The table below looks at the statistics for Capacity Planning skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Capacity Planning over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Capacity Planning
Rank 437 424 370
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -54
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 187 230 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.42% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.51% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 137 179
Median daily rate £410 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £250 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 15
Median hourly rate £50.00 £29.18 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.37% -2.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £29.18 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+71.37% -10.23%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41059 44815 43569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.50% 81.16% 77.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 27372 29040 28392
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1078 1342 1199
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

Capacity Planning
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Capacity Planning as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Capacity Planning Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Capacity Planning
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Capacity Planning within the UK.

Capacity Planning Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Capacity Planning
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Capacity Planning within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

Capacity Planning Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Capacity Planning
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Capacity Planning within the UK.

Capacity Planning Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Capacity Planning within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -15 160 £425 +11.84% 43
London -17 63 £531 +24.82% 16
North West +37 32 £406 +3.24% 4
South East +3 24 £404 -2.12% 13
Scotland +6 18 £340 +13.33% 2
Lancashire +10 14 £413 -5.60%
Blackpool - 13 £419 -
City of London -6 12 £525 +23.52% 2
North East -32 11 £350 +35.92%
Berkshire +5 10 £378 - 3
West Midlands -3 10 £379 -9.55% 4
Tyne and Wear -34 10 £350 +35.92%
Edinburgh +20 9 £463 +27.58% 2
East of England 0 9 £400 +10.34% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -36 9 £363 +40.77%
Manchester - 8 £350 - 1
Surrey +2 7 £290 -23.68% 3
Birmingham -4 7 £379 -24.32%
West Yorkshire +13 6 £525 +110.00% 1
Yorkshire +5 6 £525 +105.88% 2
Newbury +16 5 £340 +36.00% 1
Erskine - 5 £330 -
Renfrewshire - 5 £330 -
Buckinghamshire +16 4 £456 -
Cambridgeshire +3 4 £400 +31.14%
Warrington - 4 £388 -
Cheshire - 4 £388 - 1
Leeds +11 3 £525 +32.91% 1
South West +9 3 £308 -18.00% 2
Cambridge +8 3 £400 +6.66%

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Capacity Planning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Capacity Planning.

1 123 (28.87%) Windows
1 123 (28.87%) Linux
2 105 (24.65%) ITIL
3 96 (22.54%) Microsoft
4 95 (22.30%) Finance
5 88 (20.66%) Data Centre
6 83 (19.48%) Active Directory
7 81 (19.01%) Unix
7 81 (19.01%) VMware
8 76 (17.84%) Agile Software Development
9 71 (16.67%) Cisco
10 70 (16.43%) Performance Tuning
11 67 (15.73%) Service Management
12 62 (14.55%) DNS
13 61 (14.32%) Java
13 61 (14.32%) SQL
13 61 (14.32%) Disaster Recovery
14 58 (13.62%) Windows Server
15 57 (13.38%) Configuration Management
16 56 (13.15%) Oracle
17 55 (12.91%) Firewall
18 49 (11.50%) SQL Server
18 49 (11.50%) VMware Infrastructure
19 48 (11.27%) LAN
20 47 (11.03%) High Availability
21 46 (10.80%) DHCP
22 45 (10.56%) Security Cleared
23 44 (10.33%) DevOps
24 43 (10.09%) Windows Server 2008
24 43 (10.09%) Puppet

Capacity Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 29 (6.81%) Skype for Business
2 24 (5.63%) SharePoint
3 22 (5.16%) Apache
3 22 (5.16%) MS Exchange
4 18 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (3.29%) IIS
5 14 (3.29%) SharePoint 2013
5 14 (3.29%) Tomcat
6 13 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (3.05%) SharePoint 2010
7 12 (2.82%) Apache Pig
8 11 (2.58%) Office Communications Server
9 10 (2.35%) WebSphere
10 9 (2.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 7 (1.64%) nginx
12 6 (1.41%) Confluence
12 6 (1.41%) JBoss
12 6 (1.41%) OpenStack
12 6 (1.41%) WebLogic
13 5 (1.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 32 (7.51%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.99%) MS Office
3 9 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.64%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.94%) MS Project
6 3 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.47%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.41%) SAP APO
2 5 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.94%) SAP PP
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.47%) Primavera
4 2 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.23%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.23%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.23%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.23%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.23%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.23%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 29 (6.81%) IaaS
2 24 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (5.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (5.40%) PaaS
4 20 (4.69%) SaaS
5 19 (4.46%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (3.76%) Office 365
7 6 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.17%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (1.17%) Amazon S3
8 5 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.47%) IBM PureFlex
11 2 (0.47%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.47%) Route 53
12 1 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.23%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 62 (14.55%) DNS
2 55 (12.91%) Firewall
3 48 (11.27%) LAN
4 46 (10.80%) DHCP
5 41 (9.62%) WAN
6 35 (8.22%) SAN
7 32 (7.51%) Network Security
8 30 (7.04%) VPN
9 27 (6.34%) TCP/IP
10 23 (5.40%) Internet
11 20 (4.69%) SSL
12 17 (3.99%) Skype
13 16 (3.76%) LDAP
14 14 (3.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 14 (3.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 12 (2.82%) Reverse Proxy
16 11 (2.58%) BGP
17 10 (2.35%) IPsec
17 10 (2.35%) Wireless
18 9 (2.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (11.50%) SQL Server
2 32 (7.51%) Oracle Database
3 25 (5.87%) Relational Database
4 24 (5.63%) Hadoop
5 22 (5.16%) MySQL
5 22 (5.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (3.99%) Big Data
7 15 (3.52%) Apache Hive
8 14 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (3.05%) RDBMS
9 13 (3.05%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (1.88%) NoSQL
13 8 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (1.17%) HBase
15 4 (0.94%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 24 (5.63%) Git (software)
2 19 (4.46%) Jenkins
3 18 (4.23%) JIRA
4 14 (3.29%) Subversion
5 9 (2.11%) ClearCase
6 5 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (1.17%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.70%) Hudson
8 3 (0.70%) Maven
8 3 (0.70%) Selenium
8 3 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.70%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.47%) ClearQuest
9 2 (0.47%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.47%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.47%) StarTeam
9 2 (0.47%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.23%) GitLab
General
1 95 (22.30%) Finance
2 25 (5.87%) Banking
3 23 (5.40%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.82%) Financial Institution
4 12 (2.82%) Law
5 10 (2.35%) Back Office
6 9 (2.11%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.64%) Retail
8 3 (0.70%) Advertising
8 3 (0.70%) Front Office
8 3 (0.70%) Legal
8 3 (0.70%) Local Government
8 3 (0.70%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.70%) Marketing
8 3 (0.70%) Publishing
9 2 (0.47%) Billing
10 1 (0.23%) Automotive
10 1 (0.23%) Danish Language
10 1 (0.23%) Games
10 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 52 (12.21%) Architect
2 38 (8.92%) Administrator
3 34 (7.98%) Analyst
4 32 (7.51%) Network Engineer
5 29 (6.81%) Consultant
6 28 (6.57%) DBA
7 23 (5.40%) Support Engineer
8 21 (4.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 20 (4.69%) Technical Architect
10 19 (4.46%) Developer
10 19 (4.46%) Operations Engineer
11 18 (4.23%) DevOps Engineer
12 12 (2.82%) Configuration Manager
12 12 (2.82%) Oracle DBA
12 12 (2.82%) Software Configuration Manager
12 12 (2.82%) Software Manager
12 12 (2.82%) SQL DBA
13 11 (2.58%) 3rd Line Support
13 11 (2.58%) Solutions Architect
14 10 (2.35%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.76%) Middleware
1 16 (3.76%) Web Services
2 13 (3.05%) .NET
3 10 (2.35%) J2EE
4 9 (2.11%) Oracle Fusion
5 8 (1.88%) LAMP
5 8 (1.88%) REST
6 7 (1.64%) XML
7 6 (1.41%) LAPP Stack
7 6 (1.41%) OAuth
7 6 (1.41%) OpenID
7 6 (1.41%) SAML
8 5 (1.17%) LEMP Stack
8 5 (1.17%) Node.js
9 4 (0.94%) 802.1X
9 4 (0.94%) IBM Integration Bus
9 4 (0.94%) Java EE
9 4 (0.94%) libvirt
9 4 (0.94%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (0.94%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 88 (20.66%) Data Centre
2 29 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (6.10%) Management Information System
4 16 (3.76%) Clustering
5 13 (3.05%) Replication
6 12 (2.82%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.58%) Mainframe
8 10 (2.35%) Statistics
8 10 (2.35%) User Experience
9 9 (2.11%) VCE vBlock
10 8 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (1.88%) Hedge funds
11 7 (1.64%) Blackberry
11 7 (1.64%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.64%) Visualisation
12 6 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (1.17%) NHS
14 3 (0.70%) PKI
14 3 (0.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 123 (28.87%) Linux
1 123 (28.87%) Windows
2 81 (19.01%) Unix
3 58 (13.62%) Windows Server
4 43 (10.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (8.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (7.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 28 (6.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 26 (6.10%) AIX
9 22 (5.16%) Solaris
10 12 (2.82%) Windows 7
11 11 (2.58%) Windows 10
12 9 (2.11%) CentOS
13 8 (1.88%) Android
13 8 (1.88%) Apple iOS
13 8 (1.88%) HPUX
14 7 (1.64%) Ubuntu
15 5 (1.17%) VMS
16 4 (0.94%) Debian
16 4 (0.94%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (24.65%) ITIL
2 76 (17.84%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (16.43%) Performance Tuning
4 67 (15.73%) Service Management
5 61 (14.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 57 (13.38%) Configuration Management
7 47 (11.03%) High Availability
8 44 (10.33%) DevOps
9 35 (8.22%) Change Management
10 33 (7.75%) Load Balancing
11 29 (6.81%) Project Management
12 28 (6.57%) Process Improvement
13 27 (6.34%) Migration
13 27 (6.34%) PRINCE2
14 26 (6.10%) Incident Management
14 26 (6.10%) ITSM
14 26 (6.10%) SDLC
15 25 (5.87%) Service Delivery
16 23 (5.40%) Business Continuity
16 23 (5.40%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (14.32%) Java
1 61 (14.32%) SQL
2 38 (8.92%) Perl
3 24 (5.63%) Python
3 24 (5.63%) Shell Script
4 19 (4.46%) PowerShell
5 13 (3.05%) C
6 12 (2.82%) Bash Shell
6 12 (2.82%) T-SQL
7 11 (2.58%) JavaScript
8 8 (1.88%) C++
9 6 (1.41%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.17%) Scala
11 4 (0.94%) VBScript
12 3 (0.70%) C#
12 3 (0.70%) Go
12 3 (0.70%) Jython
12 3 (0.70%) PHP
12 3 (0.70%) Ruby
13 2 (0.47%) R
Qualifications
1 45 (10.56%) Security Cleared
2 43 (10.09%) Cisco Certification
3 34 (7.98%) SC Cleared
4 22 (5.16%) CCNA
5 20 (4.69%) CCNP
6 18 (4.23%) Degree
7 12 (2.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (2.58%) MCSE
8 11 (2.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (1.88%) DV Cleared
10 7 (1.64%) CCIE
11 5 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.94%) APMP
12 4 (0.94%) Check Point Certification
12 4 (0.94%) RHCE
12 4 (0.94%) RHCSA
13 3 (0.70%) ISEB
13 3 (0.70%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.47%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.87%) QA
2 24 (5.63%) SLA
3 15 (3.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (2.58%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (1.41%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.23%) GCP
7 1 (0.23%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 83 (19.48%) Active Directory
2 49 (11.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (6.57%) Hyper-V
4 12 (2.82%) HDFS
4 12 (2.82%) vSphere
5 10 (2.35%) NFS
6 9 (2.11%) Docker
7 8 (1.88%) XenApp
8 7 (1.64%) KVM
8 7 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (1.64%) VMware ESX
9 6 (1.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (1.41%) Firmware
9 6 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (1.41%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.17%) Samba
10 5 (1.17%) Xen
11 4 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 43 (10.09%) Puppet
2 33 (7.75%) SCOM
3 22 (5.16%) SCCM
4 17 (3.99%) Ansible
5 16 (3.76%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (2.58%) Oracle RMAN
7 6 (1.41%) Ambari
7 6 (1.41%) Hadoop YARN
7 6 (1.41%) NetBackup
7 6 (1.41%) Oozie
7 6 (1.41%) OpenAM
7 6 (1.41%) OpenIDM
7 6 (1.41%) SCVMM
8 5 (1.17%) Graphite
8 5 (1.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 5 (1.17%) SCOrch
9 4 (0.94%) Data Guard
9 4 (0.94%) HP Data Protector
9 4 (0.94%) SCSM
9 4 (0.94%) StatsD
Vendors
1 96 (22.54%) Microsoft
2 81 (19.01%) VMware
3 71 (16.67%) Cisco
4 56 (13.15%) Oracle
5 43 (10.09%) Red Hat
6 41 (9.62%) HP
7 25 (5.87%) CheckPoint
7 25 (5.87%) Citrix
7 25 (5.87%) Dell
8 23 (5.40%) F5
8 23 (5.40%) IBM
9 19 (4.46%) Juniper
10 17 (3.99%) EMC
11 16 (3.76%) SAP
12 13 (3.05%) NetApp
13 10 (2.35%) Fortinet
14 9 (2.11%) Sonus
14 9 (2.11%) TippingPoint
15 8 (1.88%) TIBCO
16 7 (1.64%) Sun
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