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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Capacity Planning
Rank 404 349 331
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -18
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 253 331 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.59% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.75% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 189 188
Median daily rate £400 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 7
Median hourly rate £37.75 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.76% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 £18.00 £17.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 £34.00 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.75 £23.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.13% +4.54%

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
44007 44399 41585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.96% 79.29% 77.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29216 28157 26311
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1026 1266 1219
Median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

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 29 May 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
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 29 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Capacity Planning within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 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 -58 226 £400 +6.66% 82
London -13 91 £420 -2.32% 35
Yorkshire +31 31 £400 +11.11% 7
West Yorkshire +26 30 £400 +14.28% 3
South East -44 30 £411 +9.66% 17
Scotland -13 24 £313 -19.35%
West Midlands -8 17 £370 +13.84% 5
Leeds +15 16 £400 +12.67% 2
Erskine - 16 £310 -
Renfrewshire - 16 £310 -
East of England -1 15 £425 +21.42% 3
North East -29 14 £283 -16.91% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -37 14 £283 -16.91%
Tyne and Wear -38 14 £283 -16.91%
South West -14 10 £300 -20.00% 5
City of London +23 9 £400 -8.57% 11
Cambridgeshire +18 9 £438 +94.44% 1
East Midlands +6 9 £383 +27.50% 2
Hampshire -5 9 £301 -12.04% 2
Halifax - 8 £430 - 1
Birmingham +2 7 £350 +75.00% 2
Berkshire -21 7 £278 -20.71% 6
North West -25 7 £400 +23.07% 8
Cambridge - 7 £425 - 1
West Sussex -21 6 £413 -38.88% 3
Buckinghamshire +1 5 £330 -12.00% 1
Nottinghamshire +1 5 £383 +17.69%
Milton Keynes +1 5 £330 -12.00% 1
Swindon +6 4 £250 -37.50%
Wiltshire -1 4 £250 -31.50%

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 149 (30.53%) Windows
2 110 (22.54%) Data Centre
3 102 (20.90%) Linux
3 102 (20.90%) Finance
4 99 (20.29%) SQL
5 91 (18.65%) Cisco
6 87 (17.83%) Firewall
7 85 (17.42%) Active Directory
8 81 (16.60%) Oracle
9 78 (15.98%) ITIL
10 76 (15.57%) Windows Server
11 72 (14.75%) Performance Tuning
12 71 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
13 70 (14.34%) VMware
14 68 (13.93%) Java
15 66 (13.52%) SQL Server
16 64 (13.11%) SAN
17 61 (12.50%) Project Management
18 59 (12.09%) Microsoft
18 59 (12.09%) Disaster Recovery
19 54 (11.07%) Internet
20 53 (10.86%) Unix
20 53 (10.86%) High Availability
21 52 (10.66%) VMware Infrastructure
22 48 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
23 46 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
24 44 (9.02%) Security Cleared
24 44 (9.02%) Web Services
24 44 (9.02%) Cisco Certification
25 42 (8.61%) F5

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 28 (5.74%) MS Exchange
1 28 (5.74%) SharePoint
2 25 (5.12%) OpenStack
3 23 (4.71%) CMS
4 22 (4.51%) Apache
4 22 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (3.89%) Skype for Business
5 19 (3.89%) WebSphere
6 18 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (3.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 15 (3.07%) JBoss
8 15 (3.07%) WebSphere Application Server
9 14 (2.87%) Elasticsearch
9 14 (2.87%) WebLogic
10 12 (2.46%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (2.05%) Node.js
11 10 (2.05%) Tomcat
12 9 (1.84%) Cloud Foundry
13 8 (1.64%) Jetty
13 8 (1.64%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 24 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.28%) MS Office
3 2 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.41%) MS Project
3 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) MicroStation
4 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.05%) SAP APO
2 6 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.02%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.41%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.41%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.41%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.20%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (3.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.66%) IaaS
4 11 (2.25%) Office 365
5 7 (1.43%) Amazon S3
6 6 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (1.23%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.61%) PaaS
8 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.41%) GitHub
9 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (17.83%) Firewall
2 64 (13.11%) SAN
3 54 (11.07%) Internet
4 41 (8.40%) LAN
5 40 (8.20%) WAN
6 39 (7.99%) DNS
6 39 (7.99%) NAS
7 37 (7.58%) Network Security
8 29 (5.94%) DHCP
9 26 (5.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 23 (4.71%) TCP/IP
11 22 (4.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 22 (4.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 21 (4.30%) Wireless
13 18 (3.69%) BGP
13 18 (3.69%) MPLS
14 16 (3.28%) HTTP
15 15 (3.07%) VPN
16 14 (2.87%) Cisco ASA
16 14 (2.87%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (13.52%) SQL Server
2 40 (8.20%) Oracle Database
3 26 (5.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (4.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (4.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (3.89%) Oracle Database 11g
6 18 (3.69%) Relational Database
6 18 (3.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (2.87%) MySQL
7 14 (2.87%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (2.25%) DataStage
9 11 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (1.64%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.43%) DB2
11 7 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 7 (1.43%) Oracle Database 12c
11 7 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.23%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (2.05%) Sonatype Nexus
2 9 (1.84%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.23%) StarTeam
4 5 (1.02%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.61%) Hudson
6 2 (0.41%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.41%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.41%) GitLab
6 2 (0.41%) JIRA
6 2 (0.41%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.41%) MSBuild
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.41%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.41%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.41%) WiX
7 1 (0.20%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.20%) JBuilder
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.20%) Subversion
General
1 102 (20.90%) Finance
2 32 (6.56%) Telecoms
3 21 (4.30%) Banking
4 10 (2.05%) Games
4 10 (2.05%) Retail
5 5 (1.02%) Law
6 3 (0.61%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.61%) German Language
6 3 (0.61%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.41%) Advertising
7 2 (0.41%) Billing
7 2 (0.41%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.41%) Front Office
7 2 (0.41%) Legal
7 2 (0.41%) Local Government
7 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.41%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.20%) Automotive
8 1 (0.20%) Back Office
8 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 87 (17.83%) Architect
2 49 (10.04%) Consultant
3 47 (9.63%) DBA
3 47 (9.63%) Network Engineer
4 34 (6.97%) SQL DBA
5 32 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 29 (5.94%) Administrator
6 29 (5.94%) Analyst
7 28 (5.74%) Technical Architect
8 21 (4.30%) Infrastructure Architect
8 21 (4.30%) Solutions Architect
9 20 (4.10%) Oracle DBA
10 18 (3.69%) Project Manager
10 18 (3.69%) Technical Consultant
11 17 (3.48%) Developer
11 17 (3.48%) Support Engineer
12 13 (2.66%) DevOps Engineer
12 13 (2.66%) Support Analyst
13 12 (2.46%) Production DBA
13 12 (2.46%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (9.02%) Web Services
2 24 (4.92%) XML
3 21 (4.30%) SOAP
4 18 (3.69%) J2EE
5 14 (2.87%) Hibernate
5 14 (2.87%) Servlets
5 14 (2.87%) Spring
6 12 (2.46%) Struts
7 11 (2.25%) JDBC
7 11 (2.25%) JMS
7 11 (2.25%) JMX
7 11 (2.25%) JSP
7 11 (2.25%) XSLT
8 10 (2.05%) ELK Stack
8 10 (2.05%) Middleware
9 9 (1.84%) HTML
9 9 (1.84%) RESTful
10 8 (1.64%) HTML5
11 7 (1.43%) jQuery
11 7 (1.43%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 110 (22.54%) Data Centre
2 48 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (5.94%) Enterprise Storage
4 24 (4.92%) Management Information System
5 18 (3.69%) Computer Science
6 15 (3.07%) New Media
7 14 (2.87%) Clustering
8 13 (2.66%) Mainframe
9 12 (2.46%) Replication
10 11 (2.25%) iPad
11 10 (2.05%) Data Structures
11 10 (2.05%) Private Cloud
12 6 (1.23%) Economics
12 6 (1.23%) Hedge funds
13 5 (1.02%) Algorithms
13 5 (1.02%) Cryptography
13 5 (1.02%) PKI
13 5 (1.02%) Visualisation
14 4 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.82%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 149 (30.53%) Windows
2 102 (20.90%) Linux
3 76 (15.57%) Windows Server
4 53 (10.86%) Unix
5 46 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (8.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 34 (6.97%) AIX
8 28 (5.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 27 (5.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (2.25%) Windows 7
11 9 (1.84%) Solaris
12 7 (1.43%) Mac OS X
13 5 (1.02%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.82%) zOS
15 3 (0.61%) Android
15 3 (0.61%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.41%) CentOS
16 2 (0.41%) VMS
16 2 (0.41%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (15.98%) ITIL
2 72 (14.75%) Performance Tuning
3 71 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (12.50%) Project Management
5 59 (12.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 53 (10.86%) High Availability
7 40 (8.20%) Load Balancing
8 37 (7.58%) Configuration Management
9 36 (7.38%) SDLC
10 35 (7.17%) Migration
11 33 (6.76%) Change Management
12 30 (6.15%) Problem Management
12 30 (6.15%) Service Management
12 30 (6.15%) Waterfall
13 28 (5.74%) Network Management
14 27 (5.53%) Performance Monitoring
14 27 (5.53%) Service Delivery
15 26 (5.33%) PRINCE2
16 25 (5.12%) Scrum
17 23 (4.71%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 99 (20.29%) SQL
2 68 (13.93%) Java
3 33 (6.76%) Bash Shell
4 32 (6.56%) Perl
5 25 (5.12%) Shell Script
6 19 (3.89%) Python
7 18 (3.69%) PowerShell
7 18 (3.69%) T-SQL
8 13 (2.66%) PL/SQL
9 12 (2.46%) JavaScript
10 9 (1.84%) C
11 6 (1.23%) VB
12 5 (1.02%) C#
13 4 (0.82%) C++
14 3 (0.61%) PHP
15 2 (0.41%) Groovy
15 2 (0.41%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.41%) PHP 5
15 2 (0.41%) VBScript
16 1 (0.20%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 44 (9.02%) Cisco Certification
1 44 (9.02%) Security Cleared
2 37 (7.58%) CCNP
3 31 (6.35%) Degree
3 31 (6.35%) SC Cleared
4 25 (5.12%) CCNA
5 14 (2.87%) APMP
6 10 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (1.84%) CCIE
7 9 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.23%) MCSE
9 5 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (1.02%) CTC Cleared
9 5 (1.02%) ISEB
10 4 (0.82%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (0.82%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.82%) RHCE
11 3 (0.61%) HNC
11 3 (0.61%) HND
11 3 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.71%) QA
2 12 (2.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (1.43%) SLA
5 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) JSP 440
System Software
1 85 (17.42%) Active Directory
2 52 (10.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (4.51%) VMware ESX
4 19 (3.89%) Hyper-V
5 12 (2.46%) NFS
6 11 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.02%) vCloud
7 5 (1.02%) vSphere
8 4 (0.82%) Docker
8 4 (0.82%) XenApp
9 3 (0.61%) Squid
10 2 (0.41%) iptables
11 1 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.20%) Firmware
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.20%) Snort
11 1 (0.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (4.30%) Puppet
1 21 (4.30%) SCOM
2 16 (3.28%) NetBackup
3 10 (2.05%) Kibana
3 10 (2.05%) logstash
4 9 (1.84%) Oracle Identity Management
5 8 (1.64%) Control-M
6 7 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (1.23%) Ansible
7 6 (1.23%) Oracle RMAN
7 6 (1.23%) WMI
8 4 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.82%) HP UCMDB
8 4 (0.82%) Nagios
8 4 (0.82%) SCCM
8 4 (0.82%) SCVMM
8 4 (0.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.61%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.41%) Cacti
Vendors
1 91 (18.65%) Cisco
2 81 (16.60%) Oracle
3 70 (14.34%) VMware
4 59 (12.09%) Microsoft
5 42 (8.61%) F5
6 37 (7.58%) HP
7 35 (7.17%) CheckPoint
8 34 (6.97%) IBM
9 33 (6.76%) NetApp
10 29 (5.94%) Juniper
11 24 (4.92%) Fortinet
12 21 (4.30%) SAP
12 21 (4.30%) TippingPoint
13 19 (3.89%) Red Hat
14 15 (3.07%) Dell
14 15 (3.07%) EMC
15 14 (2.87%) Endeca
16 12 (2.46%) ATG
17 11 (2.25%) Netezza
17 11 (2.25%) Veritas
London
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Rate: £300 - £325 per day
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London
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Posted: 4 days ago
East London
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge
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Rate: £400.00 - £401 per annum
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