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 5 December 2016 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 579 571 568
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 48 66 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.58% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 20 25
Median daily rate £150 £143 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £80 £80
10% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £302 £238
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £165 £123
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +34.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 30 35
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.25 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-14.75% +12.96%

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
10279 11291 11931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.48% 20.64% 20.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6486 6815 6762
Median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.26% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 554 564
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.83 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.49% +53.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

A+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing A+ Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing A+ Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -12 44 £150 +7.14% 11
South East +16 13 £140 -45.63% 2
London -20 9 £140 - 5
East of England +15 8 £165 - 1
South West +14 7 - -
Norfolk - 6 £165 -
Hampshire +19 4 £128 - 1
Devon +5 4 - -
West Midlands -15 3 £150 +93.54% 1
Birmingham - 3 £150 -
Canary Wharf - 3 £160 -
Kent +3 2 - -
North East -35 2 £145 -
Tyne and Wear -38 2 £145 -
Cornwall - 2 - -
King's Lynn - 2 £165 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £135 - 1
Surrey +21 1 - - 1
Plymouth +13 1 - -
Milton Keynes +12 1 £150 -
Buckinghamshire +11 1 £150 -
Leeds +10 1 - -
West Yorkshire +5 1 - -
Yorkshire +5 1 - -
Sunderland -2 1 - -
Wales -3 1 - -
East Midlands -8 1 £110 -
Northampton -10 1 £110 -
Belfast -13 1 £135 -
County Antrim -13 1 £135 -

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing A+ Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 70 (75.27%) Windows
2 54 (58.06%) Windows 7
3 45 (48.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (37.63%) Active Directory
5 34 (36.56%) Microsoft
6 30 (32.26%) MS Office
7 29 (31.18%) Network+ Certification
8 28 (30.11%) ITIL
9 27 (29.03%) MCP
10 25 (26.88%) TCP/IP
11 23 (24.73%) Cisco
12 22 (23.66%) MCSE
12 22 (23.66%) MCSA
12 22 (23.66%) MS Excel
12 22 (23.66%) SLA
13 20 (21.51%) Finance
13 20 (21.51%) Windows Server
14 18 (19.35%) Management Information System
15 17 (18.28%) Apple
15 17 (18.28%) Internet
15 17 (18.28%) MCDST
16 16 (17.20%) Data Centre
17 15 (16.13%) Degree
17 15 (16.13%) Citrix
18 14 (15.05%) Wireless
18 14 (15.05%) Lotus
18 14 (15.05%) MS Exchange
18 14 (15.05%) IBM Notes
19 13 (13.98%) Migration
19 13 (13.98%) Time Management

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (15.05%) IBM Notes
1 14 (15.05%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 30 (32.26%) MS Office
2 22 (23.66%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Temenos Triple'A Plus
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.23%) Office 365
1 3 (3.23%) SaaS
2 1 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (26.88%) TCP/IP
2 17 (18.28%) Internet
3 14 (15.05%) Wireless
4 12 (12.90%) Ethernet
5 10 (10.75%) Firewall
6 9 (9.68%) DHCP
6 9 (9.68%) DNS
7 7 (7.53%) LAN
8 6 (6.45%) WAN
9 5 (5.38%) SAN
9 5 (5.38%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (3.23%) ADSL
10 3 (3.23%) Skype
10 3 (3.23%) WLAN
11 2 (2.15%) NAS
12 1 (1.08%) IP Telephony
12 1 (1.08%) Network Security
12 1 (1.08%) SSH
12 1 (1.08%) VLAN
12 1 (1.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Appium
1 1 (1.08%) Calabash
1 1 (1.08%) Capybara
1 1 (1.08%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.08%) Hudson
1 1 (1.08%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.08%) Maven
1 1 (1.08%) Selenium
1 1 (1.08%) Subversion
1 1 (1.08%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.08%) WATIR
General
1 20 (21.51%) Finance
2 7 (7.53%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.38%) Marketing
4 4 (4.30%) Billing
5 3 (3.23%) Banking
5 3 (3.23%) Legal
6 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.08%) Law
6 1 (1.08%) Military
6 1 (1.08%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (26.88%) Analyst
2 24 (25.81%) Desktop Support
3 19 (20.43%) Support Engineer
4 15 (16.13%) Support Analyst
5 11 (11.83%) Deployment Engineer
6 10 (10.75%) Service Analyst
7 9 (9.68%) Desktop Analyst
7 9 (9.68%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 9 (9.68%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (8.60%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (8.60%) Desktop Engineer
8 8 (8.60%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 8 (8.60%) Windows Deployment Engineer
8 8 (8.60%) Windows Engineer
9 7 (7.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 6 (6.45%) Customer Engineer
10 6 (6.45%) Senior Desktop Support
11 5 (5.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (5.38%) Desktop Support Team Leader
11 5 (5.38%) Desktop Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.23%) Middleware
2 1 (1.08%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.35%) Management Information System
2 16 (17.20%) Data Centre
3 12 (12.90%) Blackberry
4 10 (10.75%) Client/Server
5 9 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (5.38%) Driving Licence
7 4 (4.30%) Mathematics
7 4 (4.30%) Statistics
8 3 (3.23%) Computer Science
8 3 (3.23%) Economics
8 3 (3.23%) Private Cloud
8 3 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (3.23%) Wiki
9 2 (2.15%) CMDB
9 2 (2.15%) EPoS
10 1 (1.08%) CCTV
10 1 (1.08%) e-Learning
10 1 (1.08%) Fat Client
10 1 (1.08%) NHS
10 1 (1.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 70 (75.27%) Windows
2 54 (58.06%) Windows 7
3 20 (21.51%) Windows Server
4 11 (11.83%) Apple iOS
4 11 (11.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (7.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (6.45%) Linux
6 6 (6.45%) Unix
6 6 (6.45%) Windows 8
7 5 (5.38%) Windows 10
7 5 (5.38%) Windows XP
8 4 (4.30%) Mac OS X
8 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (3.23%) MVS
10 2 (2.15%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (30.11%) ITIL
2 13 (13.98%) Migration
2 13 (13.98%) Time Management
3 12 (12.90%) Change Management
4 11 (11.83%) Data Migration
4 11 (11.83%) Identity Management
5 10 (10.75%) Validation
6 8 (8.60%) ITIL V3
6 8 (8.60%) Service Delivery
6 8 (8.60%) Service Management
7 6 (6.45%) Asset Management
8 5 (5.38%) Incident Management
8 5 (5.38%) Line Management
9 4 (4.30%) ITSM
10 3 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (3.23%) Configuration Management
10 3 (3.23%) IT Asset Management
10 3 (3.23%) Load Balancing
10 3 (3.23%) PRINCE2
10 3 (3.23%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.90%) Java
2 4 (4.30%) C
2 4 (4.30%) SQL
3 1 (1.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 45 (48.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (31.18%) Network+ Certification
3 27 (29.03%) MCP
4 22 (23.66%) MCSA
4 22 (23.66%) MCSE
5 17 (18.28%) MCDST
6 15 (16.13%) Degree
7 13 (13.98%) MCTS
8 12 (12.90%) ACDT
8 12 (12.90%) ACHDS
8 12 (12.90%) ACTC
8 12 (12.90%) CCNA
8 12 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (12.90%) MCSM
9 11 (11.83%) MCITP
10 6 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (5.38%) SC Cleared
11 5 (5.38%) Security Cleared
12 4 (4.30%) ACSA
12 4 (4.30%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (23.66%) SLA
2 1 (1.08%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.08%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 35 (37.63%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.90%) Virtual Servers
3 6 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (6.45%) WSUS
2 4 (4.30%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.15%) SCCM
5 1 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 34 (36.56%) Microsoft
2 23 (24.73%) Cisco
3 17 (18.28%) Apple
4 15 (16.13%) Citrix
5 14 (15.05%) Lotus
6 12 (12.90%) Oracle
7 8 (8.60%) VMware
8 5 (5.38%) Symantec
9 4 (4.30%) EMC
9 4 (4.30%) Equitrac
9 4 (4.30%) IBM
10 3 (3.23%) Remedy
11 2 (2.15%) HP
11 2 (2.15%) Huawei
11 2 (2.15%) Juniper
11 2 (2.15%) Sophos
11 2 (2.15%) WatchGuard
11 2 (2.15%) Webroot
12 1 (1.08%) Google
12 1 (1.08%) ProCurve
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