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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Capacity Planning
Rank 391 348 346
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -2
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 254 253 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.48% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.65% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 160 118
Average daily rate
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£400 £396 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +1.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.75 £13.50 -
% change year-on-year
+246.29% -

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
42929 39035 40382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.67% 74.11% 72.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 27471 24251 23495
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1195 1145 1515
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.15 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.60% -9.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -31 232 £400 - 84
London -14 98 £425 - 29
South East +2 50 £363 -6.45% 11
City of London +26 28 £450 -2.17% 10
East of England -16 20 £375 +7.14% 7
South West -24 18 £381 +8.92% 8
West Midlands -18 16 £363 +31.82% 15
Scotland +2 15 £350 - 4
North West -5 15 £379 +68.33% 6
Surrey +9 14 £250 -24.24% 1
Cambridgeshire +9 14 £375 +35.13% 1
Cambridge +5 11 £413 +48.64%
Hampshire -23 11 £400 -1.23% 5
Gloucestershire - 11 - -
Edinburgh +8 10 £350 - 1
Berkshire +7 10 £350 +42.85% 1
Gloucester - 10 - -
Buckinghamshire 0 9 £338 -17.68% 4
Warwickshire - 9 £344 -
Milton Keynes 0 8 £325 -20.73% 3
Yorkshire -12 8 £395 -1.25% 7
Reading +15 6 £350 +37.25%
Bristol -23 6 £388 - 3
Leeds -4 5 £400 -1.23% 4
West Yorkshire -11 5 £400 +11.11% 4
Cheshire 0 4 £335 +48.66% 2
Redhill - 4 - -
Kent -1 3 £488 +2.63%
East Midlands -4 3 £475 +35.71% 1
Bedfordshire -16 3 £500 +35.13% 2

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 157 (28.60%) Windows
2 133 (24.23%) SQL
3 118 (21.49%) Finance
4 115 (20.95%) Microsoft
5 100 (18.21%) Oracle
6 94 (17.12%) Linux
7 86 (15.66%) Performance Tuning
8 85 (15.48%) ITIL
9 84 (15.30%) SQL Server
10 77 (14.03%) VMware
11 75 (13.66%) Project Management
12 72 (13.11%) Active Directory
13 69 (12.57%) Disaster Recovery
14 68 (12.39%) Java
15 66 (12.02%) UNIX
16 60 (10.93%) LAN
17 56 (10.20%) Firewall
17 56 (10.20%) Migration
17 56 (10.20%) Security Cleared
18 54 (9.84%) WAN
19 53 (9.65%) VMware Infrastructure
20 52 (9.47%) Windows Server 2008
21 51 (9.29%) Performance Monitoring
22 50 (9.11%) DNS
22 50 (9.11%) HP
23 49 (8.93%) MS Excel
23 49 (8.93%) MS Exchange
24 48 (8.74%) Banking
25 46 (8.38%) Change Management
26 45 (8.20%) Degree

Capacity Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 49 (8.93%) MS Exchange
2 38 (6.92%) Apache
2 38 (6.92%) SharePoint
3 34 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (5.10%) WebSphere
5 25 (4.55%) WebLogic
6 20 (3.64%) IIS
7 18 (3.28%) Tomcat
8 17 (3.10%) WebSphere Application Server
9 13 (2.37%) nginx
10 12 (2.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 12 (2.19%) CMS
11 11 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
11 11 (2.00%) Lync
12 10 (1.82%) MediaWiki
12 10 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
12 10 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
12 10 (1.82%) Confluence
13 9 (1.64%) JBoss
14 8 (1.46%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 49 (8.93%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.46%) MS Office
3 8 (1.46%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.91%) MS Project
4 5 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.55%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.36%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.36%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.36%) SAP PP
4 2 (0.36%) SAP PS
4 2 (0.36%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.18%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.18%) assyst
5 1 (0.18%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.37%) Office 365
2 4 (0.73%) Google Apps
2 4 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.55%) SaaS
3 3 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.55%) Joyent
3 3 (0.55%) IaaS
4 2 (0.36%) GitHub
4 2 (0.36%) PaaS
4 2 (0.36%) Heroku
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.18%) ElastiCache
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 60 (10.93%) LAN
2 56 (10.20%) Firewall
3 54 (9.84%) WAN
4 50 (9.11%) DNS
5 44 (8.01%) VPN
6 38 (6.92%) SAN
7 34 (6.19%) Internet
8 28 (5.10%) LDAP
8 28 (5.10%) Network Security
9 26 (4.74%) DHCP
10 25 (4.55%) MPLS
10 25 (4.55%) Wireless
11 24 (4.37%) IPsec
12 23 (4.19%) BGP
13 22 (4.01%) HTTP
14 18 (3.28%) IPv6
15 17 (3.10%) WLAN
16 16 (2.91%) TCP/IP
16 16 (2.91%) VLAN
17 15 (2.73%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (15.30%) SQL Server
2 42 (7.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (5.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 29 (5.28%) MySQL
5 28 (5.10%) Oracle Database
5 28 (5.10%) Relational Database
6 25 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (4.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 20 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
9 15 (2.73%) Oracle Database 10g
10 14 (2.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 13 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (2.19%) RDBMS
13 11 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (1.64%) DB2
15 7 (1.28%) MS Access
16 6 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
16 6 (1.09%) QlikView
17 5 (0.91%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 26 (4.74%) Git (software)
2 20 (3.64%) Jenkins
3 13 (2.37%) JIRA
4 12 (2.19%) Hudson
5 11 (2.00%) Subversion
6 8 (1.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (1.09%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.91%) Introscope
9 3 (0.55%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.55%) Selenium
9 3 (0.55%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.36%) Rational Rhapsody
10 2 (0.36%) Ant
10 2 (0.36%) SilkTest
10 2 (0.36%) FitNesse
10 2 (0.36%) JMeter
10 2 (0.36%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (0.36%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.36%) RequisitePro
11 1 (0.18%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 118 (21.49%) Finance
2 48 (8.74%) Banking
3 28 (5.10%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.00%) Back Office
5 9 (1.64%) Retail
6 8 (1.46%) Front Office
7 6 (1.09%) Legal
7 6 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.09%) Marketing
8 5 (0.91%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.73%) Games
9 4 (0.73%) Military
10 3 (0.55%) Publishing
11 2 (0.36%) Billing
11 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.18%) International Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Local Government
12 1 (0.18%) Advertising
12 1 (0.18%) Automotive
12 1 (0.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 81 (14.75%) Architect
2 65 (11.84%) DBA
3 58 (10.56%) Administrator
4 46 (8.38%) Analyst
5 41 (7.47%) SQL DBA
6 37 (6.74%) Network Engineer
7 35 (6.38%) Consultant
8 33 (6.01%) Solutions Architect
9 25 (4.55%) SQL Server DBA
10 21 (3.83%) Developer
11 20 (3.64%) Project Manager
12 19 (3.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 16 (2.91%) Oracle DBA
13 16 (2.91%) Systems Administrator
14 15 (2.73%) Technical Architect
15 14 (2.55%) Network Architect
16 13 (2.37%) Support Engineer
17 12 (2.19%) Service Manager
17 12 (2.19%) 3rd Line Support
18 10 (1.82%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (7.10%) Web Services
2 26 (4.74%) XML
3 23 (4.19%) J2EE
4 18 (3.28%) Middleware
5 14 (2.55%) SOAP
6 13 (2.37%) .NET
7 12 (2.19%) CSS
7 12 (2.19%) LAMP
7 12 (2.19%) REST
8 11 (2.00%) JMS
8 11 (2.00%) JSON
8 11 (2.00%) J2SE
9 10 (1.82%) JSP
10 9 (1.64%) HTML
10 9 (1.64%) XSLT
11 8 (1.46%) Struts
11 8 (1.46%) Servlets
11 8 (1.46%) JDBC
11 8 (1.46%) Spring
11 8 (1.46%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.47%) Clustering
2 38 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (6.38%) Management Information System
4 30 (5.46%) Replication
5 17 (3.10%) Blackberry
6 11 (2.00%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.00%) Open Source
7 10 (1.82%) Mathematics
7 10 (1.82%) Statistics
7 10 (1.82%) Wiki
8 8 (1.46%) NHS
8 8 (1.46%) iPad
9 7 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (1.09%) Performance Metrics
11 5 (0.91%) User Experience
11 5 (0.91%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.91%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.91%) Informatics
12 4 (0.73%) GIS
12 4 (0.73%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 157 (28.60%) Windows
2 94 (17.12%) Linux
3 66 (12.02%) UNIX
4 52 (9.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (7.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (4.74%) Solaris
6 26 (4.74%) Windows 7
7 22 (4.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (2.73%) Ubuntu
10 12 (2.19%) Debian
10 12 (2.19%) Oracle Linux
11 11 (2.00%) Windows 8
12 9 (1.64%) CentOS
13 7 (1.28%) AIX
14 5 (0.91%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.73%) HPUX
15 4 (0.73%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.55%) Android
16 3 (0.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (15.66%) Performance Tuning
2 85 (15.48%) ITIL
3 75 (13.66%) Project Management
4 69 (12.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 56 (10.20%) Migration
6 51 (9.29%) Performance Monitoring
7 46 (8.38%) Change Management
8 44 (8.01%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (6.38%) Performance Management
10 30 (5.46%) Service Delivery
10 30 (5.46%) Data Modelling
11 28 (5.10%) Change Control
12 26 (4.74%) Scrum
13 25 (4.55%) Load Balancing
13 25 (4.55%) Performance Analysis
14 24 (4.37%) Database Security
14 24 (4.37%) Network Architecture
15 23 (4.19%) Business Intelligence
16 22 (4.01%) UML
16 22 (4.01%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 133 (24.23%) SQL
2 68 (12.39%) Java
3 39 (7.10%) T-SQL
4 35 (6.38%) Perl
5 29 (5.28%) PowerShell
6 22 (4.01%) Shell Script
7 19 (3.46%) Ruby
8 13 (2.37%) Bash Shell
9 12 (2.19%) PHP
9 12 (2.19%) JavaScript
10 10 (1.82%) C
11 8 (1.46%) C#
11 8 (1.46%) Python
12 4 (0.73%) VBScript
13 3 (0.55%) VBA
13 3 (0.55%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.55%) Erlang
14 2 (0.36%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.36%) ABAP
15 1 (0.18%) C++
Qualifications
1 56 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 45 (8.20%) Degree
3 41 (7.47%) SC Cleared
4 30 (5.46%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (4.55%) CCNP
6 21 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (2.73%) MCTS
8 10 (1.82%) MCITP
9 9 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (1.46%) CCNA
11 7 (1.28%) MCSA
11 7 (1.28%) OCP
11 7 (1.28%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (0.91%) JNCIA
12 5 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.73%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.73%) MCSE
14 3 (0.55%) MCT
14 3 (0.55%) CCIE
14 3 (0.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.74%) SLA
1 26 (4.74%) QA
2 6 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.73%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.73%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.18%) COBIT
System Software
1 72 (13.11%) Active Directory
2 53 (9.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.28%) VMware ESX
4 13 (2.37%) Oracle RAC
4 13 (2.37%) vSphere
5 12 (2.19%) Samba
6 11 (2.00%) Oracle RMAN
7 10 (1.82%) Postfix
7 10 (1.82%) XenServer
8 8 (1.46%) XenApp
8 8 (1.46%) Firmware
9 6 (1.09%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.09%) vCloud
10 5 (0.91%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.91%) NFS
11 3 (0.55%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.55%) Docker
11 3 (0.55%) RHEV
11 3 (0.55%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 25 (4.55%) SCOM
2 20 (3.64%) Puppet
3 15 (2.73%) ZABBIX
3 15 (2.73%) SCCM
4 14 (2.55%) Data Guard
5 8 (1.46%) NetBackup
6 6 (1.09%) Nagios
6 6 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.91%) CA Wily
8 4 (0.73%) HP SIM
9 3 (0.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.55%) Salt
9 3 (0.55%) OPNET
9 3 (0.55%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.36%) ARCserve
10 2 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.36%) Ionix
10 2 (0.36%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 115 (20.95%) Microsoft
2 100 (18.21%) Oracle
3 77 (14.03%) VMware
4 50 (9.11%) HP
5 44 (8.01%) Cisco
6 38 (6.92%) Red Hat
7 37 (6.74%) Citrix
8 22 (4.01%) IBM
8 22 (4.01%) Juniper
9 19 (3.46%) SAP
10 18 (3.28%) EMC
11 17 (3.10%) NetApp
12 13 (2.37%) BMC
13 12 (2.19%) Sun
14 11 (2.00%) Sybase
14 11 (2.00%) Remedy
14 11 (2.00%) Atlassian
15 9 (1.64%) F5
16 8 (1.46%) Brocade
16 8 (1.46%) 3PAR
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