The median contractor rate for a Help Desk Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Help Desk Support
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 - 55
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Support 2 0 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.34% - 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% - 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £163 £150 £133
% change year-on-year +8.33% +13.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 16
Median hourly rate £12.50 - £21.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £13.36
% change year-on-year +4.16% -10.19%  

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 531 822 777
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 91.24% 93.73% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 481 384
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £501 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 38 49
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.65 £32.50 £30.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Help Desk Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Help Desk Support in Reading

Help Desk Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Help Desk Support in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Help Desk Support in Reading

Help Desk Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Help Desk Support in Reading

Help Desk Support Skill Set
Top 6 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Help Desk 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 Help Desk Support in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 10

Help Desk 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory