Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 6 months to 22 November 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 89 106
Rank change year-on-year +2 +17 -28
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 3 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.22% 0.61% 0.097%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.71% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Cheshire median daily rate £265 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.61% -13.89% +34.53%
North West median daily rate £325 £400 £420
% change year-on-year -18.75% -4.76% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

Capacity Planning is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1115 1260 1737
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.52% 86.01% 84.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 799 904 1144
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +8.97%
10th Percentile £263 £241 £277
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 31 57
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.63 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.76% +12.14% -2.94%
10th Percentile £10.80 £13.00 £12.74
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
% change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +74.40%

Capacity Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Capacity Planning as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Capacity Planning in Cheshire

Capacity Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Capacity Planning in Cheshire

Capacity Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Capacity Planning in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Capacity Planning in Cheshire

Capacity Planning
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 Planning within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +11 1 £275 -29.03%
Crewe - 1 £265 -
Capacity Planning
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Capacity Planning.

1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Dell
2 2 (66.67%) EMC
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) NetApp
2 2 (66.67%) Veritas
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) NetBackup
2 2 (66.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (66.67%) SCOM
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) EqualLogic
2 2 (66.67%) Capacity Management
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) EMC VNX
2 2 (66.67%) EMC VNXe
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Planning and Forecasting
3 1 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) vCenter Server
3 1 (33.33%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity Planning

Capacity Planning
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Storage Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
1 2 (66.67%) EMC VNX
1 2 (66.67%) EMC VNXe
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Capacity Management
2 1 (33.33%) BCP
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) Patch Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Planning and Forecasting
2 1 (33.33%) Proactive Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) NetBackup
1 2 (66.67%) SCOM
1 2 (66.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (33.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Dell
1 2 (66.67%) EMC
1 2 (66.67%) EqualLogic
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) NetApp
1 2 (66.67%) Veritas
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft