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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Capacity Planning
Rank 327 326 325
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 283 258 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.51% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.68% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 119 105
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £277 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £476 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £421 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.79% +20.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 0
Average hourly rate £23.00 £41.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.24% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £115.00 -
% change year-on-year
-80.00% -

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
39905 37911 33162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.97% 74.86% 72.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25118 22860 19767
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1064 1128 1179
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +5 266 £425 +6.25% 81
London +18 136 £450 +12.50% 25
South East -21 45 £340 -13.65% 22
City of London +11 25 £440 +25.71% 8
South West -4 19 £431 +3.60% 6
West Midlands +5 17 £333 +2.30% 7
East of England -9 15 £350 -17.64% 5
Scotland -6 14 £375 -3.22% 3
North West -11 14 £600 +71.42% 4
Berkshire -2 12 £283 -38.91% 5
Manchester -7 10 £600 +62.16%
East Midlands +11 9 £319 - 7
Bedfordshire -1 8 £350 -12.50% 2
Birmingham +4 7 £323 -0.76% 3
Luton -1 7 £350 -12.50%
Bristol -6 7 £425 +19.29% 3
Edinburgh -13 7 £375 -
Surrey -5 6 £375 +16.27% 3
West Sussex -9 6 £443 - 3
Hertfordshire +8 5 £450 -5.26% 2
Kent -11 5 - - 4
Hampshire -12 5 £363 -21.62% 3
West Yorkshire -30 5 £338 -21.05% 2
Yorkshire -36 5 £338 -3.57% 4
North East - 5 £301 -
Glasgow - 5 £350 - 3
Watford +15 4 - - 1
Slough -2 4 - -
Oxfordshire - 4 £525 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £450 -

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 171 (30.16%) Windows
2 128 (22.57%) SQL
3 124 (21.87%) VMware
4 118 (20.81%) Finance
5 109 (19.22%) Linux
6 108 (19.05%) ITIL
7 99 (17.46%) Oracle
7 99 (17.46%) Microsoft
8 89 (15.70%) VMware Infrastructure
9 85 (14.99%) Performance Tuning
10 82 (14.46%) SQL Server
11 74 (13.05%) Cisco
11 74 (13.05%) Project Management
12 69 (12.17%) Java
12 69 (12.17%) Disaster Recovery
13 66 (11.64%) Active Directory
14 65 (11.46%) Windows Server 2008
15 64 (11.29%) Firewall
16 62 (10.93%) Windows Server 2003
17 59 (10.41%) LAN
18 58 (10.23%) WAN
18 58 (10.23%) Performance Monitoring
19 57 (10.05%) Agile Software Development
20 56 (9.88%) Citrix
21 55 (9.70%) Migration
22 52 (9.17%) Clustering
22 52 (9.17%) HP
23 51 (8.99%) SAN
23 51 (8.99%) Service Delivery
24 50 (8.82%) Red Hat

Capacity Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 33 (5.82%) MS Exchange
2 32 (5.64%) SharePoint
2 32 (5.64%) Apache
3 27 (4.76%) IIS
4 19 (3.35%) Lync
5 18 (3.17%) Confluence
6 17 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 17 (3.00%) MediaWiki
7 16 (2.82%) nginx
8 15 (2.65%) Adobe CQ
9 10 (1.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (1.59%) WebSphere
10 9 (1.59%) WebLogic
10 9 (1.59%) Tomcat
11 7 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (1.06%) IBM Notes
12 6 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (1.06%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.88%) SAS
Applications
1 44 (7.76%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.00%) MS Office
3 14 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.76%) MS Project
5 1 (0.18%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.71%) SAP APO
2 3 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.53%) SAP PP
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.18%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.18%) VisionPLUS
4 1 (0.18%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.18%) Maximo
4 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.18%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.65%) Office 365
2 8 (1.41%) PaaS
3 7 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.06%) Heroku
4 6 (1.06%) Engine Yard
5 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.71%) SaaS
5 4 (0.71%) Google Apps
5 4 (0.71%) IaaS
6 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.18%) ElastiCache
7 1 (0.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 64 (11.29%) Firewall
2 59 (10.41%) LAN
3 58 (10.23%) WAN
4 51 (8.99%) SAN
5 39 (6.88%) DNS
6 35 (6.17%) TCP/IP
7 34 (6.00%) VPN
8 32 (5.64%) Network Security
9 31 (5.47%) LDAP
10 25 (4.41%) BGP
11 23 (4.06%) OSPF
12 22 (3.88%) Internet
13 21 (3.70%) NAS
13 21 (3.70%) EIGRP
14 20 (3.53%) DHCP
15 19 (3.35%) IPsec
16 16 (2.82%) IPv6
16 16 (2.82%) VLAN
17 15 (2.65%) Wireless
18 13 (2.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (14.46%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.17%) MySQL
3 29 (5.11%) Oracle Database
4 22 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (3.70%) Relational Database
6 19 (3.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (1.76%) RDBMS
10 8 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.41%) Oracle Exadata
11 7 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (1.06%) SAP BW
12 6 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (1.06%) DB2
12 6 (1.06%) OLTP
12 6 (1.06%) MongoDB
12 6 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (1.06%) NoSQL
12 6 (1.06%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 31 (5.47%) Jenkins
2 26 (4.59%) Subversion
3 25 (4.41%) JIRA
4 20 (3.53%) Hudson
5 19 (3.35%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (0.88%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.53%) Selenium
8 3 (0.53%) FitNesse
8 3 (0.53%) StarTeam
8 3 (0.53%) SilkTest
8 3 (0.53%) Maven
8 3 (0.53%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.35%) Ant
9 2 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.35%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.35%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (0.18%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
General
1 118 (20.81%) Finance
2 49 (8.64%) Banking
3 46 (8.11%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.47%) Manufacturing
4 14 (2.47%) Retail
5 13 (2.29%) Legal
6 10 (1.76%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.59%) Games
8 6 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.06%) Marketing
9 5 (0.88%) Local Government
10 4 (0.71%) Law
10 4 (0.71%) Billing
11 3 (0.53%) Back Office
12 2 (0.35%) Front Office
12 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.35%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.18%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 70 (12.35%) Architect
2 68 (11.99%) Analyst
3 59 (10.41%) DBA
4 41 (7.23%) Administrator
5 35 (6.17%) SQL DBA
6 27 (4.76%) Consultant
7 26 (4.59%) Solutions Architect
7 26 (4.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 25 (4.41%) Team Leader
9 21 (3.70%) Network Engineer
10 20 (3.53%) SQL Server DBA
10 20 (3.53%) DevOps Engineer
11 17 (3.00%) Technical Architect
12 16 (2.82%) Server Engineer
13 15 (2.65%) Designer
13 15 (2.65%) Support Engineer
14 14 (2.47%) Developer
15 12 (2.12%) Support Analyst
15 12 (2.12%) Service Manager
15 12 (2.12%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.11%) Middleware
2 25 (4.41%) Web Services
3 16 (2.82%) LAMP
4 12 (2.12%) XML
4 12 (2.12%) .NET
5 9 (1.59%) J2EE
5 9 (1.59%) XSLT
6 7 (1.23%) SOAP
6 7 (1.23%) XSD
7 6 (1.06%) REST
7 6 (1.06%) MCollective
8 5 (0.88%) HTML
9 4 (0.71%) jQuery
10 3 (0.53%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 3 (0.53%) Java EE
10 3 (0.53%) RESTful
10 3 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (0.53%) Spring
10 3 (0.53%) JMS
10 3 (0.53%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 52 (9.17%) Clustering
2 49 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (3.88%) Replication
4 20 (3.53%) Management Information System
5 17 (3.00%) Wiki
6 15 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (2.47%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.94%) Blackberry
9 9 (1.59%) CLARiiON
9 9 (1.59%) NHS
10 7 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (1.06%) Device Driver
11 6 (1.06%) Symmetrix
12 5 (0.88%) Online Games
12 5 (0.88%) Statistics
12 5 (0.88%) Open Source
12 5 (0.88%) IVR
12 5 (0.88%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (0.71%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 171 (30.16%) Windows
2 109 (19.22%) Linux
3 65 (11.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 62 (10.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 46 (8.11%) UNIX
6 41 (7.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (5.47%) CentOS
8 24 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (3.70%) Ubuntu
10 20 (3.53%) Windows 7
11 15 (2.65%) Debian
12 14 (2.47%) Solaris
12 14 (2.47%) AIX
13 4 (0.71%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.53%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.53%) HPUX
14 3 (0.53%) zOS
15 2 (0.35%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.18%) i5/OS
16 1 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (19.05%) ITIL
2 85 (14.99%) Performance Tuning
3 74 (13.05%) Project Management
4 69 (12.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 58 (10.23%) Performance Monitoring
6 57 (10.05%) Agile Software Development
7 55 (9.70%) Migration
8 51 (8.99%) Service Delivery
9 36 (6.35%) Data Modelling
10 35 (6.17%) Continuous Integration
11 33 (5.82%) Change Management
12 32 (5.64%) Performance Analysis
13 31 (5.47%) DevOps
14 29 (5.11%) Root Cause Analysis
15 28 (4.94%) Configuration Management
15 28 (4.94%) Capacity Management
16 26 (4.59%) Service Management
16 26 (4.59%) Scrum
16 26 (4.59%) Load Balancing
17 22 (3.88%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 128 (22.57%) SQL
2 69 (12.17%) Java
3 29 (5.11%) Perl
4 25 (4.41%) Ruby
5 23 (4.06%) Bash Shell
6 22 (3.88%) PHP
7 20 (3.53%) Shell Script
7 20 (3.53%) Python
8 17 (3.00%) PowerShell
9 16 (2.82%) C
9 16 (2.82%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.59%) Korn
11 8 (1.41%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.71%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.71%) ABAP
12 4 (0.71%) VBA
13 3 (0.53%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.35%) VBScript
14 2 (0.35%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.35%) AWK
Qualifications
1 49 (8.64%) Security Cleared
2 35 (6.17%) Degree
3 30 (5.29%) SC Cleared
4 22 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (3.35%) ITIL Certification
7 18 (3.17%) MCSE
8 15 (2.65%) VCP4
9 13 (2.29%) MCITP
9 13 (2.29%) DV Cleared
10 12 (2.12%) CCNA
11 8 (1.41%) CCNP
12 6 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.88%) MCSA
14 4 (0.71%) MCP
14 4 (0.71%) MCTS
15 3 (0.53%) CCSE
15 3 (0.53%) CCIE
16 2 (0.35%) ISEB
16 2 (0.35%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (6.35%) SLA
2 17 (3.00%) QA
3 5 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.71%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.71%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.53%) COBIT
6 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.35%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 89 (15.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (11.64%) Active Directory
3 26 (4.59%) vSphere
4 24 (4.23%) Hyper-V
5 20 (3.53%) VMware ESX
5 20 (3.53%) XenServer
6 18 (3.17%) Samba
7 17 (3.00%) Postfix
8 12 (2.12%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (2.12%) XenDesktop
8 12 (2.12%) XenApp
9 11 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (1.94%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (1.41%) Oracle RMAN
11 7 (1.23%) vCloud
11 7 (1.23%) Xen
12 6 (1.06%) VMware Server
13 5 (0.88%) NFS
14 4 (0.71%) Firmware
14 4 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 34 (6.00%) Puppet
2 26 (4.59%) SCOM
3 18 (3.17%) ZABBIX
4 14 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (2.47%) SCCM
5 10 (1.76%) Salt
6 9 (1.59%) Nagios
7 7 (1.23%) Data Guard
8 6 (1.06%) NetBackup
8 6 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (1.06%) collectd
8 6 (1.06%) Cobbler
9 5 (0.88%) HP UCMDB
10 4 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.71%) BMC PATROL
10 4 (0.71%) HP SIM
11 3 (0.53%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.53%) WMI
12 2 (0.35%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.35%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 124 (21.87%) VMware
2 99 (17.46%) Oracle
2 99 (17.46%) Microsoft
3 74 (13.05%) Cisco
4 56 (9.88%) Citrix
5 52 (9.17%) HP
6 50 (8.82%) Red Hat
7 29 (5.11%) NetApp
8 23 (4.06%) EMC
9 22 (3.88%) SAP
10 21 (3.70%) Juniper
11 17 (3.00%) BMC
12 13 (2.29%) IBM
12 13 (2.29%) Dell
13 12 (2.12%) Avaya
14 11 (1.94%) Brocade
14 11 (1.94%) CheckPoint
15 9 (1.59%) Teradata
15 9 (1.59%) Alcatel-Lucent
16 8 (1.41%) F5
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Wiltshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hampshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £451.48 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Rate: £200.00 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Evermore Global
Rate: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum £65k-£75k + excellent package + bonu
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Rate: £450 - £487 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Bournemouth
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Sheffield
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £275 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago