The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 554 534 532
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -2
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 50 31 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.061% 0.088%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.34% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 9
Average daily rate
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£110 £118 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% -6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £100 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £205 £196
UK excluding London average daily rate £120 £112 £118
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 5
Average hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% +16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.28 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.75 £19.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £14.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +31.81%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10430 9053 9821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.08% 17.71% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5879 4854 5076
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 502 610
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% -2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%

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 28 July 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing A+ Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

A+ Certification Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 July 2014. 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 +14 48 £105 -12.50% 14
London +35 32 £100 -23.07% 4
South East -27 7 £195 +62.50% 2
East of England -28 4 £118 - 3
Surrey - 3 - - 1
East Midlands - 3 - - 1
City of London +7 2 £163 +30.00%
Cambridge -6 2 £118 - 2
West Midlands -7 2 - -
Cambridgeshire -10 2 £118 - 2
Bedfordshire -19 2 - - 1
Woking - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 - -
Reading +7 1 - -
Berkshire +5 1 - - 1
Hampshire -17 1 £250 +117.39%
Scotland -21 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Kent - 1 £140 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Bedford - 1 - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Cobham - - - -
Crowborough - - - -

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 67 (70.53%) Microsoft
2 50 (52.63%) Windows
3 41 (43.16%) MS Office
4 38 (40.00%) MCP
4 38 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (37.89%) ITIL
5 36 (37.89%) Windows 7
6 34 (35.79%) MS Excel
7 29 (30.53%) Windows XP
8 24 (25.26%) Active Directory
9 23 (24.21%) MCSE
10 19 (20.00%) Blackberry
11 18 (18.95%) Cisco
11 18 (18.95%) MS PowerPoint
12 13 (13.68%) Office 365
13 11 (11.58%) Retail
14 10 (10.53%) DNS
14 10 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (9.47%) TCP/IP
15 9 (9.47%) CCNA
15 9 (9.47%) MCSA
15 9 (9.47%) Incident Management
16 8 (8.42%) Computer Science
16 8 (8.42%) SLA
16 8 (8.42%) DHCP
16 8 (8.42%) Remedy
17 7 (7.37%) Symantec
17 7 (7.37%) Network+ Certification
17 7 (7.37%) Finance
17 7 (7.37%) Mac OS X

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 (7.37%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.16%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.16%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.05%) IIS
4 1 (1.05%) Node.js
4 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 41 (43.16%) MS Office
2 34 (35.79%) MS Excel
3 18 (18.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.05%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (1.05%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.53%) DNS
2 9 (9.47%) TCP/IP
3 8 (8.42%) DHCP
4 6 (6.32%) WAN
4 6 (6.32%) Internet
5 5 (5.26%) LAN
5 5 (5.26%) VPN
6 4 (4.21%) FTP
6 4 (4.21%) VoIP
6 4 (4.21%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (4.21%) Wireless
7 3 (3.16%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (3.16%) NAS
7 3 (3.16%) SAN
8 1 (1.05%) DSL
8 1 (1.05%) PABX
8 1 (1.05%) PuTTY
8 1 (1.05%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.05%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.05%) Grunt
General
1 11 (11.58%) Retail
2 7 (7.37%) Banking
2 7 (7.37%) Finance
3 3 (3.16%) Back Office
3 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.16%) Games
4 2 (2.11%) Legal
5 1 (1.05%) Publishing
5 1 (1.05%) Front Office
5 1 (1.05%) Law
5 1 (1.05%) Billing
Job Titles
1 31 (32.63%) Support Engineer
2 29 (30.53%) Analyst
3 20 (21.05%) Help Desk Support
4 18 (18.95%) Service Desk Analyst
4 18 (18.95%) Service Analyst
5 14 (14.74%) Help Desk Engineer
5 14 (14.74%) Help Desk Support Engineer
6 13 (13.68%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (12.63%) Support Analyst
8 11 (11.58%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (8.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (6.32%) IT Support
10 6 (6.32%) Desktop Engineer
10 6 (6.32%) Desktop Support
11 5 (5.26%) Help Desk Analyst
12 4 (4.21%) 3rd Line Support
12 4 (4.21%) Help Desk Support Analyst
12 4 (4.21%) 1st Line Support Analyst
13 3 (3.16%) IT Support Analyst
13 3 (3.16%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.11%) HTML
1 2 (2.11%) HTML5
2 1 (1.05%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.05%) REST
2 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (1.05%) ExpressJS
2 1 (1.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (1.05%) .NET
2 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.05%) CSS
2 1 (1.05%) SOAP
2 1 (1.05%) Flash
2 1 (1.05%) Middleware
2 1 (1.05%) X-Windows
2 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 8 (8.42%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.32%) Fat Client
3 6 (6.32%) iPhone
3 6 (6.32%) Thin Client
4 5 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.26%) EPoS
5 4 (4.21%) Smartphone
5 4 (4.21%) Smartcard
6 3 (3.16%) NHS
6 3 (3.16%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.05%) CMDB
7 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.05%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (1.05%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 50 (52.63%) Windows
2 36 (37.89%) Windows 7
3 29 (30.53%) Windows XP
4 7 (7.37%) Mac OS X
5 6 (6.32%) Windows Vista
6 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.21%) Linux
6 4 (4.21%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.16%) Mac OS
7 3 (3.16%) Android
8 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.11%) UNIX
8 2 (2.11%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (37.89%) ITIL
2 9 (9.47%) Incident Management
3 4 (4.21%) Service Management
4 2 (2.11%) Service Delivery
4 2 (2.11%) ITSM
4 2 (2.11%) Migration
4 2 (2.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (2.11%) ITIL V3
5 1 (1.05%) ITIL V2
5 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2
5 1 (1.05%) CRM
5 1 (1.05%) Project Planning
5 1 (1.05%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (1.05%) Time Management
5 1 (1.05%) BDD
5 1 (1.05%) Game Development
5 1 (1.05%) Scrum
5 1 (1.05%) TDD
5 1 (1.05%) Data Management
5 1 (1.05%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.16%) JavaScript
1 3 (3.16%) C
2 1 (1.05%) C#
2 1 (1.05%) Java
2 1 (1.05%) SQL
2 1 (1.05%) VB
2 1 (1.05%) ActionScript
2 1 (1.05%) VBA
2 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.05%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 38 (40.00%) MCP
1 38 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (24.21%) MCSE
3 10 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (9.47%) MCSA
4 9 (9.47%) CCNA
5 7 (7.37%) Network+ Certification
5 7 (7.37%) MCITP
5 7 (7.37%) Degree
6 6 (6.32%) MCDST
7 5 (5.26%) MOS
8 3 (3.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (2.11%) NVQ Level 3
9 2 (2.11%) MCTS
9 2 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.05%) Dell Certification
10 1 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.05%) ACSA
10 1 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.42%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (25.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.11%) Terminal Services
2 2 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.11%) XenApp
2 2 (2.11%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (1.05%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (6.32%) SCCM
2 3 (3.16%) ZENworks
2 3 (3.16%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (2.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.05%) XenMobile
4 1 (1.05%) SCOM
4 1 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.05%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.05%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 67 (70.53%) Microsoft
2 18 (18.95%) Cisco
3 8 (8.42%) Remedy
4 7 (7.37%) Citrix
4 7 (7.37%) Symantec
5 6 (6.32%) Apple
6 5 (5.26%) HP
7 4 (4.21%) Reuters
7 4 (4.21%) Bloomberg
7 4 (4.21%) McAfee
7 4 (4.21%) CQG
7 4 (4.21%) LANDesk
8 3 (3.16%) Lotus
8 3 (3.16%) Bomgar
8 3 (3.16%) BT
8 3 (3.16%) CheckPoint
8 3 (3.16%) Dell
9 2 (2.11%) IBM
9 2 (2.11%) Nokia
9 2 (2.11%) VMware
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