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 3 months to 27 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 Planning
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 428 388 351
Rank change year-on-year -40 -37  
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 184 288 333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.53% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.64% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 161 195
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £277 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 11
Median hourly rate £17.50 £37.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.33% +78.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.37 £27.20 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £42.40 £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.17 £37.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -56.88% +63.04%  

Capacity Planning 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 39792 44999 44543
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.45% 83.35% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25913 29844 28605
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 1094 1232
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 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Capacity Planning
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Capacity Planning as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Capacity Planning in the UK

Capacity Planning
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 Planning within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 -64 154 £450 +12.50% 59
London -37 63 £455 +13.75% 19
South East +13 32 £425 +5.59% 12
Scotland +27 20 £325 +4.00% 3
Edinburgh +34 15 £375 - 2
West Midlands +20 14 £388 +4.72% 8
North East +72 13 £275 -2.65% 1
Berkshire +28 11 - -
East Midlands +1 9 £365 -4.57% 1
Yorkshire +6 8 £475 +15.15% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +67 7 £336 +19.02% 1
Tyne and Wear +67 7 £336 +19.02% 1
Surrey +10 7 £425 -2.07% 2
Hampshire +4 7 £450 +31.57% 6
East of England -18 7 £500 +17.64% 7
Leeds +9 6 £475 +18.75% 3
Cardiff +4 6 £246 -17.91%
Nottinghamshire +3 6 £365 -4.57% 1
Nottingham +2 6 £365 - 1
South Wales +2 6 £246 -17.91%
Wales 0 6 £246 -17.91%
West Yorkshire -9 6 £475 +11.76% 3
Telford - 6 £575 - 2
Shropshire - 6 £575 - 2
Glasgow +7 5 £275 -16.98%
South West -5 5 £271 -23.85% 3
Southampton +7 4 - -
Bristol 0 4 £271 -32.60% 2
City of London -9 4 £463 +42.30% 7
Hertfordshire -4 3 £575 +79.68% 3

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 95 (27.07%) Microsoft
2 83 (23.65%) Finance
3 81 (23.08%) Windows
4 79 (22.51%) Linux
5 72 (20.51%) ITIL
6 60 (17.09%) Active Directory
7 59 (16.81%) VMware
8 54 (15.38%) Oracle
9 53 (15.10%) Disaster Recovery
10 50 (14.25%) SQL
10 50 (14.25%) Performance Tuning
11 49 (13.96%) Java
11 49 (13.96%) Banking
12 47 (13.39%) High Availability
13 45 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
14 44 (12.54%) Data Centre
15 42 (11.97%) Agile Software Development
15 42 (11.97%) Project Management
16 40 (11.40%) Unix
16 40 (11.40%) Citrix
16 40 (11.40%) DNS
17 39 (11.11%) SQL Server
18 38 (10.83%) Migration
19 36 (10.26%) WAN
20 35 (9.97%) Windows Server
20 35 (9.97%) VMware Infrastructure
21 34 (9.69%) MS Exchange
22 32 (9.12%) Internet
22 32 (9.12%) DevOps
23 31 (8.83%) Security Cleared

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 34 (9.69%) MS Exchange
2 31 (8.83%) Exchange Server 2010
2 31 (8.83%) SharePoint
3 27 (7.69%) Apache
4 24 (6.84%) WebSphere
5 22 (6.27%) Skype for Business
6 21 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (5.98%) JBoss
6 21 (5.98%) WebSphere Application Server
7 18 (5.13%) WebLogic
8 15 (4.27%) Office Communications Server
8 15 (4.27%) SharePoint 2010
8 15 (4.27%) SharePoint 2013
9 12 (3.42%) CMS
10 10 (2.85%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (2.56%) IIS
12 7 (1.99%) Apache Solr
12 7 (1.99%) Tomcat
13 6 (1.71%) MS Project Server
14 5 (1.42%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 25 (7.12%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (3.13%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.28%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.42%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.85%) SAP MDG
3 3 (0.85%) SAP Retail
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (0.57%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.28%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 27 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 27 (7.69%) Office 365
2 18 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.42%) SaaS
4 11 (3.13%) IaaS
5 9 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (2.56%) PaaS
6 5 (1.42%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.14%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (1.14%) AWS Data Pipeline
8 3 (0.85%) IBM Blueworks
8 3 (0.85%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (0.85%) SoftLayer
9 2 (0.57%) Bluemix
9 2 (0.57%) GitHub
10 1 (0.28%) FinancialForce.com
10 1 (0.28%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.28%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (11.40%) DNS
2 36 (10.26%) WAN
3 32 (9.12%) Internet
4 30 (8.55%) LAN
5 26 (7.41%) SAN
6 23 (6.55%) DHCP
7 22 (6.27%) Firewall
8 19 (5.41%) TCP/IP
9 16 (4.56%) Network Security
9 16 (4.56%) Skype
10 12 (3.42%) IP Telephony
10 12 (3.42%) LDAP
11 11 (3.13%) VoIP
11 11 (3.13%) VPN
12 9 (2.56%) BGP
12 9 (2.56%) iSCSI
12 9 (2.56%) Kerberos
12 9 (2.56%) SMTP
12 9 (2.56%) SSL
12 9 (2.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.27%) Big Data
3 19 (5.41%) Oracle Database
4 18 (5.13%) MySQL
5 15 (4.27%) Apache Hive
6 14 (3.99%) Hadoop
7 13 (3.70%) Endeca
8 12 (3.42%) Relational Database
8 12 (3.42%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (2.85%) Impala
9 10 (2.85%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (2.56%) RDBMS
11 8 (2.28%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (2.28%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.28%) JIRA
2 6 (1.71%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.42%) Talend Open Studio
4 4 (1.14%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.85%) Subversion
6 2 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.57%) ProC
7 1 (0.28%) Hudson
7 1 (0.28%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.28%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 83 (23.65%) Finance
2 49 (13.96%) Banking
3 19 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 17 (4.84%) Retail
5 10 (2.85%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.99%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.42%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.14%) Legal
9 3 (0.85%) Back Office
9 3 (0.85%) Electronics
9 3 (0.85%) Front Office
9 3 (0.85%) Marketing
10 2 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.28%) Advertising
11 1 (0.28%) Billing
11 1 (0.28%) Games
11 1 (0.28%) Law
11 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (17.09%) Architect
2 34 (9.69%) DBA
3 32 (9.12%) Analyst
4 29 (8.26%) Administrator
5 18 (5.13%) Developer
6 17 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 17 (4.84%) Solutions Architect
7 16 (4.56%) Messaging Engineer
7 16 (4.56%) Network Engineer
7 16 (4.56%) Security Engineer
7 16 (4.56%) Support Engineer
8 15 (4.27%) Infrastructure Architect
9 13 (3.70%) Consultant
9 13 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
10 12 (3.42%) SQL DBA
11 11 (3.13%) Messaging Support
11 11 (3.13%) Messaging Support Engineer
12 10 (2.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 10 (2.85%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
12 10 (2.85%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (8.55%) Web Services
2 22 (6.27%) J2EE
2 22 (6.27%) SOAP
3 21 (5.98%) JDBC
4 15 (4.27%) Kafka
4 15 (4.27%) XML
5 14 (3.99%) Spring
6 12 (3.42%) .NET
6 12 (3.42%) Hibernate
6 12 (3.42%) JMS
6 12 (3.42%) JMX
6 12 (3.42%) JSP
6 12 (3.42%) Servlets
6 12 (3.42%) Struts
6 12 (3.42%) XSLT
7 11 (3.13%) Middleware
8 9 (2.56%) REST
9 4 (1.14%) LAMP
9 4 (1.14%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 4 (1.14%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 45 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (12.54%) Data Centre
3 23 (6.55%) Virtual Team
4 22 (6.27%) Clustering
5 21 (5.98%) iPad
6 20 (5.70%) Replication
7 16 (4.56%) Computer Science
7 16 (4.56%) Management Information System
8 10 (2.85%) Data Structures
9 9 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.99%) NHS
11 6 (1.71%) Enterprise Storage
11 6 (1.71%) PMI
11 6 (1.71%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.71%) User Experience
12 5 (1.42%) Derivative
13 4 (1.14%) CCTV
13 4 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 81 (23.08%) Windows
2 79 (22.51%) Linux
3 40 (11.40%) Unix
4 35 (9.97%) Windows Server
5 26 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (7.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (4.27%) CentOS
7 15 (4.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (3.99%) Solaris
8 14 (3.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.99%) Windows 7
10 6 (1.71%) Fedora
10 6 (1.71%) Ubuntu
10 6 (1.71%) Windows 10
11 5 (1.42%) AIX
11 5 (1.42%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.57%) Debian
13 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.28%) VME
13 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (20.51%) ITIL
2 53 (15.10%) Disaster Recovery
3 50 (14.25%) Performance Tuning
4 47 (13.39%) High Availability
5 42 (11.97%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (11.97%) Project Management
6 38 (10.83%) Migration
7 32 (9.12%) DevOps
8 30 (8.55%) Configuration Management
8 30 (8.55%) Service Management
9 27 (7.69%) Content Management
10 26 (7.41%) Change Management
11 24 (6.84%) E-Commerce
12 23 (6.55%) Performance Monitoring
12 23 (6.55%) PRINCE2
13 22 (6.27%) Virtual Environments
14 21 (5.98%) B2C
14 21 (5.98%) Load Testing
14 21 (5.98%) Software Architecture
15 20 (5.70%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 50 (14.25%) SQL
2 49 (13.96%) Java
3 26 (7.41%) Python
4 25 (7.12%) PowerShell
5 24 (6.84%) Bash Shell
6 18 (5.13%) Perl
7 13 (3.70%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.42%) C#
8 5 (1.42%) Korn
9 3 (0.85%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.85%) Ruby
9 3 (0.85%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.57%) C
10 2 (0.57%) Go
10 2 (0.57%) PHP
11 1 (0.28%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.28%) C++
11 1 (0.28%) COBOL
11 1 (0.28%) VB
11 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (8.83%) Security Cleared
2 30 (8.55%) Degree
3 23 (6.55%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (3.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (3.13%) CCNP
6 10 (2.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (2.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (1.71%) CCIE
8 6 (1.71%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.14%) APMP
9 4 (1.14%) CCDP
9 4 (1.14%) CCIP
9 4 (1.14%) CCNA
9 4 (1.14%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.14%) HP ASE
9 4 (1.14%) HP MASE
9 4 (1.14%) Master's Degree
9 4 (1.14%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.69%) QA
2 8 (2.28%) PMO
2 8 (2.28%) SLA
3 7 (1.99%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.99%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.85%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.57%) GDPR
5 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.57%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.57%) MiFID
6 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 60 (17.09%) Active Directory
2 35 (9.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (7.98%) XenApp
4 25 (7.12%) vSphere
5 20 (5.70%) Hyper-V
6 15 (4.27%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (3.99%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (3.13%) HDFS
9 9 (2.56%) vCloud
10 8 (2.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 8 (2.28%) Docker
10 8 (2.28%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (1.71%) NFS
12 5 (1.42%) XenDesktop
13 4 (1.14%) Firmware
14 2 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.57%) Xen
14 2 (0.57%) XenServer
15 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (5.13%) Puppet
2 16 (4.56%) SCCM
3 15 (4.27%) vCenter Server
4 13 (3.70%) Ansible
5 12 (3.42%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (2.56%) Hadoop YARN
6 9 (2.56%) NetBackup
6 9 (2.56%) Oracle RMAN
7 8 (2.28%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 8 (2.28%) Mesos
7 8 (2.28%) SCOM
8 7 (1.99%) Galera Cluster
8 7 (1.99%) Microsoft Clustering
8 7 (1.99%) Nagios
8 7 (1.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 7 (1.99%) Salt
8 7 (1.99%) vRealize
9 6 (1.71%) Data Guard
9 6 (1.71%) PowerCLI
9 6 (1.71%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 95 (27.07%) Microsoft
2 59 (16.81%) VMware
3 54 (15.38%) Oracle
4 40 (11.40%) Citrix
5 28 (7.98%) Splunk
6 27 (7.69%) Cisco
7 21 (5.98%) ATG
7 21 (5.98%) IBM
7 21 (5.98%) NetApp
8 19 (5.41%) HP
9 13 (3.70%) F5
10 12 (3.42%) CommVault
11 11 (3.13%) Dell
11 11 (3.13%) EMC
12 9 (2.56%) Cloudera
12 9 (2.56%) SAP
13 8 (2.28%) CheckPoint
13 8 (2.28%) Juniper
14 7 (1.99%) Riverbed
15 6 (1.71%) Percona
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Rate: From £475 to £525 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: excellent rates or salaries, 6 months contracts
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: From £32,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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