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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 127 122 113
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 7 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.040% 0.086%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.12% 0.20% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £225 £85 £80
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+164.70% +6.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £240 £100
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +140.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.28 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+5.17% -22.66%
A+ Certification
England

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
623 491 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.62% 19.44% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 287 203
Median daily rate £375 £340 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £200 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 39 40
Median hourly rate £18.28 £29.41 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.86% +30.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £13.45 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

A+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing A+ Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing A+ Certification across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

A+ Certification Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
Herefordshire - 5 £243 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Dudley - 1 £80 -
A+ Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (57.14%) DV Cleared
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 3 (42.86%) Lumension
2 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) MCSE
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) CCNA
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) Becrypt
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (28.57%) Military
4 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow
4 1 (14.29%) Android
4 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 1 (14.29%) Google
4 1 (14.29%) MCITP
4 1 (14.29%) Wiki
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Internet
4 1 (14.29%) MCSA
4 1 (14.29%) IT Asset Management
4 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (14.29%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 1 (14.29%) Multi-Factor Authentication

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

Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
General
1 2 (28.57%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Support Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Technical Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Technical Support
1 3 (42.86%) Technical Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Service Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Deployment Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
1 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
2 1 (14.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
2 1 (14.29%) IT Asset Management
2 1 (14.29%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Two-Factor Authentication
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) DV Cleared
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) CCNA
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) MCSE
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (14.29%) MCITP
4 1 (14.29%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Becrypt
1 3 (42.86%) Lumension
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Google
2 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow