Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 484 494 509
Rank change year-on-year +10 +15 -15
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 473 452 419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.44% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.51% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 253 266
UK median daily rate £425 £435 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +8.41% +0.31%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £279
90th Percentile £650 £660 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £355 £375
% change year-on-year +15.49% -5.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 10
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +40.35% +21.28%
10th Percentile £22.50 £16.75 £27.08
90th Percentile £41.25 £40.00 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -22.50% +40.35% +21.28%

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 91,392 88,694 87,632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.72% 85.90% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,516 59,163 57,746
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,345 2,083 2,479
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.05
90th Percentile £50.19 £49.24 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.62 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.07% +6.67% -1.45%

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Capacity Planning in the UK

Capacity Planning
Top 15 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 13 December 2018. 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 +23 448 £425 -2.86% 109
UK excluding London +12 289 £410 +15.49% 85
London -7 179 £500 +5.26% 30
South East +17 89 £420 +20.00% 25
North of England -5 72 £400 +6.67% 19
Midlands +4 44 £400 -1.23% 20
North West +6 40 £425 +30.85% 14
East of England +9 34 £413 +30.95% 9
West Midlands -8 32 £375 -8.54% 12
South West -21 29 £498 +47.41% 6
Scotland -28 21 £350 -12.50% 3
North East +13 18 £400 +23.08% 3
Yorkshire -45 14 £513 +15.49% 2
East Midlands +7 12 £400 - 8
Wales -26 1 £475 +153.33% 1

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Capacity Planning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Capacity Planning.

1 128 (27.06%) Windows
2 103 (21.78%) Linux
3 96 (20.30%) Finance
4 92 (19.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 92 (19.45%) Performance Tuning
5 87 (18.39%) Data Centre
6 86 (18.18%) Java
6 86 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 85 (17.97%) VMware
8 83 (17.55%) DevOps
9 80 (16.91%) SQL Server
10 79 (16.70%) Problem-Solving
11 78 (16.49%) Microsoft
12 76 (16.07%) Unix
12 76 (16.07%) ITIL
13 75 (15.86%) SQL
14 74 (15.64%) Windows Server
15 70 (14.80%) Active Directory
16 69 (14.59%) Migration
16 69 (14.59%) VMware Infrastructure
17 64 (13.53%) Firewall
18 62 (13.11%) Security Cleared
19 61 (12.90%) Oracle
20 55 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
21 54 (11.42%) Test Automation
21 54 (11.42%) Python
22 53 (11.21%) Kubernetes
23 52 (10.99%) Jenkins
24 51 (10.78%) Docker
25 49 (10.36%) Open Source

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 49 (10.36%) MS Exchange
2 28 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (4.02%) SharePoint
4 17 (3.59%) OpenStack
5 13 (2.75%) Apache Spark
6 12 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (2.33%) Apache Solr
8 8 (1.69%) Apache
9 7 (1.48%) nginx
9 7 (1.48%) Skype for Business
10 5 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (1.06%) SAS
11 4 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.85%) IIS
11 4 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
11 4 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.85%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.85%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.63%) CMS
13 2 (0.42%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 18 (3.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (3.38%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (2.54%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.85%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.63%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.21%) CATIA
7 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.63%) SAP MM
1 3 (0.63%) SAP PS
2 2 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.42%) StreamServe
2 2 (0.42%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 1 (0.21%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.21%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.21%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.21%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 55 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (8.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (4.02%) Office 365
4 18 (3.81%) PaaS
5 16 (3.38%) IaaS
5 16 (3.38%) SaaS
6 13 (2.75%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.85%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.85%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.63%) Akamai
10 3 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.42%) Boomi
11 2 (0.42%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.42%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.42%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 64 (13.53%) Firewall
2 40 (8.46%) DNS
3 33 (6.98%) WAN
4 32 (6.77%) LAN
4 32 (6.77%) SAN
5 23 (4.86%) BGP
5 23 (4.86%) TCP/IP
6 22 (4.65%) OSPF
6 22 (4.65%) SSL
7 19 (4.02%) NAS
8 18 (3.81%) VPN
9 17 (3.59%) DHCP
10 16 (3.38%) VLAN
11 15 (3.17%) Cisco Nexus
11 15 (3.17%) HTTP
12 14 (2.96%) Internet
12 14 (2.96%) Network Security
12 14 (2.96%) SSH
13 12 (2.54%) BIG-IP
14 11 (2.33%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (16.91%) SQL Server
2 42 (8.88%) Relational Database
3 40 (8.46%) Apache Cassandra
4 23 (4.86%) MySQL
5 22 (4.65%) MongoDB
5 22 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (3.81%) Hadoop
6 18 (3.81%) Oracle Database
7 17 (3.59%) SQL Server 2008
8 16 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (2.96%) Big Data
10 13 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (2.33%) NoSQL
13 10 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
14 9 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 8 (1.69%) Apache Hive
15 8 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
15 8 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 52 (10.99%) Jenkins
2 27 (5.71%) Git (software)
3 23 (4.86%) SonarQube
4 16 (3.38%) GitLab
4 16 (3.38%) JIRA
5 14 (2.96%) Gatling
6 13 (2.75%) LoadRunner
7 12 (2.54%) Artifactory
8 11 (2.33%) JMeter
9 8 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (1.27%) GoCD
10 6 (1.27%) RStudio
11 5 (1.06%) NeoLoad
11 5 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.85%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.63%) EasyMock
13 3 (0.63%) JUnit
13 3 (0.63%) LSMW
13 3 (0.63%) TestNG
13 3 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 96 (20.30%) Finance
2 25 (5.29%) Banking
3 24 (5.07%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.11%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.69%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.69%) Publishing
6 6 (1.27%) Retail
7 5 (1.06%) Billing
7 5 (1.06%) Multimedia
8 4 (0.85%) Advertising
9 3 (0.63%) Electronics
10 2 (0.42%) Local Government
11 1 (0.21%) Automotive
11 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.21%) Front Office
11 1 (0.21%) Games
11 1 (0.21%) iGaming
11 1 (0.21%) Law
11 1 (0.21%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 58 (12.26%) Developer
2 54 (11.42%) Administrator
3 43 (9.09%) Analyst
3 43 (9.09%) DBA
4 33 (6.98%) Consultant
4 33 (6.98%) DevOps Engineer
5 32 (6.77%) Architect
6 25 (5.29%) Java Developer
7 24 (5.07%) SQL DBA
8 23 (4.86%) Network Engineer
9 19 (4.02%) SQL Server DBA
10 18 (3.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 17 (3.59%) SC Cleared Java Developer
11 17 (3.59%) Server Administrator
12 15 (3.17%) Project Manager
13 13 (2.75%) Data Analyst
13 13 (2.75%) Systems Administrator
14 12 (2.54%) MySQL DBA
14 12 (2.54%) Systems Engineer
15 11 (2.33%) Data Centre Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.29%) Velocity
2 24 (5.07%) Web Services
3 18 (3.81%) Kafka
4 15 (3.17%) XML
5 14 (2.96%) Middleware
6 10 (2.11%) LDAP
6 10 (2.11%) RESTful
7 8 (1.69%) Elastic Stack
7 8 (1.69%) REST
7 8 (1.69%) Servlets
7 8 (1.69%) Spark Streaming
8 7 (1.48%) LAPP Stack
9 6 (1.27%) .NET
9 6 (1.27%) WSGI
10 5 (1.06%) JSON
11 4 (0.85%) LAMP
11 4 (0.85%) SAML
11 4 (0.85%) Spring
12 3 (0.63%) XSD
12 3 (0.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 87 (18.39%) Data Centre
2 48 (10.15%) Clustering
3 38 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (4.86%) Management Information System
5 18 (3.81%) Replication
6 15 (3.17%) Linux Command Line
7 12 (2.54%) Driving Licence
8 9 (1.90%) Enterprise Storage
9 8 (1.69%) CLARiiON
9 8 (1.69%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.69%) User Experience
10 6 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (1.06%) EMC VMAX
11 5 (1.06%) EMC VNX
11 5 (1.06%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.85%) LPAR
12 4 (0.85%) PKI
13 3 (0.63%) Fintech
13 3 (0.63%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 128 (27.06%) Windows
2 103 (21.78%) Linux
3 76 (16.07%) Unix
4 74 (15.64%) Windows Server
5 36 (7.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (3.81%) Solaris
8 13 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (2.33%) AIX
10 10 (2.11%) CentOS
10 10 (2.11%) Windows 7
11 8 (1.69%) Windows 10
12 6 (1.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.85%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.63%) zOS
15 2 (0.42%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.21%) OS/2
16 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (19.45%) Disaster Recovery
1 92 (19.45%) Performance Tuning
2 86 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (17.55%) DevOps
4 79 (16.70%) Problem-Solving
5 76 (16.07%) ITIL
6 69 (14.59%) Migration
7 54 (11.42%) Test Automation
8 49 (10.36%) Open Source
9 48 (10.15%) Configuration Management
10 41 (8.67%) Microservices
11 40 (8.46%) High Availability
12 31 (6.55%) Continuous Improvement
12 31 (6.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 29 (6.13%) Performance Monitoring
13 29 (6.13%) Service Management
14 28 (5.92%) Data Modelling
14 28 (5.92%) Task Automation
15 24 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
15 24 (5.07%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 86 (18.18%) Java
2 75 (15.86%) SQL
3 54 (11.42%) Python
4 34 (7.19%) Bash Shell
5 32 (6.77%) Shell Script
6 22 (4.65%) PowerShell
7 21 (4.44%) Groovy
8 18 (3.81%) Perl
9 17 (3.59%) Ruby
10 15 (3.17%) Scala
11 13 (2.75%) Go
11 13 (2.75%) T-SQL
12 8 (1.69%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.27%) C
13 6 (1.27%) MATLAB
13 6 (1.27%) R
14 5 (1.06%) VBA
15 3 (0.63%) C#
15 3 (0.63%) JavaScript
15 3 (0.63%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 62 (13.11%) Security Cleared
2 48 (10.15%) SC Cleared
3 31 (6.55%) Degree
4 26 (5.50%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (4.23%) CCNP
6 17 (3.59%) DV Cleared
7 15 (3.17%) MCSE
7 15 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (1.69%) Novell Certification
10 6 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (1.27%) CCIE
10 6 (1.27%) CCNA
10 6 (1.27%) ISEB
10 6 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.85%) AWS Certification
11 4 (0.85%) RHCE
11 4 (0.85%) RHCSA
11 4 (0.85%) RHCVA
12 3 (0.63%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.44%) PMO
2 13 (2.75%) QA
3 12 (2.54%) SLA
4 10 (2.11%) GDPR
5 8 (1.69%) Data Quality
6 6 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.85%) IFRS
7 4 (0.85%) IFRS 9
7 4 (0.85%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.42%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 70 (14.80%) Active Directory
2 69 (14.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (10.78%) Docker
4 30 (6.34%) XenApp
5 27 (5.71%) vSphere
6 22 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (4.02%) Oracle RAC
7 19 (4.02%) XenDesktop
8 16 (3.38%) NFS
9 15 (3.17%) Hyper-V
10 14 (2.96%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (2.33%) VMware Server
11 11 (2.33%) Xen
12 9 (1.90%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (1.69%) IAG
13 8 (1.69%) KVM
13 8 (1.69%) UAG
14 6 (1.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 5 (1.06%) Firmware
16 4 (0.85%) Samba
Systems Management
1 53 (11.21%) Kubernetes
2 38 (8.03%) Puppet
3 33 (6.98%) Microsoft Clustering
4 31 (6.55%) Ansible
5 29 (6.13%) SCCM
6 25 (5.29%) Terraform
7 24 (5.07%) SCOM
8 19 (4.02%) vCenter Server
9 17 (3.59%) NetBackup
9 17 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
9 17 (3.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 14 (2.96%) Prometheus
11 10 (2.11%) vMotion
12 8 (1.69%) Docker Swarm
12 8 (1.69%) Hadoop YARN
12 8 (1.69%) Mesos
12 8 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 7 (1.48%) Salt
14 5 (1.06%) Nagios
14 5 (1.06%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 85 (17.97%) VMware
2 78 (16.49%) Microsoft
3 61 (12.90%) Oracle
4 41 (8.67%) HP
5 40 (8.46%) Cisco
6 33 (6.98%) EMC
6 33 (6.98%) Red Hat
7 27 (5.71%) Citrix
8 22 (4.65%) Dell
9 20 (4.23%) BMC
10 19 (4.02%) NetApp
11 17 (3.59%) IBM
12 16 (3.38%) F5
12 16 (3.38%) McAfee
13 15 (3.17%) 3PAR
14 14 (2.96%) Juniper
14 14 (2.96%) SAP
15 13 (2.75%) AppDynamics
16 12 (2.54%) SolarWinds
17 11 (2.33%) Splunk