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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Capacity Planning
UK
Rank 444 441 347
Rank change year-on-year -3 -94  
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 165 206 309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.39% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.47% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 147 174
Median daily rate £425 £390 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -8.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £263 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £522 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +1.30% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -18.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £22.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £22.50 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year - -18.18%  

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 37182 44106 42440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.13% 82.88% 79.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 24552 28910 26291
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 945 1111 1221
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +32.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Capacity Planning.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 26 March 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 -5 149 £425 +7.59% 55
London +26 57 £475 +5.55% 18
South East +1 23 £450 +15.38% 12
South West +14 20 £336 -8.81% 1
Scotland +28 14 £250 -33.33% 1
City of London +9 14 £475 +11.76% 3
North West +28 12 £338 -15.62% 4
Manchester +23 12 £338 -15.62% 2
Yorkshire +8 10 £525 +40.00% 2
North East -8 10 £275 -1.78% 4
Edinburgh +20 9 £525 +40.00%
East of England -3 9 £390 +9.47% 2
Sheffield +6 6 £525 -
West Midlands +5 6 £375 -6.25% 11
South Yorkshire +3 6 £525 -
Buckinghamshire -7 6 £650 +48.57% 1
West Sussex +1 5 £419 +1.51% 1
Milton Keynes 0 5 £650 +48.57% 1
Tyne and Wear -14 5 £388 +38.39% 3
Berkshire +10 4 £385 +49.51% 4
Bristol +3 4 £325 -16.12%
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 4 £388 +38.39% 3
Luton +10 3 £625 -
Bedfordshire +1 3 £625 -
Norfolk 0 3 £368 +13.07%
Warwickshire -1 3 £425 +30.76% 1
King's Lynn - 3 £368 -
Atherstone - 3 £425 -
Reading +16 2 £450 +20.00% 3
Hampshire +1 2 £525 +6.81% 1

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 108 (32.43%) Linux
2 86 (25.83%) Windows
3 80 (24.02%) ITIL
4 79 (23.72%) Finance
5 72 (21.62%) Microsoft
6 70 (21.02%) VMware
7 62 (18.62%) Disaster Recovery
8 60 (18.02%) High Availability
9 59 (17.72%) Unix
10 56 (16.82%) Performance Tuning
10 56 (16.82%) Data Centre
11 54 (16.22%) Active Directory
12 53 (15.92%) Oracle
13 46 (13.81%) SQL
14 45 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
15 43 (12.91%) Java
15 43 (12.91%) DNS
16 42 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
17 40 (12.01%) Configuration Management
17 40 (12.01%) Change Management
18 39 (11.71%) MS Excel
19 38 (11.41%) Analytical Skills
20 37 (11.11%) HP
20 37 (11.11%) Migration
21 35 (10.51%) DevOps
21 35 (10.51%) Windows Server
22 33 (9.91%) Puppet
23 32 (9.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 32 (9.61%) Banking
24 31 (9.31%) SAN

Capacity Planning
Top Related 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 (7.81%) Apache
2 24 (7.21%) SharePoint
3 22 (6.61%) MS Exchange
4 19 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (5.71%) Skype for Business
5 17 (5.11%) WebLogic
5 17 (5.11%) WebSphere
6 16 (4.80%) CMS
7 15 (4.50%) IIS
8 14 (4.20%) Apache Pig
8 14 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (3.90%) JBoss
10 12 (3.60%) WebSphere Application Server
11 10 (3.00%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (2.70%) Office Communications Server
12 9 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (1.80%) Apache Spark
14 5 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (1.50%) Tomcat
15 4 (1.20%) Confluence
Applications
1 39 (11.71%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.11%) MS Office
3 5 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.50%) SAP APO
2 4 (1.20%) SAP MDG
2 4 (1.20%) SAP Retail
3 3 (0.90%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (0.60%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.30%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.30%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.30%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.30%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 30 (9.01%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (7.21%) IaaS
3 23 (6.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (6.91%) Office 365
4 18 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (5.11%) SaaS
