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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Capacity Planning
Rank 149 131 116
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -15
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 15 22 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.40% 0.58% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.75% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 8
Median daily rate £375 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £315 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £505 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £23.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+23.91% +4.54%
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
3006 2951 2218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.11% 78.17% 74.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1886 1742 1209
Median daily rate £413 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 127 96
Median hourly rate £23.50 £37.00 £26.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.48% +37.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £57.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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
Manchester -19 7 £400 +3.22% 2
Cheshire +5 5 - - 1
Lancashire -7 2 £275 -34.52% 2
Capacity Planning
England

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 11 (39.29%) ITIL
2 8 (28.57%) Windows
2 8 (28.57%) Project Management
2 8 (28.57%) Service Management
2 8 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 8 (28.57%) QA
3 7 (25.00%) JIRA
3 7 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 7 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 7 (25.00%) Mainframe
3 7 (25.00%) AIX
3 7 (25.00%) Unix
3 7 (25.00%) Demand Forecasting
3 7 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 6 (21.43%) Oracle
4 6 (21.43%) VMware
5 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (17.86%) Java
5 5 (17.86%) SQL
5 5 (17.86%) Linux
5 5 (17.86%) Curam
5 5 (17.86%) Incident Management
6 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
6 4 (14.29%) IBM
7 3 (10.71%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (10.71%) ATG
7 3 (10.71%) Ab Initio

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 (7.14%) JBoss
1 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) IaaS
1 3 (10.71%) PaaS
1 3 (10.71%) SaaS
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) LAN
1 2 (7.14%) WAN
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.57%) DNS
2 1 (3.57%) Firewall
2 1 (3.57%) MPLS
2 1 (3.57%) Network Security
2 1 (3.57%) PBX
2 1 (3.57%) SAN
2 1 (3.57%) Skype
2 1 (3.57%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (3.57%) SSL
2 1 (3.57%) Unified Communications
2 1 (3.57%) VLAN
2 1 (3.57%) VoIP
2 1 (3.57%) VPLS
2 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 7 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (10.71%) Retail
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Local Government
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Environment Manager
2 7 (25.00%) Technical Leader
3 5 (17.86%) Test Environment Manager
3 5 (17.86%) Test Manager
4 4 (14.29%) Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Java Team Leader
5 3 (10.71%) Project Manager
5 3 (10.71%) Team Leader
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Team Leader
6 2 (7.14%) Agile Project Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Change Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Designer
6 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Programme Change Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Programme Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Cisco Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Operations Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Storage Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.14%) PKI
4 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.57%) Economics
4 1 (3.57%) Life Science
4 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Windows
2 7 (25.00%) AIX
2 7 (25.00%) Unix
3 5 (17.86%) Linux
4 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) ITIL
2 8 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 8 (28.57%) Project Management
2 8 (28.57%) Service Management
3 7 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 7 (25.00%) Demand Forecasting
3 7 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 5 (17.86%) Incident Management
4 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
6 3 (10.71%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (7.14%) IT Governance
7 2 (7.14%) Network Design
7 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
7 2 (7.14%) Project Planning
7 2 (7.14%) Security Patching
7 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
7 2 (7.14%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) Java
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) APMP
1 3 (10.71%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) CCENT
3 1 (3.57%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (3.57%) CISM
3 1 (3.57%) CISMP
3 1 (3.57%) CISSP
3 1 (3.57%) CLAS
3 1 (3.57%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
1 1 (3.57%) SCOM
1 1 (3.57%) SmoothWall
1 1 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle
1 6 (21.43%) VMware
2 5 (17.86%) Curam
3 4 (14.29%) IBM
4 3 (10.71%) Ab Initio
4 3 (10.71%) ATG
4 3 (10.71%) Cisco
4 3 (10.71%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (7.14%) Citrix
6 1 (3.57%) BMC
6 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.57%) Clearswift
6 1 (3.57%) Cognizant
6 1 (3.57%) F5
6 1 (3.57%) Kaspersky
6 1 (3.57%) NetApp
6 1 (3.57%) Riverbed
6 1 (3.57%) Siemens
6 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds