The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Capacity Planning
Rank 54 57 64
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 11 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.38% 1.31% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 1.76% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£298 £261 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.87% -25.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.56 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
572 567 538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 71.95% 74.51% 63.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 239 305
Average daily rate £390 £343 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.86% -4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £226 £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 27 27
Average hourly rate £34.00 £40.00 £37.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +5.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.40 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Capacity Planning
North West

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Capacity Planning across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Capacity Planning Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Capacity Planning
North West

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 9 (40.91%) UNIX
2 8 (36.36%) Linux
2 8 (36.36%) Shell Script
2 8 (36.36%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (31.82%) VLAN
3 7 (31.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (31.82%) Red Hat
3 7 (31.82%) Windows
3 7 (31.82%) LAN
3 7 (31.82%) WAN
3 7 (31.82%) DHCP
3 7 (31.82%) VPN
3 7 (31.82%) DNS
4 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
4 6 (27.27%) Firewall
4 6 (27.27%) VMware
4 6 (27.27%) Cyber-Ark
5 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (22.73%) Structured Cabling
5 5 (22.73%) Incident Management
5 5 (22.73%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (22.73%) Load Balancing
5 5 (22.73%) Wireless
5 5 (22.73%) Firmware
5 5 (22.73%) BGP
5 5 (22.73%) DMZ
5 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (22.73%) Internet
5 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
5 5 (22.73%) Cisco

Capacity Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (18.18%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Project
1 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
1 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) LAN
1 7 (31.82%) WAN
1 7 (31.82%) DHCP
1 7 (31.82%) VPN
1 7 (31.82%) DNS
1 7 (31.82%) VLAN
2 6 (27.27%) Firewall
3 5 (22.73%) Wireless
3 5 (22.73%) DMZ
3 5 (22.73%) Internet
3 5 (22.73%) BGP
3 5 (22.73%) Structured Cabling
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco PIX
4 4 (18.18%) NetScaler
5 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
6 2 (9.09%) SAN
6 2 (9.09%) HTTP
7 1 (4.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) DB2
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (13.64%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Automotive
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) VMware Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Administrator
2 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Network Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) DBA
3 2 (9.09%) AIX Administrator
3 2 (9.09%) Business Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Storage Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Engagement Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Security Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Senior SAP Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Senior SAP SD Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) PMO Manager
4 1 (4.55%) ICT Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) PMO Lead
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Leader
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Firmware
2 3 (13.64%) HACMP
3 2 (9.09%) LPAR
3 2 (9.09%) EqualLogic
4 1 (4.55%) Open Source
4 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) Replication
4 1 (4.55%) Clustering
4 1 (4.55%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) UNIX
2 8 (36.36%) Linux
3 7 (31.82%) Windows
3 7 (31.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (13.64%) AIX
7 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (22.73%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (22.73%) Incident Management
2 5 (22.73%) Load Balancing
3 3 (13.64%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (13.64%) Matrix Management
3 3 (13.64%) Project Management
4 2 (9.09%) Database Security
4 2 (9.09%) Resource Management
4 2 (9.09%) Information Security
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.55%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) Scrum
5 1 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Cyber Security
5 1 (4.55%) DevOps
5 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) Shell Script
2 2 (9.09%) VBA
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) CCNP
1 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 4 (18.18%) VMware ESX
1 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (13.64%) PowerHA
3 2 (9.09%) GPFS
4 1 (4.55%) vCloud
4 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (9.09%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.55%) Puppet
2 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Red Hat
2 6 (27.27%) VMware
2 6 (27.27%) Cyber-Ark
3 5 (22.73%) Juniper
3 5 (22.73%) Cisco
3 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
4 4 (18.18%) Blue Coat
4 4 (18.18%) F5
5 3 (13.64%) Oracle
6 2 (9.09%) IBM
6 2 (9.09%) HP
6 2 (9.09%) Dell
6 2 (9.09%) EMC
6 2 (9.09%) Citrix
6 2 (9.09%) NetApp
7 1 (4.55%) SAP