Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £170 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 21 November 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.

IT Support
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 88 95
Rank change year-on-year +13 +7 -13
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 15 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.18% 0.61% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 0.68% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 12
Reading median daily rate £170 £163 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% -26.14% +16.56%
10th Percentile £131 £146 £201
90th Percentile £303 £177 £273
Berkshire median daily rate £150 £138 £220
% change year-on-year +9.09% -37.50% +16.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 1
Reading median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +8.70% -34.29%
10th Percentile £12.18 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £17.50 £13.75 £12.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £13.75 £14.40
% change year-on-year +5.45% -4.51% -0.69%

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 1189 1331 1803
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.25% 90.42% 94.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 711 1076
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £228 £219
90th Percentile £575 £569 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 78 124
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.08% -31.55% +23.14%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.75 £43.28 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year -3.45% -32.71% +23.14%

IT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Support in Reading

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Support in Reading

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Support in Reading over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Support in Reading

IT Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support in Reading

IT Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT 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 IT Support in the job title.

1 14 (93.33%) Active Directory
2 13 (86.67%) Windows
3 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco
4 5 (33.33%) Office 365
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 4 (26.67%) Windows 10
5 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (20.00%) ITIL
6 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (20.00%) VMware
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
7 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
7 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (13.33%) IP Telephony
7 2 (13.33%) MCDST
7 2 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
7 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (13.33%) MCP
7 2 (13.33%) MCSE
7 2 (13.33%) MCSA
7 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
7 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP

IT 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 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Office 365
2 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) IP Telephony
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) DHCP
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) Wireless
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Smartphone
2 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (26.67%) Windows 10
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
6 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
7 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.67%) Email Management
3 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.67%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (13.33%) MCDST
1 2 (13.33%) MCP
1 2 (13.33%) MCSA
1 2 (13.33%) MCSE
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 14 (93.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) HP