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 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Capacity Planning
UK / England
Rank 430 427 337
Rank change year-on-year -3 -90  
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 153 194 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.40% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.48% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 140 157
Median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £521 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £383 £350
% change year-on-year -0.32% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -18.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £22.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £22.50 £34.00
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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34806 40518 38294
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.27% 82.93% 80.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23035 26911 24118
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 1000 1121
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Capacity Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Capacity Planning in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 24 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
London +23 57 £475 +5.55% 16
South East +2 23 £450 +13.92% 12
South West +9 20 £336 -8.81% 1
North West +28 12 £338 -15.62% 4
Yorkshire +4 10 £525 +40.00% 2
East of England -3 10 £345 -3.15% 3
North East -9 10 £275 -1.78% 4
West Midlands +3 9 £375 -6.25% 11
East Midlands -13 1 - - 1
Capacity Planning
UK

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region with a requirement for Capacity Planning.

1 101 (33.44%) Linux
2 83 (27.48%) Windows
3 74 (24.50%) ITIL
3 74 (24.50%) Finance
4 69 (22.85%) Microsoft
5 65 (21.52%) VMware
6 59 (19.54%) High Availability
7 58 (19.21%) Unix
8 55 (18.21%) Performance Tuning
9 52 (17.22%) Oracle
10 51 (16.89%) Active Directory
10 51 (16.89%) Disaster Recovery
11 47 (15.56%) Data Centre
12 45 (14.90%) VMware Infrastructure
13 44 (14.57%) SQL
14 43 (14.24%) DNS
15 39 (12.91%) Configuration Management
16 38 (12.58%) Change Management
16 38 (12.58%) Java
17 37 (12.25%) Agile Software Development
18 36 (11.92%) Migration
18 36 (11.92%) HP
19 35 (11.59%) MS Excel
20 34 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
20 34 (11.26%) Windows Server
21 32 (10.60%) DevOps
22 31 (10.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 31 (10.26%) Puppet
22 31 (10.26%) SAN
22 31 (10.26%) DHCP

Capacity Planning
Top Related 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 25 (8.28%) Apache
2 24 (7.95%) SharePoint
3 19 (6.29%) Skype for Business
4 18 (5.96%) MS Exchange
5 17 (5.63%) WebLogic
5 17 (5.63%) WebSphere
6 16 (5.30%) CMS
7 15 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (4.30%) Apache Pig
9 13 (4.30%) IIS
9 13 (4.30%) JBoss
10 12 (3.97%) WebSphere Application Server
11 10 (3.31%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (2.98%) Office Communications Server
12 9 (2.98%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (1.99%) Apache Spark
14 5 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (1.32%) Confluence
15 4 (1.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 35 (11.59%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.63%) MS Office
3 5 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.66%) SAP APO
2 4 (1.32%) SAP MDG
2 4 (1.32%) SAP Retail
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.33%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.33%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.33%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.33%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.33%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.28%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (7.62%) IaaS
2 23 (7.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (7.62%) Office 365
3 17 (5.63%) SaaS
4 15 (4.97%) PaaS
5 14 (4.64%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.66%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.32%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (1.32%) AWS Data Pipeline
8 3 (0.99%) IBM PureFlex
8 3 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.66%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.33%) FinancialForce.com
10 1 (0.33%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 43 (14.24%) DNS
2 31 (10.26%) DHCP
2 31 (10.26%) SAN
3 29 (9.60%) WAN
4 28 (9.27%) LAN
5 22 (7.28%) Firewall
6 21 (6.95%) Internet
7 19 (6.29%) Network Security
8 15 (4.97%) TCP/IP
9 14 (4.64%) Skype
10 12 (3.97%) Kerberos
10 12 (3.97%) SSL
11 11 (3.64%) LDAP
11 11 (3.64%) VoIP
12 9 (2.98%) FTP
12 9 (2.98%) IP Telephony
13 8 (2.65%) 3G
13 8 (2.65%) VPN
14 7 (2.32%) BGP
14 7 (2.32%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.27%) SQL Server
2 26 (8.61%) Hadoop
3 25 (8.28%) Big Data
4 22 (7.28%) Apache Hive
5 21 (6.95%) MySQL
6 20 (6.62%) Oracle Database
7 16 (5.30%) Relational Database
8 12 (3.97%) Endeca
9 8 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (2.65%) Impala
9 8 (2.65%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (2.32%) HBase
10 7 (2.32%) NoSQL
10 7 (2.32%) Oracle Database 12c
10 7 (2.32%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
12 4 (1.32%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 11 (3.64%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.65%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.32%) JIRA
3 4 (1.32%) Subversion
3 4 (1.32%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (0.99%) Maven
4 3 (0.99%) Selenium
4 3 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.66%) ProC
5 2 (0.66%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.33%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.33%) Hudson
6 1 (0.33%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.33%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.33%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 74 (24.50%) Finance
2 25 (8.28%) Banking
3 22 (7.28%) Telecoms
4 14 (4.64%) Retail
5 9 (2.98%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.32%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.66%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.32%) Electronics
8 4 (1.32%) Marketing
9 2 (0.66%) Advertising
9 2 (0.66%) Billing
9 2 (0.66%) Front Office
9 2 (0.66%) Games
9 2 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.33%) Automotive
10 1 (0.33%) Back Office
10 1 (0.33%) German Language
10 1 (0.33%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 42 (13.91%) Architect
2 36 (11.92%) Administrator
3 21 (6.95%) Analyst
4 19 (6.29%) Consultant
5 18 (5.96%) DBA
6 17 (5.63%) Developer
6 17 (5.63%) Network Engineer
7 15 (4.97%) Operations Engineer
8 14 (4.64%) Hadoop Administrator
8 14 (4.64%) Support Engineer
9 11 (3.64%) Systems Administrator
10 10 (3.31%) Linux Engineer
10 10 (3.31%) Messaging Engineer
10 10 (3.31%) Senior Operations Engineer
11 9 (2.98%) Data Architect
11 9 (2.98%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (2.98%) Unix Administrator
11 9 (2.98%) Unix Systems Administrator
12 8 (2.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (2.65%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.28%) Web Services
2 16 (5.30%) Spring
3 15 (4.97%) XML
4 14 (4.64%) J2EE
5 13 (4.30%) Hibernate
5 13 (4.30%) JMS
5 13 (4.30%) SOAP
6 12 (3.97%) JDBC
6 12 (3.97%) JMX
6 12 (3.97%) JSP
6 12 (3.97%) Kafka
6 12 (3.97%) Servlets
6 12 (3.97%) Struts
6 12 (3.97%) XSLT
7 11 (3.64%) Middleware
8 9 (2.98%) .NET
9 6 (1.99%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (1.32%) LAMP
10 4 (1.32%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 4 (1.32%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 47 (15.56%) Data Centre
2 34 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.63%) Management Information System
4 15 (4.97%) Virtual Team
5 13 (4.30%) Computer Science
6 12 (3.97%) iPad
7 9 (2.98%) Clustering
8 8 (2.65%) User Experience
9 7 (2.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (1.99%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.99%) EMC VNX
10 6 (1.99%) Replication
11 4 (1.32%) Derivative
11 4 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (1.32%) PKI
11 4 (1.32%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.32%) Tandem
12 2 (0.66%) CCTV
12 2 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 101 (33.44%) Linux
2 83 (27.48%) Windows
3 58 (19.21%) Unix
4 34 (11.26%) Windows Server
5 31 (10.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (5.96%) Solaris
6 18 (5.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (5.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (4.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (3.64%) CentOS
9 10 (3.31%) Windows 7
10 9 (2.98%) AIX
11 8 (2.65%) Windows 10
