Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 18 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
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 468 482 464
Rank change year-on-year +14 -18 -46
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 405 432 466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.43% 0.44% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.52% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 275 284
England median daily rate £444 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.25% +0.63% -
10th Percentile £264 £283 £250
90th Percentile £668 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £435 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +8.75% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 15
England median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% +23.91% -35.21%
10th Percentile £13.68 £25.68 £17.85
90th Percentile £46.75 £50.00 £37.80
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £32.95 £23.00
% change year-on-year +21.40% +43.26% -35.21%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 79501 82625 86049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.69% 84.18% 81.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 53476 55123 56736
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1856 2135 2506
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

Capacity Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Capacity Planning in England

Capacity Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Capacity Planning in England

Capacity Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Capacity Planning in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Capacity Planning in England

Capacity Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Capacity Planning in England

Capacity Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Capacity Planning in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Capacity Planning in England

Capacity Planning
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 18 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
London +21 203 £475 +11.76% 16
South East +23 70 £363 -3.97% 8
North of England +10 59 £375 -6.25% 9
Yorkshire +31 45 £470 +10.59% 6
Midlands +24 31 £394 +6.78% 7
East of England -30 28 £273 -35.88% 12
West Midlands +29 20 £388 +3.33% 6
South West +16 14 £338 -3.57% 2
East Midlands +13 11 £400 +4.58% 1
North West -16 11 £325 -18.75% 3
North East +46 3 £275 -20.29%
Capacity Planning
UK

For the 6 months to 18 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 England region with a requirement for Capacity Planning.

1 115 (28.40%) Windows
2 96 (23.70%) Linux
3 84 (20.74%) Microsoft
3 84 (20.74%) Finance
4 81 (20.00%) Java
5 75 (18.52%) Active Directory
6 70 (17.28%) ITIL
7 68 (16.79%) VMware
8 66 (16.30%) Oracle
8 66 (16.30%) Performance Tuning
9 64 (15.80%) Windows Server
10 55 (13.58%) Unix
11 54 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
12 53 (13.09%) SQL
13 48 (11.85%) LAN
14 46 (11.36%) Cisco
14 46 (11.36%) Python
15 45 (11.11%) WAN
15 45 (11.11%) Data Centre
16 44 (10.86%) Firewall
17 43 (10.62%) SQL Server
17 43 (10.62%) Agile Software Development
17 43 (10.62%) VMware Infrastructure
17 43 (10.62%) High Availability
18 42 (10.37%) PowerShell
18 42 (10.37%) Web Services
19 41 (10.12%) Degree
20 39 (9.63%) Windows Server 2008
21 38 (9.38%) DNS
21 38 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification

Capacity Planning
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 31 (7.65%) SharePoint
2 28 (6.91%) MS Exchange
3 26 (6.42%) JBoss
4 23 (5.68%) WebSphere
5 22 (5.43%) WebSphere Application Server
6 17 (4.20%) Elasticsearch
7 14 (3.46%) IIS
7 14 (3.46%) OpenStack
8 13 (3.21%) Apache Spark
8 13 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2010
9 12 (2.96%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (2.47%) SharePoint Server
11 9 (2.22%) Confluence
11 9 (2.22%) WebLogic
12 8 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (1.23%) Apache
14 4 (0.99%) Commerce Server
14 4 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (0.99%) Skype for Business
15 3 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 17 (4.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.25%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (0.99%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.49%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.25%) Endur
4 1 (0.25%) Findur
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.25%) Relativity
4 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.25%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 37 (9.14%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (7.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (5.43%) IaaS
4 21 (5.19%) Office 365
4 21 (5.19%) PaaS
5 11 (2.72%) SaaS
6 9 (2.22%) Mimecast
7 7 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.73%) GitHub
8 3 (0.74%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (0.74%) Amazon Kinesis
8 3 (0.74%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.74%) IBM Blueworks
9 2 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.25%) DigitalOcean
10 1 (0.25%) Linode
10 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 48 (11.85%) LAN
2 45 (11.11%) WAN
3 44 (10.86%) Firewall
4 38 (9.38%) DNS
5 37 (9.14%) SAN
6 28 (6.91%) Network Security
7 25 (6.17%) Internet
8 20 (4.94%) DHCP
9 18 (4.44%) BGP
10 16 (3.95%) Kerberos
10 16 (3.95%) OSPF
11 15 (3.70%) TCP/IP
12 14 (3.46%) MPLS
12 14 (3.46%) VPN
13 11 (2.72%) EIGRP
13 11 (2.72%) HSRP
13 11 (2.72%) HTTP
13 11 (2.72%) NetScaler
14 10 (2.47%) Wireless
14 10 (2.47%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (10.62%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.67%) Big Data
2 27 (6.67%) Hadoop
2 27 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 21 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (4.44%) MySQL
5 13 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (2.96%) Relational Database
7 11 (2.72%) RDBMS
7 11 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (2.47%) Sqoop
9 9 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (2.22%) HBase
10 8 (1.98%) MongoDB
10 8 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (1.73%) Apache Hive
11 7 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.73%) Impala
11 7 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 15 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.96%) Jenkins
3 11 (2.72%) JIRA
4 9 (2.22%) SpecFlow
5 8 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (1.73%) Artifactory
6 7 (1.73%) Hudson
6 7 (1.73%) Selenium
7 2 (0.49%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.49%) Maven
8 1 (0.25%) Gradle
8 1 (0.25%) JMeter
8 1 (0.25%) Mockito
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.25%) ProC
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.25%) Subversion
8 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.25%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.25%) Vagrant
General
1 84 (20.74%) Finance
2 33 (8.15%) Banking
3 31 (7.65%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.96%) Front Office
4 12 (2.96%) Investment Banking
5 10 (2.47%) Retail
6 9 (2.22%) Law
7 7 (1.73%) Marketing
8 6 (1.48%) Electronics
8 6 (1.48%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.23%) Publishing
10 4 (0.99%) Back Office
10 4 (0.99%) German Language
11 3 (0.74%) Billing
11 3 (0.74%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.49%) Legal
12 2 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.25%) Games
13 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 68 (16.79%) Architect
2 50 (12.35%) Analyst
3 46 (11.36%) Administrator
4 27 (6.67%) DBA
5 26 (6.42%) Developer
6 19 (4.69%) Solutions Architect
7 18 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (4.44%) Support Analyst
8 17 (4.20%) Consultant
9 16 (3.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 16 (3.95%) Infrastructure Manager
10 15 (3.70%) Network Engineer
11 12 (2.96%) Applications Support
11 12 (2.96%) Infrastructure Architect
11 12 (2.96%) Systems Administrator
12 11 (2.72%) DevOps Engineer
12 11 (2.72%) SQL DBA
12 11 (2.72%) Systems Engineer
12 11 (2.72%) VMware Engineer
13 10 (2.47%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (10.37%) Web Services
2 22 (5.43%) J2EE
2 22 (5.43%) JDBC
2 22 (5.43%) REST
2 22 (5.43%) SOAP
3 14 (3.46%) .NET
4 12 (2.96%) RESTful
4 12 (2.96%) XML
5 10 (2.47%) Middleware
5 10 (2.47%) RabbitMQ
6 9 (2.22%) Kafka
6 9 (2.22%) XML Messaging
7 8 (1.98%) SAML
8 7 (1.73%) Elastic Stack
