Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Specialist was £313 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 24 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 Specialist
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 83 107
Rank change year-on-year +1 +24 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 4 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.31% 0.94% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 1.04% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 6
Reading median daily rate £313 £550 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.18% +175.00% -
10th Percentile £306 £525 £185
90th Percentile £334 £575 £394
Berkshire median daily rate £281 £550 £200
% change year-on-year -48.86% +175.00% -29.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Reading median hourly rate - £43.28 -
Berkshire median hourly rate - £43.28 -

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 1200 1345 1833
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.39% 90.33% 94.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 721 1087
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £228 £220
90th Percentile £575 £569 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £419 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +4.75% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 78 129
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 £9.63 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £41.25 £43.28 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.25 £14.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year -1.72% -32.71% +24.03%

Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

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 20 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) Service Management
1 3 (75.00%) Identity Management
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) ServiceNow
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (75.00%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Identity Access Management
1 3 (75.00%) Identity Management
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft