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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 551 574 560
Rank change year-on-year +23 -14  
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 32 46 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.074% 0.093% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.43% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 21
Median daily rate £148 £140 £121
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.35% +15.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £92 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £278 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £153 £289
% change year-on-year -14.75% -47.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 17
Median hourly rate £14.63 £17.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.21% +13.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.08 £13.85 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.05 £18.45 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year -8.57% +14.75%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8346 10685 9435
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.31% 21.61% 18.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5013 6746 5597
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 378 473
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +15.78% +18.15%  

A+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing A+ Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 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
London +7 13 £150 +7.14% 6
South East +23 6 £130 -25.71% 3
South West +1 4 £150 +7.14% 1
Yorkshire +20 3 - -
East of England -8 3 £98 -36.48% 2
West Midlands +22 2 - - 1
North West - 1 - - 3
A+ Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 32 (74.42%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (65.12%) Windows
3 23 (53.49%) Microsoft
3 23 (53.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (46.51%) Active Directory
5 16 (37.21%) Windows 7
6 14 (32.56%) ITIL
7 12 (27.91%) MCSE
7 12 (27.91%) LAN
8 10 (23.26%) Office 365
9 9 (20.93%) Break/Fix
9 9 (20.93%) SLA
9 9 (20.93%) Dell
10 8 (18.60%) TCP/IP
10 8 (18.60%) Network+ Certification
10 8 (18.60%) MCDST
11 7 (16.28%) Telecoms
11 7 (16.28%) Cisco
11 7 (16.28%) MS Exchange
11 7 (16.28%) MCP
12 6 (13.95%) C
12 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Excel
12 6 (13.95%) Citrix
12 6 (13.95%) Wireless
12 6 (13.95%) Mathematics
12 6 (13.95%) Apple iOS
13 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (11.63%) SCCM
13 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
13 5 (11.63%) Degree

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 7 (16.28%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.65%) IBM Notes
3 2 (4.65%) IIS
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 32 (74.42%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.33%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (23.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.91%) LAN
2 8 (18.60%) TCP/IP
3 6 (13.95%) Wireless
4 5 (11.63%) VPN
5 4 (9.30%) DNS
6 3 (6.98%) DHCP
6 3 (6.98%) Internet
6 3 (6.98%) WLAN
7 2 (4.65%) Ethernet
7 2 (4.65%) Firewall
7 2 (4.65%) IPv6
7 2 (4.65%) PBX
7 2 (4.65%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (4.65%) SMTP
7 2 (4.65%) WAN
8 1 (2.33%) SAN
8 1 (2.33%) VoIP
8 1 (2.33%) WebEx
8 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
General
1 7 (16.28%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.63%) Banking
2 5 (11.63%) Finance
3 4 (9.30%) Billing
4 3 (6.98%) Marketing
4 3 (6.98%) Military
5 2 (4.65%) Electronics
5 2 (4.65%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.33%) Back Office
6 1 (2.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (39.53%) Analyst
2 16 (37.21%) Desktop Support
3 11 (25.58%) Support Analyst
3 11 (25.58%) Support Engineer
4 10 (23.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (16.28%) Technical Support
6 6 (13.95%) Desktop Analyst
6 6 (13.95%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (13.95%) Service Analyst
7 5 (11.63%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 5 (11.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (11.63%) IT Support
7 5 (11.63%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (9.30%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (9.30%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (9.30%) Technical Support Analyst
8 4 (9.30%) Windows Engineer
9 3 (6.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 3 (6.98%) 2nd Line Technical Support
9 3 (6.98%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) .NET
1 1 (2.33%) CSS
1 1 (2.33%) HTML
1 1 (2.33%) Middleware
1 1 (2.33%) RESTful
1 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.30%) Driving Licence
3 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.98%) Blackberry
3 3 (6.98%) e-Learning
3 3 (6.98%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.33%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.33%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.33%) Derivative
5 1 (2.33%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.33%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (2.33%) IVR
5 1 (2.33%) Market Risk
5 1 (2.33%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.33%) PDA
5 1 (2.33%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (65.12%) Windows
2 16 (37.21%) Windows 7
3 6 (13.95%) Apple iOS
4 5 (11.63%) Windows 10
5 4 (9.30%) Linux
5 4 (9.30%) Windows Server
5 4 (9.30%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.98%) Mac OS X
7 2 (4.65%) Android
7 2 (4.65%) Ubuntu
7 2 (4.65%) Unix
7 2 (4.65%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (2.33%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.33%) MVS
8 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) ITIL
2 9 (20.93%) Break/Fix
3 6 (13.95%) Mathematics
4 5 (11.63%) Service Delivery
4 5 (11.63%) Software Distribution
5 4 (9.30%) ITIL V3
5 4 (9.30%) Logistics
6 3 (6.98%) Analytics
6 3 (6.98%) Asset Management
6 3 (6.98%) Coaching
6 3 (6.98%) Document Management
6 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.98%) Process Improvement
6 3 (6.98%) Service Management
7 2 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.65%) Change Management
7 2 (4.65%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.65%) ITSM
7 2 (4.65%) PRINCE
7 2 (4.65%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.95%) C
2 4 (9.30%) Java
3 2 (4.65%) SQL
4 1 (2.33%) APL
4 1 (2.33%) C#
4 1 (2.33%) C++
4 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.33%) Scala
4 1 (2.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (53.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (27.91%) MCSE
3 8 (18.60%) MCDST
3 8 (18.60%) Network+ Certification
4 7 (16.28%) MCP
5 5 (11.63%) Degree
5 5 (11.63%) MCSA
5 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
6 4 (9.30%) CCNA
6 4 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (9.30%) DCSE
6 4 (9.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (4.65%) ACDT
7 2 (4.65%) ACHDS
7 2 (4.65%) ACTC
7 2 (4.65%) CCA
7 2 (4.65%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (4.65%) MCITP
7 2 (4.65%) MCSM
7 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.93%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (46.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.65%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) SCCM
2 1 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (53.49%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.93%) Dell
3 7 (16.28%) Cisco
4 6 (13.95%) Citrix
5 4 (9.30%) HP
6 3 (6.98%) Xerox
7 2 (4.65%) Apple
7 2 (4.65%) Google
7 2 (4.65%) Lotus
7 2 (4.65%) Oracle
7 2 (4.65%) SAP
8 1 (2.33%) Adobe
8 1 (2.33%) Altiris
8 1 (2.33%) Avaya
8 1 (2.33%) BT
8 1 (2.33%) McAfee
8 1 (2.33%) Remedy
8 1 (2.33%) Siemens
8 1 (2.33%) Symantec
8 1 (2.33%) VMware
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