The table below looks at the statistics for Capacity Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Capacity Management over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Capacity Management
Rank 124 111 131
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +20
Contract jobs citing Capacity Management 15 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.46% 0.27% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.38% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 2
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£450 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% +12.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £322 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.01% -14.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £31.56 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+50.53% +75.30%
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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 South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2371 1588 2188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.71% 70.96% 69.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1574 1069 1307
Average daily rate £395 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 78 148
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £11.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £43.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

Capacity Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Capacity Management Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Capacity Management
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Capacity Management Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Capacity Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Capacity Management across the South West region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Capacity Management Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Capacity Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Capacity Management Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Capacity Management
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Capacity Management within the South West region over the 3 months to 17 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
Bristol - - - - 2
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - -
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England

Capacity Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Capacity Management 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 Management.

1 33 (86.84%) Microsoft
2 30 (78.95%) Security Cleared
3 22 (57.89%) Operations Management
3 22 (57.89%) CMDB
3 22 (57.89%) Service Delivery
3 22 (57.89%) Asset Management
4 21 (55.26%) SolarWinds
4 21 (55.26%) Portfolio Management
5 18 (47.37%) SC Cleared
6 17 (44.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 17 (44.74%) MS Excel
7 16 (42.11%) ITIL
8 15 (39.47%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (36.84%) DV Cleared
9 14 (36.84%) Microsoft Azure
9 14 (36.84%) Web Services
10 13 (34.21%) SAP
10 13 (34.21%) SLA
11 12 (31.58%) Windows
12 11 (28.95%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (28.95%) VMware
13 10 (26.32%) Firewall
13 10 (26.32%) NetBackup
13 10 (26.32%) Symantec
13 10 (26.32%) Active Directory
13 10 (26.32%) HP
13 10 (26.32%) Linux
13 10 (26.32%) DHCP
13 10 (26.32%) DNS
13 10 (26.32%) vSphere

Capacity Management
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Capacity Management 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 Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.63%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 17 (44.74%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (36.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) Firewall
1 10 (26.32%) DHCP
1 10 (26.32%) DNS
2 4 (10.53%) Wireshark
3 3 (7.89%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (7.89%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (7.89%) FWSM
3 3 (7.89%) BGP
3 3 (7.89%) EIGRP
3 3 (7.89%) LAN
3 3 (7.89%) WAN
4 1 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (23.68%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Analyst
2 10 (26.32%) Storage Administrator
2 10 (26.32%) Administrator
2 10 (26.32%) Systems Administrator
2 10 (26.32%) Storage Systems Administrator
3 9 (23.68%) Business Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) Project Manager
5 4 (10.53%) Test Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Network Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Team Leader
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Test Team Leader
7 1 (2.63%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Project Manager
7 1 (2.63%) SAP Basis Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) SAP Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Technical Project Leader
7 1 (2.63%) NetWeaver Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (36.84%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) SAP XI
2 1 (2.63%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 22 (57.89%) CMDB
2 10 (26.32%) GIS
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 12 (31.58%) Windows
2 11 (28.95%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (26.32%) Linux
3 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (26.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (57.89%) Operations Management
1 22 (57.89%) Service Delivery
1 22 (57.89%) Asset Management
2 21 (55.26%) Portfolio Management
3 16 (42.11%) ITIL
4 15 (39.47%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (21.05%) PRINCE2
5 8 (21.05%) Test Planning
5 8 (21.05%) Test Strategy
6 7 (18.42%) Test Management
6 7 (18.42%) Test Scripting
6 7 (18.42%) UML
6 7 (18.42%) Project Management
7 4 (10.53%) Service Management
8 3 (7.89%) Software Testing
8 3 (7.89%) Incident Management
8 3 (7.89%) ITIL V3
8 3 (7.89%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (5.26%) Change Control
9 2 (5.26%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) C
2 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (78.95%) Security Cleared
2 18 (47.37%) SC Cleared
3 14 (36.84%) DV Cleared
4 6 (15.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (10.53%) ISEB
6 3 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (7.89%) CCNP
6 3 (7.89%) CCNA
7 2 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
8 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (2.63%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (34.21%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) COBIT
System Software
1 17 (44.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 10 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 10 (26.32%) vSphere
3 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (26.32%) NetBackup
1 10 (26.32%) HP SIM
1 10 (26.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (7.89%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 33 (86.84%) Microsoft
2 21 (55.26%) SolarWinds
3 13 (34.21%) SAP
4 11 (28.95%) VMware
5 10 (26.32%) Symantec
5 10 (26.32%) HP
5 10 (26.32%) 3PAR
6 3 (7.89%) Cisco