The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for A+ Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 March 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
England / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 246 252 241
Rank change year-on-year +6 -11  
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 2 14 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.025% 0.15% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.090% 0.54% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 18
Median daily rate £120 £325 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -63.07% +35.41%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £138 £205 £233
% change year-on-year -32.92% -11.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 5
Median hourly rate - £12.43 £16.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -25.56%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - -13.33%  

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 the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2229 2577 2681
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.33% 27.58% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1334 1587 1379
Median daily rate £403 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 109 108
Median hourly rate £27.38 £37.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.00% +64.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £62.30 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

A+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

A+ Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for A+ Certification in the South East

A+ Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for A+ Certification in the South East

A+ Certification
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Hampshire +12 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 £120 - 1
A+ Certification
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 South East region with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 5 (41.67%) MS Office
1 5 (41.67%) MCSE
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) VPN
3 3 (25.00%) CCNA
3 3 (25.00%) MCSA
3 3 (25.00%) MCP
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (16.67%) Huawei
4 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (16.67%) Line Management
4 2 (16.67%) JIRA
4 2 (16.67%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (16.67%) CCNP
4 2 (16.67%) Apple
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 2 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (8.33%) DNS
5 1 (8.33%) SLA
5 1 (8.33%) HP

A+ Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 5 (41.67%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security
2 1 (8.33%) PBX
2 1 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (16.67%) Help Desk Technician
2 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Support Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (8.33%) Information Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) IT Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Mac Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Deployment Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (8.33%) EPoS
2 1 (8.33%) IVR
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
1 2 (16.67%) Line Management
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Security
2 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) MCSE
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (25.00%) CCNA
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (25.00%) MCP
2 3 (25.00%) MCSA
3 2 (16.67%) CCNP
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (16.67%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (8.33%) DBS Check
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) Security+ Certification
4 1 (8.33%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) Apple
3 2 (16.67%) Huawei
4 1 (8.33%) Altiris
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) HP