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 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 109 92 100
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +8
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 8 25 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.32% 0.99% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 1.36% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 4
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£410 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £245 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £368 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £23.78
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -7.47%
Capacity Planning
England

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
1854 1839 1418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.55% 72.63% 68.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1108 964 739
Average daily rate £395 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 130 60
Average hourly rate £30.50 £29.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.52% -0.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.87 £42.00 £37.80
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 in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Capacity Planning across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Capacity Planning within the West Midlands region 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
Warwickshire -5 3 £410 +13.09%
Birmingham +2 2 £394 +27.01%
Capacity Planning
England

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 10 (41.67%) HP
2 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 8 (33.33%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (29.17%) VMware
3 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (29.17%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (25.00%) Cisco
5 5 (20.83%) LAN
5 5 (20.83%) WAN
5 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
5 5 (20.83%) Citrix
5 5 (20.83%) Firewall
6 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 4 (16.67%) CCNP
6 4 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (16.67%) VLAN
6 4 (16.67%) Resource Management
6 4 (16.67%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
7 3 (12.50%) VoIP
7 3 (12.50%) VPN
7 3 (12.50%) ITIL
7 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 3 (12.50%) Juniper

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) LAN
1 5 (20.83%) WAN
1 5 (20.83%) Firewall
2 4 (16.67%) VLAN
3 3 (12.50%) VoIP
3 3 (12.50%) VPN
3 3 (12.50%) MPLS
3 3 (12.50%) OSPF
4 2 (8.33%) DNS
4 2 (8.33%) SAN
4 2 (8.33%) NAS
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (4.17%) Network Security
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.17%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) MS Access
3 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Liquibase
1 1 (4.17%) Flyway
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Automotive
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Support Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) PMO Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Network Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) DBA
5 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Portfolio Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) PMO Lead
6 1 (4.17%) PMO Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) NHS Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) IT Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) NHS
2 2 (8.33%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) PKI
3 1 (4.17%) Reference Data
3 1 (4.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.33%) UNIX
4 2 (8.33%) Linux
5 1 (4.17%) AIX
5 1 (4.17%) HPUX
5 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (16.67%) Resource Management
2 4 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.33%) Project Management
4 2 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (4.17%) Logical Data Model
5 1 (4.17%) Physical Data Model
5 1 (4.17%) Database Tuning
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.17%) Data Security
5 1 (4.17%) Security Management
5 1 (4.17%) Validation
5 1 (4.17%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) CCNP
1 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.17%) CCSP
2 1 (4.17%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (4.17%) Firmware
3 1 (4.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (4.17%) SCOrch
2 1 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) HP
2 7 (29.17%) VMware
3 6 (25.00%) Cisco
4 5 (20.83%) Citrix
5 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 3 (12.50%) Juniper
6 3 (12.50%) BT
7 2 (8.33%) Oracle
8 1 (4.17%) Sybase
8 1 (4.17%) Sun
8 1 (4.17%) CA
8 1 (4.17%) NetApp
8 1 (4.17%) Veritas
8 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint