Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 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 > Scotland
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 184 177 194
Rank change year-on-year -7 +17 -6
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 2 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.040% 0.096% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% 0.44% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Scotland median daily rate - £160 -
UK median daily rate £148 £150 £140
% change year-on-year -1.67% +7.14% +10.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 8
Scotland median hourly rate £25.63 £19.50 £16.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.41% +15.56% +7.01%
10th Percentile £25.06 £16.70 £13.79
90th Percentile £26.69 £21.90 £24.00
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year - -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 Scotland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 684 902 1020
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.79% 21.76% 16.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 551 548
Scotland median daily rate £361 £340 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.45% -0.71%
10th Percentile £209 £238 £213
90th Percentile £500 £469 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 29 24
Scotland median hourly rate £27.75 £34.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.38% +61.90% +15.07%
10th Percentile £11.40 £14.39 £13.30
90th Percentile £45.95 £52.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.00% +31.58%

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 16 December 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
North Lanarkshire -2 2 - -
A+ Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 Scotland region with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) Veritas
1 2 (100.00%) Apple
1 2 (100.00%) Biometrics
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec
1 2 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (100.00%) Sophos
1 2 (100.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (100.00%) ACSA
1 2 (100.00%) Google
1 2 (100.00%) MCTS
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) CCENT
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Database Tuning
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Support
1 1 (50.00%) Network Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Biometrics
1 2 (100.00%) Database Tuning
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ACSA
1 2 (100.00%) CCENT
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCTS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Network+ Certification
1 2 (100.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Apple
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Dell
1 2 (100.00%) Google
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) Meru Networks
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Sophos
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec
1 2 (100.00%) Veeam
1 2 (100.00%) Veritas
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) EMC