Period
to 25 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for A+ Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

CompTIA A+ Certification
UK > England
6 months to
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 755 787 775
Rank change year-on-year +32 -12 +21
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 57 63 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.069% 0.069% 0.052%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.36% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 28
England median daily rate £213 £180 £144
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.06% +25.22% -3.36%
10th Percentile £131 £107 £107
90th Percentile £363 £314 £192
UK median daily rate £213 £180 £143
% change year-on-year +18.06% +26.32% -4.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 5
England median hourly rate £17.50 £15.43 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.45% -3.59% +6.67%
10th Percentile £13.65 £9.73 £12.65
90th Percentile £22.25 £17.50 £29.86
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -1.56% +10.34%

A+ Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 15,771 17,349 17,037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.96% 18.91% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,538 10,353 10,484
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £262
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 702 784 861
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.66 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £24.91 £30.00
% change year-on-year +40.53% -16.98% -0.68%

A+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing A+ Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for A+ Certification in England

A+ Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing A+ Certification in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for A+ Certification in England

A+ Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing A+ Certification in England over the 6 months to 25 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for A+ Certification in England

A+ Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for A+ Certification in England

A+ Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing A+ Certification in England over the 6 months to 25 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for A+ Certification in England

A+ Certification
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 25 June 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +42 26 £269 +58.09% 2
North of England +25 8 £186 +101.35% 1
East of England 0 7 £173 - 1
Midlands +18 6 £90 -67.27% 3
South West -24 6 £165 - 1
North West +21 4 - - 1
East Midlands +28 3 £90 -67.27% 3
West Midlands +10 3 - -
South East +2 3 - -
Yorkshire +14 2 £263 -
North East - 2 £110 -
A+ Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing A+ Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 34 (59.65%) Windows
2 30 (52.63%) Active Directory
3 29 (50.88%) Microsoft
3 29 (50.88%) ITIL
4 28 (49.12%) Microsoft Office
5 24 (42.11%) Windows 7
6 22 (38.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (35.09%) Windows 10
8 19 (33.33%) Office 365
9 16 (28.07%) MCSA
9 16 (28.07%) ITSM
10 14 (24.56%) MCP
11 13 (22.81%) TCP/IP
11 13 (22.81%) DNS
11 13 (22.81%) SCCM
12 11 (19.30%) Finance
13 10 (17.54%) Network+ Certification
13 10 (17.54%) DHCP
13 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Excel
13 10 (17.54%) Apple
13 10 (17.54%) ServiceNow
13 10 (17.54%) Problem-Solving
14 9 (15.79%) Windows 8
14 9 (15.79%) Cisco
15 8 (14.04%) Management Information System
15 8 (14.04%) Legal
15 8 (14.04%) MCDST
15 8 (14.04%) MCSE
15 8 (14.04%) MS Exchange
15 8 (14.04%) PowerShell

A+ Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 8 (14.04%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.77%) Skype for Business
3 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.51%) Confluence
4 2 (3.51%) IIS
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 28 (49.12%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (8.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (33.33%) Office 365
2 2 (3.51%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.75%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.75%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.81%) DNS
1 13 (22.81%) TCP/IP
2 10 (17.54%) DHCP
3 6 (10.53%) HTTP
3 6 (10.53%) Remote Desktop
4 5 (8.77%) Internet
4 5 (8.77%) Skype
5 4 (7.02%) WAN
5 4 (7.02%) Wireless
6 3 (5.26%) LAN
6 3 (5.26%) VPN
7 2 (3.51%) Ethernet
7 2 (3.51%) Firewall
7 2 (3.51%) SMTP
7 2 (3.51%) SNMP
7 2 (3.51%) VoIP
7 2 (3.51%) WebEx
8 1 (1.75%) ADSL
8 1 (1.75%) FTP
8 1 (1.75%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Hudson
1 2 (3.51%) MSI
2 1 (1.75%) JIRA
General
1 11 (19.30%) Finance
2 8 (14.04%) Legal
3 7 (12.28%) Banking
4 5 (8.77%) Marketing
5 2 (3.51%) Law
5 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (43.86%) Desktop Support
2 15 (26.32%) Analyst
3 10 (17.54%) Desktop Engineer
4 9 (15.79%) IT Support
4 9 (15.79%) Support Engineer
5 8 (14.04%) Service Analyst
6 7 (12.28%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 7 (12.28%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (12.28%) Support Analyst
7 6 (10.53%) IT Analyst
8 5 (8.77%) Support Technician
9 4 (7.02%) Desktop Analyst
9 4 (7.02%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 4 (7.02%) Desktop Support Technician
9 4 (7.02%) Desktop Technician
10 3 (5.26%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 3 (5.26%) Desktop Administrator
10 3 (5.26%) Desktop Specialist
10 3 (5.26%) Financial Analyst
10 3 (5.26%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Management Information System
2 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.28%) User Experience
3 5 (8.77%) Blackberry
3 5 (8.77%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (7.02%) Fat Client
4 4 (7.02%) iPad
4 4 (7.02%) iPhone
4 4 (7.02%) Thin Client
5 3 (5.26%) Data Centre
5 3 (5.26%) Driving Licence
5 3 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (3.51%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.51%) Wiki
7 1 (1.75%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.75%) NHS
7 1 (1.75%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 34 (59.65%) Windows
2 24 (42.11%) Windows 7
3 20 (35.09%) Windows 10
4 9 (15.79%) Windows 8
5 8 (14.04%) Android
6 7 (12.28%) Apple iOS
7 6 (10.53%) Windows Server
8 4 (7.02%) Linux
8 4 (7.02%) Mac OS
8 4 (7.02%) Mac OS X
9 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.75%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.88%) ITIL
2 16 (28.07%) ITSM
3 10 (17.54%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (14.04%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (12.28%) Application Packaging
5 7 (12.28%) Asset Management
5 7 (12.28%) Service Management
6 6 (10.53%) Matrix Organization
6 6 (10.53%) Task Automation
7 5 (8.77%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (8.77%) Time Management
8 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
9 3 (5.26%) Break/Fix
9 3 (5.26%) Fintech
9 3 (5.26%) Incident Management
9 3 (5.26%) IT Asset Management
9 3 (5.26%) Mathematics
9 3 (5.26%) Migration
9 3 (5.26%) Service Delivery
10 2 (3.51%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.04%) PowerShell
2 6 (10.53%) VBScript
3 1 (1.75%) C
3 1 (1.75%) Java
3 1 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (38.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (28.07%) MCSA
3 14 (24.56%) MCP
4 10 (17.54%) Network+ Certification
5 8 (14.04%) Degree
5 8 (14.04%) MCDST
5 8 (14.04%) MCSE
6 5 (8.77%) CCNA
6 5 (8.77%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (7.02%) ECDL
7 4 (7.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (5.26%) CNE
8 3 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (5.26%) MCITP
8 3 (5.26%) Novell Certification
9 2 (3.51%) ACDT
9 2 (3.51%) ACHDS
9 2 (3.51%) ACTC
9 2 (3.51%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.26%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.51%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.75%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (22.81%) SCCM
2 6 (10.53%) Perfmon
2 6 (10.53%) WMI
3 5 (8.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (3.51%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 29 (50.88%) Microsoft
2 10 (17.54%) Apple
2 10 (17.54%) ServiceNow
3 9 (15.79%) Cisco
4 6 (10.53%) Dell
5 4 (7.02%) Remedy
6 3 (5.26%) Citrix
6 3 (5.26%) HP
6 3 (5.26%) VMware
7 2 (3.51%) Bomgar
7 2 (3.51%) TOWER Software
8 1 (1.75%) NETGEAR
8 1 (1.75%) Samsung
8 1 (1.75%) Sophos
8 1 (1.75%) Symantec