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 24 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Support
Berkshire / Reading
Rank - 70 60
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 0 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading - 0.86% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.91% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Median daily rate - £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £205 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-32.26% +1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £86.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £12.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+8.16% -2.00%

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
647 882 791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 91.38% 94.74% 95.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 508 438
Median daily rate £415 £415 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £188
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 40 54 16
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 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £135.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 17 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 4 (80.00%) DSLAM
1 4 (80.00%) GPON
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) Presales
4 1 (20.00%) Social Media
4 1 (20.00%) REST
4 1 (20.00%) User Experience
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) People Management
4 1 (20.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Web Development
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban

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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) DSLAM
1 4 (80.00%) GPON
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Social Media
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Presales
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Kanban
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) People Management
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development