The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 June 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
England / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 149 116
Rank change year-on-year +16 -33  
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 2 13 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.069% 0.35% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.085% 0.42% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 14
Median daily rate £288 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £298 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £418 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.17 £37.75 £23.00
% change year-on-year -57.16% +64.13%  

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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2349 3084 2925
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.00% 82.20% 78.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1388 1942 1710
Median daily rate £410 £415 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +9.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 77 125
Median hourly rate £40.00 £29.25 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.75% -12.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £54.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Capacity Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Capacity Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Capacity Planning in the North West

Capacity Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Capacity Planning in the North West

Capacity Planning
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Cheshire +25 2 £288 - 1
Capacity Planning
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 North West region with a requirement for Capacity Planning.

1 6 (42.86%) Migration
1 6 (42.86%) VMware
2 5 (35.71%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) Data Migration
2 5 (35.71%) vSphere
3 4 (28.57%) Data Architecture
3 4 (28.57%) XenApp
3 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 4 (28.57%) Linux
3 4 (28.57%) SAP
3 4 (28.57%) Data Modelling
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 4 (28.57%) Citrix
3 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (28.57%) Service Management
3 4 (28.57%) Retail
3 4 (28.57%) SAP Retail
3 4 (28.57%) Data Flow Diagram
3 4 (28.57%) SAP MDG
3 4 (28.57%) IT Strategy
4 3 (21.43%) Security Patching
4 3 (21.43%) Ubuntu
4 3 (21.43%) IBM
4 3 (21.43%) CommVault
4 3 (21.43%) NetApp
4 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
4 3 (21.43%) Ansible
4 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (21.43%) DevOps

Capacity Planning
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) Apache
2 2 (14.29%) Apache Spark
2 2 (14.29%) OpenStack
3 1 (7.14%) IIS
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) SAP MDG
1 4 (28.57%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) IaaS
1 2 (14.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) LAN
1 2 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) DMZ
2 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) IPsec
2 1 (7.14%) Kerberos
2 1 (7.14%) NAS
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Apache Hive
1 2 (14.29%) Big Data
1 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
1 2 (14.29%) Impala
2 1 (7.14%) Couchbase
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Hudson
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.14%) Travis CI
General
1 4 (28.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Data Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Data Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Data Centre Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) SAP Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Data Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Big Data Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Hadoop Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) Migration Manager
4 1 (7.14%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Solaris Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Kafka
2 1 (7.14%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (7.14%) LAMP
2 1 (7.14%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Ubuntu
3 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (14.29%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) Debian
4 1 (7.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Migration
2 5 (35.71%) Data Migration
2 5 (35.71%) ITIL
3 4 (28.57%) Data Architecture
3 4 (28.57%) Data Flow Diagram
3 4 (28.57%) Data Modelling
3 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (28.57%) IT Strategy
3 4 (28.57%) Service Management
4 3 (21.43%) DevOps
4 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
4 3 (21.43%) Security Patching
4 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
5 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 2 (14.29%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 2 (14.29%) Open Source
5 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.14%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Perl
1 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) vSphere
2 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) XenApp
3 3 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (14.29%) HDFS
4 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Ansible
1 3 (21.43%) Puppet
2 2 (14.29%) Salt
2 2 (14.29%) SCCM
3 1 (7.14%) Icinga
3 1 (7.14%) Kibana
3 1 (7.14%) logstash
3 1 (7.14%) Nagios
3 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (7.14%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) VMware
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) SAP
3 3 (21.43%) CommVault
3 3 (21.43%) IBM
3 3 (21.43%) NetApp
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) PlateSpin
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 1 (7.14%) Symantec