The table below looks at the statistics for Capacity Planning 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 Planning over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Capacity Planning
Rank 56 65 58
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 9 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.15% 0.89% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.17% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 6
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£335 £225 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.66% -35.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £356 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.75% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.56 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.75 £32.56 -
% change year-on-year
+43.60% -
Capacity Planning
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
578 686 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 73.91% 76.14% 65.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 333 341
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 45 26
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -23.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.30 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Capacity Planning
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Capacity Planning Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Capacity Planning
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Capacity Planning Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Capacity Planning
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Capacity Planning Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Capacity Planning
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 Planning within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 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
Warrington - - - - 1
Capacity Planning
North West

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Capacity Planning 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 Planning.

1 10 (55.56%) UNIX
2 9 (50.00%) Linux
3 8 (44.44%) Shell Script
3 8 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (38.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (38.89%) Red Hat
4 7 (38.89%) Windows
5 6 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 6 (33.33%) Database Security
5 6 (33.33%) Cyber-Ark
6 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (27.78%) Database Tuning
6 5 (27.78%) Banking
6 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
6 5 (27.78%) DB2
6 5 (27.78%) Data Modelling
7 4 (22.22%) IIS
7 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
7 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
7 4 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (22.22%) VMware
7 4 (22.22%) VMware ESX
7 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (16.67%) PowerHA

Capacity Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Capacity Planning 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 Planning. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (22.22%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Project
1 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
1 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) LAN
1 1 (5.56%) WAN
1 1 (5.56%) DHCP
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
1 1 (5.56%) VPN
1 1 (5.56%) DNS
1 1 (5.56%) DMZ
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
1 1 (5.56%) BGP
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
1 1 (5.56%) Wireless
1 1 (5.56%) VLAN
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
1 1 (5.56%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
1 5 (27.78%) DB2
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (27.78%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) DBA
2 5 (27.78%) Administrator
3 4 (22.22%) Senior DBA
3 4 (22.22%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) DB2 DBA
5 2 (11.11%) AIX Administrator
5 2 (11.11%) Business Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Security Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Engagement Manager
6 1 (5.56%) PMO Manager
6 1 (5.56%) ICT Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) PMO Lead
6 1 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Leader
6 1 (5.56%) SQL DBA
6 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Programme Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) HACMP
2 2 (11.11%) LPAR
3 1 (5.56%) Firmware
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Replication
3 1 (5.56%) Clustering
3 1 (5.56%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) UNIX
2 9 (50.00%) Linux
3 7 (38.89%) Windows
3 7 (38.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (16.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (33.33%) Database Security
3 5 (27.78%) Data Modelling
3 5 (27.78%) Database Tuning
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (16.67%) Matrix Management
5 2 (11.11%) Resource Management
5 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (11.11%) Information Security
6 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
6 1 (5.56%) Cyber Security
6 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) Shell Script
2 2 (11.11%) VBA
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (5.56%) CCNP
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
1 4 (22.22%) VMware ESX
1 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (16.67%) PowerHA
3 2 (11.11%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Red Hat
2 6 (33.33%) Cyber-Ark
3 4 (22.22%) VMware
3 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 3 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco
5 1 (5.56%) Juniper
5 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
5 1 (5.56%) F5