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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Capacity Planning
Rank 378 354 389
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +35
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 271 284 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.51% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.67% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 138 106
Average daily rate
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£420 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £239 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 5
Average hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £18.40 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.30 £51.60 £43.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £23.78
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -7.47%

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
45650 42374 39473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.94% 76.20% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29733 26205 24236
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1234 1151 1099
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 August 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 28 August 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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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 -14 253 £420 +9.44% 78
London +29 103 £444 +5.97% 28
South East +1 63 £350 - 21
North West -28 28 £423 +26.30% 5
East of England -1 20 £300 -25.00% 8
City of London -6 19 £444 -1.38% 4
Manchester -11 16 £388 +29.16% 2
Surrey +8 15 £270 - 6
Buckinghamshire -5 14 £400 +25.00% 1
Scotland -7 14 £394 +26.00%
Berkshire -7 13 £453 +16.02% 2
East Midlands -1 12 £350 -21.78% 5
Bedfordshire +21 10 £331 -33.75% 2
Hampshire -7 10 £313 -17.76% 5
Luton +24 9 £300 -
Glasgow +9 9 £394 +49.85%
Milton Keynes -5 9 £400 +31.14% 1
Yorkshire -32 9 £425 +16.43% 6
West Midlands -17 8 £410 +17.14% 1
Kent - 8 £350 - 2
West Yorkshire -20 7 £400 +2.56% 4
Leeds -25 7 £400 +2.56% 1
Epsom - 7 £181 -
Liverpool 0 6 £350 -
Merseyside -4 6 £350 - 1
Slough - 6 £475 -
Northamptonshire +1 5 £350 -25.53%
Lancashire -9 4 £436 +3.51%
Blackpool -23 4 £436 +3.51%
Redhill - 4 £350 -

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 167 (28.45%) Windows
2 137 (23.34%) VMware
3 121 (20.61%) Cisco
4 107 (18.23%) SQL
4 107 (18.23%) Finance
5 104 (17.72%) Microsoft
6 96 (16.35%) ITIL
7 92 (15.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 91 (15.50%) Linux
9 90 (15.33%) Migration
10 89 (15.16%) Firewall
11 88 (14.99%) Data Centre
12 87 (14.82%) Performance Tuning
13 81 (13.80%) Oracle
13 81 (13.80%) WAN
14 78 (13.29%) Active Directory
15 77 (13.12%) SQL Server
16 72 (12.27%) Citrix
16 72 (12.27%) Windows Server 2008
17 66 (11.24%) SAN
18 63 (10.73%) Windows Server 2003
18 63 (10.73%) LAN
19 62 (10.56%) Java
20 60 (10.22%) HP
20 60 (10.22%) Agile Software Development
21 56 (9.54%) Project Management
22 54 (9.20%) Windows Server 2012
23 52 (8.86%) UNIX
24 51 (8.69%) Disaster Recovery
25 50 (8.52%) Telecoms

Capacity Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 42 (7.16%) MS Exchange
2 31 (5.28%) SharePoint
2 31 (5.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 27 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (2.73%) WebSphere
5 14 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2003
5 14 (2.39%) Lync
6 13 (2.21%) Apache
6 13 (2.21%) WebLogic
6 13 (2.21%) JBoss
7 12 (2.04%) IBM Notes
7 12 (2.04%) IIS
7 12 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (1.70%) WebSphere Application Server
9 7 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (1.02%) Confluence
11 5 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
11 5 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.68%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 45 (7.67%) MS Excel
2 24 (4.09%) MS Office
3 11 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.70%) MS Project
5 5 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 5 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.68%) Kondor+
2 4 (0.68%) Misys Midas
2 4 (0.68%) IntelliMatch
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.34%) Eikon
3 2 (0.34%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.34%) SAP PP
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.17%) Tesseract
4 1 (0.17%) Exstream
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.17%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.17%) Metrica
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.17%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.41%) Office 365
2 11 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.02%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.68%) PaaS
4 4 (0.68%) GitHub
5 3 (0.51%) IaaS
6 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 89 (15.16%) Firewall
2 81 (13.80%) WAN
3 66 (11.24%) SAN
4 63 (10.73%) LAN
5 49 (8.35%) Wireless
6 41 (6.98%) Cisco ASA
7 40 (6.81%) VPN
8 38 (6.47%) Network Security
9 37 (6.30%) TCP/IP
10 35 (5.96%) OSPF
10 35 (5.96%) BGP
11 32 (5.45%) MPLS
12 29 (4.94%) DNS
13 26 (4.43%) VoIP
14 25 (4.26%) SSL
15 23 (3.92%) EIGRP
15 23 (3.92%) VLAN
16 22 (3.75%) Internet
17 21 (3.58%) IPsec
18 20 (3.41%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (13.12%) SQL Server
2 47 (8.01%) Oracle Database
3 35 (5.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (4.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 21 (3.58%) MySQL
6 19 (3.24%) Oracle Database 11g
7 16 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (2.56%) Relational Database
9 13 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (1.70%) RDBMS
11 10 (1.70%) Oracle Database 10g
12 8 (1.36%) MS Access
12 8 (1.36%) Big Data
13 7 (1.19%) MongoDB
14 6 (1.02%) Hadoop
14 6 (1.02%) KDB
14 6 (1.02%) OLTP
15 5 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.87%) JIRA
2 9 (1.53%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.36%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (1.19%) MSBuild
5 6 (1.02%) Subversion
6 5 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.51%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (0.51%) FishEye
7 3 (0.51%) Selenium
8 2 (0.34%) Hudson
8 2 (0.34%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.34%) Toad
9 1 (0.17%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.17%) ERwin
9 1 (0.17%) ProC
9 1 (0.17%) MSI
9 1 (0.17%) JMeter
General
1 107 (18.23%) Finance
2 50 (8.52%) Telecoms
3 36 (6.13%) Banking
4 16 (2.73%) Retail
5 10 (1.70%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.53%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.53%) Marketing
7 8 (1.36%) Local Government
8 7 (1.19%) Front Office
9 5 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.85%) Legal
10 4 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.68%) Back Office
10 4 (0.68%) Games
11 3 (0.51%) Publishing
11 3 (0.51%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.51%) Electronics
11 3 (0.51%) Automotive
11 3 (0.51%) Law
12 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 86 (14.65%) Analyst
2 75 (12.78%) Architect
3 71 (12.10%) DBA
4 55 (9.37%) Administrator
5 47 (8.01%) Consultant
6 45 (7.67%) Network Engineer
7 35 (5.96%) SQL DBA
8 33 (5.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 31 (5.28%) Technical Architect
10 23 (3.92%) Support Analyst
11 21 (3.58%) Solutions Architect
12 20 (3.41%) SQL Server DBA
13 19 (3.24%) Developer
14 17 (2.90%) Senior Network Engineer
15 16 (2.73%) Project Manager
15 16 (2.73%) Technical Consultant
16 15 (2.56%) Support Engineer
17 11 (1.87%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 11 (1.87%) Security Analyst
17 11 (1.87%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.09%) Middleware
2 12 (2.04%) Web Services
3 11 (1.87%) HTML
3 11 (1.87%) .NET
4 9 (1.53%) CSS
4 9 (1.53%) Oracle Fusion
5 7 (1.19%) jQuery
5 7 (1.19%) 802.1X
6 6 (1.02%) WebCenter
6 6 (1.02%) J2EE
7 5 (0.85%) XML
7 5 (0.85%) HTML5
7 5 (0.85%) CSS3
8 4 (0.68%) Kafka
8 4 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (0.68%) TIBCO EMS
9 3 (0.51%) REST
10 2 (0.34%) Apache Avro
10 2 (0.34%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.34%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 88 (14.99%) Data Centre
2 50 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (5.62%) Clustering
4 25 (4.26%) Management Information System
5 21 (3.58%) Replication
6 20 (3.41%) Computer Science
7 18 (3.07%) PKI
8 14 (2.39%) HP Storage
9 10 (1.70%) NHS
10 9 (1.53%) iSeries
10 9 (1.53%) EMC VNX
11 8 (1.36%) Visualisation
12 7 (1.19%) HP StoreVirtual
12 7 (1.19%) GIS
12 7 (1.19%) CMDB
12 7 (1.19%) Statistics
13 6 (1.02%) Economics
13 6 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.85%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 167 (28.45%) Windows
2 91 (15.50%) Linux
3 72 (12.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 63 (10.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 54 (9.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (8.86%) UNIX
7 30 (5.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (3.92%) Windows 7
9 16 (2.73%) Solaris
10 5 (0.85%) CentOS
11 4 (0.68%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.68%) AIX
11 4 (0.68%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.68%) Android
12 3 (0.51%) Fedora
12 3 (0.51%) SUSE
