Period
to 28 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Server Support was £263 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Server Support
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 106 105
Rank change year-on-year +21 -1 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.39% 0.17% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.18% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Reading median daily rate £263 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -29.41% +70.00%
10th Percentile £240 £228 £413
90th Percentile £285 £373 £438
Berkshire median daily rate £263 £225 £363
% change year-on-year +16.67% -37.93% +64.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Reading median hourly rate £19.66 £14.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.59% - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.66 £14.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +35.59% -12.12% -26.67%

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 1193 1688 1809
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 92.84% 93.05% 93.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 966 1000
Reading median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £207 £241 £227
90th Percentile £575 £539 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.96% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 63 77
Reading median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -28.07% +30.61%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £11.15
90th Percentile £55.84 £33.75 £39.25
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% -30.00% +17.16%

Server Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Server Support in Reading

Server Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Support in Reading

Server Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Support in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2017, Server 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 Server Support in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (60.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (60.00%) Information Management
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (60.00%) Release Management
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (60.00%) IT Asset Management
2 3 (60.00%) Veeam
2 3 (60.00%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (60.00%) Service Management
2 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (60.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (60.00%) NHS
2 3 (60.00%) Internet
2 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) 4G
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (20.00%) LTE
4 1 (20.00%) MCDST
4 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS

Server 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 (60.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Internet
1 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) 2G
2 1 (20.00%) 3G
2 1 (20.00%) 4G
2 1 (20.00%) LTE
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (60.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Asset Management
1 3 (60.00%) Information Management
1 3 (60.00%) IT Asset Management
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Release Management
1 3 (60.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCDST
1 1 (20.00%) MCP
1 1 (20.00%) MCSA
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (60.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Veeam
3 2 (40.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat