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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Capacity Planning
Rank 397 344 345
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +1
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 232 268 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.52% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.67% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 169 118
Average daily rate £400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £255 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £573 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £386 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.26% -9.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 6
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -39.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 £115.00
% change year-on-year
- -78.26%

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
41233 39767 38206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.35% 77.75% 76.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 26971 25392 23073
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1169 1059 1170
Average hourly rate £39.00 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.81% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £51.89
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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 -30 205 £400 -5.88% 92
London -42 92 £450 - 38
South East +18 50 £413 +3.12% 15
Berkshire +24 20 £319 +27.50% 1
City of London +42 17 £425 - 11
Scotland -4 16 £375 - 1
East of England +1 15 £280 -35.26% 7
Edinburgh -3 15 £375 -
Hampshire +13 12 £492 +22.87% 3
Yorkshire -3 12 £375 -11.76% 10
West Yorkshire -1 11 £375 -11.76% 8
Leeds +1 10 £375 - 5
West Sussex +12 9 £413 -6.77% 2
West Midlands -21 9 £450 +28.57% 4
Bracknell +7 8 £285 +14.00%
Hertfordshire +8 7 £388 -13.88% 2
Crawley -2 7 £413 -24.31%
Surrey -3 7 £430 +14.66% 6
North West -7 7 £400 -9.85% 14
South West -14 6 £233 -45.29% 3
Tyne and Wear -21 6 £254 -15.64%
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 6 £254 -15.64%
North East -29 6 £254 -15.41%
Hook +12 5 £492 +9.22% 1
East Midlands -5 5 £265 -16.86% 1
Lancashire - 5 £400 - 1
Blackpool - 5 £400 - 1
Northampton +16 4 £265 -37.64%
Northamptonshire +16 4 £265 -37.64% 1
Wiltshire +1 4 £233 -

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 112 (25.17%) Windows
2 103 (23.15%) SQL
3 99 (22.25%) Data Centre
4 94 (21.12%) Linux
5 90 (20.22%) Finance
6 82 (18.43%) Agile Software Development
7 75 (16.85%) VMware
8 70 (15.73%) Performance Tuning
9 68 (15.28%) Java
10 66 (14.83%) Oracle
11 64 (14.38%) SAN
12 63 (14.16%) Active Directory
13 60 (13.48%) Cisco
14 59 (13.26%) VMware Infrastructure
15 54 (12.13%) Firewall
15 54 (12.13%) ITIL
16 51 (11.46%) High Availability
17 49 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
17 49 (11.01%) Windows Server
18 48 (10.79%) SQL Server
19 47 (10.56%) Unix
20 46 (10.34%) Project Management
21 44 (9.89%) Web Services
22 42 (9.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 38 (8.54%) DevOps
23 38 (8.54%) Disaster Recovery
24 36 (8.09%) Windows Server 2008
24 36 (8.09%) Puppet
25 35 (7.87%) Security Cleared
26 33 (7.42%) Change Management

Capacity Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (7.19%) Apache
2 27 (6.07%) CMS
2 27 (6.07%) WebSphere
3 22 (4.94%) JBoss
4 20 (4.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 20 (4.49%) SharePoint
5 16 (3.60%) WebSphere Application Server
6 15 (3.37%) OpenStack
7 13 (2.92%) MS Exchange
7 13 (2.92%) Node.js
8 12 (2.70%) WebLogic
9 9 (2.02%) Cloud Foundry
10 8 (1.80%) Liferay
11 7 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (1.57%) IIS
12 6 (1.35%) Apache Spark
13 5 (1.12%) Confluence
13 5 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (1.12%) IBM HTTP Server
13 5 (1.12%) nginx
Applications
1 15 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.57%) MS Office
2 7 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.12%) MS Project
4 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.22%) Open Workbench
4 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.90%) SAP APO
2 1 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle Utilities
2 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.47%) IaaS
3 9 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.35%) Amazon ELB
4 6 (1.35%) Amazon S3
5 5 (1.12%) GitHub
6 3 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.67%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.45%) Office 365
7 2 (0.45%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (14.38%) SAN
2 54 (12.13%) Firewall
3 30 (6.74%) NAS
4 29 (6.52%) DNS
5 27 (6.07%) Internet
5 27 (6.07%) WAN
6 26 (5.84%) LAN
7 24 (5.39%) TCP/IP
8 20 (4.49%) VPN
9 19 (4.27%) Network Security
10 18 (4.04%) Cisco Nexus
11 17 (3.82%) HTTP
12 15 (3.37%) DHCP
12 15 (3.37%) MPLS
13 14 (3.15%) SSL
14 13 (2.92%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (2.25%) BGP
15 10 (2.25%) VoIP
15 10 (2.25%) Wireless
16 9 (2.02%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (10.79%) SQL Server
2 30 (6.74%) Oracle Database
3 22 (4.94%) Relational Database
4 21 (4.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (3.82%) MySQL
7 16 (3.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (2.92%) SQL Server 2014
9 12 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
9 12 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (2.47%) Big Data
11 10 (2.25%) Oracle Database 10g
12 9 (2.02%) DataStage
12 9 (2.02%) NoSQL
12 9 (2.02%) RDBMS
13 8 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (1.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (2.92%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.25%) Sonatype Nexus
3 8 (1.80%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.80%) JIRA
4 6 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.12%) MSBuild
5 5 (1.12%) StarTeam
5 5 (1.12%) Vagrant
5 5 (1.12%) WiX
6 4 (0.90%) Artifactory
6 4 (0.90%) Hudson
6 4 (0.90%) Subversion
6 4 (0.90%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.67%) GitLab
7 3 (0.67%) Introscope
7 3 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.45%) FishEye
8 2 (0.45%) Selenium
9 1 (0.22%) Cucumber
General
1 90 (20.22%) Finance
2 31 (6.97%) Telecoms
3 26 (5.84%) Banking
4 11 (2.47%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.02%) Games
5 9 (2.02%) Retail
6 4 (0.90%) Advertising
6 4 (0.90%) Automotive
6 4 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.67%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.45%) Back Office
8 2 (0.45%) Front Office
8 2 (0.45%) German Language
8 2 (0.45%) Legal
8 2 (0.45%) Marketing
9 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.22%) International Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Local Government
9 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 84 (18.88%) Architect
2 58 (13.03%) DBA
3 49 (11.01%) Administrator
4 46 (10.34%) Consultant
5 34 (7.64%) SQL DBA
6 32 (7.19%) Analyst
6 32 (7.19%) Network Engineer
7 29 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 24 (5.39%) DevOps Engineer
9 23 (5.17%) Oracle DBA
10 22 (4.94%) Solutions Architect
11 20 (4.49%) Infrastructure Architect
11 20 (4.49%) Technical Consultant
12 19 (4.27%) Technical Architect
13 16 (3.60%) Systems Administrator
14 15 (3.37%) Delivery Manager
15 14 (3.15%) Production DBA
16 13 (2.92%) Developer
16 13 (2.92%) Senior DBA
17 12 (2.70%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (9.89%) Web Services
2 25 (5.62%) XML
3 21 (4.72%) SOAP
4 15 (3.37%) J2EE
5 14 (3.15%) Hibernate
5 14 (3.15%) Spring
6 13 (2.92%) JMS
6 13 (2.92%) Middleware
7 12 (2.70%) Servlets
8 11 (2.47%) JDBC
8 11 (2.47%) JMX
8 11 (2.47%) JSP
8 11 (2.47%) Struts
8 11 (2.47%) XSLT
9 10 (2.25%) Kafka
9 10 (2.25%) RESTful
10 9 (2.02%) HTML
11 8 (1.80%) HTML5
11 8 (1.80%) JSON
12 7 (1.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 99 (22.25%) Data Centre
2 49 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (6.07%) Enterprise Storage
4 24 (5.39%) Clustering
4 24 (5.39%) Replication
5 23 (5.17%) Management Information System
6 18 (4.04%) Private Cloud
7 13 (2.92%) New Media
8 11 (2.47%) iPad
9 10 (2.25%) Computer Science
10 8 (1.80%) NHS
11 7 (1.57%) Data Structures
12 5 (1.12%) Data Integration
12 5 (1.12%) Reference Data
12 5 (1.12%) Statistics
13 4 (0.90%) EMC VNX
13 4 (0.90%) User Experience
14 3 (0.67%) AS400
14 3 (0.67%) SecurID
14 3 (0.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 112 (25.17%) Windows
2 94 (21.12%) Linux
3 49 (11.01%) Windows Server
4 47 (10.56%) Unix
5 42 (9.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 36 (8.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (6.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (5.62%) AIX
9 17 (3.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (2.02%) Mac OS X
11 7 (1.57%) CentOS
11 7 (1.57%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.90%) Solaris
12 4 (0.90%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.67%) VMS
14 2 (0.45%) Debian
14 2 (0.45%) Fedora
15 1 (0.22%) SUSE
15 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (18.43%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (15.73%) Performance Tuning
3 54 (12.13%) ITIL
4 51 (11.46%) High Availability
5 46 (10.34%) Project Management
6 38 (8.54%) DevOps
6 38 (8.54%) Disaster Recovery
7 33 (7.42%) Change Management
8 32 (7.19%) Configuration Management
9 31 (6.97%) Service Delivery
9 31 (6.97%) Waterfall
10 29 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
11 27 (6.07%) Migration
11 27 (6.07%) Open Source
12 25 (5.62%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (5.62%) Scrum
13 23 (5.17%) Continuous Delivery
13 23 (5.17%) Problem Management
13 23 (5.17%) Time Management
14 22 (4.94%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 103 (23.15%) SQL
2 68 (15.28%) Java
3 26 (5.84%) Bash Shell
4 17 (3.82%) Perl
4 17 (3.82%) Python
5 16 (3.60%) PowerShell
6 15 (3.37%) Shell Script
7 14 (3.15%) T-SQL
8 12 (2.70%) JavaScript
9 11 (2.47%) PL/SQL
10 8 (1.80%) C
11 7 (1.57%) C#
12 6 (1.35%) PHP
13 4 (0.90%) Ruby
14 3 (0.67%) Groovy
14 3 (0.67%) VB
15 2 (0.45%) PHP 5
15 2 (0.45%) VBScript
16 1 (0.22%) MapBasic
Qualifications
1 35 (7.87%) Security Cleared
2 23 (5.17%) SC Cleared
3 21 (4.72%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (4.72%) Degree
4 12 (2.70%) CCNA
5 11 (2.47%) CCNP
6 6 (1.35%) APMP
6 6 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.12%) CCIE
7 5 (1.12%) CISSP
7 5 (1.12%) CTC Cleared
7 5 (1.12%) ISEB
8 4 (0.90%) IBM AIX Certification
8 4 (0.90%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.67%) CCSA
9 3 (0.67%) CCSE
9 3 (0.67%) MCSE
9 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.07%) QA
2 11 (2.47%) SLA
3 9 (2.02%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 63 (14.16%) Active Directory
2 59 (13.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (4.04%) VMware ESX
4 12 (2.70%) NFS
5 11 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (2.25%) vCloud
7 9 (2.02%) vSphere
8 8 (1.80%) Docker
8 8 (1.80%) Hyper-V
9 6 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.45%) Firmware
10 2 (0.45%) iptables
10 2 (0.45%) Postfix
10 2 (0.45%) Samba
10 2 (0.45%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.45%) XenApp
11 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 36 (8.09%) Puppet
2 15 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (2.47%) Ansible
3 11 (2.47%) SCOM
4 9 (2.02%) NetBackup
5 7 (1.57%) HP UCMDB
6 6 (1.35%) Nagios
6 6 (1.35%) ZABBIX
7 5 (1.12%) Data Guard
7 5 (1.12%) WMI
8 4 (0.90%) Cacti
8 4 (0.90%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.90%) logstash
9 3 (0.67%) CA Wily
9 3 (0.67%) Graphite
9 3 (0.67%) OPNET
9 3 (0.67%) Opsview
9 3 (0.67%) SCCM
9 3 (0.67%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 75 (16.85%) VMware
2 66 (14.83%) Oracle
3 60 (13.48%) Cisco
4 33 (7.42%) Red Hat
5 32 (7.19%) IBM
6 30 (6.74%) Microsoft
7 23 (5.17%) HP
8 20 (4.49%) NetApp
9 18 (4.04%) EMC
10 17 (3.82%) F5
11 14 (3.15%) Endeca
11 14 (3.15%) Juniper
12 12 (2.70%) CheckPoint
12 12 (2.70%) Serena
13 11 (2.47%) ATG
13 11 (2.47%) Cognizant
14 10 (2.25%) Informatica
15 9 (2.02%) Citrix
15 9 (2.02%) MicroStrategy
15 9 (2.02%) Netezza
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