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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Capacity Planning
Rank 359 334 377
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +43
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 288 301 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.55% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.72% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 151 103
Average daily rate
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£410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 9
Average hourly rate £20.75 £21.75 £32.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.59% -33.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £18.70 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £22.00 £51.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £21.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +40.32%

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
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -20 270 £411 +2.81% 97
London +3 103 £435 +2.35% 42
South East +10 71 £389 -2.81% 21
East of England +8 26 £300 -11.11% 8
North West -25 24 £450 +33.33% 4
City of London -12 23 £431 - 6
Berkshire +8 18 £453 -9.50% 5
Buckinghamshire +6 17 £388 +21.09% 2
Scotland -12 15 £375 -9.90%
Manchester -1 14 £425 +41.66% 3
Hampshire -6 14 £344 -20.97% 2
Milton Keynes -4 12 £388 +21.09% 2
Glasgow +13 11 £425 +61.75%
Kent - 11 £375 - 1
East Midlands +4 10 £275 -38.54% 6
West Midlands -16 10 £380 +8.57% 3
Slough +10 9 £475 - 1
Yorkshire -27 9 £450 +28.57% 10
South West -29 9 £350 -15.15% 3
Bedfordshire +16 8 £300 -18.91% 2
Luton +15 7 £300 -
Hertfordshire +1 7 £350 - 1
Peterborough +6 5 - -
Surrey 0 5 £363 - 5
Liverpool -5 5 - - 1
Cambridgeshire -6 5 - - 3
Merseyside -8 5 - - 1
Leeds -25 5 £150 -64.70% 5
West Yorkshire -27 5 £150 -57.14% 6
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £350 -

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 178 (28.48%) Windows
2 148 (23.68%) VMware
3 125 (20.00%) Cisco
4 124 (19.84%) Finance
5 120 (19.20%) SQL
6 114 (18.24%) Microsoft
7 107 (17.12%) VMware Infrastructure
8 103 (16.48%) Oracle
8 103 (16.48%) ITIL
9 98 (15.68%) Linux
10 97 (15.52%) Migration
10 97 (15.52%) Data Centre
11 93 (14.88%) SQL Server
12 91 (14.56%) Firewall
13 87 (13.92%) Performance Tuning
14 85 (13.60%) Active Directory
15 84 (13.44%) WAN
15 84 (13.44%) Citrix
16 80 (12.80%) Windows Server 2008
17 79 (12.64%) Windows Server 2003
18 78 (12.48%) SAN
19 69 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
20 68 (10.88%) Project Management
21 67 (10.72%) Java
22 66 (10.56%) LAN
23 64 (10.24%) HP
24 63 (10.08%) Windows Server 2012
25 60 (9.60%) Disaster Recovery
25 60 (9.60%) Agile Software Development
26 57 (9.12%) Telecoms

Capacity Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 44 (7.04%) MS Exchange
2 33 (5.28%) SharePoint
3 29 (4.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 26 (4.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (2.88%) IBM Notes
6 15 (2.40%) WebLogic
6 15 (2.40%) IIS
6 15 (2.40%) WebSphere
6 15 (2.40%) Lync
7 14 (2.24%) Apache
8 13 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
9 11 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (1.76%) JBoss
10 9 (1.44%) WebSphere Application Server
11 7 (1.12%) Confluence
11 7 (1.12%) Oracle Service Bus
11 7 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 52 (8.32%) MS Excel
2 25 (4.00%) MS Office
3 15 (2.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (2.08%) MS Project
5 5 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.64%) Kondor+
3 4 (0.64%) Misys Midas
3 4 (0.64%) IntelliMatch
4 3 (0.48%) SAP PP
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.32%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.32%) Eikon
6 1 (0.16%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.16%) Tesseract
6 1 (0.16%) Exstream
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.16%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.16%) Office 365
2 9 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.96%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.48%) PaaS
4 3 (0.48%) IaaS
5 2 (0.32%) SaaS
5 2 (0.32%) GitHub
6 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 91 (14.56%) Firewall
2 84 (13.44%) WAN
3 78 (12.48%) SAN
4 66 (10.56%) LAN
5 46 (7.36%) Wireless
6 42 (6.72%) VPN
7 41 (6.56%) TCP/IP
7 41 (6.56%) Network Security
8 38 (6.08%) OSPF
8 38 (6.08%) BGP
9 35 (5.60%) Cisco ASA
10 31 (4.96%) NAS
11 29 (4.64%) DNS
12 27 (4.32%) EIGRP
12 27 (4.32%) MPLS
13 26 (4.16%) IPsec
13 26 (4.16%) SSL
14 25 (4.00%) VoIP
15 22 (3.52%) Internet
16 20 (3.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (14.88%) SQL Server
2 51 (8.16%) Oracle Database
3 32 (5.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (3.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 20 (3.20%) MySQL
6 19 (3.04%) Oracle Database 11g
7 17 (2.72%) Relational Database
8 16 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (1.76%) RDBMS
11 10 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (1.44%) MS Access
13 8 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
14 6 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.96%) KDB
14 6 (0.96%) Big Data
15 5 (0.80%) MongoDB
15 5 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 5 (0.80%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 18 (2.88%) JIRA
2 11 (1.76%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.60%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.60%) Subversion
4 9 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (1.28%) MSBuild
6 6 (0.96%) Hudson
7 3 (0.48%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (0.32%) StarTeam
8 2 (0.32%) Toad
9 1 (0.16%) ERwin
9 1 (0.16%) MSI
9 1 (0.16%) LSMW
9 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.16%) Selenium
9 1 (0.16%) FishEye
9 1 (0.16%) Artifactory
General
1 124 (19.84%) Finance
2 57 (9.12%) Telecoms
3 46 (7.36%) Banking
4 15 (2.40%) Retail
5 13 (2.08%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.92%) Local Government
7 11 (1.76%) Marketing
8 10 (1.60%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.12%) Front Office
10 5 (0.80%) Back Office
10 5 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.80%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.80%) Legal
11 4 (0.64%) Electronics
12 3 (0.48%) Automotive
12 3 (0.48%) Law
12 3 (0.48%) Billing
12 3 (0.48%) Publishing
13 2 (0.32%) Games
13 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (15.20%) Analyst
2 84 (13.44%) Architect
3 78 (12.48%) DBA
4 61 (9.76%) Administrator
5 46 (7.36%) Consultant
6 41 (6.56%) Network Engineer
7 36 (5.76%) SQL DBA
8 32 (5.12%) Technical Architect
9 30 (4.80%) Solutions Architect
9 30 (4.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 20 (3.20%) Developer
11 19 (3.04%) SQL Server DBA
12 18 (2.88%) Support Analyst
13 17 (2.72%) Project Manager
14 16 (2.56%) Senior Network Engineer
15 15 (2.40%) Server Engineer
16 14 (2.24%) Infrastructure Architect
16 14 (2.24%) Windows Server Engineer
16 14 (2.24%) Designer
17 13 (2.08%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.84%) Middleware
2 20 (3.20%) .NET
3 13 (2.08%) Web Services
4 12 (1.92%) HTML
5 10 (1.60%) CSS
6 9 (1.44%) Oracle Fusion
7 7 (1.12%) jQuery
7 7 (1.12%) J2EE
7 7 (1.12%) XML
8 6 (0.96%) WebCenter
8 6 (0.96%) 802.1X
9 5 (0.80%) HTML5
9 5 (0.80%) CSS3
10 4 (0.64%) TIBCO EMS
10 4 (0.64%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (0.64%) LAMP
11 3 (0.48%) REST
12 2 (0.32%) SOAP
12 2 (0.32%) Swing
12 2 (0.32%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 97 (15.52%) Data Centre
2 69 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (5.44%) Clustering
4 25 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 20 (3.20%) Replication
6 17 (2.72%) Computer Science
7 15 (2.40%) PKI
7 15 (2.40%) HP Storage
8 10 (1.60%) EMC VNX
8 10 (1.60%) HP StoreVirtual
8 10 (1.60%) NHS
9 9 (1.44%) GIS
9 9 (1.44%) iSeries
10 8 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.12%) CMDB
11 7 (1.12%) Statistics
11 7 (1.12%) CLARiiON
11 7 (1.12%) Symmetrix
12 6 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 178 (28.48%) Windows
2 98 (15.68%) Linux
3 80 (12.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 79 (12.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 63 (10.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 49 (7.84%) UNIX
7 22 (3.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (3.36%) Windows 7
9 16 (2.56%) Solaris
10 6 (0.96%) AIX
10 6 (0.96%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.96%) CentOS
11 5 (0.80%) Debian
12 4 (0.64%) Android
12 4 (0.64%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.48%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.48%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (0.48%) HPUX
