Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 6 months to 20 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 Management
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 582 580 522
Rank change year-on-year -2 -58 +5
Contract jobs citing Capacity Management 306 322 403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.31% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.37% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 191 211
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -6.98%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £258
90th Percentile £575 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +2.67% - -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 5
UK median hourly rate £32.75 £30.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.17% -31.03% +1.75%
10th Percentile £15.25 £14.80 £21.25
90th Percentile £58.75 £35.60 £172.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £30.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year -48.33% -31.03% +14.47%

Capacity Management 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86424 87276 93513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.91% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 57570 57725 60596
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2323 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

Capacity Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Capacity Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Capacity Management in the UK

Capacity Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Capacity Management in the UK

Capacity Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Capacity Management over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Capacity Management in the UK

Capacity Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Capacity Management in the UK

Capacity Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Capacity Management over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Capacity Management in the UK

Capacity Management
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 20 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
England +9 301 £450 +5.88% 21
UK excluding London +9 189 £385 +2.67% 14
London +1 116 £500 +13.64% 10
South East -32 77 £410 -3.53% 6
Midlands +29 38 £350 -18.84% 1
South West +35 35 £403 -12.97%
North of England +36 25 £413 +33.06% 3
West Midlands +22 19 £287 -33.46%
East Midlands +13 19 £378 +9.82% 1
North West +20 16 £431 +32.69% 1
East of England -9 13 £475 -17.39% 1
North East +48 5 £375 +25.00%
Yorkshire +7 4 £550 +73.23% 2
Wales - 2 £384 - 2

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 with a requirement for Capacity Management.

1 102 (33.33%) ITIL
2 86 (28.10%) Linux
3 73 (23.86%) Finance
4 63 (20.59%) Windows
5 56 (18.30%) Microsoft
6 54 (17.65%) Unix
7 49 (16.01%) VMware
7 49 (16.01%) Banking
8 46 (15.03%) Python
9 44 (14.38%) SQL
9 44 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
10 41 (13.40%) Oracle
10 41 (13.40%) Service Management
11 40 (13.07%) Change Management
11 40 (13.07%) Configuration Management
11 40 (13.07%) SQL Server
12 39 (12.75%) Active Directory
13 37 (12.09%) Cisco
13 37 (12.09%) Service Delivery
13 37 (12.09%) Continuous Improvement
14 35 (11.44%) Agile Software Development
15 33 (10.78%) Incident Management
15 33 (10.78%) Performance Tuning
16 32 (10.46%) Ansible
17 31 (10.13%) PowerShell
17 31 (10.13%) Security Cleared
17 31 (10.13%) Citrix
18 30 (9.80%) Problem Management
18 30 (9.80%) Data Centre
19 29 (9.48%) DNS

Capacity Management
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 20 (6.54%) IIS
2 15 (4.90%) JBoss
3 13 (4.25%) Skype for Business
4 12 (3.92%) WildFly
5 11 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (2.94%) MS Exchange
6 9 (2.94%) SharePoint
7 7 (2.29%) Apache
8 6 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (1.96%) SAS
8 6 (1.96%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.63%) nginx
10 4 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.65%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.33%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (3.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.63%) HipChat
4 4 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.17%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.27%) IaaS
3 10 (3.27%) PaaS
4 7 (2.29%) Office 365
5 5 (1.63%) SaaS
6 3 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.98%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (0.98%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (0.98%) Serverless
6 3 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.65%) Sumo Logic
8 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 29 (9.48%) DNS
2 24 (7.84%) Firewall
2 24 (7.84%) SAN
3 21 (6.86%) VPN
4 20 (6.54%) DHCP
5 19 (6.21%) WAN
6 18 (5.88%) LAN
7 17 (5.56%) MPLS
7 17 (5.56%) NAS
8 13 (4.25%) LDAP
9 10 (3.27%) TCP/IP
10 9 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (2.94%) Network Security
10 9 (2.94%) Skype
10 9 (2.94%) SSH
10 9 (2.94%) SSL
10 9 (2.94%) Unified Communications
11 7 (2.29%) BGP
11 7 (2.29%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (2.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (13.07%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (4.58%) Big Data
4 13 (4.25%) DB2
4 13 (4.25%) MySQL
5 11 (3.59%) DB2 UDB
5 11 (3.59%) MongoDB
6 10 (3.27%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (3.27%) Oracle Database
7 7 (2.29%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.31%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.31%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.98%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.65%) KDB
11 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.65%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (3.59%) JIRA
2 10 (3.27%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.94%) Jenkins
4 8 (2.61%) Bitbucket
4 8 (2.61%) git-flow
4 8 (2.61%) Maven
5 3 (0.98%) JMeter
6 2 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.33%) Toad
General
1 73 (23.86%) Finance
2 49 (16.01%) Banking
3 27 (8.82%) Telecoms
4 17 (5.56%) Back Office
5 16 (5.23%) Front Office
6 12 (3.92%) Investment Banking
7 7 (2.29%) Billing
8 4 (1.31%) Legal
8 4 (1.31%) Music Industry
8 4 (1.31%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.98%) Japanese Language
10 2 (0.65%) International Banking
10 2 (0.65%) Publishing
11 1 (0.33%) Advertising
11 1 (0.33%) German Language
11 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.33%) Retail
11 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (11.76%) Analyst
2 24 (7.84%) Administrator
2 24 (7.84%) Linux Engineer
3 22 (7.19%) DBA
4 19 (6.21%) Architect
5 16 (5.23%) Capacity Manager
5 16 (5.23%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 15 (4.90%) DevOps Engineer
7 14 (4.58%) Consultant
7 14 (4.58%) Service Manager
8 12 (3.92%) IT Manager
8 12 (3.92%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 12 (3.92%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 12 (3.92%) Network Engineer
9 11 (3.59%) Support Analyst
9 11 (3.59%) Technical Analyst
10 10 (3.27%) Oracle DBA
11 9 (2.94%) Applications Support
11 9 (2.94%) Build Engineer
11 9 (2.94%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.90%) Web Services
2 13 (4.25%) Kafka
3 11 (3.59%) Middleware
3 11 (3.59%) YAML
4 8 (2.61%) JSON
5 4 (1.31%) Rendezvous
6 3 (0.98%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.65%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.65%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.65%) Spring
7 2 (0.65%) TIBCO EMS
7 2 (0.65%) Ultra Messaging
8 1 (0.33%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.33%) Java EE
8 1 (0.33%) JMS
8 1 (0.33%) JMX
8 1 (0.33%) JNDI
8 1 (0.33%) OAuth
8 1 (0.33%) REST
8 1 (0.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.80%) Data Centre
2 25 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 14 (4.58%) Replication
5 12 (3.92%) Client/Server
6 8 (2.61%) Clustering
7 7 (2.29%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (1.96%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.63%) CMDB
9 5 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.63%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.63%) User Experience
10 4 (1.31%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.31%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.98%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.98%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.98%) EMC VNX
11 3 (0.98%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.98%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 86 (28.10%) Linux
2 63 (20.59%) Windows
3 54 (17.65%) Unix
4 23 (7.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (7.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (5.56%) Windows Server
8 8 (2.61%) AIX
9 6 (1.96%) Solaris
9 6 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.63%) CentOS
10 5 (1.63%) Windows 10
11 4 (1.31%) HPUX
12 2 (0.65%) SUSE
12 2 (0.65%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.33%) VME
13 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (33.33%) ITIL
2 41 (13.40%) Service Management
3 40 (13.07%) Change Management
3 40 (13.07%) Configuration Management
4 37 (12.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 37 (12.09%) Service Delivery
5 35 (11.44%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (10.78%) Incident Management
6 33 (10.78%) Performance Tuning
7 30 (9.80%) Problem Management
8 28 (9.15%) Project Management
9 27 (8.82%) ITSM
10 25 (8.17%) DevOps
11 22 (7.19%) Validation
12 21 (6.86%) Performance Monitoring
12 21 (6.86%) Security Management
13 20 (6.54%) Asset Management
13 20 (6.54%) Capacity Planning
13 20 (6.54%) Disaster Recovery
14 18 (5.88%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 46 (15.03%) Python
2 44 (14.38%) SQL
3 31 (10.13%) PowerShell
4 25 (8.17%) Bash Shell
4 25 (8.17%) Shell Script
5 20 (6.54%) Java
6 8 (2.61%) Groovy
7 7 (2.29%) Korn
7 7 (2.29%) Ruby
8 6 (1.96%) Perl
9 2 (0.65%) C
9 2 (0.65%) C#
9 2 (0.65%) C++
9 2 (0.65%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.65%) VB
10 1 (0.33%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.33%) R
10 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (10.13%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.23%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (4.90%) Degree
3 15 (4.90%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (2.61%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (2.61%) CCNP
6 7 (2.29%) CCIE
6 7 (2.29%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.31%) MCSE
9 4 (1.31%) RHCE
10 2 (0.65%) CCNP Voice
10 2 (0.65%) CCSA
11 1 (0.33%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.33%) HND
11 1 (0.33%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.33%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.33%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.82%) SLA
2 4 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (0.98%) QA
4 1 (0.33%) GDPR
4 1 (0.33%) MiFID
4 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.33%) PMO
4 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 44 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (12.75%) Active Directory
3 19 (6.21%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (5.88%) Docker
5 12 (3.92%) XenApp
6 11 (3.59%) Firmware
6 11 (3.59%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (2.29%) NFS
7 7 (2.29%) vSphere
7 7 (2.29%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.63%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.98%) vCloud
9 3 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.98%) Xen
10 2 (0.65%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.65%) SRDF
10 2 (0.65%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 32 (10.46%) Ansible
2 17 (5.56%) NetBackup
3 13 (4.25%) Rancher
4 10 (3.27%) SCOM
5 9 (2.94%) Cisco Prime
6 8 (2.61%) Puppet
6 8 (2.61%) SCCM
7 7 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.96%) Netcool
8 6 (1.96%) Red Hat Satellite
9 5 (1.63%) AppDNA
9 5 (1.63%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (1.63%) Nagios
9 5 (1.63%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (1.63%) ZABBIX
10 4 (1.31%) ITRS Geneos
10 4 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.98%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.98%) Opsview
11 3 (0.98%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (18.30%) Microsoft
2 49 (16.01%) VMware
3 41 (13.40%) Oracle
4 37 (12.09%) Cisco
5 31 (10.13%) Citrix
6 23 (7.52%) Red Hat
7 22 (7.19%) EMC
8 21 (6.86%) HP
8 21 (6.86%) Remedy
9 19 (6.21%) IBM
9 19 (6.21%) NetApp
10 17 (5.56%) Splunk
10 17 (5.56%) Veritas
11 14 (4.58%) Symantec
12 10 (3.27%) CheckPoint
13 9 (2.94%) Dell
13 9 (2.94%) McAfee
13 9 (2.94%) ServiceNow
14 8 (2.61%) F5
14 8 (2.61%) SolarWinds