Period
to 23 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Engineer was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 23 July 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.

Desktop Support Engineer
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 102 100
Rank change year-on-year +27 -2 0
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 6 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.48% 0.54% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.59% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Reading median daily rate £150 £114 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.87% - -
Berkshire median daily rate £150 £123 £200
% change year-on-year +22.45% -38.75% -8.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Reading median hourly rate £16.64 £24.03 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.76% +14.43% +10.53%
10th Percentile £13.58 £23.55 £15.25
90th Percentile £17.50 £24.46 £137.70
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% +20.00% -21.05%

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 1168 1704 1802
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 92.77% 92.86% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 602 962 981
Reading median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £205 £243 £228
90th Percentile £575 £538 £535
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 69 78
Reading median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -25.75% +34.69%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £11.18
90th Percentile £55.08 £43.62 £39.13
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £18.55
% change year-on-year +7.14% -24.53% +9.12%

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings that featured Desktop Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Reading

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Reading

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Reading

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, Desktop Support Engineer 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 Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) Smartphone
5 1 (16.67%) SCCM
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) Internet
5 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 1 (16.67%) LAN
5 1 (16.67%) WAN
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office

Desktop Support Engineer 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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft