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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 518 550 526
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -24
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 78 45 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.085% 0.059%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.77% 0.44% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 16 7
Average daily rate
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£240 £100 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+140.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £80 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £250 £124
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £100 £110
% change year-on-year
+140.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 11
Average hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.29% +23.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £18.75 £14.88
% change year-on-year
-22.66% +26.05%

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
10111 10309 8643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.96% 19.47% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5816 6000 4631
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 501 532 472
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.00% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.36 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +1 67 £240 +140.00% 20
London 0 24 £85 -51.42% 5
South East +12 21 £240 +118.18% 6
North West - 14 £550 -
Hampshire +8 10 £240 +50.00% 2
Manchester - 8 - -
Surrey - 6 £200 - 1
Scotland - 5 £356 - 1
Berkshire +7 4 £285 +256.25% 1
Edinburgh - 4 £356 -
South West +15 3 £85 -15.00% 5
City of London +14 3 £163 -27.77%
East of England -1 3 £105 +5.00% 4
Cheshire - 3 - -
Chester - 3 - -
Hertfordshire -15 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £111 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £111 -
South Wales - 2 - -
Egham - 2 £140 -
Camberley - 2 £260 -
Cardiff - 2 - -
Guildford - 2 - -
Reading - 2 - - 1
Wales - 2 - - 2
Norwich +11 1 £105 - 1
Norfolk +4 1 £105 - 1
Slough +3 1 £285 +256.25%
St Albans -3 1 - -
West Midlands -10 1 £85 +6.25%

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (51.49%) ITIL
1 69 (51.49%) Microsoft
2 58 (43.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 56 (41.79%) Windows
4 38 (28.36%) MS Office
5 37 (27.61%) Windows 7
6 32 (23.88%) CCNA
6 32 (23.88%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (23.13%) MCP
8 30 (22.39%) Network+ Certification
9 28 (20.90%) LAN
10 27 (20.15%) MCSE
11 26 (19.40%) MCSA
12 25 (18.66%) SLA
12 25 (18.66%) ITIL V3
13 24 (17.91%) MS Excel
14 23 (17.16%) Active Directory
14 23 (17.16%) CCNP
15 22 (16.42%) Cisco
16 18 (13.43%) MCITP
17 16 (11.94%) VPN
18 14 (10.45%) Office 365
18 14 (10.45%) Security Cleared
19 13 (9.70%) Incident Management
19 13 (9.70%) Network Design
19 13 (9.70%) SQL
19 13 (9.70%) Wireless
20 11 (8.21%) TCP/IP
20 11 (8.21%) MCDST
21 10 (7.46%) Degree

