The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Capacity Planning
Rank 118 116 123
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 18 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 0.17% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.24% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 9
Average daily rate £325 £411 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.97% +19.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £382 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £440 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-29.23% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2259 1696 1940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.19% 70.43% 63.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1165 841 965
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 £255 £226 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 82 91
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Capacity Planning
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -5 11 £333 -19.14% 2
Manchester - 4 £450 -
Merseyside - - - -
Capacity Planning
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Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 12 (40.00%) VPN
1 12 (40.00%) Cisco
1 12 (40.00%) Firewall
2 11 (36.67%) CCNP
2 11 (36.67%) ITIL
2 11 (36.67%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (33.33%) Juniper
3 10 (33.33%) BGP
3 10 (33.33%) DNS
3 10 (33.33%) LAN
3 10 (33.33%) WAN
3 10 (33.33%) DHCP
4 9 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 9 (30.00%) Blue Coat
4 9 (30.00%) F5
4 9 (30.00%) NetScaler
5 7 (23.33%) VLAN
5 7 (23.33%) Finance
5 7 (23.33%) HP
6 6 (20.00%) OSPF
6 6 (20.00%) Internet
6 6 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (16.67%) Incident Management
7 5 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (16.67%) Structured Cabling
7 5 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (16.67%) Netcool
7 5 (16.67%) MPLS
7 5 (16.67%) Firmware
7 5 (16.67%) CheckPoint

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.33%) SAS
2 1 (3.33%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 12 (40.00%) VPN
1 12 (40.00%) Firewall
2 10 (33.33%) BGP
2 10 (33.33%) DNS
2 10 (33.33%) LAN
2 10 (33.33%) WAN
2 10 (33.33%) DHCP
3 9 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 9 (30.00%) NetScaler
4 7 (23.33%) VLAN
5 6 (20.00%) OSPF
5 6 (20.00%) Internet
6 5 (16.67%) Structured Cabling
6 5 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (16.67%) MPLS
6 5 (16.67%) DMZ
6 5 (16.67%) Wireless
6 5 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (13.33%) Cisco PIX
7 4 (13.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Banking
3 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (10.00%) Local Government
5 2 (6.67%) Billing
5 2 (6.67%) Back Office
6 1 (3.33%) Automotive
6 1 (3.33%) Legal
6 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (16.67%) Analyst
1 5 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) DBA
3 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) MI Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Network Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (6.67%) .NET Developer
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Information Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) SQL DBA
4 2 (6.67%) Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Storage Manager
5 1 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Network Operations Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
1 2 (6.67%) HTML
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
1 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
1 2 (6.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (6.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Firmware
1 5 (16.67%) e-Health
2 2 (6.67%) HACMP
2 2 (6.67%) Open Source
2 2 (6.67%) EqualLogic
3 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.33%) LPAR
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Linux
1 3 (10.00%) UNIX
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) AIX
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Solaris
3 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) ITIL
2 6 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 5 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 5 (16.67%) Information Security
3 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 5 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 4 (13.33%) Change Management
4 4 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (10.00%) Network Management
6 2 (6.67%) Migration
6 2 (6.67%) MVC
6 2 (6.67%) Security Management
6 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.67%) Data Migration
6 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.67%) Database Tuning
6 2 (6.67%) Database Security
6 2 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.67%) C#
3 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.67%) VBA
4 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) CCNP
1 11 (36.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (6.67%) Degree
3 2 (6.67%) ISEB
3 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) CCNA
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) ProxySG
2 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) PowerHA
3 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.33%) XenApp
3 1 (3.33%) vCloud
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Netcool
2 2 (6.67%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.33%) SCOrch
3 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.33%) SCCM
3 1 (3.33%) Puppet
3 1 (3.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Cisco
2 10 (33.33%) Juniper
3 9 (30.00%) Blue Coat
3 9 (30.00%) F5
4 7 (23.33%) HP
5 5 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 5 (16.67%) NetScout
6 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 4 (13.33%) Nortel
6 4 (13.33%) Avaya
7 3 (10.00%) IBM
7 3 (10.00%) SAP
7 3 (10.00%) Oracle
8 2 (6.67%) VMware
8 2 (6.67%) Citrix
8 2 (6.67%) Dell
8 2 (6.67%) EMC
8 2 (6.67%) NetApp
9 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
9 1 (3.33%) Mercator