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 3 months to 28 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
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 417 458 428
Rank change year-on-year +41 -30  
Contract jobs citing Capacity Management 195 196 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.36% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.44% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 99 105
Median daily rate £425 £360 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -7.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £272 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £505 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £341 £350
% change year-on-year +17.47% -2.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 5
Median hourly rate £62.50 £35.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.57% +34.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.90 £22.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.10 £36.00 £28.40
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39769 44877 44538
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.43% 83.33% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25882 29740 28602
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1093 1231
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.83 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Capacity Management
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Capacity Management in the UK

Capacity Management
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 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
England +44 193 £425 +13.33% 28
London +34 77 £450 +20.00% 10
South East +31 59 £400 +5.26% 4
East Midlands +7 21 £425 -10.52%
Buckinghamshire -5 19 £400 +60.00% 2
Milton Keynes -5 18 £400 +60.00% 2
Northamptonshire +15 15 £438 -12.50%
Hampshire +5 15 £413 +9.27% 1
South West +5 14 £370 -27.09% 4
Northampton +16 12 £450 -10.00%
Berkshire +7 12 £248 -47.89% 1
Surrey +14 10 £325 -42.85%
Bristol +6 10 £370 -10.84%
North West +7 8 £488 +47.72% 3
East of England +4 8 £450 -21.73% 1
Basingstoke -9 8 £300 +53.84%
Epsom - 7 £325 -
Manchester +14 6 £488 +47.72% 2
Reading +1 5 £450 -5.26% 1
City of London -3 5 £425 - 6
West Midlands +18 3 - - 2
Yorkshire +15 3 £343 -14.37% 4
Essex -10 3 £450 -
Norfolk - 3 - -
Colchester - 3 £450 -
Tadworth - 3 - -
Birmingham +16 2 - - 1
Ipswich +15 2 £713 -
Gloucestershire +13 2 - -
Suffolk +13 2 £713 -

For the 6 months to 28 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 with a requirement for Capacity Management.

1 97 (30.60%) ITIL
2 84 (26.50%) Linux
3 79 (24.92%) Finance
4 75 (23.66%) Windows
5 61 (19.24%) Microsoft
6 50 (15.77%) SQL
7 48 (15.14%) Change Management
8 47 (14.83%) Configuration Management
8 47 (14.83%) Security Cleared
9 45 (14.20%) Problem Management
9 45 (14.20%) Firewall
10 42 (13.25%) Data Centre
11 41 (12.93%) VMware
11 41 (12.93%) SQL Server
12 39 (12.30%) Unix
13 38 (11.99%) Project Management
14 37 (11.67%) Disaster Recovery
14 37 (11.67%) Red Hat
14 37 (11.67%) Windows Server
15 34 (10.73%) VMware Infrastructure
16 33 (10.41%) Active Directory
17 32 (10.09%) Cisco
17 32 (10.09%) Oracle
17 32 (10.09%) Service Management
17 32 (10.09%) Telecoms
17 32 (10.09%) PowerShell
17 32 (10.09%) SC Cleared
17 32 (10.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 32 (10.09%) High Availability
17 32 (10.09%) Windows Server 2012

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 21 (6.62%) JBoss
2 20 (6.31%) IIS
3 14 (4.42%) WildFly
4 12 (3.79%) MS Exchange
5 10 (3.15%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.52%) Apache
6 8 (2.52%) SharePoint
7 7 (2.21%) Skype for Business
8 6 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (1.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.95%) nginx
11 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.63%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.32%) MTS
12 1 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (0.32%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (3.79%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.84%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.32%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 24 (7.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (6.31%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (6.31%) IaaS
3 12 (3.79%) Office 365
3 12 (3.79%) PaaS
4 11 (3.47%) SaaS
5 2 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.32%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 45 (14.20%) Firewall
2 25 (7.89%) DNS
3 21 (6.62%) LDAP
4 19 (5.99%) SAN
5 18 (5.68%) WAN
6 16 (5.05%) TCP/IP
6 16 (5.05%) VPN
7 14 (4.42%) DHCP
7 14 (4.42%) MPLS
7 14 (4.42%) SSH
8 13 (4.10%) LAN
9 11 (3.47%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (3.47%) IPsec
9 11 (3.47%) VLAN
10 7 (2.21%) 3G
10 7 (2.21%) 4G
10 7 (2.21%) FTP
10 7 (2.21%) NAS
10 7 (2.21%) VoIP
11 6 (1.89%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (12.93%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.73%) MongoDB
3 11 (3.47%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (3.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (3.15%) Big Data
4 10 (3.15%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (2.52%) Hadoop
5 8 (2.52%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (2.21%) RDBMS
6 7 (2.21%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (1.58%) Data Lake
8 5 (1.58%) DB2
8 5 (1.58%) DB2 UDB
8 5 (1.58%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.95%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.95%) JMeter
3 2 (0.63%) Maven
3 2 (0.63%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.32%) Gradle
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.32%) Redmine
4 1 (0.32%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 79 (24.92%) Finance
2 32 (10.09%) Telecoms
3 31 (9.78%) Banking
4 25 (7.89%) Front Office
5 22 (6.94%) Back Office
6 8 (2.52%) Legal
7 6 (1.89%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.89%) Marketing
8 5 (1.58%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.95%) Billing
9 3 (0.95%) Local Government
9 3 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.63%) Electronics
10 2 (0.63%) Music Industry
10 2 (0.63%) Retail
11 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.32%) French Language
11 1 (0.32%) German Language
11 1 (0.32%) Prime Brokerage
11 1 (0.32%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 47 (14.83%) Analyst
2 44 (13.88%) Architect
3 26 (8.20%) DBA
4 21 (6.62%) Administrator
5 17 (5.36%) Infrastructure Architect
6 15 (4.73%) Solutions Architect
6 15 (4.73%) SQL DBA
7 12 (3.79%) Applications Support
8 11 (3.47%) Linux Engineer
8 11 (3.47%) Network Engineer
8 11 (3.47%) Technical Analyst
9 10 (3.15%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 10 (3.15%) Linux Specialist
9 10 (3.15%) Technical Architect
10 9 (2.84%) Service Analyst
10 9 (2.84%) Support Analyst
11 8 (2.52%) Applications Engineer
11 8 (2.52%) Incident Manager
11 8 (2.52%) Service Architect
12 7 (2.21%) Back Office Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.36%) Middleware
2 14 (4.42%) Web Services
3 7 (2.21%) Kafka
4 6 (1.89%) .NET
4 6 (1.89%) Rendezvous
5 5 (1.58%) YAML
6 4 (1.26%) SOAP
6 4 (1.26%) SPML
7 3 (0.95%) 802.1X
7 3 (0.95%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (0.95%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (0.95%) JAAS
7 3 (0.95%) Java EE
7 3 (0.95%) JMS
7 3 (0.95%) JMX
7 3 (0.95%) JNDI
7 3 (0.95%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (0.63%) CGI
9 1 (0.32%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.32%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 42 (13.25%) Data Centre
2 22 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.99%) Client/Server
4 17 (5.36%) Replication
5 14 (4.42%) Management Information System
6 13 (4.10%) Clustering
7 12 (3.79%) CMDB
8 8 (2.52%) Mainframe
8 8 (2.52%) User Experience
9 6 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
9 6 (1.89%) PKI
10 5 (1.58%) Smart Meter
11 4 (1.26%) SCADA
11 4 (1.26%) Wiki
11 4 (1.26%) YubiKey
12 3 (0.95%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.63%) Computer Science
13 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.63%) Fintech
13 2 (0.63%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 84 (26.50%) Linux
2 75 (23.66%) Windows
3 39 (12.30%) Unix
4 37 (11.67%) Windows Server
