Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 756 780 742
Rank change year-on-year +24 -38 -18
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 75 93 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.080% 0.095% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.46% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 42 44
England median daily rate £160 £143 £143
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.28% - +14.00%
10th Percentile £125 £103 £83
90th Percentile £318 £180 £427
UK median daily rate £150 £148 £143
% change year-on-year +1.69% +3.51% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 25 48
England median hourly rate £13.43 £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.27% -14.75% -3.30%
10th Percentile £10.70 £10.60 £11.25
90th Percentile £29.29 £17.15 £16.71
UK median hourly rate £14.93 £13.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +14.81% -14.75% -3.30%

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 17630 20111 20842
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.78% 20.49% 19.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10825 12536 12686
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
10th Percentile £230 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £593 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 829 779 1000
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.49% +10.87% +21.05%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.73 £49.19
UK median hourly rate £26.35 £26.25 £24.41
% change year-on-year +0.36% +7.55% +28.46%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -13 30 £185 +27.59% 5
South East +13 17 £155 +34.78% 1
South West +14 11 £160 -
East of England -27 9 £145 -12.12% 1
North of England +67 6 - - 2
Yorkshire +24 3 - -
West Midlands +32 2 - - 1
Midlands +19 2 - - 1
North West - 2 - - 2
North East +65 1 - -
A+ Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 across the England region with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 56 (74.67%) Windows
2 55 (73.33%) Microsoft Office
3 47 (62.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 41 (54.67%) Active Directory
5 40 (53.33%) Microsoft
6 32 (42.67%) Windows 7
7 31 (41.33%) ITIL
8 27 (36.00%) MCP
9 25 (33.33%) MCSE
9 25 (33.33%) TCP/IP
9 25 (33.33%) Network+ Certification
10 22 (29.33%) Apple iOS
11 21 (28.00%) Management Information System
12 20 (26.67%) Finance
13 19 (25.33%) MCSA
14 18 (24.00%) Wireless
15 17 (22.67%) LAN
15 17 (22.67%) Office 365
15 17 (22.67%) Degree
16 16 (21.33%) MCDST
16 16 (21.33%) Internet
17 15 (20.00%) Apple
17 15 (20.00%) Citrix
18 13 (17.33%) Change Management
19 12 (16.00%) Blackberry
19 12 (16.00%) Dell
19 12 (16.00%) Java
19 12 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
19 12 (16.00%) Time Management
20 11 (14.67%) MCSM

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 11 (14.67%) IBM Notes
1 11 (14.67%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.00%) IIS
2 6 (8.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 55 (73.33%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (12.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.33%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.33%) Eikon
2 1 (1.33%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 17 (22.67%) Office 365
2 4 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 25 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 18 (24.00%) Wireless
3 17 (22.67%) LAN
4 16 (21.33%) Internet
5 11 (14.67%) DNS
5 11 (14.67%) Ethernet
6 6 (8.00%) DHCP
6 6 (8.00%) WAN
7 5 (6.67%) VPN
8 4 (5.33%) iSCSI
8 4 (5.33%) Network Security
8 4 (5.33%) Skype
8 4 (5.33%) WebEx
9 2 (2.67%) Firewall
9 2 (2.67%) IPv6
9 2 (2.67%) PBX
9 2 (2.67%) SMTP
9 2 (2.67%) VoIP
9 2 (2.67%) WLAN
10 1 (1.33%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.33%) SQL Server
1 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (2.67%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.33%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Git (software)
General
1 20 (26.67%) Finance
2 8 (10.67%) Telecoms
3 7 (9.33%) Banking
4 3 (4.00%) Billing
4 3 (4.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.00%) Military
5 2 (2.67%) Back Office
5 2 (2.67%) Electronics
5 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.67%) Marketing
6 1 (1.33%) Front Office
6 1 (1.33%) German Language
6 1 (1.33%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (38.67%) Desktop Support
2 20 (26.67%) Analyst
3 17 (22.67%) Support Engineer
4 14 (18.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (16.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 12 (16.00%) Support Analyst
6 10 (13.33%) IT Support
7 7 (9.33%) Desktop Analyst
7 7 (9.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 7 (9.33%) Service Analyst
7 7 (9.33%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (8.00%) Deskside Engineer
8 6 (8.00%) Deskside Support
8 6 (8.00%) Deskside Support Engineer
8 6 (8.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 5 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (6.67%) Desktop Technician
9 5 (6.67%) IT Analyst
9 5 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (5.33%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.00%) Web Services
2 2 (2.67%) XMPP
3 1 (1.33%) .NET
3 1 (1.33%) Middleware
3 1 (1.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (28.00%) Management Information System
2 12 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (16.00%) Blackberry
3 11 (14.67%) Client/Server
4 7 (9.33%) Data Centre
5 6 (8.00%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (4.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.00%) Driving Licence
6 3 (4.00%) e-Learning
6 3 (4.00%) iPhone
6 3 (4.00%) Wiki
7 2 (2.67%) NHS
7 2 (2.67%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.33%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.33%) Derivative
8 1 (1.33%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.33%) Market Risk
8 1 (1.33%) Replication
8 1 (1.33%) Social Media
8 1 (1.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 56 (74.67%) Windows
2 32 (42.67%) Windows 7
3 22 (29.33%) Apple iOS
4 9 (12.00%) Windows 10
4 9 (12.00%) Windows Server
5 8 (10.67%) Windows XP
6 7 (9.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (8.00%) Android
7 6 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (6.67%) Mac OS X
9 4 (5.33%) Linux
10 3 (4.00%) Mac OS
10 3 (4.00%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.67%) Ubuntu
11 2 (2.67%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (41.33%) ITIL
2 13 (17.33%) Change Management
3 12 (16.00%) Time Management
4 11 (14.67%) Validation
5 9 (12.00%) Break/Fix
6 8 (10.67%) Mathematics
7 7 (9.33%) Service Management
8 6 (8.00%) Software License Management
8 6 (8.00%) Software Licensing
9 5 (6.67%) Asset Management
9 5 (6.67%) Identity Management
9 5 (6.67%) ITIL V3
10 4 (5.33%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (5.33%) Workflow
11 3 (4.00%) Analytics
11 3 (4.00%) Coaching
11 3 (4.00%) Document Management
11 3 (4.00%) IT Asset Management
11 3 (4.00%) Process Improvement
11 3 (4.00%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.00%) Java
2 7 (9.33%) SQL
3 6 (8.00%) C
4 5 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.33%) C#
5 1 (1.33%) Scala
5 1 (1.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 47 (62.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (36.00%) MCP
3 25 (33.33%) MCSE
3 25 (33.33%) Network+ Certification
4 19 (25.33%) MCSA
5 17 (22.67%) Degree
6 16 (21.33%) MCDST
7 11 (14.67%) ACDT
7 11 (14.67%) ACHDS
7 11 (14.67%) ACTC
7 11 (14.67%) MCSM
8 8 (10.67%) DCSE
8 8 (10.67%) Security Cleared
9 7 (9.33%) CCNA
9 7 (9.33%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (9.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (8.00%) CompTIA Security+
10 6 (8.00%) MCITP
10 6 (8.00%) SC Cleared
10 6 (8.00%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.00%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (54.67%) Active Directory
2 11 (14.67%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (5.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (12.00%) SCCM
2 4 (5.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.67%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.67%) DameWare
3 2 (2.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 15 (20.00%) Apple
2 15 (20.00%) Citrix
3 12 (16.00%) Dell
4 11 (14.67%) Lotus
4 11 (14.67%) Oracle
5 8 (10.67%) Cisco
6 6 (8.00%) HP
7 5 (6.67%) VMware
8 4 (5.33%) Xerox
9 3 (4.00%) Remedy
10 2 (2.67%) Avaya
10 2 (2.67%) BT
10 2 (2.67%) Google
10 2 (2.67%) Samsung
10 2 (2.67%) SAP
10 2 (2.67%) Siemens
10 2 (2.67%) Sophos
11 1 (1.33%) Kaspersky
11 1 (1.33%) ServiceNow