Period
to 17 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 17 October 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
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 487 467 439
Rank change year-on-year -20 -28 -15
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 405 492 539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.46% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.55% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 291 320
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £262 £280 £250
90th Percentile £639 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £400 £370
% change year-on-year -11.88% +8.11% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 19
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £36.95 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.93% +64.22% -5.26%
10th Percentile £13.60 £27.08 £17.95
90th Percentile £46.00 £42.10 £29.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £36.95 £22.75
% change year-on-year -51.29% +62.42% -1.09%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 83883 89445 92288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.87% 81.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 55638 59202 59805
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 £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1990 2331 2670
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +12.82%
10th Percentile £11.53 £11.30 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +12.50%

Capacity Planning
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Capacity Planning in the UK

Capacity Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Capacity Planning in the UK

Capacity Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Capacity Planning over the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Capacity Planning in the UK

Capacity Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Capacity Planning in the UK

Capacity Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Capacity Planning over the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Capacity Planning in the UK

Capacity Planning
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 17 October 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 -23 356 £435 +6.10% 43
UK excluding London -14 232 £353 -11.88% 20
London -25 171 £467 +11.19% 28
South East +27 72 £350 -7.89% 4
North of England +8 46 £350 -14.89% 6
Scotland +14 38 £400 +24.80% 3
Midlands +36 32 £405 +12.50% 1
Yorkshire +11 31 £463 +8.25% 4
East of England -31 23 £273 -35.88% 3
West Midlands +26 20 £410 +10.81% 1
South West +3 12 £325 -8.77% 1
East Midlands +6 11 £400 +4.58%
Wales +14 8 £188 -63.41% 1
North West -18 8 £313 -26.25% 2
North East +59 7 £275 -11.29%
Northern Ireland - 1 £375 -

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 with a requirement for Capacity Planning.

1 115 (28.40%) Windows
2 102 (25.19%) Linux
3 98 (24.20%) Microsoft
4 86 (21.23%) Java
5 78 (19.26%) Finance
6 75 (18.52%) Active Directory
7 69 (17.04%) Unix
8 67 (16.54%) ITIL
8 67 (16.54%) VMware
9 63 (15.56%) Windows Server
10 61 (15.06%) Oracle
11 60 (14.81%) SQL
12 55 (13.58%) DNS
13 53 (13.09%) Firewall
13 53 (13.09%) Performance Tuning
14 51 (12.59%) Disaster Recovery
14 51 (12.59%) SQL Server
15 50 (12.35%) LAN
15 50 (12.35%) Agile Software Development
16 47 (11.60%) WAN
17 46 (11.36%) Python
17 46 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
17 46 (11.36%) Performance Analysis
18 44 (10.86%) Data Centre
19 43 (10.62%) PowerShell
20 42 (10.37%) QA
20 42 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
21 41 (10.12%) DevOps
21 41 (10.12%) VMware Infrastructure
21 41 (10.12%) Cisco

