The median contractor rate for a Support Technician was £118 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 29 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 Technician
Berkshire > Reading
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 68 62
Rank change year-on-year +18 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.51% 0.11% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.12% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Reading median daily rate £118 - £155
10th Percentile £105 - £153
90th Percentile £128 - £158
Berkshire median daily rate £118 £93 £165
% change year-on-year +26.34% -43.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Reading median hourly rate - £10.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.76%  
Berkshire median hourly rate - £11.25 £11.50
% change year-on-year - -2.17%  

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 532 820 789
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 91.25% 93.93% 93.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 925 1577 1540
Reading median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
10th Percentile £150 £250 £200
90th Percentile £575 £533 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 126 229
Reading median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.13 £10.10
90th Percentile £29.75 £33.75 £30.90
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.66% -25.00%  

Support Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Technician in Reading

Support Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Technician in Reading

Support Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Technician in Reading

Support Technician Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, Support Technician 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 Technician in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) IP Telephony
2 2 (66.67%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) AirWatch
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Apple
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM

Support Technician 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 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) IP Telephony
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) AirWatch
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Apple