The table below looks at the statistics for Capacity Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Capacity Management over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Capacity Management
Rank 127 123 116
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Contract jobs citing Capacity Management 12 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.37% 0.28% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.38% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Average daily rate
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£500 £370 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% +39.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £314 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £426 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £335 £311
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +7.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 - £38.75
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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 North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2360 2081 1990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.31% 73.15% 67.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1397 1049 1025
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 116 95
Average hourly rate £24.00 £25.04 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.15% -5.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Capacity Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Capacity Management Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Capacity Management
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Capacity Management Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Capacity Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Capacity Management across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Capacity Management Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Capacity Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Capacity Management Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Capacity Management
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Capacity Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 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
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +5 4 £400 -
Manchester -6 4 £450 +50.00% 1
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Capacity Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Capacity Management 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 Management.

1 7 (31.82%) DB2
1 7 (31.82%) ITIL
1 7 (31.82%) IBM
2 6 (27.27%) Oracle
2 6 (27.27%) SAP
2 6 (27.27%) Migration
2 6 (27.27%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
3 4 (18.18%) AIX
3 4 (18.18%) DNS
3 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 3 (13.64%) UNIX
4 3 (13.64%) Solaris
4 3 (13.64%) Linux
4 3 (13.64%) DHCP
4 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
4 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
4 3 (13.64%) Project Management
4 3 (13.64%) Performance Management
4 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
5 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (9.09%) SAP BW
5 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 2 (9.09%) Change Management
5 2 (9.09%) Finance

Capacity Management
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Capacity Management 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 Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) IIS
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) NetWeaver
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (4.55%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) DNS
2 3 (13.64%) DHCP
3 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.55%) PBX
3 1 (4.55%) VoIP
3 1 (4.55%) SAN
3 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) DB2
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) SAP HANA
2 2 (9.09%) SAP BW
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (4.55%) Sybase ASE
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) OLAP
3 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) ERwin
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Architect
1 4 (18.18%) Capacity Manager
2 3 (13.64%) SAP Architect
2 3 (13.64%) Environment Manager
2 3 (13.64%) UNIX Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
3 2 (9.09%) SAP Solutions Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Voice Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Test Environment Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Service Assurance Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Solutions Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Capacity Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) DBA
4 1 (4.55%) Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Service Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Clustering
1 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) AIX
2 3 (13.64%) Solaris
2 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) UNIX
2 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (9.09%) CentOS
4 1 (4.55%) Windows
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) ITIL
2 6 (27.27%) Migration
2 6 (27.27%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
4 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
4 3 (13.64%) Project Management
4 3 (13.64%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) Performance Management
4 3 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 2 (9.09%) Change Management
5 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (9.09%) Supplier Management
6 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.55%) Operations Management
6 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.55%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
1 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.55%) PMP
3 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.55%) MCTS
3 1 (4.55%) MCITP
3 1 (4.55%) MCSE
3 1 (4.55%) ISEB
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.55%) XenApp
1 1 (4.55%) vSphere
1 1 (4.55%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) IBM
2 6 (27.27%) Oracle
2 6 (27.27%) SAP
3 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
4 2 (9.09%) VMware
5 1 (4.55%) Remedy
5 1 (4.55%) Perforce
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco
5 1 (4.55%) Sybase
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix
5 1 (4.55%) NetApp