The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Reading region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Technician
Rank 64 72 82
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 5 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.56% 0.42% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.46% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £185 £158 £274
% change year-on-year
+17.46% -42.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £10.44 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 £14.00 £13.42
% change year-on-year
-11.78% +4.32%
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
799 875 1061
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 88.78% 91.34% 89.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 379 381
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 43 40
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.00 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.68% +2.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.52 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.95 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Support Technician
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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 25 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 8
2 3 (42.86%) Internet
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
3 2 (28.57%) ISO 9001
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) VPN
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
3 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) Apple
3 2 (28.57%) MS Office
3 2 (28.57%) IP Telephony
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (28.57%) Network Architecture

Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (28.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) LAN
1 3 (42.86%) WAN
1 3 (42.86%) Internet
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) IP Telephony
2 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 8
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Network Architecture
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Apple
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco