The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Capacity Planning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Capacity Planning over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Capacity Planning
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 62 62
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 0 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham - 1.11% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.33% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 1
Median daily rate - £360 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +80.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.17 £38.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -57.44% +65.21%  

Capacity Planning is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 503 679 602
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.92% 83.42% 77.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 476 400
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 13
Median hourly rate £14.22 £25.00 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% -47.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.16 £12.50 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £42.50 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Capacity Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Capacity Planning as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Capacity Planning in Birmingham

Capacity Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Capacity Planning in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Capacity Planning in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Capacity Planning.

1 4 (80.00%) Linux
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
1 4 (80.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Unix
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 3 (60.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Dell
3 2 (40.00%) Change Management
3 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (40.00%) Retail
3 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (40.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (40.00%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (20.00%) vCenter Server

Capacity Planning
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 2 (40.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) BGP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) FTP
3 1 (20.00%) OSPF
3 1 (20.00%) RIP
3 1 (20.00%) SSH
3 1 (20.00%) TACACS
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Database Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) SAN Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Architect
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Unix
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) HPUX
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (40.00%) Change Management
2 2 (40.00%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) Data Flow Diagram
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) Database Tuning
3 1 (20.00%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) Escalation Management
3 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (20.00%) Logical Data Model
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (20.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) IBM
3 2 (40.00%) Dell
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Brocade
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) NetApp
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (20.00%) Teradata
4 1 (20.00%) Veritas