Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for A+ Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 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 West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 199 194 214
Rank change year-on-year -5 +20 -17
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 11 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.19% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.69% 0.51% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
South West median daily rate £160 - £293
England median daily rate £160 £143 £143
% change year-on-year +12.28% - +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 8
South West median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.75% -8.79%
England median hourly rate £13.43 £13.60 £15.25
% change year-on-year -1.29% -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 West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1601 1751 1984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.36% 30.69% 30.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 1083 1237
South West median daily rate £410 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +1.32%
10th Percentile £215 £238 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £531
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 103 129
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -31.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £16.38 £13.20 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.50 £50.45
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

A+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for A+ Certification in the South West

A+ Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

A+ Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

A+ Certification
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 21 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
Somerset -1 7 £160 -
Bristol - 3 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
A+ Certification
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 West region with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (72.73%) Dell
2 8 (72.73%) DCSE
3 7 (63.64%) Break/Fix
3 7 (63.64%) MCP
3 7 (63.64%) MCSE
4 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (27.27%) IT Asset Management
5 3 (27.27%) MCITP
5 3 (27.27%) Wiki
5 3 (27.27%) Analytical Thinking
5 3 (27.27%) MCSA
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL
5 3 (27.27%) Internet
5 3 (27.27%) Asset Management
6 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
7 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
7 1 (9.09%) Samsung
7 1 (9.09%) Wireless
7 1 (9.09%) Citrix
7 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
7 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
7 1 (9.09%) HP

A+ Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Desktop Support
1 8 (72.73%) Support Engineer
2 6 (54.55%) Deskside Engineer
2 6 (54.55%) Deskside Support
2 6 (54.55%) Deskside Support Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Help Desk Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (27.27%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Break/Fix
2 3 (27.27%) Analytical Thinking
2 3 (27.27%) Asset Management
2 3 (27.27%) IT Asset Management
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (72.73%) DCSE
3 7 (63.64%) MCP
3 7 (63.64%) MCSE
4 3 (27.27%) MCITP
4 3 (27.27%) MCSA
5 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Dell
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Samsung