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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 141 141
Rank change year-on-year +6 0  
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.11% 0.067% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.20% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £150 £160 £85
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +88.23%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £153 £240
% change year-on-year -15.03% -36.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £15.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.13
% change year-on-year -8.57% +15.70%  

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 West.

Academic & Professional Certification
South West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 855 993 854
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.47% 33.19% 27.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 605 499
Median daily rate £425 £390 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £595 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 43 44
Median hourly rate £42.50 £28.75 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.82% -29.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £21.88 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

A+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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
Somerset - 3 £150 -
A+ Certification
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 3 (75.00%) MCP
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) MCSE
1 3 (75.00%) Dell
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (75.00%) DCSE
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (75.00%) Break/Fix
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) RESTful
2 1 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (25.00%) Build Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript

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 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Desktop Support
1 3 (75.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Deskside Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Deskside Support
2 2 (50.00%) Deskside Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) RESTful
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Break/Fix
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Build Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (25.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) DCSE
1 3 (75.00%) MCP
1 3 (75.00%) MCSE
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Dell