5 32 (10.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (10.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (9.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (3.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (3.15%) CentOS
8 10 (3.15%) Windows 10
9 9 (2.84%) Solaris
10 8 (2.52%) Ubuntu
11 4 (1.26%) HPUX
12 3 (0.95%) AIX
12 3 (0.95%) SUSE
13 2 (0.63%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.32%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (30.60%) ITIL
2 48 (15.14%) Change Management
3 47 (14.83%) Configuration Management
4 45 (14.20%) Problem Management
5 38 (11.99%) Project Management
6 37 (11.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 32 (10.09%) High Availability
7 32 (10.09%) Performance Tuning
7 32 (10.09%) Service Management
8 30 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (8.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 27 (8.52%) Validation
10 26 (8.20%) Migration
11 25 (7.89%) Incident Management
12 24 (7.57%) Network Design
12 24 (7.57%) Service Delivery
13 22 (6.94%) ITIL V3
14 21 (6.62%) Fault Management
14 21 (6.62%) Load Balancing
15 20 (6.31%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (15.77%) SQL
2 32 (10.09%) PowerShell
3 30 (9.46%) Python
4 27 (8.52%) Java
5 17 (5.36%) Perl
6 15 (4.73%) Shell Script
7 9 (2.84%) Bash Shell
8 8 (2.52%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.26%) C#
10 3 (0.95%) C
10 3 (0.95%) COBOL
10 3 (0.95%) VB
11 2 (0.63%) C++
11 2 (0.63%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.63%) R
12 1 (0.32%) Korn
12 1 (0.32%) Ruby
12 1 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (14.83%) Security Cleared
2 32 (10.09%) SC Cleared
3 20 (6.31%) Degree
4 13 (4.10%) ITIL Certification
5 12 (3.79%) DV Cleared
6 7 (2.21%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.58%) CISSP
8 5 (1.58%) RHCSA
9 4 (1.26%) JNCIA
9 4 (1.26%) JNCIS
10 3 (0.95%) MCITP
10 3 (0.95%) MCSE
10 3 (0.95%) RHCE
10 3 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.63%) CCIE
11 2 (0.63%) CCNP
11 2 (0.63%) HND
11 2 (0.63%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.62%) SLA
2 7 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 5 (1.58%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.26%) QA
5 2 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.63%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.63%) PMO
6 1 (0.32%) BS7799
6 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.32%) MiFID
6 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (10.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (10.41%) Active Directory
3 20 (6.31%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (4.42%) Hyper-V
5 13 (4.10%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (2.84%) Docker
7 6 (1.89%) Firmware
7 6 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (1.89%) NFS
7 6 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (1.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (1.58%) Veritas File System
8 5 (1.58%) vSphere
9 4 (1.26%) vCloud
9 4 (1.26%) XenApp
10 2 (0.63%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.63%) SRDF
10 2 (0.63%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (5.36%) Nagios
2 16 (5.05%) NetBackup
3 12 (3.79%) Puppet
4 10 (3.15%) Ansible
4 10 (3.15%) SCOM
5 9 (2.84%) SCCM
6 7 (2.21%) Netcool
6 7 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (2.21%) Rancher
7 6 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (1.89%) OVSD
8 5 (1.58%) Cobbler
8 5 (1.58%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 4 (1.26%) Cacti
9 4 (1.26%) EMC Navisphere
10 3 (0.95%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (0.95%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.95%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.95%) vMotion
11 2 (0.63%) NetApp OnCommand
Vendors
1 61 (19.24%) Microsoft
2 41 (12.93%) VMware
3 37 (11.67%) Red Hat
4 32 (10.09%) Cisco
4 32 (10.09%) Oracle
5 26 (8.20%) HP
6 20 (6.31%) Citrix
6 20 (6.31%) NetApp
7 19 (5.99%) Remedy
8 17 (5.36%) Veritas
9 13 (4.10%) CheckPoint
10 12 (3.79%) ION Trading
10 12 (3.79%) Sun
11 11 (3.47%) Brocade
11 11 (3.47%) F5
11 11 (3.47%) SolarWinds
12 10 (3.15%) McAfee
12 10 (3.15%) Splunk
12 10 (3.15%) Symantec
13 9 (2.84%) EMC
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