The table below looks at the statistics for Capacity Planning skills in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Capacity Planning
Rank 342 316 352
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +36
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 256 261 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.52% 0.56% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.75% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 148 100
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £262 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 2
Average hourly rate £29.25 £22.25 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.46% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.05 £18.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.33 £23.55 £25.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £13.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+116.66% -39.32%
Capacity Planning
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37095 34787 31991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.83% 74.29% 72.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 24706 21803 19148
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1033 1077 1341
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Capacity Planning
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Capacity Planning Jobs Demand Trend in England

Capacity Planning
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Capacity Planning Daily Rate Trend in England

Capacity Planning
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Capacity Planning across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Capacity Planning Daily Rate Histogram in England

Capacity Planning
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Capacity Planning Hourly Rate Trend in England

Capacity Planning
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Capacity Planning across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Capacity Planning Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Capacity Planning
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
London -38 103 £450 +12.50% 25
South East +2 62 £400 +8.10% 21
North East -10 20 £300 -
West Midlands +5 18 £425 +51.78% 4
North West -5 17 £350 -15.15% 6
South West -26 16 £425 +9.67% 4
East of England -9 11 £475 -18.80% 5
Yorkshire -25 5 £388 +1.63% 1
East Midlands +5 2 £419 +118.95% 3
Capacity Planning
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Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 131 (26.46%) Windows
2 118 (23.84%) SQL
3 90 (18.18%) Finance
4 88 (17.78%) Microsoft
5 85 (17.17%) Linux
5 85 (17.17%) VMware
6 83 (16.77%) ITIL
7 74 (14.95%) Performance Tuning
8 73 (14.75%) Oracle
9 68 (13.74%) SQL Server
10 67 (13.54%) Project Management
11 58 (11.72%) Performance Monitoring
12 56 (11.31%) Java
12 56 (11.31%) UNIX
12 56 (11.31%) LAN
13 55 (11.11%) Active Directory
13 55 (11.11%) Cisco
14 53 (10.71%) Clustering
14 53 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
14 53 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
15 52 (10.51%) HP
16 50 (10.10%) Agile Software Development
17 49 (9.90%) DNS
18 48 (9.70%) MS Excel
19 47 (9.49%) Windows Server 2008
20 44 (8.89%) WAN
21 43 (8.69%) Red Hat
21 43 (8.69%) Service Delivery
22 42 (8.48%) Firewall
23 41 (8.28%) Security Cleared

Capacity Planning
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 38 (7.68%) SharePoint
2 34 (6.87%) MS Exchange
3 29 (5.86%) Apache
4 22 (4.44%) WebLogic
5 20 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (3.23%) Lync
6 16 (3.23%) IIS
7 15 (3.03%) Tomcat
8 14 (2.83%) WebSphere
9 10 (2.02%) WebSphere Application Server
9 10 (2.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (1.82%) CMS
10 9 (1.82%) Adobe CQ
11 8 (1.62%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (1.62%) nginx
11 8 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (1.62%) JBoss
12 6 (1.21%) SAS
12 6 (1.21%) Confluence
Applications
1 48 (9.70%) MS Excel
2 26 (5.25%) MS Office
3 10 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.62%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.21%) MS Project
6 2 (0.40%) SPSS
6 2 (0.40%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.20%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.40%) VisionPLUS
2 2 (0.40%) SAP APO
2 2 (0.40%) SAP PS
3 1 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.20%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.20%) Maximo
3 1 (0.20%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.21%) PaaS
2 6 (1.21%) Heroku
2 6 (1.21%) Engine Yard
2 6 (1.21%) Office 365
3 4 (0.81%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.61%) IaaS
4 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.20%) ElastiCache
5 1 (0.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (11.31%) LAN
2 49 (9.90%) DNS
3 44 (8.89%) WAN
4 42 (8.48%) Firewall
5 33 (6.67%) SAN
6 29 (5.86%) Internet
7 28 (5.66%) DHCP
8 27 (5.45%) VPN
9 23 (4.65%) Network Security
10 19 (3.84%) MPLS
11 18 (3.64%) BGP
11 18 (3.64%) Wireless
12 17 (3.43%) VLAN
12 17 (3.43%) TCP/IP
13 15 (3.03%) LDAP
14 13 (2.63%) IPsec
15 12 (2.42%) VoIP
15 12 (2.42%) WLAN
16 11 (2.22%) IPv6
17 9 (1.82%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (13.74%) SQL Server
2 33 (6.67%) MySQL
3 28 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (5.25%) Relational Database
5 24 (4.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (3.03%) RDBMS
8 13 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (2.63%) Oracle Database
9 12 (2.42%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.82%) DB2
11 8 (1.62%) NoSQL
12 7 (1.41%) MongoDB
12 7 (1.41%) MS Access
12 7 (1.41%) SQL Server 2000
12 7 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (1.21%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 19 (3.84%) Jenkins
2 16 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 13 (2.63%) Subversion
4 10 (2.02%) Hudson
5 6 (1.21%) JIRA
6 5 (1.01%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.61%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.61%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (0.61%) Selenium
7 3 (0.61%) FitNesse
7 3 (0.61%) SilkTest
8 2 (0.40%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.40%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.40%) RequisitePro
9 1 (0.20%) ERwin
9 1 (0.20%) Introscope
9 1 (0.20%) JMeter
9 1 (0.20%) StarTeam
9 1 (0.20%) Maven
9 1 (0.20%) Ant
General
1 90 (18.18%) Finance
2 33 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 24 (4.85%) Banking
4 10 (2.02%) Retail
4 10 (2.02%) Legal
5 8 (1.62%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.62%) Games
6 5 (1.01%) Marketing
7 3 (0.61%) Front Office
7 3 (0.61%) Back Office
8 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.40%) Advertising
8 2 (0.40%) Publishing
8 2 (0.40%) Law
8 2 (0.40%) Billing
8 2 (0.40%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.20%) Local Government
9 1 (0.20%) International Banking
9 1 (0.20%) Automotive
9 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 72 (14.55%) Architect
2 51 (10.30%) DBA
3 39 (7.88%) Analyst
4 34 (6.87%) SQL DBA
5 33 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
6 31 (6.26%) Administrator
7 27 (5.45%) Network Engineer
8 25 (5.05%) Team Leader
9 23 (4.65%) Consultant
10 19 (3.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 19 (3.84%) SQL Server DBA
11 17 (3.43%) Developer
12 15 (3.03%) Project Manager
13 14 (2.83%) Delivery Manager
14 13 (2.63%) DevOps Engineer
15 12 (2.42%) Support Engineer
15 12 (2.42%) Service Manager
16 11 (2.22%) Network Architect
16 11 (2.22%) Technical Manager
17 10 (2.02%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (6.06%) Web Services
2 20 (4.04%) XML
2 20 (4.04%) J2EE
3 16 (3.23%) Middleware
4 15 (3.03%) LAMP
5 12 (2.42%) XSLT
5 12 (2.42%) SOAP
6 9 (1.82%) JMS
7 8 (1.62%) J2SE
7 8 (1.62%) REST
8 7 (1.41%) Struts
8 7 (1.41%) Spring
9 6 (1.21%) Hibernate
9 6 (1.21%) JMX
9 6 (1.21%) JDBC
9 6 (1.21%) JSP
9 6 (1.21%) Servlets
9 6 (1.21%) MCollective
10 5 (1.01%) HTML
10 5 (1.01%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 53 (10.71%) Clustering
2 31 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (6.06%) Replication
4 21 (4.24%) Management Information System
5 18 (3.64%) Computer Science
6 14 (2.83%) Blackberry
7 11 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (2.02%) NHS
9 9 (1.82%) Open Source
10 7 (1.41%) User Experience
11 6 (1.21%) iPad
11 6 (1.21%) Device Driver
11 6 (1.21%) Wiki
12 5 (1.01%) Online Games
12 5 (1.01%) Informatics
12 5 (1.01%) Statistics
12 5 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (1.01%) Performance Metrics
13 4 (0.81%) N-Tier
13 4 (0.81%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 131 (26.46%) Windows
2 85 (17.17%) Linux
3 56 (11.31%) UNIX
4 47 (9.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (7.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 29 (5.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (5.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (4.04%) CentOS
8 20 (4.04%) Solaris
9 15 (3.03%) Windows 7
10 14 (2.83%) Ubuntu
11 9 (1.82%) AIX
12 8 (1.62%) Debian
12 8 (1.62%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (1.01%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.81%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.61%) HPUX
15 3 (0.61%) zOS
16 2 (0.40%) Android
16 2 (0.40%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (16.77%) ITIL
2 74 (14.95%) Performance Tuning
3 67 (13.54%) Project Management
4 58 (11.72%) Performance Monitoring
5 53 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 50 (10.10%) Agile Software Development
7 43 (8.69%) Service Delivery
8 40 (8.08%) Migration
9 31 (6.26%) Change Management
10 28 (5.66%) Scrum
10 28 (5.66%) Performance Analysis
11 26 (5.25%) Performance Management
12 25 (5.05%) Root Cause Analysis
13 24 (4.85%) Service Management
13 24 (4.85%) Business Intelligence
14 21 (4.24%) PRINCE2
14 21 (4.24%) E-Commerce
14 21 (4.24%) DevOps
15 20 (4.04%) Database Security
15 20 (4.04%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 118 (23.84%) SQL
2 56 (11.31%) Java
3 30 (6.06%) T-SQL
4 29 (5.86%) Perl
5 27 (5.45%) PowerShell
6 21 (4.24%) Shell Script
7 18 (3.64%) Ruby
8 17 (3.43%) Bash Shell
9 16 (3.23%) Python
10 14 (2.83%) PHP
11 11 (2.22%) C
12 6 (1.21%) C#
12 6 (1.21%) Korn
13 5 (1.01%) JavaScript
13 5 (1.01%) VBScript
14 3 (0.61%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.40%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (8.28%) Degree
1 41 (8.28%) Security Cleared
2 28 (5.66%) SC Cleared
3 23 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (3.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (3.43%) CCNP
6 14 (2.83%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (2.63%) MCTS
8 9 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (1.82%) MCSE
9 8 (1.62%) MCSA
9 8 (1.62%) CCNA
10 6 (1.21%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.81%) MCITP
11 4 (0.81%) CCIE
12 3 (0.61%) ISEB
12 3 (0.61%) MCT
12 3 (0.61%) CCSE
12 3 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.61%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.66%) SLA
2 20 (4.04%) QA
3 5 (1.01%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.81%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.61%) COBIT
6 2 (0.40%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 55 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 53 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (4.24%) VMware ESX
4 17 (3.43%) vSphere
5 11 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (2.02%) vCloud
7 8 (1.62%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (1.62%) Samba
8 6 (1.21%) NFS
8 6 (1.21%) Oracle RMAN
8 6 (1.21%) Hyper-V
8 6 (1.21%) Postfix
8 6 (1.21%) XenApp
8 6 (1.21%) XenServer
9 5 (1.01%) XenDesktop
9 5 (1.01%) Firmware
10 4 (0.81%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.61%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.40%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.40%) Squid
Systems Management
1 35 (7.07%) SCOM
2 22 (4.44%) Puppet
3 17 (3.43%) SCCM
4 12 (2.42%) Nagios
5 9 (1.82%) NetBackup
5 9 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.62%) ZABBIX
7 6 (1.21%) Cobbler
7 6 (1.21%) collectd
7 6 (1.21%) Salt
8 5 (1.01%) HP SIM
8 5 (1.01%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.40%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.40%) ARCserve
10 2 (0.40%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.40%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.40%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.20%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 88 (17.78%) Microsoft
2 85 (17.17%) VMware
3 73 (14.75%) Oracle
4 55 (11.11%) Cisco
5 52 (10.51%) HP
6 43 (8.69%) Red Hat
7 34 (6.87%) Citrix
8 23 (4.65%) NetApp
9 17 (3.43%) Juniper
9 17 (3.43%) BMC
10 16 (3.23%) EMC
10 16 (3.23%) SAP
11 12 (2.42%) Dell
11 12 (2.42%) Sun
12 11 (2.22%) IBM
13 10 (2.02%) CheckPoint
14 9 (1.82%) 3PAR
15 8 (1.62%) Atlassian
15 8 (1.62%) Websense
15 8 (1.62%) Avaya
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £400 - 750 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Docklands
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
FT Select
Rate: From £150 to £175 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Allied Worldwide
Posted: 7 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Luton
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 days ago