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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Capacity Planning
Rank 397 383 347
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -36
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 271 288 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.51% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.63% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 169 150
Median daily rate £400 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 4
Median hourly rate £28.50 £20.75 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.34% -4.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.40 £18.00 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £24.00 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £23.25 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+22.58% +6.89%

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
44552 45498 42918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 79.95% 78.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 29465 29481 26581
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 £295 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1038 1209 1201
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.16 £52.17 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -13 254 £400 -2.73% 53
London +3 108 £400 -8.04% 18
Yorkshire +25 31 £425 -5.55% 6
South East -26 31 £375 -3.53% 11
West Yorkshire +26 30 £425 +183.33% 5
East of England +16 26 £425 +41.66% 6
Hampshire +11 19 £375 +9.09% 3
North West -7 16 £375 -16.66% 8
North East -29 14 £283 -16.91%
Tyne and Wear -25 13 £285 -16.17%
Newcastle upon Tyne -33 13 £285 -16.17%
Cambridgeshire +26 12 £425 -
West Midlands -25 12 £350 -7.89% 3
Leeds +9 11 £400 +166.66% 2
Halifax - 11 £430 - 1
South West +8 10 £363 +3.57% 1
Scotland +2 10 £310 -17.33% 2
Cambridge - 10 £425 -
City of London +30 9 £363 -15.94% 6
Birmingham -3 8 £350 +7.69% 1
Manchester -19 7 £400 -5.88% 4
Cheshire +4 6 - -
Berkshire -11 6 £325 -28.17% 4
Bedfordshire -1 5 £425 +41.66% 1
Canary Wharf +6 4 £370 -7.50%
Hertfordshire +5 4 £325 -7.14% 2
East Midlands -12 4 £383 +39.09%
Reading - 4 £325 - 3
Knutsford - 4 - -
Glasgow 0 3 £331 -22.05%

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 176 (34.58%) Windows
2 129 (25.34%) Finance
3 110 (21.61%) ITIL
4 109 (21.41%) Microsoft
4 109 (21.41%) Active Directory
5 104 (20.43%) Cisco
5 104 (20.43%) Data Centre
6 103 (20.24%) Firewall
7 100 (19.65%) Linux
8 92 (18.07%) SQL
9 85 (16.70%) Windows Server
10 79 (15.52%) SQL Server
10 79 (15.52%) VMware
11 75 (14.73%) Unix
12 73 (14.34%) Oracle
13 71 (13.95%) Disaster Recovery
14 66 (12.97%) Performance Tuning
15 64 (12.57%) Windows Server 2008
16 62 (12.18%) LAN
17 60 (11.79%) WAN
18 59 (11.59%) Network Security
19 57 (11.20%) Java
19 57 (11.20%) Cisco Certification
20 55 (10.81%) Internet
20 55 (10.81%) Service Management
21 53 (10.41%) Agile Software Development
21 53 (10.41%) Load Balancing
22 52 (10.22%) High Availability
23 51 (10.02%) Configuration Management
23 51 (10.02%) DNS

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 40 (7.86%) MS Exchange
2 37 (7.27%) Skype for Business
3 34 (6.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (5.89%) SharePoint
5 27 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (4.13%) OpenStack
7 17 (3.34%) SharePoint 2013
8 16 (3.14%) Apache
8 16 (3.14%) Office Communications Server
9 15 (2.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 15 (2.95%) SharePoint 2010
10 12 (2.36%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
11 10 (1.96%) JBoss
11 10 (1.96%) nginx
11 10 (1.96%) Tomcat
12 9 (1.77%) Jetty
12 9 (1.77%) WebSphere
13 8 (1.57%) IIS
14 7 (1.38%) CMS
Applications
1 41 (8.06%) MS Excel
2 28 (5.50%) MS Office
3 8 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.79%) MS Project
5 2 (0.39%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.20%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (2.16%) SAP APO
2 6 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.18%) SimCorp Dimension
3 5 (0.98%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.98%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.79%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.39%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.39%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.39%) SAP PP
6 2 (0.39%) SAP SCM
7 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.20%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.20%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.20%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.73%) Office 365
2 16 (3.14%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.95%) IaaS
3 15 (2.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.96%) PaaS
5 6 (1.18%) SaaS
6 2 (0.39%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.20%) Socialbakers
Communications & Networking
1 103 (20.24%) Firewall
2 62 (12.18%) LAN
3 60 (11.79%) WAN
4 59 (11.59%) Network Security
5 55 (10.81%) Internet
6 51 (10.02%) DNS
7 44 (8.64%) DHCP
8 38 (7.47%) SAN
9 35 (6.88%) VPN
10 30 (5.89%) TCP/IP
11 28 (5.50%) Wireless
12 27 (5.30%) Cisco Nexus
12 27 (5.30%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 27 (5.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 25 (4.91%) BGP
14 23 (4.52%) Skype
15 21 (4.13%) SSL
16 19 (3.73%) Cisco ASA
16 19 (3.73%) LDAP
16 19 (3.73%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 43 (8.45%) Oracle Database
3 29 (5.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (4.72%) Oracle Database 11g
5 21 (4.13%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (4.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (4.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (3.34%) MySQL
7 16 (3.14%) Relational Database
7 16 (3.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (2.55%) RDBMS
10 12 (2.36%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (1.57%) DB2
11 8 (1.57%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (1.18%) VLDB
13 5 (0.98%) DataStage
13 5 (0.98%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 16 (3.14%) Jenkins
2 15 (2.95%) Git (software)
3 14 (2.75%) JIRA
4 10 (1.96%) Subversion
5 8 (1.57%) Hudson
6 7 (1.38%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (1.18%) ClearCase
8 5 (0.98%) StarTeam
9 4 (0.79%) ClearQuest
9 4 (0.79%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.79%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.59%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.59%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.39%) JBuilder
11 2 (0.39%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.39%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
12 1 (0.20%) Selenium
General
1 129 (25.34%) Finance
2 29 (5.70%) Banking
3 28 (5.50%) Telecoms
4 17 (3.34%) Law
5 12 (2.36%) Retail
6 6 (1.18%) Legal
7 5 (0.98%) Games
7 5 (0.98%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.79%) Back Office
8 4 (0.79%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.79%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.59%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.59%) Publishing
10 2 (0.39%) Billing
10 2 (0.39%) Electronics
10 2 (0.39%) Front Office
10 2 (0.39%) Marketing
11 1 (0.20%) Danish Language
11 1 (0.20%) International Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 65 (12.77%) Architect
2 56 (11.00%) Network Engineer
3 44 (8.64%) DBA
4 35 (6.88%) Analyst
4 35 (6.88%) Consultant
4 35 (6.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 32 (6.29%) Technical Architect
6 31 (6.09%) Administrator
7 28 (5.50%) Support Engineer
8 26 (5.11%) SQL DBA
9 22 (4.32%) Software Manager
10 21 (4.13%) Configuration Manager
11 20 (3.93%) Project Manager
11 20 (3.93%) Software Configuration Manager
12 19 (3.73%) Developer
12 19 (3.73%) Oracle DBA
13 15 (2.95%) Technical Consultant
14 14 (2.75%) Support Analyst
15 12 (2.36%) Designer
15 12 (2.36%) Messaging Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.54%) Web Services
2 11 (2.16%) ELK Stack
2 11 (2.16%) Middleware
3 9 (1.77%) .NET
3 9 (1.77%) J2EE
3 9 (1.77%) LAMP
3 9 (1.77%) Node.js
4 6 (1.18%) 802.1X
4 6 (1.18%) LAPP Stack
4 6 (1.18%) LEMP Stack
4 6 (1.18%) XML
5 5 (0.98%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (0.98%) REST
6 4 (0.79%) libvirt
6 4 (0.79%) OAuth
6 4 (0.79%) OpenID
6 4 (0.79%) RESTful
6 4 (0.79%) SAML
6 4 (0.79%) Sensu
6 4 (0.79%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 104 (20.43%) Data Centre
2 43 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (5.89%) Management Information System
4 22 (4.32%) Mainframe
5 19 (3.73%) Computer Science
6 18 (3.54%) Clustering
7 11 (2.16%) Replication
7 11 (2.16%) Visualisation
8 9 (1.77%) Enterprise Storage
8 9 (1.77%) Virtual Team
9 8 (1.57%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.57%) Blackberry
9 8 (1.57%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.38%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.38%) Hedge funds
10 7 (1.38%) New Media
10 7 (1.38%) PKI
10 7 (1.38%) Statistics
11 6 (1.18%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 176 (34.58%) Windows
2 100 (19.65%) Linux
3 85 (16.70%) Windows Server
4 75 (14.73%) Unix
5 64 (12.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (9.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 46 (9.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 45 (8.84%) AIX
9 19 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (2.75%) Windows 7
11 13 (2.55%) Solaris
12 10 (1.96%) Android
12 10 (1.96%) Apple iOS
13 7 (1.38%) CentOS
13 7 (1.38%) Ubuntu
13 7 (1.38%) Windows 8
14 6 (1.18%) Debian
15 5 (0.98%) VMS
16 4 (0.79%) HPUX
16 4 (0.79%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (21.61%) ITIL
2 71 (13.95%) Disaster Recovery
3 66 (12.97%) Performance Tuning
4 55 (10.81%) Service Management
5 53 (10.41%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (10.41%) Load Balancing
6 52 (10.22%) High Availability
7 51 (10.02%) Configuration Management
8 48 (9.43%) Change Management
8 48 (9.43%) Project Management
9 42 (8.25%) SDLC
10 36 (7.07%) Incident Management
11 33 (6.48%) Migration
12 32 (6.29%) Network Management
13 31 (6.09%) PRINCE2
14 30 (5.89%) Problem Management
14 30 (5.89%) Stakeholder Management
15 29 (5.70%) Performance Monitoring
16 27 (5.30%) Service Delivery
17 26 (5.11%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 92 (18.07%) SQL
2 57 (11.20%) Java
3 48 (9.43%) Perl
4 35 (6.88%) Shell Script
5 25 (4.91%) PowerShell
6 22 (4.32%) Bash Shell
7 18 (3.54%) T-SQL
8 13 (2.55%) C
9 12 (2.36%) Python
10 9 (1.77%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.57%) JavaScript
12 6 (1.18%) C#
13 5 (0.98%) C++
13 5 (0.98%) VB
13 5 (0.98%) VBScript
14 4 (0.79%) Scala
15 3 (0.59%) PHP
15 3 (0.59%) Ruby
16 2 (0.39%) Objective-C
17 1 (0.20%) Korn
Qualifications
1 57 (11.20%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (9.63%) Security Cleared
3 42 (8.25%) CCNP
4 38 (7.47%) SC Cleared
5 34 (6.68%) CCNA
6 33 (6.48%) Degree
7 18 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (2.75%) MCSE
9 13 (2.55%) BPSS Clearance
9 13 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (2.36%) APMP
11 10 (1.96%) CCIE
12 7 (1.38%) Check Point Certification
13 6 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.59%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.59%) HNC
14 3 (0.59%) HND
14 3 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.59%) MCSA
14 3 (0.59%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 23 (4.52%) QA
3 9 (1.77%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (1.38%) SLA
5 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 109 (21.41%) Active Directory
2 49 (9.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (6.29%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.14%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (3.14%) VMware ESX
5 11 (2.16%) NFS
5 11 (2.16%) vSphere
6 9 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.38%) iptables
7 7 (1.38%) XenApp
8 6 (1.18%) Docker
8 6 (1.18%) KVM
8 6 (1.18%) XenServer
9 5 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.98%) Postfix
9 5 (0.98%) Samba
10 4 (0.79%) Firmware
10 4 (0.79%) Xen
11 3 (0.59%) Squid
11 3 (0.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (6.09%) SCOM
2 22 (4.32%) Puppet
3 13 (2.55%) SCCM
4 12 (2.36%) NetBackup
4 12 (2.36%) Oracle Identity Management
5 11 (2.16%) Kibana
5 11 (2.16%) logstash
6 9 (1.77%) Control-M
6 9 (1.77%) Oracle RMAN
6 9 (1.77%) SCVMM
7 6 (1.18%) Ganglia
7 6 (1.18%) Graphite
7 6 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.98%) SCOrch
8 5 (0.98%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 5 (0.98%) WMI
8 5 (0.98%) ZABBIX
9 4 (0.79%) SCDPM
9 4 (0.79%) SCSM
Vendors
1 109 (21.41%) Microsoft
2 104 (20.43%) Cisco
3 79 (15.52%) VMware
4 73 (14.34%) Oracle
5 49 (9.63%) F5
6 45 (8.84%) CheckPoint
6 45 (8.84%) HP
7 32 (6.29%) SAP
8 30 (5.89%) Juniper
9 29 (5.70%) IBM
10 27 (5.30%) Fortinet
11 26 (5.11%) Citrix
12 25 (4.91%) Dell
13 23 (4.52%) TippingPoint
14 22 (4.32%) NetApp
15 21 (4.13%) Red Hat
16 15 (2.95%) EMC
17 9 (1.77%) Symantec
18 8 (1.57%) Trend Micro
18 8 (1.57%) Veritas
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