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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 56 54
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2  
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 2 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.32% 0.31% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.38% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £375 £450 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +39.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +1.63% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year - -18.18%  

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 509 527 579
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.05% 81.58% 76.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 330 368
Median daily rate £425 £376 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.18% +0.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 17
Median hourly rate £14.63 £17.95 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.52% +5.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.63 £8.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £39.60 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 7 (53.85%) ITIL
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 6 (46.15%) VMware
3 5 (38.46%) VMware ESX
3 5 (38.46%) Change Management
3 5 (38.46%) Unix
3 5 (38.46%) Windows
3 5 (38.46%) HP
3 5 (38.46%) IBM
3 5 (38.46%) SAN
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 4 (30.77%) Problem Management
5 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Network Security
5 3 (23.08%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
5 3 (23.08%) QA
5 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (23.08%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
5 3 (23.08%) Coaching
5 3 (23.08%) SDLC
5 3 (23.08%) IBM PureFlex
5 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
5 3 (23.08%) MS Office
5 3 (23.08%) RHCE
5 3 (23.08%) NetApp
5 3 (23.08%) Red Hat

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 3 (23.08%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) SAN
2 3 (23.08%) Network Security
3 2 (15.38%) BGP
3 2 (15.38%) DHCP
3 2 (15.38%) DNS
3 2 (15.38%) Firewall
3 2 (15.38%) FTP
3 2 (15.38%) OSPF
3 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (15.38%) VPN
4 1 (7.69%) DSL
4 1 (7.69%) EIGRP
4 1 (7.69%) Internet
4 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (7.69%) IPsec
4 1 (7.69%) RIP
4 1 (7.69%) SNMP
4 1 (7.69%) SSH
4 1 (7.69%) TACACS
4 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Selenium
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
1 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Administrator
1 3 (23.08%) SAN Administrator
1 3 (23.08%) Test Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Head of Delivery
2 2 (15.38%) Head of Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Database Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) SAN Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) SAN Storage Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) SAN Storage Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Storage Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Unix Architect
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Unix
2 5 (38.46%) Windows
3 3 (23.08%) HPUX
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) Change Management
3 4 (30.77%) Problem Management
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Coaching
4 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Migration
4 3 (23.08%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (23.08%) SDLC
4 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
4 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
5 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
5 2 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 2 (15.38%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) RHCE
2 2 (15.38%) ISEB
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.69%) CCNP
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) VMware ESX
2 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
2 2 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) Firmware
3 1 (7.69%) NFS
3 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) VMware
2 5 (38.46%) HP
2 5 (38.46%) IBM
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) Brocade
4 3 (23.08%) NetApp
4 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco
5 2 (15.38%) Dell
6 1 (7.69%) Citrix
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle
6 1 (7.69%) Teradata
6 1 (7.69%) Veritas