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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Capacity Planning
Rank 92 97 105
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +8
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 25 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.96% 0.38% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 0.57% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 3
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£350 £345 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -13.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £287 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £390 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.38 £23.78 -
% change year-on-year
+44.56% -
Capacity Planning
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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
1816 1407 1535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 70.06% 66.56% 67.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 968 735 788
Average daily rate £375 £357 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 58 69
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.80 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +21.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 2014. 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 +2 11 £363 +11.54%
Birmingham +1 6 £310 -15.06% 1
Solihull - 2 - -
Coventry -14 1 - - 2
Wolverhampton - 1 £350 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Capacity Planning
England

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 20 (42.55%) Performance Tuning
2 16 (34.04%) Oracle
3 10 (21.28%) SAP
4 9 (19.15%) Apache
5 8 (17.02%) JBoss
5 8 (17.02%) E-Commerce
5 8 (17.02%) JMS
5 8 (17.02%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (17.02%) WebLogic
5 8 (17.02%) Windows
5 8 (17.02%) JDBC
5 8 (17.02%) JSP
5 8 (17.02%) Servlets
5 8 (17.02%) SOAP
5 8 (17.02%) Struts
5 8 (17.02%) Web Services
5 8 (17.02%) XML
5 8 (17.02%) XSLT
5 8 (17.02%) Java
5 8 (17.02%) J2EE
5 8 (17.02%) JMX
5 8 (17.02%) Internet
5 8 (17.02%) B2C
5 8 (17.02%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (17.02%) ATG
5 8 (17.02%) CMS
5 8 (17.02%) Hibernate
5 8 (17.02%) Content Management
5 8 (17.02%) Spring
5 8 (17.02%) Endeca

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 9 (19.15%) Apache
2 8 (17.02%) WebSphere Application Server
2 8 (17.02%) WebLogic
2 8 (17.02%) WebSphere
2 8 (17.02%) CMS
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.13%) nginx
3 1 (2.13%) Lync
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Project
1 2 (4.26%) MS Office
2 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SAP APO
1 1 (2.13%) SAP PP
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) Internet
2 7 (14.89%) SAN
3 3 (6.38%) Network Security
3 3 (6.38%) LAN
3 3 (6.38%) WAN
4 2 (4.26%) ADSL
5 1 (2.13%) SDH
5 1 (2.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) SAP Data Services
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (4.26%) OLTP
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (4.26%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.13%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.13%) DB2
3 1 (2.13%) MySQL
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MSI
1 1 (2.13%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.13%) AdminStudio
1 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.13%) Hudson
1 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (14.89%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.51%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) Architect
2 8 (17.02%) Consultant
3 7 (14.89%) Administrator
4 6 (12.77%) Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) SAP Consultant
5 5 (10.64%) Storage Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) DBA
7 3 (6.38%) Developer
7 3 (6.38%) webMethods Developer
7 3 (6.38%) webMethods Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) webMethods Administrator
8 2 (4.26%) SQL DBA
8 2 (4.26%) Network Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Oracle DBA
9 1 (2.13%) SQL Server DBA
9 1 (2.13%) Test Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) Team Leader
9 1 (2.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) Systems Administrator
9 1 (2.13%) Project Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.02%) J2EE
1 8 (17.02%) JDBC
1 8 (17.02%) JSP
1 8 (17.02%) Servlets
1 8 (17.02%) SOAP
1 8 (17.02%) Struts
1 8 (17.02%) Web Services
1 8 (17.02%) XML
1 8 (17.02%) XSLT
1 8 (17.02%) JMS
1 8 (17.02%) JMX
1 8 (17.02%) Hibernate
1 8 (17.02%) Spring
2 1 (2.13%) LAMP
2 1 (2.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) iPad
2 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Linux
3 3 (6.38%) UNIX
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.13%) Debian
5 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (42.55%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (17.02%) E-Commerce
2 8 (17.02%) B2C
2 8 (17.02%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (17.02%) Content Management
2 8 (17.02%) Load Testing
2 8 (17.02%) Software Architecture
3 5 (10.64%) Service Management
3 5 (10.64%) Data Protection
4 3 (6.38%) ITIL
5 2 (4.26%) Change Management
5 2 (4.26%) Information Security
5 2 (4.26%) Matrix Management
5 2 (4.26%) SAP Implementation
5 2 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (4.26%) Project Planning
5 2 (4.26%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (4.26%) WFM
5 2 (4.26%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.02%) Java
2 4 (8.51%) SQL
3 3 (6.38%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (2.13%) HNC
1 1 (2.13%) HND
1 1 (2.13%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.02%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) Samba
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.13%) SRDF
2 1 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) NetBackup
2 2 (4.26%) SCOM
2 2 (4.26%) Data Guard
3 1 (2.13%) ZABBIX
3 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.13%) Puppet
3 1 (2.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (2.13%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 16 (34.04%) Oracle
2 10 (21.28%) SAP
3 8 (17.02%) JBoss
3 8 (17.02%) Endeca
3 8 (17.02%) ATG
4 7 (14.89%) HP
4 7 (14.89%) NetApp
5 5 (10.64%) StorageTek
5 5 (10.64%) webMethods
5 5 (10.64%) Symantec
5 5 (10.64%) Brocade
5 5 (10.64%) 3PAR
6 3 (6.38%) VMware
7 2 (4.26%) Business Objects
8 1 (2.13%) Tableau
8 1 (2.13%) Remedy
8 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.13%) Peregrine
8 1 (2.13%) Sybase
8 1 (2.13%) Dell