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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 502 543 515
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -28
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 84 50 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.092% 0.061%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.77% 0.48% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 9 8
Average daily rate
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£170 £153 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.29% -29.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £102 £80 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £305 £276
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £100 £183
% change year-on-year
+140.00% -45.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 19 13
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.14 £12.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.85 £17.50 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +9.09%

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
10880 10506 8545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.51% 19.41% 18.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6204 5840 4524
Average daily rate £395 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 493 529 489
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £24.90
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -27.71%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +24 78 £180 +17.83% 20
London +24 30 £143 -8.06% 8
South East +2 29 £240 +200.00% 5
Hampshire - 17 £240 - 3
Surrey +6 8 £200 -
West Midlands -6 8 £195 -25.00%
North West -10 7 £550 +120.00% 3
City of London +24 6 £165 -26.82% 3
Birmingham -7 6 - -
Manchester - 4 - - 3
Berkshire -11 3 £285 +256.25%
Guildford - 3 £350 -
Reading -1 2 - -
South West - 2 - - 1
Norfolk 0 1 £103 -
East of England -2 1 £103 +2.50% 1
Norwich -2 1 £103 -
Scotland -15 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £100 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £100 -
Chester - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 - -
Derby - - - -
East Grinstead - - - -
Eastleigh - - - - 1
Fareham - - - -

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 89 (58.17%) Windows
2 81 (52.94%) Microsoft
3 73 (47.71%) ITIL
4 70 (45.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 65 (42.48%) Windows 7
6 45 (29.41%) MCP
7 41 (26.80%) MS Office
8 33 (21.57%) LAN
9 32 (20.92%) Network+ Certification
9 32 (20.92%) MCITP
10 31 (20.26%) SLA
10 31 (20.26%) Cisco Certification
10 31 (20.26%) CCNA
11 30 (19.61%) Active Directory
12 29 (18.95%) MCSA
13 25 (16.34%) MCSE
13 25 (16.34%) Migration
13 25 (16.34%) Data Migration
14 24 (15.69%) Wireless
14 24 (15.69%) Cisco
15 21 (13.73%) ITIL V3
16 20 (13.07%) MS Excel
16 20 (13.07%) CCNP
17 16 (10.46%) DNS
17 16 (10.46%) MCDST
18 15 (9.80%) DHCP
18 15 (9.80%) SharePoint
18 15 (9.80%) Citrix
18 15 (9.80%) Internet
18 15 (9.80%) Blackberry

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 15 (9.80%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.23%) Lync
3 4 (2.61%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.61%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.65%) Orchard CMS
5 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 41 (26.80%) MS Office
2 20 (13.07%) MS Excel
3 9 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.31%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.65%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.50%) Office 365
2 1 (0.65%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (21.57%) LAN
2 24 (15.69%) Wireless
3 16 (10.46%) DNS
4 15 (9.80%) DHCP
4 15 (9.80%) Internet
5 14 (9.15%) VPN
6 10 (6.54%) IP Telephony
6 10 (6.54%) FTP
7 9 (5.88%) WAN
8 8 (5.23%) Cisco IPT
9 5 (3.27%) TCP/IP
10 4 (2.61%) NAS
10 4 (2.61%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (2.61%) VoIP
10 4 (2.61%) SAN
11 3 (1.96%) VLAN
12 2 (1.31%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (1.31%) OSPF
13 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.61%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 9 (5.88%) Finance
2 4 (2.61%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.96%) Law
3 3 (1.96%) Legal
3 3 (1.96%) Japanese Language
4 1 (0.65%) Games
4 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.65%) Marketing
4 1 (0.65%) Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (25.49%) Analyst
2 31 (20.26%) Support Engineer
3 25 (16.34%) Desktop Support
4 22 (14.38%) Customer Engineer
5 19 (12.42%) Service Analyst
5 19 (12.42%) Service Desk Analyst
6 18 (11.76%) Help Desk Support
6 18 (11.76%) Support Analyst
7 17 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
8 13 (8.50%) Help Desk Analyst
9 12 (7.84%) Network Engineer
10 11 (7.19%) Network Support
11 10 (6.54%) IT Support
11 10 (6.54%) Network Support Engineer
11 10 (6.54%) Help Desk Support Analyst
12 9 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
12 9 (5.88%) Deskside Support
13 8 (5.23%) 1st Line Support Analyst
14 7 (4.58%) Help Desk Support Engineer
14 7 (4.58%) Help Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.61%) LAMP
2 1 (0.65%) Middleware
2 1 (0.65%) .NET
2 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.65%) CSS
2 1 (0.65%) HTML
2 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.80%) Blackberry
2 11 (7.19%) Smartphone
3 10 (6.54%) Fat Client
3 10 (6.54%) Video Conferencing
3 10 (6.54%) Thin Client
3 10 (6.54%) Smartcard
4 8 (5.23%) CMDB
5 4 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.96%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.96%) FMCG
7 1 (0.65%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.65%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.65%) Handset
7 1 (0.65%) GIS
7 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.65%) NHS
7 1 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.65%) Informatics
7 1 (0.65%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.65%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 89 (58.17%) Windows
2 65 (42.48%) Windows 7
3 14 (9.15%) Windows Vista
4 8 (5.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.92%) Android
5 6 (3.92%) Windows XP
6 5 (3.27%) Mac OS
6 5 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.61%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.61%) Linux
8 3 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.31%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (47.71%) ITIL
2 25 (16.34%) Migration
2 25 (16.34%) Data Migration
3 21 (13.73%) ITIL V3
4 14 (9.15%) Network Design
5 11 (7.19%) Incident Management
6 9 (5.88%) Data Protection
7 7 (4.58%) CRM
8 5 (3.27%) Service Management
9 4 (2.61%) Problem Management
9 4 (2.61%) Fault Management
9 4 (2.61%) PRINCE2
10 3 (1.96%) Configuration Management
10 3 (1.96%) B2B
10 3 (1.96%) QMS
10 3 (1.96%) Document Management
10 3 (1.96%) Coaching
11 2 (1.31%) SIEM
11 2 (1.31%) Asset Management
11 2 (1.31%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.58%) SQL
2 1 (0.65%) C
2 1 (0.65%) C#
2 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 70 (45.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (29.41%) MCP
3 32 (20.92%) Network+ Certification
3 32 (20.92%) MCITP
4 31 (20.26%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (20.26%) CCNA
5 29 (18.95%) MCSA
6 25 (16.34%) MCSE
7 20 (13.07%) CCNP
8 16 (10.46%) MCDST
9 10 (6.54%) Degree
9 10 (6.54%) Security Cleared
10 7 (4.58%) MOS
11 5 (3.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (2.61%) SC Cleared
12 4 (2.61%) IBM Certification
13 3 (1.96%) DV Cleared
14 2 (1.31%) ACSP
14 2 (1.31%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (20.26%) SLA
2 9 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (5.23%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (1.31%) COBIT
4 2 (1.31%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (19.61%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.31%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (1.31%) SCCM
1 2 (1.31%) DameWare
1 2 (1.31%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 81 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 24 (15.69%) Cisco
3 15 (9.80%) Citrix
4 13 (8.50%) HP
5 10 (6.54%) CQG
5 10 (6.54%) Reuters
5 10 (6.54%) Bloomberg
6 8 (5.23%) VMware
6 8 (5.23%) Remedy
7 6 (3.92%) IBM
7 6 (3.92%) Dell
8 5 (3.27%) Apple
8 5 (3.27%) Mitel
9 4 (2.61%) Lotus
9 4 (2.61%) Avaya
10 3 (1.96%) Adobe
10 3 (1.96%) SAP
11 2 (1.31%) ArcSight
11 2 (1.31%) Symantec
11 2 (1.31%) BT
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