The table below looks at the statistics for Capacity Planning skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Capacity Planning
Rank 193 208 204
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -4
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 64 29 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.65% 0.34% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.48% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 15 6
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£400 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £222 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £13.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+116.66% -39.32%
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7239 6065 5843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.02% 71.15% 69.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4100 3254 2911
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 237 356
Average hourly rate £21.58 £22.41 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £44.55 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Capacity Planning
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Capacity Planning across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Capacity Planning Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Capacity Planning
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Capacity Planning across the South East region.

Capacity Planning Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Capacity Planning
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Capacity Planning across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Capacity Planning Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Capacity Planning
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Capacity Planning across the South East region.

Capacity Planning Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Capacity Planning
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Capacity Planning across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Capacity Planning Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Capacity Planning
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Hampshire - 24 £400 - 6
Surrey +6 11 £250 +56.25% 2
Buckinghamshire -8 9 £338 -8.78% 3
Oxfordshire -18 7 £400 +23.07% 1
Berkshire -6 6 £350 -6.66% 2
Kent -3 4 £430 -18.09% 2
West Sussex -7 1 £545 - 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
Capacity Planning
England

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 33 (31.43%) ITIL
2 24 (22.86%) SQL
3 23 (21.90%) Microsoft
3 23 (21.90%) Performance Analysis
4 22 (20.95%) Windows
5 21 (20.00%) SCOM
6 20 (19.05%) SQL Server
7 16 (15.24%) Cisco
7 16 (15.24%) LAN
7 16 (15.24%) WAN
8 14 (13.33%) Finance
8 14 (13.33%) VMware
8 14 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 13 (12.38%) SQL Server 2008
9 13 (12.38%) SharePoint
10 12 (11.43%) Service Delivery
10 12 (11.43%) Project Management
10 12 (11.43%) PowerShell
11 11 (10.48%) Telecoms
11 11 (10.48%) Firewall
11 11 (10.48%) SLA
11 11 (10.48%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (9.52%) HP
12 10 (9.52%) MS Excel
12 10 (9.52%) MS Exchange
12 10 (9.52%) MS Office
12 10 (9.52%) BMC
12 10 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
13 9 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure

Capacity Planning
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 13 (12.38%) SharePoint
2 10 (9.52%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (1.90%) IIS
4 1 (0.95%) CICS
4 1 (0.95%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.95%) SAP Portal
4 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (9.52%) MS Excel
1 10 (9.52%) MS Office
2 9 (8.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.90%) MS Project
4 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.95%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.86%) Office 365
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.95%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.24%) LAN
1 16 (15.24%) WAN
2 11 (10.48%) Firewall
3 9 (8.57%) SAN
3 9 (8.57%) VPN
4 8 (7.62%) VoIP
4 8 (7.62%) MPLS
5 7 (6.67%) DNS
6 6 (5.71%) WLAN
6 6 (5.71%) Wireless
6 6 (5.71%) IPsec
7 5 (4.76%) VLAN
8 4 (3.81%) LTE
8 4 (3.81%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (3.81%) Network Security
8 4 (3.81%) GSM
8 4 (3.81%) SSL
8 4 (3.81%) TCP/IP
8 4 (3.81%) DHCP
8 4 (3.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 14 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (12.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (4.76%) OLTP
5 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.95%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.95%) SQLite
7 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Ant
1 1 (0.95%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.95%) Subversion
1 1 (0.95%) Maven
General
1 14 (13.33%) Finance
2 11 (10.48%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.95%) Automotive
3 1 (0.95%) Legal
3 1 (0.95%) Advertising
3 1 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.95%) Banking
3 1 (0.95%) Italian Language
3 1 (0.95%) Spanish Language
3 1 (0.95%) International Banking
3 1 (0.95%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (19.05%) Team Leader
2 18 (17.14%) DBA
3 17 (16.19%) SQL DBA
4 12 (11.43%) SQL Server DBA
5 7 (6.67%) Network Engineer
5 7 (6.67%) Service Manager
6 6 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.76%) Architect
7 5 (4.76%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.76%) Support Team Leader
8 4 (3.81%) Transmission Engineer
8 4 (3.81%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (3.81%) Services Delivery Manager
8 4 (3.81%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (3.81%) Administrator
9 3 (2.86%) Project Leader
9 3 (2.86%) Developer
9 3 (2.86%) Analyst
9 3 (2.86%) Senior Network Engineer
9 3 (2.86%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.81%) XML
2 2 (1.90%) Web Services
3 1 (0.95%) Struts
3 1 (0.95%) XSLT
3 1 (0.95%) J2EE
3 1 (0.95%) HTML
3 1 (0.95%) Spring
3 1 (0.95%) jQuery
3 1 (0.95%) Spring MVC
3 1 (0.95%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.57%) Clustering
2 4 (3.81%) Replication
3 3 (2.86%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.90%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.95%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.95%) FMCG
5 1 (0.95%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.95%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.95%) Windows
2 5 (4.76%) UNIX
3 4 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.86%) Linux
4 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.90%) CentOS
6 1 (0.95%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.95%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (31.43%) ITIL
2 23 (21.90%) Performance Analysis
3 12 (11.43%) Service Delivery
3 12 (11.43%) Project Management
4 10 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
5 9 (8.57%) Network Design
6 8 (7.62%) Migration
6 8 (7.62%) Change Management
6 8 (7.62%) Service Management
7 7 (6.67%) Performance Management
7 7 (6.67%) Network Architecture
8 6 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (4.76%) ITSM
9 5 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (4.76%) PRINCE2
9 5 (4.76%) Business Continuity
9 5 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (3.81%) WAN Optimisation
11 3 (2.86%) Workflow
11 3 (2.86%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 24 (22.86%) SQL
2 12 (11.43%) PowerShell
3 9 (8.57%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.86%) VBScript
5 1 (0.95%) Java
5 1 (0.95%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.95%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (10.48%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (6.67%) CCNP
3 7 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (6.67%) MCTS
3 7 (6.67%) Degree
3 7 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.71%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.86%) CCNA
6 2 (1.90%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.90%) CCIE
6 2 (1.90%) CIMA
7 1 (0.95%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.95%) ISEB
7 1 (0.95%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.48%) SLA
2 2 (1.90%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.95%) QA
3 1 (0.95%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.86%) ISA Server
2 3 (2.86%) vSphere
3 2 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.90%) XenApp
3 2 (1.90%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.90%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.90%) Firmware
4 1 (0.95%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 21 (20.00%) SCOM
2 6 (5.71%) SCCM
3 3 (2.86%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.90%) HP SIM
4 2 (1.90%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.90%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.95%) OpenView
5 1 (0.95%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 23 (21.90%) Microsoft
2 16 (15.24%) Cisco
3 14 (13.33%) VMware
4 10 (9.52%) HP
4 10 (9.52%) BMC
5 7 (6.67%) Avaya
6 6 (5.71%) Juniper
7 5 (4.76%) Websense
7 5 (4.76%) 3PAR
8 4 (3.81%) SAP
8 4 (3.81%) Oracle
8 4 (3.81%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.86%) Citrix
9 3 (2.86%) Mapinfo
9 3 (2.86%) Nokia
9 3 (2.86%) Blue Coat
9 3 (2.86%) IronPort
9 3 (2.86%) Huawei
10 2 (1.90%) Veeam
10 2 (1.90%) Altiris