Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 493 514 472
Rank change year-on-year +21 -42 -94
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 432 347 489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.38% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.45% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 211 312
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £278 £239 £263
90th Percentile £588 £588 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year - -3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 17
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -33.33% +78.57%
10th Percentile £34.15 £13.60 £23.80
90th Percentile £47.30 £49.50 £42.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £16.17 £37.50
% change year-on-year +147.37% -56.88% +63.04%

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 85,877 77,658 89,773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.65% 84.79% 84.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,616 50,795 59,113
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,337 2,080 2,267
UK median hourly rate £21.73 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.08% - +16.28%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -7.41% +25.29%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +18 399 £400 -8.31% 120
UK excluding London +5 277 £375 - 80
London -21 141 £425 -6.59% 49
South East +26 107 £444 -1.39% 20
North of England -12 61 £400 +3.23% 13
Midlands +5 57 £360 -4.00% 17
West Midlands -10 32 £350 -8.20% 7
Yorkshire -5 31 £400 -23.81% 9
North West -4 29 £400 +23.08% 4
East Midlands +16 25 £360 +9.09% 10
South West 0 18 £375 +15.38% 8
Scotland -58 17 £350 +27.27% 8
East of England -2 14 £363 -11.04% 13
Wales -12 5 £349 +26.82% 1
North East -20 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 107 (24.77%) Windows
2 105 (24.31%) Linux
3 97 (22.45%) Microsoft
4 90 (20.83%) Finance
5 79 (18.29%) ITIL
6 76 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
7 75 (17.36%) SQL Server
8 70 (16.20%) Cisco
9 65 (15.05%) Data Centre
10 63 (14.58%) Disaster Recovery
11 62 (14.35%) Replication
12 60 (13.89%) Performance Tuning
13 57 (13.19%) Windows Server
13 57 (13.19%) SQL
13 57 (13.19%) Python
14 56 (12.96%) Firewall
15 54 (12.50%) Migration
15 54 (12.50%) High Availability
16 53 (12.27%) VMware
17 51 (11.81%) Oracle
17 51 (11.81%) WAN
18 50 (11.57%) Unix
18 50 (11.57%) Degree
19 49 (11.34%) Problem-Solving
20 48 (11.11%) Java
21 47 (10.88%) Active Directory
21 47 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
22 44 (10.19%) LAN
23 43 (9.95%) Amazon AWS
24 42 (9.72%) Configuration Management

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 31 (7.18%) MS Exchange
2 22 (5.09%) Elasticsearch
3 20 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (3.47%) IIS
5 14 (3.24%) SharePoint
6 13 (3.01%) SAS
6 13 (3.01%) Skype for Business
7 11 (2.55%) Apache
8 10 (2.31%) Confluence
9 9 (2.08%) Documentum
9 9 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (2.08%) Tomcat
10 7 (1.62%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (1.62%) OpenStack
11 5 (1.16%) Apache Solr
11 5 (1.16%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (1.16%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.93%) CMS
13 3 (0.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.16%) SAP PS
2 2 (0.46%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.46%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.23%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.23%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 43 (9.95%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (5.09%) Office 365
4 16 (3.70%) PaaS
4 16 (3.70%) SaaS
5 12 (2.78%) IaaS
6 9 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.46%) Akamai
8 2 (0.46%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.46%) GitHub
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.23%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 56 (12.96%) Firewall
2 51 (11.81%) WAN
3 44 (10.19%) LAN
4 40 (9.26%) SAN
5 36 (8.33%) DNS
6 23 (5.32%) Internet
6 23 (5.32%) NAS
7 21 (4.86%) IPsec
8 19 (4.40%) Network Security
8 19 (4.40%) SSL
8 19 (4.40%) TCP/IP
9 16 (3.70%) VPN
9 16 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (3.47%) DHCP
11 14 (3.24%) Cisco Nexus
12 13 (3.01%) iSCSI
13 12 (2.78%) Ethernet
13 12 (2.78%) FCoE
13 12 (2.78%) Wireless
14 11 (2.55%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (17.36%) SQL Server
2 38 (8.80%) MySQL
3 32 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (6.94%) Apache Cassandra
5 27 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
5 27 (6.25%) Oracle Database
6 25 (5.79%) Hadoop
7 24 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 22 (5.09%) Relational Database
9 18 (4.17%) Big Data
10 16 (3.70%) NoSQL
11 15 (3.47%) SQL Server 2005
11 15 (3.47%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (3.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 13 (3.01%) Oracle Database 11g
13 13 (3.01%) SQL Server 2012
14 12 (2.78%) Oracle Database 12c
15 11 (2.55%) Apache Hive
15 11 (2.55%) MongoDB
16 10 (2.31%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 20 (4.63%) Jenkins
2 12 (2.78%) JIRA
3 10 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (2.31%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.85%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.85%) JMeter
5 5 (1.16%) FishEye
5 5 (1.16%) LoadRunner
5 5 (1.16%) SonarQube
6 4 (0.93%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.93%) Gatling
7 3 (0.69%) Maven
7 3 (0.69%) Subversion
7 3 (0.69%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.46%) Ant
8 2 (0.46%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.46%) ERwin
9 1 (0.23%) JUnit
9 1 (0.23%) MSI
9 1 (0.23%) Serena SBM
General
1 90 (20.83%) Finance
2 17 (3.94%) Banking
3 11 (2.55%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.31%) Billing
4 10 (2.31%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.85%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.39%) Advertising
6 6 (1.39%) Mandarin Language
7 4 (0.93%) Back Office
7 4 (0.93%) Local Government
8 3 (0.69%) French Language
8 3 (0.69%) German Language
8 3 (0.69%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.46%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.46%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.46%) Games
9 2 (0.46%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.46%) Marketing
9 2 (0.46%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 68 (15.74%) Administrator
2 66 (15.28%) DBA
3 38 (8.80%) Architect
4 36 (8.33%) Developer
5 30 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 29 (6.71%) Analyst
6 29 (6.71%) Network Engineer
7 28 (6.48%) Consultant
7 28 (6.48%) SQL DBA
8 22 (5.09%) MySQL DBA
9 18 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
10 15 (3.47%) Server Administrator
10 15 (3.47%) Solutions Architect
10 15 (3.47%) SQL Server DBA
11 14 (3.24%) DevOps Engineer
12 13 (3.01%) Oracle DBA
12 13 (3.01%) Support Engineer
13 12 (2.78%) Network Analyst
13 12 (2.78%) Network Security Analyst
13 12 (2.78%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (7.18%) Web Services
2 19 (4.40%) Middleware
3 14 (3.24%) XML
4 13 (3.01%) LAMP
5 10 (2.31%) MDX
6 9 (2.08%) RESTful
7 8 (1.85%) CSS
8 7 (1.62%) .NET
8 7 (1.62%) HTML
9 5 (1.16%) J2EE
9 5 (1.16%) JMS
9 5 (1.16%) jQuery
9 5 (1.16%) Kafka
9 5 (1.16%) REST
9 5 (1.16%) SOAP
9 5 (1.16%) Spring
10 4 (0.93%) Django
10 4 (0.93%) LDAP
10 4 (0.93%) Node.js
10 4 (0.93%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 65 (15.05%) Data Centre
2 62 (14.35%) Replication
3 47 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (9.49%) Clustering
5 30 (6.94%) Management Information System
6 17 (3.94%) Computer Science
7 15 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (2.78%) EMC VMAX
8 12 (2.78%) EMC VNX
9 9 (2.08%) User Experience
10 8 (1.85%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.85%) Enterprise Storage
10 8 (1.85%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.62%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (1.39%) Public Cloud
13 5 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (1.16%) NHS
14 4 (0.93%) CMDB
14 4 (0.93%) Oracle Exalytics
14 4 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 107 (24.77%) Windows
2 105 (24.31%) Linux
3 57 (13.19%) Windows Server
4 50 (11.57%) Unix
5 34 (7.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (3.47%) Solaris
8 11 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (2.08%) AIX
9 9 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (1.85%) Windows 7
11 7 (1.62%) Apple iOS
11 7 (1.62%) Windows 10
12 6 (1.39%) Android
13 5 (1.16%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.69%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.69%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.69%) zOS
16 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (18.29%) ITIL
2 76 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (14.58%) Disaster Recovery
4 60 (13.89%) Performance Tuning
5 54 (12.50%) High Availability
5 54 (12.50%) Migration
6 49 (11.34%) Problem-Solving
7 42 (9.72%) Configuration Management
8 40 (9.26%) Performance Monitoring
9 39 (9.03%) Project Management
10 38 (8.80%) Problem Management
11 31 (7.18%) Service Delivery
12 29 (6.71%) Data Management
12 29 (6.71%) Data Modelling
12 29 (6.71%) DevOps
13 27 (6.25%) Open Source
13 27 (6.25%) Performance Management
14 26 (6.02%) Change Management
14 26 (6.02%) ETL
15 25 (5.79%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 57 (13.19%) Python
1 57 (13.19%) SQL
2 48 (11.11%) Java
3 32 (7.41%) PowerShell
4 22 (5.09%) Shell Script
5 21 (4.86%) Bash Shell
6 16 (3.70%) JavaScript
7 12 (2.78%) Perl
8 11 (2.55%) C
9 10 (2.31%) Ruby
10 9 (2.08%) PHP
11 8 (1.85%) Scala
12 7 (1.62%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.39%) C#
13 6 (1.39%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.46%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.46%) Java 8
14 2 (0.46%) Korn
14 2 (0.46%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (11.57%) Degree
2 40 (9.26%) Security Cleared
3 33 (7.64%) SC Cleared
4 23 (5.32%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (4.63%) CCNP
6 10 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (2.08%) CISSP
7 9 (2.08%) MCSE
8 8 (1.85%) CCDP
9 7 (1.62%) MySQL Certification
10 5 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (1.16%) CCIE
10 5 (1.16%) CCNA
10 5 (1.16%) Chartered Engineer
10 5 (1.16%) CISM
10 5 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (0.93%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.32%) SLA
2 10 (2.31%) Data Quality
3 9 (2.08%) PMO
3 9 (2.08%) QA
4 6 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.69%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.46%) GAAP
7 2 (0.46%) GDPR
7 2 (0.46%) HL7
7 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.23%) GxP
System Software
1 47 (10.88%) Active Directory
2 39 (9.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (5.09%) XenApp
4 18 (4.17%) NFS
5 17 (3.94%) Hyper-V
6 13 (3.01%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (2.55%) Docker
8 10 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (2.08%) vSphere
10 7 (1.62%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (1.16%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.69%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.69%) KVM
14 3 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.46%) OpenAM
15 2 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 2 (0.46%) Veritas File System
15 2 (0.46%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 22 (5.09%) NetBackup
2 20 (4.63%) Galera Cluster
3 15 (3.47%) SCCM
4 14 (3.24%) Microsoft Clustering
4 14 (3.24%) Puppet
5 13 (3.01%) Ansible
5 13 (3.01%) Kubernetes
6 11 (2.55%) Data Guard
6 11 (2.55%) EMC VPLEX
6 11 (2.55%) Failover Clustering
7 10 (2.31%) Oracle RMAN
7 10 (2.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 9 (2.08%) Consul
8 9 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (2.08%) Terraform
9 7 (1.62%) FortiGate
9 7 (1.62%) Tivoli
10 6 (1.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 5 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.93%) Grafana
Vendors
1 97 (22.45%) Microsoft
2 70 (16.20%) Cisco
3 53 (12.27%) VMware
4 51 (11.81%) Oracle
5 31 (7.18%) HP
6 30 (6.94%) EMC
7 24 (5.56%) Citrix
8 21 (4.86%) Percona
9 20 (4.63%) NetApp
10 19 (4.40%) CheckPoint
10 19 (4.40%) Splunk
11 18 (4.17%) IBM
12 17 (3.94%) CA
12 17 (3.94%) Veritas
13 16 (3.70%) Palo Alto
14 15 (3.47%) Dell
15 14 (3.24%) Aruba
15 14 (3.24%) Symantec
16 13 (3.01%) F5
16 13 (3.01%) Juniper