The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Reading region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 63 71 55
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 2 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.28% 0.75% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.79% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Median daily rate - £188 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £150 £145
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Median hourly rate £15.25 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.75% +2.56%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.43 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.99% +2.83%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
647 882 791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 91.38% 94.74% 95.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 508 438
Median daily rate £415 £415 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £520 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 54 16
Median hourly rate £14.50 £31.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.33% +62.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £135.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, Desktop 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 Reading region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) MS Office
4 2 (25.00%) SAP
4 2 (25.00%) VPN
4 2 (25.00%) SLA
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Phone
4 2 (25.00%) Skype
4 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
5 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 1 (12.50%) Office 365
5 1 (12.50%) OneDrive
5 1 (12.50%) BitLocker
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (12.50%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 1 (12.50%) Data Management
5 1 (12.50%) LANDesk
5 1 (12.50%) DHCP
5 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) Dell
5 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
1 1 (12.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) Skype
1 2 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Phone
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 1 (12.50%) Data Management
2 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) BitLocker
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) Dell
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) LANDesk