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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CompTIA A+ Certification
England / London
Rank 404 430 390
Rank change year-on-year +26 -40  
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 2 6 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.010% 0.027% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.060% 0.16% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 12
Median daily rate £120 £145 £143
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +1.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £141 £210 £225
% change year-on-year -32.73% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 10
Median hourly rate £16.53 £15.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.95% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.00 £16.70
% change year-on-year - -22.15%  

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 3315 3865 3572
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 17.22% 17.46% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2244 2728 2349
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £603 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 49 88
Median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.57% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.85 £50.00
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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 +4 1 £120 -
A+ Certification
England

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 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 London region with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Network+ Certification
3 3 (50.00%) Time Management
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (50.00%) MS Office
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (33.33%) Identity Management
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 1 (16.67%) Google
5 1 (16.67%) MCDST
5 1 (16.67%) MCTS
5 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
5 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) Mac OS X
5 1 (16.67%) Remedy
5 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 1 (16.67%) LAN
5 1 (16.67%) WAN
5 1 (16.67%) SLA
5 1 (16.67%) MCP
5 1 (16.67%) Postgraduate

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 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
1 1 (16.67%) Wireless
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Desktop Support
2 3 (50.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Service Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Junior
4 1 (16.67%) Junior Desktop Support
4 1 (16.67%) Junior Support Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (16.67%) Mac OS X
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Time Management
2 2 (33.33%) Identity Management
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) Ticket Management
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Network+ Certification
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (16.67%) MCDST
3 1 (16.67%) MCP
3 1 (16.67%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) MCTS
3 1 (16.67%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Google
2 1 (16.67%) Remedy