The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Capacity Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Capacity Management over the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Capacity Management
North West / Cheshire
Rank 50 75 72
Rank change year-on-year +25 -3  
Contract jobs citing Capacity Management 4 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.74% 0.62% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.74% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Median daily rate £413 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.50% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £352 £375
% change year-on-year +6.53% -6.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £63.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +57.50%  

Capacity Management 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 Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 455 814 677
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 84.57% 84.27% 83.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 511 440
Median daily rate £400 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 33
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.44% -35.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.00 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Capacity Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Capacity Management in Cheshire

Capacity Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Capacity Management in Cheshire

Capacity Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Capacity Management in Cheshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Capacity Management in Cheshire

Capacity Management
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Capacity Management within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 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
Knutsford +9 1 £475 +18.75%
Capacity Management
North West

Capacity Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Capacity Management 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Capacity Management.

1 4 (80.00%) Banking
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (20.00%) Data Management
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) CMDB
4 1 (20.00%) Release Management
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) NAS
4 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Lumension
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (20.00%) Virtual Team
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP

Capacity Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) IPsec
1 1 (20.00%) NAS
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (80.00%) Banking
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Asset Management Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Systems Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Governance Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Governance Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) CMDB
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Management
2 1 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) Lumension
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Symantec
1 1 (20.00%) VMware