The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 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 Planning
North West / Manchester
Rank 80 101 81
Rank change year-on-year +21 -20  
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 12 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.91% 0.28% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.33% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 7
Median daily rate £338 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.62% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £400 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £593 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £383 £350
% change year-on-year -0.32% +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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1072 1501 1270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 80.97% 83.62% 78.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 907 678
Median daily rate £388 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £291 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 27 25
Median hourly rate £40.00 £27.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.14% +54.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.10 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Capacity Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Capacity Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Capacity Planning in Manchester

Capacity Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Capacity Planning in Manchester

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Capacity Planning.

1 9 (56.25%) VMware
2 8 (50.00%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) ITIL
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 5 (31.25%) Migration
3 5 (31.25%) Data Migration
3 5 (31.25%) vSphere
4 4 (25.00%) Data Architecture
4 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 4 (25.00%) Retail
4 4 (25.00%) SAP Retail
4 4 (25.00%) Service Management
4 4 (25.00%) Unix
4 4 (25.00%) SAP
4 4 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 4 (25.00%) Data Flow Diagram
4 4 (25.00%) SAP MDG
4 4 (25.00%) IT Strategy
5 3 (18.75%) Security Patching
5 3 (18.75%) Solaris
5 3 (18.75%) Perl
5 3 (18.75%) MySQL
5 3 (18.75%) CommVault
5 3 (18.75%) NetApp
5 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
5 3 (18.75%) Citrix
5 3 (18.75%) Python
5 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
5 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
5 3 (18.75%) IBM

Capacity Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Apache
2 2 (12.50%) Apache Spark
2 2 (12.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) SAP MDG
1 4 (25.00%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) IaaS
1 2 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) DNS
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) Kerberos
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) MySQL
2 2 (12.50%) Apache Hive
2 2 (12.50%) Big Data
2 2 (12.50%) Hadoop
2 2 (12.50%) Impala
2 2 (12.50%) Ingres
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) Couchbase
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Hudson
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.25%) Travis CI
General
1 4 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Data Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Data Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Data Centre Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) SAP Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Data Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Linux Support
4 2 (12.50%) Linux Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Unix Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Unix Linux Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Unix Support
4 2 (12.50%) Unix Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Migration Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Kafka
2 1 (6.25%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (6.25%) LAMP
2 1 (6.25%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (25.00%) Unix
3 3 (18.75%) Solaris
3 3 (18.75%) Ubuntu
4 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Debian
5 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Data Migration
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL
1 5 (31.25%) Migration
2 4 (25.00%) Data Architecture
2 4 (25.00%) Data Flow Diagram
2 4 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 4 (25.00%) IT Strategy
2 4 (25.00%) Service Management
3 3 (18.75%) DevOps
3 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (18.75%) High Availability
3 3 (18.75%) Security Patching
3 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (12.50%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 2 (12.50%) Open Source
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (6.25%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Perl
1 3 (18.75%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) vSphere
2 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) XenApp
3 2 (12.50%) HDFS
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.25%) Docker
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Ansible
1 3 (18.75%) Puppet
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (12.50%) Salt
3 1 (6.25%) Data Guard
3 1 (6.25%) Icinga
3 1 (6.25%) Kibana
3 1 (6.25%) logstash
3 1 (6.25%) Nagios
3 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) VMware
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 4 (25.00%) SAP
4 3 (18.75%) Citrix
4 3 (18.75%) CommVault
4 3 (18.75%) IBM
4 3 (18.75%) NetApp
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle
6 1 (6.25%) PlateSpin
6 1 (6.25%) Red Hat