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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 591 567 550
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -17
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 35 45 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.087% 0.076%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.43% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 10
Average daily rate £130 £148 £145
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.86% +1.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £80 £112 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £222 £268
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £180 £250
% change year-on-year
+80.55% -28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 16
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.77 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.29% +3.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.77 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-3.29% +3.40%

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
10906 10502 9640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.20% 20.28% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6716 6074 5197
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 490 442
Average hourly rate £38.25 £20.00 £18.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.25% +7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £46.50 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 12 February 2016.

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 26 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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 33 £130 -11.86% 18
London +3 19 £130 -7.14% 3
South East +19 10 £325 +182.60% 4
Hampshire +6 4 - - 1
Surrey -7 3 £325 - 2
Kent - 3 - -
Scotland -5 2 - -
Edinburgh -13 2 - -
Egham - 2 - - 1
Ilford - 2 - -
Portsmouth - 2 - -
Farnborough +7 1 - -
South West +4 1 - - 2
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Rochester - 1 - -
Woking - 1 £325 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
North East - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Corby - 1 - -

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 63 (64.29%) Windows
2 49 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 45 (45.92%) Microsoft
4 38 (38.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 34 (34.69%) Active Directory
6 31 (31.63%) ITIL
7 29 (29.59%) MS Office
7 29 (29.59%) Migration
8 26 (26.53%) Data Migration
9 23 (23.47%) MCSE
10 21 (21.43%) MCP
11 17 (17.35%) MS Excel
12 15 (15.31%) Mathematics
13 14 (14.29%) Windows Server
13 14 (14.29%) C
14 13 (13.27%) MS Exchange
14 13 (13.27%) CCNA
14 13 (13.27%) Cisco Certification
14 13 (13.27%) Network+ Certification
15 11 (11.22%) Office 365
16 10 (10.20%) Blackberry
16 10 (10.20%) LAN
16 10 (10.20%) VMware
16 10 (10.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 9 (9.18%) Exchange Server 2010
17 9 (9.18%) MCITP
17 9 (9.18%) Windows Server 2008
17 9 (9.18%) TCP/IP
17 9 (9.18%) SLA
18 8 (8.16%) Cisco

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 13 (13.27%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (5.10%) Skype for Business
4 4 (4.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (4.08%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.04%) IIS
5 2 (2.04%) LiveLink
5 2 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.02%) Node.js
6 1 (1.02%) WordPress
Applications
1 29 (29.59%) MS Office
2 17 (17.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.20%) LAN
2 9 (9.18%) TCP/IP
3 7 (7.14%) WAN
4 6 (6.12%) VLAN
4 6 (6.12%) VPN
5 5 (5.10%) Internet
5 5 (5.10%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (3.06%) DNS
6 3 (3.06%) Network Security
6 3 (3.06%) Wireless
7 2 (2.04%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (2.04%) DHCP
7 2 (2.04%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.04%) NAS
7 2 (2.04%) SAN
7 2 (2.04%) Softphone
7 2 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.02%) Intranet
8 1 (1.02%) PBX
8 1 (1.02%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.02%) Big Data
3 1 (1.02%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (5.10%) Korean Language
2 3 (3.06%) Law
2 3 (3.06%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.04%) Back Office
3 2 (2.04%) Finance
3 2 (2.04%) French Language
4 1 (1.02%) Advertising
4 1 (1.02%) Billing
4 1 (1.02%) Marketing
4 1 (1.02%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (23.47%) Analyst
2 21 (21.43%) Windows Engineer
3 19 (19.39%) Deployment Engineer
3 19 (19.39%) Windows Deployment Engineer
4 18 (18.37%) Support Analyst
5 16 (16.33%) IT Support
6 13 (13.27%) IT Analyst
6 13 (13.27%) IT Support Analyst
6 13 (13.27%) Support Engineer
7 11 (11.22%) 1st Line Support
7 11 (11.22%) Desktop Support
8 10 (10.20%) Customer Engineer
9 8 (8.16%) Service Desk Support
10 7 (7.14%) Help Desk Support
11 6 (6.12%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 6 (6.12%) Senior Customer Engineer
11 6 (6.12%) Senior Windows Engineer
12 5 (5.10%) First Line Help Desk Support
12 5 (5.10%) Junior Analyst
12 5 (5.10%) Junior Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.04%) Web Services
2 1 (1.02%) Ajax
2 1 (1.02%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.02%) CSS
2 1 (1.02%) HTML
2 1 (1.02%) HTML5
2 1 (1.02%) jQuery
2 1 (1.02%) LESS
2 1 (1.02%) Sass
2 1 (1.02%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.31%) Mathematics
2 10 (10.20%) Blackberry
3 7 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.10%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.06%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.04%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.04%) iPad
6 2 (2.04%) iPhone
7 1 (1.02%) CMDB
7 1 (1.02%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.02%) IVR
7 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.02%) NHS
7 1 (1.02%) PDA
7 1 (1.02%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 63 (64.29%) Windows
2 49 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 14 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 9 (9.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (7.14%) Windows 8
6 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.08%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.06%) Android
8 3 (3.06%) Linux
8 3 (3.06%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.04%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.04%) Unix
9 2 (2.04%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.02%) HPUX
10 1 (1.02%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (31.63%) ITIL
2 29 (29.59%) Migration
3 26 (26.53%) Data Migration
4 5 (5.10%) Logistics
5 4 (4.08%) Problem Management
5 4 (4.08%) Workflow
6 3 (3.06%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.04%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (2.04%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (2.04%) Data Analysis
7 2 (2.04%) Patch Management
7 2 (2.04%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.04%) Service Management
7 2 (2.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.02%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.02%) Asset Management
8 1 (1.02%) Business Continuity
8 1 (1.02%) Change Management
8 1 (1.02%) Identity Management
8 1 (1.02%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.29%) C
2 3 (3.06%) SQL
3 2 (2.04%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.02%) Java
4 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.02%) Scala
Qualifications
1 38 (38.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (23.47%) MCSE
3 21 (21.43%) MCP
4 13 (13.27%) CCNA
4 13 (13.27%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (13.27%) Network+ Certification
5 10 (10.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 9 (9.18%) MCITP
7 7 (7.14%) Security Cleared
8 6 (6.12%) Degree
8 6 (6.12%) SC Cleared
9 5 (5.10%) MCDST
10 4 (4.08%) MCSA
11 3 (3.06%) CompTIA Security+
11 3 (3.06%) Security+ Certification
12 2 (2.04%) ACSA
12 2 (2.04%) CCENT
12 2 (2.04%) DBS Check
12 2 (2.04%) MCTS
12 2 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.18%) SLA
2 1 (1.02%) WCAG
System Software
1 34 (34.69%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.04%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.02%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.02%) Samba
4 1 (1.02%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.02%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (4.08%) Backup Exec
2 3 (3.06%) AirWatch
2 3 (3.06%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.04%) SCCM
4 1 (1.02%) DameWare
4 1 (1.02%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.02%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 45 (45.92%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.20%) VMware
3 8 (8.16%) Cisco
4 7 (7.14%) Citrix
5 5 (5.10%) Apple
6 4 (4.08%) Symantec
7 3 (3.06%) Altiris
7 3 (3.06%) HP
8 2 (2.04%) Adobe
8 2 (2.04%) Avaya
8 2 (2.04%) Oracle
8 2 (2.04%) Remedy
9 1 (1.02%) Bloomberg
9 1 (1.02%) Bomgar
9 1 (1.02%) Dell
9 1 (1.02%) EMC
9 1 (1.02%) IBM
9 1 (1.02%) Juniper
9 1 (1.02%) Mitel
9 1 (1.02%) Sun
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