Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 20 November 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 88 76
Rank change year-on-year +19 -12 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 17 13 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.34% 0.89% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 0.99% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 18
Reading median daily rate £150 £120 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -36.00% -41.18%
10th Percentile £125 £105 £152
90th Percentile £397 £185 £347
Berkshire median daily rate £145 £178 £175
% change year-on-year -18.31% +1.43% -39.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 8
Reading median hourly rate £90.75 £22.03 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +311.94% +24.11% +1.43%
10th Percentile £32.28 £20.40 £12.03
90th Percentile £153.83 £23.68 £161.25
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -

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 1178 1319 1811
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.20% 90.47% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 699 706 1082
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £228 £219
90th Percentile £575 £572 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 77 124
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -30.39% +23.14%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.75 £43.28 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year - -32.71% +23.14%

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 20 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Reading over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Desktop Support in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Desktop 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 Desktop Support in the job title.

1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
3 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 6 (35.29%) Windows 7
3 6 (35.29%) Windows 10
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (17.65%) HP
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco
4 3 (17.65%) MCSE
4 3 (17.65%) SCCM
4 3 (17.65%) Office 365
5 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
5 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (11.76%) MCSA
5 2 (11.76%) MCP
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
5 2 (11.76%) Citrix
5 2 (11.76%) MCDST
5 2 (11.76%) Degree
5 2 (11.76%) VMware
6 1 (5.88%) Change Management
6 1 (5.88%) ITSM
6 1 (5.88%) Electronics
6 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
6 1 (5.88%) Finance
6 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
6 1 (5.88%) Migration
6 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V

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 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
2 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) Skype
2 1 (5.88%) SMS
2 1 (5.88%) VPN
2 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Electronics
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.88%) Marketing
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.88%) NHS
1 1 (5.88%) Smartphone
1 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Windows 10
2 6 (35.29%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
1 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Change Management
1 1 (5.88%) Data Management
1 1 (5.88%) Desktop Publishing
1 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (5.88%) Gantt Chart
1 1 (5.88%) ITSM
1 1 (5.88%) Migration
1 1 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (5.88%) Presales
1 1 (5.88%) PRINCE
1 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
1 1 (5.88%) Project Management
1 1 (5.88%) QA Automation
1 1 (5.88%) Robotic Automation
1 1 (5.88%) Robotic Process Automation
1 1 (5.88%) Six Sigma
1 1 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C++
1 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
1 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) MCSE
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) MCDST
2 2 (11.76%) MCP
2 2 (11.76%) MCSA
3 1 (5.88%) A+ Certification
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) BitLocker
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco
2 3 (17.65%) HP
3 2 (11.76%) Citrix
3 2 (11.76%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) AppSense
4 1 (5.88%) Avaya
4 1 (5.88%) Dell
4 1 (5.88%) SAP
4 1 (5.88%) Veritas