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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Capacity Planning
Rank 318 360 339
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -21
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 303 221 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.43% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.59% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 112 158
Average daily rate
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £251 £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
40540 37166 40747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.11% 72.91% 70.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25134 22527 23434
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1157 1072 1446
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £46.90
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 24 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 24 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 +41 276 £400 - 74
London +2 97 £420 -1.29% 24
South East +12 54 £400 -3.03% 14
South West +3 30 £411 - 4
West Midlands +10 29 £350 +7.69% 14
North West +5 25 £300 +5.72% 3
City of London +19 23 £438 +14.75% 7
East of England -17 19 £338 -3.57% 3
Scotland -2 16 £418 +19.28% 4
Hampshire -4 15 £435 -8.42% 2
Berkshire +9 14 £500 +106.18% 1
Buckinghamshire +5 14 £320 -28.88% 3
Milton Keynes +12 13 £320 -28.88% 1
Yorkshire +3 13 £350 +7.69% 7
Cambridgeshire +12 12 £325 +19.26%
Cheshire +7 11 £298 +13.87%
Edinburgh - 11 £419 -
Bristol - 10 £425 - 3
Reading +15 9 - - 1
Gloucester - 9 - -
Gloucestershire - 9 - -
Birmingham +4 8 £330 - 5
West Yorkshire +3 8 £350 +7.69% 5
Andover - 8 £463 -
Manchester +3 7 £300 +50.00% 3
Leeds +9 6 £425 +30.76% 4
Warwickshire 0 6 - - 2
East Midlands -8 6 £448 -25.41% 3
Somerset - 6 £363 -
North Yorkshire -1 5 £300 -20.00% 1

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 187 (30.41%) Windows
2 172 (27.97%) SQL
3 137 (22.28%) Oracle
4 130 (21.14%) Linux
5 126 (20.49%) ITIL
6 122 (19.84%) Finance
7 117 (19.02%) Microsoft
8 106 (17.24%) Performance Tuning
9 101 (16.42%) Disaster Recovery
10 96 (15.61%) SQL Server
11 93 (15.12%) VMware
12 90 (14.63%) UNIX
13 88 (14.31%) Project Management
14 76 (12.36%) VMware Infrastructure
15 75 (12.20%) Active Directory
16 73 (11.87%) Java
17 70 (11.38%) Migration
18 67 (10.89%) Firewall
19 62 (10.08%) SAN
20 61 (9.92%) Security Cleared
21 59 (9.59%) WAN
22 58 (9.43%) LAN
22 58 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
23 56 (9.11%) Management Information System
23 56 (9.11%) SQL Server 2008
24 55 (8.94%) Oracle Database
25 52 (8.46%) Windows Server 2008
25 52 (8.46%) MS Exchange
25 52 (8.46%) Solaris
26 49 (7.97%) HP

Capacity Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (8.46%) MS Exchange
2 46 (7.48%) SharePoint
3 34 (5.53%) Apache
4 32 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (5.04%) WebLogic
6 30 (4.88%) IIS
7 25 (4.07%) WebSphere
8 16 (2.60%) nginx
9 14 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2003
9 14 (2.28%) SharePoint 2010
9 14 (2.28%) Lync
10 12 (1.95%) WebSphere Application Server
10 12 (1.95%) Confluence
10 12 (1.95%) MediaWiki
11 11 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
12 10 (1.63%) CMS
12 10 (1.63%) Oracle Application Server
13 9 (1.46%) Tomcat
14 8 (1.30%) IBM HTTP Server
14 8 (1.30%) Liferay
Applications
1 42 (6.83%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.09%) MS Office
3 16 (2.60%) InfoPath
4 7 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.14%) MS Project
5 5 (0.81%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.33%) SPSS
6 2 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.33%) SAP PS
4 2 (0.33%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
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%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.76%) Office 365
2 6 (0.98%) SaaS
2 6 (0.98%) GitHub
3 4 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.65%) Joyent
4 3 (0.49%) PaaS
4 3 (0.49%) Heroku
4 3 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.33%) IaaS
6 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 67 (10.89%) Firewall
2 62 (10.08%) SAN
3 59 (9.59%) WAN
4 58 (9.43%) LAN
5 48 (7.80%) VPN
6 42 (6.83%) DNS
7 36 (5.85%) HTTP
8 35 (5.69%) LDAP
9 32 (5.20%) TCP/IP
10 31 (5.04%) BGP
10 31 (5.04%) Wireless
11 29 (4.72%) Network Security
12 28 (4.55%) Internet
13 25 (4.07%) MPLS
14 23 (3.74%) OSPF
15 22 (3.58%) IPsec
16 20 (3.25%) DHCP
17 19 (3.09%) VLAN
18 18 (2.93%) Ethernet
18 18 (2.93%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (15.61%) SQL Server
2 56 (9.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 55 (8.94%) Oracle Database
4 43 (6.99%) Oracle Database 10g
5 41 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 41 (6.67%) Relational Database
6 38 (6.18%) Oracle Database 11g
7 30 (4.88%) MySQL
7 30 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 29 (4.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 26 (4.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (3.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 15 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
12 14 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (1.95%) Oracle9i Database
13 12 (1.95%) RDBMS
14 10 (1.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 9 (1.46%) Oracle Database 12c
15 9 (1.46%) DB2
Development Applications
1 31 (5.04%) Jenkins
2 28 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 22 (3.58%) Hudson
4 16 (2.60%) Subversion
5 15 (2.44%) JIRA
6 13 (2.11%) Ant
7 10 (1.63%) TeamCity
8 9 (1.46%) LoadRunner
9 8 (1.30%) Maven
10 7 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (0.81%) Rational Rhapsody
12 4 (0.65%) Introscope
12 4 (0.65%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.65%) Grunt
12 4 (0.65%) Yeoman
12 4 (0.65%) JProfiler
13 3 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
14 2 (0.33%) InstallShield
15 1 (0.16%) WebDriver
General
1 122 (19.84%) Finance
2 41 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 37 (6.02%) Banking
4 29 (4.72%) Back Office
5 24 (3.90%) Front Office
6 10 (1.63%) Marketing
7 9 (1.46%) Retail
8 7 (1.14%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.98%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.81%) Legal
11 4 (0.65%) Military
11 4 (0.65%) Billing
12 3 (0.49%) Local Government
12 3 (0.49%) Advertising
12 3 (0.49%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.33%) Publishing
13 2 (0.33%) Automotive
13 2 (0.33%) Electronics
14 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.16%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (12.20%) DBA
2 74 (12.03%) Analyst
3 68 (11.06%) Architect
4 63 (10.24%) Administrator
5 45 (7.32%) Consultant
6 41 (6.67%) Network Engineer
7 40 (6.50%) SQL DBA
8 39 (6.34%) Oracle DBA
9 34 (5.53%) Support Engineer
10 30 (4.88%) Project Manager
11 25 (4.07%) Developer
12 21 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
12 21 (3.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 21 (3.41%) SQL Server DBA
13 20 (3.25%) 3rd Line Support
13 20 (3.25%) Systems Administrator
14 19 (3.09%) Technical Architect
15 17 (2.76%) Support Analyst
16 16 (2.60%) Network Support
17 14 (2.28%) Capacity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (7.15%) Web Services
2 32 (5.20%) XML
3 24 (3.90%) CSS
4 22 (3.58%) .NET
4 22 (3.58%) SOAP
5 21 (3.41%) JSON
6 20 (3.25%) HTML
7 19 (3.09%) REST
8 16 (2.60%) LAMP
9 15 (2.44%) J2EE
10 14 (2.28%) RESTful
11 13 (2.11%) HTML5
12 11 (1.79%) Middleware
13 10 (1.63%) JSP
13 10 (1.63%) .NET Framework
13 10 (1.63%) CSS3
14 8 (1.30%) Hibernate
14 8 (1.30%) Spring
14 8 (1.30%) Struts
14 8 (1.30%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 56 (9.11%) Management Information System
2 43 (6.99%) Clustering
3 34 (5.53%) Statistics
4 29 (4.72%) Replication
5 16 (2.60%) Mobile App
6 14 (2.28%) NHS
6 14 (2.28%) Wiki
7 12 (1.95%) Firmware
8 9 (1.46%) Open Source
8 9 (1.46%) Mathematics
9 8 (1.30%) Mainframe
10 7 (1.14%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.14%) Informatics
10 7 (1.14%) Blackberry
10 7 (1.14%) CLARiiON
11 6 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (0.98%) FMCG
11 6 (0.98%) iPad
12 5 (0.81%) Symmetrix DMX
13 4 (0.65%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 187 (30.41%) Windows
2 130 (21.14%) Linux
3 90 (14.63%) UNIX
4 58 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 52 (8.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (8.46%) Solaris
6 45 (7.32%) Windows 7
7 26 (4.23%) AIX
8 24 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (3.41%) Ubuntu
9 21 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (2.44%) Debian
11 14 (2.28%) Windows 8
12 9 (1.46%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (0.98%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.98%) CentOS
14 5 (0.81%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.81%) Android
15 3 (0.49%) SmartOS
15 3 (0.49%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (20.49%) ITIL
2 106 (17.24%) Performance Tuning
3 101 (16.42%) Disaster Recovery
4 88 (14.31%) Project Management
5 70 (11.38%) Migration
6 46 (7.48%) Change Management
7 44 (7.15%) Service Management
8 41 (6.67%) Capacity Management
9 38 (6.18%) Load Balancing
10 36 (5.85%) Agile Software Development
10 36 (5.85%) User Acceptance Testing
10 36 (5.85%) Change Control
11 35 (5.69%) Data Modelling
12 34 (5.53%) Service Delivery
13 32 (5.20%) Performance Management
14 30 (4.88%) Scrum
15 27 (4.39%) Performance Monitoring
16 26 (4.23%) Configuration Management
16 26 (4.23%) Continuous Integration
17 25 (4.07%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 172 (27.97%) SQL
2 73 (11.87%) Java
3 36 (5.85%) Shell Script
4 32 (5.20%) T-SQL
5 29 (4.72%) Perl
6 28 (4.55%) PowerShell
7 23 (3.74%) JavaScript
8 20 (3.25%) Ruby
9 17 (2.76%) Bash Shell
9 17 (2.76%) PL/SQL
10 14 (2.28%) PHP
11 8 (1.30%) C
12 7 (1.14%) C#
13 6 (0.98%) Objective-C
14 5 (0.81%) VBA
15 4 (0.65%) VB
15 4 (0.65%) Erlang
16 3 (0.49%) VBScript
17 2 (0.33%) ABAP
17 2 (0.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 61 (9.92%) Security Cleared
2 45 (7.32%) SC Cleared
3 38 (6.18%) Degree
4 33 (5.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (5.04%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (3.90%) CCNP
7 22 (3.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 20 (3.25%) MCP
9 12 (1.95%) CCNA
9 12 (1.95%) MCITP
10 10 (1.63%) MCSA
10 10 (1.63%) OCP
10 10 (1.63%) Oracle Certification
11 9 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (1.30%) MCSE
12 8 (1.30%) MCTS
13 5 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.65%) DV Cleared
15 3 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.49%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (6.83%) SLA
2 32 (5.20%) QA
3 3 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.16%) COBIT
System Software
1 76 (12.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 75 (12.20%) Active Directory
3 33 (5.37%) Oracle RAC
4 27 (4.39%) VMware ESX
5 25 (4.07%) Oracle RMAN
6 15 (2.44%) Samba
7 14 (2.28%) Hyper-V
7 14 (2.28%) XenServer
8 13 (2.11%) Postfix
9 12 (1.95%) vSphere
10 7 (1.14%) XenApp
11 5 (0.81%) NFS
12 4 (0.65%) vCloud
13 3 (0.49%) PowerHA
13 3 (0.49%) Docker
13 3 (0.49%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.49%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.33%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 38 (6.18%) Data Guard
2 30 (4.88%) Puppet
3 21 (3.41%) SCOM
4 20 (3.25%) Tivoli
5 19 (3.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 18 (2.93%) ZABBIX
7 13 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (2.11%) NetBackup
8 12 (1.95%) SCCM
9 11 (1.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 7 (1.14%) Vagrant
11 5 (0.81%) OPNET
12 4 (0.65%) Nagios
12 4 (0.65%) Legato
12 4 (0.65%) CA Wily
12 4 (0.65%) Ganglia
12 4 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 4 (0.65%) CFEngine
13 3 (0.49%) HP SiteScope
13 3 (0.49%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 137 (22.28%) Oracle
2 117 (19.02%) Microsoft
3 93 (15.12%) VMware
4 49 (7.97%) HP
5 44 (7.15%) Cisco
6 42 (6.83%) Red Hat
7 38 (6.18%) Citrix
8 36 (5.85%) IBM
9 35 (5.69%) NetApp
10 23 (3.74%) EMC
11 21 (3.41%) SAP
12 15 (2.44%) Juniper
13 13 (2.11%) Veritas
13 13 (2.11%) Remedy
14 12 (1.95%) Symantec
15 11 (1.79%) 3PAR
15 11 (1.79%) Brocade
15 11 (1.79%) Endeca
15 11 (1.79%) Sybase
16 9 (1.46%) Nintex
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
LA International
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £65000 - £80000 per annum + competitive Package and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
UK
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
Talent International
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £400 - 600 per day + Some Travel Expenses
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Wolverhampton
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Milton Keynes
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Posted: 27 days ago