The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Capacity Planning
Rank 324 355 339
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -16
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 304 222 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.43% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.60% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 111 154
Average daily rate
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 1
Average hourly rate £21.75 £28.00 £48.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.32% -42.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40489 37285 40846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.95% 70.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25068 22600 23485
Average daily rate £400 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1169 1070 1445
Average hourly rate £24.50 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £48.84 £46.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 28 July 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
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 28 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +46 276 £400 - 78
London +10 97 £425 - 25
South East -3 52 £390 -5.45% 17
South West -1 30 £400 - 4
West Midlands +14 28 £350 +7.69% 9
North West +5 27 £300 +5.72% 2
City of London +5 24 £438 +12.90% 8
East of England -26 19 £338 -3.57% 6
Scotland -5 18 £416 +18.92% 5
Berkshire +11 15 £370 +52.57% 1
Hampshire -3 15 £435 -8.42% 4
Yorkshire +1 13 £350 +7.69% 7
Edinburgh - 13 £418 -
Buckinghamshire +1 12 £320 -28.88% 3
Cambridgeshire -1 12 £325 +19.26%
Cheshire +3 11 £298 +13.87% 1
Milton Keynes +3 11 £320 -28.88% 1
Gloucester - 11 - -
Bristol - 11 £425 - 3
Gloucestershire - 11 - -
Reading +14 9 - - 1
West Yorkshire +4 8 £350 +7.69% 5
Manchester -1 8 £300 +50.00% 1
Andover - 8 £463 -
Birmingham +1 7 £310 - 4
Leeds +7 6 £425 +30.76% 4
Warwickshire -1 6 - - 3
East Midlands -11 6 £448 -25.41% 4
North Yorkshire +2 5 £300 -20.00% 1
Cambridge -4 5 £363 +33.02%

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 186 (30.05%) Windows
2 168 (27.14%) SQL
3 133 (21.49%) Oracle
4 127 (20.52%) Linux
5 126 (20.36%) ITIL
6 120 (19.39%) Finance
7 118 (19.06%) Microsoft
8 108 (17.45%) Performance Tuning
9 103 (16.64%) Disaster Recovery
10 97 (15.67%) SQL Server
11 95 (15.35%) VMware
12 90 (14.54%) Project Management
13 89 (14.38%) UNIX
14 78 (12.60%) VMware Infrastructure
15 75 (12.12%) Java
15 75 (12.12%) Active Directory
16 72 (11.63%) Migration
17 68 (10.99%) Firewall
18 65 (10.50%) Security Cleared
19 61 (9.85%) SAN
19 61 (9.85%) LAN
20 60 (9.69%) WAN
21 59 (9.53%) Windows Server 2003
22 56 (9.05%) Management Information System
22 56 (9.05%) SQL Server 2008
23 53 (8.56%) Oracle Database
24 52 (8.40%) Windows Server 2008
24 52 (8.40%) MS Exchange
25 50 (8.08%) HP
25 50 (8.08%) Solaris

Capacity Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 52 (8.40%) MS Exchange
2 47 (7.59%) SharePoint
3 36 (5.82%) Apache
4 32 (5.17%) WebLogic
4 32 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 30 (4.85%) IIS
6 28 (4.52%) WebSphere
7 17 (2.75%) nginx
8 15 (2.42%) SharePoint 2010
9 14 (2.26%) Lync
9 14 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2003
10 13 (2.10%) MediaWiki
10 13 (2.10%) WebSphere Application Server
10 13 (2.10%) Confluence
11 11 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
12 10 (1.62%) Tomcat
12 10 (1.62%) CMS
12 10 (1.62%) Oracle Application Server
13 9 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (1.29%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 44 (7.11%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.91%) MS Office
3 16 (2.58%) InfoPath
4 7 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.13%) MS Project
5 5 (0.81%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.32%) SPSS
6 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.32%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.32%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.16%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.16%) assyst
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.16%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.16%) Agresso
5 1 (0.16%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.75%) Office 365
2 6 (0.97%) SaaS
2 6 (0.97%) GitHub
3 4 (0.65%) Joyent
3 4 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.48%) PaaS
4 3 (0.48%) Heroku
4 3 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.32%) IaaS
5 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 68 (10.99%) Firewall
2 61 (9.85%) LAN
2 61 (9.85%) SAN
3 60 (9.69%) WAN
4 48 (7.75%) VPN
5 42 (6.79%) DNS
6 36 (5.82%) HTTP
6 36 (5.82%) LDAP
7 32 (5.17%) TCP/IP
8 31 (5.01%) BGP
8 31 (5.01%) Wireless
9 30 (4.85%) Network Security
10 28 (4.52%) Internet
11 24 (3.88%) MPLS
12 23 (3.72%) OSPF
12 23 (3.72%) IPsec
13 20 (3.23%) DHCP
14 19 (3.07%) VLAN
14 19 (3.07%) IPv6
15 17 (2.75%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (15.67%) SQL Server
2 56 (9.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 53 (8.56%) Oracle Database
4 43 (6.95%) Oracle Database 10g
5 42 (6.79%) Relational Database
6 40 (6.46%) SQL Server 2005
7 37 (5.98%) Oracle Database 11g
8 31 (5.01%) MySQL
8 31 (5.01%) SQL Server 2012
9 29 (4.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 25 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 19 (3.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 15 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
13 14 (2.26%) Oracle Reports
14 12 (1.94%) Oracle9i Database
14 12 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (1.94%) RDBMS
15 10 (1.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 9 (1.45%) DB2
17 8 (1.29%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 32 (5.17%) Jenkins
2 29 (4.68%) Git (software)
3 23 (3.72%) Hudson
4 17 (2.75%) Subversion
5 16 (2.58%) JIRA
6 13 (2.10%) Ant
7 10 (1.62%) TeamCity
8 9 (1.45%) LoadRunner
9 8 (1.29%) Maven
9 8 (1.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (0.81%) Rational Rhapsody
10 5 (0.81%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.65%) Introscope
11 4 (0.65%) Grunt
11 4 (0.65%) Yeoman
11 4 (0.65%) JProfiler
12 3 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.48%) Oracle APEX
13 2 (0.32%) InstallShield
14 1 (0.16%) AdminStudio
General
1 120 (19.39%) Finance
2 39 (6.30%) Telecoms
3 37 (5.98%) Banking
4 29 (4.68%) Back Office
5 24 (3.88%) Front Office
6 10 (1.62%) Marketing
7 9 (1.45%) Retail
8 6 (0.97%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.97%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.65%) Legal
9 4 (0.65%) Military
9 4 (0.65%) Billing
10 3 (0.48%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.48%) Local Government
10 3 (0.48%) Advertising
11 2 (0.32%) Publishing
11 2 (0.32%) Electronics
11 2 (0.32%) Automotive
12 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (11.79%) Analyst
1 73 (11.79%) DBA
2 71 (11.47%) Architect
3 66 (10.66%) Administrator
4 45 (7.27%) Consultant
5 41 (6.62%) Network Engineer
6 40 (6.46%) SQL DBA
7 37 (5.98%) Oracle DBA
8 33 (5.33%) Support Engineer
9 30 (4.85%) Project Manager
10 26 (4.20%) Developer
11 23 (3.72%) Solutions Architect
12 21 (3.39%) SQL Server DBA
13 20 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 20 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
13 20 (3.23%) Technical Architect
14 19 (3.07%) 3rd Line Support
15 17 (2.75%) Support Analyst
16 16 (2.58%) Network Support
17 14 (2.26%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (7.59%) Web Services
2 32 (5.17%) XML
3 25 (4.04%) CSS
4 22 (3.55%) .NET
4 22 (3.55%) SOAP
5 21 (3.39%) HTML
5 21 (3.39%) JSON
6 19 (3.07%) REST
7 17 (2.75%) LAMP
8 15 (2.42%) J2EE
9 14 (2.26%) Middleware
9 14 (2.26%) RESTful
10 13 (2.10%) HTML5
11 10 (1.62%) .NET Framework
11 10 (1.62%) CSS3
11 10 (1.62%) JSP
12 8 (1.29%) Struts
12 8 (1.29%) Hibernate
12 8 (1.29%) Spring
12 8 (1.29%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 56 (9.05%) Management Information System
2 43 (6.95%) Clustering
3 34 (5.49%) Statistics
4 30 (4.85%) Replication
5 16 (2.58%) Mobile App
6 15 (2.42%) Wiki
7 14 (2.26%) NHS
8 13 (2.10%) Firmware
9 9 (1.45%) Mathematics
9 9 (1.45%) Open Source
10 8 (1.29%) Computer Science
10 8 (1.29%) Mainframe
11 7 (1.13%) Blackberry
11 7 (1.13%) CLARiiON
11 7 (1.13%) Informatics
12 6 (0.97%) FMCG
12 6 (0.97%) iPad
12 6 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (0.81%) Symmetrix DMX
14 4 (0.65%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 186 (30.05%) Windows
2 127 (20.52%) Linux
3 89 (14.38%) UNIX
4 59 (9.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 52 (8.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 50 (8.08%) Solaris
7 46 (7.43%) Windows 7
8 24 (3.88%) AIX