14 2 (0.32%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (16.48%) ITIL
2 97 (15.52%) Migration
3 87 (13.92%) Performance Tuning
4 68 (10.88%) Project Management
5 60 (9.60%) Disaster Recovery
5 60 (9.60%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (8.48%) Performance Monitoring
7 43 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 42 (6.72%) Change Management
9 39 (6.24%) Service Delivery
10 35 (5.60%) Network Management
11 33 (5.28%) Scrum
12 32 (5.12%) Change Control
13 31 (4.96%) Data Modelling
14 30 (4.80%) Root Cause Analysis
14 30 (4.80%) Capacity Management
15 27 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
15 27 (4.32%) Kalman Filter
16 26 (4.16%) Load Balancing
17 23 (3.68%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 120 (19.20%) SQL
2 67 (10.72%) Java
3 23 (3.68%) T-SQL
3 23 (3.68%) Perl
4 21 (3.36%) PowerShell
5 16 (2.56%) VB
6 15 (2.40%) Shell Script
7 14 (2.24%) Python
7 14 (2.24%) C
8 11 (1.76%) JavaScript
9 10 (1.60%) C#
9 10 (1.60%) Bash Shell
10 9 (1.44%) PHP
11 7 (1.12%) MATLAB
11 7 (1.12%) VBA
12 6 (0.96%) Ruby
12 6 (0.96%) VBScript
13 2 (0.32%) AWK
13 2 (0.32%) REXX
13 2 (0.32%) Korn
Qualifications
1 54 (8.64%) Security Cleared
2 42 (6.72%) Cisco Certification
3 37 (5.92%) Degree
4 32 (5.12%) SC Cleared
5 31 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (4.32%) CCNP
7 23 (3.68%) MCSE
8 19 (3.04%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (2.24%) CCNA
10 12 (1.92%) MCITP
10 12 (1.92%) DV Cleared
11 11 (1.76%) CISSP
12 9 (1.44%) CISM
12 9 (1.44%) CISMP
12 9 (1.44%) CCIE
12 9 (1.44%) CCENT
13 8 (1.28%) CCSA
14 7 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (0.80%) CCSE
15 5 (0.80%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.48%) QA
2 26 (4.16%) SLA
3 18 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 107 (17.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 85 (13.60%) Active Directory
3 49 (7.84%) Hyper-V
4 28 (4.48%) vSphere
5 21 (3.36%) Microsoft App-V
6 20 (3.20%) Xen
7 15 (2.40%) VMware ESX
8 14 (2.24%) XenApp
9 12 (1.92%) XenDesktop
9 12 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (1.12%) VMware Server
10 7 (1.12%) XenServer
10 7 (1.12%) DFS Replication
11 6 (0.96%) Samba
12 5 (0.80%) Postfix
12 5 (0.80%) iptables
12 5 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (0.64%) Snort
13 4 (0.64%) Squid
Systems Management
1 33 (5.28%) SCCM
2 17 (2.72%) Puppet
3 15 (2.40%) SCOM
4 13 (2.08%) ARCserve
5 11 (1.76%) Oracle RMAN
6 10 (1.60%) OpenView
6 10 (1.60%) Cisco CUCM
7 7 (1.12%) CiscoWorks
7 7 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 7 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.96%) ZABBIX
8 6 (0.96%) SolarWinds Orion
9 5 (0.80%) Data Guard
9 5 (0.80%) Nagios
9 5 (0.80%) OPNET
9 5 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.80%) vMotion
10 4 (0.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 4 (0.64%) Salt
10 4 (0.64%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 148 (23.68%) VMware
2 125 (20.00%) Cisco
3 114 (18.24%) Microsoft
4 103 (16.48%) Oracle
5 84 (13.44%) Citrix
6 64 (10.24%) HP
7 45 (7.20%) CheckPoint
8 43 (6.88%) EMC
9 32 (5.12%) Juniper
10 31 (4.96%) SAP
11 26 (4.16%) SolarWinds
12 25 (4.00%) F5
13 22 (3.52%) Red Hat
14 18 (2.88%) Lotus
14 18 (2.88%) NetApp
15 17 (2.72%) Brocade
16 15 (2.40%) 3PAR
17 12 (1.92%) Alcatel-Lucent
17 12 (1.92%) IBM
18 11 (1.76%) Adobe
Spalding, Lincolnshire
The One Group
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £38 per hour + competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Spalding
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Execellence
Rate: From £90,000 to £120,000 per annum + Bens, This is a Fixed Term Contra
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £400 per Tag
Posted: 3 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Salt
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £20 to £25 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Excellent Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Kingston, Sussex
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Queen Mary University of London
Rate: £35,319 - £41,553 per year plus excellent benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 - £650 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
ICP Search
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Queen Mary University of London
Rate: £35,319 - £41,553 per year plus excellent benefits
Posted: 18 days ago