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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Capacity Planning
Rank 433 445 387
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -58
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 225 223 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.38% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.47% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 133 129
Median daily rate £425 £410 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +5.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £293 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £578 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 6
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £41.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -39.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.60 £22.50 £24.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.80 £30.75 £52.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £46.75
% change year-on-year
+24.44% -51.87%

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
44398 47091 44154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.09% 81.05% 77.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 29424 30767 27622
Median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1153 1296 1206
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.82 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +16 211 £425 +3.03% 54
London -5 91 £450 - 19
North West +31 33 £435 +24.28% 6
South East -12 27 £403 +8.78% 11
West Yorkshire +22 17 £438 +9.37%
Yorkshire +14 17 £438 +6.06% 1
Lancashire +30 15 £423 +0.59%
Hampshire +21 14 £380 +21.60% 2
West Midlands -15 13 £375 -8.53% 4
East of England -2 12 £470 +41.88% 5
Blackpool +29 11 £430 +2.38%
Scotland +12 10 £330 -0.37% 5
North East -9 10 £350 -26.31% 1
Tyne and Wear -22 9 £350 -26.31% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 9 £350 -26.31% 1
Leeds +6 7 £525 +27.27%
Manchester -8 7 £413 +17.85% 5
Hertfordshire - 6 £340 - 1
City of London +15 5 £403 +0.62% 4
Cheshire +8 5 £463 - 1
Berkshire +2 5 £465 +1.08% 1
Warwickshire +1 5 £488 +18.90% 1
Birmingham -5 5 £350 -11.11% 2
Surrey -11 5 £290 -12.45% 1
Croydon -11 5 £450 -7.69%
Erskine - 5 £330 - 1
Renfrewshire - 5 £330 - 1
South West +13 4 £325 -13.33% 5
Warwick 0 4 £475 +15.85% 1
Watford - 4 £330 -

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 163 (31.53%) Windows
2 124 (23.98%) Finance
3 114 (22.05%) Microsoft
4 112 (21.66%) Active Directory
4 112 (21.66%) Linux
5 109 (21.08%) ITIL
5 109 (21.08%) Cisco
6 104 (20.12%) Firewall
7 102 (19.73%) Data Centre
8 92 (17.79%) SQL
9 89 (17.21%) Unix
10 80 (15.47%) Performance Tuning
11 79 (15.28%) Oracle
12 78 (15.09%) Service Management
13 77 (14.89%) Disaster Recovery
14 74 (14.31%) VMware
14 74 (14.31%) Cisco Certification
15 73 (14.12%) Windows Server
16 70 (13.54%) SQL Server
17 66 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
18 65 (12.57%) Network Security
19 64 (12.38%) Java
20 63 (12.19%) Load Balancing
21 61 (11.80%) Configuration Management
22 60 (11.61%) DNS
23 59 (11.41%) Perl
24 58 (11.22%) Windows Server 2008
25 55 (10.64%) Internet
25 55 (10.64%) LAN
25 55 (10.64%) Security Cleared

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 37 (7.16%) Skype for Business
2 35 (6.77%) MS Exchange
3 30 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (4.64%) Apache
5 23 (4.45%) SharePoint
6 22 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 19 (3.68%) OpenStack
8 18 (3.48%) SharePoint 2013
8 18 (3.48%) Tomcat
9 17 (3.29%) Office Communications Server
10 16 (3.09%) SharePoint 2010
11 12 (2.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 11 (2.13%) WebSphere
13 10 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
13 10 (1.93%) nginx
14 9 (1.74%) JBoss
14 9 (1.74%) Jetty
15 8 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (1.55%) WebSphere Application Server
16 7 (1.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 43 (8.32%) MS Excel
2 27 (5.22%) MS Office
3 10 (1.93%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.77%) MS Project
6 2 (0.39%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.19%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (2.51%) SAP APO
2 6 (1.16%) SimCorp Dimension
3 5 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.97%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.77%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.77%) SAP PP
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.39%) Primavera