8 24 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (3.55%) Ubuntu
10 16 (2.58%) Debian
11 14 (2.26%) Windows 8
12 9 (1.45%) Oracle Linux
13 7 (1.13%) CentOS
14 6 (0.97%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.81%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.81%) Android
16 3 (0.48%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.48%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (20.36%) ITIL
2 108 (17.45%) Performance Tuning
3 103 (16.64%) Disaster Recovery
4 90 (14.54%) Project Management
5 72 (11.63%) Migration
6 48 (7.75%) Change Management
7 44 (7.11%) Service Management
8 39 (6.30%) Capacity Management
9 38 (6.14%) Load Balancing
10 37 (5.98%) Agile Software Development
11 36 (5.82%) Data Modelling
11 36 (5.82%) User Acceptance Testing
11 36 (5.82%) Change Control
12 34 (5.49%) Service Delivery
13 31 (5.01%) Scrum
13 31 (5.01%) Performance Management
14 28 (4.52%) Performance Monitoring
15 27 (4.36%) Continuous Integration
15 27 (4.36%) Configuration Management
16 26 (4.20%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 168 (27.14%) SQL
2 75 (12.12%) Java
3 36 (5.82%) Shell Script
4 32 (5.17%) T-SQL
5 31 (5.01%) Perl
6 27 (4.36%) PowerShell
7 23 (3.72%) JavaScript
8 21 (3.39%) Ruby
9 18 (2.91%) Bash Shell
10 15 (2.42%) PHP
10 15 (2.42%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.29%) C
11 8 (1.29%) C#
12 6 (0.97%) Objective-C
13 5 (0.81%) VBA
14 4 (0.65%) Erlang
15 3 (0.48%) VBScript
15 3 (0.48%) VB
16 2 (0.32%) ABAP
16 2 (0.32%) Python
Qualifications
1 65 (10.50%) Security Cleared
2 48 (7.75%) SC Cleared
3 39 (6.30%) Degree
4 33 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (5.01%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (4.04%) CCNP
7 22 (3.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 20 (3.23%) MCP
9 12 (1.94%) MCITP
10 11 (1.78%) CCNA
11 10 (1.62%) OCP
11 10 (1.62%) Oracle Certification
12 9 (1.45%) MCSA
12 9 (1.45%) MCTS
12 9 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (1.13%) MCSE
14 5 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.81%) DV Cleared
15 3 (0.48%) PMP
15 3 (0.48%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (6.79%) SLA
2 32 (5.17%) QA
3 3 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.16%) COBIT
System Software
1 78 (12.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 75 (12.12%) Active Directory
3 32 (5.17%) Oracle RAC
4 25 (4.04%) VMware ESX
5 24 (3.88%) Oracle RMAN
6 16 (2.58%) Samba
7 15 (2.42%) XenServer
8 14 (2.26%) Hyper-V
8 14 (2.26%) Postfix
9 13 (2.10%) vSphere
10 7 (1.13%) XenApp
11 5 (0.81%) NFS
11 5 (0.81%) vCloud
12 3 (0.48%) Docker
12 3 (0.48%) RHEV
12 3 (0.48%) PowerHA
12 3 (0.48%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.48%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 38 (6.14%) Data Guard
2 31 (5.01%) Puppet
3 21 (3.39%) SCOM
4 19 (3.07%) ZABBIX
5 17 (2.75%) Tivoli
6 16 (2.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 14 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (2.10%) NetBackup
9 12 (1.94%) SCCM
10 10 (1.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 7 (1.13%) Vagrant
12 5 (0.81%) OPNET
13 4 (0.65%) Nagios
13 4 (0.65%) Legato
13 4 (0.65%) Ganglia
13 4 (0.65%) CA Wily
13 4 (0.65%) CFEngine
13 4 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 3 (0.48%) Salt
14 3 (0.48%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 133 (21.49%) Oracle
2 118 (19.06%) Microsoft
3 95 (15.35%) VMware
4 50 (8.08%) HP
5 45 (7.27%) Cisco
6 44 (7.11%) Red Hat
7 38 (6.14%) Citrix
8 36 (5.82%) IBM
9 33 (5.33%) NetApp
10 24 (3.88%) EMC
11 21 (3.39%) SAP
12 15 (2.42%) Juniper
13 13 (2.10%) Veritas
13 13 (2.10%) Remedy
14 12 (1.94%) Sybase
14 12 (1.94%) Symantec
15 11 (1.78%) Endeca
15 11 (1.78%) Brocade
15 11 (1.78%) 3PAR
16 9 (1.45%) Sun
Guildford, Surrey
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent daily rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Keene and Lord
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £65000 - £80000 per annum + competitive Package and Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
UK
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Middlesex
Talent International
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Wolverhampton
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Milton Keynes
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 20 days ago