The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 South 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Capacity Management
Rank 125 108 120
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +12
Contract jobs citing Capacity Management 17 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.56% 0.33% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.46% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 4
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£375 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £365 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £401 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 - £21.50
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2217 1520 2100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.81% 70.80% 69.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1485 991 1282
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 69 125
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.37% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Capacity Management
England

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
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 25 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Wiltshire +2 8 £350 -17.15%
Bristol - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Capacity Management
England

Capacity Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 30 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 25 (64.10%) Security Cleared
3 24 (61.54%) Service Delivery
4 22 (56.41%) Asset Management
4 22 (56.41%) Operations Management
4 22 (56.41%) CMDB
5 21 (53.85%) SolarWinds
6 20 (51.28%) Portfolio Management
7 17 (43.59%) SC Cleared
7 17 (43.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 16 (41.03%) ITIL
9 15 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (35.90%) Microsoft Azure
10 14 (35.90%) Web Services
10 14 (35.90%) VMware
11 13 (33.33%) Windows
12 12 (30.77%) SAP
12 12 (30.77%) MS Excel
13 10 (25.64%) GIS
14 9 (23.08%) DV Cleared
14 9 (23.08%) DNS
15 8 (20.51%) SLA
15 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
15 8 (20.51%) Linux
15 8 (20.51%) PRINCE2
15 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (20.51%) Test Strategy
15 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (17.95%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (17.95%) Test Management

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (2.56%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 12 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.13%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 14 (35.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.08%) DNS
2 6 (15.38%) SAN
2 6 (15.38%) DHCP
2 6 (15.38%) Firewall
3 4 (10.26%) NAS
4 3 (7.69%) iSCSI
4 3 (7.69%) Wireshark
4 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.13%) LDAP
5 2 (5.13%) LAN
5 2 (5.13%) WAN
5 2 (5.13%) BGP
5 2 (5.13%) EIGRP
5 2 (5.13%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (5.13%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (5.13%) FWSM
6 1 (2.56%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (12.82%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Analyst
2 11 (28.21%) Administrator
3 9 (23.08%) Business Analyst
3 9 (23.08%) Storage Administrator
4 8 (20.51%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (15.38%) Project Manager
5 6 (15.38%) Storage Systems Administrator
6 4 (10.26%) Test Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Consultant
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Test Team Leader
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Team Leader
8 2 (5.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 2 (5.13%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Support Consultant
8 2 (5.13%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (35.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (56.41%) CMDB
2 10 (25.64%) GIS
3 2 (5.13%) Fat Client
3 2 (5.13%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 13 (33.33%) Windows
2 8 (20.51%) Linux
2 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (10.26%) UNIX
5 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.13%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (5.13%) CentOS
5 2 (5.13%) Debian
5 2 (5.13%) Ubuntu
5 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
5 2 (5.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (61.54%) Service Delivery
2 22 (56.41%) Asset Management
2 22 (56.41%) Operations Management
3 20 (51.28%) Portfolio Management
4 16 (41.03%) ITIL
5 15 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (20.51%) Test Strategy
6 8 (20.51%) PRINCE2
7 7 (17.95%) UML
7 7 (17.95%) Project Management
7 7 (17.95%) Test Management
7 7 (17.95%) Test Scripting
8 5 (12.82%) ITIL V3
9 4 (10.26%) Service Management
9 4 (10.26%) Incident Management
10 3 (7.69%) Software Testing
10 3 (7.69%) Change Management
11 2 (5.13%) Information Assurance
11 2 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
12 1 (2.56%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) C
2 4 (10.26%) Perl
2 4 (10.26%) SQL
3 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (64.10%) Security Cleared
2 17 (43.59%) SC Cleared
3 9 (23.08%) DV Cleared
4 6 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (10.26%) ISEB
6 3 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (7.69%) NCDA
7 2 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (5.13%) MCSE
7 2 (5.13%) CCNP
7 2 (5.13%) CCNA
8 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
8 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.51%) SLA
2 2 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (43.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
3 6 (15.38%) vSphere
4 5 (12.82%) NFS
5 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) NetBackup
1 6 (15.38%) HP SIM
1 6 (15.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (5.13%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 30 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 21 (53.85%) SolarWinds
3 14 (35.90%) VMware
4 12 (30.77%) SAP
5 6 (15.38%) HP
5 6 (15.38%) 3PAR
5 6 (15.38%) Symantec
6 4 (10.26%) Oracle
6 4 (10.26%) NetApp
7 2 (5.13%) Cisco