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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 604 600 565
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -35
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 56 74 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.13% 0.095%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.49% 0.68% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 31 19
Median daily rate £140 £118 £110
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.14% +6.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £92 £85 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £446 £268
UK excluding London median daily rate £153 £123 £118
% change year-on-year
+24.48% +4.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 24
Median hourly rate £15.25 £15.25 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.78 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.28 £17.50 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £15.25 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+7.37% +10.90%

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
11516 10926 10460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.33% 19.15% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7176 6533 5916
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 543 458
Median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £18.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +18.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.62 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £51.17 £43.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.11% +25.00%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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
(Click see detailed
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 -29 52 £140 +15.46% 10
London 0 27 £140 +64.70% 5
East of England +22 9 £154 +46.19%
South East +3 6 £80 - 1
Berkshire +10 5 - -
Norfolk +4 5 £159 +50.95%
Bracknell - 5 - -
Hertfordshire +17 4 £130 -
West Midlands -33 4 £100 +17.64%
Dudley - 3 £100 -
Canary Wharf - 3 - -
City of London +48 2 £92 -23.33% 2
Scotland +6 2 £160 -
St Albans -1 2 - -
South West -4 2 - - 2
Croydon -18 2 - -
Bellshill - 2 £160 -
Redruth - 2 - - 1
Ilford - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £110 - 1
Cornwall - 2 - - 1
North Lanarkshire - 2 £160 -
Surrey 0 1 £80 -
Leeds -3 1 - -
Yorkshire -4 1 - -
West Yorkshire -5 1 - -
Norwich -7 1 £185 +76.19%
North East - 1 £140 - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 £110 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 - -

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 59 (62.77%) Windows
2 44 (46.81%) ITIL
2 44 (46.81%) Microsoft
3 42 (44.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (41.49%) Windows 7
5 30 (31.91%) MS Excel
6 28 (29.79%) MS Office
7 26 (27.66%) Active Directory
8 22 (23.40%) Network+ Certification
9 21 (22.34%) Finance
10 20 (21.28%) MCP
11 18 (19.15%) MCSE
11 18 (19.15%) TCP/IP
12 17 (18.09%) SLA
12 17 (18.09%) MCSA
13 14 (14.89%) LAN
13 14 (14.89%) CCNA
13 14 (14.89%) Cisco Certification
14 13 (13.83%) Apple
14 13 (13.83%) Internet
14 13 (13.83%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (13.83%) Data Centre
14 13 (13.83%) Windows Server
15 12 (12.77%) Apple iOS
16 11 (11.70%) ITIL V3
16 11 (11.70%) Degree
16 11 (11.70%) Cisco
16 11 (11.70%) C
16 11 (11.70%) Service Management
16 11 (11.70%) Blackberry

