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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Capacity Planning
Rank 372 377 344
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -33
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 258 229 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.43% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.59% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 138 135
Average daily rate
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£390 £400 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 £27.28 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.97% -
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
42151 38998 41410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.68% 74.02% 72.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 26532 24183 24007
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 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1155 1087 1536
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% -7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 +2 236 £400 - 78
London +7 97 £425 - 36
South East +1 45 £363 -9.93% 9
City of London +48 34 £475 +23.37% 13
East of England -14 21 £375 +15.38%
South West -18 20 £381 +8.92% 4
West Midlands -10 18 £350 +23.89% 14
North West -2 17 £335 +37.93% 5
Cambridgeshire +15 16 £375 +35.13%
Surrey +12 13 £250 -50.00% 1
Scotland +2 13 £338 -3.57% 2
Gloucestershire - 13 - - 2
Berkshire +16 12 £408 +49.54% 1
Cambridge +6 12 £413 +48.64%
Gloucester - 12 - -
Edinburgh +5 11 £350 - 1
Warwickshire +3 11 £344 +5.77%
Yorkshire -5 10 £395 +9.72% 9
Buckinghamshire +13 9 £350 -22.22% 1
Milton Keynes +9 8 £335 -25.55% 1
Cheshire +4 8 £335 +48.66%
Hampshire -16 8 £325 -18.75% 6
Reading +21 7 £500 +96.07% 1
Bristol - 6 £388 - 2
Leeds -1 5 £400 -1.23% 3
West Yorkshire -9 5 £400 +11.11% 4
North Yorkshire +4 3 £400 +3.22% 2
North East -39 3 £325 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £500 -
Manchester - 3 £300 -

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 177 (30.31%) Windows
2 144 (24.66%) SQL
3 128 (21.92%) Microsoft
4 115 (19.69%) Oracle
4 115 (19.69%) Finance
5 106 (18.15%) Linux
6 95 (16.27%) ITIL
7 94 (16.10%) Performance Tuning
8 91 (15.58%) SQL Server
9 87 (14.90%) Active Directory
10 83 (14.21%) VMware
11 81 (13.87%) Project Management
12 80 (13.70%) Disaster Recovery
13 73 (12.50%) Java
14 67 (11.47%) UNIX
14 67 (11.47%) Migration
15 66 (11.30%) Firewall
16 65 (11.13%) LAN
17 60 (10.27%) WAN
18 59 (10.10%) VMware Infrastructure
19 57 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
20 56 (9.59%) MS Exchange
21 54 (9.25%) HP
21 54 (9.25%) Security Cleared
22 53 (9.08%) Windows Server 2003
22 53 (9.08%) DNS
23 52 (8.90%) SQL Server 2008
24 51 (8.73%) Performance Monitoring
25 50 (8.56%) MS Excel
26 48 (8.22%) Cisco

Capacity Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 56 (9.59%) MS Exchange
2 43 (7.36%) SharePoint
3 40 (6.85%) Apache
4 37 (6.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (4.28%) WebSphere
5 25 (4.28%) WebLogic
6 24 (4.11%) IIS
7 18 (3.08%) Tomcat
8 15 (2.57%) SharePoint 2010
8 15 (2.57%) WebSphere Application Server
9 14 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2003
9 14 (2.40%) nginx
10 13 (2.23%) Lync
11 12 (2.05%) CMS
11 12 (2.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 11 (1.88%) Confluence
12 11 (1.88%) MediaWiki
13 9 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
13 9 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (1.37%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 50 (8.56%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.08%) MS Office
3 8 (1.37%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.37%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.86%) MS Project
5 2 (0.34%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
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%) assyst
5 1 (0.17%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.17%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.17%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.57%) Office 365
2 5 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.68%) Joyent
3 4 (0.68%) Google Apps
3 4 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.51%) PaaS
