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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Capacity Planning
Rank 313 323 336
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +13
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 332 314 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.57% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.76% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 180 132
Average daily rate
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£400 £387 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.29% -3.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.14% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 1
Average hourly rate £30.75 £23.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.69% -29.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.75 £23.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+33.69% -29.23%

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
42559 41264 35676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.38% 74.73% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26548 25722 21281
Average daily rate £415 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1225 1158 1074
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.49 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Capacity Planning within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +12 312 £400 +3.22% 78
London +20 121 £438 +6.90% 19
South East +10 68 £343 -10.16% 24
North West +3 40 £363 +11.53% 6
City of London +17 30 £450 +20.80% 6
Manchester +5 22 £350 -22.22% 3
Berkshire +3 21 £350 +48.93% 4
West Midlands -4 21 £325 - 4
South West -12 21 £450 +28.57% 5
East Midlands +17 14 £300 -37.50% 4
East of England +4 14 £335 -21.17% 9
Scotland -10 14 £425 +21.42% 3
Hampshire 0 12 £323 +17.27% 6
Buckinghamshire 0 11 £350 - 5
Kent 0 10 £450 +12.50% 1
Reading +6 8 £413 - 3
West Yorkshire -10 8 £360 -26.53% 2
Yorkshire -24 8 £360 +2.85% 6
Birmingham +5 7 £213 -34.61% 1
Croydon +4 7 £425 -
Edinburgh -3 7 £500 +19.04% 2
Hertfordshire +8 6 £335 - 3
Slough +4 6 - -
Bristol +4 6 £438 +2.94% 2
Milton Keynes -2 6 £350 - 3
Leeds -11 6 £361 - 2
West Sussex -17 6 £493 -1.99% 2
Nottingham - 6 £325 - 3
Lancashire - 6 £388 -
Nottinghamshire - 6 £325 - 3

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 154 (25.29%) Windows
2 141 (23.15%) VMware
3 125 (20.53%) Finance
4 117 (19.21%) SQL
5 107 (17.57%) Linux
5 107 (17.57%) ITIL
6 104 (17.08%) VMware Infrastructure
7 96 (15.76%) Cisco
8 93 (15.27%) Microsoft
8 93 (15.27%) Oracle
9 79 (12.97%) Performance Tuning
10 78 (12.81%) Project Management
11 77 (12.64%) Java
11 77 (12.64%) Firewall
12 75 (12.32%) SQL Server
13 73 (11.99%) Disaster Recovery
13 73 (11.99%) Migration
14 70 (11.49%) Active Directory
14 70 (11.49%) WAN
15 66 (10.84%) LAN
15 66 (10.84%) Citrix
15 66 (10.84%) Windows Server 2008
16 64 (10.51%) Windows Server 2003
17 61 (10.02%) Analytical Skills
18 59 (9.69%) SAN
19 58 (9.52%) Service Delivery
20 56 (9.20%) Performance Monitoring
20 56 (9.20%) Security Cleared
21 53 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
22 51 (8.37%) Telecoms

Capacity Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 33 (5.42%) Apache
2 32 (5.25%) MS Exchange
3 30 (4.93%) SharePoint
4 24 (3.94%) IIS
5 21 (3.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 19 (3.12%) Confluence
7 18 (2.96%) Lync
8 17 (2.79%) MediaWiki
9 16 (2.63%) nginx
10 15 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
11 11 (1.81%) WebSphere
12 9 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (1.48%) WebLogic
12 9 (1.48%) WebSphere Application Server
13 7 (1.15%) ArcGIS
13 7 (1.15%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.99%) JBoss
14 6 (0.99%) IBM Notes
14 6 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
14 6 (0.99%) OpenStack
Applications
1 47 (7.72%) MS Excel
2 23 (3.78%) MS Office
3 19 (3.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.81%) MS Project
5 3 (0.49%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.16%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (0.66%) SAP APO
1 4 (0.66%) SAP PP
1 4 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.33%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.33%) Eikon
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.16%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.16%) Maximo
4 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.16%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.30%) Office 365
2 10 (1.64%) PaaS
3 7 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.99%) Heroku
4 6 (0.99%) Engine Yard
5 5 (0.82%) IaaS
6 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.49%) SaaS
7 3 (0.49%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 77 (12.64%) Firewall
2 70 (11.49%) WAN
3 66 (10.84%) LAN
4 59 (9.69%) SAN
5 45 (7.39%) Network Security
6 44 (7.22%) TCP/IP
7 33 (5.42%) VPN
7 33 (5.42%) DNS
8 30 (4.93%) OSPF
8 30 (4.93%) BGP
8 30 (4.93%) LDAP
9 27 (4.43%) NAS
10 25 (4.11%) EIGRP
11 24 (3.94%) SSL
12 23 (3.78%) Wireless
13 22 (3.61%) Internet
14 20 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (3.12%) IPsec
16 18 (2.96%) VoIP
16 18 (2.96%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (12.32%) SQL Server
2 35 (5.75%) MySQL
3 29 (4.76%) Oracle Database
4 25 (4.11%) Relational Database
5 23 (3.78%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (2.13%) RDBMS
7 10 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (1.48%) MongoDB
8 9 (1.48%) NoSQL
9 8 (1.31%) DB2
9 8 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.99%) SQL Server 2000
11 6 (0.99%) SAP BW
11 6 (0.99%) Oracle Exadata
11 6 (0.99%) MariaDB
12 5 (0.82%) Big Data
12 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 31 (5.09%) Jenkins
2 29 (4.76%) JIRA
2 29 (4.76%) Subversion
3 24 (3.94%) Git (software)
4 20 (3.28%) Hudson
5 7 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (0.82%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.49%) MSBuild
8 3 (0.49%) StarTeam
8 3 (0.49%) Maven
9 2 (0.33%) Ant
9 2 (0.33%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.33%) Selenium
9 2 (0.33%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (0.16%) FishEye
10 1 (0.16%) SilkTest
10 1 (0.16%) FitNesse
10 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.16%) CruiseControl
General
1 125 (20.53%) Finance
2 51 (8.37%) Telecoms
3 46 (7.55%) Banking
4 16 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 12 (1.97%) Retail
6 11 (1.81%) Legal
6 11 (1.81%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (1.15%) Marketing
9 6 (0.99%) Games
10 4 (0.66%) Law
10 4 (0.66%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.66%) Local Government
11 3 (0.49%) Electronics
11 3 (0.49%) Publishing
11 3 (0.49%) Billing
12 2 (0.33%) Front Office
12 2 (0.33%) Back Office
12 2 (0.33%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (15.27%) Analyst
2 80 (13.14%) Architect
3 60 (9.85%) DBA
4 41 (6.73%) Administrator
5 31 (5.09%) SQL DBA
6 30 (4.93%) Consultant
7 25 (4.11%) Network Engineer
7 25 (4.11%) Solutions Architect
7 25 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 24 (3.94%) Technical Architect
9 22 (3.61%) Team Leader
10 21 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
11 18 (2.96%) Support Engineer
11 18 (2.96%) SQL Server DBA
12 17 (2.79%) Developer
12 17 (2.79%) Server Engineer
13 13 (2.13%) Infrastructure Architect
14 12 (1.97%) Project Manager
14 12 (1.97%) Business Analyst
14 12 (1.97%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (4.27%) Middleware
2 21 (3.45%) Web Services
3 16 (2.63%) LAMP
4 15 (2.46%) .NET
5 11 (1.81%) XML
6 10 (1.64%) HTML
7 7 (1.15%) SOAP
8 6 (0.99%) CSS
8 6 (0.99%) J2EE
8 6 (0.99%) jQuery
8 6 (0.99%) MCollective
9 5 (0.82%) REST
9 5 (0.82%) XSLT
10 4 (0.66%) RESTful
10 4 (0.66%) Java EE
11 3 (0.49%) Spring
11 3 (0.49%) JMS
11 3 (0.49%) XSD
12 2 (0.33%) Struts
12 2 (0.33%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 61 (10.02%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (7.72%) Clustering
3 22 (3.61%) Management Information System
4 20 (3.28%) Computer Science
4 20 (3.28%) Replication
5 17 (2.79%) Wiki
6 13 (2.13%) NHS
7 12 (1.97%) PKI
8 11 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.81%) CLARiiON
9 8 (1.31%) Mainframe
9 8 (1.31%) Symmetrix
9 8 (1.31%) GIS
10 6 (0.99%) Device Driver
10 6 (0.99%) Symmetrix DMX
10 6 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (0.82%) Statistics
11 5 (0.82%) Visualisation
11 5 (0.82%) Open Source
11 5 (0.82%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 154 (25.29%) Windows
2 107 (17.57%) Linux
3 66 (10.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 64 (10.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 49 (8.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (5.91%) UNIX
7 32 (5.25%) CentOS
8 22 (3.61%) Ubuntu
8 22 (3.61%) Windows 7
8 22 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (2.46%) Debian
10 12 (1.97%) Solaris
11 8 (1.31%) AIX
12 5 (0.82%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.49%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.49%) zOS
14 2 (0.33%) VMS
14 2 (0.33%) SUSE
15 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.16%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (17.57%) ITIL
2 79 (12.97%) Performance Tuning
3 78 (12.81%) Project Management
4 73 (11.99%) Disaster Recovery
4 73 (11.99%) Migration
5 58 (9.52%) Service Delivery
6 56 (9.20%) Performance Monitoring
7 53 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
8 41 (6.73%) Data Modelling
9 36 (5.91%) Change Management
10 35 (5.75%) Stakeholder Management
11 34 (5.58%) Continuous Integration
12 32 (5.25%) Capacity Management
13 31 (5.09%) Performance Analysis
14 30 (4.93%) Business Intelligence
14 30 (4.93%) Root Cause Analysis
14 30 (4.93%) Load Balancing
15 29 (4.76%) DevOps
16 28 (4.60%) Scrum
17 27 (4.43%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 117 (19.21%) SQL
2 77 (12.64%) Java
3 28 (4.60%) Perl
4 24 (3.94%) Bash Shell
5 23 (3.78%) PHP
5 23 (3.78%) Ruby
6 21 (3.45%) Python
7 18 (2.96%) Shell Script
8 16 (2.63%) C
9 11 (1.81%) PowerShell
10 9 (1.48%) Korn
10 9 (1.48%) JavaScript
11 8 (1.31%) T-SQL
11 8 (1.31%) MATLAB
12 5 (0.82%) VBScript
12 5 (0.82%) C#
13 4 (0.66%) ABAP
14 3 (0.49%) VBA
14 3 (0.49%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 56 (9.20%) Security Cleared
2 33 (5.42%) Degree
3 32 (5.25%) SC Cleared
4 30 (4.93%) ITIL Certification
5 29 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (3.28%) MCSE
8 15 (2.46%) CCNA
9 13 (2.13%) MCITP
9 13 (2.13%) DV Cleared
9 13 (2.13%) CCNP
10 9 (1.48%) CCENT
10 9 (1.48%) CISM
10 9 (1.48%) CISMP
10 9 (1.48%) CISSP
11 6 (0.99%) CCIE
12 5 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.82%) MCSA
13 4 (0.66%) MCP
13 4 (0.66%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.93%) SLA
2 29 (4.76%) QA
3 15 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.66%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.49%) COBIT
6 2 (0.33%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 104 (17.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 70 (11.49%) Active Directory
3 28 (4.60%) Hyper-V
4 23 (3.78%) vSphere
5 20 (3.28%) XenServer
6 18 (2.96%) iptables
6 18 (2.96%) Samba
7 17 (2.79%) Postfix
8 16 (2.63%) VMware ESX
9 13 (2.13%) XenApp
10 12 (1.97%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (1.81%) XenDesktop
12 9 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (1.48%) Oracle RAC
12 9 (1.48%) VMware Server
13 7 (1.15%) Xen
14 6 (0.99%) vCloud
15 4 (0.66%) NFS
15 4 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 33 (5.42%) Puppet
2 18 (2.96%) ZABBIX
3 16 (2.63%) SCOM
4 11 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.81%) SCCM
5 10 (1.64%) Salt
6 7 (1.15%) Oracle RMAN
6 7 (1.15%) Nagios
6 7 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (0.99%) OpenView
7 6 (0.99%) NetBackup
7 6 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (0.99%) Data Guard
7 6 (0.99%) Cobbler
7 6 (0.99%) collectd
8 5 (0.82%) HP UCMDB
8 5 (0.82%) CiscoWorks
9 4 (0.66%) Cisco IPCC
9 4 (0.66%) Oracle Flashback
10 3 (0.49%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 141 (23.15%) VMware
2 96 (15.76%) Cisco
3 93 (15.27%) Microsoft
3 93 (15.27%) Oracle
4 66 (10.84%) Citrix
5 48 (7.88%) HP
6 42 (6.90%) Red Hat
7 31 (5.09%) NetApp
8 27 (4.43%) EMC
9 26 (4.27%) Juniper
9 26 (4.27%) SAP
10 23 (3.78%) CheckPoint
11 15 (2.46%) Dell
12 13 (2.13%) Avaya
12 13 (2.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 12 (1.97%) IBM
14 10 (1.64%) Clearswift
14 10 (1.64%) Teradata
14 10 (1.64%) Kaspersky
14 10 (1.64%) Brocade
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £350 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £20 to £22 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day + NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £545 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £30000 - £40000 per annum + FTC
Posted: 8 days ago
Ipswich
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
South Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £325 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago