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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 510 543 528
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -15
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 76 33 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.064% 0.069%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.68% 0.36% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 16
Average daily rate
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£128 £120 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £84 £90 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £177 £144
UK excluding London average daily rate £120 £115 £123
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 8 5
Average hourly rate £15.77 £15.63 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £12.58 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £18.99 £22.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.63 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-10.40% +35.86%

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
11172 9259 8839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.49% 17.97% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6548 5156 4631
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 550 395 605
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.63 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 22 December 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
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 22 December 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 +5 67 £128 +6.25% 14
London +37 32 £128 +2.00% 5
South East -10 14 £130 +7.91% 6
South West -28 7 £120 -32.39%
City of London - 6 £140 - 1
East Midlands +2 4 - -
East of England -13 4 - -
North West - 4 - - 2
Hampshire -14 3 £115 -4.16%
Surrey - 3 - - 6
Scotland - 3 - - 2
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Reading +10 2 £139 -
Berkshire +5 2 £139 -
Manchester - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
Norfolk - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 £115 -
Norwich - 1 - -
Camberley - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Fareham - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Harlow - - - -

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 101 (77.10%) Windows
2 82 (62.60%) Windows 7
3 81 (61.83%) Microsoft
4 59 (45.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 53 (40.46%) MS Office
6 50 (38.17%) ITIL
7 33 (25.19%) MCSE
7 33 (25.19%) MCITP
8 32 (24.43%) MCP
9 30 (22.90%) SLA
9 30 (22.90%) Active Directory
10 29 (22.14%) Blackberry
11 27 (20.61%) MS Excel
12 23 (17.56%) Windows XP
12 23 (17.56%) Migration
13 22 (16.79%) Data Migration
14 21 (16.03%) Windows Vista
15 19 (14.50%) HP
16 18 (13.74%) LAN
17 17 (12.98%) Wireless
18 16 (12.21%) CMDB
18 16 (12.21%) Data Protection
19 14 (10.69%) Cisco
19 14 (10.69%) Internet
19 14 (10.69%) Smartphone
20 12 (9.16%) DHCP
20 12 (9.16%) DNS
20 12 (9.16%) Finance
20 12 (9.16%) Computer Science
20 12 (9.16%) Mac OS

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 11 (8.40%) SharePoint
2 10 (7.63%) IBM Notes
3 7 (5.34%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.05%) Lync
5 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.76%) Node.js
5 1 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 53 (40.46%) MS Office
2 27 (20.61%) MS Excel
3 11 (8.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.82%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (3.82%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.76%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.76%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.74%) LAN
2 17 (12.98%) Wireless
3 14 (10.69%) Internet
4 12 (9.16%) DNS
4 12 (9.16%) DHCP
5 11 (8.40%) WAN
6 10 (7.63%) FTP
7 6 (4.58%) VPN
7 6 (4.58%) IP Telephony
8 4 (3.05%) Cisco IPT
8 4 (3.05%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (3.05%) TCP/IP
9 3 (2.29%) VLAN
10 1 (0.76%) SAN
10 1 (0.76%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.76%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.76%) Grunt
General
1 12 (9.16%) Finance
2 11 (8.40%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.82%) Banking
4 4 (3.05%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.05%) Back Office
5 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (25.19%) Desktop Support
2 29 (22.14%) Analyst
3 24 (18.32%) Customer Engineer
4 20 (15.27%) Support Engineer
5 19 (14.50%) Support Analyst
5 19 (14.50%) Deskside Support
6 15 (11.45%) Help Desk Support
7 13 (9.92%) 1st Line Support
8 10 (7.63%) Help Desk Analyst
8 10 (7.63%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 10 (7.63%) IT Support
9 9 (6.87%) Service Desk Analyst
9 9 (6.87%) 3rd Line Support
9 9 (6.87%) Service Analyst
10 8 (6.11%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 6 (4.58%) IMAC Engineer
11 6 (4.58%) Support Team Leader
11 6 (4.58%) Technical Support
11 6 (4.58%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (4.58%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.76%) HTML
1 1 (0.76%) SOAP
1 1 (0.76%) HTML5
1 1 (0.76%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (0.76%) REST
1 1 (0.76%) ExpressJS
1 1 (0.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 29 (22.14%) Blackberry
2 16 (12.21%) CMDB
3 14 (10.69%) Smartphone
4 12 (9.16%) Computer Science
5 11 (8.40%) Fat Client
5 11 (8.40%) Thin Client
6 10 (7.63%) Smartcard
7 6 (4.58%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (4.58%) FMCG
7 6 (4.58%) iPhone
8 5 (3.82%) E-Learning
9 4 (3.05%) iPad
10 3 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (2.29%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.76%) NHS
11 1 (0.76%) Statistics
11 1 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 101 (77.10%) Windows
2 82 (62.60%) Windows 7
3 23 (17.56%) Windows XP
4 21 (16.03%) Windows Vista
5 12 (9.16%) Mac OS
6 9 (6.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (6.11%) Windows 8
8 7 (5.34%) Apple iOS
9 6 (4.58%) Android
10 5 (3.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (2.29%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.53%) Linux
13 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (38.17%) ITIL
2 23 (17.56%) Migration
3 22 (16.79%) Data Migration
4 16 (12.21%) Data Protection
5 7 (5.34%) Incident Management
6 5 (3.82%) Service Delivery
6 5 (3.82%) ITSM
7 4 (3.05%) Asset Management
7 4 (3.05%) Service Management
8 3 (2.29%) ITIL V3
8 3 (2.29%) Problem Management
9 2 (1.53%) Network Design
9 2 (1.53%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (1.53%) Investment Management
10 1 (0.76%) QMS
10 1 (0.76%) ITIL V2
10 1 (0.76%) Software Deployment
10 1 (0.76%) Performance Tuning
10 1 (0.76%) Performance Analysis
10 1 (0.76%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
1 1 (0.76%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 59 (45.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (25.19%) MCSE
2 33 (25.19%) MCITP
3 32 (24.43%) MCP
4 11 (8.40%) MOS
5 10 (7.63%) MCDST
5 10 (7.63%) MCSA
6 9 (6.87%) Network+ Certification
7 7 (5.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 7 (5.34%) CCNA
7 7 (5.34%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (5.34%) Degree
8 4 (3.05%) HNC
9 3 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.53%) MCTS
10 2 (1.53%) CCNP
10 2 (1.53%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.53%) ACSP
11 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.76%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (22.90%) SLA
2 5 (3.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (3.05%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (1.53%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.53%) COBIT
System Software
1 30 (22.90%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.53%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.53%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.76%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.76%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.76%) XenApp
4 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (1.53%) SCCM
2 1 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.76%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 81 (61.83%) Microsoft
2 19 (14.50%) HP
3 14 (10.69%) Cisco
4 11 (8.40%) Dell
4 11 (8.40%) Citrix
5 10 (7.63%) Lotus
5 10 (7.63%) Reuters
5 10 (7.63%) Bloomberg
5 10 (7.63%) CQG
6 8 (6.11%) Apple
7 7 (5.34%) Remedy
8 6 (4.58%) SAP
8 6 (4.58%) VMware
9 4 (3.05%) IBM
10 2 (1.53%) BT
10 2 (1.53%) Mitel
11 1 (0.76%) Google
11 1 (0.76%) LANDesk
11 1 (0.76%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.76%) Symantec
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15.77 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £15 - £25 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Central London / West End
thePlatform
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Telecom-Pro Services
Rate: From £12 to £18 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £650 per day
Posted: 25 days ago