The table below looks at the statistics for A+ Certification in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited A+ Certification over the 3 months to 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 117 118 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.043% 0.084% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.51% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£85 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £130 £112
% change year-on-year
+159.61% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £20.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-31.70% +41.37%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
426 392 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.26% 16.48% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 177 149
Average daily rate £350 £360 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 42 29
Average hourly rate £29.50 £26.62 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.80% -4.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.19 £12.45 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £62.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

A+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing A+ Certification across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

A+ Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

A+ Certification
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing A+ Certification across the West Midlands region.

A+ Certification Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

A+ Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing A+ Certification across the West Midlands region.

A+ Certification Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 7 (77.78%) MS Office
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (55.56%) MCP
2 5 (55.56%) MCSE
2 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 5 (55.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (33.33%) Wireless
4 2 (22.22%) DameWare
4 2 (22.22%) MCDST
4 2 (22.22%) MCITP
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) IBM Notes
4 2 (22.22%) Lotus
4 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (11.11%) Intel
5 1 (11.11%) NHS
5 1 (11.11%) CA
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) DHCP
5 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 1 (11.11%) VPN
5 1 (11.11%) DNS
5 1 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (11.11%) Informatics
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 1 (11.11%) Firewall
5 1 (11.11%) Electronics

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 2 (22.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (77.78%) MS Office
2 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 5 (55.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) VPN
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (11.11%) Electronics
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Support Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) Help Desk Support
1 5 (55.56%) Help Desk Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) Help Desk Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) PC Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Information Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) NHS
1 1 (11.11%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
1 1 (11.11%) Analytics
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (55.56%) MCP
2 5 (55.56%) MCSE
3 2 (22.22%) MCDST
3 2 (22.22%) MCITP
4 1 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) DameWare
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix
2 2 (22.22%) Lotus
3 1 (11.11%) CA
3 1 (11.11%) Intel
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