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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Manager
UK
Rank 557 531 518
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Support Manager 51 97 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.20% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 74 50
Median daily rate £381 £350 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% -8.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £229 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £491 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £410 £355
% change year-on-year
-10.06% +15.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £18.00

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
43026 49406 49767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28072 31841 30661
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1547 1650 1932
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 24 February 2017.

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 26 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 24 February 2017. 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 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 -19 43 £400 +14.28% 21
London -1 29 £400 +14.28% 8
South East +10 10 £425 - 3
Wales - 8 £325 -
City of London -7 6 £425 +70.00% 2
Berkshire +17 5 £450 +8.10%
Reading +24 4 £450 -
Cardiff - 4 £325 -
South Wales - 4 £325 -
South West +15 3 £413 +35.80% 2
East of England +1 2 £375 -25.00% 2
West Wales - 2 £318 -
West Sussex - 2 £388 -
Wiltshire - 2 £400 - 1
Swansea - 2 £318 -
Surrey +11 1 £375 -11.76% 1
Cambridge +10 1 £375 +25.00%
Hampshire +7 1 £425 -26.08% 1
Dorset +6 1 £425 -
Cambridgeshire +6 1 £375 +25.00% 1
Bedfordshire 0 1 - -
Milton Keynes -3 1 £363 -13.17%
Buckinghamshire -9 1 £363 -13.17%
Corsham - 1 - -
Dunstable - 1 - -
Newport - 1 £325 -

Support Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 52 (40.63%) ITIL
2 40 (31.25%) Service Delivery
3 36 (28.13%) Finance
4 27 (21.09%) Project Management
5 23 (17.97%) Service Management
5 23 (17.97%) Microsoft
6 18 (14.06%) Security Cleared
7 16 (12.50%) IBM
8 15 (11.72%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (11.72%) Active Directory
8 15 (11.72%) SQL
9 14 (10.94%) PRINCE2
9 14 (10.94%) Release Management
10 13 (10.16%) Windows
10 13 (10.16%) SQL Server
11 12 (9.38%) Oracle
11 12 (9.38%) MS Excel
11 12 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (8.59%) Problem Management
12 11 (8.59%) SharePoint
12 11 (8.59%) SLA
12 11 (8.59%) Change Management
13 10 (7.81%) VMware
13 10 (7.81%) Cisco
13 10 (7.81%) SC Cleared
13 10 (7.81%) ITIL V3
14 9 (7.03%) Data Centre
14 9 (7.03%) Banking
14 9 (7.03%) Citrix
14 9 (7.03%) BizTalk Server

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 11 (8.59%) SharePoint
2 9 (7.03%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (6.25%) JCAPS
3 8 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 8 (6.25%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.78%) Apache
5 1 (0.78%) Confluence
5 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.78%) IIS
5 1 (0.78%) JBoss
5 1 (0.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.47%) MS Office
3 3 (2.34%) MS Project
4 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.78%) Sonata
3 1 (0.78%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.34%) Taleo
3 2 (1.56%) Office 365
4 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.34%) DHCP
1 3 (2.34%) DNS
1 3 (2.34%) Network Security
2 2 (1.56%) LAN
2 2 (1.56%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.56%) VoIP
2 2 (1.56%) WAN
2 2 (1.56%) Wireless
3 1 (0.78%) BGP
3 1 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (0.78%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (0.78%) HSRP
3 1 (0.78%) IPsec
3 1 (0.78%) NX-OS
3 1 (0.78%) OSPF
3 1 (0.78%) Softphone
3 1 (0.78%) SSL
3 1 (0.78%) VPN
3 1 (0.78%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.16%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.78%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.78%) MS Access
4 1 (0.78%) MySQL
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.56%) JIRA
2 1 (0.78%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 36 (28.13%) Finance
2 9 (7.03%) Banking
3 6 (4.69%) Retail
4 4 (3.13%) Billing
5 2 (1.56%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Advertising
6 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.78%) Marketing
6 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.25%) IBM Integration Bus
2 7 (5.47%) XML
3 6 (4.69%) XSLT
4 3 (2.34%) Web Services
5 1 (0.78%) .NET
5 1 (0.78%) LAMP
5 1 (0.78%) WS-I
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.03%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.91%) NHS
3 5 (3.91%) Virtual Team
4 4 (3.13%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.56%) CMDB
6 1 (0.78%) AS400
6 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.78%) BYOD
6 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.78%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.78%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.16%) Windows
2 5 (3.91%) Linux
3 4 (3.13%) Unix
4 3 (2.34%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.34%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.56%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.78%) Android
6 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (40.63%) ITIL
2 40 (31.25%) Service Delivery
3 27 (21.09%) Project Management
4 23 (17.97%) Service Management
5 15 (11.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (10.94%) PRINCE2
6 14 (10.94%) Release Management
7 12 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (8.59%) Change Management
8 11 (8.59%) Problem Management
9 10 (7.81%) ITIL V3
10 8 (6.25%) Performance Management
10 8 (6.25%) Service Design
11 7 (5.47%) DevOps
11 7 (5.47%) Incident Management
11 7 (5.47%) Trend Analysis
12 6 (4.69%) Migration
13 5 (3.91%) ITSM
13 5 (3.91%) Virtual Team Management
14 4 (3.13%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.72%) SQL
2 1 (0.78%) Java
2 1 (0.78%) PHP
2 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
2 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (14.06%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.81%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.25%) Degree
3 8 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.13%) CTC Cleared
4 4 (3.13%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.34%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.34%) PMP
6 2 (1.56%) MCSE
6 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.56%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.78%) ECDL
7 1 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.78%) MCSA
7 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.59%) SLA
2 7 (5.47%) HL7
2 7 (5.47%) QA
3 4 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (11.72%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.78%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.78%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (0.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (17.97%) Microsoft
2 16 (12.50%) IBM
3 12 (9.38%) Oracle
4 10 (7.81%) Cisco
4 10 (7.81%) VMware
5 9 (7.03%) Citrix
6 8 (6.25%) Fiorano
6 8 (6.25%) InterSystems
7 4 (3.13%) Cognos
8 3 (2.34%) RedPrairie
9 2 (1.56%) SAP
10 1 (0.78%) arcserve
10 1 (0.78%) Avaya
10 1 (0.78%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.78%) Epicor
10 1 (0.78%) Hyperion
10 1 (0.78%) Reuters
10 1 (0.78%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.78%) Talend
10 1 (0.78%) Wyse
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