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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 524 541 521
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -20
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 85 47 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.086% 0.055%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.79% 0.45% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 11 7
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£240 £123 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+95.91% -43.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £80 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £295 £234
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £80 £110
% change year-on-year
+200.00% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 11
Average hourly rate £16.70 £17.25 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.18% +25.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.38 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £17.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%

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
10743 10554 8641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.27% 19.40% 18.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6053 6025 4623
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.46% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 520 535 468
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £24.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -19.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £51.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -21.73%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 74 £240 +95.91% 45
South East +13 29 £240 +200.00% 4
London +8 23 £148 -41.00% 14
Hampshire +15 17 £240 +242.85% 1
North West - 14 £550 - 7
Surrey - 8 £200 - 2
Manchester - 8 - - 3
Scotland - 5 £356 - 3
Edinburgh - 4 £356 -
City of London +17 3 £185 -17.77% 7
Berkshire -1 3 £285 +256.25%
Birmingham -8 3 - - 3
West Midlands -13 3 - - 3
Wales - 3 £100 - 2
Chester - 3 - - 1
Egham - 3 £140 -
Cheshire - 3 - - 1
Guildford - 3 £350 - 1
South West +9 2 - - 1
East of England -8 2 £103 +2.50% 1
Farnborough - 2 £140 -
North Wales - 2 £100 -
Havant - 2 - -
Reading - 2 - -
Camberley - 2 £260 -
Norfolk +4 1 £103 -
Slough -2 1 £285 +256.25%
Norwich -3 1 £103 -
Hertfordshire -5 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £100 - 5

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 72 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 66 (48.53%) ITIL
2 66 (48.53%) Windows
3 58 (42.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 47 (34.56%) Windows 7
5 37 (27.21%) MS Office
6 34 (25.00%) MCP
7 31 (22.79%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (22.79%) CCNA
8 30 (22.06%) Network+ Certification
9 28 (20.59%) LAN
10 27 (19.85%) MCSA
11 25 (18.38%) SLA
12 24 (17.65%) ITIL V3
12 24 (17.65%) MCITP
13 23 (16.91%) Cisco
13 23 (16.91%) MCSE
13 23 (16.91%) Active Directory
13 23 (16.91%) CCNP
14 20 (14.71%) MS Excel
15 18 (13.24%) Wireless
16 16 (11.76%) Migration
16 16 (11.76%) Data Migration
17 15 (11.03%) MCDST
17 15 (11.03%) VPN
18 14 (10.29%) Office 365
19 13 (9.56%) Incident Management
19 13 (9.56%) Network Design
19 13 (9.56%) Security Cleared
19 13 (9.56%) DNS

