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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Capacity Planning
UK
Rank 439 401 365
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -36
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 160 233 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.45% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.54% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 157 158
Median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £375 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Median hourly rate £27.50 - £25.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 - £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 - £29.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £25.00

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
37065 42986 41665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.79% 82.74% 79.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 24644 28105 26278
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 £297 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1180 1114
Median hourly rate £35.75 £38.75 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.74% +41.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 -26 148 £401 +0.31% 51
London -13 52 £475 +5.55% 17
South East -16 19 £450 +13.92% 11
South West +11 16 £336 -3.92% 3
North East +5 15 £313 +15.74%
North West +18 13 £356 -10.93% 6
Scotland +19 12 £250 -33.33% 5
East of England -6 12 £288 -8.73% 5
West Midlands +5 10 £375 -9.90% 6
Manchester +14 9 £413 +3.12% 4
Tyne and Wear -9 9 £388 +43.51%
Yorkshire +17 8 £500 +33.33% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -7 8 £388 +43.51%
City of London -7 8 £510 +20.00% 5
Edinburgh +6 7 £550 +46.66% 2
Birmingham +5 7 £356 -20.83% 1
Buckinghamshire +1 7 £650 +36.84% 1
Sheffield +10 6 £500 -
South Yorkshire +8 6 £500 -
Milton Keynes +5 6 £650 +36.84% 1
Luton +13 4 £625 - 1
Bedfordshire +3 4 £625 - 2
Suffolk - 4 £250 -
Blackpool +14 3 £350 -12.50%
Lancashire +10 3 £350 -12.50%
Norfolk +6 3 £368 +104.16%
Bristol +2 3 £325 -16.12% 1
Berkshire -8 3 £385 +40.00% 2
Middlesex - 3 £420 -
Atherstone - 3 £425 -

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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.

1 114 (32.95%) Linux
2 100 (28.90%) ITIL
3 85 (24.57%) Windows
4 79 (22.83%) Finance
5 73 (21.10%) Microsoft
6 67 (19.36%) VMware
7 64 (18.50%) Unix
8 63 (18.21%) Performance Tuning
9 58 (16.76%) Data Centre
10 56 (16.18%) Service Management
11 53 (15.32%) Disaster Recovery
11 53 (15.32%) Agile Software Development
12 51 (14.74%) Oracle
13 50 (14.45%) Active Directory
14 49 (14.16%) Configuration Management
15 47 (13.58%) DNS
15 47 (13.58%) VMware Infrastructure
16 46 (13.29%) High Availability
17 44 (12.72%) Analytical Skills
17 44 (12.72%) HP
18 43 (12.43%) Change Management
19 42 (12.14%) SQL
20 40 (11.56%) Java
21 39 (11.27%) Windows Server
22 38 (10.98%) Cisco
23 37 (10.69%) Red Hat
23 37 (10.69%) Puppet
23 37 (10.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 36 (10.40%) DevOps
24 36 (10.40%) MS Excel

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 23 (6.65%) SharePoint
2 22 (6.36%) Apache
3 19 (5.49%) MS Exchange
3 19 (5.49%) Skype for Business
4 18 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (5.20%) WebSphere
5 15 (4.34%) Apache Pig
5 15 (4.34%) IIS
6 14 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (3.47%) CMS
7 12 (3.47%) WebLogic
7 12 (3.47%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (2.60%) JBoss
8 9 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (2.31%) Office Communications Server
9 8 (2.31%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (2.31%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.45%) Apache Spark
10 5 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (1.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 36 (10.40%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.62%) MS Office
3 6 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.73%) SAP APO
2 4 (1.16%) SAP MDG
2 4 (1.16%) SAP Retail
3 3 (0.87%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.58%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.58%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.29%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.29%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.29%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 28 (8.09%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (7.51%) IaaS
2 26 (7.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (7.23%) Office 365
4 21 (6.07%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (5.49%) PaaS
5 19 (5.49%) SaaS
6 9 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (2.31%) Amazon S3
8 5 (1.45%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.87%) AWS Data Pipeline
9 3 (0.87%) IBM PureFlex
10 2 (0.58%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.58%) Route 53
11 1 (0.29%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 47 (13.58%) DNS
2 30 (8.67%) LAN
3 29 (8.38%) DHCP
3 29 (8.38%) Firewall
4 28 (8.09%) WAN
5 26 (7.51%) SAN
6 24 (6.94%) Network Security
7 20 (5.78%) Internet
8 19 (5.49%) TCP/IP
9 15 (4.34%) SSL
10 12 (3.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 12 (3.47%) Kerberos
10 12 (3.47%) Skype
11 11 (3.18%) VoIP
12 10 (2.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 9 (2.60%) Reverse Proxy
14 8 (2.31%) 3G
14 8 (2.31%) BGP
14 8 (2.31%) IP Telephony
15 7 (2.02%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.09%) Oracle Database
2 26 (7.51%) Hadoop
3 23 (6.65%) Big Data
4 22 (6.36%) Relational Database
5 21 (6.07%) Apache Hive
6 19 (5.49%) MySQL
6 19 (5.49%) SQL Server
7 11 (3.18%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (2.60%) NoSQL
8 9 (2.60%) RDBMS
9 8 (2.31%) Endeca
10 7 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (2.02%) HBase
10 7 (2.02%) Oracle Database 12c
10 7 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (1.16%) DB2
12 4 (1.16%) Oracle BI EE
12 4 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (4.62%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.60%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.02%) JIRA
4 6 (1.73%) Subversion
5 3 (0.87%) Maven
5 3 (0.87%) Selenium
5 3 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (0.87%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (0.58%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.58%) ProC
6 2 (0.58%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.29%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.29%) Hudson
7 1 (0.29%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.29%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.29%) Vagrant
General
1 79 (22.83%) Finance
2 28 (8.09%) Banking
3 24 (6.94%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.76%) Retail
5 10 (2.89%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.31%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.16%) Electronics
7 4 (1.16%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.16%) Marketing
8 3 (0.87%) Local Government
9 2 (0.58%) Advertising
9 2 (0.58%) Billing
9 2 (0.58%) Front Office
9 2 (0.58%) Law
10 1 (0.29%) Automotive
10 1 (0.29%) Back Office
10 1 (0.29%) Games
10 1 (0.29%) German Language
10 1 (0.29%) Legal
10 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 44 (12.72%) Architect
2 36 (10.40%) Administrator
3 27 (7.80%) Analyst
4 25 (7.23%) Network Engineer
5 22 (6.36%) Operations Engineer
6 16 (4.62%) Developer
7 15 (4.34%) Support Engineer
8 14 (4.05%) Consultant
8 14 (4.05%) DBA
9 13 (3.76%) Senior Analyst
10 12 (3.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (3.47%) Senior Operations Engineer
10 12 (3.47%) Systems Administrator
11 10 (2.89%) Data Architect
11 10 (2.89%) DevOps Engineer
11 10 (2.89%) Hadoop Administrator
11 10 (2.89%) Linux Engineer
12 9 (2.60%) Messaging Engineer
12 9 (2.60%) Unix Administrator
12 9 (2.60%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.36%) Web Services
2 12 (3.47%) Middleware
2 12 (3.47%) XML
3 11 (3.18%) J2EE
3 11 (3.18%) Spring
4 10 (2.89%) JMS
4 10 (2.89%) Servlets
5 9 (2.60%) Hibernate
5 9 (2.60%) JMX
5 9 (2.60%) XSLT
6 8 (2.31%) JDBC
6 8 (2.31%) JSP
6 8 (2.31%) SOAP
6 8 (2.31%) Struts
7 7 (2.02%) Kafka
7 7 (2.02%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (1.45%) .NET
9 4 (1.16%) LAMP
9 4 (1.16%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (0.87%) Matplotlib
Miscellaneous
1 58 (16.76%) Data Centre
2 44 (12.72%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.20%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.18%) Virtual Team
5 10 (2.89%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.60%) User Experience
7 8 (2.31%) iPad
8 7 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (1.73%) Clustering
9 6 (1.73%) EMC VNX
9 6 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.16%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.16%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.16%) PKI
10 4 (1.16%) Tandem
11 3 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.87%) Replication
