The table below looks at the statistics for Capacity Planning skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Capacity Planning over the 3 months to 2 June 2015 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Capacity Planning
Rank 330 298 334
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +36
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 312 321 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.61% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.82% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 184 136
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 7
Average hourly rate £19.75 £22.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.22% -32.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.90 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.15 £23.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +41.93%

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
41360 39367 34236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.18% 75.27% 74.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 26409 24837 20434
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1177 1180 1026
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.86 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Capacity Planning
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Capacity Planning within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2 June 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Capacity Planning within the UK over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

Capacity Planning Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 2 June 2015. 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
England -8 289 £375 - 93
London +3 98 £425 +3.65% 28
South East +8 73 £381 +0.32% 27
North West -5 32 £325 +1.56% 7
City of London +16 27 £438 +2.94% 10
East of England +9 26 £350 +11.11% 12
Berkshire +11 20 £400 - 7
South West -25 20 £375 +7.14% 3
Scotland -25 18 £425 +6.25% 8
Hampshire +8 17 £326 -18.43% 7
Buckinghamshire +3 16 £375 - 3
Manchester +3 16 £325 -27.77% 4
East Midlands +3 14 £295 -38.54% 4
Hertfordshire +6 13 £350 - 3
West Midlands -15 13 £325 -7.14% 7
Milton Keynes +6 12 £375 - 2
Yorkshire -24 9 £361 +3.21% 3
Slough +9 8 £430 - 2
Kent +7 8 £475 +15.15% 1
Edinburgh -6 8 £435 +3.57% 3
Glasgow -6 8 £325 +79.55% 4
Welwyn Garden City - 8 £350 -
Leeds -12 7 £355 -18.85% 2
West Yorkshire -19 7 £355 +1.42% 2
Peterborough +4 6 £225 -
Cambridgeshire -5 6 £225 -20.35%
Bristol -10 6 £180 -57.64% 3
Lancashire - 6 £388 - 1
Leicestershire - 6 £295 - 1
Reading +4 5 £513 - 5

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 162 (27.09%) Windows
2 149 (24.92%) VMware
3 128 (21.40%) Finance
4 115 (19.23%) SQL
5 112 (18.73%) VMware Infrastructure
6 110 (18.39%) Cisco
7 102 (17.06%) Microsoft
8 100 (16.72%) Data Centre
9 96 (16.05%) Linux
10 95 (15.89%) ITIL
11 91 (15.22%) Oracle
12 88 (14.72%) SQL Server
13 85 (14.21%) Firewall
14 79 (13.21%) Active Directory
15 77 (12.88%) Performance Tuning
15 77 (12.88%) Windows Server 2008
16 76 (12.71%) WAN
16 76 (12.71%) Citrix
17 75 (12.54%) SAN
17 75 (12.54%) LAN
18 72 (12.04%) Project Management
18 72 (12.04%) Windows Server 2003
19 70 (11.71%) Migration
20 69 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
21 67 (11.20%) Java
22 60 (10.03%) Security Cleared
22 60 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
23 55 (9.20%) Telecoms
23 55 (9.20%) HP
24 54 (9.03%) Performance Monitoring

Capacity Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 35 (5.85%) SharePoint
2 33 (5.52%) MS Exchange
3 26 (4.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 21 (3.51%) Apache
4 21 (3.51%) IIS
5 20 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (2.68%) Confluence
7 15 (2.51%) Lync
8 14 (2.34%) MediaWiki
9 12 (2.01%) WebLogic
9 12 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (1.84%) nginx
11 9 (1.51%) WebSphere
12 8 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
13 7 (1.17%) ArcGIS
14 6 (1.00%) IBM Notes
14 6 (1.00%) Tomcat
14 6 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 6 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
15 5 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 51 (8.53%) MS Excel
2 23 (3.85%) MS Office
3 17 (2.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (2.01%) MS Project
5 5 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.67%) SAP PP
2 4 (0.67%) SAP APO
2 4 (0.67%) IntelliMatch
2 4 (0.67%) Kondor+
2 4 (0.67%) Misys Midas
2 4 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.50%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.33%) Eikon
4 2 (0.33%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.17%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.17%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.17%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.84%) Office 365
2 6 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.00%) Google Analytics
3 5 (0.84%) IaaS
4 4 (0.67%) PaaS
5 3 (0.50%) SaaS
6 2 (0.33%) GitHub
6 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (14.21%) Firewall
2 76 (12.71%) WAN
3 75 (12.54%) SAN
3 75 (12.54%) LAN
4 39 (6.52%) Network Security
5 37 (6.19%) TCP/IP
5 37 (6.19%) VPN
6 34 (5.69%) NAS
7 29 (4.85%) OSPF
7 29 (4.85%) BGP
7 29 (4.85%) Wireless
8 26 (4.35%) SSL
9 25 (4.18%) LDAP
9 25 (4.18%) DNS
10 23 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
10 23 (3.85%) EIGRP
11 21 (3.51%) Internet
12 18 (3.01%) VoIP
12 18 (3.01%) MPLS
12 18 (3.01%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (14.72%) SQL Server
2 38 (6.35%) Oracle Database
3 26 (4.35%) MySQL
4 25 (4.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (3.34%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (2.84%) Relational Database
7 15 (2.51%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (2.34%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (1.51%) MS Access
10 9 (1.51%) RDBMS
11 8 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (1.00%) SAP BW
12 6 (1.00%) Oracle Exadata
12 6 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.84%) QlikView
13 5 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.84%) DB2
14 4 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 27 (4.52%) JIRA
2 21 (3.51%) Jenkins
3 20 (3.34%) Subversion
3 20 (3.34%) Git (software)
4 15 (2.51%) Hudson
5 7 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.50%) StarTeam
7 3 (0.50%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.33%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.17%) Selenium
9 1 (0.17%) Grunt
9 1 (0.17%) Liquibase
9 1 (0.17%) Flyway
9 1 (0.17%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.17%) FishEye
9 1 (0.17%) Maven
9 1 (0.17%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.17%) MSI
General
1 128 (21.40%) Finance
2 55 (9.20%) Telecoms
3 52 (8.70%) Banking
4 14 (2.34%) Manufacturing
4 14 (2.34%) Retail
5 12 (2.01%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (1.34%) Legal
8 7 (1.17%) Marketing
9 5 (0.84%) Front Office
9 5 (0.84%) Back Office
9 5 (0.84%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.67%) Publishing
10 4 (0.67%) Local Government
11 3 (0.50%) Billing
11 3 (0.50%) Law
11 3 (0.50%) Games
11 3 (0.50%) Electronics
12 2 (0.33%) Automotive
12 2 (0.33%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 90 (15.05%) Analyst
2 75 (12.54%) Architect
3 65 (10.87%) DBA
4 45 (7.53%) Administrator
5 38 (6.35%) Consultant
6 31 (5.18%) SQL DBA
7 30 (5.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 30 (5.02%) Network Engineer
8 26 (4.35%) Technical Architect
9 21 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
9 21 (3.51%) Support Engineer
10 19 (3.18%) Server Engineer
11 17 (2.84%) SQL Server DBA
12 16 (2.68%) Support Analyst
13 14 (2.34%) Project Manager
13 14 (2.34%) Developer
13 14 (2.34%) Designer
13 14 (2.34%) Windows Server Engineer
14 13 (2.17%) Infrastructure Architect
15 12 (2.01%) Capacity Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (4.85%) Middleware
2 13 (2.17%) .NET
2 13 (2.17%) Web Services
3 12 (2.01%) HTML
4 10 (1.67%) CSS
5 7 (1.17%) jQuery
6 6 (1.00%) XML
6 6 (1.00%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (0.84%) HTML5
7 5 (0.84%) CSS3
7 5 (0.84%) LAMP
8 4 (0.67%) SOAP
8 4 (0.67%) REST
8 4 (0.67%) Java EE
9 3 (0.50%) WebCenter
9 3 (0.50%) JMS
10 2 (0.33%) XHTML
10 2 (0.33%) Flash
10 2 (0.33%) J2EE
10 2 (0.33%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 100 (16.72%) Data Centre
2 60 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (6.86%) Clustering
4 23 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 20 (3.34%) Replication
6 17 (2.84%) Computer Science
7 14 (2.34%) Wiki
8 13 (2.17%) PKI
9 11 (1.84%) CLARiiON
10 10 (1.67%) NHS
11 9 (1.51%) GIS
12 8 (1.34%) Symmetrix
