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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Capacity Planning
Rank 357 364 340
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -24
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 258 232 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.44% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.59% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 129 145
Average daily rate
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£390 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £262 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £46.75 £41.93 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.75 £32.56 -
% change year-on-year
+43.60% -

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
42032 39080 42164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 74.10% 72.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 26251 24056 24404
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1159 1114 1532
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.50 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.54% -9.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.20 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 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
England -5 235 £390 -2.50% 62
London +6 91 £425 -5.55% 25
South East +1 38 £375 -7.40% 12
City of London +35 29 £450 +28.57% 11
West Midlands -7 22 £356 +18.75% 4
East of England -10 22 £375 +15.38% 3
North West +8 20 £335 +37.93% 8
South West -8 20 £369 +9.25% 3
Cambridgeshire +14 17 £375 +35.13% 1
Berkshire +12 14 £408 +66.32% 3
Warwickshire +1 13 £344 +5.77% 2
Scotland -9 13 £350 -3.44%
Cambridge +1 12 £413 +48.64% 1
Gloucester - 12 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 12 - - 2
Edinburgh +6 11 £350 -
Buckinghamshire +6 9 £335 - 1
Cheshire +5 9 £335 +48.66% 2
Yorkshire -2 9 £390 +16.41% 6
Reading +14 8 £500 - 3
Milton Keynes - 7 £320 - 1
Manchester - 7 £300 - 2
Bristol - 6 £388 - 1
Surrey +2 5 - - 3
East Midlands -11 5 £448 -25.41%
Hampshire -17 5 £320 -20.98% 2
Leeds +4 4 £395 -12.22% 2
West Yorkshire -2 4 £395 +5.33% 3
North Yorkshire -1 3 £400 +6.66% 1
North East -30 3 £325 -

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

1 177 (29.90%) Windows
2 142 (23.99%) SQL
3 128 (21.62%) Microsoft
4 124 (20.95%) Oracle
5 113 (19.09%) Finance
6 106 (17.91%) Linux
7 98 (16.55%) ITIL
7 98 (16.55%) Performance Tuning
8 89 (15.03%) VMware
9 86 (14.53%) SQL Server
10 83 (14.02%) Active Directory
11 82 (13.85%) Disaster Recovery
12 80 (13.51%) Project Management
13 78 (13.18%) Java
14 75 (12.67%) UNIX
15 71 (11.99%) VMware Infrastructure
16 69 (11.66%) LAN
16 69 (11.66%) Migration
17 67 (11.32%) Firewall
18 65 (10.98%) WAN
19 64 (10.81%) Security Cleared
20 55 (9.29%) MS Exchange
21 54 (9.12%) Management Information System
21 54 (9.12%) Agile Software Development
21 54 (9.12%) SQL Server 2008
22 53 (8.95%) HP
23 52 (8.78%) VPN
23 52 (8.78%) Windows Server 2008
24 51 (8.61%) DNS
24 51 (8.61%) Windows Server 2003

Capacity Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 55 (9.29%) MS Exchange
2 44 (7.43%) SharePoint
3 43 (7.26%) Apache
4 36 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (4.39%) WebLogic
6 25 (4.22%) WebSphere
7 23 (3.89%) IIS
8 18 (3.04%) nginx
9 16 (2.70%) Tomcat
10 15 (2.53%) SharePoint 2010
10 15 (2.53%) WebSphere Application Server
11 14 (2.36%) Confluence
11 14 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2003
11 14 (2.36%) MediaWiki
12 12 (2.03%) CMS
12 12 (2.03%) Lync
13 9 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
13 9 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 8 (1.35%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 50 (8.45%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.38%) MS Office
3 10 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.52%) InfoPath
5 6 (1.01%) MS Project
5 6 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.34%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.34%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.34%) SAP PP
4 2 (0.34%) SAP PS
4 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.17%) assyst
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.17%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.17%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.87%) Office 365
2 5 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.68%) Joyent
4 3 (0.51%) Heroku
4 3 (0.51%) GitHub
4 3 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.51%) SaaS
4 3 (0.51%) PaaS
5 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.34%) IaaS
5 2 (0.34%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 69 (11.66%) LAN
2 67 (11.32%) Firewall
3 65 (10.98%) WAN
4 52 (8.78%) VPN
5 51 (8.61%) DNS
6 46 (7.77%) SAN
7 35 (5.91%) LDAP
8 34 (5.74%) Internet
9 33 (5.57%) Network Security
10 28 (4.73%) BGP
10 28 (4.73%) IPsec
10 28 (4.73%) Wireless
11 27 (4.56%) MPLS
11 27 (4.56%) HTTP
12 25 (4.22%) DHCP
13 23 (3.89%) IPv6
14 20 (3.38%) OSPF
14 20 (3.38%) VLAN
15 18 (3.04%) TCP/IP
16 17 (2.87%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (14.53%) SQL Server
2 54 (9.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 45 (7.60%) Oracle Database
4 39 (6.59%) Relational Database
5 36 (6.08%) MySQL
6 34 (5.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 33 (5.57%) Oracle Database 10g
8 31 (5.24%) SQL Server 2005
9 28 (4.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 26 (4.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 24 (4.05%) Oracle Database 11g
12 18 (3.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 17 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
14 14 (2.36%) Oracle Reports
14 14 (2.36%) RDBMS
15 13 (2.20%) Oracle9i Database
16 11 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
16 11 (1.86%) DB2
17 10 (1.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 7 (1.18%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 32 (5.41%) Git (software)
2 24 (4.05%) Jenkins
3 18 (3.04%) Hudson
4 17 (2.87%) JIRA
5 16 (2.70%) Subversion
6 8 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (1.01%) LoadRunner
8 5 (0.84%) Introscope
8 5 (0.84%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.68%) Ant
9 4 (0.68%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.51%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.34%) InstallShield
11 2 (0.34%) Maven
11 2 (0.34%) JMeter
11 2 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.34%) Selenium
11 2 (0.34%) Grunt
11 2 (0.34%) Rational Rhapsody
11 2 (0.34%) Yeoman
General
1 113 (19.09%) Finance
2 44 (7.43%) Banking
3 31 (5.24%) Telecoms
4 27 (4.56%) Back Office
5 21 (3.55%) Front Office
6 8 (1.35%) Retail
7 6 (1.01%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.01%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.84%) Marketing
9 4 (0.68%) Military
9 4 (0.68%) Legal
10 3 (0.51%) Local Government
10 3 (0.51%) Publishing
10 3 (0.51%) Billing
11 2 (0.34%) Advertising
11 2 (0.34%) Games
12 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.17%) International Banking
12 1 (0.17%) French Language
12 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 87 (14.70%) Architect
2 69 (11.66%) DBA
3 64 (10.81%) Administrator
4 51 (8.61%) Analyst
5 46 (7.77%) Network Engineer
6 43 (7.26%) Consultant
7 39 (6.59%) SQL DBA
8 34 (5.74%) Solutions Architect
9 32 (5.41%) Support Engineer
10 31 (5.24%) Oracle DBA
11 24 (4.05%) Developer
12 20 (3.38%) Technical Architect
12 20 (3.38%) SQL Server DBA
13 19 (3.21%) Project Manager
14 18 (3.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 18 (3.04%) 3rd Line Support
15 17 (2.87%) Network Support
16 15 (2.53%) Systems Administrator
17 14 (2.36%) Support Analyst
17 14 (2.36%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (7.43%) Web Services
2 33 (5.57%) XML
3 22 (3.72%) J2EE
3 22 (3.72%) CSS
3 22 (3.72%) JSON
4 19 (3.21%) .NET
4 19 (3.21%) SOAP
5 17 (2.87%) LAMP
5 17 (2.87%) HTML
6 15 (2.53%) Middleware
7 14 (2.36%) REST
8 12 (2.03%) JSP
8 12 (2.03%) RESTful
9 11 (1.86%) J2SE
10 10 (1.69%) Struts
10 10 (1.69%) Spring
10 10 (1.69%) Hibernate
10 10 (1.69%) HTML5
10 10 (1.69%) .NET Framework
11 9 (1.52%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 54 (9.12%) Management Information System
2 38 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (6.25%) Clustering
4 31 (5.24%) Statistics
5 28 (4.73%) Replication
6 14 (2.36%) Wiki
7 13 (2.20%) Blackberry
8 12 (2.03%) Open Source
9 10 (1.69%) Mathematics
10 9 (1.52%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.52%) NHS
10 9 (1.52%) Firmware
11 8 (1.35%) iPad
12 7 (1.18%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.18%) FMCG
12 7 (1.18%) Mainframe
13 6 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (1.01%) Symmetrix DMX
14 5 (0.84%) User Experience
14 5 (0.84%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 177 (29.90%) Windows
2 106 (17.91%) Linux
3 75 (12.67%) UNIX
4 52 (8.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (8.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 44 (7.43%) Windows 7
7 34 (5.74%) Solaris
8 22 (3.72%) Ubuntu
9 21 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (2.87%) Debian
11 15 (2.53%) Windows 8
12 12 (2.03%) Oracle Linux
13 10 (1.69%) AIX
14 9 (1.52%) CentOS
15 6 (1.01%) Mac OS X
15 6 (1.01%) Android
15 6 (1.01%) Apple iOS
16 5 (0.84%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.51%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (16.55%) ITIL
1 98 (16.55%) Performance Tuning
2 82 (13.85%) Disaster Recovery
3 80 (13.51%) Project Management
4 69 (11.66%) Migration
5 54 (9.12%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (7.94%) Performance Monitoring
7 40 (6.76%) Change Management
8 34 (5.74%) Service Delivery
8 34 (5.74%) Service Management
8 34 (5.74%) Load Balancing
9 33 (5.57%) Data Modelling
10 32 (5.41%) Change Control
11 30 (5.07%) User Acceptance Testing
12 29 (4.90%) Scrum
13 26 (4.39%) Database Security
13 26 (4.39%) DevOps
14 25 (4.22%) Performance Management
15 24 (4.05%) UML
16 23 (3.89%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 142 (23.99%) SQL
2 78 (13.18%) Java
3 40 (6.76%) Perl
4 32 (5.41%) T-SQL
5 29 (4.90%) Shell Script
6 27 (4.56%) PowerShell
7 21 (3.55%) Ruby
8 20 (3.38%) Bash Shell
9 19 (3.21%) JavaScript
10 16 (2.70%) PHP
11 9 (1.52%) C
11 9 (1.52%) C#
12 6 (1.01%) VBScript
12 6 (1.01%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.68%) Python
14 3 (0.51%) Erlang
14 3 (0.51%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.51%) VBA
15 2 (0.34%) VB
15 2 (0.34%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 64 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 48 (8.11%) SC Cleared
3 41 (6.93%) Degree
4 34 (5.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 33 (5.57%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (4.56%) CCNP
7 20 (3.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 18 (3.04%) MCP
9 14 (2.36%) MCTS
10 13 (2.20%) MCITP
11 12 (2.03%) CCNA
12 9 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (1.52%) MCSA
13 8 (1.35%) OCP
13 8 (1.35%) Oracle Certification
14 7 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (1.01%) MCSE
16 5 (0.84%) JNCIA
16 5 (0.84%) ISEB
17 3 (0.51%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (7.09%) SLA
2 28 (4.73%) QA
3 6 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.68%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.68%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 83 (14.02%) Active Directory
2 71 (11.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (3.89%) Oracle RAC
4 19 (3.21%) Oracle RMAN
5 17 (2.87%) Samba
6 15 (2.53%) XenServer
6 15 (2.53%) Postfix
7 14 (2.36%) VMware ESX
8 12 (2.03%) vSphere
9 11 (1.86%) Hyper-V
10 9 (1.52%) XenApp
11 6 (1.01%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.84%) vCloud
13 4 (0.68%) NFS
14 3 (0.51%) Docker
14 3 (0.51%) RHEV
14 3 (0.51%) PowerHA
14 3 (0.51%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.51%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 29 (4.90%) Data Guard
2 24 (4.05%) Puppet
3 21 (3.55%) SCOM
4 20 (3.38%) ZABBIX
5 18 (3.04%) SCCM
6 11 (1.86%) NetBackup
7 6 (1.01%) Nagios
8 5 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.84%) CA Wily
9 4 (0.68%) ARCserve
9 4 (0.68%) OPNET
9 4 (0.68%) HP SIM
10 3 (0.51%) Salt
10 3 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.34%) SolarWinds Orion
11 2 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.34%) WSUS
11 2 (0.34%) Ionix
Vendors
1 128 (21.62%) Microsoft
2 124 (20.95%) Oracle
3 89 (15.03%) VMware
4 53 (8.95%) HP
5 46 (7.77%) Cisco
6 44 (7.43%) Red Hat
7 43 (7.26%) Citrix
8 22 (3.72%) SAP
8 22 (3.72%) EMC
9 21 (3.55%) Juniper
10 19 (3.21%) IBM
10 19 (3.21%) NetApp
11 14 (2.36%) Remedy
11 14 (2.36%) Sun
12 11 (1.86%) 3PAR
12 11 (1.86%) Atlassian
12 11 (1.86%) Sybase
13 10 (1.69%) Symantec
13 10 (1.69%) Brocade
14 9 (1.52%) SolarWinds
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £Neg
Posted: 2 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
FT Select
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £378 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £378 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Bluefish Communications
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago