The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Technician 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 Support Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 25 November 2014 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Technician
Rank 72 81 93
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 2 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.22% 0.47% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.51% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£175 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £197 £143
% change year-on-year
-10.94% +37.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +30.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -8.00%
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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
809 981 1185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.59% 91.60% 90.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 513 403
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 35 45
Average hourly rate £17.07 £12.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.56% -30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £17.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Support Technician in the job title across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Technician Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Support Technician
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Support Technician Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Support Technician
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Support Technician Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Support Technician
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region that cited Support Technician 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 Support Technician in their job title.

1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (54.55%) Windows 8
3 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (45.45%) Internet
4 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
4 5 (45.45%) LAN
4 5 (45.45%) WAN
4 5 (45.45%) Firewall
5 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
5 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
6 2 (18.18%) DHCP
6 2 (18.18%) DNS
6 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
7 1 (9.09%) Time Management
7 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
7 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes
7 1 (9.09%) MS Office
7 1 (9.09%) ITIL
7 1 (9.09%) Citrix
7 1 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (9.09%) Lotus

Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region that cited Support Technician 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 Support Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Internet
1 5 (45.45%) LAN
1 5 (45.45%) WAN
1 5 (45.45%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) DHCP
2 2 (18.18%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (54.55%) Windows 8
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Time Management
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix
2 1 (9.09%) Lotus