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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Capacity Planning
Rank 325 339 316
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -23
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 279 238 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.49% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.66% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 110 117
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £300 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £405 £382
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +6.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +7.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.91 £18.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £44.00 £25.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £41.25 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-39.39% +85.39%

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
38219 36146 32687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.29% 74.26% 71.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 24558 22025 19397
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £271 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1002 1117 1319
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Capacity Planning within the UK over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Capacity Planning Hourly Rate Histogram 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 26 January 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 +1 258 £425 +6.25% 83
London -1 128 £450 +12.50% 39
South East -6 46 £400 -11.11% 12
City of London +12 27 £440 +3.52% 13
North East - 20 £300 -
South West -17 19 £425 +3.65% 7
Scotland +1 18 £375 -3.22% 3
Hampshire -5 16 £400 -13.51% 5
East of England 0 15 £463 +6.32% 8
West Midlands +11 13 £418 +39.16% 7
Edinburgh -6 10 £375 - 1
Bristol -5 9 £425 +21.42% 4
North West -8 9 £354 -11.56% 3
Hertfordshire +7 8 £480 +1.05% 2
Berkshire -7 7 £250 -44.44% 2
Watford +5 5 £433 - 1
Croydon -2 5 £450 - 2
Bedfordshire -9 5 £388 -3.12% 1
Oxfordshire -16 5 £500 +53.84%
Surrey +1 4 £375 +66.66% 2
Manchester -4 4 £288 -19.58% 2
Luton -5 4 £475 +18.75%
Southampton -10 4 £400 -13.51%
Buckinghamshire -16 4 - -
East Midlands +8 3 £325 - 3
Cheshire 0 3 - - 1
West Sussex -9 3 £545 - 2
Wiltshire -9 3 - - 1
Kent -10 3 - -
Yorkshire -13 3 £425 +27.81% 3

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 154 (28.68%) Windows
2 111 (20.67%) SQL
3 104 (19.37%) Finance
3 104 (19.37%) VMware
4 97 (18.06%) ITIL
4 97 (18.06%) Linux
5 92 (17.13%) Microsoft
6 82 (15.27%) Oracle
7 77 (14.34%) Performance Tuning
8 66 (12.29%) Project Management
8 66 (12.29%) VMware Infrastructure
9 65 (12.10%) Java
10 64 (11.92%) SQL Server
11 63 (11.73%) Cisco
12 62 (11.55%) Active Directory
13 58 (10.80%) LAN
14 56 (10.43%) Windows Server 2008
15 55 (10.24%) Performance Monitoring
15 55 (10.24%) UNIX
15 55 (10.24%) Disaster Recovery
16 53 (9.87%) Firewall
16 53 (9.87%) Service Delivery
16 53 (9.87%) Clustering
16 53 (9.87%) Agile Software Development
17 52 (9.68%) HP
18 50 (9.31%) WAN
19 47 (8.75%) Red Hat
20 46 (8.57%) Migration
21 45 (8.38%) Citrix
21 45 (8.38%) DNS

Capacity Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 32 (5.96%) MS Exchange
2 31 (5.77%) Apache
3 30 (5.59%) SharePoint
4 21 (3.91%) IIS
5 19 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 17 (3.17%) Lync
7 15 (2.79%) WebLogic
8 14 (2.61%) Tomcat
9 13 (2.42%) WebSphere
10 12 (2.23%) Adobe CQ
10 12 (2.23%) MediaWiki
10 12 (2.23%) Confluence
11 11 (2.05%) nginx
12 9 (1.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
13 7 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
14 6 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
14 6 (1.12%) OpenStack
14 6 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
15 4 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 45 (8.38%) MS Excel
2 21 (3.91%) MS Office
3 12 (2.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.93%) MS Project
6 1 (0.19%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (0.93%) SAP APO
2 3 (0.56%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.56%) SAP PP
2 3 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.19%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.19%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Maximo
