Period
to 27 October 2021

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 6 months to 27 October 2021 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
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 557 362 533
Rank change year-on-year -195 +171 +91
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 15 1 30
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.041% 0.007% 0.082%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.035% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 20
10th Percentile £118 " £150
25th Percentile £145 " £178
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £170 - £263
75th Percentile £185 " £344
90th Percentile £194 " £363
England median daily rate £190 £135 £225
% change year-on-year +40.74% -40.00% +38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 6
10th Percentile " " £10.50
25th Percentile £13.25 " £11.88
Median hourly rate £13.50 £20.00 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -32.50% +21.21% +26.92%
75th Percentile £13.75 " £19.25
90th Percentile " " £20.00
England median hourly rate £13.50 £15.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.29% -7.35% +5.17%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 5,559 2,868 5,982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.37% 20.03% 16.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,684 2,061 4,165
10th Percentile £350 £313 £308
25th Percentile £433 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £545 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.00% - -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £600
90th Percentile £725 £675 £700
England median daily rate £500 £481 £470
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.29% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 32 96
10th Percentile £15.10 £18.01 £12.75
25th Percentile £20.75 £24.88 £20.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.75 £31.25
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +17.60% +38.89%
75th Percentile £49.50 £45.38 £50.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £54.88 £52.50
England median hourly rate £29.40 £31.61 £40.00
% change year-on-year -6.99% -20.98% +73.91%

A+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing A+ Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for A+ Certification in London

A+ Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing A+ Certification in London.

Daily rate trend for A+ Certification in London

A+ Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing A+ Certification in London.

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 6 months to 27 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London - 2 £170 - 3
A+ Certification
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing A+ Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft 365
1 7 (46.67%) ServiceNow
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 6 (40.00%) MCSA
2 6 (40.00%) Citrix
2 6 (40.00%) Network+ Certification
3 5 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (33.33%) Windows
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (33.33%) Retail
3 5 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco
4 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
4 4 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (20.00%) Preventative Maintenance
5 3 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (20.00%) Social Skills
5 3 (20.00%) Wireless
5 3 (20.00%) Degree
5 3 (20.00%) SCCM
5 3 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (13.33%) AirWatch
6 2 (13.33%) User Experience
6 2 (13.33%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
6 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring

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 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (20.00%) Wireless
3 2 (13.33%) LAN
3 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (13.33%) WAN
4 1 (6.67%) Internet
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security
4 1 (6.67%) Skype
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
General
1 5 (33.33%) Retail
2 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Social Skills
3 2 (13.33%) Finance
4 1 (6.67%) Organisational Skills
4 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Desktop Support
3 5 (33.33%) Service Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Support Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Support Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Deskside Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Deskside Support
5 2 (13.33%) Deskside Support Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) IT Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) IT Support
5 2 (13.33%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Applications Support Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Technician
6 1 (6.67%) Desktop Technician
6 1 (6.67%) Mac Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (13.33%) Mobile Computing
3 2 (13.33%) Reinsurance
3 2 (13.33%) User Experience
4 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Android
3 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 4 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (20.00%) Preventative Maintenance
5 2 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 2 (13.33%) Proactive Maintenance
5 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
5 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
6 1 (6.67%) Software Delivery
6 1 (6.67%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (40.00%) MCSA
2 6 (40.00%) Network+ Certification
3 3 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (13.33%) MCP
5 1 (6.67%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (6.67%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (13.33%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) ServiceNow
2 6 (40.00%) Citrix
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) Apple
4 1 (6.67%) Lotus