6 15 (4.50%) PaaS
7 10 (3.00%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (2.70%) Amazon S3
9 5 (1.50%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (1.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (1.20%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (1.20%) AWS Data Pipeline
11 3 (0.90%) IBM PureFlex
12 2 (0.60%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.60%) Route 53
13 1 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.30%) Amazon Kinesis
13 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 43 (12.91%) DNS
2 31 (9.31%) DHCP
2 31 (9.31%) SAN
3 29 (8.71%) WAN
4 28 (8.41%) LAN
5 22 (6.61%) Firewall
5 22 (6.61%) Internet
6 19 (5.71%) Network Security
7 16 (4.80%) TCP/IP
8 14 (4.20%) Skype
9 13 (3.90%) Kerberos
9 13 (3.90%) SSL
10 11 (3.30%) LDAP
10 11 (3.30%) VoIP
11 9 (2.70%) FTP
11 9 (2.70%) IP Telephony
12 8 (2.40%) 3G
12 8 (2.40%) Reverse Proxy
12 8 (2.40%) VPN
13 7 (2.10%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (9.01%) SQL Server
2 28 (8.41%) Hadoop
3 27 (8.11%) Big Data
4 24 (7.21%) Apache Hive
5 21 (6.31%) MySQL
5 21 (6.31%) Oracle Database
6 20 (6.01%) Relational Database
7 12 (3.60%) Endeca
8 8 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (2.40%) HBase
8 8 (2.40%) Impala
8 8 (2.40%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (2.10%) NoSQL
9 7 (2.10%) Oracle Database 12c
9 7 (2.10%) RDBMS
9 7 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (1.50%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.20%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 13 (3.90%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.40%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.20%) JIRA
3 4 (1.20%) Subversion
3 4 (1.20%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (0.90%) Maven
4 3 (0.90%) Selenium
4 3 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.60%) ProC
5 2 (0.60%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.30%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.30%) Hudson
6 1 (0.30%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.30%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.30%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 79 (23.72%) Finance
2 32 (9.61%) Banking
3 22 (6.61%) Telecoms
4 14 (4.20%) Retail
5 9 (2.70%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.10%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.50%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.20%) Electronics
8 4 (1.20%) Marketing
9 2 (0.60%) Advertising
9 2 (0.60%) Billing
9 2 (0.60%) Front Office
9 2 (0.60%) Games
9 2 (0.60%) Local Government
9 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.30%) Automotive
10 1 (0.30%) Back Office
10 1 (0.30%) German Language
10 1 (0.30%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 48 (14.41%) Architect
2 37 (11.11%) Administrator
3 26 (7.81%) Analyst
4 20 (6.01%) DBA
5 19 (5.71%) Consultant
6 18 (5.41%) Developer
7 17 (5.11%) Network Engineer
8 15 (4.50%) Operations Engineer
9 14 (4.20%) Hadoop Administrator
9 14 (4.20%) Senior Analyst
9 14 (4.20%) Support Engineer
10 12 (3.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (3.60%) Systems Administrator
11 11 (3.30%) Data Architect
11 11 (3.30%) Linux Engineer
12 10 (3.00%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (3.00%) Messaging Engineer
12 10 (3.00%) Senior Operations Engineer
12 10 (3.00%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (3.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (7.81%) Web Services
2 16 (4.80%) Spring
3 15 (4.50%) XML
4 14 (4.20%) J2EE
5 13 (3.90%) Hibernate
5 13 (3.90%) JMS
5 13 (3.90%) SOAP
6 12 (3.60%) JDBC
6 12 (3.60%) JMX
6 12 (3.60%) JSP
6 12 (3.60%) Kafka
6 12 (3.60%) Servlets
6 12 (3.60%) Struts
6 12 (3.60%) XSLT
7 11 (3.30%) Middleware
8 9 (2.70%) .NET
9 6 (1.80%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (1.20%) LAMP
10 4 (1.20%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 4 (1.20%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 56 (16.82%) Data Centre
2 38 (11.41%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (6.31%) Management Information System
4 15 (4.50%) Virtual Team
5 13 (3.90%) Computer Science
6 12 (3.60%) iPad
7 9 (2.70%) Clustering
8 8 (2.40%) User Experience
9 7 (2.10%) Data Structures
9 7 (2.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (2.10%) Replication
10 6 (1.80%) EMC VNX
11 4 (1.20%) Derivative
11 4 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (1.20%) PKI
11 4 (1.20%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.20%) Tandem
12 2 (0.60%) CCTV
12 2 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 108 (32.43%) Linux
2 86 (25.83%) Windows
3 59 (17.72%) Unix
4 35 (10.51%) Windows Server
5 32 (9.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (5.71%) Solaris
7 18 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (3.30%) CentOS
10 10 (3.00%) Windows 7
11 9 (2.70%) AIX
12 8 (2.40%) Windows 10
13 5 (1.50%) Ubuntu
13 5 (1.50%) VME
14 4 (1.20%) Fedora
14 4 (1.20%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.90%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (0.90%) HPUX
16 2 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (24.02%) ITIL
2 62 (18.62%) Disaster Recovery
3 60 (18.02%) High Availability
4 56 (16.82%) Performance Tuning
5 42 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (12.01%) Change Management
6 40 (12.01%) Configuration Management
7 37 (11.11%) Migration
8 35 (10.51%) DevOps
9 30 (9.01%) Service Management
10 29 (8.71%) Service Delivery
11 27 (8.11%) Performance Monitoring
12 26 (7.81%) Problem Management
12 26 (7.81%) Project Management
13 25 (7.51%) ITSM
14 23 (6.91%) E-Commerce
15 21 (6.31%) Business Continuity
15 21 (6.31%) Content Management
16 20 (6.01%) Change Control
17 19 (5.71%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 46 (13.81%) SQL
2 43 (12.91%) Java
3 25 (7.51%) Python
4 17 (5.11%) Perl
5 14 (4.20%) Bash Shell
5 14 (4.20%) PowerShell
6 11 (3.30%) Shell Script
7 7 (2.10%) Ruby
8 5 (1.50%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.20%) Korn
10 3 (0.90%) C
10 3 (0.90%) C++
10 3 (0.90%) Go
10 3 (0.90%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.60%) PHP
11 2 (0.60%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.30%) C#
12 1 (0.30%) COBOL
12 1 (0.30%) VB
12 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (9.01%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.01%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.41%) Degree
4 9 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.10%) CCNP
6 5 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.50%) CCNA
6 5 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.50%) RHCE
7 4 (1.20%) APMP
7 4 (1.20%) ISEB
7 4 (1.20%) MCSE
8 3 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.60%) CCIE
9 2 (0.60%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.60%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.60%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.60%) PMP
9 2 (0.60%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.91%) QA
2 12 (3.60%) SLA
3 8 (2.40%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.50%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.50%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.50%) PMO
5 3 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.60%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.60%) MiFID
7 1 (0.30%) GCP
System Software
1 54 (16.22%) Active Directory
2 45 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (6.91%) Hyper-V
3 23 (6.91%) vSphere
4 18 (5.41%) HDFS
5 14 (4.20%) XenApp
6 13 (3.90%) VMware ESX
7 11 (3.30%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (2.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 9 (2.70%) NFS
9 8 (2.40%) Docker
9 8 (2.40%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (1.80%) Firmware
12 4 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.90%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.60%) KVM
14 2 (0.60%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 33 (9.91%) Puppet
2 22 (6.61%) Ansible
3 16 (4.80%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (4.50%) SCOM
5 10 (3.00%) Hadoop YARN
6 9 (2.70%) Data Guard
6 9 (2.70%) Oracle RMAN
6 9 (2.70%) SCCM
7 8 (2.40%) Red Hat Satellite
8 7 (2.10%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 7 (2.10%) NetBackup
9 6 (1.80%) Nagios
10 5 (1.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 5 (1.50%) Salt
10 5 (1.50%) SCVMM
11 4 (1.20%) Ambari
11 4 (1.20%) Mesos
12 3 (0.90%) Kibana
12 3 (0.90%) Oozie
12 3 (0.90%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 72 (21.62%) Microsoft
2 70 (21.02%) VMware
3 53 (15.92%) Oracle
4 37 (11.11%) HP
5 30 (9.01%) Cisco
6 26 (7.81%) IBM
6 26 (7.81%) Red Hat
7 20 (6.01%) Dell
7 20 (6.01%) NetApp
8 18 (5.41%) Citrix
9 16 (4.80%) SAP
10 12 (3.60%) ATG
11 10 (3.00%) Splunk
12 9 (2.70%) Sun
13 8 (2.40%) Cloudera
13 8 (2.40%) EMC
13 8 (2.40%) F5
13 8 (2.40%) TIBCO
13 8 (2.40%) Veritas
14 7 (2.10%) Avaya
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £235 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £400 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
IntaPeople
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
North East
LA International
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £50 - £56 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6-12 months initial contract, long term program
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 11 days ago