Period
to 23 October 2018

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 23 October 2018 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 761 787 774
Rank change year-on-year +26 -13 -27
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 94 66 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.099% 0.072% 0.096%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.54% 0.38% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 39 46
England median daily rate £155 £160 £148
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +8.47% +20.41%
10th Percentile £128 £125 £97
90th Percentile £288 £316 £214
UK median daily rate £158 £150 £150
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 9 19
England median hourly rate £16.01 £13.85 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.58% -9.18% -
10th Percentile £13.20 £11.75 £11.80
90th Percentile £18.64 £30.34 £17.68
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +9.38% +4.92% -

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 17,507 17,399 20,514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.52% 18.88% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,372 10,640 12,788
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £250 £240 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £594
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 852 830 736
England median hourly rate £24.73 £25.92 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.57% +1.63% +12.09%
10th Percentile £12.57 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.78 £48.38
UK median hourly rate £24.98 £27.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year -9.16% +3.77% +10.42%

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 23 October 2018.

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
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 23 October 2018. 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 -5 28 £180 +8.76% 7
Midlands +5 18 £131 - 6
North of England -1 16 £225 - 19
West Midlands -8 16 £138 - 4
East of England +20 14 £230 +135.90% 3
South East -14 14 £155 -8.82% 12
North West -3 10 £225 - 17
Yorkshire -5 5 - - 2
South West -23 4 £130 -18.75% 2
East Midlands - 2 £125 - 2
North East -2 1 - -
A+ Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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 60 (63.83%) Windows
2 56 (59.57%) Microsoft
3 51 (54.26%) Microsoft Office
4 41 (43.62%) Active Directory
5 38 (40.43%) Apple
6 34 (36.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 31 (32.98%) ITIL
8 30 (31.91%) Office 365
8 30 (31.91%) Windows 10
9 28 (29.79%) Apple iOS
9 28 (29.79%) ITSM
10 26 (27.66%) ServiceNow
11 25 (26.60%) Windows 7
12 24 (25.53%) SCCM
13 22 (23.40%) Android
14 21 (22.34%) Mac OS
15 20 (21.28%) SLA
16 19 (20.21%) Asset Management
16 19 (20.21%) OneDrive
17 18 (19.15%) MCP
18 17 (18.09%) MCSA
18 17 (18.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 17 (18.09%) Analytical Skills
18 17 (18.09%) Break/Fix
19 16 (17.02%) Software Deployment
19 16 (17.02%) MCSE
20 15 (15.96%) Problem-Solving
21 14 (14.89%) Matrix Organization
21 14 (14.89%) Finance
21 14 (14.89%) Continuous Improvement

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 4 (4.26%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.19%) IBM Notes
2 3 (3.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.13%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.06%) WordPress
Applications
1 51 (54.26%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (6.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (5.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.13%) Acrobat
4 2 (2.13%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 30 (31.91%) Office 365
2 19 (20.21%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.06%) G Suite
3 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.06%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.77%) TCP/IP
2 11 (11.70%) DNS
2 11 (11.70%) LAN
2 11 (11.70%) WAN
3 7 (7.45%) DHCP
3 7 (7.45%) VPN
4 6 (6.38%) Internet
4 6 (6.38%) Remote Desktop
4 6 (6.38%) VoIP
5 3 (3.19%) Ethernet
5 3 (3.19%) Firewall
5 3 (3.19%) Wireless
6 2 (2.13%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (2.13%) SAN
6 2 (2.13%) Skype
6 2 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.13%) WLAN
7 1 (1.06%) FTP
7 1 (1.06%) SSL
7 1 (1.06%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.19%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
General
1 14 (14.89%) Finance
2 12 (12.77%) Marketing
3 5 (5.32%) Banking
3 5 (5.32%) Retail
4 4 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.19%) Electronics
5 3 (3.19%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.06%) Advertising
6 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.06%) Military
6 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (24.47%) Analyst
1 23 (24.47%) Support Engineer
2 14 (14.89%) 2nd Line Support
2 14 (14.89%) Desktop Support
3 12 (12.77%) Support Analyst
4 9 (9.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 9 (9.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 9 (9.57%) Technical Support
5 8 (8.51%) Customer Engineer
5 8 (8.51%) Service Analyst
5 8 (8.51%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (7.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 7 (7.45%) Senior Customer Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 6 (6.38%) Junior
8 5 (5.32%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) IT Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) IT Support
8 5 (5.32%) Service Desk Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.19%) J2EE
1 3 (3.19%) Java EE
1 3 (3.19%) JSON
1 3 (3.19%) OAuth
1 3 (3.19%) OpenID
1 3 (3.19%) REST
1 3 (3.19%) SOAP
2 2 (2.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.09%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (12.77%) Smartphone
3 8 (8.51%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (7.45%) iPhone
5 5 (5.32%) Computer Science
5 5 (5.32%) Driving Licence
5 5 (5.32%) EPoS
5 5 (5.32%) iPad
6 4 (4.26%) Algorithms
6 4 (4.26%) Blackberry
6 4 (4.26%) Data Centre
6 4 (4.26%) Data Structures
6 4 (4.26%) Fixed Income
6 4 (4.26%) Mobile App
7 3 (3.19%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.19%) User Experience
8 2 (2.13%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (2.13%) Private Cloud
8 2 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (2.13%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 60 (63.83%) Windows
2 30 (31.91%) Windows 10
3 28 (29.79%) Apple iOS
4 25 (26.60%) Windows 7
5 22 (23.40%) Android
6 21 (22.34%) Mac OS
7 13 (13.83%) Linux
8 10 (10.64%) Unix
9 5 (5.32%) Mac OS X
10 3 (3.19%) Windows 8
10 3 (3.19%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (2.13%) MVS
11 2 (2.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (32.98%) ITIL
2 28 (29.79%) ITSM
3 19 (20.21%) Asset Management
4 17 (18.09%) Break/Fix
5 16 (17.02%) Software Deployment
6 15 (15.96%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (14.89%) Continuous Improvement
7 14 (14.89%) Matrix Organization
8 9 (9.57%) Incident Management
8 9 (9.57%) Service Delivery
8 9 (9.57%) Service Management
9 6 (6.38%) Decision-Making
10 5 (5.32%) ITIL V3
10 5 (5.32%) SOA
11 4 (4.26%) Functional Programming
11 4 (4.26%) Statistics
12 3 (3.19%) Cybersecurity
12 3 (3.19%) Integration Testing
12 3 (3.19%) Microservices
12 3 (3.19%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.51%) Java
2 4 (4.26%) APL
2 4 (4.26%) C#
2 4 (4.26%) C++
2 4 (4.26%) Scala
2 4 (4.26%) SQL
3 1 (1.06%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (36.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (19.15%) MCP
3 17 (18.09%) MCSA
4 16 (17.02%) MCSE
5 14 (14.89%) MCDST
6 13 (13.83%) NVQ Level 3
7 10 (10.64%) Degree
8 8 (8.51%) CCNA
8 8 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (8.51%) Network+ Certification
9 5 (5.32%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (3.19%) SC Cleared
10 3 (3.19%) Security Cleared
11 2 (2.13%) MCITP
12 1 (1.06%) ACDT
12 1 (1.06%) ACHDS
12 1 (1.06%) ACTC
12 1 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (1.06%) DBS Check
12 1 (1.06%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (21.28%) SLA
2 3 (3.19%) PSD2
System Software
1 41 (43.62%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.13%) Terminal Services
2 2 (2.13%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.06%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (25.53%) SCCM
2 17 (18.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 56 (59.57%) Microsoft
2 38 (40.43%) Apple
3 26 (27.66%) ServiceNow
4 11 (11.70%) Google
5 7 (7.45%) Citrix
6 6 (6.38%) Cisco
6 6 (6.38%) Mitel
7 5 (5.32%) Avaya
8 4 (4.26%) Adobe
8 4 (4.26%) Dell
8 4 (4.26%) Oracle
9 3 (3.19%) Lotus
9 3 (3.19%) VMware
10 2 (2.13%) McAfee
10 2 (2.13%) Remedy
11 1 (1.06%) Bloomberg
11 1 (1.06%) HP
11 1 (1.06%) Juniper
11 1 (1.06%) NETGEAR
11 1 (1.06%) Sophos