Capacity Planning
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 35 (8.64%) SharePoint
2 30 (7.41%) MS Exchange
3 23 (5.68%) WebSphere
4 22 (5.43%) JBoss
5 21 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (5.19%) WebSphere Application Server
6 18 (4.44%) Elasticsearch
7 16 (3.95%) Apache Spark
7 16 (3.95%) IIS
7 16 (3.95%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (2.47%) OpenStack
8 10 (2.47%) SharePoint Server
9 9 (2.22%) Apache
9 9 (2.22%) WebLogic
10 8 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (1.98%) Skype for Business
11 7 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (1.48%) Office Communications Server
12 6 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (1.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (5.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (3.95%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (2.22%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.98%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.25%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (0.99%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.74%) Pega PRPC
3 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.49%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.25%) Relativity
4 1 (0.25%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 32 (7.90%) Amazon AWS
1 32 (7.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (4.44%) Office 365
3 17 (4.20%) IaaS
4 16 (3.95%) PaaS
5 10 (2.47%) SaaS
6 9 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (1.98%) GitHub
8 3 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.74%) IBM Blueworks
9 2 (0.49%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.25%) DigitalOcean
10 1 (0.25%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.25%) Linode
10 1 (0.25%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 55 (13.58%) DNS
2 53 (13.09%) Firewall
3 50 (12.35%) LAN
4 47 (11.60%) WAN
5 37 (9.14%) SAN
6 26 (6.42%) Internet
7 21 (5.19%) BGP
7 21 (5.19%) DHCP
7 21 (5.19%) Network Security
7 21 (5.19%) TCP/IP
8 19 (4.69%) OSPF
9 16 (3.95%) MPLS
9 16 (3.95%) VPN
10 15 (3.70%) HSRP
11 14 (3.46%) EIGRP
12 13 (3.21%) NetScaler
13 10 (2.47%) HTTP
13 10 (2.47%) Wireless
14 9 (2.22%) Kerberos
14 9 (2.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (12.59%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.17%) Oracle Database
3 24 (5.93%) Big Data
4 20 (4.94%) MySQL
5 18 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (3.70%) Hadoop
6 15 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (3.21%) Relational Database
8 12 (2.96%) RDBMS
8 12 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (2.72%) Parquet
9 11 (2.72%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (1.98%) MongoDB
12 7 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (1.23%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 26 (6.42%) Git (software)
2 14 (3.46%) JIRA
3 12 (2.96%) Jenkins
4 9 (2.22%) SpecFlow
4 9 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (1.73%) Artifactory
5 7 (1.73%) Hudson
5 7 (1.73%) Selenium
6 2 (0.49%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.49%) Maven
7 1 (0.25%) Gradle
7 1 (0.25%) JMeter
7 1 (0.25%) JUnit
7 1 (0.25%) Mockito
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.25%) Subversion
7 1 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.25%) Vagrant
General
1 78 (19.26%) Finance
2 38 (9.38%) Banking
3 29 (7.16%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.96%) Front Office
5 11 (2.72%) Investment Banking
5 11 (2.72%) Retail
6 10 (2.47%) Law
7 8 (1.98%) Publishing
8 7 (1.73%) Legal
8 7 (1.73%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.73%) Marketing
9 6 (1.48%) Electronics
10 4 (0.99%) Back Office
11 3 (0.74%) Billing
11 3 (0.74%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.49%) German Language
12 2 (0.49%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (14.81%) Architect
2 49 (12.10%) Administrator
2 49 (12.10%) Analyst
3 32 (7.90%) Developer
4 29 (7.16%) DBA
5 23 (5.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (5.19%) Security Engineer
7 17 (4.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 16 (3.95%) Network Engineer
9 15 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
9 15 (3.70%) Splunk Engineer
9 15 (3.70%) Support Analyst
10 13 (3.21%) Infrastructure Architect
11 12 (2.96%) DevOps Engineer
11 12 (2.96%) Systems Administrator
12 11 (2.72%) Applications Support
12 11 (2.72%) Enterprise Architect
12 11 (2.72%) VMware Engineer
13 10 (2.47%) Infrastructure Manager
13 10 (2.47%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (9.88%) Web Services
2 24 (5.93%) REST
3 22 (5.43%) SOAP
4 21 (5.19%) J2EE
4 21 (5.19%) JDBC
5 18 (4.44%) Kafka
6 17 (4.20%) .NET
7 15 (3.70%) Regular Expression
8 13 (3.21%) Middleware
9 12 (2.96%) XML
10 11 (2.72%) Grok
11 10 (2.47%) RabbitMQ
12 9 (2.22%) RESTful
12 9 (2.22%) XML Messaging
13 8 (1.98%) HTML
13 8 (1.98%) SAML
14 6 (1.48%) React
15 5 (1.23%) 802.1X
15 5 (1.23%) FIX Protocol
15 5 (1.23%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.86%) Data Centre
2 42 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (9.38%) Virtual Team
4 22 (5.43%) iPad
5 18 (4.44%) User Experience
6 16 (3.95%) Computer Science
7 15 (3.70%) Client/Server
7 15 (3.70%) Clustering
7 15 (3.70%) Management Information System
7 15 (3.70%) Replication
8 14 (3.46%) Hybrid Cloud
9 13 (3.21%) NHS
10 12 (2.96%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.73%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (1.73%) PKI
13 5 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (1.23%) Microsoft Licensing
14 4 (0.99%) PMI
15 3 (0.74%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 115 (28.40%) Windows
2 102 (25.19%) Linux
3 69 (17.04%) Unix
4 63 (15.56%) Windows Server
5 46 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (8.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (6.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (4.20%) Windows 7
10 8 (1.98%) Solaris
11 7 (1.73%) CentOS
12 5 (1.23%) AIX
12 5 (1.23%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.74%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.74%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.49%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.49%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.49%) Fedora
14 2 (0.49%) SUSE
15 1 (0.25%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (16.54%) ITIL
2 53 (13.09%) Performance Tuning
3 51 (12.59%) Disaster Recovery
4 50 (12.35%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (11.36%) Performance Analysis
6 41 (10.12%) DevOps
7 39 (9.63%) Configuration Management
7 39 (9.63%) Service Delivery
8 38 (9.38%) High Availability
9 32 (7.90%) Project Management
10 29 (7.16%) E-Commerce
10 29 (7.16%) Problem Management
11 27 (6.67%) Change Management
11 27 (6.67%) Service Management
12 25 (6.17%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (5.93%) Analytics
14 23 (5.68%) Performance Monitoring
15 22 (5.43%) Strategic Thinking
16 21 (5.19%) Load Testing
16 21 (5.19%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 86 (21.23%) Java
2 60 (14.81%) SQL
3 46 (11.36%) Python
4 43 (10.62%) PowerShell
5 29 (7.16%) Perl
6 27 (6.67%) Bash Shell
7 18 (4.44%) T-SQL
8 15 (3.70%) C#
9 11 (2.72%) PL/SQL
10 9 (2.22%) VBA
11 8 (1.98%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.98%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 6 (1.48%) Ruby
13 4 (0.99%) JavaScript
13 4 (0.99%) PHP
14 2 (0.49%) Korn
14 2 (0.49%) VBScript
15 1 (0.25%) C++
15 1 (0.25%) Jython
15 1 (0.25%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 39 (9.63%) Degree
2 34 (8.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (6.17%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (5.68%) Security Cleared
5 19 (4.69%) MCSE
6 13 (3.21%) CCNP
6 13 (3.21%) CISSP
7 12 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (2.96%) MySQL Certification
8 11 (2.72%) CEH
8 11 (2.72%) SANS
8 11 (2.72%) SC Cleared
8 11 (2.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (1.98%) CCNA
10 7 (1.73%) CCIE
10 7 (1.73%) MCP
11 5 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.23%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.99%) CCA
12 4 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (10.37%) QA
2 16 (3.95%) SLA
3 11 (2.72%) PMO
4 7 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.23%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.49%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.49%) GDPR
8 1 (0.25%) HL7
8 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.25%) P3O
System Software
1 75 (18.52%) Active Directory
2 41 (10.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (6.42%) Hyper-V
3 26 (6.42%) vSphere
4 20 (4.94%) VMware ESXi
4 20 (4.94%) XenApp
5 14 (3.46%) Docker
6 10 (2.47%) vCloud
7 9 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (1.23%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.99%) HDFS
10 4 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.99%) XenServer
11 3 (0.74%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.74%) NFS
11 3 (0.74%) Xen
12 2 (0.49%) Firmware
12 2 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.25%) Snort
Systems Management
1 28 (6.91%) Puppet
2 17 (4.20%) Ansible
2 17 (4.20%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (3.46%) NetBackup
3 14 (3.46%) SCOM
4 11 (2.72%) Kubernetes
5 10 (2.47%) Consul
5 10 (2.47%) SCCM
5 10 (2.47%) Terraform
6 9 (2.22%) Kibana
7 8 (1.98%) logstash
7 8 (1.98%) Nagios
7 8 (1.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 8 (1.98%) Packer
7 8 (1.98%) PowerCLI
7 8 (1.98%) vRealize
8 7 (1.73%) Galera Cluster
8 7 (1.73%) vCenter Server
9 6 (1.48%) Mesos
9 6 (1.48%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 98 (24.20%) Microsoft
2 67 (16.54%) VMware
3 61 (15.06%) Oracle
4 41 (10.12%) Cisco
5 35 (8.64%) NetApp
6 32 (7.90%) HP
7 31 (7.65%) Citrix
8 24 (5.93%) Splunk
9 21 (5.19%) ATG
10 16 (3.95%) EMC
11 15 (3.70%) Red Hat
11 15 (3.70%) SAP
11 15 (3.70%) SolarWinds
12 14 (3.46%) CheckPoint
13 13 (3.21%) IBM
14 10 (2.47%) CommVault
14 10 (2.47%) Riverbed
15 9 (2.22%) Dell
16 7 (1.73%) Pega
16 7 (1.73%) Percona