Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 359 364 386
Rank change year-on-year +5 +22 -25
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 17 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.10% 0.10% 0.088%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 0.39% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 3
South East median daily rate £155 £115 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.78% -70.89% +203.85%
10th Percentile £125 £87 £167
90th Percentile £389 £146 £418
England median daily rate £160 £143 £140
% change year-on-year +12.28% +1.79% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 9
South East median hourly rate £13.85 £12.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.42% -7.69% -16.85%
10th Percentile £12.74 £10.45 £11.69
90th Percentile £33.81 £13.78 £16.08
England median hourly rate £13.00 £13.60 £15.25
% change year-on-year -4.41% -10.82% -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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3730 4311 5190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.15% 25.85% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2118 2636 3090
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £212 £252 £258
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 223 250
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £27.80 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.64% -10.03% +81.76%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.88 £11.98
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.80 £51.79
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +26.32%

A+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing A+ Certification in the South East over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing A+ Certification in the South East over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 November 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
Hampshire +18 9 £130 +13.04%
Thames Valley +6 8 £135 -10.00% 2
Berkshire - 5 £220 - 2
Buckinghamshire -19 3 £120 -20.00%
Surrey -12 1 - -
A+ Certification
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 14 (82.35%) Windows
1 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
3 11 (64.71%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (58.82%) ITIL
5 9 (52.94%) Management Information System
5 9 (52.94%) Windows 7
6 8 (47.06%) Office 365
7 7 (41.18%) Windows 10
8 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (35.29%) Windows XP
8 6 (35.29%) Service Management
8 6 (35.29%) Network+ Certification
8 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
8 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
8 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (35.29%) Software License Management
8 6 (35.29%) Software Licensing
8 6 (35.29%) Apple iOS
8 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (29.41%) VMware
9 5 (29.41%) SQL
10 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
10 4 (23.53%) IIS
10 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
10 4 (23.53%) DNS
10 4 (23.53%) Security+ Certification
10 4 (23.53%) Network Security
10 4 (23.53%) iSCSI
10 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (23.53%) IIS
2 2 (11.76%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.88%) AutoCAD
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (47.06%) Office 365
2 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) DNS
1 4 (23.53%) iSCSI
1 4 (23.53%) Network Security
1 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
2 3 (17.65%) DHCP
2 3 (17.65%) LAN
2 3 (17.65%) WAN
3 2 (11.76%) Skype
4 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2014
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Service Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (17.65%) Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Support
5 1 (5.88%) Coordinator
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Project Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) Replication
3 1 (5.88%) Smartphone
3 1 (5.88%) Social Media
3 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Windows 7
3 7 (41.18%) Windows 10
4 6 (35.29%) Apple iOS
4 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (35.29%) Windows XP
5 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
6 2 (11.76%) Android
6 2 (11.76%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) ITIL
2 6 (35.29%) Service Management
2 6 (35.29%) Software License Management
2 6 (35.29%) Software Licensing
3 3 (17.65%) Data Analysis
3 3 (17.65%) Task Automation
3 3 (17.65%) Workflow
4 2 (11.76%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (11.76%) Customer-Centricity
4 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
4 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (5.88%) Content Management
5 1 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (5.88%) Information Management
5 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (35.29%) Network+ Certification
1 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
1 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) CompTIA Security+
2 4 (23.53%) Security+ Certification
3 3 (17.65%) Degree
4 2 (11.76%) MCP
5 1 (5.88%) HNC
5 1 (5.88%) HND
5 1 (5.88%) MCDST
5 1 (5.88%) MCSA
5 1 (5.88%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
2 4 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) Apple
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix
4 1 (5.88%) Kaspersky