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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 58 61 53
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 8 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.98% 0.89% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 0.96% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Median daily rate £125 £163 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -40.90%
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £165 £160
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Median hourly rate £24.03 £14.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.64% -23.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.01 £13.20 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.05 £142.80 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Desktop Support
Berkshire

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
768 837 828
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 94.23% 93.10% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 467 367
Median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 48 34
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.19% +26.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £40.39 £19.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, 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 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
3 10 (71.43%) MS Office
3 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 9 (64.29%) Windows 7
4 9 (64.29%) MS Excel
5 6 (42.86%) SCCM
6 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
7 4 (28.57%) Windows 8
8 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
9 2 (14.29%) Finance
9 2 (14.29%) Legal
9 2 (14.29%) DNS
9 2 (14.29%) SLA
9 2 (14.29%) DHCP
9 2 (14.29%) ITIL
9 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (14.29%) Skype for Business
9 2 (14.29%) Office 365
9 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (14.29%) WSUS
9 2 (14.29%) Banking
10 1 (7.14%) MCTS
10 1 (7.14%) MCITP
10 1 (7.14%) Degree
10 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
10 1 (7.14%) Polycom
10 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
10 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
10 1 (7.14%) PowerShell

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 2 (14.29%) Skype for Business
2 1 (7.14%) IBM Notes
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (71.43%) MS Office
2 9 (64.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) DHCP
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) IPX
2 1 (7.14%) Skype
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows 7
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
4 4 (28.57%) Windows 8
5 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (7.14%) Migration
2 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
2 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
2 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) MCITP
2 1 (7.14%) MCP
2 1 (7.14%) MCSE
2 1 (7.14%) MCTS
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) BitLocker
2 1 (7.14%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) SCCM
2 2 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Lotus
2 1 (7.14%) Polycom