12 5 (1.66%) Ubuntu
12 5 (1.66%) VME
13 4 (1.32%) Fedora
13 4 (1.32%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.99%) Data ONTAP
14 3 (0.99%) HPUX
15 2 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (24.50%) ITIL
2 59 (19.54%) High Availability
3 55 (18.21%) Performance Tuning
4 51 (16.89%) Disaster Recovery
5 39 (12.91%) Configuration Management
6 38 (12.58%) Change Management
7 37 (12.25%) Agile Software Development
8 36 (11.92%) Migration
9 32 (10.60%) DevOps
10 29 (9.60%) Service Delivery
11 27 (8.94%) Performance Monitoring
12 26 (8.61%) Problem Management
12 26 (8.61%) Service Management
13 25 (8.28%) ITSM
14 23 (7.62%) E-Commerce
15 21 (6.95%) Content Management
16 20 (6.62%) Change Control
16 20 (6.62%) Project Management
17 18 (5.96%) Process Improvement
18 17 (5.63%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 44 (14.57%) SQL
2 38 (12.58%) Java
3 24 (7.95%) Python
4 17 (5.63%) Perl
5 13 (4.30%) PowerShell
6 12 (3.97%) Bash Shell
7 11 (3.64%) Shell Script
8 7 (2.32%) Ruby
9 5 (1.66%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.32%) Korn
11 3 (0.99%) C
11 3 (0.99%) C++
11 3 (0.99%) Go
11 3 (0.99%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.66%) PHP
12 2 (0.66%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.33%) C#
13 1 (0.33%) COBOL
13 1 (0.33%) VB
13 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (9.27%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.62%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.96%) Degree
4 9 (2.98%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.32%) CCNP
6 5 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.66%) CCNA
6 5 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.66%) RHCE
7 4 (1.32%) APMP
7 4 (1.32%) MCSE
8 3 (0.99%) ISEB
8 3 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.66%) CCIE
9 2 (0.66%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.66%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.66%) RHCT
10 1 (0.33%) PgMP
10 1 (0.33%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.62%) QA
2 12 (3.97%) SLA
3 7 (2.32%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.66%) PMO
5 4 (1.32%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.66%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.66%) MiFID
8 1 (0.33%) GCP
System Software
1 51 (16.89%) Active Directory
2 45 (14.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (7.28%) Hyper-V
4 19 (6.29%) vSphere
5 17 (5.63%) HDFS
6 13 (4.30%) VMware ESX
7 10 (3.31%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (3.31%) XenApp
8 9 (2.98%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 9 (2.98%) NFS
9 8 (2.65%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (2.32%) Docker
10 7 (2.32%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (1.99%) Firmware
12 4 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.99%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.66%) KVM
14 2 (0.66%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 31 (10.26%) Puppet
2 22 (7.28%) Ansible
3 15 (4.97%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (4.97%) SCOM
4 10 (3.31%) Hadoop YARN
5 9 (2.98%) Data Guard
5 9 (2.98%) Oracle RMAN
5 9 (2.98%) SCCM
6 8 (2.65%) Red Hat Satellite
7 7 (2.32%) NetBackup
8 6 (1.99%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 6 (1.99%) Nagios
9 5 (1.66%) Salt
9 5 (1.66%) SCVMM
10 4 (1.32%) Ambari
10 4 (1.32%) Mesos
10 4 (1.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.99%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (0.99%) Kibana
11 3 (0.99%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 69 (22.85%) Microsoft
2 65 (21.52%) VMware
3 52 (17.22%) Oracle
4 36 (11.92%) HP
5 29 (9.60%) Cisco
6 26 (8.61%) Red Hat
7 22 (7.28%) IBM
8 20 (6.62%) Dell
9 16 (5.30%) NetApp
10 15 (4.97%) SAP
11 14 (4.64%) Citrix
12 12 (3.97%) ATG
13 9 (2.98%) Sun
14 8 (2.65%) EMC
14 8 (2.65%) F5
14 8 (2.65%) TIBCO
14 8 (2.65%) Veritas
15 7 (2.32%) Avaya
15 7 (2.32%) Brocade
15 7 (2.32%) Cloudera
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £50 - £56 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
North East
LA International
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £400 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
IntaPeople
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6-12 months initial contract, long term program
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 8 days ago