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 10 (7.35%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.88%) Lync
3 2 (1.47%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.74%) Orchard CMS
4 1 (0.74%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 37 (27.21%) MS Office
2 20 (14.71%) MS Excel
3 7 (5.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.47%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.29%) Office 365
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.74%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 28 (20.59%) LAN
2 18 (13.24%) Wireless
3 15 (11.03%) VPN
4 13 (9.56%) DNS
5 12 (8.82%) DHCP
6 10 (7.35%) IP Telephony
7 9 (6.62%) TCP/IP
8 8 (5.88%) Cisco IPT
9 7 (5.15%) Internet
10 6 (4.41%) Firewall
11 5 (3.68%) FTP
11 5 (3.68%) WAN
12 4 (2.94%) VoIP
12 4 (2.94%) SAN
12 4 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (2.94%) NAS
13 2 (1.47%) OSPF
13 2 (1.47%) Network Security
13 2 (1.47%) VLAN
13 2 (1.47%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 10 (7.35%) Finance
2 7 (5.15%) Law
2 7 (5.15%) Legal
3 3 (2.21%) Japanese Language
4 1 (0.74%) Banking
4 1 (0.74%) Games
4 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (23.53%) Analyst
2 26 (19.12%) Support Engineer
3 22 (16.18%) Desktop Support
4 18 (13.24%) Service Analyst
4 18 (13.24%) Service Desk Analyst
5 14 (10.29%) 1st Line Support
6 13 (9.56%) Help Desk Support
7 12 (8.82%) Customer Engineer
8 11 (8.09%) Network Engineer
8 11 (8.09%) Support Analyst
9 10 (7.35%) Network Support
10 9 (6.62%) Team Leader
10 9 (6.62%) Network Support Engineer
11 8 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
11 8 (5.88%) Help Desk Analyst
12 7 (5.15%) Help Desk Support Engineer
12 7 (5.15%) IT Support
12 7 (5.15%) Service Desk Team Leader
12 7 (5.15%) Deskside Support
12 7 (5.15%) Help Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.94%) LAMP
2 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (0.74%) Middleware
2 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.74%) CSS
2 1 (0.74%) HTML
2 1 (0.74%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.62%) Video Conferencing
2 8 (5.88%) Blackberry
3 6 (4.41%) CMDB
4 5 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.68%) Fat Client
4 5 (3.68%) Smartphone
4 5 (3.68%) Thin Client
4 5 (3.68%) Smartcard
5 2 (1.47%) FMCG
5 2 (1.47%) iPhone
5 2 (1.47%) Tandem
6 1 (0.74%) Statistics
6 1 (0.74%) Informatics
6 1 (0.74%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.74%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.74%) Handset
6 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.74%) GIS
6 1 (0.74%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 66 (48.53%) Windows
2 47 (34.56%) Windows 7
3 8 (5.88%) Linux
4 6 (4.41%) Android
4 6 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.68%) Windows Vista
5 5 (3.68%) Windows XP
6 4 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.21%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.47%) UNIX
8 2 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.74%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (48.53%) ITIL
2 24 (17.65%) ITIL V3
3 16 (11.76%) Migration
3 16 (11.76%) Data Migration
4 13 (9.56%) Incident Management
4 13 (9.56%) Network Design
5 9 (6.62%) Data Protection
6 7 (5.15%) Document Management
6 7 (5.15%) CRM
7 6 (4.41%) Information Security
7 6 (4.41%) SIEM
8 5 (3.68%) Service Management
9 4 (2.94%) PRINCE2
9 4 (2.94%) Fault Management
9 4 (2.94%) Problem Management
10 3 (2.21%) Coaching
10 3 (2.21%) QMS
10 3 (2.21%) B2B
11 2 (1.47%) Configuration Management
11 2 (1.47%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.09%) SQL
2 1 (0.74%) C
2 1 (0.74%) C#
2 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 58 (42.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (25.00%) MCP
3 31 (22.79%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (22.79%) CCNA
4 30 (22.06%) Network+ Certification
5 27 (19.85%) MCSA
6 24 (17.65%) MCITP
7 23 (16.91%) MCSE
7 23 (16.91%) CCNP
8 15 (11.03%) MCDST
9 13 (9.56%) Security Cleared
10 8 (5.88%) Degree
11 7 (5.15%) MOS
12 6 (4.41%) CISSP
13 4 (2.94%) IBM Certification
13 4 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (2.94%) SC Cleared
14 2 (1.47%) DV Cleared
14 2 (1.47%) DCSE
14 2 (1.47%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (18.38%) SLA
2 9 (6.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (5.88%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (1.47%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.47%) COBIT
5 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (16.91%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.47%) Terminal Services
2 2 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.47%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.47%) DameWare
1 2 (1.47%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.74%) SCCM
Vendors
1 72 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 23 (16.91%) Cisco
3 10 (7.35%) Citrix
4 9 (6.62%) HP
5 8 (5.88%) Remedy
6 6 (4.41%) VMware
6 6 (4.41%) ArcSight
7 5 (3.68%) Mitel
7 5 (3.68%) Dell
7 5 (3.68%) Reuters
7 5 (3.68%) Bloomberg
7 5 (3.68%) CQG
8 4 (2.94%) IBM
8 4 (2.94%) Symantec
8 4 (2.94%) Avaya
9 3 (2.21%) Adobe
10 2 (1.47%) SAP
10 2 (1.47%) Lotus
10 2 (1.47%) Apple
11 1 (0.74%) ServiceNow
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