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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Capacity Planning
Rank 105 93 94
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 20 18 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.75% 0.77% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.07% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £432 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.75 £23.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+33.69% -3.15%
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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
1959 1675 1204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 73.62% 71.64% 70.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1196 866 561
Average daily rate £375 £370 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 102 85
Average hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -15.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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
Birmingham -2 6 £213 -39.28% 2
Warwickshire - 4 £325 - 1
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
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Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 8 (25.81%) Firewall
1 8 (25.81%) HP
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 7 (22.58%) Telecoms
2 7 (22.58%) Cisco
2 7 (22.58%) LAN
2 7 (22.58%) WAN
3 6 (19.35%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (16.13%) Avaya
4 5 (16.13%) Verint
5 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
5 4 (12.90%) Change Management
5 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
5 4 (12.90%) VPN
5 4 (12.90%) Windows
5 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
5 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
5 4 (12.90%) VMware
5 4 (12.90%) Resource Management
6 3 (9.68%) VLAN
6 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (9.68%) BT
6 3 (9.68%) Billing
6 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
6 3 (9.68%) CCNP
6 3 (9.68%) VoIP
6 3 (9.68%) Service Management
6 3 (9.68%) Juniper

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (3.23%) Apache
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (3.23%) nginx
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP PP
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) Firewall
2 7 (22.58%) LAN
2 7 (22.58%) WAN
3 4 (12.90%) VPN
4 3 (9.68%) VoIP
4 3 (9.68%) MPLS
4 3 (9.68%) OSPF
4 3 (9.68%) VLAN
4 3 (9.68%) Network Security
5 2 (6.45%) Wireless
6 1 (3.23%) NAS
6 1 (3.23%) DHCP
6 1 (3.23%) DNS
6 1 (3.23%) SSL
6 1 (3.23%) SAN
6 1 (3.23%) Intranet
6 1 (3.23%) Internet
6 1 (3.23%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Hudson
1 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 7 (22.58%) Telecoms
3 3 (9.68%) Billing
4 1 (3.23%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Analyst
2 4 (12.90%) Consultant
3 3 (9.68%) Network Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) SAP Support
4 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Avaya Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Portfolio Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) SAP P2P Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Forecast Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) PMO Lead
5 1 (3.23%) Avaya Specialist
5 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Architect
5 1 (3.23%) NHS Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) HTML
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
1 1 (3.23%) CSS
1 1 (3.23%) XML
1 1 (3.23%) XSLT
1 1 (3.23%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) NHS
2 2 (6.45%) Data Conversion
2 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.23%) Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) Debian
4 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (12.90%) Resource Management
2 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
2 4 (12.90%) Change Management
3 3 (9.68%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (9.68%) Service Management
4 2 (6.45%) Coaching
4 2 (6.45%) Line Management
4 2 (6.45%) Procure-to-pay
4 2 (6.45%) Kanban
4 2 (6.45%) Change Control
4 2 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (6.45%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (6.45%) Unit Testing
4 2 (6.45%) Integration Testing
4 2 (6.45%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL
4 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) ABAP
2 1 (3.23%) Ruby
2 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.23%) Java
2 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) CCNP
1 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.23%) MCTS
3 1 (3.23%) MCITP
3 1 (3.23%) MCPD
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
1 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.45%) ProxySG
4 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.23%) iptables
4 1 (3.23%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.23%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) SCOM
1 1 (3.23%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (3.23%) ZABBIX
1 1 (3.23%) Puppet
1 1 (3.23%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) HP
2 7 (22.58%) Cisco
3 5 (16.13%) Avaya
3 5 (16.13%) Verint
4 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.90%) VMware
5 3 (9.68%) BT
5 3 (9.68%) Juniper
6 2 (6.45%) SAP
6 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.45%) Remedy
6 2 (6.45%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.23%) F5
7 1 (3.23%) Rackspace
7 1 (3.23%) NetApp
7 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.23%) JD Edwards
7 1 (3.23%) Citrix
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