Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Service Desk Engineer was £130 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 18 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.

Service Desk Engineer
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 94 87
Rank change year-on-year +11 -7 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Service Desk Engineer 5 2 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.40% 0.14% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.15% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Reading median daily rate £130 - -
Berkshire median daily rate £130 £225 £108
% change year-on-year -42.22% +109.30% -52.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 9
Reading median hourly rate £16.00 £12.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -42.00% +23.14%
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £12.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year +28.00% -42.00% +23.14%

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 1177 1335 1831
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.19% 90.57% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 717 1086
Reading median daily rate £402 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.38% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £253 £227 £219
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 79 126
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.75 £43.28 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year - -32.71% +23.14%

Service Desk Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

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 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 November 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
2 3 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) SLA
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (40.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) MCP
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) SMS
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (20.00%) Skype
4 1 (20.00%) AirWatch
4 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (20.00%) Proactive Monitoring

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%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) Skype
2 1 (20.00%) SMS
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Proactive Monitoring
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) MCP
1 2 (40.00%) MCSE
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco