The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £311 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 28 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.

Support Engineer
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 26 39
Rank change year-on-year -12 +13  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 18 49 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.12% 5.59% 3.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.42% 5.96% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 24 1
Median daily rate £311 £375 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.00% +120.58%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £204 £275 £215
% change year-on-year -25.90% +27.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 17
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -7.81% -3.61%  

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 527 822 776
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 91.33% 93.73% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 482 382
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 £191 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 36 49
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 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £32.50 £30.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 28 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Reading over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Support Engineer in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 22 (64.71%) Windows
2 13 (38.24%) Windows 7
3 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
4 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
5 9 (26.47%) HP
6 8 (23.53%) ITIL
6 8 (23.53%) Migration
7 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (17.65%) Cisco
8 6 (17.65%) LAN
9 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (14.71%) Firewall
9 5 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (14.71%) CCNP
9 5 (14.71%) Linux
9 5 (14.71%) VMware
9 5 (14.71%) DV Cleared
9 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
9 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (11.76%) Finance
10 4 (11.76%) SQL
10 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
10 4 (11.76%) VPN
10 4 (11.76%) WAN
10 4 (11.76%) MS Exchange
10 4 (11.76%) Windows 10
10 4 (11.76%) Adaptive Security
11 3 (8.82%) Windows Server
11 3 (8.82%) F5

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 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.82%) JBoss
3 2 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (5.88%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.94%) Apache
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.94%) IIS
4 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.94%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Office 365
2 1 (2.94%) OneDrive
2 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) LAN
2 5 (14.71%) Firewall
3 4 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (11.76%) VPN
3 4 (11.76%) WAN
4 3 (8.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (8.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (8.82%) Internet
5 2 (5.88%) Skype
6 1 (2.94%) 2G
6 1 (2.94%) 3G
6 1 (2.94%) 4G
6 1 (2.94%) BGP
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.94%) DHCP
6 1 (2.94%) DNS
6 1 (2.94%) IOS XR
6 1 (2.94%) LTE
6 1 (2.94%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Back Office
3 1 (2.94%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Java EE
2 1 (2.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Blackberry
1 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
1 2 (5.88%) NHS
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) AS400
2 1 (2.94%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (64.71%) Windows
2 13 (38.24%) Windows 7
3 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (14.71%) Linux
4 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (11.76%) Windows 10
6 3 (8.82%) Windows Server
7 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.94%) Unix
8 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) ITIL
1 8 (23.53%) Migration
2 4 (11.76%) Adaptive Security
3 3 (8.82%) Change Control
3 3 (8.82%) Data Migration
3 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
3 3 (8.82%) Validation
4 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.88%) Asset Management
4 2 (5.88%) Data Analysis
4 2 (5.88%) Data Protection
4 2 (5.88%) Defect Management
4 2 (5.88%) Information Management
4 2 (5.88%) IT Asset Management
4 2 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.88%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.88%) Release Management
4 2 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (5.88%) Software Testing
4 2 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) Java
2 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) CCNP
1 5 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (14.71%) DV Cleared
1 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.82%) MCP
2 3 (8.82%) MCSE
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) CCIP
3 2 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.94%) CCIE
4 1 (2.94%) CCNA
4 1 (2.94%) Degree
4 1 (2.94%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) SLA
2 2 (5.88%) Data Quality
2 2 (5.88%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.94%) BitLocker
4 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.94%) SCOM
2 1 (2.94%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (26.47%) HP
3 6 (17.65%) Cisco
4 5 (14.71%) VMware
5 3 (8.82%) F5
6 2 (5.88%) ServiceNow
6 2 (5.88%) Veeam
7 1 (2.94%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (2.94%) Ensim
7 1 (2.94%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
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