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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Capacity Planning
England / North West
Rank 116 144 126
Rank change year-on-year +28 -18  
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 12 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.47% 0.34% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.41% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 10
Median daily rate £338 £400 £476
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.62% -15.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £388 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £428 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +1.30% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £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 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 2113 3163 2829
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.35% 82.43% 78.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1340 1915 1539
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 122 127
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £50.00 £60.00
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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Capacity Planning in the North West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 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
Manchester +23 12 £338 -15.62% 2
Capacity Planning
England

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 North West region with a requirement for Capacity Planning.

1 14 (51.85%) ITIL
2 13 (48.15%) Linux
3 12 (44.44%) Service Management
4 11 (40.74%) VMware
5 9 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (29.63%) Problem Management
7 7 (25.93%) Change Management
7 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
8 6 (22.22%) ITSM
8 6 (22.22%) Open Source
8 6 (22.22%) DevOps
9 5 (18.52%) IaaS
9 5 (18.52%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (18.52%) IT Strategy
9 5 (18.52%) vSphere
9 5 (18.52%) PaaS
9 5 (18.52%) Data Migration
9 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
9 5 (18.52%) Migration
9 5 (18.52%) Business Continuity
9 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
9 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
9 5 (18.52%) Unix
10 4 (14.81%) Windows
10 4 (14.81%) SAP
10 4 (14.81%) Oracle
10 4 (14.81%) Data Modelling
10 4 (14.81%) NetApp
10 4 (14.81%) Retail
10 4 (14.81%) Data Management

Capacity Planning
Top Related 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 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.41%) Apache
2 2 (7.41%) Apache Spark
2 2 (7.41%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) SAP MDG
1 4 (14.81%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) IaaS
1 5 (18.52%) PaaS
2 3 (11.11%) SaaS
3 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) DNS
1 2 (7.41%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) DHCP
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) Kerberos
2 1 (3.70%) LAN
2 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database
2 3 (11.11%) MySQL
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.41%) Apache Hive
3 2 (7.41%) Big Data
3 2 (7.41%) Hadoop
3 2 (7.41%) Impala
3 2 (7.41%) Ingres
4 1 (3.70%) Couchbase
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Hudson
1 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.70%) Travis CI
General
1 4 (14.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Operations Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Data Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Data Centre Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) SAP Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Data Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Linux Support
5 2 (7.41%) Linux Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Unix Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Unix Linux Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Unix Support
5 2 (7.41%) Unix Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle DBA
6 1 (3.70%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Kafka
2 2 (7.41%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
3 1 (3.70%) LAMP
3 1 (3.70%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
1 4 (14.81%) User Experience
2 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.11%) Tandem
3 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Linux
2 5 (18.52%) Unix
3 4 (14.81%) Windows
4 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (11.11%) Solaris
4 3 (11.11%) Ubuntu
4 3 (11.11%) VME
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.70%) AIX
6 1 (3.70%) Debian
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) ITIL
2 12 (44.44%) Service Management
3 9 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (29.63%) Problem Management
5 7 (25.93%) Change Management
6 6 (22.22%) DevOps
6 6 (22.22%) ITSM
6 6 (22.22%) Open Source
7 5 (18.52%) Business Continuity
7 5 (18.52%) Data Migration
7 5 (18.52%) IT Strategy
7 5 (18.52%) Migration
7 5 (18.52%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
8 4 (14.81%) Data Architecture
8 4 (14.81%) Data Flow Diagram
8 4 (14.81%) Data Management
8 4 (14.81%) Data Modelling
8 4 (14.81%) Release Management
9 3 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) Perl
1 3 (11.11%) Python
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
1 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (3.70%) MCSE
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
1 5 (18.52%) vSphere
2 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.11%) XenApp
3 2 (7.41%) HDFS
4 1 (3.70%) Docker
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Ansible
1 3 (11.11%) Puppet
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (7.41%) Salt
3 1 (3.70%) Data Guard
3 1 (3.70%) Icinga
3 1 (3.70%) Kibana
3 1 (3.70%) logstash
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Nagios
3 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.70%) SCCM
3 1 (3.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) VMware
2 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.81%) NetApp
3 4 (14.81%) Oracle
3 4 (14.81%) SAP
4 3 (11.11%) Citrix
4 3 (11.11%) CommVault
4 3 (11.11%) Fujitsu
4 3 (11.11%) IBM
4 3 (11.11%) ICL
5 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.70%) PlateSpin