The table below looks at the statistics for A+ Certification in IT contracts advertised for the City of 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 23 July 2016 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 168 208 193
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -15
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 2 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.059% 0.068% 0.035%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.34% 0.47% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £92 £120 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% -26.15%
UK excluding London median daily rate £153 £123 £118
% change year-on-year
+24.48% +4.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £13.58 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £14.13 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+15.92% +2.72%
A+ Certification
London

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

Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
592 858 905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.33% 14.48% 15.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 626 631
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 21 18
Median hourly rate £20.89 £17.98 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.18% +2.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £12.50 £12.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.75 £38.64 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +29.72%

A+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing A+ Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

A+ Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

A+ Certification
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

A+ Certification Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

A+ Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

A+ Certification Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, 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 City of London region with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) VBA
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) Android
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Line Management
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Office 365 Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Operations Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (25.00%) Line Management
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (50.00%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) HP