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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 386 406 418
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +12
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 29 27 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.11% 0.044%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.79% 0.72% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 4
Average daily rate
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£85 £110 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% -15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £118 £238
% change year-on-year
+191.48% -50.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 6
Average hourly rate £14.40 £17.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.71% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.08 £15.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.04 £17.60 £17.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.77 £14.13
% change year-on-year
-3.29% +11.64%
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
3649 3754 3738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.39% 15.68% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2404 2404 2357
Average daily rate £430 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £596
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 87 102
Average hourly rate £21.38 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £49.80 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Croydon - 3 £180 -
City of London - 3 - -
Uxbridge +5 2 £160 +4.91%
Enfield - 1 - -
A+ Certification
England

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 26 (49.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (41.51%) MCSE
3 19 (35.85%) ITIL
4 17 (32.08%) Microsoft
5 15 (28.30%) MCP
6 13 (24.53%) Network+ Certification
7 12 (22.64%) CCNA
7 12 (22.64%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (20.75%) Windows
9 10 (18.87%) SQL
9 10 (18.87%) Office 365
10 8 (15.09%) VMware
10 8 (15.09%) MCSA
11 7 (13.21%) MS Office
11 7 (13.21%) Active Directory
11 7 (13.21%) Cisco
12 6 (11.32%) PRINCE2
13 5 (9.43%) Linux
13 5 (9.43%) Dell
13 5 (9.43%) SAN
14 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
14 4 (7.55%) Remedy
14 4 (7.55%) DNS
14 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
14 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
14 4 (7.55%) LAMP
14 4 (7.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (7.55%) MCDST
14 4 (7.55%) MCITP
14 4 (7.55%) Fault Management

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (7.55%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (13.21%) MS Office
2 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.66%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.87%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) SAN
2 4 (7.55%) NAS
2 4 (7.55%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (7.55%) DNS
3 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.66%) Internet
3 3 (5.66%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (3.77%) LAN
4 2 (3.77%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.89%) Big Data
General
1 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.77%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (9.43%) Support Engineer
2 4 (7.55%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (7.55%) Analyst
2 4 (7.55%) Customer Engineer
3 3 (5.66%) DBA
3 3 (5.66%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (5.66%) Service Analyst
3 3 (5.66%) Help Desk Support
3 3 (5.66%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (5.66%) SQL DBA
4 2 (3.77%) Help Desk Engineer
4 2 (3.77%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (3.77%) Data Centre Engineer
4 2 (3.77%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (3.77%) Help Desk Support Engineer
4 2 (3.77%) Administrator
4 2 (3.77%) Field Engineer
4 2 (3.77%) Support Analyst
4 2 (3.77%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (3.77%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.66%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.77%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.77%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.89%) Derivative
3 1 (1.89%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 1 (1.89%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.89%) Market Risk
3 1 (1.89%) iPhone
3 1 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.89%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.89%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.75%) Windows
2 5 (9.43%) Linux
3 4 (7.55%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.77%) Android
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.89%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.85%) ITIL
2 6 (11.32%) PRINCE2
3 4 (7.55%) Fault Management
4 2 (3.77%) Data Migration
4 2 (3.77%) Server Monitoring
4 2 (3.77%) Line Management
4 2 (3.77%) PRINCE
4 2 (3.77%) Project Management
4 2 (3.77%) Service Management
4 2 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.77%) Risk Management
4 2 (3.77%) Migration
4 2 (3.77%) Business Continuity
5 1 (1.89%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.89%) Data Management
5 1 (1.89%) Software Engineering
5 1 (1.89%) Functional Programming
5 1 (1.89%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.87%) SQL
2 2 (3.77%) Scala
2 2 (3.77%) Java
3 1 (1.89%) APL
3 1 (1.89%) C
3 1 (1.89%) C#
3 1 (1.89%) C++
Qualifications
1 26 (49.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (41.51%) MCSE
3 15 (28.30%) MCP
4 13 (24.53%) Network+ Certification
5 12 (22.64%) CCNA
5 12 (22.64%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (15.09%) MCSA
7 4 (7.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (7.55%) MCDST
7 4 (7.55%) MCITP
8 3 (5.66%) CCENT
8 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
8 3 (5.66%) DCSE
8 3 (5.66%) JNCIA
9 2 (3.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
9 2 (3.77%) Degree
10 1 (1.89%) CCNP
10 1 (1.89%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) BS7799
1 2 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (13.21%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.89%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 17 (32.08%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.09%) VMware
3 7 (13.21%) Cisco
4 5 (9.43%) Dell
5 4 (7.55%) Remedy
6 3 (5.66%) HP
7 2 (3.77%) Avaya
7 2 (3.77%) NetApp
7 2 (3.77%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (3.77%) Polycom
8 1 (1.89%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.89%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.89%) SAP