The first table below looks at the demand for Capacity Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Capacity Management over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Capacity Management
Rank 63 63 62
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Capacity Management 4 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.50% 0.78% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 1.06% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
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£275 £325 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -13.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £321 £378
% change year-on-year
+16.82% -14.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 - £21.50
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
582 568 532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 72.57% 73.96% 63.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 249 305
Average daily rate £385 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.55% -6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 28 26
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.03 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.93% -9.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £11.84 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Capacity Management
North West

Capacity Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Capacity Management across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Capacity Management Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Capacity Management
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Capacity Management across the Cheshire region.

Capacity Management Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Capacity Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Capacity Management across the Cheshire region.

Capacity Management Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Capacity Management
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Capacity Management within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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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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
Chester - 1 - -
Capacity Management
North West

Capacity Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Capacity Management also 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 that cited Capacity Management.

1 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
1 5 (83.33%) DNS
2 4 (66.67%) Clustering
2 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (50.00%) Change Management
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) IIS
3 3 (50.00%) MCSE
3 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) MCTS
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (50.00%) MCITP
3 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) Dell
4 2 (33.33%) SAN
5 1 (16.67%) NetApp
5 1 (16.67%) Firmware

Capacity Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Capacity Management also 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 that cited Capacity Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) IIS
1 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
1 5 (83.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) VLAN
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Architect
1 1 (16.67%) Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (16.67%) Wintel Support
1 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Storage Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Wintel Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Wintel Support Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) EqualLogic
2 1 (16.67%) Firmware
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Change Management
1 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (16.67%) High Availability
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
1 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) MCSE
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (50.00%) MCTS
1 3 (50.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (16.67%) WSUS
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
1 1 (16.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) HP
1 2 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (16.67%) EMC
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) NetApp
2 1 (16.67%) McAfee
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft