The first table below looks at the demand for Capacity Planning skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Capacity Planning over the 3 months to 24 April 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 Chester 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Capacity Planning
Rank 34 22 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 7 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.85% 1.30% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.41% 1.72% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.26% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-29.23% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
205 116 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 83.33% 75.32% 58.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 31 21
Average daily rate £350 £360 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £451 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 15 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +221.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
Capacity Planning
Cheshire

Capacity Planning
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Capacity Planning Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Capacity Planning
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Capacity Planning Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Capacity Planning
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Capacity Planning Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 11 (100.00%) VPN
2 10 (90.91%) DNS
2 10 (90.91%) LAN
2 10 (90.91%) WAN
2 10 (90.91%) DHCP
3 9 (81.82%) Cisco
3 9 (81.82%) CCNP
3 9 (81.82%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (81.82%) Juniper
3 9 (81.82%) BGP
3 9 (81.82%) Firewall
4 8 (72.73%) Blue Coat
4 8 (72.73%) F5
4 8 (72.73%) NetScaler
5 7 (63.64%) VLAN
6 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
6 6 (54.55%) HP
6 6 (54.55%) ITIL
7 5 (45.45%) Firmware
7 5 (45.45%) DMZ
7 5 (45.45%) Internet
7 5 (45.45%) Incident Management
7 5 (45.45%) Load Balancing
7 5 (45.45%) Wireless
7 5 (45.45%) Structured Cabling
8 4 (36.36%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (36.36%) Risk Management
8 4 (36.36%) ProxySG
8 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery

Capacity Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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.

Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) VPN
2 10 (90.91%) DNS
2 10 (90.91%) LAN
2 10 (90.91%) WAN
2 10 (90.91%) DHCP
3 9 (81.82%) BGP
3 9 (81.82%) Firewall
4 8 (72.73%) NetScaler
5 7 (63.64%) VLAN
6 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
7 5 (45.45%) Structured Cabling
7 5 (45.45%) Wireless
7 5 (45.45%) DMZ
7 5 (45.45%) Internet
8 4 (36.36%) MPLS
8 4 (36.36%) OSPF
8 4 (36.36%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (36.36%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (36.36%) Network Security
8 4 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
1 3 (27.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Storage Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Network Operations Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Network Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Security Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Network Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Firmware
2 4 (36.36%) e-Health
3 2 (18.18%) EqualLogic
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 5 (45.45%) Incident Management
2 5 (45.45%) Load Balancing
3 4 (36.36%) Problem Management
3 4 (36.36%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (36.36%) Risk Management
3 4 (36.36%) Information Security
4 3 (27.27%) Network Management
5 2 (18.18%) Change Management
6 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
6 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
6 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Migration
6 1 (9.09%) Data Security
6 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) CCNP
1 9 (81.82%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) ProxySG
2 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Netcool
2 2 (18.18%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Cisco
1 9 (81.82%) Juniper
2 8 (72.73%) Blue Coat
2 8 (72.73%) F5
3 6 (54.55%) HP
4 4 (36.36%) NetScout
4 4 (36.36%) CheckPoint
5 3 (27.27%) Avaya
5 3 (27.27%) Nortel
6 2 (18.18%) Citrix
6 2 (18.18%) NetApp
6 2 (18.18%) Dell
6 2 (18.18%) EMC
6 2 (18.18%) IBM
6 2 (18.18%) VMware
7 1 (9.09%) Microsoft