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 9 (9.57%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.51%) IBM Notes
3 5 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.06%) CMS
Applications
1 30 (31.91%) MS Excel
2 28 (29.79%) MS Office
3 2 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.06%) Temenos Triple'A Plus
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.26%) Office 365
2 3 (3.19%) SaaS
3 1 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (19.15%) TCP/IP
2 14 (14.89%) LAN
3 13 (13.83%) Internet
4 9 (9.57%) Wireless
5 8 (8.51%) Ethernet
5 8 (8.51%) WAN
6 7 (7.45%) DNS
6 7 (7.45%) Firewall
7 6 (6.38%) DHCP
8 5 (5.32%) SAN
9 4 (4.26%) VPN
9 4 (4.26%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (3.19%) ADSL
10 3 (3.19%) WLAN
11 2 (2.13%) Intranet
12 1 (1.06%) Cisco Wireless
12 1 (1.06%) FTP
12 1 (1.06%) NAS
12 1 (1.06%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Appium
1 1 (1.06%) Calabash
1 1 (1.06%) Capybara
1 1 (1.06%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.06%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.06%) Hudson
1 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.06%) Maven
1 1 (1.06%) Selenium
1 1 (1.06%) Subversion
1 1 (1.06%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.06%) WATIR
General
1 21 (22.34%) Finance
2 6 (6.38%) Billing
2 6 (6.38%) Retail
3 5 (5.32%) Marketing
4 4 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.19%) Military
6 2 (2.13%) Banking
6 2 (2.13%) Legal
6 2 (2.13%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.06%) Back Office
7 1 (1.06%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.06%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (24.47%) Analyst
2 19 (20.21%) Desktop Support
3 18 (19.15%) Support Engineer
4 14 (14.89%) Support Analyst
5 9 (9.57%) Desktop Engineer
5 9 (9.57%) Service Analyst
5 9 (9.57%) Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (9.57%) Windows Engineer
6 8 (8.51%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (8.51%) Deployment Engineer
6 8 (8.51%) Windows Deployment Engineer
7 7 (7.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (7.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 7 (7.45%) Help Desk Engineer
8 6 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (5.32%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (5.32%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (5.32%) Desktop Analyst
9 5 (5.32%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 5 (5.32%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.19%) Middleware
2 1 (1.06%) CGI
2 1 (1.06%) CSS
2 1 (1.06%) HTML
2 1 (1.06%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.83%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (13.83%) Data Centre
2 11 (11.70%) Blackberry
3 6 (6.38%) Client/Server
3 6 (6.38%) Mathematics
4 5 (5.32%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.32%) Wiki
5 4 (4.26%) CMDB
5 4 (4.26%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (3.19%) Economics
6 3 (3.19%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.13%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.13%) NHS
8 1 (1.06%) CLARiiON
8 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.06%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.06%) PDA
8 1 (1.06%) Statistics
8 1 (1.06%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.06%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 59 (62.77%) Windows
2 39 (41.49%) Windows 7
3 13 (13.83%) Windows Server
4 12 (12.77%) Apple iOS
5 10 (10.64%) Windows XP
6 8 (8.51%) Linux
7 7 (7.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (6.38%) Unix
9 5 (5.32%) Windows 8
10 4 (4.26%) Windows 10
10 4 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (3.19%) Android
11 3 (3.19%) Mac OS X
11 3 (3.19%) MVS
12 2 (2.13%) Mac OS
12 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (2.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (46.81%) ITIL
2 11 (11.70%) ITIL V3
2 11 (11.70%) Migration
2 11 (11.70%) Service Management
3 10 (10.64%) Change Management
4 9 (9.57%) Data Migration
4 9 (9.57%) Incident Management
4 9 (9.57%) Time Management
5 7 (7.45%) Configuration Management
5 7 (7.45%) Validation
6 5 (5.32%) Asset Management
6 5 (5.32%) IT Asset Management
6 5 (5.32%) Line Management
7 4 (4.26%) ITSM
7 4 (4.26%) Patch Management
7 4 (4.26%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.19%) Identity Management
8 3 (3.19%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.19%) Project Management
8 3 (3.19%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.70%) C
2 8 (8.51%) Java
3 3 (3.19%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.19%) VBA
4 1 (1.06%) Ruby
4 1 (1.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (44.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (23.40%) Network+ Certification
3 20 (21.28%) MCP
4 18 (19.15%) MCSE
5 17 (18.09%) MCSA
6 14 (14.89%) CCNA
6 14 (14.89%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (11.70%) Degree
8 10 (10.64%) MCDST
9 9 (9.57%) MCTS
10 8 (8.51%) ACDT
10 8 (8.51%) ACHDS
10 8 (8.51%) ACTC
10 8 (8.51%) MCITP
10 8 (8.51%) MCSM
11 7 (7.45%) Security Cleared
12 6 (6.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (5.32%) DV Cleared
14 4 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (18.09%) SLA
2 1 (1.06%) Basel II
2 1 (1.06%) Basel III
2 1 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.06%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 26 (27.66%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.51%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (4.26%) WSUS
2 3 (3.19%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.13%) SCCM
3 2 (2.13%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 44 (46.81%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.83%) Apple
3 11 (11.70%) Cisco
4 10 (10.64%) Citrix
5 8 (8.51%) Lotus
5 8 (8.51%) Oracle
6 7 (7.45%) Remedy
7 5 (5.32%) HP
7 5 (5.32%) VMware
8 4 (4.26%) Dell
9 3 (3.19%) Becrypt
9 3 (3.19%) Lumension
9 3 (3.19%) Symantec
10 2 (2.13%) Equitrac
10 2 (2.13%) Google
10 2 (2.13%) IBM
10 2 (2.13%) WatchGuard
11 1 (1.06%) Adobe
11 1 (1.06%) EMC
11 1 (1.06%) Temenos
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