5 2 (0.39%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.39%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.39%) SAP SCM
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.19%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.19%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.19%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.06%) Microsoft Azure
1 21 (4.06%) PaaS
2 19 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (3.68%) IaaS
2 19 (3.68%) Office 365
3 15 (2.90%) SaaS
4 6 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.39%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.19%) Route 53
8 1 (0.19%) Socialbakers
8 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 104 (20.12%) Firewall
2 65 (12.57%) Network Security
3 60 (11.61%) DNS
4 55 (10.64%) Internet
4 55 (10.64%) LAN
5 53 (10.25%) WAN
6 52 (10.06%) DHCP
7 39 (7.54%) VPN
8 36 (6.96%) SAN
9 35 (6.77%) TCP/IP
10 33 (6.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 33 (6.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 24 (4.64%) Wireless
12 23 (4.45%) Skype
13 22 (4.26%) BGP
13 22 (4.26%) LDAP
13 22 (4.26%) SSL
14 19 (3.68%) Cisco ASA
15 16 (3.09%) Cisco Nexus
16 15 (2.90%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (13.54%) SQL Server
2 52 (10.06%) Oracle Database
3 28 (5.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (4.84%) Oracle Database 11g
5 23 (4.45%) Relational Database
6 20 (3.87%) MySQL
6 20 (3.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (3.68%) RDBMS
8 16 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
9 15 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 15 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (2.32%) SQL Server 2005
11 11 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (2.13%) Hadoop
12 8 (1.55%) DB2
13 7 (1.35%) Oracle ODI
14 6 (1.16%) Oracle Database 12c
14 6 (1.16%) VLDB
15 5 (0.97%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 22 (4.26%) Jenkins
2 21 (4.06%) Git (software)
3 19 (3.68%) JIRA
4 15 (2.90%) Subversion
5 10 (1.93%) ClearCase
6 7 (1.35%) Hudson
7 5 (0.97%) ClearQuest
8 4 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.77%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.77%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.58%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.39%) JBuilder
10 2 (0.39%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.39%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.39%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.19%) Gerrit
General
1 124 (23.98%) Finance
2 36 (6.96%) Banking
3 21 (4.06%) Telecoms
4 20 (3.87%) Law
5 12 (2.32%) Retail
6 11 (2.13%) Back Office
6 11 (2.13%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.16%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.16%) Legal
7 6 (1.16%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.77%) Marketing
9 3 (0.58%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.58%) Publishing
10 2 (0.39%) Billing
10 2 (0.39%) Electronics
11 1 (0.19%) Advertising
11 1 (0.19%) Automotive
11 1 (0.19%) Front Office
11 1 (0.19%) Games
11 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 62 (11.99%) Architect
2 57 (11.03%) Network Engineer
3 46 (8.90%) DBA
4 39 (7.54%) Analyst
5 29 (5.61%) Administrator
5 29 (5.61%) Technical Architect
6 27 (5.22%) Consultant
6 27 (5.22%) Software Manager
7 26 (5.03%) SQL DBA
8 25 (4.84%) Configuration Manager
8 25 (4.84%) Software Configuration Manager
8 25 (4.84%) Support Engineer
9 24 (4.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 22 (4.26%) Oracle DBA
11 19 (3.68%) Developer
11 19 (3.68%) Operations Engineer
12 13 (2.51%) Designer
12 13 (2.51%) DevOps Engineer
12 13 (2.51%) Messaging Support
13 12 (2.32%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.51%) .NET
1 13 (2.51%) Web Services
2 12 (2.32%) Middleware
3 11 (2.13%) LAMP
4 10 (1.93%) J2EE
5 9 (1.74%) ELK Stack
6 7 (1.35%) XML
7 6 (1.16%) LAPP Stack
7 6 (1.16%) LEMP Stack
7 6 (1.16%) OAuth
7 6 (1.16%) OpenID
7 6 (1.16%) REST
7 6 (1.16%) SAML
8 5 (0.97%) 802.1X
9 4 (0.77%) libvirt
9 4 (0.77%) Node.js
9 4 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (0.77%) Sensu
9 4 (0.77%) Servlets
10 3 (0.58%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 102 (19.73%) Data Centre
2 45 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (4.64%) Mainframe
3 24 (4.64%) Management Information System
4 19 (3.68%) Clustering
5 16 (3.09%) Replication
6 15 (2.90%) Computer Science
7 14 (2.71%) Hedge funds
8 9 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.74%) VCE vBlock
8 9 (1.74%) Visualisation
9 8 (1.55%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.55%) Blackberry
9 8 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.35%) NHS
10 7 (1.35%) Statistics
11 6 (1.16%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.16%) Enterprise Storage
11 6 (1.16%) PKI
11 6 (1.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 163 (31.53%) Windows
2 112 (21.66%) Linux
3 89 (17.21%) Unix
4 73 (14.12%) Windows Server
5 58 (11.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 49 (9.48%) AIX
7 38 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (6.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (2.90%) Solaris
10 15 (2.90%) Windows 7
11 10 (1.93%) Android
11 10 (1.93%) Apple iOS
11 10 (1.93%) CentOS
11 10 (1.93%) Ubuntu
12 9 (1.74%) Windows 10
13 7 (1.35%) HPUX
14 6 (1.16%) Debian
14 6 (1.16%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.97%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (21.08%) ITIL
2 80 (15.47%) Performance Tuning
3 78 (15.09%) Service Management
4 77 (14.89%) Disaster Recovery
5 66 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
6 63 (12.19%) Load Balancing
7 61 (11.80%) Configuration Management
8 48 (9.28%) SDLC
9 44 (8.51%) High Availability
10 41 (7.93%) Incident Management
11 40 (7.74%) Migration
12 38 (7.35%) Change Management
13 37 (7.16%) Project Management
14 36 (6.96%) Network Management
14 36 (6.96%) Translating Business Requirements
15 32 (6.19%) DevOps
16 28 (5.42%) PRINCE2
16 28 (5.42%) Problem Management
17 27 (5.22%) Performance Monitoring
18 26 (5.03%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (17.79%) SQL
2 64 (12.38%) Java
3 59 (11.41%) Perl
4 38 (7.35%) Shell Script
5 25 (4.84%) PowerShell
6 19 (3.68%) Python
7 18 (3.48%) T-SQL
8 17 (3.29%) Bash Shell
9 15 (2.90%) C
10 11 (2.13%) JavaScript
10 11 (2.13%) PL/SQL
11 10 (1.93%) C++
12 5 (0.97%) C#
12 5 (0.97%) VB
12 5 (0.97%) VBScript
13 4 (0.77%) Scala
14 3 (0.58%) Jython
14 3 (0.58%) PHP
14 3 (0.58%) Ruby
15 2 (0.39%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 74 (14.31%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (10.64%) Security Cleared
3 47 (9.09%) CCNP
4 45 (8.70%) CCNA
4 45 (8.70%) SC Cleared
5 23 (4.45%) Degree
6 18 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (2.90%) BPSS Clearance
8 14 (2.71%) MCSE
9 12 (2.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (2.13%) CCIE
10 11 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (1.35%) Check Point Certification
12 6 (1.16%) APMP
12 6 (1.16%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.77%) RHCSA
14 3 (0.58%) MCSA
14 3 (0.58%) Oracle Certification
15 2 (0.39%) CCDA
15 2 (0.39%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 27 (5.22%) QA
3 17 (3.29%) SLA
4 10 (1.93%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.58%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.19%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 112 (21.66%) Active Directory
2 43 (8.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (6.38%) Hyper-V
4 12 (2.32%) vSphere
5 9 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (1.74%) XenApp
6 6 (1.16%) Docker
6 6 (1.16%) iptables
6 6 (1.16%) KVM
6 6 (1.16%) NFS
6 6 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (1.16%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.16%) XenServer
7 5 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.97%) Postfix
7 5 (0.97%) Samba
7 5 (0.97%) Xen
8 4 (0.77%) Firmware
8 4 (0.77%) HDFS
8 4 (0.77%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 39 (7.54%) SCOM
2 30 (5.80%) Puppet
3 24 (4.64%) SCCM
4 12 (2.32%) Oracle RMAN
5 10 (1.93%) logstash
5 10 (1.93%) Oracle Identity Management
6 9 (1.74%) Ansible
6 9 (1.74%) Control-M
6 9 (1.74%) Kibana
6 9 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (1.55%) SCVMM
8 6 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (1.16%) OpenAM
8 6 (1.16%) OpenIDM
9 5 (0.97%) Graphite
9 5 (0.97%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.97%) SCOrch
9 5 (0.97%) ZABBIX
10 4 (0.77%) Ganglia
10 4 (0.77%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 114 (22.05%) Microsoft
2 109 (21.08%) Cisco
3 79 (15.28%) Oracle
4 74 (14.31%) VMware
5 54 (10.44%) HP
6 53 (10.25%) CheckPoint
7 45 (8.70%) F5
8 42 (8.12%) Juniper
9 35 (6.77%) Citrix
10 32 (6.19%) Fortinet
10 32 (6.19%) SAP
11 30 (5.80%) Red Hat
11 30 (5.80%) TippingPoint
12 29 (5.61%) IBM
13 28 (5.42%) Dell
14 22 (4.26%) EMC
15 16 (3.09%) NetApp
16 9 (1.74%) Symantec
17 8 (1.55%) Trend Micro
18 7 (1.35%) Informatica
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