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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 414 396 419
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +23
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 25 29 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.61% 0.80% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 14
Median daily rate £145 £85 £105
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.58% -19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £85 £82
10% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £222 £253
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £343 £118
% change year-on-year
-62.04% +191.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 9
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.40 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -17.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.08 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.04 £17.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.13 £15.25 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-7.37% -3.29%
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
4080 3617 3863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.69% 15.55% 15.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2687 2379 2486
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £353
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +6.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 67 91
Median hourly rate £19.23 £21.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.50% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £13.17 £14.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.71
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +14.18%

A+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 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 29 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing A+ Certification within the London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Ilford - 4 - -
Canary Wharf - 4 £160 -
City of London +25 1 - - 1
Croydon -12 1 - -
A+ Certification
England

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 London region with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 23 (65.71%) Windows
2 22 (62.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (62.86%) Windows 7
3 21 (60.00%) MS Office
4 20 (57.14%) Active Directory
5 19 (54.29%) MS Excel
5 19 (54.29%) Finance
6 18 (51.43%) TCP/IP
7 17 (48.57%) Network+ Certification
8 16 (45.71%) Microsoft
9 14 (40.00%) ITIL
9 14 (40.00%) MCP
10 13 (37.14%) Citrix
10 13 (37.14%) Blackberry
11 12 (34.29%) Change Management
11 12 (34.29%) Data Centre
12 11 (31.43%) MCSM
12 11 (31.43%) Virtual Servers
12 11 (31.43%) Internet
12 11 (31.43%) Lotus
12 11 (31.43%) Apple
12 11 (31.43%) Ethernet
12 11 (31.43%) IBM Notes
12 11 (31.43%) MCSE
12 11 (31.43%) MCSA
12 11 (31.43%) Wireless
12 11 (31.43%) ACTC
12 11 (31.43%) ACHDS
12 11 (31.43%) ACDT
12 11 (31.43%) Apple iOS

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (31.43%) IBM Notes
2 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
3 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 21 (60.00%) MS Office
2 19 (54.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Office 365
2 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (51.43%) TCP/IP
2 11 (31.43%) Ethernet
2 11 (31.43%) Internet
2 11 (31.43%) Wireless
3 7 (20.00%) DHCP
3 7 (20.00%) DNS
4 5 (14.29%) WAN
5 3 (8.57%) Firewall
5 3 (8.57%) LAN
6 2 (5.71%) VPN
7 1 (2.86%) ADSL
7 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Appium
1 1 (2.86%) Calabash
1 1 (2.86%) Capybara
1 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
1 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.86%) Hudson
1 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.86%) Maven
1 1 (2.86%) Selenium
1 1 (2.86%) Subversion
1 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
1 1 (2.86%) WATIR
General
1 19 (54.29%) Finance
2 7 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (14.29%) Billing
4 1 (2.86%) Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.86%) Legal
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
4 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) Desktop Support
2 10 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 8 (22.86%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 7 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 7 (20.00%) Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 5 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Support Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support Team Leader
7 3 (8.57%) Desktop Team Leader
7 3 (8.57%) Senior Desktop Support
7 3 (8.57%) Service Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Support Team Leader
7 3 (8.57%) Team Leader
8 2 (5.71%) Desktop Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Systems Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (37.14%) Blackberry
2 12 (34.29%) Data Centre
3 9 (25.71%) Client/Server
4 8 (22.86%) Management Information System
5 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (65.71%) Windows
2 22 (62.86%) Windows 7
3 11 (31.43%) Apple iOS
4 4 (11.43%) Windows Server
4 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (8.57%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.86%) Android
7 1 (2.86%) Linux
7 1 (2.86%) Unix
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) ITIL
2 12 (34.29%) Change Management
3 10 (28.57%) Time Management
4 9 (25.71%) Validation
5 6 (17.14%) Identity Management
6 5 (14.29%) ITIL V3
7 3 (8.57%) Line Management
7 3 (8.57%) Performance Management
8 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
8 2 (5.71%) Ticket Management
9 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (2.86%) BDD
9 1 (2.86%) Continuous Delivery
9 1 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (2.86%) DevOps
9 1 (2.86%) Information Security
9 1 (2.86%) Problem Management
9 1 (2.86%) Scrum
9 1 (2.86%) TDD
9 1 (2.86%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) Java
2 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.57%) VBA
3 2 (5.71%) C
4 1 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (62.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (48.57%) Network+ Certification
3 14 (40.00%) MCP
4 11 (31.43%) ACDT
4 11 (31.43%) ACHDS
4 11 (31.43%) ACTC
4 11 (31.43%) Degree
4 11 (31.43%) MCDST
4 11 (31.43%) MCSA
4 11 (31.43%) MCSE
4 11 (31.43%) MCSM
5 6 (17.14%) MCTS
6 4 (11.43%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (2.86%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) Basel II
2 1 (2.86%) Basel III
2 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 20 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 11 (31.43%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 16 (45.71%) Microsoft
2 13 (37.14%) Citrix
3 11 (31.43%) Apple
3 11 (31.43%) Lotus
4 10 (28.57%) Oracle
5 8 (22.86%) Cisco
6 4 (11.43%) Equitrac
7 3 (8.57%) HP
8 2 (5.71%) Dell
8 2 (5.71%) Remedy
9 1 (2.86%) IBM