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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Capacity Planning
Rank 381 343 329
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -14
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 288 333 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.60% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.76% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 195 180
Median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £479
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £351
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 9
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £18.00 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £23.50 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £23.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+63.04% +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
44382 43894 42128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.21% 79.60% 78.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 29500 28277 26434
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 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1050 1174 1216
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 -37 256 £400 +1.26% 60
London -11 104 £400 -8.04% 27
South East -35 34 £403 +7.33% 7
Yorkshire +20 33 £413 +11.86% 4
West Yorkshire +22 32 £425 +18.05% 3
Scotland -7 27 £313 -26.47% 2
East of England +7 24 £425 +21.42% 2
Renfrewshire - 16 £310 -
Erskine - 16 £310 -
Leeds +2 15 £400 +11.11% 3
South West +1 14 £356 +1.78% 3
West Midlands -16 14 £370 +13.84% 3
North West -31 14 £375 +7.14% 11
Hampshire +11 13 £342 +4.82% 4
North East -46 13 £283 -16.91%
Newcastle upon Tyne -49 13 £283 -16.91%
Tyne and Wear -51 13 £283 -16.91%
Cambridgeshire +24 12 £425 +88.88%
City of London +16 12 £325 -25.71% 5
Halifax - 11 £430 -
Cambridge - 10 £425 -
Birmingham +3 9 £360 +80.00% 1
Berkshire -16 7 £325 -22.84% 1
West Sussex -7 6 £413 -38.88% 1
Manchester -31 6 £413 +17.85% 3
Bedfordshire +4 5 £425 +13.33%
Surrey -3 5 £434 +15.73% 1
Glasgow -6 5 £331 -22.05%
Reading 0 4 £325 -48.00% 1
Swindon -1 4 £250 -37.50%

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 164 (33.20%) Windows
2 119 (24.09%) Finance
3 102 (20.65%) Cisco
4 98 (19.84%) Linux
4 98 (19.84%) Data Centre
5 96 (19.43%) Firewall
6 93 (18.83%) ITIL
7 92 (18.62%) SQL
7 92 (18.62%) Active Directory
8 84 (17.00%) Microsoft
9 80 (16.19%) Windows Server
10 78 (15.79%) Oracle
11 75 (15.18%) VMware
12 70 (14.17%) SQL Server
13 67 (13.56%) Unix
14 63 (12.75%) Performance Tuning
15 62 (12.55%) Disaster Recovery
16 56 (11.34%) Java
17 55 (11.13%) Cisco Certification
17 55 (11.13%) Internet
17 55 (11.13%) Agile Software Development
18 54 (10.93%) Project Management
19 53 (10.73%) Windows Server 2008
20 51 (10.32%) Network Security
20 51 (10.32%) VMware Infrastructure
20 51 (10.32%) LAN
21 50 (10.12%) WAN
21 50 (10.12%) High Availability
22 49 (9.92%) Security Cleared
23 48 (9.72%) 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 35 (7.09%) MS Exchange
2 28 (5.67%) SharePoint
2 28 (5.67%) Skype for Business
3 27 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (4.86%) OpenStack
5 23 (4.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (3.44%) Apache
7 14 (2.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 13 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
8 13 (2.63%) WebSphere
9 12 (2.43%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (2.43%) Office Communications Server
10 11 (2.23%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (2.23%) JBoss
11 10 (2.02%) CMS
11 10 (2.02%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (1.82%) Jetty
13 8 (1.62%) Tomcat
13 8 (1.62%) WebLogic
13 8 (1.62%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 34 (6.88%) MS Excel
2 23 (4.66%) MS Office
3 6 (1.21%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.40%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.40%) MS Project
6 1 (0.20%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.23%) SAP APO
2 6 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.21%) SimCorp Dimension
3 5 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (1.01%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.81%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.40%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.40%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.40%) SAP SCM
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.20%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.20%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (2.83%) Office 365
2 13 (2.63%) IaaS
2 13 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.01%) PaaS
4 2 (0.40%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.40%) SaaS
5 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 96 (19.43%) Firewall
2 55 (11.13%) Internet
3 51 (10.32%) LAN
3 51 (10.32%) Network Security
4 50 (10.12%) WAN
5 47 (9.51%) SAN
6 42 (8.50%) DNS
7 35 (7.09%) DHCP
8 30 (6.07%) Cisco Nexus
9 28 (5.67%) VPN
10 25 (5.06%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 25 (5.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 24 (4.86%) Wireless
12 23 (4.66%) NAS
12 23 (4.66%) TCP/IP
13 22 (4.45%) BGP
14 18 (3.64%) MPLS
14 18 (3.64%) Skype
15 17 (3.44%) Cisco ASA
15 17 (3.44%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (14.17%) SQL Server
2 45 (9.11%) Oracle Database
3 30 (6.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (4.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (4.45%) Oracle Database 11g
6 21 (4.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 16 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (3.24%) Relational Database
8 16 (3.24%) SQL Server 2012
9 13 (2.63%) MySQL
9 13 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (2.23%) RDBMS
11 10 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (1.62%) DataStage
12 8 (1.62%) Oracle Database 12c
13 7 (1.42%) DB2
13 7 (1.42%) SQL Server 2014
14 6 (1.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (1.21%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 14 (2.83%) Jenkins
2 11 (2.23%) JIRA
3 10 (2.02%) Git (software)
3 10 (2.02%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (1.21%) Hudson
5 5 (1.01%) StarTeam
5 5 (1.01%) Subversion
6 3 (0.61%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.40%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.40%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.40%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.20%) JBuilder
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.20%) Selenium
8 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.20%) Vagrant
General
1 119 (24.09%) Finance
2 29 (5.87%) Telecoms
3 24 (4.86%) Banking
4 13 (2.63%) Law
5 12 (2.43%) Retail
6 8 (1.62%) Games
7 6 (1.21%) Legal
8 5 (1.01%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.61%) Back Office
9 3 (0.61%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.61%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.40%) Billing
10 2 (0.40%) Electronics
10 2 (0.40%) Front Office
10 2 (0.40%) German Language
10 2 (0.40%) Marketing
10 2 (0.40%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.40%) Publishing
11 1 (0.20%) Danish Language
11 1 (0.20%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (13.56%) Architect
2 55 (11.13%) Network Engineer
3 49 (9.92%) DBA
4 39 (7.89%) Consultant
5 34 (6.88%) SQL DBA
6 33 (6.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 31 (6.28%) Analyst
8 30 (6.07%) Administrator
9 29 (5.87%) Technical Architect
10 20 (4.05%) Oracle DBA
10 20 (4.05%) Support Engineer
11 19 (3.85%) Project Manager
12 18 (3.64%) Developer
12 18 (3.64%) Software Manager
13 17 (3.44%) Configuration Manager
14 16 (3.24%) Software Configuration Manager
14 16 (3.24%) Technical Consultant
15 12 (2.43%) Infrastructure Architect
15 12 (2.43%) Support Analyst
15 12 (2.43%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.66%) Web Services
2 11 (2.23%) ELK Stack
2 11 (2.23%) J2EE
2 11 (2.23%) XML
3 8 (1.62%) Node.js
3 8 (1.62%) SOAP
4 7 (1.42%) Middleware
4 7 (1.42%) Servlets
5 6 (1.21%) 802.1X
5 6 (1.21%) RESTful
6 5 (1.01%) .NET
6 5 (1.01%) LAMP
6 5 (1.01%) Struts
7 4 (0.81%) Hibernate
7 4 (0.81%) JDBC
7 4 (0.81%) JMS
7 4 (0.81%) JMX
7 4 (0.81%) JSP
7 4 (0.81%) Spring
7 4 (0.81%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 98 (19.84%) Data Centre
2 41 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (4.66%) Management Information System
4 22 (4.45%) Mainframe
5 21 (4.25%) Computer Science
6 18 (3.64%) Clustering
7 14 (2.83%) Enterprise Storage
8 13 (2.63%) Virtual Team
9 11 (2.23%) Replication
10 8 (1.62%) New Media
10 8 (1.62%) Private Cloud
10 8 (1.62%) Visualisation
11 7 (1.42%) Algorithms
11 7 (1.42%) Data Structures
12 6 (1.21%) Client/Server
12 6 (1.21%) Cryptography
12 6 (1.21%) Economics
12 6 (1.21%) Hedge funds
12 6 (1.21%) PKI
13 5 (1.01%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 164 (33.20%) Windows
2 98 (19.84%) Linux
3 80 (16.19%) Windows Server
4 67 (13.56%) Unix
5 53 (10.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 44 (8.91%) AIX
7 41 (8.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 41 (8.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (4.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (2.83%) Windows 7
10 9 (1.82%) Solaris
11 7 (1.42%) Android
11 7 (1.42%) Apple iOS
11 7 (1.42%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.01%) VMS
13 4 (0.81%) CentOS
13 4 (0.81%) Debian
13 4 (0.81%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.81%) zOS
14 3 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (18.83%) ITIL
2 63 (12.75%) Performance Tuning
3 62 (12.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 55 (11.13%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (10.93%) Project Management
6 50 (10.12%) High Availability
7 47 (9.51%) Load Balancing
8 45 (9.11%) Configuration Management
8 45 (9.11%) Service Management
9 43 (8.70%) Change Management
10 39 (7.89%) SDLC
11 33 (6.68%) Migration
12 31 (6.28%) Network Management
12 31 (6.28%) Performance Monitoring
12 31 (6.28%) Stakeholder Management
13 30 (6.07%) Incident Management
14 28 (5.67%) PRINCE2
15 26 (5.26%) Problem Management
15 26 (5.26%) Service Delivery
16 25 (5.06%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 92 (18.62%) SQL
2 56 (11.34%) Java
3 37 (7.49%) Perl
4 33 (6.68%) Shell Script
5 26 (5.26%) Bash Shell
6 22 (4.45%) PowerShell
7 21 (4.25%) T-SQL
8 15 (3.04%) Python
9 12 (2.43%) PL/SQL
10 11 (2.23%) C
11 8 (1.62%) JavaScript
12 5 (1.01%) VBScript
13 4 (0.81%) C#
13 4 (0.81%) C++
13 4 (0.81%) PHP
13 4 (0.81%) VB
14 2 (0.40%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.40%) PHP 5
14 2 (0.40%) Ruby
15 1 (0.20%) Korn
Qualifications
1 55 (11.13%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (9.92%) Security Cleared
3 42 (8.50%) CCNP
4 36 (7.29%) SC Cleared
5 35 (7.09%) Degree
6 33 (6.68%) CCNA
7 16 (3.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (2.63%) APMP
8 13 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (2.63%) MCSE
9 12 (2.43%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (2.02%) CCIE
11 7 (1.42%) Check Point Certification
12 5 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.61%) HNC
13 3 (0.61%) HND
13 3 (0.61%) ISEB
13 3 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.61%) MCSA
13 3 (0.61%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.06%) QA
2 20 (4.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (1.82%) SLA
4 8 (1.62%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) JSP 440
System Software
1 92 (18.62%) Active Directory
2 51 (10.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.86%) Hyper-V
4 19 (3.85%) VMware ESX
5 17 (3.44%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (2.63%) NFS
7 10 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.42%) vSphere
9 5 (1.01%) iptables
9 5 (1.01%) XenApp
10 4 (0.81%) vCloud
10 4 (0.81%) XenServer
11 3 (0.61%) Docker
11 3 (0.61%) Firmware
11 3 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.61%) Postfix
11 3 (0.61%) Samba
11 3 (0.61%) Squid
11 3 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.40%) KVM
Systems Management
1 24 (4.86%) SCOM
2 19 (3.85%) Puppet
3 12 (2.43%) NetBackup
3 12 (2.43%) Oracle Identity Management
4 11 (2.23%) Kibana
4 11 (2.23%) logstash
4 11 (2.23%) SCCM
5 9 (1.82%) Control-M
5 9 (1.82%) SCVMM
6 7 (1.42%) Oracle RMAN
7 6 (1.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (1.01%) SCOrch
8 5 (1.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 5 (1.01%) WMI
9 4 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.81%) SCDPM
9 4 (0.81%) SCSM
10 3 (0.61%) Ansible
10 3 (0.61%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 102 (20.65%) Cisco
2 84 (17.00%) Microsoft
3 78 (15.79%) Oracle
4 75 (15.18%) VMware
5 48 (9.72%) F5
6 45 (9.11%) CheckPoint
7 41 (8.30%) HP
8 31 (6.28%) Juniper
9 29 (5.87%) IBM
10 28 (5.67%) SAP
11 27 (5.47%) Fortinet
12 24 (4.86%) NetApp
13 23 (4.66%) TippingPoint
14 21 (4.25%) Dell
14 21 (4.25%) Red Hat
15 18 (3.64%) Citrix
16 11 (2.23%) EMC
17 9 (1.82%) Symantec
18 8 (1.62%) Cognizant
18 8 (1.62%) Informatica
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Whitehall Resources Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Elevate Direct
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Scottish Government
Rate: From £46,424 to £54,458 per annum Fixed Term Contract (23 months)
Posted: 5 days ago
South West England
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago