Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 23 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 > Scotland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 161 162
Rank change year-on-year +11 +1 -6
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 37 25 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.73% 0.58% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.69% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 23
Scotland median daily rate £400 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +10.00% -7.69%
10th Percentile £263 £285 £227
90th Percentile £611 £446 £500
UK median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £43.00 -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £28.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year +42.86% +20.43% -34.51%

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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4247 3622 5073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.22% 83.57% 82.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2423 2125 2649
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 87 102
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.67 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%

Capacity Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Capacity Planning in Scotland

Capacity Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Capacity Planning in Scotland

Capacity Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Capacity Planning in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Capacity Planning in Scotland

Capacity Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Capacity Planning in Scotland

Capacity Planning
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 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
Glasgow +6 19 £400 -5.88% 2
Edinburgh -5 14 £613 +53.13%
Dundee - 2 - -
Aberdeen -7 1 £375 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £338 -
Capacity Planning
UK

For the 6 months to 23 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Capacity Planning.

1 22 (59.46%) Linux
2 15 (40.54%) Java
2 15 (40.54%) Unix
2 15 (40.54%) Firewall
2 15 (40.54%) Finance
3 14 (37.84%) Configuration Management
3 14 (37.84%) Performance Analysis
4 13 (35.14%) Splunk
5 12 (32.43%) Analytics
5 12 (32.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (32.43%) SDLC
5 12 (32.43%) CISSP
5 12 (32.43%) DNS
6 11 (29.73%) CEH
6 11 (29.73%) Enterprise Architecture
6 11 (29.73%) JIRA
6 11 (29.73%) QA
6 11 (29.73%) Process Management
6 11 (29.73%) Data Modelling
6 11 (29.73%) Python
6 11 (29.73%) Perl
6 11 (29.73%) Apache Spark
6 11 (29.73%) Parquet
6 11 (29.73%) Ansible
6 11 (29.73%) Anomaly Detection
6 11 (29.73%) Grok
6 11 (29.73%) SANS
6 11 (29.73%) Git (software)
6 11 (29.73%) Bash Shell
6 11 (29.73%) Puppet

Capacity Planning
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 11 (29.73%) Apache Spark
2 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
3 4 (10.81%) Apache
3 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (8.11%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (8.11%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (40.54%) Firewall
2 12 (32.43%) DNS
3 3 (8.11%) 802.11
3 3 (8.11%) BGP
3 3 (8.11%) HSRP
3 3 (8.11%) Internet
3 3 (8.11%) IPsec
3 3 (8.11%) OSPF
3 3 (8.11%) VPN
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco Wireless
4 2 (5.41%) EIGRP
4 2 (5.41%) LAN
4 2 (5.41%) MPLS
4 2 (5.41%) NetScaler
4 2 (5.41%) SAN
4 2 (5.41%) WAN
4 2 (5.41%) Wireless
4 2 (5.41%) Wireshark
5 1 (2.70%) HTTP
5 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (29.73%) Big Data
1 11 (29.73%) Parquet
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (2.70%) PowerCenter
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (29.73%) Git (software)
1 11 (29.73%) JIRA
General
1 15 (40.54%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Banking
2 3 (8.11%) Publishing
3 1 (2.70%) Law
3 1 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Security Engineer
2 11 (29.73%) Splunk Engineer
3 8 (21.62%) Java Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Administrator
6 3 (8.11%) Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) DBA
6 3 (8.11%) Java Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Network Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (5.41%) Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Cloud Developer
7 2 (5.41%) PMO Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Agile Coach
8 1 (2.70%) Agile Project Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 1 (2.70%) Windows Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (29.73%) Grok
1 11 (29.73%) Kafka
1 11 (29.73%) Regular Expression
2 4 (10.81%) CSS
2 4 (10.81%) HTML
3 3 (8.11%) 802.1X
3 3 (8.11%) HATEOAS
3 3 (8.11%) OAuth2
3 3 (8.11%) React
3 3 (8.11%) REST
4 1 (2.70%) Backbone.js
4 1 (2.70%) CSS3
4 1 (2.70%) HTML5
4 1 (2.70%) jQuery
4 1 (2.70%) JSON
4 1 (2.70%) RequireJS
4 1 (2.70%) RESTful
4 1 (2.70%) SOAP
4 1 (2.70%) Web Services
4 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (10.81%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.41%) Clustering
2 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.41%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.70%) PKI
3 1 (2.70%) Replication
3 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (59.46%) Linux
2 15 (40.54%) Unix
3 8 (21.62%) Windows
4 7 (18.92%) Windows Server
5 4 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (8.11%) DC/OS
6 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (5.41%) Solaris
8 1 (2.70%) AIX
8 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Configuration Management
1 14 (37.84%) Performance Analysis
2 12 (32.43%) Analytics
2 12 (32.43%) SDLC
2 12 (32.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (29.73%) Anomaly Detection
3 11 (29.73%) Data Modelling
3 11 (29.73%) Enterprise Architecture
3 11 (29.73%) Process Management
3 11 (29.73%) SIEM
3 11 (29.73%) Statistical Modelling
4 10 (27.03%) DevOps
5 9 (24.32%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (21.62%) Content Management
7 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (16.22%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (13.51%) ITIL
8 5 (13.51%) ITIL V3
9 4 (10.81%) Security Patching
9 4 (10.81%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (40.54%) Java
2 11 (29.73%) Bash Shell
2 11 (29.73%) Perl
2 11 (29.73%) Python
3 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
4 3 (8.11%) Ruby
5 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) CISSP
2 11 (29.73%) CEH
2 11 (29.73%) SANS
3 5 (13.51%) Degree
4 2 (5.41%) OCP
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (2.70%) CCIE
5 1 (2.70%) CCNA
5 1 (2.70%) CCNP
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) HND
5 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (29.73%) QA
2 3 (8.11%) PMO
3 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
1 8 (21.62%) vSphere
2 4 (10.81%) XenApp
3 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.70%) OpenAM
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (29.73%) Ansible
1 11 (29.73%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (29.73%) Puppet
2 3 (8.11%) Apache Brooklyn
2 3 (8.11%) Kubernetes
2 3 (8.11%) Marathon
2 3 (8.11%) Mesos
3 2 (5.41%) Cacti
3 2 (5.41%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (2.70%) Data Guard
4 1 (2.70%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 13 (35.14%) Splunk
2 9 (24.32%) VMware
3 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
4 6 (16.22%) Citrix
5 4 (10.81%) Cisco
5 4 (10.81%) CommVault
5 4 (10.81%) EMC
5 4 (10.81%) NetApp
5 4 (10.81%) Oracle
5 4 (10.81%) Red Hat
6 3 (8.11%) F5
7 2 (5.41%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.41%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.70%) Brocade
8 1 (2.70%) IBM
8 1 (2.70%) Informatica
8 1 (2.70%) Juniper
8 1 (2.70%) Software AG
8 1 (2.70%) Veritas
8 1 (2.70%) webMethods