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 28 July 2016 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Capacity Planning
Rank 137 105 90
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -15
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 12 11 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.46% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.61% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 10
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £417 £432
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £23.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+23.91% +5.74%
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
2604 1810 1864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.12% 75.61% 77.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1587 1110 992
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 83 135
Median hourly rate £17.00 £28.69 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.74% -8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.06 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 28 July 2016.

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 28 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -4 8 £350 +7.69%
Staffordshire - 2 £300 -
Warwickshire -9 1 £400 -2.43%
Capacity Planning
England

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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 13 (40.63%) SQL Server
2 12 (37.50%) ITIL
3 10 (31.25%) SQL
3 10 (31.25%) Data Centre
4 8 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (25.00%) Cisco
4 8 (25.00%) Change Management
4 8 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (21.88%) Firewall
5 7 (21.88%) Wireless
5 7 (21.88%) Finance
5 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
5 7 (21.88%) LAN
5 7 (21.88%) WAN
5 7 (21.88%) Windows
5 7 (21.88%) Internet
5 7 (21.88%) Service Management
6 6 (18.75%) Problem Management
7 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (15.63%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (12.50%) High Availability
8 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
8 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (12.50%) Server Building
8 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
8 4 (12.50%) Project Management
8 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000

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 (6.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.13%) SAS
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) SaaS
2 1 (3.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) Firewall
1 7 (21.88%) Internet
1 7 (21.88%) LAN
1 7 (21.88%) WAN
1 7 (21.88%) Wireless
2 3 (9.38%) BGP
2 3 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (9.38%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (9.38%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (9.38%) EIGRP
2 3 (9.38%) H.323
2 3 (9.38%) OSPF
2 3 (9.38%) Spanning Tree
2 3 (9.38%) VLAN
2 3 (9.38%) VoIP
3 1 (3.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (40.63%) SQL Server
2 8 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (6.25%) OLTP
7 1 (3.13%) Ingres
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MSBuild
1 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) DBA
2 6 (18.75%) SQL DBA
3 4 (12.50%) Administrator
3 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Head of Delivery
4 3 (9.38%) Head of Service Delivery
4 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Network Specialist
4 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (6.25%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Head of Service Management
5 2 (6.25%) Lead Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
1 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.25%) Replication
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (6.25%) Unix
4 1 (3.13%) AIX
4 1 (3.13%) Linux
4 1 (3.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) ITIL
2 8 (25.00%) Change Management
2 8 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (21.88%) Service Management
4 6 (18.75%) Problem Management
5 5 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (15.63%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (12.50%) High Availability
6 4 (12.50%) Project Management
6 4 (12.50%) Server Building
7 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (9.38%) Product Management
7 3 (9.38%) Scrum
7 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
8 2 (6.25%) Business Analysis
8 2 (6.25%) Logistics
8 2 (6.25%) Migration
8 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
8 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.25%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.38%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.25%) C#
3 2 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
1 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certified Master
1 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (9.38%) SCOM
2 2 (6.25%) MOM
3 1 (3.13%) Data Guard
3 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (3.13%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Cisco
2 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.50%) Dell
3 4 (12.50%) IBM
4 2 (6.25%) Capita
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle
4 2 (6.25%) VMware
5 1 (3.13%) Ab Initio
5 1 (3.13%) HP
5 1 (3.13%) NetApp
5 1 (3.13%) Veritas