12 3 (0.51%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.51%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.34%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.34%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (16.35%) ITIL
2 90 (15.33%) Migration
3 87 (14.82%) Performance Tuning
4 60 (10.22%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (9.54%) Project Management
6 51 (8.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 44 (7.50%) Performance Monitoring
8 42 (7.16%) Change Management
9 41 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
10 40 (6.81%) Service Delivery
11 36 (6.13%) Scrum
11 36 (6.13%) Network Management
12 33 (5.62%) Root Cause Analysis
13 32 (5.45%) Change Control
14 31 (5.28%) Kalman Filter
15 28 (4.77%) Capacity Management
16 26 (4.43%) Business Intelligence
17 25 (4.26%) Incident Management
17 25 (4.26%) Security Architecture
18 23 (3.92%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (18.23%) SQL
2 62 (10.56%) Java
3 27 (4.60%) T-SQL
4 26 (4.43%) PowerShell
5 23 (3.92%) Perl
6 21 (3.58%) Shell Script
7 18 (3.07%) Python
8 16 (2.73%) VB
9 10 (1.70%) C#
9 10 (1.70%) Bash Shell
10 9 (1.53%) JavaScript
11 8 (1.36%) C
11 8 (1.36%) VBA
12 7 (1.19%) PHP
13 6 (1.02%) VBScript
14 5 (0.85%) MATLAB
14 5 (0.85%) Ruby
15 3 (0.51%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.34%) REXX
17 1 (0.17%) Korn
Qualifications
1 49 (8.35%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (6.64%) Security Cleared
3 35 (5.96%) Degree
4 29 (4.94%) CCNP
5 26 (4.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (3.92%) SC Cleared
7 20 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
8 19 (3.24%) CCNA
9 15 (2.56%) MCSE
10 14 (2.39%) CISSP
11 11 (1.87%) CISM
11 11 (1.87%) CISMP
11 11 (1.87%) CCIE
12 9 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (1.53%) CCENT
13 8 (1.36%) CCSA
14 6 (1.02%) MCTS
14 6 (1.02%) PhD
14 6 (1.02%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.85%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.77%) QA
2 25 (4.26%) SLA
3 19 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 92 (15.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 78 (13.29%) Active Directory
3 37 (6.30%) Hyper-V
4 28 (4.77%) vSphere
5 18 (3.07%) VMware ESX
6 14 (2.39%) Microsoft App-V
6 14 (2.39%) Xen
7 12 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
8 11 (1.87%) XenApp
9 8 (1.36%) XenDesktop
9 8 (1.36%) DFS Replication
10 6 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.85%) VMware Server
11 5 (0.85%) Firmware
12 4 (0.68%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.68%) Snort
12 4 (0.68%) Squid
12 4 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.51%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.51%) KVM
Systems Management
1 27 (4.60%) SCCM
2 18 (3.07%) SCOM
2 18 (3.07%) Puppet
3 13 (2.21%) ARCserve
4 12 (2.04%) Oracle RMAN
5 10 (1.70%) OpenView
5 10 (1.70%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (1.19%) CiscoWorks
6 7 (1.19%) BMC PATROL
6 7 (1.19%) SolarWinds Orion
7 6 (1.02%) Nagios
7 6 (1.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (1.02%) OPNET
8 5 (0.85%) Data Guard
8 5 (0.85%) vMotion
9 4 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (0.68%) Ansible
9 4 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.68%) HP Data Protector
9 4 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 137 (23.34%) VMware
2 121 (20.61%) Cisco
3 104 (17.72%) Microsoft
4 81 (13.80%) Oracle
5 72 (12.27%) Citrix
6 60 (10.22%) HP
7 45 (7.67%) CheckPoint
8 39 (6.64%) EMC
9 29 (4.94%) SolarWinds
10 28 (4.77%) Juniper
11 27 (4.60%) F5
12 23 (3.92%) Red Hat
13 21 (3.58%) SAP
14 14 (2.39%) 3PAR
14 14 (2.39%) Brocade
15 13 (2.21%) Kaspersky
15 13 (2.21%) NetApp
16 12 (2.04%) Lotus
16 12 (2.04%) Clearswift
17 11 (1.87%) Riverbed
Bedfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £30 - £40 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
ICP Search
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £20 to £25 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Avance Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £500.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £700 per day + market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hudson IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £150.94 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 9 days ago
Basingstoke
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £320 - £325 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Merseyside
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £225.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Cambridge
Abcam PLC
Rate: £40,000 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 19 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 27 days ago