The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for A+ Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 June 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.

CompTIA A+ Certification
England / London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 403 415 405
Rank change year-on-year +12 -10  
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 13 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.063% 0.074% 0.098%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.44% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 12
Median daily rate £150 £140 £85
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +64.70%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £154 £240
% change year-on-year -15.30% -36.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Median hourly rate £13.25 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.62% -17.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.13
% change year-on-year -8.57% +15.70%  

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 London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3454 3658 3657
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 16.66% 16.85% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2262 2532 2352
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 43 99
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.51% -24.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £14.02 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

A+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 London

A+ Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for A+ Certification in London

A+ Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for A+ Certification 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 22 June 2017. 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 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
City of London +3 1 - -
A+ Certification
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 London region with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 12 (80.00%) Windows
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (73.33%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
5 7 (46.67%) ITIL
5 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
6 6 (40.00%) MCSE
6 6 (40.00%) LAN
6 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
6 6 (40.00%) Wireless
6 6 (40.00%) Network+ Certification
7 5 (33.33%) Telecoms
7 5 (33.33%) Finance
7 5 (33.33%) MCDST
7 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
7 5 (33.33%) Office 365
8 4 (26.67%) Apple iOS
8 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
8 4 (26.67%) Citrix
8 4 (26.67%) VPN
9 3 (20.00%) Asset Management
9 3 (20.00%) Degree
9 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (20.00%) DNS
9 3 (20.00%) DHCP
9 3 (20.00%) SLA
9 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
9 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
9 3 (20.00%) Linux

A+ Certification
Co-occurring 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 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (13.33%) IBM Notes
3 2 (13.33%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) LAN
1 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (40.00%) Wireless
2 4 (26.67%) VPN
3 3 (20.00%) DHCP
3 3 (20.00%) DNS
4 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
4 2 (13.33%) Internet
4 2 (13.33%) IPv6
4 2 (13.33%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (13.33%) SMTP
4 2 (13.33%) WAN
4 2 (13.33%) WLAN
5 1 (6.67%) PBX
5 1 (6.67%) VoIP
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
1 5 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Electronics
2 2 (13.33%) Investment Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (13.33%) Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Desktop Support
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (26.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) IT Support
3 4 (26.67%) Support Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Support Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Desktop Support
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Server Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Support Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Server Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Server Support
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
1 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
1 2 (13.33%) Driving Licence
1 2 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
2 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
2 1 (6.67%) Derivative
2 1 (6.67%) Fixed Income
2 1 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (6.67%) Interest Rate Derivative
2 1 (6.67%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (26.67%) Apple iOS
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (20.00%) Linux
5 2 (13.33%) Android
5 2 (13.33%) Mac OS X
5 2 (13.33%) Ubuntu
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (6.67%) Unix
6 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (13.33%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (13.33%) PRINCE
3 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
3 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
3 2 (13.33%) Time Management
3 2 (13.33%) Validation
4 1 (6.67%) Data Management
4 1 (6.67%) Functional Programming
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
4 1 (6.67%) Logistics
4 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) APL
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) C++
3 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.67%) Scala
3 1 (6.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (40.00%) MCSE
2 6 (40.00%) Network+ Certification
3 5 (33.33%) MCDST
4 3 (20.00%) Degree
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (13.33%) ACDT
5 2 (13.33%) ACHDS
5 2 (13.33%) ACTC
5 2 (13.33%) CCA
5 2 (13.33%) CCNA
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (13.33%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (13.33%) MCITP
5 2 (13.33%) MCP
5 2 (13.33%) MCSA
5 2 (13.33%) MCSM
6 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
6 1 (6.67%) MCTS
6 1 (6.67%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Citrix
3 3 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (13.33%) Apple
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco
4 2 (13.33%) Google
4 2 (13.33%) Lotus
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle
4 2 (13.33%) SAP
5 1 (6.67%) Adobe
5 1 (6.67%) Avaya
5 1 (6.67%) BT
5 1 (6.67%) Dell
5 1 (6.67%) McAfee
5 1 (6.67%) Siemens
5 1 (6.67%) Symantec