Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Technician was £145 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 21 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 Technician
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 86 -
Rank change year-on-year -3 - -
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.28% 0.080% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.087% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Reading median daily rate £145 £201 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.68% - -
Berkshire median daily rate £145 £201 -
% change year-on-year -27.68% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Reading median hourly rate £20.00 - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 - -

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 1,335 1,150 1,483
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.58% 92.00% 91.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 763 641 856
Reading median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £213 £250 £243
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 34 66 66
Reading median hourly rate £21.50 £15.64 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.49% -3.77% -24.59%
10th Percentile £11.33 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £43.15 £50.63 £26.78
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +29.03% +10.71% -35.03%

Desktop Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings that featured Desktop Technician in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Technician in Reading

Desktop Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Desktop Technician in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Technician in Reading

Desktop Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Technician in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, Desktop Technician 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 Technician in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (50.00%) Service Management
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (50.00%) SAP
3 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (50.00%) NHS
3 2 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (50.00%) Electronics
3 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (50.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (50.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (50.00%) MCDST
3 2 (50.00%) Marketing
3 2 (50.00%) Line Management
3 2 (50.00%) Software Asset Management
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) Office 365

Desktop Technician 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 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (50.00%) Electronics
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (50.00%) Marketing
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) NHS
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
1 2 (50.00%) Line Management
1 2 (50.00%) Programme Management
1 2 (50.00%) Service Management
1 2 (50.00%) Software Asset Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITSM
2 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCDST
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) Apple
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) HP