3 1 (0.19%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.19%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.19%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (1.49%) Office 365
2 7 (1.30%) PaaS
3 6 (1.12%) Heroku
3 6 (1.12%) Engine Yard
4 4 (0.74%) Google Apps
4 4 (0.74%) IaaS
5 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.37%) SaaS
6 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.19%) ElastiCache
7 1 (0.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 58 (10.80%) LAN
2 53 (9.87%) Firewall
3 50 (9.31%) WAN
4 45 (8.38%) DNS
5 38 (7.08%) SAN
6 32 (5.96%) VPN
7 26 (4.84%) TCP/IP
7 26 (4.84%) Internet
7 26 (4.84%) DHCP
7 26 (4.84%) Network Security
8 23 (4.28%) BGP
9 22 (4.10%) LDAP
10 19 (3.54%) MPLS
10 19 (3.54%) VLAN
11 16 (2.98%) Wireless
11 16 (2.98%) IPv6
12 15 (2.79%) OSPF
12 15 (2.79%) IPsec
13 14 (2.61%) EIGRP
13 14 (2.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (11.92%) SQL Server
2 33 (6.15%) MySQL
3 24 (4.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (4.47%) Oracle Database
4 21 (3.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (3.72%) Relational Database
6 13 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (2.42%) RDBMS
6 13 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (1.49%) DB2
7 8 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (1.49%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
8 7 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (1.12%) MongoDB
9 6 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.12%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 25 (4.66%) Jenkins
2 21 (3.91%) Subversion
3 19 (3.54%) Git (software)
4 15 (2.79%) Hudson
5 13 (2.42%) JIRA
6 5 (0.93%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.56%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (0.56%) Selenium
7 3 (0.56%) FitNesse
7 3 (0.56%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.56%) Maven
7 3 (0.56%) SilkTest
8 2 (0.37%) Ant
8 2 (0.37%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.37%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (0.37%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.19%) RequisitePro
9 1 (0.19%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.19%) InstallShield
General
1 104 (19.37%) Finance
2 37 (6.89%) Banking
3 36 (6.70%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.23%) Legal
4 12 (2.23%) Manufacturing
4 12 (2.23%) Retail
5 8 (1.49%) Games
6 6 (1.12%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (0.74%) Law
7 4 (0.74%) Publishing
8 3 (0.56%) Back Office
8 3 (0.56%) Marketing
9 2 (0.37%) Front Office
9 2 (0.37%) Billing
9 2 (0.37%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Local Government
10 1 (0.19%) Advertising
10 1 (0.19%) Automotive
10 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 71 (13.22%) Architect
2 51 (9.50%) DBA
3 49 (9.12%) Analyst
4 39 (7.26%) Administrator
5 33 (6.15%) SQL DBA
6 27 (5.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 27 (5.03%) Consultant
6 27 (5.03%) Network Engineer
7 26 (4.84%) Solutions Architect
8 25 (4.66%) Team Leader
9 19 (3.54%) SQL Server DBA
10 16 (2.98%) Service Manager
11 15 (2.79%) Support Engineer
11 15 (2.79%) DevOps Engineer
12 14 (2.61%) Developer
13 13 (2.42%) Technical Architect
13 13 (2.42%) Support Analyst
13 13 (2.42%) Delivery Manager
14 12 (2.23%) Designer
15 9 (1.68%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.40%) Web Services
1 29 (5.40%) Middleware
2 17 (3.17%) XML
3 15 (2.79%) J2EE
4 14 (2.61%) LAMP
5 10 (1.86%) SOAP
5 10 (1.86%) XSLT
6 7 (1.30%) XSD
6 7 (1.30%) REST
7 6 (1.12%) MCollective
7 6 (1.12%) JMS
8 5 (0.93%) J2SE
8 5 (0.93%) Spring
9 4 (0.74%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (0.74%) Struts
9 4 (0.74%) HTML
9 4 (0.74%) RESTful
10 3 (0.56%) jQuery
10 3 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (0.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 53 (9.87%) Clustering
2 31 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (5.03%) Replication
4 20 (3.72%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.98%) Computer Science
6 14 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (2.42%) Blackberry
8 12 (2.23%) Wiki
9 8 (1.49%) Open Source
10 6 (1.12%) NHS
10 6 (1.12%) Device Driver
11 5 (0.93%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.93%) Online Games
11 5 (0.93%) Statistics
12 4 (0.74%) CLARiiON
12 4 (0.74%) PKI
12 4 (0.74%) User Experience
12 4 (0.74%) Performance Metrics
