The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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.

Application Support
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 69 -
Rank change year-on-year +15 -  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.17% 0.34% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.37% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £250 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -4.28% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £23.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +3.26% +17.94%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 533 820 811
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 91.27% 93.08% 93.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 478 400
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 35 48
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.10 £25.00 £30.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading that featured Applications Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in Reading

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support in Reading

Applications Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support in Reading

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Applications 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 Applications Support in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Network Security
2 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (66.67%) SDLC
3 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) Electronics
4 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (16.67%) Marketing
4 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) SAP
4 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (16.67%) GDPR
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Sonata

Applications Support 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (16.67%) Sonata
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Electronics
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) SAP
1 1 (16.67%) VMware