4 3 (0.51%) Heroku
4 3 (0.51%) GitHub
5 2 (0.34%) IaaS
5 2 (0.34%) SaaS
5 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.17%) ElastiCache
6 1 (0.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 66 (11.30%) Firewall
2 65 (11.13%) LAN
3 60 (10.27%) WAN
4 53 (9.08%) DNS
5 47 (8.05%) VPN
6 45 (7.71%) SAN
7 35 (5.99%) Internet
8 32 (5.48%) LDAP
9 29 (4.97%) Network Security
10 27 (4.62%) Wireless
10 27 (4.62%) DHCP
11 26 (4.45%) MPLS
11 26 (4.45%) HTTP
12 25 (4.28%) IPsec
13 24 (4.11%) BGP
14 19 (3.25%) IPv6
15 18 (3.08%) TCP/IP
15 18 (3.08%) VLAN
16 17 (2.91%) OSPF
16 17 (2.91%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (15.58%) SQL Server
2 52 (8.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (6.16%) Oracle Database
4 33 (5.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 32 (5.48%) Relational Database
5 32 (5.48%) MySQL
6 28 (4.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 26 (4.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (4.45%) SQL Server 2005
8 24 (4.11%) Oracle Database 10g
9 18 (3.08%) Oracle Database 11g
10 16 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 14 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (1.88%) RDBMS
13 10 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
14 9 (1.54%) DB2
14 9 (1.54%) Oracle9i Database
15 8 (1.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 7 (1.20%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 28 (4.79%) Git (software)
2 22 (3.77%) Jenkins
3 14 (2.40%) JIRA
4 13 (2.23%) Hudson
4 13 (2.23%) Subversion
5 8 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (0.86%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.86%) Introscope
7 3 (0.51%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.51%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (0.51%) Ant
7 3 (0.51%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.34%) JMeter
8 2 (0.34%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.34%) Yeoman
8 2 (0.34%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (0.34%) Grunt
8 2 (0.34%) Selenium
9 1 (0.17%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.17%) Fiddler
General
1 115 (19.69%) Finance
2 45 (7.71%) Banking
3 32 (5.48%) Telecoms
4 17 (2.91%) Back Office
5 11 (1.88%) Retail
5 11 (1.88%) Front Office
6 6 (1.03%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.86%) Marketing
7 5 (0.86%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.86%) Legal
8 4 (0.68%) Military
8 4 (0.68%) Local Government
9 3 (0.51%) Publishing
9 3 (0.51%) Games
10 2 (0.34%) Billing
11 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.17%) International Banking
11 1 (0.17%) French Language
11 1 (0.17%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 87 (14.90%) Architect
2 70 (11.99%) DBA
3 63 (10.79%) Administrator
4 51 (8.73%) Analyst
5 42 (7.19%) Consultant
5 42 (7.19%) SQL DBA
6 41 (7.02%) Network Engineer
7 34 (5.82%) Solutions Architect
8 26 (4.45%) Oracle DBA
9 23 (3.94%) Support Engineer
9 23 (3.94%) Developer
9 23 (3.94%) SQL Server DBA
10 20 (3.42%) Project Manager
11 19 (3.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 18 (3.08%) Systems Administrator
13 17 (2.91%) Technical Architect
14 15 (2.57%) 3rd Line Support
15 14 (2.40%) Network Architect
15 14 (2.40%) Support Analyst
16 12 (2.05%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (7.53%) Web Services
2 32 (5.48%) XML
3 22 (3.77%) CSS
3 22 (3.77%) J2EE
3 22 (3.77%) JSON
4 19 (3.25%) .NET
5 18 (3.08%) SOAP
6 17 (2.91%) HTML
7 15 (2.57%) Middleware
8 14 (2.40%) REST
9 13 (2.23%) LAMP
10 12 (2.05%) JSP
10 12 (2.05%) RESTful
11 11 (1.88%) J2SE
12 10 (1.71%) Hibernate
12 10 (1.71%) Spring
12 10 (1.71%) Struts
12 10 (1.71%) HTML5
12 10 (1.71%) .NET Framework
13 9 (1.54%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.53%) Clustering
2 43 (7.36%) Management Information System
3 42 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (5.31%) Replication
5 19 (3.25%) Statistics
6 17 (2.91%) Blackberry
7 12 (2.05%) Open Source
8 11 (1.88%) Wiki
8 11 (1.88%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.71%) Mathematics
10 8 (1.37%) NHS
10 8 (1.37%) iPad
11 7 (1.20%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (1.03%) Mainframe
12 6 (1.03%) Symmetrix DMX
12 6 (1.03%) FMCG
13 5 (0.86%) Informatics
13 5 (0.86%) User Experience
13 5 (0.86%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 177 (30.31%) Windows
2 106 (18.15%) Linux
3 67 (11.47%) UNIX
4 57 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (9.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (5.99%) Windows 7
7 32 (5.48%) Solaris
8 23 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (3.08%) Ubuntu
11 13 (2.23%) Windows 8
11 13 (2.23%) Debian
12 12 (2.05%) Oracle Linux
13 9 (1.54%) CentOS
13 9 (1.54%) AIX
14 6 (1.03%) Mac OS X
14 6 (1.03%) Apple iOS
14 6 (1.03%) Android
15 5 (0.86%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.68%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (16.27%) ITIL
2 94 (16.10%) Performance Tuning
3 81 (13.87%) Project Management
4 80 (13.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 67 (11.47%) Migration
6 51 (8.73%) Performance Monitoring
7 48 (8.22%) Agile Software Development
8 46 (7.88%) Change Management
9 32 (5.48%) Change Control
9 32 (5.48%) Service Delivery
10 31 (5.31%) Load Balancing
11 30 (5.14%) Data Modelling
12 28 (4.79%) Performance Management
12 28 (4.79%) Scrum
13 26 (4.45%) Service Management
13 26 (4.45%) Database Security
14 24 (4.11%) UML
14 24 (4.11%) DevOps
15 23 (3.94%) Network Architecture
15 23 (3.94%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 144 (24.66%) SQL
2 73 (12.50%) Java
3 37 (6.34%) Perl
4 36 (6.16%) T-SQL
5 31 (5.31%) PowerShell
6 27 (4.62%) Shell Script
7 20 (3.42%) Ruby
8 18 (3.08%) JavaScript
9 14 (2.40%) Bash Shell
10 13 (2.23%) PHP
11 10 (1.71%) C
12 9 (1.54%) C#
13 7 (1.20%) Python
14 6 (1.03%) VBScript
15 4 (0.68%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.51%) Erlang
16 3 (0.51%) VBA
16 3 (0.51%) Objective-C
17 2 (0.34%) VB
17 2 (0.34%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 54 (9.25%) Security Cleared
2 46 (7.88%) Degree
3 40 (6.85%) SC Cleared
4 32 (5.48%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (4.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (4.45%) CCNP
6 15 (2.57%) MCTS
7 11 (1.88%) MCITP
8 10 (1.71%) CCNA
8 10 (1.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 9 (1.54%) Oracle Certification
9 9 (1.54%) OCP
10 8 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (1.37%) MCP
10 8 (1.37%) MCSA
11 7 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.86%) MCSE
12 5 (0.86%) ISEB
12 5 (0.86%) JNCIA
13 3 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (6.16%) SLA
2 28 (4.79%) QA
3 6 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.68%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.17%) COBIT
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 87 (14.90%) Active Directory
2 59 (10.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.42%) Oracle RAC
4 17 (2.91%) VMware ESX
5 13 (2.23%) Samba
5 13 (2.23%) Oracle RMAN
6 12 (2.05%) XenServer
7 11 (1.88%) Hyper-V
7 11 (1.88%) Postfix
7 11 (1.88%) vSphere
8 9 (1.54%) XenApp
8 9 (1.54%) Firmware
9 6 (1.03%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.86%) vCloud
11 4 (0.68%) NFS
12 3 (0.51%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.51%) Docker
12 3 (0.51%) RHEV
12 3 (0.51%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 25 (4.28%) SCOM
2 22 (3.77%) Data Guard
2 22 (3.77%) Puppet
3 18 (3.08%) SCCM
4 16 (2.74%) ZABBIX
5 11 (1.88%) NetBackup
6 6 (1.03%) Nagios
6 6 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.86%) CA Wily
8 4 (0.68%) ARCserve
8 4 (0.68%) HP SIM
9 3 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.51%) Salt
9 3 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.51%) OPNET
10 2 (0.34%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (0.34%) Ionix
10 2 (0.34%) WSUS
10 2 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.34%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 128 (21.92%) Microsoft
2 115 (19.69%) Oracle
3 83 (14.21%) VMware
4 54 (9.25%) HP
5 48 (8.22%) Cisco
6 42 (7.19%) Red Hat
7 40 (6.85%) Citrix
8 23 (3.94%) SAP
9 22 (3.77%) EMC
9 22 (3.77%) Juniper
10 20 (3.42%) IBM
11 19 (3.25%) NetApp
12 13 (2.23%) Sun
13 11 (1.88%) Atlassian
13 11 (1.88%) Brocade
13 11 (1.88%) 3PAR
13 11 (1.88%) Sybase
13 11 (1.88%) Remedy
14 10 (1.71%) Symantec
15 9 (1.54%) SolarWinds
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