Period
to 19 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £153 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 70 86
Rank change year-on-year -8 +16 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 17 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.17% 1.42% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.55% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 6
Reading median daily rate £153 £150 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.67% +7.14% -44.00%
10th Percentile £140 £125 £106
90th Percentile £384 £398 £184
Berkshire median daily rate £143 £140 £155
% change year-on-year +1.79% -9.68% -51.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Reading median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.21% -13.64% +57.14%
10th Percentile £22.50 £15.66 £13.35
90th Percentile £37.50 £138.90 £24.38
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £15.60
% change year-on-year +14.29% +12.18% -5.45%

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 1,348 1,164 1,477
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.77% 92.09% 91.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 776 649 853
Reading median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £213 £250 £237
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £415 £400
% change year-on-year - +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 67 65
Reading median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.71% -6.06% -23.43%
10th Percentile £11.35 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £42.70 £50.00 £26.98
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +29.03% +10.71% -35.03%

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 19 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Reading over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

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 19 September 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 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Windows 7
3 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
4 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (41.18%) Windows 8
5 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
5 5 (29.41%) MCDST
5 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
6 4 (23.53%) Finance
6 4 (23.53%) Manufacturing
6 4 (23.53%) Electronics
6 4 (23.53%) Programme Management
6 4 (23.53%) Marketing
6 4 (23.53%) Asset Management
6 4 (23.53%) Digital Marketing
6 4 (23.53%) NHS
6 4 (23.53%) Service Management
6 4 (23.53%) SAP
6 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
6 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (23.53%) Line Management
6 4 (23.53%) Software Asset Management
7 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
7 3 (17.65%) MCSE
7 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
7 3 (17.65%) Migration
8 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (11.76%) VMware
8 2 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure

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%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) BGP
2 1 (5.88%) DHCP
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) NAS
2 1 (5.88%) OSPF
2 1 (5.88%) SAN
2 1 (5.88%) VLAN
2 1 (5.88%) WAN
General
1 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
2 4 (23.53%) Electronics
2 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Manufacturing
2 4 (23.53%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) NHS
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) CCTV
2 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Windows 7
3 7 (41.18%) Windows 8
4 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
5 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Asset Management
1 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Digital Marketing
1 4 (23.53%) Line Management
1 4 (23.53%) Programme Management
1 4 (23.53%) Service Management
1 4 (23.53%) Software Asset Management
2 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Security Patching
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
4 1 (5.88%) Customer-Centricity
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) ITSM
4 1 (5.88%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (5.88%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (29.41%) MCDST
3 3 (17.65%) MCSE
3 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) Degree
5 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) SAP
3 2 (11.76%) Ivanti
3 2 (11.76%) McAfee
3 2 (11.76%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) Apple
4 1 (5.88%) Dell
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Huawei