The table below looks at the statistics for Capacity Planning skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Capacity Planning over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Capacity Planning
Rank 120 153 122
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -31
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 31 4 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.99% 0.097% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 0.12% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 4 11
Median daily rate £406 £394 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.24% +12.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £333 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £437 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £29.18 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+71.37% -2.75%
Capacity Planning
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
2638 3284 2521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.91% 79.48% 77.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1770 1995 1498
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 128 107
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.15 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +9.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.46 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £47.71 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

Capacity Planning
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Capacity Planning as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Capacity Planning Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Capacity Planning
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 Planning across the North West region.

Capacity Planning Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Capacity Planning
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Capacity Planning across the North West region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

Capacity Planning Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Capacity Planning
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 Planning across the North West region.

Capacity Planning Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Capacity Planning
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Capacity Planning within the North West region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire +7 14 £413 -5.60%
Manchester - 7 £350 - 1
Cheshire - 4 £388 - 2
Merseyside 0 2 £470 +39.25% 2
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Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Capacity Planning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Capacity Planning.

1 29 (55.77%) ITIL
2 28 (53.85%) Service Management
3 20 (38.46%) Performance Tuning
4 14 (26.92%) Oracle
4 14 (26.92%) Linux
5 13 (25.00%) Unix
5 13 (25.00%) Windows
6 12 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 12 (23.08%) Oracle Database
7 11 (21.15%) VMware
8 10 (19.23%) Configuration Management
9 9 (17.31%) User Experience
10 8 (15.38%) AIX
10 8 (15.38%) PRINCE2
10 8 (15.38%) SQL
10 8 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (13.46%) Change Management
11 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
12 6 (11.54%) Project Management
12 6 (11.54%) Mainframe
12 6 (11.54%) Cisco
12 6 (11.54%) MS Excel
12 6 (11.54%) ITSM
12 6 (11.54%) Incident Management
12 6 (11.54%) Demand Forecasting
12 6 (11.54%) SaaS
12 6 (11.54%) PaaS
12 6 (11.54%) IaaS
12 6 (11.54%) QA

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.92%) JBoss
2 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.92%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.54%) IaaS
1 6 (11.54%) PaaS
1 6 (11.54%) SaaS
2 4 (7.69%) Office 365
3 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) LAN
2 4 (7.69%) VoIP
3 3 (5.77%) DNS
3 3 (5.77%) Firewall
3 3 (5.77%) Softphone
3 3 (5.77%) Symposium
3 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.85%) Internet
4 2 (3.85%) WAN
5 1 (1.92%) DHCP
5 1 (1.92%) MPLS
5 1 (1.92%) PBX
5 1 (1.92%) Skype
5 1 (1.92%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (1.92%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.92%) VLAN
5 1 (1.92%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.08%) Oracle Database
2 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.69%) RDBMS
3 4 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.77%) Ingres
4 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.85%) MySQL
5 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Jenkins
1 5 (9.62%) JIRA
General
1 2 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Back Office
2 1 (1.92%) Banking
2 1 (1.92%) Front Office
2 1 (1.92%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (19.23%) Operations Engineer
2 7 (13.46%) Architect
2 7 (13.46%) Environment Manager
3 5 (9.62%) Analyst
3 5 (9.62%) Database Specialist
3 5 (9.62%) Test Environment Manager
3 5 (9.62%) Test Manager
4 4 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Oracle Specialist
5 3 (5.77%) DBA
5 3 (5.77%) Linux Specialist
5 3 (5.77%) SQL DBA
6 2 (3.85%) Database Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Linux Support
6 2 (3.85%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (3.85%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Storage Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Unix Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) Middleware
2 1 (1.92%) .NET
2 1 (1.92%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) User Experience
2 6 (11.54%) Mainframe
3 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.85%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.85%) Replication
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle Licensing
5 1 (1.92%) PKI
5 1 (1.92%) Tandem
5 1 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (26.92%) Linux
2 13 (25.00%) Unix
2 13 (25.00%) Windows
3 8 (15.38%) AIX
4 6 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (9.62%) Windows Server
6 4 (7.69%) Windows 10
6 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (5.77%) Solaris
8 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (55.77%) ITIL
2 28 (53.85%) Service Management
3 20 (38.46%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (19.23%) Configuration Management
5 8 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (15.38%) PRINCE2
6 7 (13.46%) Change Management
7 6 (11.54%) Demand Forecasting
7 6 (11.54%) Incident Management
7 6 (11.54%) ITSM
7 6 (11.54%) Project Management
8 5 (9.62%) Business Continuity
8 5 (9.62%) Database Security
8 5 (9.62%) Database Tuning
8 5 (9.62%) DevOps
8 5 (9.62%) Performance Testing
8 5 (9.62%) Problem Management
9 4 (7.69%) Open Source
9 4 (7.69%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.38%) SQL
2 2 (3.85%) Perl
2 2 (3.85%) Python
3 1 (1.92%) Java
3 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.62%) Degree
3 4 (7.69%) RHCSA
3 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.77%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (5.77%) CCNA
4 3 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.85%) EMCSA
6 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.92%) MCSE
6 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) QA
2 3 (5.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) Active Directory
1 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) Puppet
1 4 (7.69%) SCCM
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (3.85%) SCOM
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.92%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 14 (26.92%) Oracle
2 12 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 11 (21.15%) VMware
4 6 (11.54%) Cisco
5 5 (9.62%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.85%) Curam
6 2 (3.85%) EMC
6 2 (3.85%) HP
7 1 (1.92%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.92%) ATG
7 1 (1.92%) Citrix
7 1 (1.92%) Cognizant
7 1 (1.92%) F5
7 1 (1.92%) IBM
7 1 (1.92%) NetApp
7 1 (1.92%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.92%) Siemens
7 1 (1.92%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.92%) Sonus