Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 > Scotland
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 200 181 189
Rank change year-on-year -19 +8 +5
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.056% 0.041% 0.086%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.28% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Scotland median daily rate - - £160
UK median daily rate £158 £150 £150
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £25.63 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.54% +31.41% +5.41%
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 Scotland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 851 702 1,053
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.84% 14.50% 22.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 390 654
Scotland median daily rate £375 £361 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.81% +9.47% -2.22%
10th Percentile £213 £210 £224
90th Percentile £525 £538 £450
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 51 38
Scotland median hourly rate £24.25 £28.80 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.80% -20.00% +37.30%
10th Percentile £12.98 £13.25 £12.55
90th Percentile £55.25 £46.50 £43.00
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 Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for A+ Certification in Scotland

A+ Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for A+ Certification in Scotland

A+ Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for A+ Certification in Scotland

A+ Certification
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland 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
Aberdeen - 2 - -
Glasgow - 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 Scotland region with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) SLA
2 2 (66.67%) Mac OS X
2 2 (66.67%) Apple
2 2 (66.67%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (66.67%) Android
2 2 (66.67%) iPhone
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) iPad
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 8
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) HNC
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification

A+ Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Remote Desktop
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Deskside Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Deskside Support
1 2 (66.67%) Deskside Support Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Desktop Support
1 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 1st Line Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
1 2 (66.67%) iPad
1 2 (66.67%) iPhone
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
1 2 (66.67%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) Mac OS X
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 8
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) HNC
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Apple