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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 559 529 573
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +44
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 55 49 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.093% 0.051%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.49% 0.54% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 19 7
Average daily rate
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£113 £135 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £82 £99 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £237
UK excluding London average daily rate £120 £210 £105
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +100.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 8
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 £12.77 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £18.24 £20.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £14.50 £12.75
% change year-on-year
+8.75% +13.72%

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
11229 9068 10300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.43% 17.20% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6204 5084 5339
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 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £547 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 418 624
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -15.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -13 50 £120 -7.69% 33
London +28 29 £110 -15.38% 8
South East -12 9 £130 -35.00% 9
Surrey -1 3 - - 6
Birmingham -2 3 - - 1
Scotland -10 3 £93 -17.41%
West Midlands -14 3 - - 1
City of London +18 2 £313 +131.48% 6
East Midlands +4 2 - - 2
Hampshire -18 2 - - 1
South West -28 2 £125 -56.89% 1
Horley - 2 - -
Berkshire +10 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire +7 1 £115 - 1
Cambridge -6 1 £115 -
Bristol -16 1 £125 -
East of England -30 1 £115 - 2
North West - 1 £125 - 7
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £130 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 1
Northampton - - - -
Norwich - - - - 1
Preston - - - - 1
Reading - - - - 2
Redhill - - - -
Redruth - - - - 1
Reigate - - - -

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 71 (68.93%) Microsoft
2 65 (63.11%) Windows
3 52 (50.49%) ITIL
4 49 (47.57%) Windows 7
5 40 (38.83%) MS Office
6 38 (36.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 31 (30.10%) Active Directory
8 30 (29.13%) Windows XP
9 29 (28.16%) MCP
10 25 (24.27%) MCSE
11 24 (23.30%) MS Excel
12 21 (20.39%) Blackberry
13 18 (17.48%) SLA
14 14 (13.59%) Cisco
14 14 (13.59%) MCSA
15 13 (12.62%) HP
16 12 (11.65%) Office 365
16 12 (11.65%) MCITP
16 12 (11.65%) Computer Science
17 9 (8.74%) Remedy
17 9 (8.74%) LAN
17 9 (8.74%) WAN
17 9 (8.74%) MS PowerPoint
17 9 (8.74%) CMDB
18 8 (7.77%) Data Protection
18 8 (7.77%) iPhone
18 8 (7.77%) Retail
18 8 (7.77%) TCP/IP
18 8 (7.77%) Management Information System
18 8 (7.77%) Finance

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 7 (6.80%) IBM Notes
2 5 (4.85%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.88%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.94%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.97%) Lync
5 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.97%) Node.js
5 1 (0.97%) IIS
5 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
Applications
1 40 (38.83%) MS Office
2 24 (23.30%) MS Excel
3 9 (8.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.91%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (2.91%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.94%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.74%) WAN
1 9 (8.74%) LAN
2 8 (7.77%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.85%) VPN
3 5 (4.85%) DNS
4 4 (3.88%) DHCP
4 4 (3.88%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (3.88%) VoIP
5 3 (2.91%) SAN
5 3 (2.91%) Internet
5 3 (2.91%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.94%) Wireless
6 2 (1.94%) NAS
7 1 (0.97%) PABX
7 1 (0.97%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.97%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.97%) FTP
7 1 (0.97%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.97%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.94%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.97%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.97%) Grunt
General
1 8 (7.77%) Finance
1 8 (7.77%) Retail
2 7 (6.80%) Banking
3 6 (5.83%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.88%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.88%) Back Office
5 3 (2.91%) Games
6 1 (0.97%) Publishing
6 1 (0.97%) Front Office
6 1 (0.97%) Legal
6 1 (0.97%) Billing
Job Titles
1 31 (30.10%) Analyst
2 21 (20.39%) Support Engineer
3 20 (19.42%) Service Analyst
3 20 (19.42%) Service Desk Analyst
4 16 (15.53%) Desktop Support
5 11 (10.68%) Deskside Support
6 10 (9.71%) Support Analyst
7 9 (8.74%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (6.80%) Help Desk Support
8 7 (6.80%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (6.80%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (5.83%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (5.83%) IT Support
10 5 (4.85%) Help Desk Support Engineer
10 5 (4.85%) Help Desk Engineer
10 5 (4.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (4.85%) Customer Engineer
11 4 (3.88%) Technical Support
11 4 (3.88%) Junior
11 4 (3.88%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.94%) HTML
1 2 (1.94%) HTML5
2 1 (0.97%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (0.97%) REST
2 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (0.97%) ExpressJS
2 1 (0.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (0.97%) .NET
2 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.97%) CSS
2 1 (0.97%) SOAP
2 1 (0.97%) Flash
2 1 (0.97%) Middleware
2 1 (0.97%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.39%) Blackberry
2 12 (11.65%) Computer Science
3 9 (8.74%) CMDB
4 8 (7.77%) iPhone
4 8 (7.77%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.88%) Thin Client
6 4 (3.88%) iPad
6 4 (3.88%) Smartphone
6 4 (3.88%) Fat Client
6 4 (3.88%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (2.91%) FMCG
7 3 (2.91%) E-Learning
8 2 (1.94%) EPoS
9 1 (0.97%) Chip and PIN
9 1 (0.97%) EFT
9 1 (0.97%) NHS
9 1 (0.97%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.97%) Statistics
9 1 (0.97%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 65 (63.11%) Windows
2 49 (47.57%) Windows 7
3 30 (29.13%) Windows XP
4 7 (6.80%) Mac OS X
4 7 (6.80%) Windows Vista
5 6 (5.83%) Mac OS
5 6 (5.83%) Windows 8
6 5 (4.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.85%) Apple iOS
6 5 (4.85%) Linux
7 3 (2.91%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (1.94%) UNIX
8 2 (1.94%) Android
8 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (50.49%) ITIL
2 8 (7.77%) Data Protection
3 7 (6.80%) Incident Management
4 5 (4.85%) Service Management
5 4 (3.88%) ITSM
6 3 (2.91%) Service Delivery
6 3 (2.91%) Migration
6 3 (2.91%) ITIL V3
6 3 (2.91%) Mentoring
7 2 (1.94%) ITIL V2
7 2 (1.94%) Problem Management
7 2 (1.94%) Investment Management
7 2 (1.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (1.94%) Asset Management
7 2 (1.94%) PRINCE2
8 1 (0.97%) CRM
8 1 (0.97%) BCP
8 1 (0.97%) MVC
8 1 (0.97%) Data Management
8 1 (0.97%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.91%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.97%) ActionScript
2 1 (0.97%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.97%) CoffeeScript
2 1 (0.97%) C
2 1 (0.97%) C#
2 1 (0.97%) Java
Qualifications
1 38 (36.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (28.16%) MCP
3 25 (24.27%) MCSE
4 14 (13.59%) MCSA
5 12 (11.65%) MCITP
6 7 (6.80%) Degree
6 7 (6.80%) MOS
6 7 (6.80%) CCNA
6 7 (6.80%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (5.83%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (3.88%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.94%) MCDST
9 2 (1.94%) MCTS
9 2 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.94%) HNC
9 2 (1.94%) NVQ Level 3
9 2 (1.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.97%) CCNP
10 1 (0.97%) CCENT
10 1 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (17.48%) SLA
2 1 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.97%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.97%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 31 (30.10%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.94%) XenApp
3 2 (1.94%) Terminal Server
3 2 (1.94%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.97%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.97%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (4.85%) SCCM
2 3 (2.91%) ZENworks
2 3 (2.91%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.97%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (0.97%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 71 (68.93%) Microsoft
2 14 (13.59%) Cisco
3 13 (12.62%) HP
4 9 (8.74%) Remedy
5 7 (6.80%) Lotus
5 7 (6.80%) Dell
5 7 (6.80%) Symantec
6 5 (4.85%) Apple
7 4 (3.88%) VMware
8 3 (2.91%) LANDesk
8 3 (2.91%) Bomgar
8 3 (2.91%) SAP
8 3 (2.91%) Citrix
9 2 (1.94%) Nokia
9 2 (1.94%) McAfee
9 2 (1.94%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.97%) Reuters
10 1 (0.97%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.97%) CQG
10 1 (0.97%) NetApp
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