Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 478 528 472
Rank change year-on-year +50 -56 -55
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 431 341 448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.36% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.43% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 223 290
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -7.74%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £250
90th Percentile £669 £618 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 6 6
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +122.22% -23.08%
10th Percentile £26.97 £27.50 £17.80
90th Percentile £40.40 £52.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +122.22% -25.00%

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 84,602 79,785 89,423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.70% 83.80% 82.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,512 52,848 58,152
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,036 2,217 2,649
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +3.18% +21.15%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.49
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.60 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £25.66
% change year-on-year -1.76% -2.57% +22.19%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 18 February 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 +48 389 £425 +3.66% 130
UK excluding London +16 239 £394 +5.00% 94
London +33 189 £450 -10.00% 46
North of England +24 77 £363 -3.33% 14
Yorkshire +39 56 £375 -28.57% 5
South East -7 55 £467 +12.19% 30
Scotland -18 31 £400 +24.61% 9
Midlands +15 29 £375 - 21
East of England -12 28 £350 -4.89% 11
West Midlands +12 27 £363 -3.33% 12
North West -11 19 £325 -18.75% 8
South West -2 10 £350 +0.72% 8
Wales +4 9 £177 -75.55% 1
North East +21 2 £325 -7.14% 1
East Midlands - 2 £400 - 9

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 121 (28.07%) Windows
2 107 (24.83%) Linux
3 92 (21.35%) Microsoft
4 90 (20.88%) Finance
5 85 (19.72%) ITIL
6 80 (18.56%) Performance Tuning
7 78 (18.10%) Java
8 77 (17.87%) Windows Server
9 71 (16.47%) Active Directory
10 70 (16.24%) VMware
11 63 (14.62%) Disaster Recovery
12 59 (13.69%) Data Centre
13 55 (12.76%) SQL
13 55 (12.76%) Oracle
14 53 (12.30%) Unix
15 52 (12.06%) Agile Software Development
15 52 (12.06%) Microsoft Azure
15 52 (12.06%) High Availability
16 51 (11.83%) SQL Server
17 50 (11.60%) Configuration Management
18 49 (11.37%) Python
18 49 (11.37%) Degree
18 49 (11.37%) Problem Management
19 48 (11.14%) Cisco
20 47 (10.90%) VMware Infrastructure
21 45 (10.44%) SAN
22 43 (9.98%) DNS
22 43 (9.98%) Amazon AWS
23 39 (9.05%) Firewall
23 39 (9.05%) HP

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 28 (6.50%) MS Exchange
2 23 (5.34%) Apache Spark
3 20 (4.64%) SharePoint
4 16 (3.71%) JBoss
5 15 (3.48%) Confluence
6 13 (3.02%) WebSphere
7 12 (2.78%) Apache
7 12 (2.78%) IIS
7 12 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
8 11 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (1.62%) OpenStack
9 7 (1.62%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.93%) SAS
11 4 (0.93%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.70%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.70%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 14 (3.25%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.46%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.46%) SAP APO
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 EBS
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.23%) Relativity
3 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.23%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 52 (12.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (9.98%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (6.03%) Office 365
4 15 (3.48%) PaaS
4 15 (3.48%) SaaS
5 14 (3.25%) IaaS
6 10 (2.32%) Mimecast
7 8 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.39%) GitHub
9 5 (1.16%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.93%) Amazon EMR
10 4 (0.93%) Amazon Kinesis
10 4 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.23%) DigitalOcean
13 1 (0.23%) IBM PureFlex
13 1 (0.23%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 45 (10.44%) SAN
2 43 (9.98%) DNS
3 39 (9.05%) Firewall
4 30 (6.96%) LAN
5 29 (6.73%) WAN
6 19 (4.41%) DHCP
6 19 (4.41%) Kerberos
7 18 (4.18%) Internet
8 15 (3.48%) VPN
9 14 (3.25%) Network Security
9 14 (3.25%) TCP/IP
10 11 (2.55%) iSCSI
10 11 (2.55%) VLAN
10 11 (2.55%) Wireless
11 10 (2.32%) Fibre Channel
11 10 (2.32%) SSL
11 10 (2.32%) VoIP
12 8 (1.86%) FCoE
13 7 (1.62%) NAS
13 7 (1.62%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (11.83%) SQL Server
2 34 (7.89%) Big Data
3 30 (6.96%) Hadoop
4 27 (6.26%) Oracle Database
5 22 (5.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (4.64%) SQL Server 2005
7 16 (3.71%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (3.48%) Oracle Database 11g
8 15 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (3.02%) MySQL
10 13 (3.02%) Relational Database
11 12 (2.78%) Apache Hive
11 12 (2.78%) MongoDB
12 10 (2.32%) Oracle Database 12c
12 10 (2.32%) Parquet
12 10 (2.32%) Sqoop
13 9 (2.09%) HBase
13 9 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 22 (5.10%) Git (software)
2 21 (4.87%) JIRA
3 16 (3.71%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.62%) Subversion
5 5 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.93%) GitLab
6 4 (0.93%) JMeter
6 4 (0.93%) SonarQube
6 4 (0.93%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.70%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.70%) FishEye
7 3 (0.70%) Gatling
7 3 (0.70%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.70%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.46%) JUnit
9 1 (0.23%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.23%) Maven
9 1 (0.23%) ProC
9 1 (0.23%) Serena SBM
General
1 90 (20.88%) Finance
2 20 (4.64%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.25%) Banking
4 8 (1.86%) Billing
5 7 (1.62%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.39%) German Language
7 4 (0.93%) Back Office
7 4 (0.93%) Publishing
8 3 (0.70%) Electronics
8 3 (0.70%) Front Office
8 3 (0.70%) Games
8 3 (0.70%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.70%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.46%) French Language
9 2 (0.46%) Law
9 2 (0.46%) Legal
9 2 (0.46%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.46%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 63 (14.62%) Architect
2 41 (9.51%) Analyst
3 37 (8.58%) DBA
4 36 (8.35%) Administrator
5 32 (7.42%) Consultant
6 29 (6.73%) Developer
7 25 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 22 (5.10%) SQL DBA
9 20 (4.64%) Solutions Architect
10 18 (4.18%) Network Engineer
11 16 (3.71%) Support Analyst
12 14 (3.25%) Oracle DBA
13 13 (3.02%) Infrastructure Manager
14 12 (2.78%) Hadoop Administrator
15 11 (2.55%) Cloud Architect
15 11 (2.55%) DevOps Engineer
15 11 (2.55%) Implementation Specialist
15 11 (2.55%) Security Engineer
15 11 (2.55%) Technical Manager
16 10 (2.32%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (8.58%) Web Services
2 20 (4.64%) RESTful
3 18 (4.18%) Kafka
4 14 (3.25%) REST
4 14 (3.25%) SOAP
5 13 (3.02%) J2EE
6 12 (2.78%) HTML
6 12 (2.78%) JDBC
7 10 (2.32%) HTML5
7 10 (2.32%) Regular Expression
8 8 (1.86%) OAuth2
8 8 (1.86%) Spring
8 8 (1.86%) XML
9 7 (1.62%) FIX Protocol
9 7 (1.62%) WebSockets
10 6 (1.39%) CSS
10 6 (1.39%) Grok
10 6 (1.39%) Hystrix
10 6 (1.39%) jQuery
10 6 (1.39%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 59 (13.69%) Data Centre
2 27 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (5.80%) Computer Science
4 16 (3.71%) Virtual Team
5 15 (3.48%) Management Information System
6 14 (3.25%) Replication
7 12 (2.78%) iPad
8 11 (2.55%) Clustering
8 11 (2.55%) EMC VNX
9 10 (2.32%) EMC VMAX
10 9 (2.09%) Microsoft Licensing
10 9 (2.09%) NHS
11 7 (1.62%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (1.62%) Public Cloud
12 6 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
13 5 (1.16%) Equities
13 5 (1.16%) Hedge funds
14 4 (0.93%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 121 (28.07%) Windows
2 107 (24.83%) Linux
3 77 (17.87%) Windows Server
4 53 (12.30%) Unix
5 37 (8.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (8.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (6.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (4.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (3.48%) Windows 7
10 10 (2.32%) AIX
11 6 (1.39%) Windows 10
11 6 (1.39%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.16%) Android
12 5 (1.16%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.93%) CentOS
13 4 (0.93%) Solaris
14 3 (0.70%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.70%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.46%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (19.72%) ITIL
2 80 (18.56%) Performance Tuning
3 63 (14.62%) Disaster Recovery
4 52 (12.06%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (12.06%) High Availability
5 50 (11.60%) Configuration Management
6 49 (11.37%) Problem Management
7 39 (9.05%) DevOps
8 38 (8.82%) Performance Monitoring
9 30 (6.96%) Capacity Management
9 30 (6.96%) Migration
10 27 (6.26%) Change Management
11 25 (5.80%) Data Management
11 25 (5.80%) Performance Analysis
11 25 (5.80%) Root Cause Analysis
12 23 (5.34%) Mentoring
13 22 (5.10%) Business Continuity
13 22 (5.10%) Performance Management
14 21 (4.87%) Project Management
14 21 (4.87%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (18.10%) Java
2 55 (12.76%) SQL
3 49 (11.37%) Python
4 38 (8.82%) Perl
5 36 (8.35%) PowerShell
6 31 (7.19%) Shell Script
7 14 (3.25%) Bash Shell
8 11 (2.55%) JavaScript
8 11 (2.55%) T-SQL
9 10 (2.32%) Ruby
10 9 (2.09%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.16%) C#
12 4 (0.93%) Scala
12 4 (0.93%) VBA
13 3 (0.70%) PHP
14 2 (0.46%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.46%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.46%) VBScript
15 1 (0.23%) Jython
15 1 (0.23%) Korn
Qualifications
1 49 (11.37%) Degree
2 37 (8.58%) Security Cleared
3 24 (5.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (4.64%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (4.64%) MCSE
5 19 (4.41%) SC Cleared
6 13 (3.02%) CCNA
7 11 (2.55%) CCNP
8 10 (2.32%) CISSP
8 10 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (2.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (2.09%) HND
9 9 (2.09%) MCP
10 7 (1.62%) CCIE
10 7 (1.62%) DV Cleared
11 6 (1.39%) CEH
11 6 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.39%) SANS
12 4 (0.93%) OCP
12 4 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.41%) QA
1 19 (4.41%) SLA
2 13 (3.02%) PMO
3 4 (0.93%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.93%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.46%) GAAP
5 2 (0.46%) HL7
5 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.23%) GDPR
6 1 (0.23%) P3O
System Software
1 71 (16.47%) Active Directory
2 47 (10.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (5.80%) Hyper-V
4 17 (3.94%) Docker
5 15 (3.48%) vSphere
6 12 (2.78%) XenApp
7 10 (2.32%) NFS
8 9 (2.09%) HDFS
8 9 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.62%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (1.39%) Apache Flume
10 6 (1.39%) DFS Replication
10 6 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.93%) KVM
11 4 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.93%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.70%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.46%) iptables
13 2 (0.46%) XenServer
14 1 (0.23%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 30 (6.96%) Puppet
2 25 (5.80%) Ansible
3 23 (5.34%) Kubernetes
4 16 (3.71%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (3.25%) NetBackup
6 10 (2.32%) Terraform
7 9 (2.09%) Backup Exec
7 9 (2.09%) SCOM
8 8 (1.86%) Data Guard
8 8 (1.86%) EMC VPLEX
9 7 (1.62%) Failover Clustering
10 6 (1.39%) Tivoli
10 6 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 5 (1.16%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (1.16%) SCCM
12 4 (0.93%) Consul
12 4 (0.93%) HP Data Protector
12 4 (0.93%) Juju
12 4 (0.93%) Oozie
12 4 (0.93%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 92 (21.35%) Microsoft
2 70 (16.24%) VMware
3 55 (12.76%) Oracle
4 48 (11.14%) Cisco
5 39 (9.05%) HP
6 37 (8.58%) Splunk
7 31 (7.19%) CA
8 26 (6.03%) Red Hat
9 25 (5.80%) NetApp
10 22 (5.10%) IBM
11 20 (4.64%) EMC
12 15 (3.48%) Citrix
13 14 (3.25%) SAP
14 13 (3.02%) Dell
15 12 (2.78%) ATG
15 12 (2.78%) RedGate
16 11 (2.55%) CheckPoint
17 10 (2.32%) 3PAR
17 10 (2.32%) Brocade
18 9 (2.09%) Hortonworks