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 27 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 Management
England / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 215 195
Rank change year-on-year +19 -20  
Contract jobs citing Capacity Management 59 55 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.76% 0.61% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.75% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 23 14
Median daily rate £400 £380 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +12.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £525 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £344 £350
% change year-on-year +16.27% -1.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +85.71% +34.61%  

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 6434 7379 7520
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.97% 82.05% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3763 4510 4350
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 273 254
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +28.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 27 June 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 27 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
Buckinghamshire -4 19 £400 +60.00% 2
Hampshire +9 15 £413 +9.27% 1
Berkshire +10 12 £248 -47.89% 1
Surrey +13 10 £325 -42.85% 1
Kent - 1 £370 -
Capacity Management
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 32 (35.96%) Security Cleared
2 31 (34.83%) Linux
3 28 (31.46%) ITIL
4 21 (23.60%) Microsoft
5 20 (22.47%) Unix
5 20 (22.47%) SC Cleared
6 19 (21.35%) Finance
7 18 (20.22%) Continuous Improvement
8 17 (19.10%) Red Hat
8 17 (19.10%) SQL
8 17 (19.10%) VMware
9 16 (17.98%) SQL Server
10 15 (16.85%) Windows
10 15 (16.85%) LDAP
10 15 (16.85%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (16.85%) VMware ESXi
11 14 (15.73%) SSH
11 14 (15.73%) Active Directory
11 14 (15.73%) Java
11 14 (15.73%) JBoss
11 14 (15.73%) Veritas
11 14 (15.73%) Service Management
12 12 (13.48%) Telecoms
12 12 (13.48%) Firewall
12 12 (13.48%) Remedy
12 12 (13.48%) HP
12 12 (13.48%) SAN
12 12 (13.48%) Citrix
12 12 (13.48%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (13.48%) Windows Server 2008

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 14 (15.73%) JBoss
2 9 (10.11%) IIS
2 9 (10.11%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.11%) WildFly
3 5 (5.62%) Apache
3 5 (5.62%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.12%) SAS
6 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (7.87%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.49%) Office 365
2 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.25%) SaaS
4 1 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.85%) LDAP
2 14 (15.73%) SSH
3 12 (13.48%) Firewall
3 12 (13.48%) SAN
4 5 (5.62%) DHCP
4 5 (5.62%) DNS
4 5 (5.62%) FTP
4 5 (5.62%) MPLS
4 5 (5.62%) NAS
5 4 (4.49%) 3G
5 4 (4.49%) 4G
5 4 (4.49%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (4.49%) Diameter Protocol
5 4 (4.49%) INAP
5 4 (4.49%) iSCSI
5 4 (4.49%) LTE
5 4 (4.49%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (4.49%) SIGTRAN
5 4 (4.49%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.49%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.98%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.24%) MongoDB
2 10 (11.24%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (5.62%) DB2
3 5 (5.62%) DB2 UDB
4 4 (4.49%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (4.49%) MySQL
5 3 (3.37%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.37%) Redis
5 3 (3.37%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.12%) Big Data
General
1 19 (21.35%) Finance
2 12 (13.48%) Telecoms
3 9 (10.11%) Banking
4 8 (8.99%) Legal
5 6 (6.74%) Back Office
6 5 (5.62%) Front Office
7 4 (4.49%) Marketing
8 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (15.73%) Architect
2 12 (13.48%) Analyst
3 8 (8.99%) Administrator
3 8 (8.99%) Incident Manager
3 8 (8.99%) Service Architect
3 8 (8.99%) Technical Analyst
4 7 (7.87%) Major Incident Manager
5 6 (6.74%) Linux Specialist
6 5 (5.62%) Applications Specialist
6 5 (5.62%) DBA
6 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 5 (5.62%) Storage Administrator
6 5 (5.62%) Technical Architect
6 5 (5.62%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (5.62%) Unix Administrator
7 4 (4.49%) Design Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) SAN Administrator
7 4 (4.49%) SAN Storage Administrator
7 4 (4.49%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.11%) Middleware
1 9 (10.11%) Web Services
2 5 (5.62%) YAML
3 4 (4.49%) SOAP
3 4 (4.49%) SPML
4 3 (3.37%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (3.37%) JAAS
4 3 (3.37%) Java EE
4 3 (3.37%) JMS
4 3 (3.37%) JMX
4 3 (3.37%) JNDI
4 3 (3.37%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.24%) Client/Server
1 10 (11.24%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.99%) CMDB
3 7 (7.87%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.87%) User Experience
4 5 (5.62%) Enterprise Storage
4 5 (5.62%) Replication
5 4 (4.49%) Smart Meter
6 3 (3.37%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.12%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.12%) Clustering
8 1 (1.12%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.12%) Frameworx
8 1 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.12%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 31 (34.83%) Linux
2 20 (22.47%) Unix
3 15 (16.85%) Windows
4 12 (13.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (13.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (6.74%) Windows Server
7 5 (5.62%) CentOS
7 5 (5.62%) Solaris
7 5 (5.62%) Ubuntu
8 4 (4.49%) HPUX
9 1 (1.12%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.12%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.46%) ITIL
2 18 (20.22%) Continuous Improvement
3 14 (15.73%) Service Management
4 12 (13.48%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (12.36%) High Availability
5 11 (12.36%) ITIL V3
5 11 (12.36%) Service Design
6 10 (11.24%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (11.24%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (10.11%) Project Management
7 9 (10.11%) Service Delivery
7 9 (10.11%) Validation
8 8 (8.99%) Change Management
8 8 (8.99%) Demand Management
8 8 (8.99%) Supplier Management
9 7 (7.87%) Compliance Management
9 7 (7.87%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (7.87%) Mentoring
9 7 (7.87%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 7 (7.87%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.10%) SQL
2 14 (15.73%) Java
3 10 (11.24%) Perl
4 9 (10.11%) PowerShell
5 7 (7.87%) Python
6 6 (6.74%) Bash Shell
7 5 (5.62%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.37%) C
9 2 (2.25%) C++
10 1 (1.12%) Korn
Qualifications
1 32 (35.96%) Security Cleared
2 20 (22.47%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.99%) Degree
4 7 (7.87%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (5.62%) CISSP
5 5 (5.62%) RHCSA
6 4 (4.49%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.37%) RHCE
8 2 (2.25%) CCNP
8 2 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.25%) GCIH
8 2 (2.25%) GIAC
9 1 (1.12%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (1.12%) HND
9 1 (1.12%) MCITP
9 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.99%) SLA
2 7 (7.87%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (4.49%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.12%) BS7799
4 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.12%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (16.85%) VMware ESXi
1 15 (16.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (15.73%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 5 (5.62%) Veritas File System
3 5 (5.62%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (4.49%) NFS
4 4 (4.49%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.25%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.25%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.12%) Firmware
6 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.12%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.12%) vSphere
6 1 (1.12%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (11.24%) NetBackup
2 9 (10.11%) Puppet
3 8 (8.99%) Nagios
4 7 (7.87%) Netcool
5 5 (5.62%) Cobbler
5 5 (5.62%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (5.62%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 4 (4.49%) EMC Navisphere
7 3 (3.37%) OVSD
8 2 (2.25%) Ansible
8 2 (2.25%) Backup Exec
8 2 (2.25%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (1.12%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (1.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (1.12%) HP SIM
9 1 (1.12%) PowerCLI
9 1 (1.12%) SCCM
9 1 (1.12%) vCenter Server
9 1 (1.12%) WMI
Vendors
1 21 (23.60%) Microsoft
2 17 (19.10%) Red Hat
2 17 (19.10%) VMware
3 14 (15.73%) Veritas
4 12 (13.48%) Citrix
4 12 (13.48%) HP
4 12 (13.48%) Remedy
5 10 (11.24%) Cisco
5 10 (11.24%) McAfee
5 10 (11.24%) NetApp
5 10 (11.24%) Oracle
5 10 (11.24%) Symantec
6 7 (7.87%) BMC
7 6 (6.74%) Blue Coat
7 6 (6.74%) CheckPoint
8 5 (5.62%) Arqiva
8 5 (5.62%) Brocade
8 5 (5.62%) Sun
9 4 (4.49%) Huawei
9 4 (4.49%) Nokia