The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Capacity Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Capacity Management over the 3 months to 29 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.

Capacity Management
England / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 218 178 225
Rank change year-on-year -40 +47  
Contract jobs citing Capacity Management 30 90 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.38% 0.96% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 1.18% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 61 21
Median daily rate £350 £352 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.56% -10.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £375
% change year-on-year +2.73% -2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £63.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £63.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +57.50%  

Capacity Management 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 South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6422 7598 7801
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.62% 81.31% 79.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3727 4681 4279
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 271 280
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Capacity Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Capacity Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Capacity Management in the South East

Capacity Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Capacity Management in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Capacity Management in the South East

Capacity Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Capacity Management in the South East over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Capacity Management in the South East

Capacity Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Capacity Management in the South East

Capacity Management
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Capacity Management within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 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
Hampshire -16 9 £423 +24.26% 1
Berkshire +12 7 £450 +28.57%
Surrey +6 6 - -
Buckinghamshire -11 5 £349 -12.81% 2
Kent +7 1 £350 -12.50%
Capacity Management
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Capacity Management 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 South East region with a requirement for Capacity Management.

1 25 (31.65%) Red Hat
2 23 (29.11%) ITIL
2 23 (29.11%) Linux
2 23 (29.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (22.78%) VMware
3 18 (22.78%) Data Centre
4 17 (21.52%) Firewall
4 17 (21.52%) Security Cleared
5 16 (20.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (20.25%) Puppet
6 15 (18.99%) Validation
6 15 (18.99%) Configuration Management
7 14 (17.72%) Back Office
7 14 (17.72%) Finance
7 14 (17.72%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (17.72%) Windows
7 14 (17.72%) SAN
7 14 (17.72%) Microsoft
7 14 (17.72%) Fault Management
7 14 (17.72%) Functional Testing
8 13 (16.46%) Statistics
8 13 (16.46%) SC Cleared
8 13 (16.46%) NetApp
8 13 (16.46%) Unix
8 13 (16.46%) Front Office
9 12 (15.19%) Management Information System
9 12 (15.19%) Change Management
9 12 (15.19%) Project Management
9 12 (15.19%) Cisco
9 12 (15.19%) Problem Management

Capacity Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 6 (7.59%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.06%) Apache
2 4 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (5.06%) JBoss
2 4 (5.06%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.80%) IIS
4 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.53%) SAS
5 1 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (7.59%) MS Office
2 4 (5.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.59%) SaaS
2 3 (3.80%) IaaS
2 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.80%) Office 365
3 1 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 17 (21.52%) Firewall
2 14 (17.72%) SAN
3 11 (13.92%) DNS
3 11 (13.92%) MPLS
4 10 (12.66%) FTP
4 10 (12.66%) NAS
4 10 (12.66%) SSH
5 8 (10.13%) DHCP
5 8 (10.13%) Internet
5 8 (10.13%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (8.86%) iSCSI
7 6 (7.59%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (7.59%) TCP/IP
8 5 (6.33%) IPsec
8 5 (6.33%) LDAP
9 4 (5.06%) LAN
9 4 (5.06%) WAN
10 3 (3.80%) ADSL
10 3 (3.80%) Ethernet
10 3 (3.80%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (3.80%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.27%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.27%) Redis
3 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
General
1 14 (17.72%) Back Office
1 14 (17.72%) Finance
2 13 (16.46%) Front Office
3 7 (8.86%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.06%) Marketing
5 3 (3.80%) Legal
6 1 (1.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (11.39%) Administrator
2 8 (10.13%) Solaris Administrator
2 8 (10.13%) Storage Administrator
3 7 (8.86%) Network Engineer
3 7 (8.86%) Unix Administrator
4 6 (7.59%) SAN Administrator
4 6 (7.59%) SAN Storage Administrator
5 5 (6.33%) Incident Manager
5 5 (6.33%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Architect
6 4 (5.06%) Automation Specialist
6 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Major Incident Manager
7 3 (3.80%) CISSP Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Data Centre Specialist
7 3 (3.80%) Design Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) SIEM Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) VMware Specialist
7 3 (3.80%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.53%) 802.1X
1 2 (2.53%) SOAP
1 2 (2.53%) SPML
2 1 (1.27%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (1.27%) JAAS
2 1 (1.27%) Java EE
2 1 (1.27%) JMS
2 1 (1.27%) JMX
2 1 (1.27%) JNDI
2 1 (1.27%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (1.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (22.78%) Data Centre
2 12 (15.19%) Management Information System
3 10 (12.66%) Enterprise Storage
4 9 (11.39%) Replication
5 8 (10.13%) Driving Licence
6 6 (7.59%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.53%) Smart Meter
8 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.27%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.27%) Clustering
8 1 (1.27%) CMDB
8 1 (1.27%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 23 (29.11%) Linux
1 23 (29.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 14 (17.72%) Windows
3 13 (16.46%) Unix
4 10 (12.66%) Solaris
5 7 (8.86%) CentOS
5 7 (8.86%) HPUX
6 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.80%) Windows Server
9 2 (2.53%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.11%) ITIL
2 15 (18.99%) Configuration Management
2 15 (18.99%) Validation
3 14 (17.72%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (17.72%) Fault Management
3 14 (17.72%) Functional Testing
4 13 (16.46%) Statistics
5 12 (15.19%) Change Management
5 12 (15.19%) Problem Management
5 12 (15.19%) Project Management
6 11 (13.92%) High Availability
6 11 (13.92%) Incident Management
6 11 (13.92%) Information Security
6 11 (13.92%) People Management
7 10 (12.66%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (12.66%) Load Balancing
8 8 (10.13%) Computer Security
8 8 (10.13%) Cryptography
8 8 (10.13%) Security Patching
9 7 (8.86%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.86%) SQL
2 6 (7.59%) Perl
3 3 (3.80%) Bash Shell
3 3 (3.80%) C
3 3 (3.80%) Java
3 3 (3.80%) Python
4 2 (2.53%) C++
4 2 (2.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (21.52%) Security Cleared
2 13 (16.46%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (8.86%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (8.86%) CISSP
4 7 (8.86%) Degree
5 6 (7.59%) CCNP
5 6 (7.59%) GCIH
5 6 (7.59%) GIAC
6 5 (6.33%) DV Cleared
7 4 (5.06%) CCNA
7 4 (5.06%) RHCSA
8 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.27%) CCDA
9 1 (1.27%) CCIE
9 1 (1.27%) HND
9 1 (1.27%) MCITP
9 1 (1.27%) MCSA
9 1 (1.27%) MCSE
9 1 (1.27%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.13%) PCI DSS
2 6 (7.59%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (20.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (12.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 10 (12.66%) Veritas File System
3 9 (11.39%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (10.13%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (8.86%) Docker
5 7 (8.86%) NFS
5 7 (8.86%) vCloud
6 6 (7.59%) Active Directory
7 2 (2.53%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.53%) Terminal Services
7 2 (2.53%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.27%) Firmware
8 1 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.27%) vSphere
8 1 (1.27%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (20.25%) Puppet
2 10 (12.66%) Nagios
2 10 (12.66%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 7 (8.86%) EMC Navisphere
3 7 (8.86%) SCCM
3 7 (8.86%) vRealize
4 3 (3.80%) Cobbler
4 3 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.80%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (3.80%) SCOM
4 3 (3.80%) WSUS
5 1 (1.27%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.27%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.27%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.27%) PowerCLI
5 1 (1.27%) WMI
Vendors
1 25 (31.65%) Red Hat
2 18 (22.78%) VMware
3 14 (17.72%) Microsoft
4 13 (16.46%) NetApp
5 12 (15.19%) Cisco
6 10 (12.66%) Brocade
6 10 (12.66%) Veritas
7 9 (11.39%) HP
7 9 (11.39%) Huawei
7 9 (11.39%) Oracle
7 9 (11.39%) Sun
8 4 (5.06%) F5
9 3 (3.80%) Arqiva
9 3 (3.80%) Citrix
10 2 (2.53%) Blue Coat
10 2 (2.53%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.53%) Cyberoam
10 2 (2.53%) Nimble Storage
10 2 (2.53%) Nokia
10 2 (2.53%) Symantec