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 7 (5.22%) Lync
2 5 (3.73%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (1.49%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.75%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 38 (28.36%) MS Office
2 24 (17.91%) MS Excel
3 10 (7.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.49%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.45%) Office 365
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.75%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 28 (20.90%) LAN
2 16 (11.94%) VPN
3 13 (9.70%) Wireless
4 11 (8.21%) TCP/IP
5 9 (6.72%) IP Telephony
5 9 (6.72%) DNS
6 8 (5.97%) DHCP
7 7 (5.22%) Cisco IPT
7 7 (5.22%) Firewall
8 6 (4.48%) WAN
9 4 (2.99%) SAN
9 4 (2.99%) VoIP
9 4 (2.99%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (2.99%) NAS
10 2 (1.49%) Internet
10 2 (1.49%) OSPF
10 2 (1.49%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (1.49%) VLAN
10 2 (1.49%) Network Security
11 1 (0.75%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.99%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 8 (5.97%) Finance
1 8 (5.97%) Law
1 8 (5.97%) Legal
2 3 (2.24%) Japanese Language
3 2 (1.49%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.75%) Banking
4 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.75%) Games
4 1 (0.75%) Military
4 1 (0.75%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 30 (22.39%) Analyst
2 27 (20.15%) Support Engineer
3 21 (15.67%) Desktop Support
4 20 (14.93%) Service Analyst
4 20 (14.93%) Service Desk Analyst
5 11 (8.21%) Network Engineer
6 10 (7.46%) Team Leader
6 10 (7.46%) Network Support
7 9 (6.72%) Network Support Engineer
7 9 (6.72%) Help Desk Support
7 9 (6.72%) 1st Line Support
8 8 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (5.97%) Help Desk Engineer
8 8 (5.97%) Technical Team Leader
8 8 (5.97%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 8 (5.97%) Help Desk Support Engineer
9 7 (5.22%) IT Support
9 7 (5.22%) Support Analyst
10 6 (4.48%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 6 (4.48%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.99%) LAMP
2 1 (0.75%) HTML
2 1 (0.75%) .NET
2 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.75%) CSS
2 1 (0.75%) Middleware
2 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.97%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.99%) CMDB
4 3 (2.24%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.24%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.49%) NHS
5 2 (1.49%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.49%) Tandem
5 2 (1.49%) iPhone
5 2 (1.49%) FMCG
6 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.75%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.75%) Statistics
6 1 (0.75%) Informatics
6 1 (0.75%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.75%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.75%) Derivative
6 1 (0.75%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 1 (0.75%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 56 (41.79%) Windows
2 37 (27.61%) Windows 7
3 9 (6.72%) Linux
4 6 (4.48%) Windows XP
4 6 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (4.48%) Android
5 4 (2.99%) Windows 8
5 4 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.24%) UNIX
7 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.49%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.75%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (51.49%) ITIL
2 25 (18.66%) ITIL V3
3 13 (9.70%) Incident Management
3 13 (9.70%) Network Design
4 8 (5.97%) Document Management
5 7 (5.22%) Data Migration
5 7 (5.22%) Data Protection
5 7 (5.22%) CRM
5 7 (5.22%) Migration
6 6 (4.48%) Service Management
6 6 (4.48%) Information Security
6 6 (4.48%) SIEM
7 5 (3.73%) PRINCE2
8 4 (2.99%) Problem Management
8 4 (2.99%) Fault Management
9 3 (2.24%) QMS
9 3 (2.24%) ITSM
9 3 (2.24%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.24%) B2B
9 3 (2.24%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.70%) SQL
2 2 (1.49%) C#
3 1 (0.75%) Scala
3 1 (0.75%) APL
3 1 (0.75%) C++
3 1 (0.75%) Java
3 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.75%) C
Qualifications
1 58 (43.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (23.88%) CCNA
2 32 (23.88%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (23.13%) MCP
4 30 (22.39%) Network+ Certification
5 27 (20.15%) MCSE
6 26 (19.40%) MCSA
7 23 (17.16%) CCNP
8 18 (13.43%) MCITP
9 14 (10.45%) Security Cleared
10 11 (8.21%) MCDST
11 10 (7.46%) Degree
12 8 (5.97%) MOS
13 6 (4.48%) CISSP
14 4 (2.99%) IBM Certification
14 4 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (2.99%) SC Cleared
15 3 (2.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 2 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
16 2 (1.49%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (18.66%) SLA
2 9 (6.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (5.22%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (1.49%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.49%) COBIT
4 2 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.75%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.75%) BS7799
System Software
1 23 (17.16%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.49%) Terminal Services
2 2 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.49%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.49%) DameWare
1 2 (1.49%) Backup Exec
1 2 (1.49%) SCCM
2 1 (0.75%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 69 (51.49%) Microsoft
2 22 (16.42%) Cisco
3 9 (6.72%) HP
4 7 (5.22%) Remedy
4 7 (5.22%) VMware
5 6 (4.48%) ArcSight
6 5 (3.73%) Mitel
6 5 (3.73%) Citrix
6 5 (3.73%) Dell
7 4 (2.99%) IBM
7 4 (2.99%) Avaya
7 4 (2.99%) Symantec
8 3 (2.24%) Adobe
8 3 (2.24%) Apple
9 2 (1.49%) Lotus
9 2 (1.49%) SAP
10 1 (0.75%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.75%) Google
10 1 (0.75%) AppSense
10 1 (0.75%) Sun
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