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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Capacity Management
Rank 121 110 117
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Contract jobs citing Capacity Management 11 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.41% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.57% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 3
Average daily rate
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£425 £423 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +69.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £389 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £444 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £304
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +23.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £19.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+121.05% -52.50%
Capacity Management
England

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
2321 1944 1719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.80% 72.84% 66.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1383 991 928
Average daily rate £375 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 97 78
Average hourly rate £27.00 £33.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +53.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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
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 30 January 2015. 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
Manchester -3 7 £425 +0.89% 2
Cheshire +4 2 - - 1
Merseyside - 1 - - 2
Capacity Management
England

Capacity Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 10 (43.48%) ITIL
2 8 (34.78%) Oracle
3 7 (30.43%) DB2
3 7 (30.43%) IBM
4 6 (26.09%) SAP
4 6 (26.09%) Migration
4 6 (26.09%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
5 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
5 4 (17.39%) AIX
5 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
6 3 (13.04%) UNIX
6 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
6 3 (13.04%) Solaris
6 3 (13.04%) Linux
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
6 3 (13.04%) DNS
6 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
6 3 (13.04%) DHCP
6 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
6 3 (13.04%) Project Management
6 3 (13.04%) Retail
6 3 (13.04%) Performance Management
6 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (13.04%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (13.04%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
7 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
7 2 (8.70%) CentOS

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (4.35%) NetWeaver
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) DNS
1 3 (13.04%) DHCP
2 2 (8.70%) VLAN
2 2 (8.70%) Firewall
2 2 (8.70%) LAN
2 2 (8.70%) WAN
3 1 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) DB2
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.70%) SAP HANA
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.70%) SAP BW
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (4.35%) OLAP
4 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.35%) Sybase ASE
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (8.70%) Toad
2 1 (4.35%) ERwin
General
1 3 (13.04%) Retail
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Architect
2 3 (13.04%) DBA
2 3 (13.04%) UNIX Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Environment Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Capacity Manager
2 3 (13.04%) SAP Architect
3 2 (8.70%) SAP Solutions Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Service Manager
4 1 (4.35%) DB2 DBA
4 1 (4.35%) Test Environment Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Consultant
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) AIX
2 3 (13.04%) UNIX
2 3 (13.04%) Solaris
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (8.70%) CentOS
3 2 (8.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) ITIL
2 6 (26.09%) Migration
2 6 (26.09%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
4 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
4 3 (13.04%) Project Management
4 3 (13.04%) Performance Management
4 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (13.04%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (13.04%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) Database Tuning
5 2 (8.70%) Supplier Management
5 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.35%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.35%) B2C
6 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
6 1 (4.35%) Change Management
6 1 (4.35%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.35%) ISEB
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.35%) PMP
3 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (4.35%) PowerHA
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Oracle
2 7 (30.43%) IBM
3 6 (26.09%) SAP
4 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
5 2 (8.70%) SolarWinds
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco
5 2 (8.70%) HP
6 1 (4.35%) Sybase
6 1 (4.35%) NetApp
6 1 (4.35%) Perforce
6 1 (4.35%) VMware
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