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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Capacity Planning
Rank 108 118 122
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +4
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 24 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 0.44% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.63% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 11
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£338 £343 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.45% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £249 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £449 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.56 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £15.50 -
% change year-on-year
+40.32% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2125 1913 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 70.27% 70.62% 64.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1138 955 1107
Average daily rate £375 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 92 109
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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
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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
Cheshire +3 9 £400 +16.78% 1
Manchester -1 8 £300 +33.33% 1
Merseyside +4 2 £425 -10.52%
Cumbria - - - -
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England

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 17 (36.96%) Performance Tuning
2 16 (34.78%) Linux
3 15 (32.61%) UNIX
4 13 (28.26%) Windows
4 13 (28.26%) Shell Script
5 12 (26.09%) Red Hat
6 10 (21.74%) VMware
6 10 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (19.57%) Finance
7 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
8 8 (17.39%) Firmware
8 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
8 8 (17.39%) VMware ESX
8 8 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (15.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (15.22%) VLAN
9 7 (15.22%) Banking
9 7 (15.22%) Cisco
9 7 (15.22%) VPN
9 7 (15.22%) DNS
9 7 (15.22%) ITIL
9 7 (15.22%) LAN
9 7 (15.22%) WAN
9 7 (15.22%) DHCP
10 6 (13.04%) SharePoint
10 6 (13.04%) Oracle
10 6 (13.04%) SQL
10 6 (13.04%) CCNP
10 6 (13.04%) Active Directory
10 6 (13.04%) EMC

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (8.70%) IIS
2 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.52%) Apache
3 3 (6.52%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.52%) WebLogic
3 3 (6.52%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Project
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.35%) MS Visio
1 2 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.22%) LAN
1 7 (15.22%) WAN
1 7 (15.22%) DHCP
1 7 (15.22%) VPN
1 7 (15.22%) DNS
1 7 (15.22%) VLAN
2 6 (13.04%) DMZ
2 6 (13.04%) Firewall
3 5 (10.87%) Wireless
3 5 (10.87%) BGP
3 5 (10.87%) Internet
3 5 (10.87%) Structured Cabling
4 4 (8.70%) NetScaler
4 4 (8.70%) Cisco PIX
5 3 (6.52%) 4G
5 3 (6.52%) 3G
5 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.52%) SAN
6 2 (4.35%) HTTP
7 1 (2.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) DB2
2 3 (6.52%) RDBMS
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (2.17%) Sybase ASE
3 1 (2.17%) OLAP
3 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) WebLogic Workshop
1 1 (2.17%) ERwin
General
1 9 (19.57%) Finance
2 7 (15.22%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Local Government
4 2 (4.35%) Back Office
4 2 (4.35%) Billing
5 1 (2.17%) Automotive
5 1 (2.17%) Legal
5 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (15.22%) Administrator
2 6 (13.04%) DBA
2 6 (13.04%) VMware Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Analyst
4 3 (6.52%) Network Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) RF Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) UNIX Administrator
4 3 (6.52%) SQL DBA
4 3 (6.52%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (6.52%) DB2 DBA
5 2 (4.35%) AIX Administrator
5 2 (4.35%) Business Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Technical Leader
5 2 (4.35%) Security Manager
5 2 (4.35%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (4.35%) Consultant
5 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Storage Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) Middleware
2 2 (4.35%) Regular Expression
2 2 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Firmware
2 3 (6.52%) HACMP
3 2 (4.35%) LPAR
3 2 (4.35%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.17%) Open Source
4 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) Replication
4 1 (2.17%) Clustering
4 1 (2.17%) e-Health
4 1 (2.17%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.78%) Linux
2 15 (32.61%) UNIX
3 13 (28.26%) Windows
4 10 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (6.52%) AIX
8 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.96%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (15.22%) ITIL
3 6 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (10.87%) Incident Management
4 5 (10.87%) Load Balancing
5 4 (8.70%) Project Management
5 4 (8.70%) Change Management
5 4 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (6.52%) Data Management
6 3 (6.52%) Migration
6 3 (6.52%) Business Continuity
6 3 (6.52%) Matrix Management
6 3 (6.52%) Database Security
6 3 (6.52%) Database Tuning
6 3 (6.52%) Performance Improvement
7 2 (4.35%) Capacity Management
7 2 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (4.35%) Performance Testing
7 2 (4.35%) Resource Management
7 2 (4.35%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.26%) Shell Script
2 6 (13.04%) SQL
3 4 (8.70%) VBA
4 3 (6.52%) Perl
4 3 (6.52%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 6 (13.04%) CCNP
2 6 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (6.52%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (6.52%) Degree
4 2 (4.35%) ISEB
5 1 (2.17%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (17.39%) VMware ESX
2 6 (13.04%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.52%) PowerHA
3 3 (6.52%) RHEV
4 2 (4.35%) GPFS
4 2 (4.35%) vCloud
4 2 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.17%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.17%) XenApp
5 1 (2.17%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (4.35%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.17%) SCCM
2 1 (2.17%) SCOM
2 1 (2.17%) Puppet
2 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.17%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 12 (26.09%) Red Hat
2 10 (21.74%) VMware
3 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
4 7 (15.22%) Cisco
5 6 (13.04%) Oracle
5 6 (13.04%) EMC
5 6 (13.04%) NetApp
5 6 (13.04%) Cyber-Ark
6 5 (10.87%) Juniper
6 5 (10.87%) IBM
7 4 (8.70%) Sybase
7 4 (8.70%) Blue Coat
7 4 (8.70%) F5
8 3 (6.52%) HP
9 2 (4.35%) Dell
9 2 (4.35%) Citrix
10 1 (2.17%) CA
10 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.17%) Intel
10 1 (2.17%) SAP