The median contractor rate for a Technical Support was £225 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.

Technical Support
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 68 69
Rank change year-on-year +18 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.04% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £225 £375 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +120.58%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £255 £250
% change year-on-year +9.80% +2.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.18 £17.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -19.00% +25.00%  

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 924 1592 1529
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 £150 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 126 219
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 £9.25 £9.13 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £33.75 £30.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Technical Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Support in Reading

Technical Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Support in Reading

Technical Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Support in Reading

Technical Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Support in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Technical Support 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 Technical Support in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
1 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 10
3 3 (50.00%) Office 365
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 2 (33.33%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) Dell
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Internet
5 1 (16.67%) OSPF
5 1 (16.67%) BGP
5 1 (16.67%) MCSE
5 1 (16.67%) LAN
5 1 (16.67%) WAN
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) CCIE
5 1 (16.67%) CCNP
5 1 (16.67%) CCIP
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) ITSM
5 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (16.67%) Smartphone
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (16.67%) SCCM
5 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team

Technical Support 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 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) BGP
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) IOS XR
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) OSPF
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Smartphone
1 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 10
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) ITSM
1 1 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCIE
1 1 (16.67%) CCIP
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Dell
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) MobileIron
Reading, Berkshire
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