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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Capacity Management
Rank 131 117 125
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Contract jobs citing Capacity Management 9 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.48% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.67% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 8
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£430 £294 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.25% -22.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £320 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -14.66%
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 £42.75 £31.56 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.47% +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
2323 2098 2161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.73% 72.07% 65.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1340 1038 1150
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 113 95
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £22.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £44.92 £50.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +1 6 £430 +46.75% 2
Manchester -17 1 - - 3
Merseyside - 1 - -
Cumbria - - - -
Capacity Management
England

Capacity Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 8 (26.67%) PRINCE2
2 7 (23.33%) Incident Management
2 7 (23.33%) ITIL
2 7 (23.33%) DNS
2 7 (23.33%) Service Management
3 6 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 5 (16.67%) Project Management
4 5 (16.67%) SAN
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (16.67%) Finance
4 5 (16.67%) IBM
4 5 (16.67%) ISEB
4 5 (16.67%) Windows
4 5 (16.67%) Supplier Management
4 5 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (13.33%) APMP
5 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
5 4 (13.33%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
5 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (13.33%) DHCP
5 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
5 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
5 4 (13.33%) Clustering
5 4 (13.33%) Change Management
6 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.00%) IIS
2 3 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.33%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) DNS
2 5 (16.67%) SAN
3 4 (13.33%) DHCP
3 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.33%) DMZ
4 1 (3.33%) PBX
4 1 (3.33%) VoIP
4 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (10.00%) DB2
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Environment Manager
2 4 (13.33%) Service Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (10.00%) UNIX Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Services Delivery Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Capacity Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (6.67%) Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.33%) Operations Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Wintel Support
5 1 (3.33%) Solutions Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Head of IT
5 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) Test Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Clustering
2 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.33%) e-Health
3 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.00%) Solaris
3 3 (10.00%) Linux
3 3 (10.00%) UNIX
3 3 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.67%) CentOS
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.67%) AIX
5 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) PRINCE2
2 7 (23.33%) Incident Management
2 7 (23.33%) ITIL
2 7 (23.33%) Service Management
3 6 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 5 (16.67%) Project Management
4 5 (16.67%) Supplier Management
5 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
5 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
5 4 (13.33%) Change Management
6 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (10.00%) ITSM
6 3 (10.00%) Migration
6 3 (10.00%) Load Balancing
6 3 (10.00%) Performance Management
6 3 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (10.00%) Change Control
6 3 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (3.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) ISEB
2 4 (13.33%) APMP
2 4 (13.33%) ISEB Practitioner
2 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (10.00%) MCSE
3 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) MCTS
3 3 (10.00%) MCITP
4 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.33%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Firmware
2 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Server
2 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.33%) XenApp
2 1 (3.33%) DFS Replication
2 1 (3.33%) vSphere
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.33%) vCloud
2 1 (3.33%) VMFS
2 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.33%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) WSUS
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
1 1 (3.33%) SCOM
1 1 (3.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) IBM
2 3 (10.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (10.00%) VMware
2 3 (10.00%) SAP
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) HP
3 2 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (3.33%) CA
4 1 (3.33%) NetApp
4 1 (3.33%) Remedy
4 1 (3.33%) McAfee
4 1 (3.33%) Dell
4 1 (3.33%) EMC
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco
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