The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Capacity Planning
Rank 115 100 128
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +28
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 27 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.85% 0.23% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.32% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 2
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£388 £344 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -29.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £297 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £368 £658
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £23.78 -
% change year-on-year
-7.47% -
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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
2257 1568 2145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 71.31% 70.98% 68.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1500 1030 1275
Average daily rate £388 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 69 154
Average hourly rate £33.50 £17.23 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.48% -44.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.68 £8.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.10 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 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 21 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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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 - 12 - -
Bristol - 10 £400 - 1
Dorset - 3 £300 -
Somerset - 2 £350 -
Wiltshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
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Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 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 (53.62%) VMware
1 37 (53.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (50.72%) Windows
3 33 (47.83%) Security Cleared
4 31 (44.93%) SC Cleared
5 28 (40.58%) Statistics
6 26 (37.68%) LAN
6 26 (37.68%) Management Information System
7 24 (34.78%) ITIL
8 22 (31.88%) SQL
8 22 (31.88%) SLA
9 21 (30.43%) WAN
9 21 (30.43%) Microsoft
10 20 (28.99%) Front Office
10 20 (28.99%) Back Office
10 20 (28.99%) User Acceptance Testing
11 19 (27.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (27.54%) Risk Analysis
11 19 (27.54%) Windows 7
12 18 (26.09%) MCP
12 18 (26.09%) Disaster Recovery
13 17 (24.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 16 (23.19%) OSPF
14 16 (23.19%) BGP
14 16 (23.19%) Project Management
14 16 (23.19%) Service Delivery
14 16 (23.19%) Firewall
15 15 (21.74%) Linux
15 15 (21.74%) Apache
15 15 (21.74%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 15 (21.74%) Apache
1 15 (21.74%) nginx
2 13 (18.84%) Confluence
2 13 (18.84%) MediaWiki
3 4 (5.80%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.35%) Lync
5 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) SaaS
1 2 (2.90%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (37.68%) LAN
2 21 (30.43%) WAN
3 16 (23.19%) OSPF
3 16 (23.19%) BGP
3 16 (23.19%) Firewall
4 15 (21.74%) Network Security
5 14 (20.29%) VPN
6 13 (18.84%) IPv6
6 13 (18.84%) IPsec
6 13 (18.84%) EIGRP
6 13 (18.84%) LDAP
7 7 (10.14%) SAN
8 3 (4.35%) Internet
8 3 (4.35%) Ethernet
8 3 (4.35%) VLAN
8 3 (4.35%) NAS
9 1 (1.45%) MVNO
9 1 (1.45%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.45%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.29%) Relational Database
2 13 (18.84%) MySQL
2 13 (18.84%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
4 7 (10.14%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (8.70%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (8.70%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (8.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (21.74%) Hudson
1 15 (21.74%) Jenkins
2 14 (20.29%) Git (software)
3 13 (18.84%) Subversion
3 13 (18.84%) JIRA
General
1 20 (28.99%) Front Office
1 20 (28.99%) Back Office
2 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.90%) Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Billing
4 1 (1.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (20.29%) Architect
2 12 (17.39%) Solutions Architect
2 12 (17.39%) Network Support
3 11 (15.94%) Network Engineer
3 11 (15.94%) Support Engineer
4 9 (13.04%) Administrator
5 8 (11.59%) Network Support Engineer
5 8 (11.59%) Network Architect
6 7 (10.14%) Lead Network Engineer
6 7 (10.14%) SQL DBA
6 7 (10.14%) DBA
7 6 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (8.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 6 (8.70%) Linux Administrator
8 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Services Delivery Manager
9 4 (5.80%) Service Manager
9 4 (5.80%) Oracle DBA
9 4 (5.80%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.74%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (40.58%) Statistics
2 26 (37.68%) Management Information System
3 13 (18.84%) Wiki
4 3 (4.35%) Firmware
5 2 (2.90%) Clustering
6 1 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 35 (50.72%) Windows
2 19 (27.54%) Windows Server 2003
2 19 (27.54%) Windows 7
3 15 (21.74%) Debian
3 15 (21.74%) Linux
4 14 (20.29%) Ubuntu
5 7 (10.14%) CentOS
6 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.90%) UNIX
8 1 (1.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.78%) ITIL
2 20 (28.99%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (27.54%) Risk Analysis
4 18 (26.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (23.19%) Service Delivery
5 16 (23.19%) Project Management
6 15 (21.74%) Service Management
6 15 (21.74%) DevOps
6 15 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (20.29%) ITSM
8 13 (18.84%) Data Modelling
9 10 (14.49%) Workflow
10 9 (13.04%) Change Management
11 6 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (7.25%) Problem Management
13 3 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
13 3 (4.35%) Data Protection
13 3 (4.35%) Change Control
13 3 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
13 3 (4.35%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 22 (31.88%) SQL
2 15 (21.74%) Ruby
2 15 (21.74%) Bash Shell
3 13 (18.84%) Java
3 13 (18.84%) Perl
3 13 (18.84%) PHP
4 6 (8.70%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (47.83%) Security Cleared
2 31 (44.93%) SC Cleared
3 18 (26.09%) MCP
4 17 (24.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 15 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (7.25%) CCNA
6 5 (7.25%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (4.35%) CCNP
8 2 (2.90%) JNCIA
8 2 (2.90%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.45%) MCITP
9 1 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.45%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (31.88%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 37 (53.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (21.74%) Samba
3 14 (20.29%) Postfix
4 13 (18.84%) XenServer
5 7 (10.14%) Active Directory
6 6 (8.70%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (2.90%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.45%) Xen
8 1 (1.45%) NFS
8 1 (1.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (21.74%) ZABBIX
1 15 (21.74%) Puppet
2 6 (8.70%) Data Guard
3 3 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.35%) Salt
Vendors
1 37 (53.62%) VMware
2 21 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 15 (21.74%) Citrix
3 15 (21.74%) Red Hat
4 9 (13.04%) Oracle
5 4 (5.80%) Juniper
6 3 (4.35%) Cisco
7 2 (2.90%) HP
7 2 (2.90%) EMC
7 2 (2.90%) NetApp
7 2 (2.90%) Isilon
8 1 (1.45%) Polycom
8 1 (1.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 1 (1.45%) Ericsson