12 2 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 2 (0.58%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 114 (32.95%) Linux
2 85 (24.57%) Windows
3 64 (18.50%) Unix
4 39 (11.27%) Windows Server
5 37 (10.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (6.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (5.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (4.62%) Solaris
9 14 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (3.18%) Windows 7
11 10 (2.89%) AIX
11 10 (2.89%) Windows 10
12 6 (1.73%) CentOS
12 6 (1.73%) HPUX
13 5 (1.45%) VME
14 4 (1.16%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.87%) Fedora
15 3 (0.87%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.58%) Debian
16 2 (0.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (28.90%) ITIL
2 63 (18.21%) Performance Tuning
3 56 (16.18%) Service Management
4 53 (15.32%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (15.32%) Disaster Recovery
5 49 (14.16%) Configuration Management
6 46 (13.29%) High Availability
7 43 (12.43%) Change Management
8 36 (10.40%) DevOps
9 35 (10.12%) ITSM
10 34 (9.83%) Migration
11 30 (8.67%) Service Delivery
12 29 (8.38%) Problem Management
13 26 (7.51%) Project Management
14 25 (7.23%) Business Continuity
14 25 (7.23%) PRINCE2
15 24 (6.94%) Performance Monitoring
16 22 (6.36%) Open Source
17 21 (6.07%) Load Balancing
18 19 (5.49%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (12.14%) SQL
2 40 (11.56%) Java
3 25 (7.23%) Python
4 17 (4.91%) Perl
5 11 (3.18%) Bash Shell
6 10 (2.89%) Shell Script
7 9 (2.60%) PowerShell
8 7 (2.02%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.45%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.45%) Ruby
10 4 (1.16%) C
10 4 (1.16%) C++
11 3 (0.87%) Jython
12 2 (0.58%) Go
12 2 (0.58%) PHP
13 1 (0.29%) COBOL
13 1 (0.29%) Groovy
13 1 (0.29%) R
13 1 (0.29%) Scala
13 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (10.12%) Security Cleared
2 24 (6.94%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.49%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (5.20%) Degree
5 15 (4.34%) CCNA
6 13 (3.76%) CCNP
7 7 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.45%) RHCE
9 4 (1.16%) ISEB
9 4 (1.16%) MCSE
9 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.16%) RHCSA
10 3 (0.87%) APMP
10 3 (0.87%) CCIE
10 3 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.58%) CISSP
11 2 (0.58%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.58%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.58%) PMP
11 2 (0.58%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.36%) QA
2 14 (4.05%) SLA
3 7 (2.02%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (1.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.45%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.16%) Data Quality
6 4 (1.16%) PMO
7 2 (0.58%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.58%) MiFID
8 1 (0.29%) GCP
System Software
1 50 (14.45%) Active Directory
2 47 (13.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.20%) Hyper-V
3 18 (5.20%) vSphere
4 15 (4.34%) HDFS
5 13 (3.76%) VMware ESX
5 13 (3.76%) XenApp
6 10 (2.89%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (2.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 8 (2.31%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (2.02%) NFS
10 6 (1.73%) Docker
10 6 (1.73%) Firmware
11 5 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.58%) KVM
14 2 (0.58%) Oracle Clusterware
14 2 (0.58%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (10.69%) Puppet
2 21 (6.07%) Ansible
3 16 (4.62%) SCOM
4 14 (4.05%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (3.76%) Oracle RMAN
6 11 (3.18%) SCCM
7 9 (2.60%) Data Guard
7 9 (2.60%) Hadoop YARN
8 8 (2.31%) Red Hat Satellite
9 7 (2.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 6 (1.73%) Ambari
10 6 (1.73%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 6 (1.73%) Oozie
11 5 (1.45%) SCVMM
12 4 (1.16%) NetBackup
12 4 (1.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 3 (0.87%) HP Data Protector
13 3 (0.87%) HP UCMDB
13 3 (0.87%) Nagios
13 3 (0.87%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 73 (21.10%) Microsoft
2 67 (19.36%) VMware
3 51 (14.74%) Oracle
4 44 (12.72%) HP
5 38 (10.98%) Cisco
6 37 (10.69%) Red Hat
7 27 (7.80%) IBM
8 26 (7.51%) Dell
9 16 (4.62%) Citrix
9 16 (4.62%) NetApp
9 16 (4.62%) SAP
10 14 (4.05%) F5
11 13 (3.76%) CheckPoint
12 11 (3.18%) Juniper
13 10 (2.89%) EMC
13 10 (2.89%) Sun
14 8 (2.31%) ATG
14 8 (2.31%) Splunk
14 8 (2.31%) TIBCO
14 8 (2.31%) Veritas
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