The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 25 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.

IT Support
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 64 66
Rank change year-on-year +10 +2  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 3 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.52% 0.70% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.75% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Median daily rate £150 £150 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £135 £150 £160
% change year-on-year -10.00% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.64 £14.00 £13.79
% change year-on-year -2.58% +1.55%  

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 524 799 804
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 91.29% 93.56% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 465 396
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 36 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 £25.00 £31.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

IT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

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 3 months to 25 June 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 25 June 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 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (12.50%) LTE
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
5 1 (12.50%) VPN
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco
5 1 (12.50%) Retail
5 1 (12.50%) Time Management
5 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (12.50%) 3G
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (12.50%) 2G
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
5 1 (12.50%) 4G
5 1 (12.50%) Office 365
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) Skype
5 1 (12.50%) OneDrive

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 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
1 1 (12.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) 2G
1 1 (12.50%) 3G
1 1 (12.50%) 4G
1 1 (12.50%) LTE
1 1 (12.50%) Skype
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) Migration
1 1 (12.50%) Project Management
1 1 (12.50%) Time Management
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) BitLocker
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat