Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 489 523 487
Rank change year-on-year +34 -36 -93
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 436 342 459
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.37% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.44% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 227 303
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +7.59% -6.51%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £254
90th Percentile £589 £618 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 6 10
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +29.87% +35.09%
10th Percentile £34.51 £27.50 £31.38
90th Percentile £41.00 £52.50 £41.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +29.87% +35.09%

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 86,597 78,235 89,282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.60% 84.37% 83.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,197 51,483 58,291
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £298 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,222 2,132 2,454
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £24.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +3.14% +18.24%
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.40 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.24 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -15.04% - +14.14%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +47 408 £400 -5.88% 106
UK excluding London +16 261 £388 +3.33% 81
London -6 164 £425 -10.53% 37
North of England +4 79 £375 +3.45% 19
South East +19 78 £475 +5.56% 29
Midlands +29 52 £345 -8.00% 10
Yorkshire +16 45 £400 -25.58% 7
West Midlands +18 33 £325 -13.33% 3
North West -7 33 £373 +6.43% 10
East of England -3 21 £350 -8.02% 6
East Midlands +22 19 £360 - 7
Scotland -44 17 £400 +10.34% 11
South West -7 12 £363 +7.81% 4
Wales -16 3 £463 +112.64% 1
North East +4 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 115 (26.38%) Windows
2 107 (24.54%) Linux
3 88 (20.18%) Finance
4 86 (19.72%) Microsoft
5 85 (19.50%) ITIL
6 69 (15.83%) Windows Server
7 67 (15.37%) Performance Tuning
8 66 (15.14%) VMware
8 66 (15.14%) Disaster Recovery
9 65 (14.91%) Data Centre
10 62 (14.22%) SQL Server
11 61 (13.99%) SQL
12 60 (13.76%) Oracle
13 58 (13.30%) Degree
14 55 (12.61%) Configuration Management
15 54 (12.39%) Cisco
16 53 (12.16%) Python
16 53 (12.16%) Migration
16 53 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
16 53 (12.16%) High Availability
17 52 (11.93%) Problem Management
17 52 (11.93%) Active Directory
18 51 (11.70%) Java
19 48 (11.01%) VMware Infrastructure
20 45 (10.32%) Firewall
20 45 (10.32%) Replication
20 45 (10.32%) SAN
21 43 (9.86%) WAN
22 42 (9.63%) Unix
23 40 (9.17%) Microsoft Azure

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 26 (5.96%) MS Exchange
2 17 (3.90%) Confluence
2 17 (3.90%) IIS
3 12 (2.75%) Apache Spark
4 11 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (2.52%) JBoss
5 10 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (2.06%) SAS
6 9 (2.06%) WebSphere
7 8 (1.83%) Apache
7 8 (1.83%) OpenStack
7 8 (1.83%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.38%) Skype for Business
8 6 (1.38%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (1.15%) Documentum
9 5 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (1.15%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.69%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (2.98%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.69%) SAP PS
2 2 (0.46%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.46%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (0.23%) Endur
3 1 (0.23%) Findur
3 1 (0.23%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.23%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 40 (9.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (8.72%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (5.28%) Office 365
4 18 (4.13%) SaaS
5 16 (3.67%) PaaS
6 14 (3.21%) IaaS
7 9 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.38%) Mimecast
9 5 (1.15%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.92%) Amazon EMR
10 4 (0.92%) Amazon Kinesis
10 4 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.92%) GitHub
11 2 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.23%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 45 (10.32%) Firewall
1 45 (10.32%) SAN
2 43 (9.86%) WAN
3 37 (8.49%) LAN
4 35 (8.03%) DNS
5 23 (5.28%) Internet
6 22 (5.05%) TCP/IP
7 21 (4.82%) NAS
8 16 (3.67%) Network Security
8 16 (3.67%) SSL
9 15 (3.44%) IPsec
9 15 (3.44%) iSCSI
9 15 (3.44%) VLAN
10 14 (3.21%) DHCP
11 12 (2.75%) Kerberos
11 12 (2.75%) Wireless
12 11 (2.52%) FCoE
12 11 (2.52%) Fibre Channel
13 10 (2.29%) VoIP
13 10 (2.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (14.22%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.11%) Hadoop
3 30 (6.88%) Oracle Database
4 26 (5.96%) Big Data
4 26 (5.96%) MySQL
5 24 (5.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 21 (4.82%) Relational Database
7 20 (4.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 18 (4.13%) PostgreSQL
9 17 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (3.67%) Apache Cassandra
10 16 (3.67%) Oracle Database 11g
11 14 (3.21%) NoSQL
11 14 (3.21%) Oracle Database 12c
11 14 (3.21%) SQL Server 2005
12 13 (2.98%) Apache Hive
13 12 (2.75%) MongoDB
14 10 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
15 9 (2.06%) Sqoop
16 8 (1.83%) HBase
Development Applications
1 23 (5.28%) Jenkins
2 20 (4.59%) JIRA
3 13 (2.98%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.61%) Subversion
4 7 (1.61%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.38%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.15%) FishEye
6 5 (1.15%) JMeter
7 4 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.92%) GitLab
7 4 (0.92%) SonarQube
8 3 (0.69%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.69%) Gatling
8 3 (0.69%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.69%) Maven
9 2 (0.46%) Ant
9 2 (0.46%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.46%) ERwin
10 1 (0.23%) Serena SBM
General
1 88 (20.18%) Finance
2 19 (4.36%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.52%) Billing
4 7 (1.61%) Banking
4 7 (1.61%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.15%) Back Office
6 4 (0.92%) Games
6 4 (0.92%) German Language
7 3 (0.69%) Advertising
7 3 (0.69%) French Language
7 3 (0.69%) Local Government
7 3 (0.69%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.46%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.46%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.46%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.46%) Retail
8 2 (0.46%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.23%) Marketing
9 1 (0.23%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 58 (13.30%) DBA
2 49 (11.24%) Architect
3 48 (11.01%) Administrator
4 35 (8.03%) Analyst
5 33 (7.57%) Consultant
6 32 (7.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 29 (6.65%) SQL DBA
8 24 (5.50%) Developer
9 23 (5.28%) Network Engineer
10 21 (4.82%) Solutions Architect
11 17 (3.90%) Oracle DBA
12 15 (3.44%) DevOps Engineer
12 15 (3.44%) Systems Administrator
13 12 (2.75%) Implementation Specialist
14 11 (2.52%) Infrastructure Support
14 11 (2.52%) MySQL DBA
14 11 (2.52%) Support Engineer
15 10 (2.29%) Cloud Architect
16 9 (2.06%) SQL Server DBA
16 9 (2.06%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (6.88%) Web Services
2 15 (3.44%) Middleware
3 11 (2.52%) SOAP
4 10 (2.29%) J2EE
4 10 (2.29%) Kafka
4 10 (2.29%) REST
4 10 (2.29%) RESTful
5 8 (1.83%) CSS
5 8 (1.83%) HTML
6 6 (1.38%) JDBC
6 6 (1.38%) jQuery
7 5 (1.15%) .NET
7 5 (1.15%) Django
7 5 (1.15%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (1.15%) JMS
7 5 (1.15%) XML
8 4 (0.92%) Apache Avro
8 4 (0.92%) HTML5
8 4 (0.92%) LAMP
8 4 (0.92%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 65 (14.91%) Data Centre
2 45 (10.32%) Replication
3 35 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (5.96%) Clustering
5 21 (4.82%) Management Information System
6 19 (4.36%) Computer Science
7 13 (2.98%) EMC VNX
7 13 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (2.75%) EMC VMAX
8 12 (2.75%) Virtual Team
9 9 (2.06%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.38%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (1.38%) iPad
10 6 (1.38%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.15%) Equities
11 5 (1.15%) Hedge funds
11 5 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.15%) NHS
11 5 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 115 (26.38%) Windows
2 107 (24.54%) Linux
3 69 (15.83%) Windows Server
4 42 (9.63%) Unix
5 36 (8.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (7.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (2.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (2.29%) AIX
9 10 (2.29%) Solaris
10 9 (2.06%) Windows 7
11 6 (1.38%) Android
11 6 (1.38%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.38%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.15%) CentOS
12 5 (1.15%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.92%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.69%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.69%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (19.50%) ITIL
2 67 (15.37%) Performance Tuning
3 66 (15.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 55 (12.61%) Configuration Management
5 53 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (12.16%) High Availability
5 53 (12.16%) Migration
6 52 (11.93%) Problem Management
7 40 (9.17%) Performance Monitoring
8 36 (8.26%) DevOps
9 33 (7.57%) Problem-Solving
10 30 (6.88%) Project Management
11 29 (6.65%) Capacity Management
12 28 (6.42%) Data Management
13 26 (5.96%) Change Management
14 23 (5.28%) Business Continuity
14 23 (5.28%) Performance Management
14 23 (5.28%) Service Delivery
15 22 (5.05%) Open Source
16 21 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (13.99%) SQL
2 53 (12.16%) Python
3 51 (11.70%) Java
4 35 (8.03%) Shell Script
5 31 (7.11%) PowerShell
6 29 (6.65%) Perl
7 15 (3.44%) Bash Shell
7 15 (3.44%) JavaScript
8 9 (2.06%) PL/SQL
9 8 (1.83%) Scala
10 6 (1.38%) C
11 5 (1.15%) Ruby
11 5 (1.15%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.92%) C#
12 4 (0.92%) PHP
13 2 (0.46%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.46%) Korn
13 2 (0.46%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.23%) Java 8
14 1 (0.23%) XPath
Qualifications
1 58 (13.30%) Degree
2 35 (8.03%) Security Cleared
3 23 (5.28%) SC Cleared
4 17 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.29%) CCNP
5 10 (2.29%) HND
6 9 (2.06%) CCNA
7 8 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (1.61%) CISSP
8 7 (1.61%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.61%) MCSE
8 7 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (1.38%) CCDP
9 6 (1.38%) MySQL Certification
9 6 (1.38%) Oracle Certification
10 5 (1.15%) CCIE
10 5 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (1.15%) MCP
11 4 (0.92%) OCP
11 4 (0.92%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.13%) SLA
2 11 (2.52%) PMO
3 9 (2.06%) QA
4 8 (1.83%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.46%) GAAP
5 2 (0.46%) GDPR
5 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.23%) HL7
System Software
1 52 (11.93%) Active Directory
2 48 (11.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (5.28%) XenApp
4 18 (4.13%) NFS
5 17 (3.90%) Docker
6 16 (3.67%) Hyper-V
6 16 (3.67%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (2.06%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (2.06%) vSphere
8 7 (1.61%) DFS Replication
8 7 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (1.38%) HDFS
10 5 (1.15%) KVM
10 5 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.92%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.69%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 2 (0.46%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (5.73%) Puppet
2 21 (4.82%) Ansible
3 20 (4.59%) NetBackup
4 19 (4.36%) Kubernetes
5 13 (2.98%) SCCM
6 11 (2.52%) Data Guard
6 11 (2.52%) EMC VPLEX
6 11 (2.52%) Failover Clustering
7 10 (2.29%) Galera Cluster
7 10 (2.29%) Terraform
8 9 (2.06%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (2.06%) Tivoli
9 8 (1.83%) Consul
9 8 (1.83%) Oracle RMAN
10 7 (1.61%) FortiGate
10 7 (1.61%) Microsoft Clustering
10 7 (1.61%) Oozie
10 7 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 5 (1.15%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 86 (19.72%) Microsoft
2 66 (15.14%) VMware
3 60 (13.76%) Oracle
4 54 (12.39%) Cisco
5 37 (8.49%) HP
6 33 (7.57%) CA
7 32 (7.34%) Splunk
8 26 (5.96%) EMC
9 25 (5.73%) Citrix
10 20 (4.59%) Dell
11 18 (4.13%) IBM
12 17 (3.90%) Red Hat
13 15 (3.44%) NetApp
14 14 (3.21%) SAP
15 13 (2.98%) Brocade
15 13 (2.98%) CheckPoint
15 13 (2.98%) Symantec
16 12 (2.75%) 3PAR
16 12 (2.75%) Veritas
17 11 (2.52%) F5