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 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CompTIA A+ Certification
UK
Rank 576 574 565
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 17 38 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.076% 0.094%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.36% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 13
Median daily rate £150 £130 £128
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £80 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £174 £240
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £178 £115
% change year-on-year
-15.49% +54.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 27
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.13 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.04% -10.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £8.95 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.28 £15.25 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £15.25 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-21.31% -3.29%

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
9162 10487 10169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.42% 20.97% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5845 6374 5931
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 494 478
Median hourly rate £29.00 £39.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.64% +108.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.54 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +105.12%

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 22 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 24 January 2017. 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 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 +1 14 £150 +15.38% 12
South East +15 7 £180 -
Birmingham - 3 £150 -
West Midlands - 3 £150 - 2
Yorkshire +16 2 - -
Leeds +15 2 - -
West Yorkshire +14 2 - -
Kent -11 2 - -
London -16 2 £110 -15.38% 5
Berkshire - 2 £180 -
Reading - 2 £180 -
Hampshire +8 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Romsey - 1 - -
Gatwick - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 £135 -
Croydon - 1 £105 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £135 -
Wales - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 £135 -

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 51 (71.83%) Windows
2 39 (54.93%) Windows 7
3 33 (46.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (38.03%) Microsoft
4 27 (38.03%) Active Directory
5 22 (30.99%) MS Office
5 22 (30.99%) MCP
6 20 (28.17%) ITIL
7 18 (25.35%) MS Excel
7 18 (25.35%) Network+ Certification
8 17 (23.94%) Cisco
8 17 (23.94%) MCSE
9 16 (22.54%) SLA
9 16 (22.54%) Management Information System
10 14 (19.72%) TCP/IP
10 14 (19.72%) MCSA
11 13 (18.31%) MCDST
11 13 (18.31%) Windows Server
12 12 (16.90%) Apple
12 12 (16.90%) Finance
13 11 (15.49%) Migration
13 11 (15.49%) Internet
13 11 (15.49%) Data Migration
14 10 (14.08%) Degree
14 10 (14.08%) Time Management
14 10 (14.08%) Data Centre
14 10 (14.08%) Lotus
14 10 (14.08%) CCNA
14 10 (14.08%) Citrix
14 10 (14.08%) Cisco Certification

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 10 (14.08%) IBM Notes
2 9 (12.68%) MS Exchange
3 6 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (30.99%) MS Office
2 18 (25.35%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.23%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.72%) TCP/IP
2 11 (15.49%) Internet
3 8 (11.27%) Wireless
4 7 (9.86%) Ethernet
5 5 (7.04%) DHCP
5 5 (7.04%) DNS
6 3 (4.23%) Firewall
6 3 (4.23%) Skype
6 3 (4.23%) VPN
7 1 (1.41%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.41%) LAN
7 1 (1.41%) NAS
7 1 (1.41%) Network Security
7 1 (1.41%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.41%) SAN
7 1 (1.41%) SSH
7 1 (1.41%) VLAN
7 1 (1.41%) VoIP
7 1 (1.41%) WAN
7 1 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) JIRA
General
1 12 (16.90%) Finance
2 6 (8.45%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.23%) Legal
4 2 (2.82%) Banking
4 2 (2.82%) Billing
4 2 (2.82%) Marketing
4 2 (2.82%) Military
5 1 (1.41%) Law
5 1 (1.41%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (25.35%) Analyst
1 18 (25.35%) Desktop Support
2 14 (19.72%) Support Engineer
3 12 (16.90%) Support Analyst
4 11 (15.49%) Deployment Engineer
5 8 (11.27%) Windows Deployment Engineer
5 8 (11.27%) Windows Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (9.86%) Desktop Analyst
6 7 (9.86%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 7 (9.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 6 (8.45%) Customer Engineer
8 5 (7.04%) Senior Desktop Support
8 5 (7.04%) Service Analyst
9 4 (5.63%) Desktop Support Team Leader
9 4 (5.63%) Desktop Team Leader
9 4 (5.63%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (5.63%) Support Team Leader
9 4 (5.63%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.54%) Management Information System
2 10 (14.08%) Data Centre
3 7 (9.86%) Blackberry
3 7 (9.86%) Client/Server
4 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (7.04%) Mathematics
5 5 (7.04%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (5.63%) Statistics
7 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
7 3 (4.23%) Driving Licence
8 2 (2.82%) CMDB
8 2 (2.82%) e-Learning
8 2 (2.82%) EPoS
8 2 (2.82%) Wiki
9 1 (1.41%) CCTV
9 1 (1.41%) Fat Client
9 1 (1.41%) NHS
9 1 (1.41%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 51 (71.83%) Windows
2 39 (54.93%) Windows 7
3 13 (18.31%) Windows Server
4 7 (9.86%) Apple iOS
5 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.23%) Windows 10
7 3 (4.23%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.23%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.82%) Linux
8 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.41%) Android
9 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.17%) ITIL
2 11 (15.49%) Data Migration
2 11 (15.49%) Migration
3 10 (14.08%) Time Management
4 9 (12.68%) Identity Management
5 7 (9.86%) Change Management
5 7 (9.86%) ITIL V3
5 7 (9.86%) Validation
6 5 (7.04%) Asset Management
6 5 (7.04%) Line Management
6 5 (7.04%) Service Delivery
6 5 (7.04%) Service Management
7 3 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (4.23%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.82%) Coaching
8 2 (2.82%) Document Management
8 2 (2.82%) IT Asset Management
8 2 (2.82%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (2.82%) Logistics
8 2 (2.82%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.86%) Java
2 4 (5.63%) C
3 3 (4.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (46.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (30.99%) MCP
3 18 (25.35%) Network+ Certification
4 17 (23.94%) MCSE
5 14 (19.72%) MCSA
6 13 (18.31%) MCDST
7 10 (14.08%) CCNA
7 10 (14.08%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (14.08%) Degree
8 8 (11.27%) MCITP
9 7 (9.86%) ACDT
9 7 (9.86%) ACHDS
9 7 (9.86%) ACTC
9 7 (9.86%) MCSM
10 6 (8.45%) MCTS
11 5 (7.04%) SC Cleared
11 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
12 4 (5.63%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (2.82%) CCENT
13 2 (2.82%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.54%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (38.03%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.86%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) WSUS
2 3 (4.23%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.82%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.82%) SCCM
4 1 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (38.03%) Microsoft
2 17 (23.94%) Cisco
3 12 (16.90%) Apple
4 10 (14.08%) Citrix
4 10 (14.08%) Lotus
5 7 (9.86%) Oracle
6 4 (5.63%) EMC
6 4 (5.63%) IBM
6 4 (5.63%) VMware
7 3 (4.23%) Equitrac
7 3 (4.23%) Symantec
8 2 (2.82%) HP
8 2 (2.82%) Huawei
8 2 (2.82%) Sophos
8 2 (2.82%) Xerox
9 1 (1.41%) Google
9 1 (1.41%) MobileIron
9 1 (1.41%) ProCurve
9 1 (1.41%) Remedy
9 1 (1.41%) Webroot
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