) Windows XP
9 28 (22.95%) Blackberry
10 26 (21.31%) MCSE
11 25 (20.49%) MS Excel
12 23 (18.85%) SLA
13 21 (17.21%) MCITP
14 18 (14.75%) HP
15 16 (13.11%) LAN
15 16 (13.11%) Windows Vista
16 15 (12.30%) Cisco
17 13 (10.66%) WAN
17 13 (10.66%) MCSA
17 13 (10.66%) Computer Science
18 12 (9.84%) MOS
18 12 (9.84%) Office 365
19 11 (9.02%) MS PowerPoint
19 11 (9.02%) Mac OS
20 10 (8.20%) CMDB
20 10 (8.20%) IBM Notes
20 10 (8.20%) Dell
20 10 (8.20%) Lotus
20 10 (8.20%) Internet

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 10 (8.20%) IBM Notes
2 7 (5.74%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.74%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.82%) Lync
3 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.82%) Node.js
3 1 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 49 (40.16%) MS Office
2 25 (20.49%) MS Excel
3 11 (9.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (4.10%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (4.10%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (2.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.64%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.84%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.11%) LAN
2 13 (10.66%) WAN
3 10 (8.20%) Internet
4 7 (5.74%) DHCP
4 7 (5.74%) DNS
4 7 (5.74%) Wireless
5 6 (4.92%) TCP/IP
6 5 (4.10%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (4.10%) FTP
7 4 (3.28%) VPN
7 4 (3.28%) VoIP
8 2 (1.64%) SAN
9 1 (0.82%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.82%) NAS
9 1 (0.82%) PABX
9 1 (0.82%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.82%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.82%) VLAN
9 1 (0.82%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.82%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (0.82%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.82%) Grunt
General
1 9 (7.38%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.56%) Finance
3 7 (5.74%) Retail
4 5 (4.10%) Banking
5 4 (3.28%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.28%) Back Office
6 3 (2.46%) Games
7 1 (0.82%) Publishing
7 1 (0.82%) Front Office
7 1 (0.82%) Legal
7 1 (0.82%) Billing
7 1 (0.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (28.69%) Analyst
2 24 (19.67%) Support Engineer
3 22 (18.03%) Desktop Support
4 20 (16.39%) Service Analyst
4 20 (16.39%) Service Desk Analyst
5 14 (11.48%) Support Analyst
6 12 (9.84%) Deskside Support
7 10 (8.20%) Help Desk Support
8 9 (7.38%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (7.38%) 1st Line Support
8 9 (7.38%) Customer Engineer
9 7 (5.74%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (5.74%) Desktop Engineer
9 7 (5.74%) IT Support
10 6 (4.92%) IMAC Engineer
10 6 (4.92%) Technical Support
10 6 (4.92%) Help Desk Analyst
11 5 (4.10%) Junior
11 5 (4.10%) Help Desk Support Analyst
11 5 (4.10%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.64%) HTML
1 2 (1.64%) HTML5
2 1 (0.82%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (0.82%) REST
2 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (0.82%) ExpressJS
2 1 (0.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (0.82%) .NET
2 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.82%) CSS
2 1 (0.82%) SOAP
2 1 (0.82%) Flash
2 1 (0.82%) Middleware
2 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.95%) Blackberry
2 13 (10.66%) Computer Science
3 10 (8.20%) CMDB
4 9 (7.38%) Smartphone
5 8 (6.56%) Thin Client
5 8 (6.56%) Fat Client
6 7 (5.74%) iPhone
7 5 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (4.10%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (4.10%) Smartcard
7 5 (4.10%) Management Information System
7 5 (4.10%) E-Learning
8 4 (3.28%) FMCG
8 4 (3.28%) iPad
9 1 (0.82%) Statistics
9 1 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.82%) EPoS
9 1 (0.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 82 (67.21%) Windows
2 63 (51.64%) Windows 7
3 28 (22.95%) Windows XP
4 16 (13.11%) Windows Vista
5 11 (9.02%) Mac OS
6 6 (4.92%) Apple iOS
6 6 (4.92%) Windows 8
7 5 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.28%) Linux
9 3 (2.46%) Mac OS X
9 3 (2.46%) Android
9 3 (2.46%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (1.64%) UNIX
10 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (45.90%) ITIL
2 9 (7.38%) Data Protection
3 7 (5.74%) Incident Management
4 6 (4.92%) Migration
5 5 (4.10%) Data Migration
6 4 (3.28%) ITIL V3
6 4 (3.28%) Asset Management
6 4 (3.28%) Service Management
6 4 (3.28%) Service Delivery
6 4 (3.28%) ITSM
7 2 (1.64%) PRINCE2
7 2 (1.64%) Network Design
7 2 (1.64%) ITIL V2
7 2 (1.64%) Investment Management
7 2 (1.64%) Problem Management
8 1 (0.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (0.82%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (0.82%) BDD
8 1 (0.82%) Network Management
8 1 (0.82%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.46%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.82%) ActionScript
2 1 (0.82%) CoffeeScript
2 1 (0.82%) C#
Qualifications
1 48 (39.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (32.79%) MCP
3 26 (21.31%) MCSE
4 21 (17.21%) MCITP
5 13 (10.66%) MCSA
6 12 (9.84%) MOS
7 9 (7.38%) CCNA
7 9 (7.38%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (6.56%) Degree
9 6 (4.92%) MCDST
9 6 (4.92%) Network+ Certification
10 5 (4.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (3.28%) HNC
12 2 (1.64%) CCNP
12 2 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (1.64%) MCTS
12 2 (1.64%) ACSP
13 1 (0.82%) NVQ Level 3
13 1 (0.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (18.85%) SLA
2 1 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.82%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 34 (27.87%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.64%) XenApp
3 2 (1.64%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.82%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.82%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.82%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (3.28%) SCCM
2 2 (1.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.82%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (0.82%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 81 (66.39%) Microsoft
2 18 (14.75%) HP
3 15 (12.30%) Cisco
4 10 (8.20%) Dell
4 10 (8.20%) Lotus
5 7 (5.74%) Apple
5 7 (5.74%) Remedy
5 7 (5.74%) Citrix
6 6 (4.92%) VMware
7 5 (4.10%) CQG
7 5 (4.10%) Reuters
7 5 (4.10%) Bloomberg
8 4 (3.28%) Symantec
8 4 (3.28%) SAP
9 3 (2.46%) IBM
10 2 (1.64%) Nokia
10 2 (1.64%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.64%) BT
10 2 (1.64%) LANDesk
11 1 (0.82%) Bomgar
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