The first table below looks at the demand for Capacity Planning skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Capacity Planning over the 3 months to 16 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 City of London 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Capacity Planning
Rank 184 173 200
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +27
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 31 32 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.47% 0.51% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.68% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 18
Average daily rate £373 £433 £449
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.87% -3.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £360 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-29.23% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5041 4725 5880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.08% 74.88% 72.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3685 3616 4145
Average daily rate £450 £450 £454
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 52 93
Average hourly rate £25.00 £135.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-81.48% +440.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.52 £16.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £135.00 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Capacity Planning
London

Capacity Planning
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Capacity Planning Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Capacity Planning
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Capacity Planning Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Capacity Planning
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Capacity Planning across the City of London region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Capacity Planning Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Capacity Planning
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Capacity Planning Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 24 (42.11%) ITIL
2 23 (40.35%) Linux
3 21 (36.84%) SQL
4 19 (33.33%) Oracle
4 19 (33.33%) Windows
5 14 (24.56%) SQL Server
6 12 (21.05%) UNIX
6 12 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (21.05%) Clustering
6 12 (21.05%) PowerShell
7 11 (19.30%) VMware
7 11 (19.30%) Configuration Management
8 9 (15.79%) Change Management
8 9 (15.79%) Finance
8 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (15.79%) Oracle Database
8 9 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (14.04%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (14.04%) MS Office
9 8 (14.04%) LAN
9 8 (14.04%) WAN
10 7 (12.28%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (12.28%) CCNA
10 7 (12.28%) Active Directory
10 7 (12.28%) Solaris
10 7 (12.28%) WebLogic

Capacity Planning
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 7 (12.28%) WebLogic
2 5 (8.77%) Oracle Spatial
3 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (3.51%) IIS
5 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.75%) SAS
5 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (14.04%) MS Office
2 2 (3.51%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.28%) SaaS
2 1 (1.75%) IaaS
2 1 (1.75%) PaaS
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.04%) LAN
1 8 (14.04%) WAN
2 6 (10.53%) Firewall
3 5 (8.77%) DNS
4 4 (7.02%) SAN
4 4 (7.02%) DHCP
5 3 (5.26%) SNMP
5 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (5.26%) Network Security
6 2 (3.51%) NetScaler
6 2 (3.51%) IP Telephony
6 2 (3.51%) DMZ
6 2 (3.51%) SMTP
7 1 (1.75%) VoIP
7 1 (1.75%) HTTP
7 1 (1.75%) VPN
7 1 (1.75%) BGP
7 1 (1.75%) MPLS
7 1 (1.75%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (24.56%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (15.79%) Oracle Database
3 7 (12.28%) Oracle Database 10g
3 7 (12.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (12.28%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (3.51%) MySQL
6 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.51%) DTS
6 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.75%) Star Schema
7 1 (1.75%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) InstallShield
General
1 9 (15.79%) Finance
2 7 (12.28%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (17.54%) DBA
2 8 (14.04%) SQL DBA
3 7 (12.28%) Oracle DBA
3 7 (12.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (12.28%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Architect
6 3 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.26%) Solutions Designer
6 3 (5.26%) Administrator
6 3 (5.26%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.26%) Designer
6 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Designer
7 2 (3.51%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Trainee
7 2 (3.51%) Capacity Manager
7 2 (3.51%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) Web Services
2 1 (1.75%) HTML
2 1 (1.75%) Middleware
2 1 (1.75%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) Clustering
2 4 (7.02%) Replication
3 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.26%) Statistics
4 2 (3.51%) FMCG
4 2 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.51%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.75%) NHS
5 1 (1.75%) Firmware
5 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.75%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.75%) STB
5 1 (1.75%) e-Health
5 1 (1.75%) PKI
5 1 (1.75%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.75%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 23 (40.35%) Linux
2 19 (33.33%) Windows
3 12 (21.05%) UNIX
4 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (12.28%) Solaris
5 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (7.02%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (3.51%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.75%) AIX
9 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.75%) CentOS
9 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (42.11%) ITIL
2 12 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (19.30%) Configuration Management
4 9 (15.79%) Change Management
4 9 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (8.77%) Business Continuity
6 5 (8.77%) Capacity Management
6 5 (8.77%) High Availability
7 4 (7.02%) Project Management
7 4 (7.02%) Data Modelling
7 4 (7.02%) ETL
8 3 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (5.26%) PRINCE
8 3 (5.26%) Migration
8 3 (5.26%) Incident Management
8 3 (5.26%) Change Control
8 3 (5.26%) ITIL V3
8 3 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (3.51%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.84%) SQL
2 12 (21.05%) PowerShell
3 6 (10.53%) PL/SQL
3 6 (10.53%) T-SQL
4 5 (8.77%) VB
5 4 (7.02%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.51%) C
6 2 (3.51%) Perl
6 2 (3.51%) PHP
7 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.75%) VBA
7 1 (1.75%) VBScript
7 1 (1.75%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (14.04%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (12.28%) CCNA
4 6 (10.53%) MCSE
5 5 (8.77%) MCSA
6 4 (7.02%) DV Cleared
6 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.51%) MCITP
7 2 (3.51%) MCP
7 2 (3.51%) CCNP
8 1 (1.75%) CCIE
8 1 (1.75%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.75%) CCEA
8 1 (1.75%) OCP
8 1 (1.75%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (1.75%) Degree
8 1 (1.75%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) SLA
2 2 (3.51%) QA
3 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (12.28%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.28%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (10.53%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (7.02%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (5.26%) VMware ESX
5 3 (5.26%) XenApp
6 2 (3.51%) XenServer
6 2 (3.51%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.75%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.75%) vSphere
7 1 (1.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (1.75%) Veritas File System
7 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 7 (12.28%) Nagios
1 7 (12.28%) Ganglia
1 7 (12.28%) CFEngine
1 7 (12.28%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (8.77%) Data Guard
3 4 (7.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (3.51%) SCCM
4 2 (3.51%) SCOM
4 2 (3.51%) Cacti
4 2 (3.51%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (3.51%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (1.75%) Legato
5 1 (1.75%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.75%) Netcool
5 1 (1.75%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.75%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (1.75%) Ionix
5 1 (1.75%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 19 (33.33%) Oracle
2 11 (19.30%) VMware
3 6 (10.53%) Citrix
3 6 (10.53%) HP
4 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (7.02%) Cisco
6 3 (5.26%) BMC
6 3 (5.26%) CA
6 3 (5.26%) Remedy
6 3 (5.26%) NetScout
7 2 (3.51%) Polycom
7 2 (3.51%) Tandberg
7 2 (3.51%) F5
7 2 (3.51%) Veritas
7 2 (3.51%) IBM
8 1 (1.75%) Nortel
8 1 (1.75%) EMC
8 1 (1.75%) Intel
8 1 (1.75%) Sun
8 1 (1.75%) Sybase