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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 536 531 556
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +25
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 77 46 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.088% 0.059%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.66% 0.51% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 23 13
Average daily rate
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£128 £130 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.92% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £80 £90 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £167
UK excluding London average daily rate £125 £151 £125
% change year-on-year
-16.94% +20.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 19 7
Average hourly rate £15.77 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.13% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £11.48 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £18.58 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+12.64% +7.69%

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
11667 8979 9939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.99% 17.12% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6589 5120 5187
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 514 385 577
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.53 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -17.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 0 70 £128 +1.59% 19
London +18 37 £128 -1.92% 4
South East -13 16 £130 -35.16% 4
South West -36 5 £123 -31.94% 2
City of London +18 4 £313 - 1
East Midlands +5 4 - -
Hampshire -15 4 - -
Surrey -7 3 - - 3
North West - 3 £125 - 5
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Scotland - 3 £93 - 2
Berkshire +12 2 £139 -
Edinburgh - 2 - - 1
Horley - 2 - -
Reading +9 1 £139 -
Dorset -1 1 - -
Birmingham -9 1 - -
East of England -18 1 - - 3
West Midlands -22 1 - - 1
Bristol -25 1 £125 -29.57%
Camberley - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - - 5
Norwich - 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £120 - 1
Kent - 1 £130 - 1
Norfolk - 1 - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 87 (67.97%) Windows
2 82 (64.06%) Microsoft
3 67 (52.34%) Windows 7
4 57 (44.53%) ITIL
5 49 (38.28%) MS Office
5 49 (38.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 40 (31.25%) MCP
7 34 (26.56%) Active Directory
8 28 (21.88%) Windows XP
8 28 (21.88%) Blackberry
9 26 (20.31%) MCSE
10 25 (19.53%) MS Excel
11 24 (18.75%) SLA
12 21 (16.41%) MCITP
13 18 (14.06%) HP
14 16 (12.50%) Cisco
14 16 (12.50%) LAN
14 16 (12.50%) Windows Vista
15 14 (10.94%) MCSA
16 13 (10.16%) WAN
16 13 (10.16%) Computer Science
17 12 (9.38%) MOS
17 12 (9.38%) Office 365
18 11 (8.59%) MS PowerPoint
18 11 (8.59%) Mac OS
19 10 (7.81%) CMDB
19 10 (7.81%) IBM Notes
19 10 (7.81%) Dell
19 10 (7.81%) CCNA
19 10 (7.81%) Cisco Certification

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 10 (7.81%) IBM Notes
2 7 (5.47%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.47%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.78%) Lync
3 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.78%) Node.js
3 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 49 (38.28%) MS Office
2 25 (19.53%) MS Excel
3 11 (8.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.91%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (3.91%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (2.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.56%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.50%) LAN
2 13 (10.16%) WAN
3 10 (7.81%) Internet
4 7 (5.47%) DHCP
4 7 (5.47%) DNS
4 7 (5.47%) Wireless
5 6 (4.69%) TCP/IP
6 5 (3.91%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (3.91%) FTP
7 4 (3.13%) VPN
7 4 (3.13%) VoIP
8 2 (1.56%) SAN
9 1 (0.78%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.78%) NAS
9 1 (0.78%) PABX
9 1 (0.78%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.78%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.78%) VLAN
9 1 (0.78%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (0.78%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.78%) Grunt
General
1 10 (7.81%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.25%) Finance
3 7 (5.47%) Retail
4 5 (3.91%) Banking
5 4 (3.13%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.13%) Back Office
6 3 (2.34%) Games
7 1 (0.78%) Publishing
7 1 (0.78%) Front Office
7 1 (0.78%) Legal
7 1 (0.78%) Billing
7 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (27.34%) Analyst
2 25 (19.53%) Support Engineer
3 22 (17.19%) Desktop Support
4 20 (15.63%) Service Analyst
4 20 (15.63%) Service Desk Analyst
5 14 (10.94%) Support Analyst
6 13 (10.16%) Customer Engineer
7 12 (9.38%) Deskside Support
8 10 (7.81%) Help Desk Support
9 9 (7.03%) 3rd Line Support
9 9 (7.03%) 1st Line Support
10 8 (6.25%) IT Support
11 7 (5.47%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (5.47%) Desktop Engineer
12 6 (4.69%) Technical Support
12 6 (4.69%) Help Desk Analyst
12 6 (4.69%) IMAC Engineer
13 5 (3.91%) Microsoft Specialist
13 5 (3.91%) Junior
13 5 (3.91%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.56%) HTML
1 2 (1.56%) HTML5
2 1 (0.78%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (0.78%) REST
2 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (0.78%) ExpressJS
2 1 (0.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (0.78%) .NET
2 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.78%) CSS
2 1 (0.78%) SOAP
2 1 (0.78%) Flash
2 1 (0.78%) Middleware
2 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 28 (21.88%) Blackberry
2 13 (10.16%) Computer Science
3 10 (7.81%) CMDB
4 9 (7.03%) Smartphone
5 8 (6.25%) Thin Client
5 8 (6.25%) Fat Client
6 7 (5.47%) iPhone
7 5 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.91%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (3.91%) Smartcard
7 5 (3.91%) Management Information System
7 5 (3.91%) E-Learning
8 4 (3.13%) FMCG
8 4 (3.13%) iPad
9 1 (0.78%) Statistics
9 1 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.78%) EPoS
9 1 (0.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 87 (67.97%) Windows
2 67 (52.34%) Windows 7
3 28 (21.88%) Windows XP
4 16 (12.50%) Windows Vista
5 11 (8.59%) Mac OS
6 6 (4.69%) Apple iOS
6 6 (4.69%) Windows 8
7 5 (3.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.13%) Mac OS X
8 4 (3.13%) Linux
9 3 (2.34%) Android
9 3 (2.34%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (1.56%) UNIX
10 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (44.53%) ITIL
2 10 (7.81%) Migration
3 9 (7.03%) Data Migration
3 9 (7.03%) Data Protection
4 7 (5.47%) Incident Management
5 5 (3.91%) ITIL V3
6 4 (3.13%) Asset Management
6 4 (3.13%) Service Management
6 4 (3.13%) Service Delivery
6 4 (3.13%) ITSM
7 3 (2.34%) Network Design
8 2 (1.56%) PRINCE2
8 2 (1.56%) ITIL V2
8 2 (1.56%) Problem Management
8 2 (1.56%) Investment Management
9 1 (0.78%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (0.78%) Software Deployment
9 1 (0.78%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (0.78%) Line Management
9 1 (0.78%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.34%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.78%) ActionScript
2 1 (0.78%) CoffeeScript
2 1 (0.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 49 (38.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (31.25%) MCP
3 26 (20.31%) MCSE
4 21 (16.41%) MCITP
5 14 (10.94%) MCSA
6 12 (9.38%) MOS
7 10 (7.81%) CCNA
7 10 (7.81%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (6.25%) Degree
9 7 (5.47%) Network+ Certification
10 6 (4.69%) MCDST
11 5 (3.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (3.13%) HNC
13 3 (2.34%) CCNP
14 2 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (1.56%) MCTS
14 2 (1.56%) ACSP
15 1 (0.78%) NVQ Level 3
15 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (18.75%) SLA
2 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.78%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 34 (26.56%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.56%) XenApp
3 2 (1.56%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.78%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.78%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.78%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (3.13%) SCCM
2 2 (1.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.78%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (0.78%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 82 (64.06%) Microsoft
2 18 (14.06%) HP
3 16 (12.50%) Cisco
4 10 (7.81%) Dell
4 10 (7.81%) Lotus
5 7 (5.47%) Apple
5 7 (5.47%) Remedy
5 7 (5.47%) Citrix
6 6 (4.69%) VMware
7 5 (3.91%) CQG
7 5 (3.91%) Reuters
7 5 (3.91%) Bloomberg
8 4 (3.13%) Symantec
8 4 (3.13%) SAP
9 3 (2.34%) IBM
10 2 (1.56%) Nokia
10 2 (1.56%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.56%) BT
10 2 (1.56%) LANDesk
11 1 (0.78%) Bomgar
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