Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a 1st Line Support Technician was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

First Line Support Technician
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 93 101
Rank change year-on-year +8 +8 -
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support Technician 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.16% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.24% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median daily rate - - -
Berkshire median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Reading median hourly rate £17.06 £12.33 £9.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.44% +26.41% -
10th Percentile £14.68 £11.74 £8.88
90th Percentile £20.09 £12.91 £10.63
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £12.33 £9.75
% change year-on-year +17.65% +26.41% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1,159 1,252 1,843
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.47% 90.27% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 723 652 1,097
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £256 £235 £226
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £414 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.44% - +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 75 124
Reading median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -47.17% +47.22%
10th Percentile £10.90 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £41.50 £50.31 £55.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -25.00% +17.41%

1st Line Support Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings that featured 1st Line Support Technician in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for 1st Line Support Technician in Reading

1st Line Support Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st Line Support Technician in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 1st Line Support Technician in Reading

1st Line Support Technician Skill Set
Top 10 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 1st Line Support Technician 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 1st Line Support Technician in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL

1st Line Support Technician Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) HP