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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Capacity Management
Rank 128 125 121
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing Capacity Management 10 10 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.34% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.47% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 10
Average daily rate
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£378 £293 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.83% -22.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £293 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £313 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £322 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.01% -14.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £31.56 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +75.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £31.56 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+50.53% +75.30%
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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
2266 2124 2231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.72% 71.90% 65.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1296 1080 1180
Average daily rate £375 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 114 107
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% -11.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.71 £12.28 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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
Cheshire +4 7 £430 +46.75% 6
Manchester -10 1 - - 3
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
Cumbria - - - -
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England

Capacity Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 9 (27.27%) ITIL
2 8 (24.24%) PRINCE2
2 8 (24.24%) Service Management
3 7 (21.21%) Incident Management
3 7 (21.21%) Windows
3 7 (21.21%) DNS
4 6 (18.18%) IBM
4 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (18.18%) SAN
4 6 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 5 (15.15%) Project Management
5 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
5 5 (15.15%) ISEB
5 5 (15.15%) Linux
5 5 (15.15%) UNIX
5 5 (15.15%) Supplier Management
5 5 (15.15%) PowerShell
5 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (15.15%) Clustering
5 5 (15.15%) VMware
5 5 (15.15%) Finance
6 4 (12.12%) Change Management
6 4 (12.12%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (12.12%) Software Testing
6 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
6 4 (12.12%) Problem Management
6 4 (12.12%) SQL
6 4 (12.12%) DHCP
6 4 (12.12%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (9.09%) IIS
3 1 (3.03%) Lync
3 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.03%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) DNS
2 6 (18.18%) SAN
3 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
3 4 (12.12%) DHCP
4 1 (3.03%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.03%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (3.03%) 3G
4 1 (3.03%) DMZ
4 1 (3.03%) LDAP
4 1 (3.03%) HTTP
4 1 (3.03%) GPRS
4 1 (3.03%) LAN
4 1 (3.03%) PBX
4 1 (3.03%) VoIP
4 1 (3.03%) SMTP
4 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.09%) DB2
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.03%) MSDE
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (3.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Environment Manager
2 4 (12.12%) Service Manager
2 4 (12.12%) Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (9.09%) UNIX Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Services Delivery Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (6.06%) Capacity Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Architect
5 1 (3.03%) Wintel Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Wintel Support Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Capacity Management Architect
5 1 (3.03%) Service Operations Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Capacity Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Solutions Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Voice Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) Regular Expression
2 1 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Clustering
2 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Firmware
3 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Replication
3 1 (3.03%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (15.15%) Linux
3 5 (15.15%) UNIX
3 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (9.09%) AIX
4 3 (9.09%) Solaris
4 3 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.06%) CentOS
5 2 (6.06%) Windows 2000
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) ITIL
2 8 (24.24%) PRINCE2
2 8 (24.24%) Service Management
3 7 (21.21%) Incident Management
4 6 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 5 (15.15%) Project Management
5 5 (15.15%) Supplier Management
6 4 (12.12%) Change Management
6 4 (12.12%) Software Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Problem Management
7 3 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (9.09%) Change Control
7 3 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (9.09%) Performance Management
7 3 (9.09%) Load Balancing
7 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
7 3 (9.09%) Migration
7 3 (9.09%) ITSM
8 2 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.12%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) ISEB
2 4 (12.12%) ISEB Practitioner
2 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (12.12%) APMP
3 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (9.09%) MCSE
3 3 (9.09%) MCTS
3 3 (9.09%) MCITP
4 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.03%) IBM Certification
4 1 (3.03%) MCP
4 1 (3.03%) Degree
4 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.03%) VMFS
3 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.03%) PowerHA
3 1 (3.03%) vCloud
3 1 (3.03%) Terminal Server
3 1 (3.03%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.03%) VMware Server
3 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.03%) XenApp
3 1 (3.03%) DFS Replication
3 1 (3.03%) vSphere
3 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) WSUS
2 1 (3.03%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.03%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (3.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (3.03%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) SCOM
2 1 (3.03%) SCVMM
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) IBM
2 5 (15.15%) VMware
3 3 (9.09%) Citrix
3 3 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle
3 3 (9.09%) SAP
4 2 (6.06%) HP
4 2 (6.06%) Dell
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco
5 1 (3.03%) Splunk
5 1 (3.03%) CA
5 1 (3.03%) NetApp
5 1 (3.03%) Remedy
5 1 (3.03%) McAfee
5 1 (3.03%) EMC
5 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds