The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Reading region that had Technical Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Support
Rank 63 70 63
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 1 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.13% 0.21% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.23% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £188 £170 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -22.72%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £225
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £17.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £19.73
% change year-on-year
+21.87% -18.91%
Technical 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
739 868 830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 93.66% 93.23% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 494 371
Median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £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 37 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 £35.73 £40.39 £19.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Technical Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Technical Support Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Technical Support
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Technical Support Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Technical Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Technical Support Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Technical Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, Technical 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 Technical Support in the job title.

1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
3 7 (46.67%) PowerShell
4 6 (40.00%) Linux
4 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (33.33%) Cisco
5 5 (33.33%) Python
5 5 (33.33%) Degree
5 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (33.33%) VMware
6 4 (26.67%) Ruby
6 4 (26.67%) vSphere
6 4 (26.67%) High Availability
6 4 (26.67%) MCSE
6 4 (26.67%) CSS
6 4 (26.67%) C
6 4 (26.67%) C#
6 4 (26.67%) .NET
6 4 (26.67%) Juniper
6 4 (26.67%) F5
6 4 (26.67%) NetScaler
6 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
7 3 (20.00%) HTTP
7 3 (20.00%) DNS
7 3 (20.00%) Oracle
7 3 (20.00%) MS Office
7 3 (20.00%) C++

Technical 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 (6.67%) Drupal
1 1 (6.67%) IIS
1 1 (6.67%) Joomla!
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) IaaS
2 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) NetScaler
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (20.00%) HTTP
3 2 (13.33%) BGP
3 2 (13.33%) DHCP
3 2 (13.33%) Diameter Protocol
3 2 (13.33%) GPRS
3 2 (13.33%) Internet
3 2 (13.33%) IPsec
3 2 (13.33%) IPv6
3 2 (13.33%) Kerberos
3 2 (13.33%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (13.33%) SS7
3 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (13.33%) UMTS
3 2 (13.33%) VoIP
3 2 (13.33%) VPN
3 2 (13.33%) WCDMA
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall
4 1 (6.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Big Data
2 1 (6.67%) Datazen
2 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (20.00%) Marketing
2 2 (13.33%) German Language
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
1 4 (26.67%) CSS
2 3 (20.00%) XML
3 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.67%) ADO
4 1 (6.67%) ADO.NET
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (6.67%) Autofac
4 1 (6.67%) DCOM
4 1 (6.67%) Entity Framework
4 1 (6.67%) HTML
4 1 (6.67%) Node.js
4 1 (6.67%) OAuth2
4 1 (6.67%) ODBC
4 1 (6.67%) OLE
4 1 (6.67%) OLE DB
4 1 (6.67%) SAML
4 1 (6.67%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (6.67%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) Public Cloud
3 1 (6.67%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (6.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
3 6 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Solaris
4 2 (13.33%) Ubuntu
4 2 (13.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) High Availability
1 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (13.33%) Presales
2 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
2 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (13.33%) Workflow
3 1 (6.67%) B2B
3 1 (6.67%) B2C
3 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (6.67%) Memory Management
3 1 (6.67%) MVC
3 1 (6.67%) Open Source
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) PowerShell
2 5 (33.33%) Python
3 4 (26.67%) C
3 4 (26.67%) C#
3 4 (26.67%) Ruby
4 3 (20.00%) C++
4 3 (20.00%) VB
5 2 (13.33%) Java
5 2 (13.33%) VB.NET
5 2 (13.33%) VBScript
6 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
6 1 (6.67%) PHP
6 1 (6.67%) R
6 1 (6.67%) Scala
6 1 (6.67%) SQL
6 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
6 1 (6.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Degree
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (26.67%) MCSE
3 3 (20.00%) MCSD
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (13.33%) MCITP
4 2 (13.33%) MCSA
5 1 (6.67%) CCNA
5 1 (6.67%) CCNP
5 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) vSphere
2 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Cisco
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) F5
3 4 (26.67%) Juniper
4 3 (20.00%) Oracle
5 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
5 2 (13.33%) Sybase
6 1 (6.67%) NetScout
6 1 (6.67%) Remedy