13 3 (0.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 154 (28.68%) Windows
2 97 (18.06%) Linux
3 56 (10.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 55 (10.24%) UNIX
5 42 (7.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (5.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (4.84%) CentOS
8 25 (4.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (3.91%) Windows 7
10 20 (3.72%) Solaris
11 16 (2.98%) Ubuntu
12 12 (2.23%) AIX
13 10 (1.86%) Debian
14 5 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.93%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.74%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.56%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.56%) HPUX
16 3 (0.56%) zOS
17 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (18.06%) ITIL
2 77 (14.34%) Performance Tuning
3 66 (12.29%) Project Management
4 55 (10.24%) Disaster Recovery
4 55 (10.24%) Performance Monitoring
5 53 (9.87%) Service Delivery
5 53 (9.87%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (8.57%) Migration
7 34 (6.33%) Change Management
7 34 (6.33%) Performance Analysis
8 29 (5.40%) Scrum
8 29 (5.40%) Root Cause Analysis
9 28 (5.21%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (5.03%) Capacity Management
11 26 (4.84%) DevOps
12 25 (4.66%) Service Management
13 24 (4.47%) Load Balancing
14 23 (4.28%) Performance Management
15 22 (4.10%) Problem Management
15 22 (4.10%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 111 (20.67%) SQL
2 65 (12.10%) Java
3 31 (5.77%) Perl
4 26 (4.84%) PowerShell
5 21 (3.91%) Ruby
5 21 (3.91%) Shell Script
5 21 (3.91%) T-SQL
6 20 (3.72%) Bash Shell
7 18 (3.35%) Python
8 16 (2.98%) PHP
9 12 (2.23%) C
10 8 (1.49%) Korn
11 5 (0.93%) VBScript
12 4 (0.74%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.74%) VBA
13 3 (0.56%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.56%) ABAP
14 2 (0.37%) C#
14 2 (0.37%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.19%) AWK
Qualifications
1 42 (7.82%) Security Cleared
2 36 (6.70%) Degree
3 27 (5.03%) SC Cleared
4 23 (4.28%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (3.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (2.79%) CCNP
8 10 (1.86%) CCNA
8 10 (1.86%) MCSE
8 10 (1.86%) DV Cleared
9 9 (1.68%) MCTS
10 7 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (1.12%) MCSA
12 5 (0.93%) MCP
12 5 (0.93%) MCITP
13 4 (0.74%) CCIE
14 3 (0.56%) PMP
14 3 (0.56%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.56%) CCSE
15 2 (0.37%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (7.08%) SLA
2 18 (3.35%) QA
3 5 (0.93%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.74%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.56%) COBIT
6 2 (0.37%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 66 (12.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 62 (11.55%) Active Directory
3 24 (4.47%) vSphere
4 21 (3.91%) VMware ESX
5 13 (2.42%) Samba
5 13 (2.42%) XenServer
6 12 (2.23%) Postfix
6 12 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (2.05%) Hyper-V
8 10 (1.86%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (1.86%) XenApp
9 9 (1.68%) XenDesktop
9 9 (1.68%) vCloud
10 8 (1.49%) Oracle RMAN
11 6 (1.12%) NFS
12 5 (0.93%) Firmware
13 4 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.74%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.56%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 34 (6.33%) SCOM
2 27 (5.03%) Puppet
3 13 (2.42%) ZABBIX
3 13 (2.42%) SCCM
4 12 (2.23%) Nagios
5 11 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.49%) Salt
6 8 (1.49%) NetBackup
7 7 (1.30%) Data Guard
8 6 (1.12%) collectd
8 6 (1.12%) Cobbler
9 5 (0.93%) HP SIM
10 4 (0.74%) BMC PATROL
11 3 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (0.37%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.37%) WSUS
12 2 (0.37%) BMC Performance Manager
12 2 (0.37%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.37%) EdgeSight
13 1 (0.19%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 104 (19.37%) VMware
2 92 (17.13%) Microsoft
3 82 (15.27%) Oracle
4 63 (11.73%) Cisco
5 52 (9.68%) HP
6 47 (8.75%) Red Hat
7 45 (8.38%) Citrix
8 25 (4.66%) NetApp
9 21 (3.91%) Juniper
10 20 (3.72%) BMC
11 18 (3.35%) EMC
12 16 (2.98%) IBM
12 16 (2.98%) SAP
13 14 (2.61%) Dell
14 10 (1.86%) Sun
14 10 (1.86%) CheckPoint
15 9 (1.68%) Websense
15 9 (1.68%) Avaya
16 8 (1.49%) Brocade
16 8 (1.49%) F5
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