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 August 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.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 593 585 585
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 51 70 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.12% 0.089%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 0.63% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 18
Median daily rate £140 £150 £113
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £85 £84
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £435 £224
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £343 £118
% change year-on-year
-62.04% +191.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 26 21
Median hourly rate £15.88 £15.25 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.09% -3.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £11.91 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.45 £18.50 £17.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.13 £15.25 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-7.37% -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
11048 11070 10828
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.44% 19.25% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6887 6638 6154
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £353
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +6.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 529 460
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.06 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.71
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +14.18%

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 29 August 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 30 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 29 August 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
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statistics and trends)
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 -13 44 £140 -7.43% 13
London -18 25 £145 +70.58% 3
East of England +23 8 £203 +55.76% 2
Hertfordshire +9 8 £203 - 2
Scotland +9 4 £160 -
St Albans +1 4 - -
Ilford - 4 - -
Canary Wharf - 4 £160 -
North Lanarkshire - 4 £160 -
Bellshill - 4 £160 -
South East +8 3 £95 -75.94% 4
West Midlands - 3 £100 - 1
Dudley - 3 £100 -
South West -2 2 - - 3
East Midlands - 2 £110 -
Cornwall - 2 - - 1
Redruth - 2 - - 1
Watford - 2 £275 - 1
City of London +25 1 - - 1
Hampshire +8 1 £110 - 2
Surrey +4 1 £80 -
Oxfordshire -4 1 - -
Croydon -12 1 - -
North East -14 1 £140 -
Tyne and Wear -29 1 £140 -
Northampton - 1 £110 -
Caterham - 1 £80 -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £110 -
Belfast - 1 - -

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, 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 61 (64.21%) Windows
2 49 (51.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 47 (49.47%) Microsoft
4 46 (48.42%) Windows 7
5 41 (43.16%) ITIL
6 34 (35.79%) MS Excel
7 32 (33.68%) Active Directory
8 31 (32.63%) MS Office
9 26 (27.37%) Network+ Certification
10 25 (26.32%) Finance
10 25 (26.32%) TCP/IP
11 24 (25.26%) MCP
11 24 (25.26%) MCSA
12 20 (21.05%) Internet
13 19 (20.00%) MCSE
14 17 (17.89%) Apple
14 17 (17.89%) Cisco
15 16 (16.84%) Degree
16 15 (15.79%) MCITP
16 15 (15.79%) SLA
16 15 (15.79%) Citrix
16 15 (15.79%) Windows Server
17 14 (14.74%) Data Centre
17 14 (14.74%) MS Exchange
17 14 (14.74%) Blackberry
17 14 (14.74%) MCDST
18 13 (13.68%) MCTS
18 13 (13.68%) Apple iOS
18 13 (13.68%) Change Management
19 12 (12.63%) Wireless

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 14 (14.74%) MS Exchange
2 12 (12.63%) IBM Notes
3 8 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.05%) CMS
Applications
1 34 (35.79%) MS Excel
2 31 (32.63%) MS Office
3 2 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.05%) Temenos Triple'A Plus
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.26%) Office 365
2 3 (3.16%) SaaS
3 1 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (26.32%) TCP/IP
2 20 (21.05%) Internet
3 12 (12.63%) Wireless
4 11 (11.58%) Ethernet
5 10 (10.53%) Firewall
5 10 (10.53%) LAN
6 9 (9.47%) DNS
7 8 (8.42%) DHCP
7 8 (8.42%) WAN
8 5 (5.26%) SAN
8 5 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (4.21%) VPN
10 3 (3.16%) ADSL
10 3 (3.16%) WLAN
11 1 (1.05%) Cisco Wireless
11 1 (1.05%) FTP
11 1 (1.05%) Intranet
11 1 (1.05%) NAS
11 1 (1.05%) Skype
11 1 (1.05%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Appium
1 1 (1.05%) Calabash
1 1 (1.05%) Capybara
1 1 (1.05%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.05%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.05%) Hudson
1 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.05%) Maven
1 1 (1.05%) Selenium
1 1 (1.05%) Subversion
1 1 (1.05%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.05%) WATIR
General
1 25 (26.32%) Finance
2 7 (7.37%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.32%) Billing
3 6 (6.32%) Marketing
3 6 (6.32%) Retail
4 3 (3.16%) Military
5 2 (2.11%) Banking
5 2 (2.11%) Legal
5 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.05%) Back Office
6 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 22 (23.16%) Analyst
1 22 (23.16%) Support Engineer
2 20 (21.05%) Desktop Support
3 13 (13.68%) Support Analyst
4 10 (10.53%) Service Analyst
4 10 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (9.47%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (9.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 9 (9.47%) Desktop Engineer
6 8 (8.42%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (8.42%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) Deployment Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) Help Desk Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) Windows Deployment Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 5 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.16%) Middleware
2 1 (1.05%) CGI
2 1 (1.05%) CSS
2 1 (1.05%) HTML
2 1 (1.05%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.74%) Blackberry
1 14 (14.74%) Data Centre
2 12 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 9 (9.47%) Client/Server
5 7 (7.37%) Wiki
6 4 (4.21%) CMDB
6 4 (4.21%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (3.16%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.16%) Economics
7 3 (3.16%) Private Cloud
8 2 (2.11%) Driving Licence
8 2 (2.11%) Mathematics
9 1 (1.05%) CLARiiON
9 1 (1.05%) Fat Client
9 1 (1.05%) NHS
9 1 (1.05%) PDA
9 1 (1.05%) Statistics
9 1 (1.05%) Thin Client
9 1 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 61 (64.21%) Windows
2 46 (48.42%) Windows 7
3 15 (15.79%) Windows Server
4 13 (13.68%) Apple iOS
5 10 (10.53%) Windows XP
6 9 (9.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (7.37%) Linux
8 6 (6.32%) Unix
8 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (5.26%) Windows 8
10 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (3.16%) Android
11 3 (3.16%) Mac OS X
11 3 (3.16%) MVS
11 3 (3.16%) Windows 10
12 2 (2.11%) Mac OS
12 2 (2.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (43.16%) ITIL
2 13 (13.68%) Change Management
3 11 (11.58%) ITIL V3
3 11 (11.58%) Time Management
4 10 (10.53%) Validation
5 9 (9.47%) Incident Management
5 9 (9.47%) Migration
6 8 (8.42%) Asset Management
7 7 (7.37%) Configuration Management
7 7 (7.37%) Data Migration
7 7 (7.37%) IT Asset Management
7 7 (7.37%) Service Management
8 6 (6.32%) Identity Management
8 6 (6.32%) Service Delivery
9 5 (5.26%) Line Management
10 4 (4.21%) ITSM
11 3 (3.16%) Load Balancing
11 3 (3.16%) Performance Management
11 3 (3.16%) Project Management
11 3 (3.16%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.58%) Java
2 8 (8.42%) C
3 3 (3.16%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.16%) VBA
4 2 (2.11%) SQL
5 1 (1.05%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 49 (51.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (27.37%) Network+ Certification
3 24 (25.26%) MCP
3 24 (25.26%) MCSA
4 19 (20.00%) MCSE
5 16 (16.84%) Degree
6 15 (15.79%) MCITP
7 14 (14.74%) MCDST
8 13 (13.68%) MCTS
9 11 (11.58%) ACDT
9 11 (11.58%) ACHDS
9 11 (11.58%) ACTC
9 11 (11.58%) CCNA
9 11 (11.58%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (11.58%) MCSM
10 6 (6.32%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (6.32%) Security Cleared
11 5 (5.26%) DV Cleared
11 5 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (4.21%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.79%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) Basel II
2 1 (1.05%) Basel III
2 1 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.05%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 32 (33.68%) Active Directory
2 11 (11.58%) Virtual Servers
3 6 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.26%) Backup Exec
2 4 (4.21%) WSUS
3 3 (3.16%) SCCM
4 2 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.05%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 47 (49.47%) Microsoft
2 17 (17.89%) Apple
2 17 (17.89%) Cisco
3 15 (15.79%) Citrix
4 12 (12.63%) Lotus
5 11 (11.58%) Oracle
6 8 (8.42%) VMware
7 6 (6.32%) HP
8 5 (5.26%) Symantec
9 4 (4.21%) Equitrac
10 3 (3.16%) Becrypt
10 3 (3.16%) Dell
10 3 (3.16%) Lumension
10 3 (3.16%) Remedy
11 2 (2.11%) Google
11 2 (2.11%) IBM
11 2 (2.11%) Juniper
11 2 (2.11%) Sophos
11 2 (2.11%) WatchGuard
12 1 (1.05%) ProCurve
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