Period
to 18 October 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 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
England > South East
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 363 352 358
Rank change year-on-year -11 +6 +12
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 15 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.091% 0.092% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 0.41% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 5
South East median daily rate £155 £150 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +30.43% -70.89%
10th Percentile £145 £123 £87
90th Percentile £425 £390 £146
England median daily rate £155 £160 £150
% change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +22.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £13.85 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +1.84% +4.62%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.74 £12.48
90th Percentile £14.50 £33.81 £16.19
England median hourly rate £16.83 £13.85 £15.25
% change year-on-year +21.53% -9.18% +2.87%

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 3,626 3,646 4,487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.04% 22.41% 26.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,021 2,062 2,708
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +0.39%
10th Percentile £231 £215 £254
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 217 213
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -9.09% +2.80%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.98 £48.75 £52.25
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.31
% change year-on-year -5.66% +4.70% +12.49%

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 October 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 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
Thames Valley +9 5 £238 +82.69% 2
Surrey -23 5 £145 - 2
Hampshire -24 5 £155 +19.23% 4
Berkshire -1 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £271 -
Buckinghamshire +9 1 £175 +75.00% 1
A+ Certification
England

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

1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (40.00%) DHCP
3 6 (40.00%) DNS
4 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 5 (33.33%) VPN
4 5 (33.33%) MCSA
4 5 (33.33%) LAN
4 5 (33.33%) VoIP
4 5 (33.33%) WAN
4 5 (33.33%) ITIL
4 5 (33.33%) Avaya
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (33.33%) Network+ Certification
4 5 (33.33%) CCNA
4 5 (33.33%) Mitel
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 3 (20.00%) ServiceNow
5 3 (20.00%) SCCM
5 3 (20.00%) Degree
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
5 3 (20.00%) Linux
5 3 (20.00%) Unix
6 2 (13.33%) IBM Notes
6 2 (13.33%) McAfee
6 2 (13.33%) Adobe

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 (13.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) DHCP
1 6 (40.00%) DNS
2 5 (33.33%) LAN
2 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (33.33%) VoIP
2 5 (33.33%) VPN
2 5 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Electronics
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 4 (26.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (26.67%) Service Desk Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Service Desk Support
3 3 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) IT Technician
4 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
4 2 (13.33%) Junior
4 2 (13.33%) SOC Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Support
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Unix
2 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (6.67%) Mac OS
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
2 2 (13.33%) Protective Monitoring
2 2 (13.33%) Server Management
2 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (13.33%) SIEM
3 1 (6.67%) Application Packaging
3 1 (6.67%) Break/Fix
3 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.67%) Statistics
3 1 (6.67%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (33.33%) CCNA
2 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (33.33%) MCSA
2 5 (33.33%) Network+ Certification
3 3 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (13.33%) NVQ Level 3
4 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) MCP
5 1 (6.67%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Avaya
2 5 (33.33%) Mitel
3 3 (20.00%) ServiceNow
4 2 (13.33%) Adobe
4 2 (13.33%) Lotus
4 2 (13.33%) McAfee
5 1 (6.67%) Apple
5 1 (6.67%) Splunk