The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Reading region that had Support Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Specialist
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 65 - 69
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.42% - 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% - 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £180 - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.50 -

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
645 882 818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 91.23% 94.74% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 508 458
Median daily rate £413 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £520 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 54 17
Median hourly rate £14.50 £31.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.33% +62.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £135.00 £54.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, Support Specialist 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 Support Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) AIX
4 2 (40.00%) MS Office
4 2 (40.00%) VPN
4 2 (40.00%) MCSE
4 2 (40.00%) MCSA
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) EMC
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (40.00%) A+ Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Apple
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (40.00%) Validation
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) JIRA
4 2 (40.00%) WSUS
4 2 (40.00%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (40.00%) SCCM
4 2 (40.00%) SCOM
4 2 (40.00%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008

Support Specialist 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 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Changepoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) VPN
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (40.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) AIX
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) A+ Certification
1 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (40.00%) MCSA
1 2 (40.00%) MCSE
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (20.00%) PMP
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
1 2 (40.00%) SCOM
1 2 (40.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Apple
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) EMC
2 2 (40.00%) VMware