Period
to 16 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 16 July 2019.

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
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 90 80 75
Rank change year-on-year -10 -5 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 8 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.57% 0.75% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.81% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 8
Reading median daily rate £150 £485 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -69.07% +246.43% +12.00%
10th Percentile £120 £478 £125
90th Percentile £380 £493 £209
Berkshire median daily rate £160 £133 £130
% change year-on-year +20.75% +1.92% -1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Reading median hourly rate - £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +57.14% -27.17%
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £18.11 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.44% +3.49% +14.75%

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 1,313 1,362 1,170
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.19% 93.22% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 826 591
Reading median daily rate £450 £424 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.19% +5.94% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £205
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £415 £413
% change year-on-year +8.43% +0.61% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 40 86
Reading median hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +109.30% +43.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.81 £9.25
90th Percentile £83.75 £48.88 £54.70
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £18.56 £14.75
% change year-on-year +7.79% +25.80% +3.51%

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 16 July 2019.

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 16 July 2019, 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 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
1 6 (75.00%) Office 365
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 10
3 4 (50.00%) iPhone
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (37.50%) Mac OS
4 3 (37.50%) SCCM
4 3 (37.50%) BYOD
4 3 (37.50%) Android
4 3 (37.50%) Preventative Maintenance
5 2 (25.00%) Retail
5 2 (25.00%) VPN
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) HP
6 1 (12.50%) Dell
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (12.50%) Novell
6 1 (12.50%) Peregrine
6 1 (12.50%) Lotus
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (12.50%) Internet
6 1 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (12.50%) Remedy
6 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000
6 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel

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 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (12.50%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (75.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (12.50%) WebEx
General
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Electronics
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) iPhone
2 3 (37.50%) BYOD
3 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 10
3 3 (37.50%) Android
3 3 (37.50%) Mac OS
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
4 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Preventative Maintenance
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Customer-Centricity
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 1 (12.50%) ITSM
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Ticket Management
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) NDS
2 1 (12.50%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) AirWatch
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (12.50%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Bomgar
3 1 (12.50%) Dell
3 1 (12.50%) Lotus
3 1 (12.50%) Novell
3 1 (12.50%) Peregrine
3 1 (12.50%) Remedy
3 1 (12.50%) SAP