The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Capacity Planning
Rank 82 - 75
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 2 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.14% - 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% - 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate
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£300 - £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.75 £13.50 -
% change year-on-year
+246.29% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1032 861 899
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.19% 73.78% 67.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 439 419
Average daily rate £350 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £499 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 48 51
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £32.50 £82.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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 5 (55.56%) UNIX
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
1 5 (55.56%) Red Hat
1 5 (55.56%) Shell Script
1 5 (55.56%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 3 (33.33%) RHEV
2 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 3 (33.33%) Coaching
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Improvement
2 3 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 3 (33.33%) Banking
2 3 (33.33%) Data Management
2 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Middleware
2 3 (33.33%) Change Management
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Firmware
2 3 (33.33%) EMC
2 3 (33.33%) NetApp
2 3 (33.33%) Apache
2 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 3 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 3 (33.33%) IBM
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 3 (33.33%) Perl
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) Sybase

Capacity Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (33.33%) WebLogic
1 3 (33.33%) Apache
1 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) 3G
1 2 (22.22%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
1 3 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Administrator
1 3 (33.33%) UNIX Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) RF Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Middleware
2 2 (22.22%) Regular Expression
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) UNIX
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 3 (33.33%) Coaching
2 3 (33.33%) Change Management
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Improvement
2 3 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 3 (33.33%) Data Management
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Security Management
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) Operations Management
4 1 (11.11%) Database Tuning
4 1 (11.11%) Software Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Shell Script
2 3 (33.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Firmware
1 3 (33.33%) RHEV
2 2 (22.22%) VMware ESX
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Red Hat
2 3 (33.33%) EMC
2 3 (33.33%) NetApp
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) Sybase
2 3 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft