The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Manager role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Manager
Rank 516 519 480
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Support Manager 110 93 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.19% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 51 68
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £230 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £358 £338
% change year-on-year
+18.88% +5.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average 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
48620 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31221 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Support Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England +22 109 £375 -6.25% 37
London +19 52 £350 -26.31% 18
South East +14 20 £425 +12.58% 9
North West -1 19 £500 +29.03% 4
Cheshire - 13 £506 - 2
Warrington - 11 £506 -
City of London +39 9 £250 -57.44% 3
Berkshire +11 7 £416 -7.50% 3
East of England +5 6 £500 -
Slough +8 5 £416 -10.00% 1
East Midlands -11 5 £325 - 1
Buckinghamshire +15 4 £418 -
Milton Keynes +5 4 £418 -
Surrey -5 4 £425 +100.00%
Nottinghamshire - 4 £325 -
Nottingham - 4 £325 -
South West +7 3 £304 - 2
West Midlands -16 3 £350 +3.70% 2
Bedfordshire - 3 £500 -
Luton - 3 £500 -
Kent - 3 £200 -
Birmingham - 3 £350 - 1
Southampton +16 2 £575 +52.31% 3
Hampshire +1 2 £575 +43.75% 3
Manchester -15 2 £258 -35.62% 1
Chester - 2 £488 - 2
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £200 -
Hayes - 2 £425 -
Westminster - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £300 -

Support Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 71 (35.68%) Finance
2 68 (34.17%) ITIL
3 41 (20.60%) Windows
4 32 (16.08%) MS Office
5 30 (15.08%) Service Delivery
5 30 (15.08%) Problem Management
6 28 (14.07%) Microsoft
7 26 (13.07%) Active Directory
8 25 (12.56%) SLA
9 24 (12.06%) Windows 7
10 23 (11.56%) Service Management
11 20 (10.05%) Banking
11 20 (10.05%) MS Excel
12 19 (9.55%) Security Cleared
13 18 (9.05%) Continuous Improvement
14 17 (8.54%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (8.54%) SQL
14 17 (8.54%) MS PowerPoint
15 16 (8.04%) PRINCE2
16 15 (7.54%) Project Management
16 15 (7.54%) Cisco
16 15 (7.54%) Unix
16 15 (7.54%) Telecoms
16 15 (7.54%) Performance Management
17 14 (7.04%) Windows 8
17 14 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
17 14 (7.04%) Java
18 13 (6.53%) Oracle
18 13 (6.53%) Office 365
18 13 (6.53%) SCCM

Support Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 10 (5.03%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.02%) Skype for Business
3 5 (2.51%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.51%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.01%) Apache
4 4 (2.01%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.51%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.01%) Documentum
6 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.01%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 32 (16.08%) MS Office
2 20 (10.05%) MS Excel
3 17 (8.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (3.02%) MS Project
5 3 (1.51%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.02%) CODA-Financials
1 6 (3.02%) Cognos Planning
2 3 (1.51%) Sonata
2 3 (1.51%) Tercero
3 2 (1.01%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.50%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.50%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.50%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.53%) Office 365
2 9 (4.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.03%) VPN
2 10 (5.03%) LAN
3 9 (4.52%) Network Security
3 9 (4.52%) WAN
4 5 (2.51%) Firewall
4 5 (2.51%) Internet
4 5 (2.51%) VoIP
5 4 (2.01%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (2.01%) DNS
6 3 (1.51%) ATM
6 3 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.01%) Broadband
7 2 (1.01%) Intranet
7 2 (1.01%) MPLS
7 2 (1.01%) PSTN
7 2 (1.01%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.01%) Wireless
8 1 (0.50%) ADSL
8 1 (0.50%) SAN
8 1 (0.50%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.02%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (2.01%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.01%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (2.01%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.01%) DB2
3 2 (1.01%) EDRMS
3 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.50%) MySQL
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.50%) JIRA
General
1 71 (35.68%) Finance
2 20 (10.05%) Banking
3 15 (7.54%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.52%) Back Office
4 9 (4.52%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.51%) Advertising
5 5 (2.51%) Retail
6 4 (2.01%) Front Office
7 3 (1.51%) Law
8 2 (1.01%) Legal
8 2 (1.01%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.50%) Local Government
9 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.50%) Marketing
9 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.52%) J2EE
2 4 (2.01%) .NET
3 2 (1.01%) HTML
3 2 (1.01%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (1.01%) Middleware
3 2 (1.01%) Web Services
3 2 (1.01%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (1.01%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (5.03%) Management Information System
2 9 (4.52%) Blackberry
2 9 (4.52%) Client/Server
3 8 (4.02%) NHS
4 5 (2.51%) SWIFT
5 4 (2.01%) Fixed Income
5 4 (2.01%) Online Banking
6 3 (1.51%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.51%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.51%) User Experience
7 2 (1.01%) Contactless
7 2 (1.01%) Derivative
7 2 (1.01%) Equities
7 2 (1.01%) iSeries
7 2 (1.01%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.50%) Handset
8 1 (0.50%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.50%) PMI
8 1 (0.50%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 41 (20.60%) Windows
2 24 (12.06%) Windows 7
3 15 (7.54%) Unix
4 14 (7.04%) Windows 8
5 9 (4.52%) Windows Server
6 8 (4.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.51%) Android
7 5 (2.51%) Linux
7 5 (2.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.01%) Mac OS X
8 4 (2.01%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.51%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.01%) AIX
10 2 (1.01%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.50%) BlackBerry OS
11 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (34.17%) ITIL
2 30 (15.08%) Problem Management
2 30 (15.08%) Service Delivery
3 23 (11.56%) Service Management
4 18 (9.05%) Continuous Improvement
5 17 (8.54%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (8.04%) PRINCE2
7 15 (7.54%) Performance Management
7 15 (7.54%) Project Management
8 14 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (6.03%) Incident Management
9 12 (6.03%) ITIL V3
10 11 (5.53%) Asset Management
10 11 (5.53%) Supplier Management
11 10 (5.03%) Change Management
12 9 (4.52%) Investment Management
12 9 (4.52%) Migration
13 8 (4.02%) Coaching
13 8 (4.02%) Mentoring
14 7 (3.52%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.54%) SQL
2 14 (7.04%) Java
3 8 (4.02%) C
4 6 (3.02%) Python
5 4 (2.01%) C#
5 4 (2.01%) C++
5 4 (2.01%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.01%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.01%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.51%) COBOL
7 2 (1.01%) Perl
7 2 (1.01%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.01%) VBA
8 1 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (9.55%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.03%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (4.02%) DV Cleared
4 7 (3.52%) Degree
4 7 (3.52%) MCSE
4 7 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (3.02%) CTC Cleared
5 6 (3.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (2.51%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.01%) MCDST
7 4 (2.01%) MCP
8 2 (1.01%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.01%) PMP
8 2 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.50%) APMP
9 1 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.50%) CCNA
9 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.50%) CISSP
9 1 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (12.56%) SLA
2 6 (3.02%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.01%) QA
3 2 (1.01%) SEPA
4 1 (0.50%) P3O
System Software
1 26 (13.07%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.51%) XenApp
3 4 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.01%) Samba
4 2 (1.01%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.50%) UAG
5 1 (0.50%) vSphere
5 1 (0.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (6.53%) SCCM
2 2 (1.01%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (1.01%) Control-M
2 2 (1.01%) SCSM
2 2 (1.01%) WSUS
3 1 (0.50%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (14.07%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.54%) Cisco
3 13 (6.53%) Oracle
4 10 (5.03%) VMware
5 6 (3.02%) Avaya
5 6 (3.02%) Citrix
5 6 (3.02%) CODA
5 6 (3.02%) Cognos
5 6 (3.02%) SAP
6 5 (2.51%) Charles River
6 5 (2.51%) JD Edwards
6 5 (2.51%) NetApp
7 3 (1.51%) Apple
7 3 (1.51%) ATG
7 3 (1.51%) Avaloq
7 3 (1.51%) Fiserv
7 3 (1.51%) FNZ
7 3 (1.51%) IBM
7 3 (1.51%) Juniper
8 2 (1.01%) Guidewire
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