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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 596 531 567
Rank change year-on-year
-65 +36
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 47 79 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.15% 0.084%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 0.76% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 35 16
Median daily rate £154 £240 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.04% +140.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £94 £85 £80
10% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £550 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £169 £240 £100
% change year-on-year
-29.47% +140.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 17
Median hourly rate £15.25 £15.13 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.82% -11.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £13.00 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.14 £17.95 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+5.17% -22.66%

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
11556 10459 10565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.55% 19.29% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7154 6020 6146
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 533 544
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +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 31 May 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 31 May 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 -30 46 £154 -36.04% 8
South East -31 11 £175 -27.08% 3
East of England +13 10 £154 +46.19% 1
London -6 10 £130 +52.94% 2
Berkshire -2 6 - -
West Midlands -13 6 £243 +185.29%
Hertfordshire +11 5 £130 -
Norfolk +6 5 £159 +50.95% 1
Herefordshire - 5 £243 -
Bracknell - 5 - -
South West -6 4 £160 +88.23%
Hereford - 4 £243 -
City of London +40 3 £141 -13.23%
St Albans +1 3 - -
West Yorkshire +3 2 - -
Yorkshire -1 2 - -
Leeds -6 2 - -
Surrey -20 2 £175 -12.50%
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Dorset - 2 £140 -
Bournemouth - 2 £140 -
Northern Ireland +5 1 - -
Guildford +3 1 - -
East Sussex +2 1 - -
Belfast +1 1 - -
County Antrim +1 1 - -
Bristol -5 1 - -
Norwich -8 1 £185 +76.19%
Manchester -23 1 £200 -
North West -28 1 £200 -63.63%

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 47 (58.75%) Microsoft
2 44 (55.00%) Windows
3 43 (53.75%) ITIL
4 30 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (36.25%) Windows 7
6 26 (32.50%) Active Directory
6 26 (32.50%) MS Excel
7 21 (26.25%) MCP
8 20 (25.00%) MS Office
9 14 (17.50%) CCNA
9 14 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (15.00%) SLA
10 12 (15.00%) Finance
11 11 (13.75%) Network+ Certification
11 11 (13.75%) Migration
11 11 (13.75%) Data Migration
12 10 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 10 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (12.50%) ITIL V3
12 10 (12.50%) C
13 9 (11.25%) MCSE
13 9 (11.25%) Windows Server
13 9 (11.25%) Office 365
14 8 (10.00%) Windows XP
14 8 (10.00%) MS Exchange
14 8 (10.00%) LAN
14 8 (10.00%) Service Management
15 7 (8.75%) MCSA
15 7 (8.75%) Configuration Management
15 7 (8.75%) Security Cleared

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 8 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (3.75%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.50%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.25%) CMS
6 1 (1.25%) Node.js
6 1 (1.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 26 (32.50%) MS Excel
2 20 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.00%) LAN
2 6 (7.50%) VPN
3 5 (6.25%) Internet
4 4 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.75%) WAN
6 2 (2.50%) DNS
6 2 (2.50%) Intranet
6 2 (2.50%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.25%) DHCP
7 1 (1.25%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.25%) FTP
7 1 (1.25%) SAN
7 1 (1.25%) VoIP
7 1 (1.25%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (15.00%) Finance
2 6 (7.50%) Retail
3 3 (3.75%) Law
3 3 (3.75%) Marketing
3 3 (3.75%) Military
4 2 (2.50%) Back Office
4 2 (2.50%) Billing
4 2 (2.50%) Legal
4 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.25%) Publishing
5 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (22.50%) Analyst
2 12 (15.00%) Support Engineer
3 11 (13.75%) Desktop Support
3 11 (13.75%) Support Analyst
3 11 (13.75%) Windows Engineer
4 10 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
4 10 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
4 10 (12.50%) Windows Deployment Engineer
5 7 (8.75%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (7.50%) Help Desk Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) Service Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) Service Desk Support
7 5 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) Technical Support
8 4 (5.00%) Customer Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) ITIL Service Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) First Line Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.50%) CSS
1 2 (2.50%) HTML
2 1 (1.25%) Ajax
2 1 (1.25%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.25%) CGI
2 1 (1.25%) HTML5
2 1 (1.25%) jQuery
2 1 (1.25%) LESS
2 1 (1.25%) Sass
2 1 (1.25%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.50%) Mathematics
3 5 (6.25%) Blackberry
4 4 (5.00%) CMDB
4 4 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (5.00%) Wiki
5 2 (2.50%) NHS
6 1 (1.25%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.25%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.25%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.25%) PDA
6 1 (1.25%) Statistics
6 1 (1.25%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 44 (55.00%) Windows
2 29 (36.25%) Windows 7
3 9 (11.25%) Windows Server
4 8 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 6 (7.50%) Apple iOS
5 6 (7.50%) Windows 8
6 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.75%) Android
7 3 (3.75%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.50%) Linux
8 2 (2.50%) Mac OS
8 2 (2.50%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (53.75%) ITIL
2 11 (13.75%) Data Migration
2 11 (13.75%) Migration
3 10 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 8 (10.00%) Service Management
5 7 (8.75%) Configuration Management
6 6 (7.50%) Incident Management
7 5 (6.25%) Line Management
8 4 (5.00%) Asset Management
8 4 (5.00%) IT Asset Management
8 4 (5.00%) Patch Management
8 4 (5.00%) Time Management
9 3 (3.75%) Change Management
9 3 (3.75%) Problem Management
10 2 (2.50%) Project Management
10 2 (2.50%) Validation
11 1 (1.25%) Business Intelligence
11 1 (1.25%) CRM
11 1 (1.25%) E-Commerce
11 1 (1.25%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.50%) C
2 3 (3.75%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.75%) VBA
3 1 (1.25%) Java
3 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 30 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (26.25%) MCP
3 14 (17.50%) CCNA
3 14 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (13.75%) Network+ Certification
5 10 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 9 (11.25%) MCSE
7 7 (8.75%) MCITP
7 7 (8.75%) MCSA
7 7 (8.75%) Security Cleared
8 5 (6.25%) DV Cleared
9 4 (5.00%) Degree
10 3 (3.75%) MCDST
11 2 (2.50%) MCTS
11 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
12 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (1.25%) MCSM
12 1 (1.25%) Postgraduate
12 1 (1.25%) RHCE
12 1 (1.25%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) Basel II
2 1 (1.25%) Basel III
2 1 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 26 (32.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.00%) WSUS
2 2 (2.50%) SCCM
2 2 (2.50%) ZENworks
3 1 (1.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 47 (58.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.25%) Cisco
2 5 (6.25%) Citrix
2 5 (6.25%) HP
2 5 (6.25%) Remedy
3 4 (5.00%) Apple
3 4 (5.00%) Dell
4 3 (3.75%) Adobe
4 3 (3.75%) Becrypt
4 3 (3.75%) Lumension
5 2 (2.50%) Google
5 2 (2.50%) IBM
5 2 (2.50%) Lotus
6 1 (1.25%) Avaya
6 1 (1.25%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.25%) EMC
6 1 (1.25%) Epicor
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle
6 1 (1.25%) Symantec
6 1 (1.25%) Toshiba
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