The first table below looks at the demand for Capacity Planning 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 Planning over the 3 months to 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Capacity Planning
Rank 111 110 131
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +21
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 31 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.02% 0.047% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 0.066% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 1
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£413 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.54% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £15.50 -
% change year-on-year
+40.32% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2193 1512 2124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.11% 70.62% 69.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1463 974 1298
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 67 132
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.37% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
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Capacity Planning
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Capacity Planning Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Capacity Planning
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 Planning across the South West region.

Capacity Planning Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Capacity Planning
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Capacity Planning across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Capacity Planning Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Capacity Planning
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 Planning across the South West region.

Capacity Planning Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Capacity Planning
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 Planning within the South West region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
Gloucestershire - 13 - -
Bristol - 11 £425 - 1
Somerset - 3 £381 - 2
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
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England

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 37 (52.86%) Windows
1 37 (52.86%) VMware
1 37 (52.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (45.71%) Security Cleared
3 30 (42.86%) SC Cleared
4 28 (40.00%) Statistics
5 27 (38.57%) ITIL
6 26 (37.14%) Management Information System
7 24 (34.29%) LAN
7 24 (34.29%) SLA
8 23 (32.86%) Microsoft
8 23 (32.86%) SQL
9 20 (28.57%) WAN
9 20 (28.57%) Front Office
9 20 (28.57%) Back Office
9 20 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
9 20 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
10 19 (27.14%) Risk Analysis
10 19 (27.14%) Windows 7
11 18 (25.71%) MCP
11 18 (25.71%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (24.29%) Service Delivery
12 17 (24.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 16 (22.86%) Firewall
14 15 (21.43%) Service Management
14 15 (21.43%) OSPF
14 15 (21.43%) BGP
14 15 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (21.43%) Project Management
15 14 (20.00%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 14 (20.00%) Apache
1 14 (20.00%) nginx
2 12 (17.14%) Confluence
2 12 (17.14%) MediaWiki
3 6 (8.57%) MS Exchange
4 5 (7.14%) Lync
5 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.43%) PowerExchange
6 1 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) IaaS
1 2 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (34.29%) LAN
2 20 (28.57%) WAN
3 16 (22.86%) Firewall
4 15 (21.43%) OSPF
4 15 (21.43%) BGP
5 14 (20.00%) Network Security
6 13 (18.57%) VPN
7 12 (17.14%) EIGRP
7 12 (17.14%) IPv6
7 12 (17.14%) LDAP
7 12 (17.14%) IPsec
8 10 (14.29%) SAN
9 4 (5.71%) NAS
10 3 (4.29%) VLAN
10 3 (4.29%) Internet
10 3 (4.29%) Ethernet
11 2 (2.86%) iSCSI
11 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 12 (17.14%) MySQL
2 12 (17.14%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 7 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (8.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (8.57%) Oracle Database
5 6 (8.57%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (8.57%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (8.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.43%) PowerCenter
6 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (20.00%) Hudson
1 14 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 13 (18.57%) Git (software)
3 12 (17.14%) JIRA
3 12 (17.14%) Subversion
General
1 20 (28.57%) Front Office
1 20 (28.57%) Back Office
2 2 (2.86%) Banking
2 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (18.57%) Architect
2 12 (17.14%) Network Support
3 11 (15.71%) Network Engineer
3 11 (15.71%) Solutions Architect
3 11 (15.71%) Support Engineer
4 9 (12.86%) Administrator
5 8 (11.43%) Network Support Engineer
6 7 (10.00%) SQL DBA
6 7 (10.00%) Network Architect
6 7 (10.00%) DBA
6 7 (10.00%) Lead Network Engineer
7 6 (8.57%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (8.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 6 (8.57%) Linux Administrator
8 5 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (5.71%) Windows Support Engineer
9 4 (5.71%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (5.71%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (5.71%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (40.00%) Statistics
2 26 (37.14%) Management Information System
3 14 (20.00%) Wiki
4 3 (4.29%) Firmware
5 2 (2.86%) Clustering
6 1 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 37 (52.86%) Windows
2 19 (27.14%) Windows 7
3 18 (25.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (20.00%) Linux
4 14 (20.00%) Debian
5 13 (18.57%) Ubuntu
6 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (8.57%) CentOS
7 3 (4.29%) UNIX
8 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (38.57%) ITIL
2 20 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 20 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (27.14%) Risk Analysis
4 17 (24.29%) Service Delivery
5 15 (21.43%) Service Management
5 15 (21.43%) Project Management
6 14 (20.00%) ITSM
6 14 (20.00%) DevOps
6 14 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (17.14%) Data Modelling
8 11 (15.71%) Change Management
9 10 (14.29%) Workflow
10 6 (8.57%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (7.14%) Problem Management
11 5 (7.14%) Data Protection
12 4 (5.71%) Change Control
12 4 (5.71%) Load Balancing
12 4 (5.71%) Incident Management
13 3 (4.29%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (32.86%) SQL
2 14 (20.00%) Ruby
2 14 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 12 (17.14%) Java
3 12 (17.14%) Perl
3 12 (17.14%) PHP
4 6 (8.57%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (45.71%) Security Cleared
2 30 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 18 (25.71%) MCP
4 17 (24.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 15 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (7.14%) CCNA
7 3 (4.29%) CCNP
8 2 (2.86%) JNCIA
8 2 (2.86%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.43%) MCITP
9 1 (1.43%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (34.29%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 37 (52.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (20.00%) Samba
3 13 (18.57%) Postfix
4 12 (17.14%) XenServer
5 9 (12.86%) Active Directory
6 6 (8.57%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (2.86%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.86%) VMware Server
8 2 (2.86%) NFS
9 1 (1.43%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.43%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (20.00%) Puppet
1 14 (20.00%) ZABBIX
2 6 (8.57%) Data Guard
3 2 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.86%) Salt
3 2 (2.86%) SCOrch
3 2 (2.86%) SCSM
3 2 (2.86%) SCOM
3 2 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (52.86%) VMware
2 23 (32.86%) Microsoft
3 14 (20.00%) Citrix
3 14 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 11 (15.71%) Oracle
5 5 (7.14%) Cisco
6 4 (5.71%) HP
6 4 (5.71%) Juniper
7 2 (2.86%) 3PAR
7 2 (2.86%) Isilon
7 2 (2.86%) NetApp
7 2 (2.86%) EMC
8 1 (1.43%) Informatica
8 1 (1.43%) Polycom