Period
to 16 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £235 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 69 99
Rank change year-on-year -7 +30 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 15 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.03% 1.43% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 1.54% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 7
Reading median daily rate £235 £140 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +67.86% +12.00% -62.69%
10th Percentile £143 £125 £107
90th Percentile £446 £175 £450
Berkshire median daily rate £139 £140 £145
% change year-on-year -0.89% -3.45% -61.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Reading median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% -27.08% +20.00%
10th Percentile £21.25 £13.78 £13.10
90th Percentile £35.75 £18.70 £24.42
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.11 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.49% +12.90% -6.06%

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 1,362 1,169 1,747
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.22% 92.78% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 826 591 985
Reading median daily rate £424 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.94% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £205 £243
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 86 75
Reading median hourly rate £21.50 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.33% -14.29% -18.79%
10th Percentile £11.81 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £48.88 £54.70 £55.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.56 £14.75 £14.25
% change year-on-year +25.80% +3.51% -25.97%

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 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 16 July 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 16 July 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 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 5 (33.33%) Windows 8
5 4 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (20.00%) Data Management
6 3 (20.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
7 2 (13.33%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (13.33%) Line Management
7 2 (13.33%) Software Asset Management
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
7 2 (13.33%) Security Patching
7 2 (13.33%) Ivanti
7 2 (13.33%) Marketing
7 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
7 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
7 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (13.33%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (13.33%) Electronics
7 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
7 2 (13.33%) MCDST
7 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (13.33%) VMware
7 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (13.33%) Programme Management

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 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) BGP
2 1 (6.67%) DHCP
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) NAS
2 1 (6.67%) OSPF
2 1 (6.67%) SAN
2 1 (6.67%) Skype
2 1 (6.67%) VLAN
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
General
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (13.33%) Electronics
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (13.33%) Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) NHS
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) CCTV
2 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (20.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 3 (20.00%) Data Management
3 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
3 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (13.33%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (13.33%) Line Management
3 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
3 2 (13.33%) Security Patching
3 2 (13.33%) Service Management
3 2 (13.33%) Software Asset Management
3 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Application Packaging
4 1 (6.67%) Customer-Centricity
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) ITSM
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Network Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (13.33%) MCDST
2 2 (13.33%) MCSE
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Ivanti
2 2 (13.33%) McAfee
2 2 (13.33%) SAP
2 2 (13.33%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Apple
3 1 (6.67%) Dell
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Huawei