The median contractor rate for a Service Desk Engineer was £120 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 24 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.

Service Desk Engineer
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 - 59
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Service Desk Engineer 4 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.70% - 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% - 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £120 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £113 £150 £125
% change year-on-year -25.00% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £16.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  

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 524 807 805
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 91.29% 93.29% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 471 394
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 £250 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 36 50
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 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.65 £25.00 £30.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Service Desk Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading that featured Service Desk Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Service Desk Engineer in Reading

Service Desk Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Desk Engineer in Reading

Service Desk Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Desk Engineer in Reading

Service Desk Engineer Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Service Desk Engineer 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 Service Desk Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) HP
2 4 (80.00%) SLA
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 3 (60.00%) MCP
3 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (20.00%) Skype
4 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco

Service Desk Engineer 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Skype
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) MCP
1 3 (60.00%) MCSE
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco