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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 376 368 386
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +18
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 27 27 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.12% 0.045%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.77% 0.73% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 2
Average daily rate
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£130 £225 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.22% +87.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £100 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £312 £128
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £100 £110
% change year-on-year
+140.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £11.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +43.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £18.75 £14.88
% change year-on-year
-22.66% +26.05%
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
3495 3681 3252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.77% 16.27% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2260 2532 1932
Average daily rate £413 £413 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 117 130
Average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 +9 4 £165 -26.66%
A+ Certification
England

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 32 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 30 (62.50%) ITIL
3 20 (41.67%) MCP
4 19 (39.58%) Windows
5 14 (29.17%) Office 365
6 13 (27.08%) Cisco
7 12 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (25.00%) MCSE
8 9 (18.75%) Active Directory
8 9 (18.75%) LAN
8 9 (18.75%) Network+ Certification
8 9 (18.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (16.67%) Remedy
9 8 (16.67%) Wireless
9 8 (16.67%) VPN
9 8 (16.67%) MS Office
9 8 (16.67%) Dodd-Frank
9 8 (16.67%) Lync
9 8 (16.67%) IP Telephony
9 8 (16.67%) Cisco IPT
9 8 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (14.58%) Windows 7
10 7 (14.58%) SQL
10 7 (14.58%) CCNA
10 7 (14.58%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (12.50%) Incident Management
12 5 (10.42%) VMware
12 5 (10.42%) MCITP
12 5 (10.42%) PRINCE2
12 5 (10.42%) Linux

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8 (16.67%) Lync
2 4 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (16.67%) MS Office
2 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.17%) 3ds Max
3 2 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (2.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 14 (29.17%) Office 365
2 1 (2.08%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.75%) LAN
2 8 (16.67%) Wireless
2 8 (16.67%) VPN
2 8 (16.67%) IP Telephony
2 8 (16.67%) Cisco IPT
3 4 (8.33%) SAN
3 4 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (8.33%) NAS
4 1 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.08%) Internet
4 1 (2.08%) DNS
4 1 (2.08%) WAN
4 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
1 2 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) Analyst
2 15 (31.25%) Service Analyst
2 15 (31.25%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (18.75%) 1st Line Support
4 6 (12.50%) Desktop Support
5 3 (6.25%) SQL DBA
5 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (6.25%) Help Desk Support
5 3 (6.25%) Administrator
5 3 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.25%) DBA
6 2 (4.17%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Help Desk Support Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Help Desk Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Desktop Team Leader
7 1 (2.08%) Deskside Support
7 1 (2.08%) Support Team Leader
7 1 (2.08%) Desktop Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (4.17%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.17%) iPhone
3 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.08%) CMDB
3 1 (2.08%) Market Risk
3 1 (2.08%) FMCG
3 1 (2.08%) Derivative
3 1 (2.08%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 1 (2.08%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 19 (39.58%) Windows
2 7 (14.58%) Windows 7
3 5 (10.42%) Linux
4 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.25%) Android
4 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.17%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.08%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (62.50%) ITIL
2 6 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 5 (10.42%) PRINCE2
4 4 (8.33%) Fault Management
5 2 (4.17%) Service Management
5 2 (4.17%) Coaching
5 2 (4.17%) QMS
6 1 (2.08%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.08%) Data Management
6 1 (2.08%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.08%) Software Testing
6 1 (2.08%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.08%) SIEM
6 1 (2.08%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (2.08%) Functional Programming
6 1 (2.08%) Line Management
6 1 (2.08%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.08%) Project Management
6 1 (2.08%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.58%) SQL
2 1 (2.08%) APL
2 1 (2.08%) Scala
2 1 (2.08%) C#
2 1 (2.08%) C++
2 1 (2.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (41.67%) MCP
2 12 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (25.00%) MCSE
3 9 (18.75%) Network+ Certification
4 7 (14.58%) CCNA
4 7 (14.58%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (10.42%) MCITP
6 4 (8.33%) MCSA
6 4 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (4.17%) Degree
8 1 (2.08%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.08%) CCENT
8 1 (2.08%) DCSE
8 1 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (2.08%) CISSP
8 1 (2.08%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (16.67%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (6.25%) SLA
4 1 (2.08%) COBIT
4 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (2.08%) BS7799
System Software
1 9 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 32 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 13 (27.08%) Cisco
3 8 (16.67%) Remedy
4 5 (10.42%) VMware
5 3 (6.25%) Dell
5 3 (6.25%) Adobe
6 2 (4.17%) Symantec
7 1 (2.08%) Google
7 1 (2.08%) ArcSight
7 1 (2.08%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.08%) NetApp
7 1 (2.08%) HP
7 1 (2.08%) SAP