The table below looks at the statistics for A+ Certification in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited A+ Certification over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 375 374 406
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +32
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 31 32 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.14% 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 0.86% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 5
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£85 £100 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £123 £120 £112
% change year-on-year
+2.08% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 4
Average hourly rate £15.18 £17.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.73% +15.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.76 £16.13 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.16 £17.50 £16.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £13.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.90% -5.17%
A+ Certification
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3663 3734 3536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.56% 15.83% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2407 2400 2158
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 112 124
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £15.00 £12.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £44.75 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -9.52%

A+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing A+ Certification across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

A+ Certification Jobs Demand Trend in London

A+ Certification
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

A+ Certification Daily Rate Trend in London

A+ Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing A+ Certification across the London region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

A+ Certification Daily Rate Histogram in London

A+ Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

A+ Certification Hourly Rate Trend in London

A+ Certification
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing A+ Certification within the London region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -5 4 £120 -26.15% 1
Croydon - 3 £180 -
Uxbridge - 2 £160 -
A+ Certification
England

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing A+ Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited A+ Certification.

1 29 (50.00%) ITIL
2 28 (48.28%) Microsoft
3 23 (39.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (37.93%) MCP
5 19 (32.76%) MCSE
6 16 (27.59%) Office 365
7 15 (25.86%) Windows
8 14 (24.14%) Network+ Certification
9 13 (22.41%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (22.41%) CCNA
10 10 (17.24%) Cisco
10 10 (17.24%) SQL
11 9 (15.52%) MS Office
12 8 (13.79%) MCSA
12 8 (13.79%) Active Directory
12 8 (13.79%) VMware
13 7 (12.07%) Remedy
14 6 (10.34%) LAN
14 6 (10.34%) MS Excel
14 6 (10.34%) PRINCE2
15 5 (8.62%) Linux
15 5 (8.62%) Windows 7
16 4 (6.90%) NAS
16 4 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
16 4 (6.90%) Lync
16 4 (6.90%) Dodd-Frank
16 4 (6.90%) Data Centre
16 4 (6.90%) LAMP
16 4 (6.90%) Telecoms
16 4 (6.90%) IP Telephony

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing A+ Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited A+ Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.90%) SharePoint
1 4 (6.90%) Lync
2 2 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (15.52%) MS Office
2 6 (10.34%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 16 (27.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.34%) LAN
2 4 (6.90%) VPN
2 4 (6.90%) Wireless
2 4 (6.90%) IP Telephony
2 4 (6.90%) Cisco IPT
2 4 (6.90%) NAS
2 4 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (6.90%) SAN
3 2 (3.45%) Internet
3 2 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (3.45%) DNS
3 2 (3.45%) WAN
3 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (6.90%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.45%) Finance
3 1 (1.72%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (17.24%) Analyst
1 10 (17.24%) Service Analyst
1 10 (17.24%) Service Desk Analyst
2 6 (10.34%) Support Engineer
3 5 (8.62%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (6.90%) Help Desk Support
5 3 (5.17%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Help Desk Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) SQL DBA
5 3 (5.17%) DBA
5 3 (5.17%) Customer Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.45%) Desktop Support
6 2 (3.45%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Data Centre Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Administrator
6 2 (3.45%) Windows Engineer
7 1 (1.72%) Data Centre Operator
7 1 (1.72%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Video Conferencing
1 4 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.45%) iPhone
3 2 (3.45%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.45%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.72%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.72%) Derivative
4 1 (1.72%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 1 (1.72%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.72%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.72%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.72%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.86%) Windows
2 5 (8.62%) Linux
2 5 (8.62%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.45%) Windows XP
3 2 (3.45%) Android
4 1 (1.72%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (10.34%) PRINCE2
3 4 (6.90%) Fault Management
4 2 (3.45%) Data Migration
4 2 (3.45%) Server Monitoring
4 2 (3.45%) Incident Management
4 2 (3.45%) Line Management
4 2 (3.45%) PRINCE
4 2 (3.45%) Project Management
4 2 (3.45%) Service Management
4 2 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.45%) Risk Management
4 2 (3.45%) Migration
4 2 (3.45%) Business Continuity
5 1 (1.72%) Data Management
5 1 (1.72%) Software Engineering
5 1 (1.72%) Functional Programming
5 1 (1.72%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.24%) SQL
2 1 (1.72%) Scala
2 1 (1.72%) APL
2 1 (1.72%) C
2 1 (1.72%) C#
2 1 (1.72%) C++
2 1 (1.72%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (39.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (37.93%) MCP
3 19 (32.76%) MCSE
4 14 (24.14%) Network+ Certification
5 13 (22.41%) CCNA
5 13 (22.41%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (13.79%) MCSA
7 4 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (6.90%) JNCIA
7 4 (6.90%) MCDST
7 4 (6.90%) MCITP
7 4 (6.90%) CCENT
8 2 (3.45%) DCSE
8 2 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (3.45%) Degree
9 1 (1.72%) CCNP
9 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.72%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (6.90%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (3.45%) BS7799
2 2 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.45%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 28 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 10 (17.24%) Cisco
3 8 (13.79%) VMware
4 7 (12.07%) Remedy
5 4 (6.90%) Dell
6 2 (3.45%) Avaya
6 2 (3.45%) NetApp
6 2 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.45%) Polycom
7 1 (1.72%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.72%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.72%) SAP
7 1 (1.72%) HP