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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Capacity Planning
Rank 117 123 112
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 20 9 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 0.30% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.42% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 19
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£335 £243 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -32.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £218 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £388 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.56 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.75 £32.56 -
% change year-on-year
+43.60% -
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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
2315 2130 2193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.80% 72.01% 65.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1330 1081 1163
Average daily rate £375 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 115 106
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £26.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% -13.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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
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 19 September 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 +10 9 £335 +48.66% 2
Manchester - 7 £300 - 1
Merseyside +1 1 - - 5
Cumbria - - - - 1
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England

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (42.50%) Linux
2 16 (40.00%) UNIX
3 15 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
4 13 (32.50%) Windows
4 13 (32.50%) Shell Script
5 12 (30.00%) Red Hat
6 10 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (22.50%) Finance
7 9 (22.50%) Banking
8 8 (20.00%) VMware
8 8 (20.00%) VMware ESX
8 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (17.50%) Database Tuning
9 7 (17.50%) Database Security
9 7 (17.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
9 7 (17.50%) DB2
10 6 (15.00%) Oracle
10 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
10 6 (15.00%) Data Modelling
10 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
10 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
10 6 (15.00%) Cyber-Ark
11 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (12.50%) ITIL
12 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (10.00%) Change Management
12 4 (10.00%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (10.00%) IIS
2 4 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.50%) Apache
3 3 (7.50%) Tomcat
3 3 (7.50%) WebLogic
3 3 (7.50%) WebSphere
4 2 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (5.00%) MS Project
1 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) 4G
1 3 (7.50%) 3G
2 2 (5.00%) DMZ
3 1 (2.50%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (2.50%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.50%) FWSM
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.50%) SAN
3 1 (2.50%) Internet
3 1 (2.50%) OSPF
3 1 (2.50%) BGP
3 1 (2.50%) EIGRP
3 1 (2.50%) LAN
3 1 (2.50%) VoIP
3 1 (2.50%) WAN
3 1 (2.50%) DHCP
3 1 (2.50%) HTTP
3 1 (2.50%) VPN
3 1 (2.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
1 7 (17.50%) DB2
2 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.50%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.50%) OLAP
3 1 (2.50%) Sybase ASE
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) WebLogic Workshop
1 1 (2.50%) ERwin
General
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
1 9 (22.50%) Banking
2 3 (7.50%) Local Government
3 1 (2.50%) Back Office
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Administrator
2 8 (20.00%) DBA
3 6 (15.00%) VMware Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) DB2 DBA
5 4 (10.00%) Senior DBA
5 4 (10.00%) Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) RF Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) UNIX Administrator
6 3 (7.50%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (5.00%) AIX Administrator
7 2 (5.00%) Business Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Engagement Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Technical Leader
7 2 (5.00%) Security Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.50%) PMO Lead
8 1 (2.50%) VMWare Administrator
8 1 (2.50%) VMware Specialist
8 1 (2.50%) DB2 Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) ICT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) Middleware
2 2 (5.00%) Web Services
2 2 (5.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Firmware
2 3 (7.50%) HACMP
3 2 (5.00%) LPAR
3 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.50%) Replication
4 1 (2.50%) Clustering
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.50%) e-Health
4 1 (2.50%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 17 (42.50%) Linux
2 16 (40.00%) UNIX
3 13 (32.50%) Windows
4 10 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.50%) AIX
7 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (17.50%) Database Tuning
2 7 (17.50%) Database Security
3 6 (15.00%) Data Modelling
4 5 (12.50%) ITIL
5 4 (10.00%) Change Management
5 4 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (7.50%) Coaching
6 3 (7.50%) Performance Improvement
6 3 (7.50%) Matrix Management
6 3 (7.50%) Project Management
6 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (7.50%) Business Continuity
6 3 (7.50%) Data Management
7 2 (5.00%) Resource Management
7 2 (5.00%) Information Security
7 2 (5.00%) Migration
7 2 (5.00%) Performance Testing
8 1 (2.50%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) Shell Script
2 3 (7.50%) VBA
2 3 (7.50%) Perl
3 2 (5.00%) SQL
3 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (7.50%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (5.00%) Degree
3 2 (5.00%) CCNP
3 2 (5.00%) ISEB
3 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.50%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (20.00%) VMware ESX
1 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (7.50%) RHEV
3 3 (7.50%) PowerHA
4 2 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.00%) GPFS
5 1 (2.50%) VMFS
5 1 (2.50%) vCloud
5 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.50%) SCOrch
2 1 (2.50%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (30.00%) Red Hat
2 8 (20.00%) VMware
3 6 (15.00%) Oracle
3 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (15.00%) Cyber-Ark
4 4 (10.00%) Sybase
4 4 (10.00%) NetApp
4 4 (10.00%) EMC
5 3 (7.50%) Cisco
5 3 (7.50%) IBM
6 1 (2.50%) F5
6 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.50%) Intel
6 1 (2.50%) Juniper
6 1 (2.50%) CA
6 1 (2.50%) HP
6 1 (2.50%) Blue Coat
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