Period
to 18 December 2018

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 18 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
England > South East
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 372 368 350
Rank change year-on-year -4 -18 +36
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 19 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.11% 0.089% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.49% 0.40% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 5
South East median daily rate £200 £140 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +21.74% -70.89%
10th Percentile £145 £125 £87
90th Percentile £378 £390 £146
England median daily rate £181 £166 £148
% change year-on-year +9.52% +12.20% +9.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £13.85 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +15.42% -7.69%
10th Percentile £13.50 £13.68 £10.45
90th Percentile £14.50 £14.03 £13.78
England median hourly rate £15.85 £12.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +32.08% -7.69% -7.14%

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 3,847 3,789 4,124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.84% 22.41% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,150 2,154 2,549
South East median daily rate £425 £404 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.23% +0.97% -
10th Percentile £240 £215 £252
90th Percentile £588 £559 £563
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 218 212
South East median hourly rate £36.50 £25.06 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.65% -8.87% -11.00%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.83 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £26.50 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +6.00% -1.96% +9.09%

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 18 December 2018.

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
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 18 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
Hampshire -22 7 £200 +53.85% 6
Surrey - 5 £145 -
Thames Valley +20 4 £213 +57.41% 1
Berkshire -5 2 - - 1
East Sussex - 2 - - 2
Buckinghamshire +22 1 £175 +45.83%
West Sussex - 1 £275 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £250 -
A+ Certification
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 South East region with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
4 10 (52.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
5 7 (36.84%) Network+ Certification
6 6 (31.58%) VPN
6 6 (31.58%) ITIL
6 6 (31.58%) MCSA
6 6 (31.58%) CCNA
6 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (26.32%) Avaya
7 5 (26.32%) DNS
7 5 (26.32%) LAN
7 5 (26.32%) VoIP
7 5 (26.32%) WAN
7 5 (26.32%) DHCP
7 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
7 5 (26.32%) Mitel
7 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
8 4 (21.05%) SCCM
8 4 (21.05%) Service Management
8 4 (21.05%) MCP
9 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
9 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
9 3 (15.79%) Wireless
9 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
9 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
9 3 (15.79%) ITIL V3
9 3 (15.79%) Degree

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 2 (10.53%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) VPN
2 5 (26.32%) DHCP
2 5 (26.32%) DNS
2 5 (26.32%) LAN
2 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
2 5 (26.32%) VoIP
2 5 (26.32%) WAN
3 3 (15.79%) Wireless
4 1 (5.26%) Structured Cabling
General
1 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Electronics
2 2 (10.53%) Publishing
3 1 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (31.58%) Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 5 (26.32%) Desktop Support
4 4 (21.05%) Service Desk Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Service Desk Support
4 4 (21.05%) Support Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) IT Support
5 3 (15.79%) Support Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Active Directory Support
6 2 (10.53%) Junior
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) Driving Licence
2 2 (10.53%) iPhone
2 2 (10.53%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.79%) Windows 10
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
4 2 (10.53%) Android
4 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.26%) Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Service Management
3 3 (15.79%) ITIL V3
3 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
4 2 (10.53%) Customer-Centricity
4 2 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
4 2 (10.53%) Protective Monitoring
4 2 (10.53%) Server Management
4 2 (10.53%) SIEM
4 2 (10.53%) Software License Management
4 2 (10.53%) Software Licensing
4 2 (10.53%) Time Management
5 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.26%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.26%) Statistics
5 1 (5.26%) Threat Analysis
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (36.84%) Network+ Certification
3 6 (31.58%) CCNA
3 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (31.58%) MCSA
4 4 (21.05%) MCP
5 3 (15.79%) Degree
6 2 (10.53%) MCSE
6 2 (10.53%) NVQ Level 3
6 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
6 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
7 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (5.26%) MCITP
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Avaya
2 5 (26.32%) Mitel
3 2 (10.53%) Adobe
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix
3 2 (10.53%) Lotus
3 2 (10.53%) McAfee
4 1 (5.26%) Samsung
4 1 (5.26%) Splunk