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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 71 71 64
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 10 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.98% 0.50% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 0.53% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 6
Median daily rate £218 £200 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% -29.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £200 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £200 £333
UK excluding London median daily rate £163 £140 £135
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £9.00 £17.50 £14.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.57% +19.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+0.93% +2.74%
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
944 936 960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 92.73% 94.26% 91.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 498 483
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 32 30
Median hourly rate £14.00 £21.55 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.03% +39.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £14.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £27.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Support across the Reading region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

IT Support Daily Rate Histogram 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 2 May 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 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
4 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
4 3 (23.08%) CRM
4 3 (23.08%) MS Office
4 3 (23.08%) VMware
4 3 (23.08%) Data Management
4 3 (23.08%) Velocity
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
4 3 (23.08%) Coaching
4 3 (23.08%) Process Improvement
4 3 (23.08%) Escalation Management
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) Finance
5 2 (15.38%) MCSE
5 2 (15.38%) Citrix
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (7.69%) Internet
6 1 (7.69%) ISA Server
6 1 (7.69%) Remedy
6 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (7.69%) CCNA
6 1 (7.69%) VoIP
6 1 (7.69%) DNS

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 (7.69%) CMS
1 1 (7.69%) Drupal
1 1 (7.69%) Joomla!
1 1 (7.69%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (7.69%) Umbraco
1 1 (7.69%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
1 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (7.69%) VoIP
1 1 (7.69%) Wireless
1 1 (7.69%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Advertising
2 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Velocity
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) CSS3
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) HTML5
2 1 (7.69%) jQuery
2 1 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
1 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.69%) Digital Media
1 1 (7.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Coaching
1 3 (23.08%) CRM
1 3 (23.08%) Data Management
1 3 (23.08%) Escalation Management
1 3 (23.08%) Process Improvement
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Cutover Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
3 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.69%) Network Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Security Management
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
3 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C
1 1 (7.69%) C#
1 1 (7.69%) C++
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.69%) PHP
1 1 (7.69%) Python
1 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) MCSE
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) CCNA
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) MCITP
2 1 (7.69%) MCP
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.69%) ISA Server
2 1 (7.69%) KVM
2 1 (7.69%) UAG
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
1 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) Remedy
4 1 (7.69%) Sitecore