Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £205 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 23 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.

Support Engineer
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 41 29
Rank change year-on-year -19 -12 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 28 61 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.18% 4.10% 5.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.33% 4.53% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 26 41
Reading median daily rate £205 £191 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.19% -27.83% -11.67%
10th Percentile £136 £115 £185
90th Percentile £500 £413 £438
Berkshire median daily rate £255 £275 £220
% change year-on-year -7.27% +25.00% -26.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 21
Reading median hourly rate £12.50 £16.25 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.08% -24.59% +23.14%
10th Percentile £10.70 £11.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £17.37 £23.55 £150.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year - -42.00% +41.31%

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 1201 1346 1820
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.39% 90.40% 94.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 716 719 1083
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £228 £220
90th Percentile £575 £570 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 78 129
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 £9.73 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £41.00 £43.28 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year - -32.71% +23.14%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Reading

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Reading

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Reading over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Reading

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Support 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (75.00%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) Active Directory
3 10 (35.71%) Windows 7
4 8 (28.57%) Windows 10
5 7 (25.00%) Office 365
5 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (25.00%) SQL
6 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (17.86%) HP
8 4 (14.29%) BitLocker
8 4 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
8 4 (14.29%) Cisco
8 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
8 4 (14.29%) Publishing
8 4 (14.29%) Migration
8 4 (14.29%) HTML
8 4 (14.29%) IIS
8 4 (14.29%) ITIL
8 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (14.29%) Network Management
8 4 (14.29%) Skype for Business
9 3 (10.71%) iPhone
9 3 (10.71%) Citrix
9 3 (10.71%) VMware
9 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing
9 3 (10.71%) Blackberry
10 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
10 2 (7.14%) NHS
10 2 (7.14%) Internet
10 2 (7.14%) MOM

Support 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 4 (14.29%) IIS
1 4 (14.29%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) Office 365
2 2 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Internet
1 2 (7.14%) LAN
1 2 (7.14%) Skype
1 2 (7.14%) SMS
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (3.57%) VPN
2 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.57%) Power BI
2 1 (3.57%) PowerCenter
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (14.29%) Publishing
1 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Finance
4 1 (3.57%) Electronics
4 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Blackberry
1 3 (10.71%) iPhone
2 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Cloud
2 2 (7.14%) NHS
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (75.00%) Windows
2 10 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 8 (28.57%) Windows 10
4 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (7.14%) Android
6 2 (7.14%) Linux
6 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) ITIL
1 4 (14.29%) Migration
1 4 (14.29%) Network Management
1 4 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
2 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (7.14%) Network Virtualisation
2 2 (7.14%) Project Planning
2 2 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
2 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
3 1 (3.57%) Adaptive Security
3 1 (3.57%) Code Optimisation
3 1 (3.57%) Data Modelling
3 1 (3.57%) ETL
3 1 (3.57%) IT Asset Management
3 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (3.57%) Records Management
3 1 (3.57%) Runbook
3 1 (3.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) C
2 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) DV Cleared
1 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) CCIE
2 1 (3.57%) CCIP
2 1 (3.57%) CCNP
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.57%) MCP
2 1 (3.57%) MCSE
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (46.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) BitLocker
3 2 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) MOM
1 2 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.57%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) HP
3 4 (14.29%) Cisco
4 3 (10.71%) Citrix
4 3 (10.71%) VMware
5 1 (3.57%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (3.57%) Avaya
5 1 (3.57%) Ensim
5 1 (3.57%) Informatica
5 1 (3.57%) MobileIron
5 1 (3.57%) SAP
5 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.57%) Veeam