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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 543 544 537
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 70 48 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.091% 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.67% 0.47% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 17 8
Average daily rate
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£150 £120 £114
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +5.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £88 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £250 £166
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £130 £112
% change year-on-year
+159.61% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 8
Average hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.62
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.29% +8.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.30 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.16 £22.75 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £20.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-31.70% +41.37%

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
10437 10204 8844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.69% 19.28% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6117 5810 4731
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 533 464 498
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.94 £44.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 -16 61 £140 +16.66% 19
London -14 28 £130 +18.18% 5
North West - 15 £538 - 1
East of England +7 8 £105 -12.50% 1
Manchester - 7 £575 -
Cheshire - 7 £488 - 1
South East -17 5 £240 +68.42% 5
Hertfordshire - 5 - -
Chester - 5 £488 - 1
Scotland +7 4 £356 - 1
Edinburgh - 4 £356 -
St Albans - 4 - -
Hampshire +3 3 £240 +50.00%
South West -6 3 £85 -15.00% 2
Croydon - 3 £180 - 1
Cambridgeshire -1 2 - - 1
Cambridge -5 2 - - 1
City of London -8 2 £120 -46.66% 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £123 -
Yorkshire - 2 £123 -
Wales - 2 £100 -
Uxbridge - 2 £160 -
Knutsford - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £123 -
Berkshire +14 1 - - 2
Basingstoke +6 1 - -
West Midlands -2 1 £85 - 3
Surrey -7 1 - - 2
South Wales - 1 - -
North Wales - 1 £100 -

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 70 (45.75%) ITIL
1 70 (45.75%) Microsoft
2 65 (42.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 57 (37.25%) Windows
4 41 (26.80%) MS Office
4 41 (26.80%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (26.80%) CCNA
5 38 (24.84%) Windows 7
6 36 (23.53%) MCP
6 36 (23.53%) Network+ Certification
7 31 (20.26%) MCSA
8 30 (19.61%) MCSE
9 28 (18.30%) MS Excel
10 27 (17.65%) LAN
11 26 (16.99%) CCNP
12 25 (16.34%) ITIL V3
13 24 (15.69%) SLA
14 23 (15.03%) Active Directory
15 21 (13.73%) Cisco
16 19 (12.42%) SQL
17 18 (11.76%) Office 365
18 17 (11.11%) MCITP
19 15 (9.80%) MCDST
19 15 (9.80%) Security Cleared
19 15 (9.80%) VPN
20 14 (9.15%) TCP/IP
21 13 (8.50%) Network Design
22 12 (7.84%) MS PowerPoint
22 12 (7.84%) Incident Management
22 12 (7.84%) Data Migration

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 5 (3.27%) SharePoint
1 5 (3.27%) Lync
2 2 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (1.31%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.65%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 41 (26.80%) MS Office
2 28 (18.30%) MS Excel
3 12 (7.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.31%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) SAP Business One
1 1 (0.65%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.76%) Office 365
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (17.65%) LAN
2 15 (9.80%) VPN
3 14 (9.15%) TCP/IP
4 9 (5.88%) Wireless
5 8 (5.23%) Firewall
5 8 (5.23%) DNS
6 7 (4.58%) WAN
6 7 (4.58%) DHCP
7 5 (3.27%) IP Telephony
7 5 (3.27%) VoIP
7 5 (3.27%) Cisco IPT
8 4 (2.61%) NAS
8 4 (2.61%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (2.61%) SAN
9 2 (1.31%) Internet
9 2 (1.31%) OSPF
9 2 (1.31%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.31%) Network Security
10 1 (0.65%) WebEx
10 1 (0.65%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.31%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.65%) DataStage
2 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 9 (5.88%) Finance
2 8 (5.23%) Law
2 8 (5.23%) Legal
3 5 (3.27%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.96%) Banking
4 3 (1.96%) Japanese Language
5 1 (0.65%) Electronics
5 1 (0.65%) Games
5 1 (0.65%) Military
Job Titles
1 33 (21.57%) Analyst
2 30 (19.61%) Support Engineer
3 21 (13.73%) Service Analyst
4 20 (13.07%) Service Desk Analyst
5 15 (9.80%) Desktop Support
6 12 (7.84%) Network Engineer
7 11 (7.19%) Help Desk Support
7 11 (7.19%) Deployment Engineer
8 10 (6.54%) Network Support
8 10 (6.54%) Help Desk Engineer
8 10 (6.54%) Help Desk Support Engineer
9 9 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
10 8 (5.23%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (5.23%) Technical Team Leader
10 8 (5.23%) Service Desk Team Leader
10 8 (5.23%) Team Leader
11 7 (4.58%) 1st Line Support
12 6 (3.92%) Customer Engineer
12 6 (3.92%) Support Analyst
13 5 (3.27%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.61%) LAMP
2 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (0.65%) HTML
2 1 (0.65%) .NET
2 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.65%) CSS
2 1 (0.65%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.23%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (3.92%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.27%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.61%) CMDB
6 3 (1.96%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.96%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.31%) GIS
7 2 (1.31%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.31%) NHS
7 2 (1.31%) Tandem
7 2 (1.31%) iPhone
7 2 (1.31%) iPad
8 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.65%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.65%) PDA
8 1 (0.65%) Derivative
8 1 (0.65%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 1 (0.65%) Statistics
8 1 (0.65%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 57 (37.25%) Windows
2 38 (24.84%) Windows 7
3 10 (6.54%) Linux
4 6 (3.92%) Windows XP
5 4 (2.61%) UNIX
6 3 (1.96%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.96%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.96%) Android
7 2 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (45.75%) ITIL
2 25 (16.34%) ITIL V3
3 13 (8.50%) Network Design
4 12 (7.84%) Incident Management
4 12 (7.84%) Data Migration
4 12 (7.84%) Migration
5 9 (5.88%) SIEM
6 8 (5.23%) Document Management
7 7 (4.58%) Information Security
7 7 (4.58%) Data Protection
7 7 (4.58%) PRINCE2
7 7 (4.58%) CRM
8 5 (3.27%) Service Management
9 4 (2.61%) Configuration Management
9 4 (2.61%) Problem Management
9 4 (2.61%) Fault Management
9 4 (2.61%) Web Development
10 3 (1.96%) Project Management
10 3 (1.96%) B2B
10 3 (1.96%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (12.42%) SQL
2 3 (1.96%) C
3 2 (1.31%) C#
4 1 (0.65%) C++
4 1 (0.65%) Java
4 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.65%) Scala
4 1 (0.65%) APL
Qualifications
1 65 (42.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (26.80%) CCNA
2 41 (26.80%) Cisco Certification
3 36 (23.53%) MCP
3 36 (23.53%) Network+ Certification
4 31 (20.26%) MCSA
5 30 (19.61%) MCSE
6 26 (16.99%) CCNP
7 17 (11.11%) MCITP
8 15 (9.80%) Security Cleared
8 15 (9.80%) MCDST
9 9 (5.88%) Degree
9 9 (5.88%) CISSP
9 9 (5.88%) MOS
10 5 (3.27%) CEH
11 4 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (2.61%) JNCIA
11 4 (2.61%) CCENT
12 3 (1.96%) SC Cleared
12 3 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (15.69%) SLA
2 6 (3.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (3.27%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.31%) BS7799
6 1 (0.65%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 23 (15.03%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.31%) Terminal Services
2 2 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.31%) DameWare
1 2 (1.31%) Backup Exec
1 2 (1.31%) SCCM
2 1 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (0.65%) ZENworks
2 1 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 70 (45.75%) Microsoft
2 21 (13.73%) Cisco
3 10 (6.54%) VMware
4 9 (5.88%) Remedy
4 9 (5.88%) ArcSight
5 8 (5.23%) Symantec
6 7 (4.58%) HP
7 6 (3.92%) Dell
7 6 (3.92%) Avaya
8 5 (3.27%) Citrix
9 4 (2.61%) Apple
10 3 (1.96%) IBM
10 3 (1.96%) Mitel
11 2 (1.31%) Altiris
11 2 (1.31%) Polycom
11 2 (1.31%) Teradata
11 2 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.31%) Oracle
11 2 (1.31%) Adobe
11 2 (1.31%) Sun
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