Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 605 571 549
Rank change year-on-year -34 -22 -6
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 29 36 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.063% 0.080% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.47% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 22 30
London median daily rate £190 £145 £123
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.03% +18.37% -2.00%
10th Percentile £140 £103 £83
90th Percentile £263 £237 £260
England median daily rate £160 £143 £143
% change year-on-year +12.28% - +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 9
London median hourly rate £26.05 £16.50 £14.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.89% +14.58% -17.71%
10th Percentile £24.32 £12.26 £11.76
90th Percentile £28.09 £17.25 £19.00
England median hourly rate £13.43 £13.60 £15.25
% change year-on-year -1.29% -10.82% -3.30%

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 7670 7709 7539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.59% 17.17% 16.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5105 4975 4974
London median daily rate £475 £458 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +2.81% +4.71%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £425 £422 £400
% change year-on-year +0.83% +5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 111 146
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% +14.08%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.50 £12.13
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £48.29
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.49% +7.37% +25.00%

A+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing A+ Certification in London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
West London -5 5 £232 +101.74%
Central London -8 2 £175 +16.67% 4
East London -17 2 £190 +18.75%
A+ Certification
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 24 (82.76%) Microsoft Office
1 24 (82.76%) Windows
2 23 (79.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (65.52%) Active Directory
3 19 (65.52%) Finance
4 18 (62.07%) Windows 7
5 17 (58.62%) Network+ Certification
5 17 (58.62%) TCP/IP
6 16 (55.17%) MCP
7 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
7 15 (51.72%) MCSE
8 14 (48.28%) Wireless
8 14 (48.28%) Apple iOS
9 12 (41.38%) MCSA
9 12 (41.38%) Apple
10 11 (37.93%) Blackberry
10 11 (37.93%) Citrix
10 11 (37.93%) Internet
10 11 (37.93%) Java
10 11 (37.93%) LAN
10 11 (37.93%) MCDST
10 11 (37.93%) Degree
10 11 (37.93%) Time Management
11 10 (34.48%) MCSM
11 10 (34.48%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (34.48%) ACTC
11 10 (34.48%) ACHDS
11 10 (34.48%) ACDT
11 10 (34.48%) Change Management
11 10 (34.48%) Validation

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 10 (34.48%) IBM Notes
2 8 (27.59%) MS Exchange
3 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.90%) IIS
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (82.76%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Eikon
1 1 (3.45%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (24.14%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (58.62%) TCP/IP
2 14 (48.28%) Wireless
3 11 (37.93%) Internet
3 11 (37.93%) LAN
4 10 (34.48%) Ethernet
5 4 (13.79%) DNS
5 4 (13.79%) VPN
6 3 (10.34%) WAN
7 2 (6.90%) DHCP
7 2 (6.90%) IPv6
7 2 (6.90%) PBX
7 2 (6.90%) SMTP
7 2 (6.90%) VoIP
7 2 (6.90%) WebEx
7 2 (6.90%) WLAN
8 1 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (3.45%) Firewall
8 1 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (3.45%) Skype
8 1 (3.45%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (3.45%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (65.52%) Finance
2 6 (20.69%) Telecoms
3 4 (13.79%) Banking
4 3 (10.34%) Investment Banking
5 2 (6.90%) Electronics
5 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
5 2 (6.90%) Marketing
6 1 (3.45%) Front Office
6 1 (3.45%) Multimedia
6 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Desktop Support
2 9 (31.03%) Desktop Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (20.69%) Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Desktop Technician
4 5 (17.24%) IT Support
4 5 (17.24%) Support Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 4 (13.79%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (13.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) IT Manager
5 4 (13.79%) Support Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 3 (10.34%) Active Directory Support
6 3 (10.34%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Exchange Support
6 3 (10.34%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Senior Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) XMPP
2 1 (3.45%) Middleware
2 1 (3.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) Blackberry
2 10 (34.48%) Client/Server
3 8 (27.59%) Management Information System
4 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
5 5 (17.24%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (6.90%) iPhone
6 2 (6.90%) NHS
7 1 (3.45%) Data Structures
7 1 (3.45%) Derivative
7 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
7 1 (3.45%) Fixed Income
7 1 (3.45%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 24 (82.76%) Windows
2 18 (62.07%) Windows 7
3 14 (48.28%) Apple iOS
4 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
5 4 (13.79%) Android
5 4 (13.79%) Linux
6 3 (10.34%) Mac OS X
7 2 (6.90%) Ubuntu
7 2 (6.90%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (3.45%) Mac OS
8 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
8 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Time Management
2 10 (34.48%) Change Management
2 10 (34.48%) ITIL
2 10 (34.48%) Validation
3 5 (17.24%) Identity Management
4 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.90%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.90%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (6.90%) E-Procurement
5 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL V3
5 2 (6.90%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.90%) Programme Management
5 2 (6.90%) Project Management
5 2 (6.90%) Release Management
5 2 (6.90%) Service Desk Management
6 1 (3.45%) ITIL V2
6 1 (3.45%) Line Management
6 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) Java
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.45%) Scala
3 1 (3.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (79.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (58.62%) Network+ Certification
3 16 (55.17%) MCP
4 15 (51.72%) MCSE
5 12 (41.38%) MCSA
6 11 (37.93%) Degree
6 11 (37.93%) MCDST
7 10 (34.48%) ACDT
7 10 (34.48%) ACHDS
7 10 (34.48%) ACTC
7 10 (34.48%) MCSM
8 5 (17.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (10.34%) CCNA
9 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (6.90%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (6.90%) MCITP
10 2 (6.90%) Security+ Certification
11 1 (3.45%) CCIE
11 1 (3.45%) MCTS
11 1 (3.45%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (65.52%) Active Directory
2 10 (34.48%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) SCCM
1 4 (13.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (6.90%) DameWare
3 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
2 12 (41.38%) Apple
3 11 (37.93%) Citrix
4 10 (34.48%) Lotus
4 10 (34.48%) Oracle
5 4 (13.79%) HP
6 3 (10.34%) Cisco
6 3 (10.34%) Dell
7 2 (6.90%) Avaya
7 2 (6.90%) BT
7 2 (6.90%) Google
7 2 (6.90%) SAP
7 2 (6.90%) Siemens
7 2 (6.90%) Sophos
8 1 (3.45%) Bloomberg
8 1 (3.45%) Remedy
8 1 (3.45%) Reuters
8 1 (3.45%) Samsung
8 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow
8 1 (3.45%) Xerox