The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Reading region that had IT Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 59 70 61
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -9
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 7 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.87% 0.22% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.23% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £148 £200 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.25% -42.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £150 £168
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Median hourly rate £14.50 £11.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.08% -34.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.94 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+0.46% +3.22%
IT 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
759 862 829
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 94.17% 93.19% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 484 370
Median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £220 £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 38 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 £33.58 £40.39 £19.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

IT Support Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

IT Support
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

IT Support Daily Rate Trend in Reading

IT Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

IT Support Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

IT Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT 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 IT Support in the job title.

1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
3 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
4 6 (35.29%) Windows 7
5 5 (29.41%) MS Office
6 4 (23.53%) Citrix
6 4 (23.53%) Finance
6 4 (23.53%) VMware
7 3 (17.65%) Windows 8
7 3 (17.65%) SCCM
7 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
7 3 (17.65%) Remedy
7 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
7 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
8 2 (11.76%) CRM
8 2 (11.76%) Project Management
8 2 (11.76%) MCSE
8 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (11.76%) Firewall
8 2 (11.76%) Migration
8 2 (11.76%) Velocity
8 2 (11.76%) Data Management
8 2 (11.76%) Escalation Management
8 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (11.76%) Process Improvement
8 2 (11.76%) Coaching
9 1 (5.88%) Cutover Planning
9 1 (5.88%) Retail
9 1 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
9 1 (5.88%) Trello

IT 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 (5.88%) CMS
1 1 (5.88%) Drupal
1 1 (5.88%) Joomla!
1 1 (5.88%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (5.88%) Umbraco
1 1 (5.88%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Office
2 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) ATM
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (5.88%) Network Security
2 1 (5.88%) VoIP
2 1 (5.88%) Wireless
2 1 (5.88%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Velocity
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.88%) CSS
2 1 (5.88%) CSS3
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) HTML5
2 1 (5.88%) jQuery
2 1 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.88%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.88%) EPoS
2 1 (5.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Windows 7
3 3 (17.65%) Windows 8
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) Coaching
1 2 (11.76%) CRM
1 2 (11.76%) Data Management
1 2 (11.76%) Escalation Management
1 2 (11.76%) Migration
1 2 (11.76%) Process Improvement
1 2 (11.76%) Project Management
2 1 (5.88%) Cutover Planning
2 1 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (5.88%) Identity Management
2 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
2 1 (5.88%) Network Architecture
2 1 (5.88%) Security Management
2 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
2 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
2 1 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
1 1 (5.88%) C#
1 1 (5.88%) C++
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.88%) PHP
1 1 (5.88%) Python
1 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) MCSE
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) CCNA
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) MCITP
2 1 (5.88%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) ISA Server
3 1 (5.88%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Citrix
2 4 (23.53%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) Remedy
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco
4 1 (5.88%) Sitecore