Period
to 24 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 479 488 464
Rank change year-on-year +9 -24 -41
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 466 452 509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.43% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.51% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 283 309
UK median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - -
10th Percentile £263 £283 £250
90th Percentile £663 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -1.32% +1.33% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 14
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £28.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +20.43% -34.51%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £28.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% +21.74% -38.67%

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 87050 88088 93684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.89% 81.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 58011 58216 60663
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £635 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2370 2759
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.72 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.15% +5.40% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.37 £11.25 £11.28
90th Percentile £49.93 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +18.75%

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 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -3 417 £450 +12.15% 56
UK excluding London +19 256 £375 -1.32% 47
London +29 208 £475 +5.56% 13
South East +13 70 £363 -3.33% 6
North of England +9 60 £375 -6.25% 15
Yorkshire +39 48 £470 +10.59% 4
Scotland +16 38 £400 +21.21% 3
East of England -1 33 £315 -25.88% 8
Midlands +30 32 £400 +6.67% 10
West Midlands +14 21 £399 +6.33% 7
South West +2 14 £338 -3.57% 4
East Midlands +6 11 £400 +4.58% 3
North West -13 11 £325 -18.75% 11
Wales +19 9 £188 -63.41% 1
North East +43 1 £325 -7.14%

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 129 (27.68%) Windows
2 123 (26.39%) Linux
3 102 (21.89%) Finance
4 97 (20.82%) Java
5 96 (20.60%) Microsoft
6 83 (17.81%) Active Directory
7 82 (17.60%) ITIL
8 80 (17.17%) VMware
9 73 (15.67%) Oracle
9 73 (15.67%) Windows Server
10 72 (15.45%) Performance Tuning
11 70 (15.02%) Unix
12 64 (13.73%) Disaster Recovery
12 64 (13.73%) SQL
13 60 (12.88%) Firewall
14 59 (12.66%) Python
15 53 (11.37%) SQL Server
15 53 (11.37%) Cisco
16 52 (11.16%) LAN
16 52 (11.16%) Performance Analysis
17 51 (10.94%) Data Centre
18 49 (10.52%) DevOps
18 49 (10.52%) WAN
18 49 (10.52%) DNS
18 49 (10.52%) Degree
19 48 (10.30%) Agile Software Development
19 48 (10.30%) Configuration Management
19 48 (10.30%) VMware Infrastructure
20 47 (10.09%) High Availability
21 45 (9.66%) PowerShell

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 32 (6.87%) MS Exchange
2 31 (6.65%) SharePoint
3 26 (5.58%) Apache Spark
3 26 (5.58%) JBoss
4 23 (4.94%) WebSphere
5 22 (4.72%) WebSphere Application Server
6 17 (3.65%) Elasticsearch
7 14 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (3.00%) IIS
7 14 (3.00%) OpenStack
8 10 (2.15%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (2.15%) SharePoint Server
9 9 (1.93%) Apache
9 9 (1.93%) Confluence
9 9 (1.93%) WebLogic
10 8 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.86%) Commerce Server
11 4 (0.86%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.64%) SAS
12 3 (0.64%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 19 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.58%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.43%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.21%) Endur
4 1 (0.21%) Findur
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.21%) Relativity
4 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 39 (8.37%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (8.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (4.94%) IaaS
4 22 (4.72%) PaaS
5 20 (4.29%) Office 365
6 11 (2.36%) SaaS
7 10 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (2.15%) Mimecast
8 7 (1.50%) GitHub
9 4 (0.86%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (0.86%) Amazon Kinesis
9 4 (0.86%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.64%) IBM Blueworks
11 2 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.21%) DigitalOcean
12 1 (0.21%) Linode
12 1 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 60 (12.88%) Firewall
2 52 (11.16%) LAN
3 49 (10.52%) DNS
3 49 (10.52%) WAN
4 41 (8.80%) SAN
5 29 (6.22%) Internet
5 29 (6.22%) Network Security
6 21 (4.51%) BGP
7 19 (4.08%) DHCP
7 19 (4.08%) OSPF
8 18 (3.86%) TCP/IP
9 17 (3.65%) Kerberos
9 17 (3.65%) VPN
10 16 (3.43%) MPLS
11 14 (3.00%) HSRP
12 13 (2.79%) EIGRP
12 13 (2.79%) NetScaler
13 12 (2.58%) HTTP
13 12 (2.58%) Wireless
14 10 (2.15%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (11.37%) SQL Server
2 40 (8.58%) Big Data
3 33 (7.08%) Oracle Database
4 29 (6.22%) Hadoop
5 23 (4.94%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (3.86%) MySQL
7 17 (3.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (3.22%) Parquet
9 13 (2.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (2.58%) Oracle Database 11g
10 12 (2.58%) Relational Database
10 12 (2.58%) SQL Server 2005
11 11 (2.36%) RDBMS
11 11 (2.36%) Sqoop
12 10 (2.15%) HBase
12 10 (2.15%) MongoDB
12 10 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (1.93%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (1.72%) Impala
15 7 (1.50%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 28 (6.01%) Git (software)
2 22 (4.72%) JIRA
3 14 (3.00%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.93%) SpecFlow
4 9 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (1.50%) Artifactory
5 7 (1.50%) Hudson
5 7 (1.50%) Selenium
6 3 (0.64%) Subversion
6 3 (0.64%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.43%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.43%) GitLab
7 2 (0.43%) Maven
8 1 (0.21%) JMeter
8 1 (0.21%) JUnit
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.21%) ProC
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.21%) Vagrant
General
1 102 (21.89%) Finance
2 36 (7.73%) Banking
3 34 (7.30%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.58%) Front Office
4 12 (2.58%) Investment Banking
5 10 (2.15%) Law
6 9 (1.93%) Retail
7 8 (1.72%) Publishing
8 7 (1.50%) Marketing
9 6 (1.29%) Electronics
9 6 (1.29%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.07%) Legal
11 4 (0.86%) Back Office
11 4 (0.86%) German Language
12 3 (0.64%) Billing
12 3 (0.64%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.43%) Games
13 2 (0.43%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 70 (15.02%) Architect
2 53 (11.37%) Analyst
3 52 (11.16%) Administrator
4 35 (7.51%) DBA
4 35 (7.51%) Developer
5 26 (5.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (4.51%) Consultant
7 19 (4.08%) Network Engineer
7 19 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
7 19 (4.08%) Support Analyst
8 18 (3.86%) Security Engineer
9 17 (3.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 17 (3.65%) Infrastructure Manager
10 16 (3.43%) Splunk Engineer
11 14 (3.00%) SQL DBA
11 14 (3.00%) Systems Administrator
12 13 (2.79%) Infrastructure Architect
13 12 (2.58%) Applications Support
13 12 (2.58%) Oracle DBA
14 11 (2.36%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (9.66%) Web Services
2 25 (5.36%) REST
3 24 (5.15%) SOAP
4 22 (4.72%) J2EE
4 22 (4.72%) JDBC
4 22 (4.72%) Kafka
5 16 (3.43%) .NET
6 15 (3.22%) Regular Expression
7 14 (3.00%) RESTful
7 14 (3.00%) XML
8 11 (2.36%) Grok
8 11 (2.36%) HTML
9 10 (2.15%) Middleware
9 10 (2.15%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (1.93%) XML Messaging
11 8 (1.72%) HTML5
11 8 (1.72%) SAML
12 7 (1.50%) Elastic Stack
12 7 (1.50%) OAuth2
12 7 (1.50%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 51 (10.94%) Data Centre
2 40 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (8.58%) Virtual Team
3 26 (5.58%) Computer Science
4 23 (4.94%) iPad
5 19 (4.08%) User Experience
6 16 (3.43%) Clustering
6 16 (3.43%) Management Information System
7 14 (3.00%) Client/Server
7 14 (3.00%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (2.58%) Replication
9 11 (2.36%) Microsoft Licensing
9 11 (2.36%) Public Cloud
10 10 (2.15%) NHS
11 9 (1.93%) PKI
12 7 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (1.07%) Equities
14 5 (1.07%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 129 (27.68%) Windows
2 123 (26.39%) Linux
3 73 (15.67%) Windows Server
4 70 (15.02%) Unix
5 43 (9.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (4.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (4.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (4.29%) Windows 7
9 8 (1.72%) Solaris
10 7 (1.50%) AIX
10 7 (1.50%) CentOS
11 5 (1.07%) Windows 10
11 5 (1.07%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.86%) DC/OS
13 2 (0.43%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.43%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.43%) SUSE
13 2 (0.43%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.21%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (17.60%) ITIL
2 72 (15.45%) Performance Tuning
3 64 (13.73%) Disaster Recovery
4 52 (11.16%) Performance Analysis
5 49 (10.52%) DevOps
6 48 (10.30%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (10.30%) Configuration Management
7 47 (10.09%) High Availability
8 38 (8.15%) Problem Management
9 36 (7.73%) Service Delivery
10 34 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
11 31 (6.65%) E-Commerce
12 29 (6.22%) Change Management
12 29 (6.22%) Performance Monitoring
13 26 (5.58%) Analytics
13 26 (5.58%) Root Cause Analysis
13 26 (5.58%) Service Management
14 25 (5.36%) Project Management
15 24 (5.15%) Incident Management
15 24 (5.15%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 97 (20.82%) Java
2 64 (13.73%) SQL
3 59 (12.66%) Python
4 45 (9.66%) PowerShell
5 41 (8.80%) Perl
6 27 (5.79%) Bash Shell
7 20 (4.29%) Shell Script
8 19 (4.08%) T-SQL
9 15 (3.22%) C#
10 13 (2.79%) PL/SQL
11 9 (1.93%) VBA
12 8 (1.72%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 6 (1.29%) Ruby
14 5 (1.07%) JavaScript
15 4 (0.86%) PHP
16 2 (0.43%) Korn
16 2 (0.43%) VBScript
17 1 (0.21%) C
17 1 (0.21%) Jython
17 1 (0.21%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 49 (10.52%) Degree
2 38 (8.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (6.65%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (6.44%) Security Cleared
5 26 (5.58%) MCSE
6 15 (3.22%) CCNP
6 15 (3.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 14 (3.00%) CCNA
8 13 (2.79%) CISSP
8 13 (2.79%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (2.58%) MCP
9 12 (2.58%) MySQL Certification
9 12 (2.58%) SC Cleared
10 11 (2.36%) CEH
10 11 (2.36%) SANS
11 8 (1.72%) CCIE
12 7 (1.50%) HND
13 6 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (1.07%) DV Cleared
15 4 (0.86%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (9.23%) QA
2 19 (4.08%) SLA
3 12 (2.58%) PMO
4 5 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.07%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.21%) HL7
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.21%) P3O
System Software
1 83 (17.81%) Active Directory
2 48 (10.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (7.08%) Hyper-V
4 24 (5.15%) vSphere
5 20 (4.29%) Docker
6 19 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (3.00%) XenApp
8 10 (2.15%) HDFS
9 8 (1.72%) vCloud
9 8 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (1.50%) Apache Flume
10 7 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (1.29%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (1.07%) KVM
12 5 (1.07%) VMware NSX
12 5 (1.07%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.86%) NFS
13 4 (0.86%) XenServer
14 3 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.43%) iptables
Systems Management
1 36 (7.73%) Puppet
2 25 (5.36%) Ansible
3 20 (4.29%) NetBackup
4 19 (4.08%) Kubernetes
4 19 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (3.65%) Terraform
6 14 (3.00%) SCOM
7 9 (1.93%) Backup Exec
7 9 (1.93%) Consul
8 8 (1.72%) Kibana
8 8 (1.72%) logstash
8 8 (1.72%) Packer
8 8 (1.72%) PowerCLI
8 8 (1.72%) SCCM
8 8 (1.72%) vRealize
9 7 (1.50%) Galera Cluster
9 7 (1.50%) Nagios
9 7 (1.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 7 (1.50%) Oracle RMAN
10 6 (1.29%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 96 (20.60%) Microsoft
2 80 (17.17%) VMware
3 73 (15.67%) Oracle
4 53 (11.37%) Cisco
5 38 (8.15%) NetApp
6 37 (7.94%) HP
7 32 (6.87%) Splunk
8 24 (5.15%) Red Hat
9 23 (4.94%) Citrix
10 22 (4.72%) ATG
11 21 (4.51%) CheckPoint
12 18 (3.86%) SAP
13 17 (3.65%) CA
13 17 (3.65%) EMC
14 16 (3.43%) SolarWinds
15 15 (3.22%) IBM
16 10 (2.15%) Riverbed
17 9 (1.93%) Dell
17 9 (1.93%) Sophos
18 8 (1.72%) CommVault