The median contractor rate for a Applications Support was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Support
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 58 69 75
Rank change year-on-year +11 +6  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 5 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.75% 1.39% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 1.51% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 2
Median daily rate £450 £270 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -28.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £150 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £338 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £288
% change year-on-year - +4.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £63.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.39 £41.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -58.09% +107.50%  

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 628 930 934
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 93.87% 92.26% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 503 513
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 41 23
Median hourly rate £15.00 £50.28 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.16% +139.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support in Reading over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Support in Reading

Applications Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support in Reading

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 7 (100.00%) Finance
2 5 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (57.14%) SDLC
3 4 (57.14%) Network Security
4 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
4 2 (28.57%) Sonata
4 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Unix
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (14.29%) SLA
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Service Management
5 1 (14.29%) Process Management
5 1 (14.29%) Electronics
5 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 1 (14.29%) Workflow
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) SAP
5 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
5 1 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
5 1 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (14.29%) Marketing
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Digital Marketing

Applications 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Sonata
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Billing
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) SDLC
2 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 1 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (14.29%) Process Management
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) GDPR
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) SAP
1 1 (14.29%) VMware
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