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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 535 517 515
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -2
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 48 36 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.075% 0.054%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.40% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 10
Average daily rate
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£140 £130 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £90 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £268 £168
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £125 £120
% change year-on-year
+44.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 7
Average hourly rate £15.77 £15.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.40% +27.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.53 £20.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £15.13 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+4.26% +26.04%

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
10280 9096 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.15% 18.89% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5979 4931 4211
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 411 548
Average hourly rate £19.45 £19.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -7 43 £140 +7.69% 26
London +6 22 £135 - 11
South East -6 7 £115 - 7
City of London - 6 £155 - 4
West Midlands 0 4 £195 +11.42% 2
South West -14 4 - - 2
Scotland -7 3 - -
East of England 0 2 - - 2
Surrey -4 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 £115 - 4
Manchester - 2 - - 1
Farnborough - 2 £115 -
North West - 2 - - 1
Reading 0 1 - - 2
Edinburgh -4 1 - -
Berkshire -4 1 - - 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Norfolk - - - - 1
Norwich - - - -
Loughton - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Cornwall - - - - 1
Derbyshire - - - -

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 92 (73.02%) Windows
2 79 (62.70%) Microsoft
3 70 (55.56%) Windows 7
4 57 (45.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 51 (40.48%) ITIL
6 46 (36.51%) MS Office
7 33 (26.19%) MCP
7 33 (26.19%) MCITP
8 32 (25.40%) MCSE
9 28 (22.22%) SLA
10 23 (18.25%) Active Directory
10 23 (18.25%) Blackberry
11 22 (17.46%) MS Excel
11 22 (17.46%) Migration
11 22 (17.46%) Data Migration
12 21 (16.67%) Wireless
13 19 (15.08%) Windows Vista
14 17 (13.49%) HP
14 17 (13.49%) LAN
15 16 (12.70%) CMDB
15 16 (12.70%) Data Protection
16 14 (11.11%) Cisco
16 14 (11.11%) Internet
16 14 (11.11%) Smartphone
17 13 (10.32%) Citrix
18 12 (9.52%) MCDST
18 12 (9.52%) Dell
18 12 (9.52%) DHCP
18 12 (9.52%) DNS
19 11 (8.73%) SharePoint

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 11 (8.73%) SharePoint
2 9 (7.14%) IBM Notes
3 7 (5.56%) MS Exchange
4 6 (4.76%) Lync
5 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 46 (36.51%) MS Office
2 22 (17.46%) MS Excel
3 11 (8.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.97%) AutoCAD
4 5 (3.97%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.59%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) assyst
1 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.59%) Office 365
2 1 (0.79%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 21 (16.67%) Wireless
2 17 (13.49%) LAN
3 14 (11.11%) Internet
4 12 (9.52%) DHCP
4 12 (9.52%) DNS
5 10 (7.94%) FTP
6 8 (6.35%) WAN
6 8 (6.35%) IP Telephony
7 7 (5.56%) VPN
8 6 (4.76%) Cisco IPT
9 3 (2.38%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (2.38%) VLAN
10 1 (0.79%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.79%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.59%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (7.94%) Finance
2 8 (6.35%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.17%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.38%) Banking
5 2 (1.59%) Back Office
6 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (26.19%) Analyst
1 33 (26.19%) Desktop Support
2 22 (17.46%) Customer Engineer
3 19 (15.08%) Support Analyst
4 17 (13.49%) Deskside Support
5 16 (12.70%) Support Engineer
6 15 (11.90%) Help Desk Support
7 13 (10.32%) Service Desk Analyst
7 13 (10.32%) Service Analyst
8 12 (9.52%) 1st Line Support
9 10 (7.94%) Help Desk Analyst
9 10 (7.94%) Help Desk Support Analyst
10 8 (6.35%) IT Support
10 8 (6.35%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 6 (4.76%) IMAC Engineer
11 6 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
12 5 (3.97%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 5 (3.97%) Technical Support
12 5 (3.97%) 2nd Line Support
12 5 (3.97%) Help Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.25%) Blackberry
2 16 (12.70%) CMDB
3 14 (11.11%) Smartphone
4 11 (8.73%) Thin Client
4 11 (8.73%) Fat Client
5 10 (7.94%) Smartcard
6 8 (6.35%) Computer Science
7 7 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (4.76%) FMCG
9 5 (3.97%) E-Learning
10 4 (3.17%) iPad
10 4 (3.17%) iPhone
11 3 (2.38%) Management Information System
12 2 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
13 1 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
13 1 (0.79%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 92 (73.02%) Windows
2 70 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 19 (15.08%) Windows Vista
4 11 (8.73%) Windows XP
4 11 (8.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (7.14%) Mac OS
6 8 (6.35%) Windows 8
7 7 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.97%) Apple iOS
9 4 (3.17%) Android
10 3 (2.38%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.79%) Linux
12 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (40.48%) ITIL
2 22 (17.46%) Migration
2 22 (17.46%) Data Migration
3 16 (12.70%) Data Protection
4 7 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 4 (3.17%) Problem Management
5 4 (3.17%) Asset Management
5 4 (3.17%) Service Management
5 4 (3.17%) Service Delivery
5 4 (3.17%) ITSM
6 3 (2.38%) ITIL V3
7 2 (1.59%) Coaching
7 2 (1.59%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (1.59%) Investment Management
7 2 (1.59%) QMS
7 2 (1.59%) Network Design
8 1 (0.79%) Software Testing
8 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2
8 1 (0.79%) Configuration Management
8 1 (0.79%) BCP
Qualifications
1 57 (45.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (26.19%) MCP
2 33 (26.19%) MCITP
3 32 (25.40%) MCSE
4 12 (9.52%) MCDST
5 11 (8.73%) Network+ Certification
6 9 (7.14%) MCSA
7 8 (6.35%) Degree
7 8 (6.35%) MOS
8 7 (5.56%) CCNA
8 7 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (3.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (3.17%) HNC
11 3 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (2.38%) Security Cleared
12 2 (1.59%) ACSP
12 2 (1.59%) SC Cleared
12 2 (1.59%) IBM Certification
12 2 (1.59%) CCNP
12 2 (1.59%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (22.22%) SLA
2 7 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (4.76%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (1.59%) COBIT
4 2 (1.59%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 23 (18.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.59%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.79%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.79%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.79%) XenApp
4 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (1.59%) SCCM
1 2 (1.59%) DameWare
1 2 (1.59%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.79%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 79 (62.70%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.49%) HP
3 14 (11.11%) Cisco
4 13 (10.32%) Citrix
5 12 (9.52%) Dell
6 10 (7.94%) CQG
6 10 (7.94%) Reuters
6 10 (7.94%) Bloomberg
7 9 (7.14%) Lotus
8 6 (4.76%) Remedy
8 6 (4.76%) SAP
9 5 (3.97%) VMware
9 5 (3.97%) IBM
9 5 (3.97%) Apple
10 3 (2.38%) Adobe
11 2 (1.59%) Symantec
11 2 (1.59%) Mitel
11 2 (1.59%) BT
12 1 (0.79%) Google
12 1 (0.79%) EMC
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