The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for A+ Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CompTIA A+ Certification
London / City of London
Rank 150 150 186
Rank change year-on-year 0 +36  
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 1 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.034% 0.031% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.21% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Median daily rate £120 - £165
UK excluding London median daily rate £141 £210 £210
% change year-on-year -32.73% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £13.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +48.58%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year - -17.56%  

A+ Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 415 482 837
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 13.97% 14.74% 16.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 345 621
Median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 17
Median hourly rate £15.87 £20.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.66% -9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.32 £17.00 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.56 £37.96 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

A+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing A+ Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for A+ Certification in the City of London

A+ Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for A+ Certification in the City of London

A+ Certification
Contractor 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 in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for A+ Certification in the City of London

A+ Certification
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, 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 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Network+ Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCDST
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

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 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Mac Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCDST
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft