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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Capacity Planning over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Capacity Planning
Rank 118 121 116
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 38 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.98% 0.60% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 0.82% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 2
Average daily rate
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£388 £325 £411
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -20.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £250 £382
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £461 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.78% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+19.56% -29.23%
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
2929 2314 1753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 75.80% 73.09% 71.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1613 1185 873
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 127 85
Average hourly rate £41.00 £31.25 £25.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.20% +20.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.49 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

Capacity Planning
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Capacity Planning across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 17 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Capacity Planning within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 April 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 +10 20 £375 -16.66% 5
Lancashire - 6 £388 - 1
Cheshire -14 4 £350 +5.26% 5
Merseyside - 3 £300 - 2
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England

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Capacity Planning 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 Planning.

1 20 (37.74%) Oracle
2 16 (30.19%) Citrix
3 15 (28.30%) WAN
3 15 (28.30%) Migration
4 14 (26.42%) VMware
5 13 (24.53%) Finance
6 11 (20.75%) Service Delivery
6 11 (20.75%) Network Security
7 10 (18.87%) Cisco
7 10 (18.87%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (18.87%) ITIL
7 10 (18.87%) Linux
8 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
8 9 (16.98%) Firewall
8 9 (16.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (16.98%) Security Cleared
8 9 (16.98%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (15.09%) SIEM
9 8 (15.09%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (15.09%) Kaspersky
9 8 (15.09%) PKI
9 8 (15.09%) CCENT
9 8 (15.09%) QA
9 8 (15.09%) Kalman Filter
9 8 (15.09%) Oracle Database
9 8 (15.09%) CISM
9 8 (15.09%) Clearswift
9 8 (15.09%) Manufacturing
9 8 (15.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 8 (15.09%) Penetration Testing

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Capacity Planning 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 Planning. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (11.32%) IBM Notes
2 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.66%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (5.66%) JBoss
2 3 (5.66%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.89%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MS Office
1 3 (5.66%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.89%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.21%) Office 365
2 1 (1.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (28.30%) WAN
2 11 (20.75%) Network Security
3 9 (16.98%) Firewall
4 8 (15.09%) SSL
4 8 (15.09%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (11.32%) LAN
6 3 (5.66%) Internet
6 3 (5.66%) Wireless
7 2 (3.77%) xDSL
7 2 (3.77%) DWDM
7 2 (3.77%) MPLS
7 2 (3.77%) OSPF
7 2 (3.77%) BGP
7 2 (3.77%) ISDN
7 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.77%) VPN
8 1 (1.89%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.09%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.89%) DB2
3 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) JIRA
1 3 (5.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (24.53%) Finance
2 8 (15.09%) Manufacturing
3 6 (11.32%) Banking
4 4 (7.55%) Local Government
4 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
5 3 (5.66%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (3.77%) Retail
7 1 (1.89%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.89%) Billing
7 1 (1.89%) Back Office
7 1 (1.89%) Electronics
7 1 (1.89%) Legal
7 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (32.08%) Analyst
2 12 (22.64%) Architect
3 10 (18.87%) Administrator
4 7 (13.21%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (13.21%) Security Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Performance Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) DBA
6 3 (5.66%) Test Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (5.66%) Performance Test Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Lead Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Network Security Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Technical Security Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) AIX Administrator
7 2 (3.77%) Technical Leader
7 2 (3.77%) Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) Network Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Network Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Portfolio Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) .NET
2 3 (5.66%) Web Services
3 1 (1.89%) XML
3 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.89%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) PKI
2 2 (3.77%) HACMP
2 2 (3.77%) Life Science
2 2 (3.77%) LPAR
2 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.89%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.89%) DTV
3 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) Replication
3 1 (1.89%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.87%) Linux
2 7 (13.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (11.32%) UNIX
4 5 (9.43%) Windows
5 2 (3.77%) AIX
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.30%) Migration
2 11 (20.75%) Service Delivery
3 10 (18.87%) ITIL
4 9 (16.98%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (15.09%) Kalman Filter
5 8 (15.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 8 (15.09%) Penetration Testing
5 8 (15.09%) SIEM
6 6 (11.32%) Performance Testing
7 4 (7.55%) Data Protection
7 4 (7.55%) Performance Engineering
8 3 (5.66%) Line Management
8 3 (5.66%) Mentoring
8 3 (5.66%) V-Model
8 3 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (5.66%) Stress Testing
8 3 (5.66%) Test Scripting
8 3 (5.66%) Test Strategy
8 3 (5.66%) Test Automation
8 3 (5.66%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.21%) Java
1 7 (13.21%) Shell Script
2 6 (11.32%) SQL
3 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.89%) VBScript
3 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.89%) VBA
3 1 (1.89%) REXX
3 1 (1.89%) C#
3 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (18.87%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (16.98%) Security Cleared
3 8 (15.09%) CISSP
3 8 (15.09%) CCENT
3 8 (15.09%) CISM
3 8 (15.09%) CISMP
4 4 (7.55%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.66%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.77%) CCEE
6 2 (3.77%) CCAA
6 2 (3.77%) MCSE
6 2 (3.77%) CCIE
6 2 (3.77%) CCNP
6 2 (3.77%) CCA
6 2 (3.77%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (15.09%) QA
System Software
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft App-V
1 6 (11.32%) Xen
1 6 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (11.32%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.77%) XenApp
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (3.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (3.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.77%) MetaFrame
2 2 (3.77%) GPFS
3 1 (1.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (1.89%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) SCCM
2 3 (5.66%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.89%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (1.89%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (37.74%) Oracle
2 16 (30.19%) Citrix
3 14 (26.42%) VMware
4 10 (18.87%) Cisco
5 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
6 8 (15.09%) CheckPoint
6 8 (15.09%) Clearswift
6 8 (15.09%) Kaspersky
7 7 (13.21%) EMC
8 6 (11.32%) Lotus
8 6 (11.32%) Red Hat
8 6 (11.32%) SAP
9 4 (7.55%) Cyber-Ark
10 3 (5.66%) IronPort
11 2 (3.77%) AppSense
11 2 (3.77%) Curam
11 2 (3.77%) Juniper
12 1 (1.89%) Informatica
12 1 (1.89%) IBM
12 1 (1.89%) Business Objects
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