8 7 (1.73%) FIX Protocol
8 7 (1.73%) HTML
8 7 (1.73%) HTML5
8 7 (1.73%) WebSockets
9 5 (1.23%) Spring
10 4 (0.99%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 38 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (9.38%) Virtual Team
3 24 (5.93%) Computer Science
4 23 (5.68%) iPad
5 18 (4.44%) User Experience
6 14 (3.46%) Client/Server
6 14 (3.46%) Clustering
6 14 (3.46%) Hybrid Cloud
7 12 (2.96%) Management Information System
8 11 (2.72%) Public Cloud
8 11 (2.72%) Replication
9 10 (2.47%) Microsoft Licensing
10 7 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (1.73%) PKI
11 5 (1.23%) Equities
11 5 (1.23%) Hedge funds
11 5 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.99%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 115 (28.40%) Windows
2 96 (23.70%) Linux
3 64 (15.80%) Windows Server
4 55 (13.58%) Unix
5 39 (9.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (7.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (5.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (4.69%) Windows 7
9 14 (3.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.48%) AIX
10 6 (1.48%) Solaris
11 5 (1.23%) CentOS
11 5 (1.23%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.99%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.49%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.49%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.49%) SUSE
13 2 (0.49%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.25%) Fedora
14 1 (0.25%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (17.28%) ITIL
2 66 (16.30%) Performance Tuning
3 54 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 43 (10.62%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (10.62%) High Availability
5 38 (9.38%) Performance Analysis
6 37 (9.14%) DevOps
7 35 (8.64%) Problem Management
8 33 (8.15%) Service Delivery
8 33 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 31 (7.65%) E-Commerce
10 30 (7.41%) Configuration Management
11 24 (5.93%) Incident Management
11 24 (5.93%) Load Balancing
11 24 (5.93%) Performance Monitoring
12 23 (5.68%) Change Management
12 23 (5.68%) Root Cause Analysis
12 23 (5.68%) Strategic Thinking
13 22 (5.43%) B2C
13 22 (5.43%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 81 (20.00%) Java
2 53 (13.09%) SQL
3 46 (11.36%) Python
4 42 (10.37%) PowerShell
5 27 (6.67%) Perl
6 18 (4.44%) Shell Script
7 16 (3.95%) Bash Shell
8 14 (3.46%) T-SQL
9 13 (3.21%) C#
10 12 (2.96%) PL/SQL
11 9 (2.22%) VBA
12 8 (1.98%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 4 (0.99%) PHP
14 3 (0.74%) Ruby
15 2 (0.49%) Korn
15 2 (0.49%) VBScript
16 1 (0.25%) C
16 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
16 1 (0.25%) Jython
16 1 (0.25%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 41 (10.12%) Degree
2 38 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 29 (7.16%) Cisco Certification
3 29 (7.16%) Security Cleared
4 25 (6.17%) MCSE
5 14 (3.46%) CCNP
5 14 (3.46%) SC Cleared
5 14 (3.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 12 (2.96%) CCNA
6 12 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (2.96%) MySQL Certification
7 11 (2.72%) MCP
8 7 (1.73%) CCIE
9 5 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.99%) HND
11 3 (0.74%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.74%) HNC
11 3 (0.74%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.49%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (8.15%) QA
2 16 (3.95%) SLA
3 9 (2.22%) PMO
4 5 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.23%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.25%) P3O
System Software
1 75 (18.52%) Active Directory
2 43 (10.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (7.65%) Hyper-V
4 19 (4.69%) Docker
5 18 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (4.20%) vSphere
7 12 (2.96%) XenApp
8 9 (2.22%) HDFS
8 9 (2.22%) vCloud
9 8 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (1.48%) Apache Flume
10 6 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (1.23%) KVM
11 5 (1.23%) VMware NSX
11 5 (1.23%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.74%) XenServer
14 2 (0.49%) iptables
14 2 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (5.68%) Puppet
2 18 (4.44%) NetBackup
3 17 (4.20%) Terraform
4 15 (3.70%) Kubernetes
5 14 (3.46%) SCOM
6 12 (2.96%) Ansible
7 9 (2.22%) Consul
7 9 (2.22%) SCCM
8 8 (1.98%) Backup Exec
8 8 (1.98%) Kibana
8 8 (1.98%) logstash
8 8 (1.98%) Packer
8 8 (1.98%) PowerCLI
8 8 (1.98%) vRealize
9 7 (1.73%) Galera Cluster
9 7 (1.73%) Nagios
9 7 (1.73%) Oracle RMAN
10 6 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (1.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 6 (1.48%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 84 (20.74%) Microsoft
2 68 (16.79%) VMware
3 66 (16.30%) Oracle
4 46 (11.36%) Cisco
5 35 (8.64%) HP
6 33 (8.15%) NetApp
7 22 (5.43%) ATG
8 18 (4.44%) CheckPoint
8 18 (4.44%) Citrix
9 16 (3.95%) Red Hat
9 16 (3.95%) Splunk
10 15 (3.70%) SAP
11 14 (3.46%) EMC
11 14 (3.46%) SolarWinds
12 12 (2.96%) CA
12 12 (2.96%) IBM
13 10 (2.47%) Riverbed
14 9 (2.22%) Dell
15 8 (1.98%) Google
15 8 (1.98%) Sophos