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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Capacity Planning
Rank 126 136 116
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -20
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 22 27 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 0.64% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.79% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 11
Median daily rate £375 £425 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +27.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £505 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+19.14% +6.81%
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
2831 3413 2408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.30% 80.63% 75.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1787 2071 1340
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 137 109
Median hourly rate £22.00 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.00 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £59.50 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.15%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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 +17 7 £423 -3.03% 1
Manchester -11 7 £400 -5.88% 6
Cheshire +17 5 - - 1
Cumbria - 2 £375 -
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Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 10 (34.48%) ITIL
2 9 (31.03%) Service Management
3 8 (27.59%) Unix
3 8 (27.59%) SQL
3 8 (27.59%) Oracle
3 8 (27.59%) AIX
3 8 (27.59%) QA
4 7 (24.14%) Demand Forecasting
4 7 (24.14%) Jenkins
4 7 (24.14%) VMware
4 7 (24.14%) JIRA
4 7 (24.14%) Performance Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Windows
4 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
4 7 (24.14%) Configuration Management
4 7 (24.14%) Mainframe
5 6 (20.69%) Project Management
5 6 (20.69%) Risk Management
5 6 (20.69%) Linux
6 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
6 5 (17.24%) Incident Management
7 4 (13.79%) Degree
7 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
7 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
7 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
8 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
8 3 (10.34%) MS Excel

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 (6.90%) JBoss
1 2 (6.90%) WebSphere
1 2 (6.90%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) IaaS
1 3 (10.34%) PaaS
1 3 (10.34%) SaaS
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) LAN
1 2 (6.90%) WAN
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.45%) DNS
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) MPLS
2 1 (3.45%) Network Security
2 1 (3.45%) PBX
2 1 (3.45%) Skype
2 1 (3.45%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (3.45%) SSL
2 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications
2 1 (3.45%) VLAN
2 1 (3.45%) VoIP
2 1 (3.45%) VPLS
2 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Jenkins
1 7 (24.14%) JIRA
General
1 3 (10.34%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Back Office
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Front Office
2 1 (3.45%) Local Government
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Environment Manager
2 7 (24.14%) Architect
3 5 (17.24%) Test Environment Manager
3 5 (17.24%) Test Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Technical Leader
5 2 (6.90%) Agile Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) DBA
5 2 (6.90%) Designer
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) SQL DBA
6 1 (3.45%) Active Directory Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) ETL Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) ICT Network Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Middleware Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared DBA
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Mainframe
2 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
3 2 (6.90%) PKI
4 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.45%) Life Science
4 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) AIX
1 8 (27.59%) Unix
2 7 (24.14%) Windows
3 6 (20.69%) Linux
4 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) ITIL
2 9 (31.03%) Service Management
3 7 (24.14%) Configuration Management
3 7 (24.14%) Demand Forecasting
3 7 (24.14%) Performance Testing
4 6 (20.69%) Project Management
4 6 (20.69%) Risk Management
5 5 (17.24%) Incident Management
6 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
7 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.90%) Business Continuity
8 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (6.90%) IT Governance
8 2 (6.90%) Network Design
8 2 (6.90%) Project Planning
8 2 (6.90%) SOA
8 2 (6.90%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (6.90%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) Java
3 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
1 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
1 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) APMP
3 1 (3.45%) CCENT
3 1 (3.45%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (3.45%) CISM
3 1 (3.45%) CISMP
3 1 (3.45%) CISSP
3 1 (3.45%) CLAS
3 1 (3.45%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
1 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (3.45%) SCOM
1 1 (3.45%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Oracle
2 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (24.14%) VMware
3 3 (10.34%) Ab Initio
3 3 (10.34%) ATG
3 3 (10.34%) Cisco
3 3 (10.34%) Curam
3 3 (10.34%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (6.90%) Citrix
4 2 (6.90%) HP
5 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.45%) Clearswift
5 1 (3.45%) Cognizant
5 1 (3.45%) F5
5 1 (3.45%) IBM
5 1 (3.45%) Kaspersky
5 1 (3.45%) Riverbed
5 1 (3.45%) Siemens
5 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.45%) Teradata