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 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 59 70 64
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 8 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.98% 0.22% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.24% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£191 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £166 £175 £150
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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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
743 837 829
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.72% 90.78% 92.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 372 361
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £262 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 28 41
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.25 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £22.05 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
3 11 (57.89%) Windows 7
4 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
5 6 (31.58%) MS Office
6 5 (26.32%) ITIL
6 5 (26.32%) Windows 8
7 4 (21.05%) MCTS
7 4 (21.05%) Problem Management
7 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
7 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (15.79%) Service Management
8 3 (15.79%) Linux
8 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
8 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
8 3 (15.79%) WAN
8 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (15.79%) MCITP
8 3 (15.79%) Degree
8 3 (15.79%) Customer Engagement
8 3 (15.79%) Patch Management
9 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
9 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
9 2 (10.53%) XenApp
9 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (10.53%) VMware
9 2 (10.53%) DHCP
9 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
9 2 (10.53%) DNS

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.26%) Lync
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Office
2 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) WAN
2 2 (10.53%) DHCP
2 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.53%) DNS
2 2 (10.53%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) LAN
General
1 1 (5.26%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Windows 7
3 5 (26.32%) Windows 8
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (15.79%) Linux
5 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Problem Management
3 3 (15.79%) Customer Engagement
3 3 (15.79%) Service Management
3 3 (15.79%) Patch Management
4 1 (5.26%) Validation
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (21.05%) MCTS
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) MCITP
2 3 (15.79%) Degree
3 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) Terminal Services
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
2 2 (10.53%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Citrix
2 2 (10.53%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.26%) Sophos
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Dell
Reading, Berkshire
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