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 April 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
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 432 420 349
Rank change year-on-year -12 -71  
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 169 242 333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.43% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.52% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 156 182
Median daily rate £425 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £496 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £383 £350
% change year-on-year -0.32% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 4
Median hourly rate - £39.00 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +26.82%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year - +26.82%  

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 38875 46261 44658
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.64% 82.82% 79.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 25600 30568 27749
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 £300 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 990 1094 1314
Median hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +17.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.85 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £47.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year +2.77% +17.07%  

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 April 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
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 April 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 -18 146 £450 +12.50% 57
London +5 62 £475 +6.74% 11
South East -1 26 £425 +6.25% 9
South West +8 19 £336 -13.22% 6
North East +23 15 £275 -4.34% 2
City of London +1 15 £475 +11.76% 2
Scotland +28 14 £475 +36.49% 3
Edinburgh +22 13 £475 +10.14% 1
Tyne and Wear +12 9 £394 +36.95% 1
Yorkshire +6 9 £550 +44.26% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +8 8 £400 +39.13% 1
North West +24 7 £325 -18.75% 7
Manchester +15 7 £325 -39.53% 5
Berkshire +16 6 £450 +76.47% 3
West Sussex +12 5 £413 -
Bristol +2 5 £325 -16.12%
South Wales - 5 £218 - 1
Cardiff - 5 £218 -
Wales - 5 £218 - 3
South Yorkshire - 5 £525 - 1
Sheffield - 5 £525 - 1
West Midlands +9 4 £375 - 12
Surrey +7 4 £388 -10.71%
Northern Ireland - 4 £375 -
Hampshire +3 3 £525 +17.77% 2
Oxfordshire -9 3 £400 -1.23%
Reading +20 2 £450 +20.00% 1
Bromley +10 2 £450 -1.36%
Crawley +5 2 £413 -
Aldershot 0 2 £525 -

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 103 (30.47%) Linux
2 87 (25.74%) Windows
3 86 (25.44%) ITIL
4 84 (24.85%) Finance
5 83 (24.56%) Microsoft
6 67 (19.82%) VMware
7 61 (18.05%) Disaster Recovery
8 55 (16.27%) Unix
9 54 (15.98%) Active Directory
9 54 (15.98%) High Availability
10 52 (15.38%) Data Centre
11 50 (14.79%) Oracle
12 49 (14.50%) Performance Tuning
13 48 (14.20%) Java
14 46 (13.61%) SQL
14 46 (13.61%) VMware Infrastructure
15 44 (13.02%) Change Management
16 43 (12.72%) Analytical Skills
17 42 (12.43%) DNS
17 42 (12.43%) Agile Software Development
18 41 (12.13%) Configuration Management
19 39 (11.54%) HP
19 39 (11.54%) Migration
20 38 (11.24%) WAN
21 37 (10.95%) LAN
22 36 (10.65%) Banking
22 36 (10.65%) DevOps
22 36 (10.65%) Security Cleared
23 34 (10.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 34 (10.06%) Project 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 33 (9.76%) Apache
2 31 (9.17%) SharePoint
3 28 (8.28%) MS Exchange
4 24 (7.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (5.92%) Skype for Business
6 19 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (5.62%) WebSphere
7 18 (5.33%) IIS
7 18 (5.33%) WebLogic
8 17 (5.03%) CMS
9 15 (4.44%) SharePoint 2013
10 14 (4.14%) Office Communications Server
10 14 (4.14%) SharePoint 2010
11 13 (3.85%) JBoss
11 13 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
12 8 (2.37%) Apache Pig
12 8 (2.37%) Tomcat
13 5 (1.48%) Apache Solr
13 5 (1.48%) Apache Spark
13 5 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 19 (5.62%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.48%) SAP APO
2 4 (1.18%) SAP MDG
2 4 (1.18%) SAP Retail
3 3 (0.89%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.59%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (0.59%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.30%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.30%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.30%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.30%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 28 (8.28%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (7.69%) Office 365
3 23 (6.80%) IaaS
3 23 (6.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (5.03%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (4.73%) SaaS
6 14 (4.14%) PaaS
7 7 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (2.07%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.18%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (1.18%) AWS Data Pipeline
9 3 (0.89%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.89%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (0.89%) SoftLayer
10 2 (0.59%) Bluemix
10 2 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.30%) FinancialForce.com
11 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.30%) IBM PureFlex
11 1 (0.30%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 42 (12.43%) DNS
2 38 (11.24%) WAN
3 37 (10.95%) LAN
4 33 (9.76%) SAN
5 27 (7.99%) Internet
6 24 (7.10%) DHCP
7 23 (6.80%) Firewall
8 19 (5.62%) Network Security
9 16 (4.73%) Skype
10 14 (4.14%) TCP/IP
11 12 (3.55%) LDAP
11 12 (3.55%) VoIP
11 12 (3.55%) VPN
12 11 (3.25%) SSL
13 10 (2.96%) IP Telephony
14 8 (2.37%) BGP
14 8 (2.37%) Kerberos
14 8 (2.37%) Wireless
15 7 (2.07%) FTP
15 7 (2.07%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.40%) Big Data
3 20 (5.92%) MySQL
4 19 (5.62%) Hadoop
5 17 (5.03%) Apache Hive
5 17 (5.03%) Oracle Database
6 13 (3.85%) Endeca
6 13 (3.85%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.66%) Impala
7 9 (2.66%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (2.07%) HBase
8 7 (2.07%) RDBMS
8 7 (2.07%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (1.78%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (1.78%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (1.48%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (1.48%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 11 (3.25%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.48%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.18%) JIRA
3 4 (1.18%) Subversion
3 4 (1.18%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (0.59%) ProC
4 2 (0.59%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.30%) Hudson
5 1 (0.30%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.30%) Maven
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.30%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.30%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 84 (24.85%) Finance
2 36 (10.65%) Banking
3 23 (6.80%) Telecoms
4 15 (4.44%) Retail
5 10 (2.96%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.07%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.07%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.18%) Electronics
7 4 (1.18%) Marketing
8 2 (0.59%) Advertising
8 2 (0.59%) Billing
8 2 (0.59%) Front Office
8 2 (0.59%) Games
8 2 (0.59%) Legal
8 2 (0.59%) Local Government
8 2 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.30%) Automotive
9 1 (0.30%) German Language
9 1 (0.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 49 (14.50%) Architect
2 29 (8.58%) Administrator
3 27 (7.99%) Analyst
4 23 (6.80%) DBA
5 20 (5.92%) Developer
6 19 (5.62%) Network Engineer
7 18 (5.33%) Support Engineer
8 15 (4.44%) Consultant
8 15 (4.44%) Messaging Engineer
8 15 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
9 12 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (3.55%) Messaging Support
9 12 (3.55%) Operations Engineer
10 11 (3.25%) Hadoop Administrator
10 11 (3.25%) Linux Engineer
10 11 (3.25%) Messaging Support Engineer
10 11 (3.25%) Security Engineer
11 10 (2.96%) Project Manager
11 10 (2.96%) SQL DBA
11 10 (2.96%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.40%) Web Services
2 17 (5.03%) Spring
3 16 (4.73%) J2EE
3 16 (4.73%) XML
4 14 (4.14%) Hibernate
4 14 (4.14%) JMS
4 14 (4.14%) SOAP
5 13 (3.85%) JDBC
5 13 (3.85%) JMX
5 13 (3.85%) JSP
5 13 (3.85%) Kafka
5 13 (3.85%) Servlets
5 13 (3.85%) Struts
5 13 (3.85%) XSLT
6 10 (2.96%) Middleware
7 9 (2.66%) .NET
8 6 (1.78%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (1.18%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 4 (1.18%) SAP Basis
10 3 (0.89%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 52 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 43 (12.72%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (6.51%) Management Information System
4 18 (5.33%) Virtual Team
5 17 (5.03%) Computer Science
6 13 (3.85%) Clustering
6 13 (3.85%) iPad
6 13 (3.85%) Replication
7 10 (2.96%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.78%) EMC VNX
9 5 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.48%) User Experience
10 4 (1.18%) CCTV
10 4 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (1.18%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.18%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.18%) Tandem
11 3 (0.89%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 103 (30.47%) Linux
2 87 (25.74%) Windows
3 55 (16.27%) Unix
4 34 (10.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (9.17%) Windows Server
6 22 (6.51%) Solaris
7 21 (6.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (4.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (3.25%) CentOS
10 11 (3.25%) Windows 7
11 8 (2.37%) AIX
12 6 (1.78%) Windows 10
13 5 (1.48%) Fedora
13 5 (1.48%) Ubuntu
13 5 (1.48%) VME
14 4 (1.18%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.89%) Data ONTAP
16 2 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (25.44%) ITIL
2 61 (18.05%) Disaster Recovery
3 54 (15.98%) High Availability
4 49 (14.50%) Performance Tuning
5 44 (13.02%) Change Management
6 42 (12.43%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (12.13%) Configuration Management
8 39 (11.54%) Migration
9 36 (10.65%) DevOps
10 34 (10.06%) Project Management
11 32 (9.47%) Service Management
12 29 (8.58%) Performance Monitoring
12 29 (8.58%) Service Delivery
13 28 (8.28%) Problem Management
14 27 (7.99%) Content Management
15 24 (7.10%) ITSM
16 22 (6.51%) E-Commerce
17 20 (5.92%) Business Continuity
17 20 (5.92%) PRINCE2
18 18 (5.33%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (14.20%) Java
2 46 (13.61%) SQL
3 19 (5.62%) PowerShell
3 19 (5.62%) Python
4 16 (4.73%) Bash Shell
4 16 (4.73%) Perl
5 11 (3.25%) Shell Script
6 6 (1.78%) Ruby
7 3 (0.89%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.89%) Korn
7 3 (0.89%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.89%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.59%) C
8 2 (0.59%) Go
9 1 (0.30%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.30%) C#
9 1 (0.30%) C++
9 1 (0.30%) COBOL
9 1 (0.30%) Groovy
9 1 (0.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (10.65%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.40%) SC Cleared
3 24 (7.10%) Degree
4 11 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.66%) CCNP
6 6 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (1.48%) CCIE
7 5 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.48%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.18%) CCDP
8 4 (1.18%) CCIP
8 4 (1.18%) CCNA
8 4 (1.18%) CCSA
8 4 (1.18%) CCSE
8 4 (1.18%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.18%) HP ASE
8 4 (1.18%) HP MASE
8 4 (1.18%) JNCIA
8 4 (1.18%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.21%) QA
2 11 (3.25%) SLA
3 9 (2.66%) PCI DSS
4 8 (2.37%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (1.48%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.48%) PMO
6 3 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.59%) GDPR
7 2 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.59%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.59%) MiFID
8 1 (0.30%) GCP
System Software
1 54 (15.98%) Active Directory
2 46 (13.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (7.40%) Hyper-V
4 23 (6.80%) vSphere
5 17 (5.03%) XenApp
6 13 (3.85%) HDFS
6 13 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (3.25%) VMware ESX
8 10 (2.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 7 (2.07%) NFS
9 7 (2.07%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (1.78%) Docker
11 5 (1.48%) Firmware
11 5 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (1.48%) XenDesktop
12 4 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.89%) vCloud
13 3 (0.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (0.59%) KVM
Systems Management
1 32 (9.47%) Puppet
2 18 (5.33%) Ansible
3 17 (5.03%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (3.85%) vCenter Server
5 11 (3.25%) Hadoop YARN
5 11 (3.25%) SCCM
6 10 (2.96%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 10 (2.96%) SCOM
7 9 (2.66%) NetBackup
8 8 (2.37%) Red Hat Satellite
9 7 (2.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 6 (1.78%) Nagios
11 5 (1.48%) Data Guard
11 5 (1.48%) Mesos
11 5 (1.48%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (1.48%) Salt
11 5 (1.48%) SCVMM
12 4 (1.18%) Failover Clustering
12 4 (1.18%) FortiGate
12 4 (1.18%) Kibana
Vendors
1 83 (24.56%) Microsoft
2 67 (19.82%) VMware
3 50 (14.79%) Oracle
4 39 (11.54%) HP
5 32 (9.47%) Cisco
6 28 (8.28%) IBM
7 24 (7.10%) Citrix
8 23 (6.80%) Red Hat
9 21 (6.21%) Dell
9 21 (6.21%) Splunk
10 17 (5.03%) NetApp
11 16 (4.73%) SAP
12 14 (4.14%) F5
13 13 (3.85%) ATG
14 10 (2.96%) CheckPoint
15 9 (2.66%) EMC
15 9 (2.66%) Veritas
16 8 (2.37%) Cloudera
16 8 (2.37%) Sun
16 8 (2.37%) TIBCO
North East
LA International
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £195 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salaries, 6 months contracts
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago