The first table below looks at the demand for Capacity Planning skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Capacity Planning over the 3 months to 31 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 Manchester 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Capacity Planning
Rank 78 77 74
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 8 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.65% 0.18% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.24% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 9
Average daily rate
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£300 £225 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -35.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £15.50 -
% change year-on-year
+40.32% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
866 838 926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 70.06% 73.57% 65.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 443 470
Average daily rate £350 £333 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 43
Average hourly rate £23.50 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.28% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
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Capacity Planning
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Capacity Planning Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Capacity Planning
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Capacity Planning Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Capacity Planning
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Capacity Planning Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 7 (53.85%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) UNIX
2 5 (38.46%) Red Hat
2 5 (38.46%) Shell Script
2 5 (38.46%) Finance
3 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) WebLogic
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
4 3 (23.08%) Sybase
4 3 (23.08%) Apache
4 3 (23.08%) Tomcat
4 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
4 3 (23.08%) IBM
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) EMC
4 3 (23.08%) NetApp
4 3 (23.08%) Middleware
4 3 (23.08%) Firmware
4 3 (23.08%) Windows
4 3 (23.08%) Change Management
4 3 (23.08%) Business Continuity
4 3 (23.08%) Perl
4 3 (23.08%) Banking
4 3 (23.08%) Data Management
4 3 (23.08%) WebSphere
4 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
4 3 (23.08%) RHEV

Capacity Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 3 (23.08%) WebLogic
1 3 (23.08%) Apache
1 3 (23.08%) Tomcat
1 3 (23.08%) WebSphere
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) 3G
1 2 (15.38%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
1 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
1 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Billing
3 2 (15.38%) Back Office
4 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Administrator
1 3 (23.08%) UNIX Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) SQL DBA
2 2 (15.38%) Information Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) RF Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) MI Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server DBA
2 2 (15.38%) DBA
3 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Middleware
2 2 (15.38%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) UNIX
1 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (23.08%) Business Continuity
2 3 (23.08%) Data Management
2 3 (23.08%) Change Management
2 3 (23.08%) Performance Improvement
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Security Management
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow Management
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Operations Management
4 1 (7.69%) Database Tuning
4 1 (7.69%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Shell Script
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) Perl
4 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
4 2 (15.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) RHEV
2 2 (15.38%) VMware ESX
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Red Hat
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) Sybase
2 3 (23.08%) IBM
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) EMC
2 3 (23.08%) NetApp
3 2 (15.38%) VMware