13 7 (1.17%) CMDB
14 6 (1.00%) Thin Client
14 6 (1.00%) Visualisation
14 6 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (1.00%) Fat Client
14 6 (1.00%) Symmetrix DMX
14 6 (1.00%) iSeries
14 6 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 162 (27.09%) Windows
2 96 (16.05%) Linux
3 77 (12.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 72 (12.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 49 (8.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (5.52%) UNIX
7 30 (5.02%) Windows 7
8 20 (3.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (3.18%) Solaris
10 17 (2.84%) CentOS
11 12 (2.01%) Ubuntu
12 11 (1.84%) Debian
13 7 (1.17%) AIX
14 4 (0.67%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.33%) VMS
15 2 (0.33%) HPUX
15 2 (0.33%) Tru64
15 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.33%) SUSE
16 1 (0.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (15.89%) ITIL
2 77 (12.88%) Performance Tuning
3 72 (12.04%) Project Management
4 70 (11.71%) Migration
5 69 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
6 54 (9.03%) Performance Monitoring
7 53 (8.86%) Service Delivery
8 51 (8.53%) Agile Software Development
9 40 (6.69%) Change Management
9 40 (6.69%) Data Modelling
10 37 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
11 30 (5.02%) Business Intelligence
11 30 (5.02%) Root Cause Analysis
11 30 (5.02%) Capacity Management
12 28 (4.68%) Scrum
13 27 (4.52%) Configuration Management
13 27 (4.52%) Change Control
14 25 (4.18%) Continuous Integration
15 24 (4.01%) Load Balancing
16 23 (3.85%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 115 (19.23%) SQL
2 67 (11.20%) Java
3 25 (4.18%) Perl
4 19 (3.18%) T-SQL
5 18 (3.01%) C
6 17 (2.84%) Bash Shell
7 16 (2.68%) Shell Script
7 16 (2.68%) PowerShell
8 15 (2.51%) Python
9 13 (2.17%) PHP
10 12 (2.01%) Ruby
11 11 (1.84%) JavaScript
12 10 (1.67%) VBA
13 8 (1.34%) MATLAB
14 7 (1.17%) VBScript
15 6 (1.00%) VB
16 5 (0.84%) C#
17 4 (0.67%) ABAP
17 4 (0.67%) Korn
18 3 (0.50%) AWK
Qualifications
1 60 (10.03%) Security Cleared
2 36 (6.02%) SC Cleared
3 33 (5.52%) Degree
4 30 (5.02%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (4.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (3.68%) MCSE
7 17 (2.84%) ITIL Certification
8 16 (2.68%) CCNA
8 16 (2.68%) MCITP
9 15 (2.51%) DV Cleared
10 13 (2.17%) CCNP
11 9 (1.51%) CISMP
11 9 (1.51%) CCENT
11 9 (1.51%) CISM
11 9 (1.51%) CISSP
12 6 (1.00%) CCIE
13 5 (0.84%) PhD
13 5 (0.84%) MCP
14 4 (0.67%) PMP
14 4 (0.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.02%) SLA
2 26 (4.35%) QA
3 18 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.50%) COBIT
5 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 112 (18.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 79 (13.21%) Active Directory
3 37 (6.19%) Hyper-V
4 27 (4.52%) vSphere
5 20 (3.34%) VMware ESX
6 17 (2.84%) XenApp
6 17 (2.84%) XenServer
7 15 (2.51%) Samba
8 14 (2.34%) iptables
8 14 (2.34%) XenDesktop
8 14 (2.34%) Postfix
9 12 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
11 9 (1.51%) VMware Server
12 7 (1.17%) Xen
13 6 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (0.84%) DFS Replication
15 4 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 3 (0.50%) KVM
Systems Management
1 24 (4.01%) Puppet
2 16 (2.68%) SCOM
3 15 (2.51%) SCCM
4 14 (2.34%) ZABBIX
5 10 (1.67%) OpenView
6 9 (1.51%) ARCserve
7 8 (1.34%) Oracle RMAN
7 8 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (1.17%) Salt
8 7 (1.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 7 (1.17%) CiscoWorks
9 6 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (1.00%) Data Guard
10 5 (0.84%) HP UCMDB
10 5 (0.84%) vMotion
10 5 (0.84%) NetBackup
10 5 (0.84%) OPNET
10 5 (0.84%) Nagios
11 4 (0.67%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.67%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 149 (24.92%) VMware
2 110 (18.39%) Cisco
3 102 (17.06%) Microsoft
4 91 (15.22%) Oracle
5 76 (12.71%) Citrix
6 55 (9.20%) HP
7 33 (5.52%) EMC
8 32 (5.35%) Juniper
9 26 (4.35%) Red Hat
9 26 (4.35%) SAP
10 25 (4.18%) CheckPoint
10 25 (4.18%) NetApp
11 17 (2.84%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 14 (2.34%) Brocade
13 13 (2.17%) SolarWinds
13 13 (2.17%) 3PAR
14 12 (2.01%) IBM
15 11 (1.84%) Kaspersky
15 11 (1.84%) Teradata
16 10 (1.67%) Adobe
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