The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £176 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 55 75 65
Rank change year-on-year +20 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 4 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.62% 0.59% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.65% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £176 £284 £95
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.97% +198.68%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £143 £154
% change year-on-year +5.26% -7.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £17.50 £160.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -89.06% +661.90%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.08 £15.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year +0.50% +8.14%  

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 609 929 958
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 93.84% 92.07% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 505 519
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 41 25
Median hourly rate £15.00 £50.28 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.16% +139.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Reading

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Data Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) LANDesk

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Data Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) LANDesk