The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Support Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Manager
Rank 577 573 516
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -57
Contract jobs requiring a Support Manager 69 72 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.14% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 50 69
Median daily rate £400 £370 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -10.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £226 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £537 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £34.00 - £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 - £20.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50873 53029 50613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.70% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 33243 32777 31313
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2111 2126
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.87 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.72% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.60 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Support Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Support Manager in the job title.

Support Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Support Manager
Daily Rate Trend

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

Support Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Support Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

Support Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Support Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Support Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Support Manager
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +13 68 £400 +14.28% 33
London +2 32 £438 +12.17% 16
South East +9 15 £263 -30.00% 9
North West - 7 £300 - 1
Yorkshire +10 4 £363 +20.83% 1
West Yorkshire +7 4 £363 -23.68% 1
South West -3 4 £445 +93.47% 3
City of London +40 3 £356 -10.93% 5
Buckinghamshire +12 3 - - 1
Leeds +8 3 £350 -26.31% 1
Berkshire -7 3 £350 +11.11%
Oxfordshire - 3 £175 - 1
Surrey - 3 £363 - 2
Manchester - 3 £235 -
Amersham - 3 - -
East of England +9 2 £425 +6.25% 2
East Midlands +6 2 £425 +70.00%
North East - 2 £350 -
Reading - 2 £400 -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £350 -
Hampshire +2 1 £625 - 2
Nottinghamshire +1 1 - -
Northampton -2 1 £425 +70.00%
Northamptonshire -3 1 £425 +70.00%
Wiltshire -3 1 £540 +134.78% 1
West Midlands -14 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 £425 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

Support Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, Support Manager 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 featuring Support Manager in the job title.

1 57 (32.95%) ITIL
2 42 (24.28%) Windows
3 40 (23.12%) Finance
4 33 (19.08%) Microsoft
5 27 (15.61%) Service Delivery
5 27 (15.61%) Service Management
5 27 (15.61%) Active Directory
6 26 (15.03%) Security Cleared
7 24 (13.87%) MS Office
8 23 (13.29%) Windows 7
9 21 (12.14%) Linux
10 20 (11.56%) Problem Management
11 19 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (10.40%) Banking
12 18 (10.40%) MS PowerPoint
12 18 (10.40%) Project Management
12 18 (10.40%) Oracle
12 18 (10.40%) MS Excel
12 18 (10.40%) SLA
13 17 (9.83%) Telecoms
13 17 (9.83%) VMware
13 17 (9.83%) Windows 8
14 15 (8.67%) SC Cleared
15 14 (8.09%) Incident Management
15 14 (8.09%) Change Management
16 13 (7.51%) Asset Management
16 13 (7.51%) SharePoint
16 13 (7.51%) Mentoring
17 12 (6.94%) ServiceNow
17 12 (6.94%) Cisco

Support Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 13 (7.51%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.05%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.47%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.89%) Apache
5 4 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.31%) WordPress
6 2 (1.16%) CMS
6 2 (1.16%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.58%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (13.87%) MS Office
2 18 (10.40%) MS Excel
2 18 (10.40%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) BASE24
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.58%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (5.78%) Office 365
2 2 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.58%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.58%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.20%) Network Security
2 7 (4.05%) Intranet
3 5 (2.89%) Firewall
3 5 (2.89%) LAN
3 5 (2.89%) WAN
4 4 (2.31%) VPN
5 3 (1.73%) ATM
5 3 (1.73%) VoIP
6 2 (1.16%) Broadband
6 2 (1.16%) DNS
6 2 (1.16%) MPLS
6 2 (1.16%) PSTN
6 2 (1.16%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.16%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.58%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.58%) IMAP
7 1 (0.58%) Junos
7 1 (0.58%) NAS
7 1 (0.58%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.73%) DB2
3 1 (0.58%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (0.58%) MySQL
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.58%) QlikView
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (2.31%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.16%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.16%) JIRA
3 1 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 40 (23.12%) Finance
2 18 (10.40%) Banking
3 17 (9.83%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.05%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.05%) Retail
5 6 (3.47%) Back Office
5 6 (3.47%) Law
6 4 (2.31%) Front Office
6 4 (2.31%) Legal
7 2 (1.16%) Marketing
7 2 (1.16%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.58%) Advertising
8 1 (0.58%) Billing
8 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.58%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.47%) .NET
2 5 (2.89%) CSS
3 3 (1.73%) J2EE
3 3 (1.73%) Middleware
3 3 (1.73%) XML
4 2 (1.16%) HTML
4 2 (1.16%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (1.16%) Web Services
4 2 (1.16%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.58%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.20%) Management Information System
2 8 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.62%) NHS
3 6 (3.47%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.89%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.31%) Fixed Income
5 4 (2.31%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.73%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.73%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.16%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.16%) Contactless
7 2 (1.16%) Derivative
7 2 (1.16%) Equities
7 2 (1.16%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.58%) BYOD
8 1 (0.58%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.58%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.58%) User Experience
8 1 (0.58%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 42 (24.28%) Windows
2 23 (13.29%) Windows 7
3 21 (12.14%) Linux
4 17 (9.83%) Windows 8
5 11 (6.36%) Windows Server
6 7 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.47%) Unix
7 6 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.89%) Mac OS X
8 5 (2.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.31%) CentOS
9 4 (2.31%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (1.73%) AIX
10 3 (1.73%) Android
10 3 (1.73%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.58%) Fedora
11 1 (0.58%) HPUX
11 1 (0.58%) Solaris
11 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (32.95%) ITIL
2 27 (15.61%) Service Delivery
2 27 (15.61%) Service Management
3 20 (11.56%) Problem Management
4 19 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (10.40%) Project Management
6 14 (8.09%) Change Management
6 14 (8.09%) Incident Management
7 13 (7.51%) Asset Management
7 13 (7.51%) Mentoring
8 12 (6.94%) ITSM
9 10 (5.78%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (5.20%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (4.62%) Coaching
11 8 (4.62%) DevOps
12 7 (4.05%) Release Management
13 6 (3.47%) PRINCE2
14 5 (2.89%) Configuration Management
14 5 (2.89%) ITIL V3
14 5 (2.89%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.94%) SQL
2 7 (4.05%) Shell Script
3 6 (3.47%) Java
4 5 (2.89%) Perl
5 3 (1.73%) COBOL
5 3 (1.73%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.73%) Python
6 2 (1.16%) VBScript
7 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.58%) C#
7 1 (0.58%) C++
7 1 (0.58%) Korn
7 1 (0.58%) VB
7 1 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (15.03%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.67%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.94%) ITIL Certification
4 10 (5.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (4.62%) CTC Cleared
5 8 (4.62%) MCSE
6 6 (3.47%) MCP
7 5 (2.89%) Degree
7 5 (2.89%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.31%) MCDST
9 2 (1.16%) CCNA
9 2 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.16%) MCITP
9 2 (1.16%) MCTS
10 1 (0.58%) ACCA
10 1 (0.58%) APMP
10 1 (0.58%) CIMA
10 1 (0.58%) CISSP
10 1 (0.58%) MCSA
10 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.40%) SLA
2 4 (2.31%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.16%) QA
4 1 (0.58%) COBIT
4 1 (0.58%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.58%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.58%) P3O
4 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (15.61%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.31%) XenApp
4 3 (1.73%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.73%) Samba
4 3 (1.73%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.58%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (4.62%) SCCM
2 6 (3.47%) Puppet
3 4 (2.31%) ZABBIX
4 3 (1.73%) Control-M
4 3 (1.73%) WSUS
5 2 (1.16%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (1.16%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (1.16%) Perfmon
5 2 (1.16%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.58%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.58%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.58%) Nagios
6 1 (0.58%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.58%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.58%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 33 (19.08%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.40%) Oracle
3 17 (9.83%) VMware
4 12 (6.94%) Cisco
4 12 (6.94%) ServiceNow
5 8 (4.62%) Citrix
6 7 (4.05%) Avaya
7 6 (3.47%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.89%) NetApp
8 5 (2.89%) Sybase
9 4 (2.31%) Apple
10 3 (1.73%) ATG
10 3 (1.73%) Google
10 3 (1.73%) IBM
10 3 (1.73%) Juniper
10 3 (1.73%) Sun
11 2 (1.16%) FactSet
11 2 (1.16%) Fiserv
11 2 (1.16%) Guidewire
11 2 (1.16%) Pega
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