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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CompTIA A+ Certification
UK
Rank 590 607 575
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -32
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 11 29 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.057% 0.092%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.27% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 25
Median daily rate £141 £130 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.65% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £130 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £155 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £143 £325 £140
% change year-on-year
-56.15% +132.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 13
Median hourly rate - £12.43 £16.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.56%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.25 £15.77
% change year-on-year
- -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
9480 10888 10560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.84% 21.27% 20.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6106 6780 6048
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 445 426 485
Median hourly rate £30.00 £39.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.05% +79.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +86.66%

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 27 February 2017.

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 16 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 27 February 2017. 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 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 -5 11 £141 +8.65% 20
East of England - 6 £138 - 2
Cambridge - 5 £140 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £140 - 1
South East +10 2 £180 -44.61% 5
Berkshire - 2 £180 -
Reading - 2 £180 -
London +5 1 £120 -7.69% 6
South West -1 1 £330 - 3
Basildon - 1 £135 -
City of London - 1 £120 -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Essex - 1 £135 -
Devon - 1 £330 -
Leeds - 1 - - 1

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 44 (72.13%) Windows
2 31 (50.82%) Windows 7
3 25 (40.98%) Microsoft
4 23 (37.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (36.07%) Active Directory
6 20 (32.79%) MS Office
7 18 (29.51%) MCP
8 17 (27.87%) ITIL
9 14 (22.95%) SLA
10 12 (19.67%) MCSE
10 12 (19.67%) Windows Server
11 11 (18.03%) MS Excel
11 11 (18.03%) Management Information System
12 10 (16.39%) Migration
12 10 (16.39%) Network+ Certification
12 10 (16.39%) Cisco
12 10 (16.39%) MCDST
12 10 (16.39%) Data Migration
13 9 (14.75%) CCNA
13 9 (14.75%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (13.11%) MCSA
14 8 (13.11%) Finance
14 8 (13.11%) Data Centre
15 7 (11.48%) ITIL V3
15 7 (11.48%) Time Management
15 7 (11.48%) Apple
16 6 (9.84%) Lotus
16 6 (9.84%) IBM Notes
16 6 (9.84%) TCP/IP
16 6 (9.84%) LAN

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 6 (9.84%) IBM Notes
2 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (32.79%) MS Office
2 11 (18.03%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.28%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.84%) LAN
1 6 (9.84%) TCP/IP
1 6 (9.84%) Wireless
2 4 (6.56%) Ethernet
2 4 (6.56%) Internet
2 4 (6.56%) VPN
3 2 (3.28%) DHCP
3 2 (3.28%) DNS
3 2 (3.28%) Skype
4 1 (1.64%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.64%) NAS
4 1 (1.64%) Network Security
4 1 (1.64%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.64%) SAN
4 1 (1.64%) SSH
4 1 (1.64%) VLAN
4 1 (1.64%) VoIP
4 1 (1.64%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) JIRA
General
1 8 (13.11%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.92%) Legal
4 2 (3.28%) Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Billing
4 2 (3.28%) Military
5 1 (1.64%) Law
5 1 (1.64%) Local Government
5 1 (1.64%) Marketing
5 1 (1.64%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (32.79%) Analyst
2 15 (24.59%) Desktop Support
2 15 (24.59%) Support Analyst
3 10 (16.39%) Deployment Engineer
4 9 (14.75%) Windows Engineer
5 8 (13.11%) Desktop Analyst
5 8 (13.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 8 (13.11%) Support Engineer
6 7 (11.48%) Windows Deployment Engineer
7 6 (9.84%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (9.84%) Customer Engineer
8 5 (8.20%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (6.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 4 (6.56%) Senior Desktop Support
9 4 (6.56%) Service Analyst
9 4 (6.56%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (6.56%) Technical Support
9 4 (6.56%) Technical Support Analyst
10 3 (4.92%) Operations Engineer
10 3 (4.92%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) CSS
1 1 (1.64%) HTML
1 1 (1.64%) RESTful
1 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Management Information System
2 8 (13.11%) Data Centre
3 5 (8.20%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (6.56%) Blackberry
4 4 (6.56%) Client/Server
5 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.92%) Driving Licence
6 2 (3.28%) CMDB
6 2 (3.28%) e-Learning
6 2 (3.28%) EPoS
7 1 (1.64%) CCTV
7 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.64%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.64%) NHS
7 1 (1.64%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 44 (72.13%) Windows
2 31 (50.82%) Windows 7
3 12 (19.67%) Windows Server
4 4 (6.56%) Apple iOS
4 4 (6.56%) Windows 8
4 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.28%) Linux
5 2 (3.28%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.64%) Android
6 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.87%) ITIL
2 10 (16.39%) Data Migration
2 10 (16.39%) Migration
3 7 (11.48%) ITIL V3
3 7 (11.48%) Time Management
4 6 (9.84%) Identity Management
5 5 (8.20%) Line Management
5 5 (8.20%) Mathematics
5 5 (8.20%) Service Management
5 5 (8.20%) Software Distribution
6 4 (6.56%) Change Management
6 4 (6.56%) Configuration Management
6 4 (6.56%) Statistics
6 4 (6.56%) Validation
7 3 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (4.92%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.28%) Asset Management
8 2 (3.28%) Document Management
8 2 (3.28%) Logistics
8 2 (3.28%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.20%) C
1 5 (8.20%) Java
2 2 (3.28%) SQL
3 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (37.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (29.51%) MCP
3 12 (19.67%) MCSE
4 10 (16.39%) MCDST
4 10 (16.39%) Network+ Certification
5 9 (14.75%) CCNA
5 9 (14.75%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (13.11%) MCSA
7 6 (9.84%) Degree
8 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
8 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
9 4 (6.56%) ACDT
9 4 (6.56%) ACHDS
9 4 (6.56%) ACTC
9 4 (6.56%) MCSM
10 3 (4.92%) CCNP
11 2 (3.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (3.28%) MCTS
12 1 (1.64%) CompTIA Security+
12 1 (1.64%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.95%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (36.07%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.56%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) WSUS
2 5 (8.20%) SCCM
3 1 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 25 (40.98%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.39%) Cisco
3 7 (11.48%) Apple
4 6 (9.84%) Lotus
5 5 (8.20%) Citrix
6 4 (6.56%) Dell
6 4 (6.56%) EMC
6 4 (6.56%) IBM
6 4 (6.56%) Oracle
7 2 (3.28%) Huawei
7 2 (3.28%) VMware
7 2 (3.28%) Xerox
8 1 (1.64%) Google
8 1 (1.64%) HP
8 1 (1.64%) MobileIron
8 1 (1.64%) Remedy
8 1 (1.64%) Symantec
8 1 (1.64%) Webroot