The median contractor rate for a Support Specialist was £215 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 30 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.

Support Specialist
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 - 72
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 5 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.77% - 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% - 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £215 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £332 £313 £305
% change year-on-year +6.16% +2.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £18.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -46.66% +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 611 935 959
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 93.71% 91.94% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 512 523
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 £250 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 42 27
Median hourly rate £15.00 £42.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.70% +102.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Specialist in Reading

Support Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Specialist in Reading

Support Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Specialist in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Support Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 5 (55.56%) Project Management
3 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 3 (33.33%) Six Sigma
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) PMP
3 3 (33.33%) PMI Certification
3 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (22.22%) Data Quality
4 2 (22.22%) Eloqua
4 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (22.22%) Order to Cash
4 2 (22.22%) Remediation Plan
4 2 (22.22%) Lead Generation
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (22.22%) Marketing
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) JIRA
4 2 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (22.22%) Apple
4 2 (22.22%) MCSE
4 2 (22.22%) MCSA
4 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle
4 2 (22.22%) MS Office
4 2 (22.22%) VPN
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (22.22%) A+ Certification

Support Specialist 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:

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Eloqua
2 1 (11.11%) Changepoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) VPN
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
General
1 2 (22.22%) Marketing
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) French Language
2 1 (11.11%) German Language
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) AIX
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
1 5 (55.56%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 3 (33.33%) Six Sigma
3 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (22.22%) Lead Generation
3 2 (22.22%) Order to Cash
3 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
3 2 (22.22%) Remediation Plan
4 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
4 1 (11.11%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Validation
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) PMI Certification
1 3 (33.33%) PMP
2 2 (22.22%) A+ Certification
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (22.22%) MCSA
2 2 (22.22%) MCSE
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
1 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Apple
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) EMC
3 1 (11.11%) VMware