Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 780 797 790
Rank change year-on-year +17 -7 -21
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 97 63 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.066% 0.086%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 0.35% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 38 35
England median daily rate £175 £166 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.74% +14.14% +3.57%
10th Percentile £130 £125 £104
90th Percentile £288 £332 £178
UK median daily rate £175 £148 £150
% change year-on-year +18.64% -1.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 9 21
England median hourly rate £15.85 £12.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.08% -7.69% -8.45%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.65 £10.00
90th Percentile £19.98 £27.05 £17.00
UK median hourly rate £16.68 £13.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +28.27% - -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 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 18,250 17,964 19,556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.15% 18.91% 20.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,883 11,048 12,260
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £231 £245
90th Percentile £630 £617 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 860 816 775
England median hourly rate £26.35 £25.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.41% -1.96% +6.25%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.30 £49.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.50 £25.69
% change year-on-year +3.92% -0.73% +2.75%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 -11 24 £175 -7.89% 18
Midlands +6 21 £140 - 11
North of England 0 18 £244 - 15
South East -11 18 £200 +42.86% 10
West Midlands -3 17 £140 - 6
East of England +1 12 £230 +58.62% 6
North West +2 10 £225 - 2
Yorkshire -5 7 £263 - 11
South West -33 5 £165 +3.13% 4
East Midlands - 4 £168 - 5
North East -3 1 - - 2
A+ Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 65 (67.01%) Windows
2 58 (59.79%) Microsoft Office
3 56 (57.73%) Microsoft
4 43 (44.33%) Active Directory
4 43 (44.33%) Apple
5 37 (38.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 36 (37.11%) Windows 10
7 35 (36.08%) Office 365
8 33 (34.02%) Apple iOS
9 29 (29.90%) SCCM
9 29 (29.90%) ITIL
10 28 (28.87%) ITSM
11 26 (26.80%) Mac OS
11 26 (26.80%) Windows 7
12 24 (24.74%) Android
13 23 (23.71%) OneDrive
13 23 (23.71%) MCP
14 22 (22.68%) SLA
14 22 (22.68%) ServiceNow
15 19 (19.59%) MCSE
16 18 (18.56%) Asset Management
16 18 (18.56%) Continuous Improvement
17 17 (17.53%) Break/Fix
17 17 (17.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 16 (16.49%) MCSA
18 16 (16.49%) Software Deployment
18 16 (16.49%) MCDST
19 14 (14.43%) Matrix Organization
19 14 (14.43%) Analytical Skills
20 13 (13.40%) Problem-Solving

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 6 (6.19%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.09%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.06%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.03%) WordPress
Applications
1 58 (59.79%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (9.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (6.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.06%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 35 (36.08%) Office 365
2 23 (23.71%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.03%) G Suite
3 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.03%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.34%) DNS
2 10 (10.31%) TCP/IP
3 9 (9.28%) LAN
3 9 (9.28%) VPN
4 8 (8.25%) DHCP
4 8 (8.25%) WAN
5 6 (6.19%) VoIP
6 5 (5.15%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (4.12%) Wireless
8 3 (3.09%) Firewall
9 2 (2.06%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (2.06%) SAN
9 2 (2.06%) Skype
9 2 (2.06%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.06%) WLAN
10 1 (1.03%) Ethernet
10 1 (1.03%) FTP
10 1 (1.03%) Internet
10 1 (1.03%) SSL
10 1 (1.03%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Hudson
General
1 13 (13.40%) Marketing
2 7 (7.22%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.15%) Electronics
3 5 (5.15%) Finance
3 5 (5.15%) Retail
4 2 (2.06%) Banking
4 2 (2.06%) Legal
4 2 (2.06%) Publishing
5 1 (1.03%) Advertising
5 1 (1.03%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.03%) Military
5 1 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (28.87%) Support Engineer
2 23 (23.71%) Analyst
3 18 (18.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 17 (17.53%) Desktop Support
5 13 (13.40%) Technical Support
6 12 (12.37%) Customer Engineer
7 11 (11.34%) Senior Customer Engineer
7 11 (11.34%) Support Analyst
8 10 (10.31%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 9 (9.28%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 9 (9.28%) IT Support
9 9 (9.28%) Service Analyst
9 9 (9.28%) Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (7.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (7.22%) IT Engineer
11 6 (6.19%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 6 (6.19%) Desktop Engineer
12 5 (5.15%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
12 5 (5.15%) Service Desk Engineer
12 5 (5.15%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.06%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.43%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (12.37%) Smartphone
3 9 (9.28%) iPhone
3 9 (9.28%) Management Information System
4 8 (8.25%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (7.22%) Driving Licence
6 5 (5.15%) EPoS
6 5 (5.15%) iPad
7 4 (4.12%) Blackberry
7 4 (4.12%) Fat Client
7 4 (4.12%) Thin Client
7 4 (4.12%) User Experience
8 3 (3.09%) Data Centre
8 3 (3.09%) e-Learning
8 3 (3.09%) Mobile App
9 2 (2.06%) Private Cloud
9 2 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
10 1 (1.03%) CMDB
10 1 (1.03%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 65 (67.01%) Windows
2 36 (37.11%) Windows 10
3 33 (34.02%) Apple iOS
4 26 (26.80%) Mac OS
4 26 (26.80%) Windows 7
5 24 (24.74%) Android
6 7 (7.22%) Linux
7 5 (5.15%) Windows Server
8 4 (4.12%) Mac OS X
8 4 (4.12%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (3.09%) Unix
9 3 (3.09%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.06%) MVS
11 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (29.90%) ITIL
2 28 (28.87%) ITSM
3 18 (18.56%) Asset Management
3 18 (18.56%) Continuous Improvement
4 17 (17.53%) Break/Fix
5 16 (16.49%) Software Deployment
6 14 (14.43%) Matrix Organization
7 13 (13.40%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (12.37%) Service Delivery
9 11 (11.34%) Service Management
10 7 (7.22%) Incident Management
11 5 (5.15%) ITIL V3
11 5 (5.15%) Time Management
12 4 (4.12%) Mathematics
12 4 (4.12%) Process Improvement
12 4 (4.12%) Statistics
13 3 (3.09%) Application Packaging
13 3 (3.09%) Computer Science
13 3 (3.09%) Customer-Centricity
13 3 (3.09%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.09%) C
2 1 (1.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 37 (38.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (23.71%) MCP
3 19 (19.59%) MCSE
4 16 (16.49%) MCDST
4 16 (16.49%) MCSA
5 13 (13.40%) NVQ Level 3
6 11 (11.34%) Network+ Certification
7 9 (9.28%) CCNA
7 9 (9.28%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (9.28%) Degree
8 6 (6.19%) SC Cleared
8 6 (6.19%) Security Cleared
9 3 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (3.09%) ECDL
10 2 (2.06%) CNE
10 2 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.06%) Novell Certification
11 1 (1.03%) ACDT
11 1 (1.03%) ACHDS
11 1 (1.03%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (22.68%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (44.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.06%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 29 (29.90%) SCCM
2 17 (17.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 56 (57.73%) Microsoft
2 43 (44.33%) Apple
3 22 (22.68%) ServiceNow
4 11 (11.34%) Google
5 8 (8.25%) Cisco
6 7 (7.22%) Citrix
6 7 (7.22%) Dell
7 5 (5.15%) Avaya
7 5 (5.15%) Mitel
8 3 (3.09%) Lotus
8 3 (3.09%) Xerox
9 2 (2.06%) Adobe
9 2 (2.06%) HP
9 2 (2.06%) McAfee
9 2 (2.06%) VMware
10 1 (1.03%) Bomgar
10 1 (1.03%) Oracle
10 1 (1.03%) Samsung
10 1 (1.03%) Sophos
10 1 (1.03%) Splunk