The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 England 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Capacity Planning
Rank 312 353 342
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -11
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 268 202 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.54% 0.43% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.59% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 101 139
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £315 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.54% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 1
Average hourly rate £21.75 £51.00 £48.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.35% +5.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £15.50 -
% change year-on-year
+40.32% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36751 34198 37638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.46% 73.37% 71.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23125 21216 22145
Average daily rate £408 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1079 977 1381
Average hourly rate £23.00 £31.00 £32.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.80% -3.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.26 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £48.84 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Capacity Planning
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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 1 August 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
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 1 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 96 £425 -5.55% 25
South East +9 47 £350 -15.15% 10
South West -1 31 £413 - 4
West Midlands +8 27 £350 +7.69% 11
North West +5 24 £338 -1.45% 2
East of England -13 19 £338 -3.57% 6
Yorkshire +3 13 £350 +4.47% 8
East Midlands -13 7 £448 -25.41% 6
North East - 4 £400 - 1
South Coast - - - -
Capacity Planning
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Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 162 (28.93%) Windows
2 154 (27.50%) SQL
3 115 (20.54%) Oracle
4 114 (20.36%) ITIL
5 108 (19.29%) Microsoft
6 102 (18.21%) Finance
7 98 (17.50%) Linux
8 89 (15.89%) SQL Server
9 88 (15.71%) Performance Tuning
10 87 (15.54%) Disaster Recovery
11 85 (15.18%) VMware
12 81 (14.46%) UNIX
13 73 (13.04%) Project Management
13 73 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
14 69 (12.32%) Active Directory
15 66 (11.79%) Security Cleared
16 65 (11.61%) Java
16 65 (11.61%) Firewall
17 62 (11.07%) LAN
18 60 (10.71%) Migration
19 59 (10.54%) SAN
20 58 (10.36%) WAN
21 57 (10.18%) Windows Server 2003
22 56 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
23 50 (8.93%) Management Information System
24 49 (8.75%) Windows Server 2008
25 48 (8.57%) SC Cleared
25 48 (8.57%) SharePoint
25 48 (8.57%) MS Exchange
26 47 (8.39%) HP

Capacity Planning
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 48 (8.57%) SharePoint
1 48 (8.57%) MS Exchange
2 35 (6.25%) Apache
3 33 (5.89%) WebLogic
4 31 (5.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (4.82%) WebSphere
6 22 (3.93%) IIS
7 16 (2.86%) nginx
8 15 (2.68%) SharePoint 2010
9 14 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
9 14 (2.50%) Lync
9 14 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
10 12 (2.14%) Confluence
10 12 (2.14%) MediaWiki
11 11 (1.96%) CMS
11 11 (1.96%) Tomcat
11 11 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
12 10 (1.79%) Oracle Application Server
13 9 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (1.43%) Liferay
Applications
1 45 (8.04%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.39%) MS Office
3 16 (2.86%) InfoPath
4 8 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.07%) MS Project
6 4 (0.71%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.36%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.36%) SAP MM
3 2 (0.36%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.18%) VisionPLUS
4 1 (0.18%) assyst
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.18%) Agresso
4 1 (0.18%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.18%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.04%) Office 365
2 6 (1.07%) GitHub
3 5 (0.89%) SaaS
4 4 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.71%) Joyent
5 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.36%) IaaS
6 1 (0.18%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 65 (11.61%) Firewall
2 62 (11.07%) LAN
3 59 (10.54%) SAN
4 58 (10.36%) WAN
5 44 (7.86%) VPN
6 38 (6.79%) DNS
7 35 (6.25%) LDAP
8 31 (5.54%) Internet
9 29 (5.18%) BGP
9 29 (5.18%) Network Security
10 27 (4.82%) Wireless
10 27 (4.82%) TCP/IP
11 26 (4.64%) HTTP
12 24 (4.29%) MPLS
13 21 (3.75%) IPsec
13 21 (3.75%) OSPF
14 18 (3.21%) VLAN
14 18 (3.21%) DHCP
14 18 (3.21%) IPv6
15 16 (2.86%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (15.89%) SQL Server
2 56 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 43 (7.68%) SQL Server 2005
4 40 (7.14%) Oracle Database
5 38 (6.79%) Relational Database
6 34 (6.07%) SQL Server 2012
6 34 (6.07%) Oracle Database 10g
7 31 (5.54%) Oracle Database 11g
8 30 (5.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 29 (5.18%) MySQL
10 26 (4.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 20 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 14 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
12 14 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (1.96%) RDBMS
14 10 (1.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 9 (1.61%) DB2
16 8 (1.43%) Oracle Database 12c
17 7 (1.25%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 29 (5.18%) Git (software)
2 26 (4.64%) Jenkins
3 17 (3.04%) Hudson
4 16 (2.86%) Subversion
5 15 (2.68%) JIRA
6 8 (1.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 8 (1.43%) Ant
7 6 (1.07%) LoadRunner
8 5 (0.89%) Introscope
8 5 (0.89%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.89%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.71%) Grunt
9 4 (0.71%) Yeoman
9 4 (0.71%) JProfiler
10 3 (0.54%) Maven
10 3 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.54%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.36%) InstallShield
11 2 (0.36%) JMeter
12 1 (0.18%) NUnit
General
1 102 (18.21%) Finance
2 36 (6.43%) Telecoms
3 31 (5.54%) Banking
4 28 (5.00%) Back Office
5 24 (4.29%) Front Office
6 9 (1.61%) Marketing
7 5 (0.89%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.89%) Retail
7 5 (0.89%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.71%) Military
8 4 (0.71%) Legal
9 3 (0.54%) Advertising
9 3 (0.54%) Billing
9 3 (0.54%) Local Government
10 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.36%) Publishing
10 2 (0.36%) Automotive
10 2 (0.36%) Electronics
11 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 67 (11.96%) Architect
2 66 (11.79%) DBA
3 63 (11.25%) Analyst
4 58 (10.36%) Administrator
5 42 (7.50%) SQL DBA
5 42 (7.50%) Consultant
6 38 (6.79%) Network Engineer
7 30 (5.36%) Support Engineer
8 28 (5.00%) Project Manager
8 28 (5.00%) Oracle DBA
9 24 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
10 23 (4.11%) SQL Server DBA
11 20 (3.57%) Developer
12 19 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support
13 18 (3.21%) Systems Administrator
14 16 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 15 (2.68%) Network Support
16 14 (2.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 14 (2.50%) Technical Architect
17 13 (2.32%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.54%) Web Services
2 22 (3.93%) XML
3 21 (3.75%) CSS
4 18 (3.21%) .NET
5 17 (3.04%) J2EE
6 16 (2.86%) HTML
6 16 (2.86%) LAMP
7 14 (2.50%) JSON
8 13 (2.32%) REST
9 12 (2.14%) SOAP
10 11 (1.96%) JSP
10 11 (1.96%) Middleware
11 10 (1.79%) HTML5
11 10 (1.79%) .NET Framework
12 9 (1.61%) Hibernate
12 9 (1.61%) Spring
12 9 (1.61%) Struts
13 8 (1.43%) Windows SharePoint Services
13 8 (1.43%) RESTful
13 8 (1.43%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 50 (8.93%) Management Information System
2 41 (7.32%) Clustering
3 32 (5.71%) Statistics
4 30 (5.36%) Replication
5 17 (3.04%) Mobile App
6 14 (2.50%) Wiki
7 13 (2.32%) NHS
8 12 (2.14%) Firmware
9 10 (1.79%) Mathematics
10 7 (1.25%) CLARiiON
10 7 (1.25%) Blackberry
10 7 (1.25%) iPad
10 7 (1.25%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.25%) Informatics
11 6 (1.07%) Mainframe
11 6 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.89%) Symmetrix DMX
13 4 (0.71%) LPAR
13 4 (0.71%) Open Source
13 4 (0.71%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 162 (28.93%) Windows
2 98 (17.50%) Linux
3 81 (14.46%) UNIX
4 57 (10.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 49 (8.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (8.04%) Windows 7
7 41 (7.32%) Solaris
8 24 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (3.75%) Ubuntu
9 21 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (3.21%) AIX
11 15 (2.68%) Debian
12 14 (2.50%) Windows 8
13 10 (1.79%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (1.07%) CentOS
15 5 (0.89%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.89%) Android
16 3 (0.54%) SmartOS
17 1 (0.18%) OS/400
17 1 (0.18%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (20.36%) ITIL
2 88 (15.71%) Performance Tuning
3 87 (15.54%) Disaster Recovery
4 73 (13.04%) Project Management
5 60 (10.71%) Migration
6 47 (8.39%) Change Management
7 43 (7.68%) Service Management
8 38 (6.79%) Load Balancing
9 35 (6.25%) Change Control
9 35 (6.25%) Capacity Management
10 32 (5.71%) Performance Management
10 32 (5.71%) Data Modelling
11 31 (5.54%) Service Delivery
12 28 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 27 (4.82%) Performance Monitoring
14 26 (4.64%) Incident Management
15 24 (4.29%) DevOps
16 22 (3.93%) PRINCE2
17 21 (3.75%) Business Continuity
17 21 (3.75%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 154 (27.50%) SQL
2 65 (11.61%) Java
3 35 (6.25%) Shell Script
4 33 (5.89%) T-SQL
5 31 (5.54%) Perl
6 27 (4.82%) PowerShell
7 20 (3.57%) Ruby
8 18 (3.21%) JavaScript
9 17 (3.04%) Bash Shell
10 14 (2.50%) PHP
10 14 (2.50%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.43%) C#
12 7 (1.25%) C
13 6 (1.07%) Objective-C
14 5 (0.89%) VBA
15 3 (0.54%) VBScript
15 3 (0.54%) VB
15 3 (0.54%) Erlang
16 1 (0.18%) Python
16 1 (0.18%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 66 (11.79%) Security Cleared
2 48 (8.57%) SC Cleared
3 35 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (5.71%) Degree
5 29 (5.18%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (4.11%) CCNP
7 22 (3.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 20 (3.57%) MCP
9 13 (2.32%) MCITP
10 11 (1.96%) MCTS
11 10 (1.79%) OCP
11 10 (1.79%) Oracle Certification
11 10 (1.79%) CCNA
11 10 (1.79%) MCSA
12 9 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (1.43%) MCSE
14 6 (1.07%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.54%) JNCIA
16 3 (0.54%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.79%) SLA
2 33 (5.89%) QA
3 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.18%) COBIT
System Software
1 73 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 69 (12.32%) Active Directory
3 25 (4.46%) Oracle RAC
4 22 (3.93%) Oracle RMAN
5 19 (3.39%) VMware ESX
6 15 (2.68%) Samba
7 14 (2.50%) XenServer
7 14 (2.50%) Hyper-V
8 13 (2.32%) Postfix
9 11 (1.96%) vSphere
10 8 (1.43%) XenApp
11 5 (0.89%) NFS
11 5 (0.89%) vCloud
12 4 (0.71%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.54%) Docker
13 3 (0.54%) RHEV
13 3 (0.54%) PowerHA
13 3 (0.54%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.36%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 30 (5.36%) Data Guard
2 25 (4.46%) Puppet
3 23 (4.11%) SCOM
4 18 (3.21%) ZABBIX
5 15 (2.68%) SCCM
6 13 (2.32%) NetBackup
6 13 (2.32%) Tivoli
7 12 (2.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 10 (1.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 8 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.89%) OPNET
10 5 (0.89%) CA Wily
11 4 (0.71%) Legato
12 3 (0.54%) Nagios
12 3 (0.54%) CA SiteMinder
12 3 (0.54%) ARCserve
12 3 (0.54%) SCOrch
12 3 (0.54%) Salt
12 3 (0.54%) CFEngine
12 3 (0.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 115 (20.54%) Oracle
2 108 (19.29%) Microsoft
3 85 (15.18%) VMware
4 47 (8.39%) HP
5 44 (7.86%) Cisco
6 41 (7.32%) Red Hat
7 34 (6.07%) Citrix
8 29 (5.18%) NetApp
8 29 (5.18%) IBM
9 24 (4.29%) EMC
10 22 (3.93%) SAP
11 15 (2.68%) Juniper
12 12 (2.14%) Veritas
12 12 (2.14%) Endeca
13 11 (1.96%) Sybase
13 11 (1.96%) Remedy
13 11 (1.96%) 3PAR
13 11 (1.96%) Brocade
14 10 (1.79%) Symantec
14 10 (1.79%) Sun
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