The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Reading region that had Help Desk Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Help Desk Support
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 62 - 71
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Support 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.14% - 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% - 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £175 - £150
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £145 £135
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.96
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £12.25
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -2.04%

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
651 959 878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 93.13% 94.02% 95.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 563 473
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 42 22
Median hourly rate £17.50 £55.55 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.49% +184.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Help Desk Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Help Desk Support Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Help Desk Support
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Help Desk Support Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Help Desk Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Help Desk Support Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Help Desk Support Skill Set
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, Help Desk 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 Help Desk Support in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Asset Management
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) A+ Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Apple
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) MCSA
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft

Help Desk 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) A+ Certification
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Apple
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft