The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Berkshire region that had Technical Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Support
Rank 105 122 118
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 23 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.92% 0.25% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.27% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 5
Median daily rate £375 - £268
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 - £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 - £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £251 £245 £241
% change year-on-year
+2.55% +1.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £14.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+14.03% -18.57%
Technical Support
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2328 2594 2506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.71% 92.84% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1220 1350 1259
Median daily rate £400 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 85 92
Median hourly rate £14.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.62% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £13.72 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.60 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%

Technical Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Berkshire region that featured Technical Support in the job title.

Technical Support Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Technical Support
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Support across the Berkshire region.

Technical Support Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Technical Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Support across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016.

Technical Support Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Technical Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Support across the Berkshire region.

Technical Support Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Technical Support
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Support within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading +10 13 £380 - 3
Bracknell - 3 £253 - 1
Technical Support
South East

Technical Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, Technical Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region featuring Technical Support in the job title.

1 28 (77.78%) Windows
2 19 (52.78%) Microsoft
3 13 (36.11%) Windows Server
4 12 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 11 (30.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (30.56%) Linux
5 11 (30.56%) MS Office
6 10 (27.78%) MCSE
6 10 (27.78%) VMware
7 9 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 9 (25.00%) Office 365
8 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (22.22%) F5
8 8 (22.22%) German Language
8 8 (22.22%) Skype
8 8 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (19.44%) Cisco
9 7 (19.44%) Python
9 7 (19.44%) SQL
9 7 (19.44%) Oracle
9 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
9 7 (19.44%) MCITP
9 7 (19.44%) Computer Science
9 7 (19.44%) Degree
10 6 (16.67%) .NET
10 6 (16.67%) C
10 6 (16.67%) C#
10 6 (16.67%) CSS
10 6 (16.67%) Active Directory
10 6 (16.67%) DNS

Technical Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (13.89%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.33%) IIS
3 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.78%) Drupal
4 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.78%) JBoss
4 1 (2.78%) Joomla!
4 1 (2.78%) Node.js
4 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.78%) WildFly
4 1 (2.78%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 11 (30.56%) MS Office
3 2 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.00%) Office 365
2 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) Skype
2 6 (16.67%) DNS
3 5 (13.89%) NetScaler
4 4 (11.11%) DHCP
4 4 (11.11%) Diameter Protocol
4 4 (11.11%) GPRS
4 4 (11.11%) HTTP
4 4 (11.11%) Kerberos
4 4 (11.11%) SS7
4 4 (11.11%) UMTS
4 4 (11.11%) WCDMA
5 3 (8.33%) CDMA
5 3 (8.33%) GSM
5 3 (8.33%) LAN
5 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 3 (8.33%) VoIP
5 3 (8.33%) WAN
6 2 (5.56%) Internet
6 2 (5.56%) IPv6
6 2 (5.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.89%) Relational Database
3 4 (11.11%) Big Data
3 4 (11.11%) Hadoop
3 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.56%) Datazen
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (5.56%) RDBMS
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (22.22%) German Language
2 4 (11.11%) French Language
2 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.33%) Marketing
4 2 (5.56%) Italian Language
4 2 (5.56%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.78%) Advertising
5 1 (2.78%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) .NET
1 6 (16.67%) CSS
2 4 (11.11%) .NET Framework
2 4 (11.11%) XML
3 2 (5.56%) ADO
3 2 (5.56%) ADO.NET
3 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (5.56%) Autofac
3 2 (5.56%) Castle Windsor
3 2 (5.56%) DCOM
3 2 (5.56%) Entity Framework
3 2 (5.56%) HTML
3 2 (5.56%) ODBC
3 2 (5.56%) OLE
3 2 (5.56%) OLE DB
3 2 (5.56%) SAML
3 2 (5.56%) Unity DI Container
3 2 (5.56%) XML Schema
4 1 (2.78%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Computer Science
2 4 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.11%) Public Cloud
3 2 (5.56%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) NHS
4 1 (2.78%) PKI
4 1 (2.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 28 (77.78%) Windows
2 13 (36.11%) Windows Server
3 11 (30.56%) Linux
4 5 (13.89%) Unix
5 4 (11.11%) Solaris
5 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.56%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (13.89%) High Availability
2 5 (13.89%) Mentoring
3 3 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (8.33%) Change Management
4 2 (5.56%) Analytics
4 2 (5.56%) Data Migration
4 2 (5.56%) Data Modelling
4 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.56%) Memory Management
4 2 (5.56%) Migration
4 2 (5.56%) MVC
4 2 (5.56%) Open Source
4 2 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (5.56%) Presales
4 2 (5.56%) Process Improvement
4 2 (5.56%) Software Testing
4 2 (5.56%) Use Case
4 2 (5.56%) Workflow
5 1 (2.78%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (19.44%) Python
2 7 (19.44%) SQL
3 6 (16.67%) C
3 6 (16.67%) C#
4 5 (13.89%) C++
4 5 (13.89%) Ruby
5 4 (11.11%) Java
5 4 (11.11%) VB
5 4 (11.11%) VB.NET
6 2 (5.56%) R
6 2 (5.56%) Scala
6 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.56%) VB6
6 2 (5.56%) VBScript
7 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (30.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (27.78%) MCSE
3 7 (19.44%) Degree
3 7 (19.44%) MCITP
4 5 (13.89%) MCDST
5 4 (11.11%) MCSD
6 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (5.56%) MCSA
6 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.78%) CCNA
7 1 (2.78%) CCNP
7 1 (2.78%) DBS Check
7 1 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.89%) vSphere
3 3 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.78%) KVM
4 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 19 (52.78%) Microsoft
2 10 (27.78%) VMware
3 8 (22.22%) F5
4 7 (19.44%) Cisco
4 7 (19.44%) Oracle
5 5 (13.89%) Juniper
6 4 (11.11%) Sybase
7 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.56%) Remedy
8 1 (2.78%) NetApp
8 1 (2.78%) NetScout