The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £195 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 43 18 30
Rank change year-on-year -25 +12  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 17 76 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.57% 7.58% 5.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.73% 8.22% 5.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 43 18
Median daily rate £195 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -44.28% +27.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £145 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £416 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 8
Median hourly rate £17.50 £59.33 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.50% +182.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.08 £16.35 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.39 £72.70 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.60 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -2.50% +6.66%  

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 622 925 933
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 93.96% 92.32% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 513 506
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 41 22
Median hourly rate £15.00 £55.55 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.99% +164.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

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 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Support Engineer in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Reading

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Reading over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Support Engineer in Reading

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 25 (62.50%) Windows
2 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
3 12 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 10 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 8 (20.00%) VMware
6 7 (17.50%) Firewall
7 6 (15.00%) Back Office
7 6 (15.00%) Citrix
7 6 (15.00%) LAN
7 6 (15.00%) MS Office
7 6 (15.00%) Windows Server
8 5 (12.50%) Capacity Management
8 5 (12.50%) Functional Testing
8 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
8 5 (12.50%) Configuration Management
8 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (12.50%) Fault Management
9 4 (10.00%) Statistics
9 4 (10.00%) Validation
9 4 (10.00%) Migration
9 4 (10.00%) Front Office
9 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
9 4 (10.00%) DNS
9 4 (10.00%) ITIL
9 4 (10.00%) People Management
9 4 (10.00%) Windows 10
10 3 (7.50%) Skype
10 3 (7.50%) Windows 8
10 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.50%) JBoss
3 2 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.50%) Apache
4 1 (2.50%) IIS
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) MS Office
2 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) Firewall
2 6 (15.00%) LAN
3 4 (10.00%) DNS
3 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.50%) DHCP
4 3 (7.50%) Skype
4 3 (7.50%) VPN
5 2 (5.00%) BGP
5 2 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (5.00%) OSPF
6 1 (2.50%) Broadband
6 1 (2.50%) HTTP
6 1 (2.50%) HTTPS
6 1 (2.50%) ICMP
6 1 (2.50%) IOS XR
6 1 (2.50%) MPLS
6 1 (2.50%) PBX
6 1 (2.50%) SNMP
6 1 (2.50%) Telnet
6 1 (2.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (15.00%) Back Office
2 4 (10.00%) Front Office
3 3 (7.50%) Finance
4 2 (5.00%) Electronics
5 1 (2.50%) Billing
5 1 (2.50%) Law
5 1 (2.50%) Legal
5 1 (2.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) Java EE
2 1 (2.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.50%) AS400
1 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (2.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (62.50%) Windows
2 12 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (15.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (10.00%) Windows 10
5 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.50%) Windows 8
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.00%) Windows Phone
8 1 (2.50%) Android
8 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.50%) Linux
8 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.50%) Capacity Management
1 5 (12.50%) Configuration Management
1 5 (12.50%) Fault Management
1 5 (12.50%) Functional Testing
2 4 (10.00%) ITIL
2 4 (10.00%) Migration
2 4 (10.00%) People Management
2 4 (10.00%) Statistics
2 4 (10.00%) Validation
3 3 (7.50%) CRM
3 3 (7.50%) Data Migration
4 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (5.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (5.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (5.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (5.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (2.50%) Case Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) CCIP
1 2 (5.00%) CCNP
1 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (5.00%) Degree
1 2 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.50%) CCNA
2 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) SLA
2 2 (5.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (5.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.50%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (2.50%) SCCM
1 1 (2.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.00%) VMware
3 6 (15.00%) Citrix
4 3 (7.50%) Cisco
4 3 (7.50%) Huawei
4 3 (7.50%) ServiceNow
5 2 (5.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 2 (5.00%) HP
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle
5 2 (5.00%) SAP
6 1 (2.50%) F5
6 1 (2.50%) Juniper
6 1 (2.50%) Nortel
6 1 (2.50%) Remedy