Period
to 26 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £138 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 26 April 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.

Desktop Support
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 87 96
Rank change year-on-year +5 +9 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 11 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.86% 0.73% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.80% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 5
Reading median daily rate £138 £140 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.79% -30.00% -20.00%
10th Percentile £130 £125 £130
90th Percentile £280 £175 £450
Berkshire median daily rate £131 £140 £150
% change year-on-year -6.25% -6.67% -46.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Reading median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £32.50 £13.90 £13.25
90th Percentile £37.50 £17.50 £102.25
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.11 £14.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +24.90% -17.14% -10.26%

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 1,220 1,254 1,838
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 92.00% 93.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 639 1,038
Reading median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £257 £213 £236
90th Percentile £600 £550 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 78 82
Reading median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% -27.50% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £45.25 £56.21 £60.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -12.89%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Reading

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Reading

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Reading over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Support in Reading

Desktop Support
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 in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Reading

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, Desktop Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Reading region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 3 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (27.27%) Data Management
4 2 (18.18%) SMS
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
4 2 (18.18%) Skype
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
4 2 (18.18%) Skype for Business
5 1 (9.09%) Office 365
5 1 (9.09%) Retail
5 1 (9.09%) AirWatch
5 1 (9.09%) VPN
5 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (9.09%) SLA
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
5 1 (9.09%) HP
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (9.09%) NHS
5 1 (9.09%) Electronics
5 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
5 1 (9.09%) Finance
5 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
5 1 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
5 1 (9.09%) MCDST
5 1 (9.09%) Marketing

Desktop 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Skype
1 2 (18.18%) SMS
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
General
1 1 (9.09%) Electronics
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) iPhone
1 1 (9.09%) NHS
1 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Creative Problem-Solving
1 3 (27.27%) Data Management
1 3 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) MCDST
1 1 (9.09%) MCP
1 1 (9.09%) MCSE
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) AirWatch
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco
1 1 (9.09%) HP
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) SAP