The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Support Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Manager
Rank 121 118 107
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Support Manager 4 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.15% 0.38% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.42% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
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£450 £256 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.60% -35.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £340 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.14% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
Support Manager
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2314 2379 1972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.31% 90.42% 91.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1171 1194 830
Average daily rate £400 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 104 114
Average hourly rate £17.13 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

Support Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Support Manager in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Support Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Support Manager across the Berkshire region.

Support Manager Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Support Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Support Manager across the Berkshire region.

Support Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Support Manager
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Manager within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough -7 2 £463 +94.73%
Reading +6 1 £350 -
Support Manager
South East

Support Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Support Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Manager in their job title.

1 4 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 4 (50.00%) Information Security
1 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (37.50%) Security Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management
2 3 (37.50%) Data Protection
2 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) CISSP
3 2 (25.00%) UNIX
3 2 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (25.00%) CISA
3 2 (25.00%) CISM
3 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (25.00%) Database Security
3 2 (25.00%) Network Security
3 2 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (25.00%) PKI
4 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Live Communications Server
4 1 (12.50%) Huawei
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) LTE
4 1 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (12.50%) 4G

Support Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Support Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (12.50%) Live Communications Server
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) LTE
2 1 (12.50%) 4G
2 1 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
2 1 (12.50%) 2G
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) 3G
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Front Office
2 1 (12.50%) Back Office
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (25.00%) PKI
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) E-Learning
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 4 (50.00%) Information Security
2 3 (37.50%) Security Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management
2 3 (37.50%) Data Protection
3 2 (25.00%) Database Security
4 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) High Availability
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Time Management
4 1 (12.50%) Coaching
4 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (12.50%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CISSP
1 2 (25.00%) CISA
1 2 (25.00%) CISM
2 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (12.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Huawei
1 1 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 1 (12.50%) SAP
1 1 (12.50%) Ericsson
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft