The table below looks at the statistics for Capacity Planning skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Capacity Planning over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Capacity Planning
England / West Midlands
Rank 108 109 90
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -19
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 15 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.62% 0.34% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.42% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 13
Median daily rate £375 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £385 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £605 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.53% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £39.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+28.20% +36.84%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1914 1916 1550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.45% 81.60% 72.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1196 1046 943
Median daily rate £417 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 63 92
Median hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.08 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.85 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

Capacity Planning
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Capacity Planning as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Capacity Planning Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Capacity Planning
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Capacity Planning across the West Midlands region.

Capacity Planning Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Capacity Planning
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Capacity Planning across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

Capacity Planning Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Capacity Planning
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Capacity Planning across the West Midlands region.

Capacity Planning Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Capacity Planning
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Capacity Planning within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +9 10 £369 -26.32% 1
Warwickshire - 3 £425 -
Capacity Planning
England

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Capacity Planning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Capacity Planning.

1 10 (38.46%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (34.62%) Migration
2 9 (34.62%) VMware
3 8 (30.77%) ITIL
3 8 (30.77%) Linux
3 8 (30.77%) IBM
4 7 (26.92%) Unix
4 7 (26.92%) Change Management
4 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
5 6 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (23.08%) Telecoms
5 6 (23.08%) SAN
5 6 (23.08%) Windows
5 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 6 (23.08%) HP
5 6 (23.08%) VMware ESX
5 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (23.08%) Problem Management
5 6 (23.08%) Network Security
6 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (19.23%) Mentoring
7 4 (15.38%) Functional Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
7 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
7 4 (15.38%) Manual Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
7 4 (15.38%) Degree
7 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
7 4 (15.38%) QA
7 4 (15.38%) Electronics

Capacity Planning
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (7.69%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) Network Security
1 6 (23.08%) SAN
2 4 (15.38%) LAN
2 4 (15.38%) WAN
3 2 (7.69%) LDAP
4 1 (3.85%) BGP
4 1 (3.85%) DHCP
4 1 (3.85%) DNS
4 1 (3.85%) DSL
4 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.85%) Firewall
4 1 (3.85%) FTP
4 1 (3.85%) Internet
4 1 (3.85%) OSPF
4 1 (3.85%) SMTP
4 1 (3.85%) SNMP
4 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.85%) VPN
4 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) IBM InfoSphere
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Selenium
General
1 6 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 4 (15.38%) Electronics
3 3 (11.54%) Finance
4 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 2 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Administrator
1 6 (23.08%) Architect
2 4 (15.38%) Technical Architect
2 4 (15.38%) Test Manager
3 3 (11.54%) SAN Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Database Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) DBA
4 2 (7.69%) Head of Delivery
4 2 (7.69%) Head of Service Delivery
4 2 (7.69%) IBM Technical Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (7.69%) Wintel Architect
5 1 (3.85%) ArcSight Administrator
5 1 (3.85%) Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Network Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) PMO Planner
5 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Unix Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Wintel Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
2 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Linux
2 7 (26.92%) Unix
3 6 (23.08%) Windows
4 3 (11.54%) HPUX
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (34.62%) Migration
3 8 (30.77%) ITIL
4 7 (26.92%) Change Management
5 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (23.08%) Problem Management
6 5 (19.23%) Mentoring
7 4 (15.38%) Automated Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Functional Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
7 4 (15.38%) Knowledge Management
7 4 (15.38%) Manual Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Project Management
7 4 (15.38%) SDLC
7 4 (15.38%) Test Planning
7 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
7 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
8 3 (11.54%) Escalation Management
8 3 (11.54%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) Java
1 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) RHCE
3 2 (7.69%) ISEB
3 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.85%) CCIE
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) QA
2 3 (11.54%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) VMware ESX
2 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
3 3 (11.54%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.85%) Firmware
4 1 (3.85%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (3.85%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) VMware
2 8 (30.77%) IBM
3 6 (23.08%) HP
3 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 4 (15.38%) Oracle
5 3 (11.54%) Brocade
5 3 (11.54%) Dell
5 3 (11.54%) NetApp
5 3 (11.54%) Red Hat
5 3 (11.54%) Veritas
6 2 (7.69%) Cisco
6 2 (7.69%) Citrix
6 2 (7.69%) Teradata
7 1 (3.85%) ArcSight
7 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.85%) F5
7 1 (3.85%) Juniper
7 1 (3.85%) Lancope