The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Support in their job title over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 70 62 68
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 6 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.61% 1.14% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 1.20% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Average daily rate £325 £123 £145
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+165.30% -15.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £101 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £145 £165
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £140 £145
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Average hourly rate £90.00 £19.75 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+355.69% +3.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%
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
932 836 901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 94.14% 95.00% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 446 431
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 22 31
Average hourly rate £45.00 £19.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £42.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Support in the job title across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Reading region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Desktop Support Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Reading region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region that cited Desktop Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Support in their job title.

1 19 (95.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) Windows 7
3 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (45.00%) Windows XP
5 8 (40.00%) SCCM
6 6 (30.00%) Finance
7 5 (25.00%) DNS
8 4 (20.00%) Citrix
8 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 4 (20.00%) MS Office
8 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
9 3 (15.00%) DBS Check
9 3 (15.00%) Banking
9 3 (15.00%) Windows Vista
9 3 (15.00%) Remedy
10 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (10.00%) InstallShield
10 2 (10.00%) ITIL
10 2 (10.00%) C
10 2 (10.00%) SLA
10 2 (10.00%) DHCP
10 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
10 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
10 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
10 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
10 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
10 2 (10.00%) Software Distribution

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region that cited Desktop Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) DNS
2 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.00%) DHCP
3 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) InstallShield
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) Windows 7
3 9 (45.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Vista
6 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
7 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.00%) ITIL
1 2 (10.00%) Software Distribution
2 1 (5.00%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (5.00%) Service Management
2 1 (5.00%) Ticket Management
2 1 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) DBS Check
2 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) CCNA
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) MCITP
3 1 (5.00%) MCP
3 1 (5.00%) MCSA
3 1 (5.00%) MCSE
3 1 (5.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) BitLocker
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (5.00%) Terminal Server
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Citrix
3 3 (15.00%) Remedy
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) Sophos
4 1 (5.00%) Symantec
4 1 (5.00%) VMware