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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Capacity Planning
Rank 131 124 112
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -12
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 13 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.26% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.35% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 3
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£600 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £416 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.90% +18.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £115.00 -
% change year-on-year
-78.26% -
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
2546 1974 1657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.21% 72.20% 69.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1456 1000 854
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 118 94
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.70 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 0 10 £600 +62.16%
Cheshire - - - - 2
Lancashire - - - -
Capacity Planning
England

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 15 (50.00%) Oracle
2 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 9 (30.00%) Linux
3 8 (26.67%) Migration
4 7 (23.33%) Manufacturing
4 7 (23.33%) Web Services
4 7 (23.33%) WAN
4 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
5 6 (20.00%) Lotus
5 6 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 6 (20.00%) EMC
5 6 (20.00%) Citrix
5 6 (20.00%) SAP
5 6 (20.00%) UNIX
5 6 (20.00%) IBM Notes
5 6 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 6 (20.00%) VMware
5 6 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (20.00%) Xen
5 6 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 6 (20.00%) SCCM
5 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 6 (20.00%) VCP4
5 6 (20.00%) Office 365
5 6 (20.00%) Oracle Database
6 5 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (16.67%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (20.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.33%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) WAN
2 4 (13.33%) LAN
3 3 (10.00%) Wireless
3 3 (10.00%) Network Security
3 3 (10.00%) Internet
4 1 (3.33%) DWDM
4 1 (3.33%) MPLS
4 1 (3.33%) OSPF
4 1 (3.33%) BGP
4 1 (3.33%) Firewall
4 1 (3.33%) SNMP
4 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.33%) SAN
4 1 (3.33%) xDSL
4 1 (3.33%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) JIRA
1 3 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 7 (23.33%) Manufacturing
3 5 (16.67%) Banking
4 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
4 4 (13.33%) Local Government
5 2 (6.67%) Retail
6 1 (3.33%) Billing
6 1 (3.33%) Electronics
6 1 (3.33%) Legal
6 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Architect
2 9 (30.00%) Administrator
3 7 (23.33%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (13.33%) Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Performance Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (10.00%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) AIX Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Leader
7 1 (3.33%) Network Design Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) MI Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Network Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.33%) Network Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Design Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Network Administrator
7 1 (3.33%) Systems Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) Web Services
2 3 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) HACMP
1 2 (6.67%) LPAR
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.33%) DTV
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) Statistics
2 1 (3.33%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Linux
2 6 (20.00%) UNIX
3 5 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (10.00%) Windows
5 2 (6.67%) AIX
6 1 (3.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Migration
2 6 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 5 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (13.33%) Data Protection
5 3 (10.00%) V-Model
5 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 3 (10.00%) Stress Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (10.00%) Performance Engineering
5 3 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (6.67%) Line Management
7 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.33%) Coaching
7 1 (3.33%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (3.33%) Network Design
7 1 (3.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (13.33%) SQL
3 3 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (3.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
1 6 (20.00%) VCP4
2 4 (13.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) CCNP
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.33%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 6 (20.00%) Xen
1 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.67%) GPFS
3 1 (3.33%) Firmware
3 1 (3.33%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) SCCM
2 3 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 15 (50.00%) Oracle
2 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (20.00%) Lotus
3 6 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 6 (20.00%) VMware
3 6 (20.00%) SAP
3 6 (20.00%) EMC
3 6 (20.00%) Citrix
4 4 (13.33%) Cyber-Ark
5 3 (10.00%) IronPort
6 2 (6.67%) HP
7 1 (3.33%) Brocade
7 1 (3.33%) Juniper
7 1 (3.33%) Informatica
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco
7 1 (3.33%) Business Objects