The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for A+ Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 569 597 568
Rank change year-on-year +28 -29  
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 32 47 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.087% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.40% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 24 29
Median daily rate £145 £145 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -30.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £93 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £267 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £153 £289
% change year-on-year -15.03% -47.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 23
Median hourly rate £14.63 £17.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.97% +11.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.08 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.05 £18.28 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -8.57% +16.66%  

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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8902 11739 10644
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.24% 21.83% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5326 7337 6185
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 486 445 556
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.64 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

A+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

A+ Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for A+ Certification in the UK

A+ Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing A+ Certification over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for A+ Certification in the UK

A+ Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for A+ Certification in the UK

A+ Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing A+ Certification over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for A+ Certification in the UK

A+ Certification
Top 28 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England +34 30 £145 - 21
London +12 13 £150 +7.14% 8
South East +28 6 £130 -25.71% 3
Hampshire - 5 £150 - 1
West Yorkshire +25 3 - -
Leeds +23 3 - -
Yorkshire +22 3 - -
South West +6 3 £150 -6.25% 1
East of England -11 3 £98 -36.48% 2
Somerset - 3 £150 -
Yeovil - 3 £150 -
West Midlands +23 2 - - 1
Suffolk - 2 £98 - 1
Basingstoke - 2 £130 -
Farnborough - 2 £170 -
Berkshire +18 1 £130 -
Dudley +4 1 - -
Surrey +3 1 - -
Norwich +1 1 - -
Norfolk -1 1 - -
City of London -2 1 - -
Newbury - 1 £130 -
Slough - 1 £130 -
Reading - 1 £130 -
Southampton - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 £100 -
Guildford - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 33 (73.33%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (62.22%) Windows
3 27 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 24 (53.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (44.44%) Active Directory
6 16 (35.56%) ITIL
6 16 (35.56%) Windows 7
7 13 (28.89%) MCSE
8 12 (26.67%) LAN
9 10 (22.22%) Office 365
10 9 (20.00%) Telecoms
10 9 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
10 9 (20.00%) SLA
11 8 (17.78%) Dell
11 8 (17.78%) Break/Fix
11 8 (17.78%) MCDST
12 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
12 7 (15.56%) VPN
12 7 (15.56%) MCSA
12 7 (15.56%) MS Exchange
13 6 (13.33%) Wireless
13 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
13 6 (13.33%) Linux
13 6 (13.33%) MCP
13 6 (13.33%) C
13 6 (13.33%) Cisco
13 6 (13.33%) Citrix
13 6 (13.33%) Mathematics
13 6 (13.33%) Apple iOS
14 5 (11.11%) Software Distribution

A+ Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 7 (15.56%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.44%) IBM Notes
3 2 (4.44%) IIS
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 33 (73.33%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.22%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.67%) LAN
2 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
2 7 (15.56%) VPN
3 6 (13.33%) Wireless
4 3 (6.67%) DHCP
4 3 (6.67%) DNS
4 3 (6.67%) Internet
4 3 (6.67%) WLAN
5 2 (4.44%) Ethernet
5 2 (4.44%) Firewall
5 2 (4.44%) IPv6
5 2 (4.44%) PBX
5 2 (4.44%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (4.44%) SMTP
5 2 (4.44%) WAN
6 1 (2.22%) SAN
6 1 (2.22%) VoIP
6 1 (2.22%) WebEx
6 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) JIRA
General
1 9 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.11%) Banking
2 5 (11.11%) Finance
3 4 (8.89%) Billing
4 3 (6.67%) Marketing
4 3 (6.67%) Military
5 2 (4.44%) Electronics
5 2 (4.44%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (42.22%) Analyst
2 15 (33.33%) Desktop Support
3 12 (26.67%) Support Analyst
4 11 (24.44%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (22.22%) Support Engineer
6 7 (15.56%) Service Analyst
6 7 (15.56%) Technical Support
7 6 (13.33%) Desktop Analyst
7 6 (13.33%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 5 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (11.11%) IT Support
9 4 (8.89%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (8.89%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (8.89%) Technical Support Analyst
9 4 (8.89%) Windows Engineer
10 3 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 3 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 3 (6.67%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) CSS
1 1 (2.22%) HTML
1 1 (2.22%) Middleware
1 1 (2.22%) RESTful
1 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 5 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (8.89%) Driving Licence
3 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.67%) Blackberry
3 3 (6.67%) e-Learning
4 2 (4.44%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.22%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.22%) Derivative
5 1 (2.22%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.22%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.22%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (2.22%) IVR
5 1 (2.22%) Market Risk
5 1 (2.22%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.22%) PDA
5 1 (2.22%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (62.22%) Windows
2 16 (35.56%) Windows 7
3 6 (13.33%) Apple iOS
3 6 (13.33%) Linux
4 5 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 4 (8.89%) Windows Server
6 3 (6.67%) Mac OS X
6 3 (6.67%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.44%) Android
7 2 (4.44%) Ubuntu
7 2 (4.44%) Unix
7 2 (4.44%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (2.22%) MVS
8 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) ITIL
2 8 (17.78%) Break/Fix
3 6 (13.33%) Mathematics
4 5 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 5 (11.11%) Software Distribution
5 4 (8.89%) ITIL V3
5 4 (8.89%) Logistics
5 4 (8.89%) Service Management
6 3 (6.67%) Analytics
6 3 (6.67%) Asset Management
6 3 (6.67%) Coaching
6 3 (6.67%) Document Management
6 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.67%) Problem Management
6 3 (6.67%) Process Improvement
7 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.44%) Change Management
7 2 (4.44%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.44%) PRINCE
7 2 (4.44%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) C
2 4 (8.89%) Java
3 2 (4.44%) SQL
4 1 (2.22%) APL
4 1 (2.22%) C#
4 1 (2.22%) C++
4 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.22%) Scala
4 1 (2.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (53.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (28.89%) MCSE
3 9 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
4 8 (17.78%) MCDST
5 7 (15.56%) MCSA
6 6 (13.33%) MCP
7 5 (11.11%) Degree
7 5 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 3 (6.67%) CCNA
8 3 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (6.67%) DCSE
9 2 (4.44%) ACDT
9 2 (4.44%) ACHDS
9 2 (4.44%) ACTC
9 2 (4.44%) CCA
9 2 (4.44%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (4.44%) HNC
9 2 (4.44%) MCITP
9 2 (4.44%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.44%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.78%) Dell
3 6 (13.33%) Cisco
3 6 (13.33%) Citrix
4 4 (8.89%) Apple
4 4 (8.89%) HP
5 3 (6.67%) Xerox
6 2 (4.44%) Google
6 2 (4.44%) Lotus
6 2 (4.44%) Oracle
6 2 (4.44%) SAP
7 1 (2.22%) Adobe
7 1 (2.22%) Altiris
7 1 (2.22%) Avaya
7 1 (2.22%) BT
7 1 (2.22%) McAfee
7 1 (2.22%) Siemens
7 1 (2.22%) Symantec
7 1 (2.22%) VMware
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