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 May 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 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 453 421 348
Rank change year-on-year -32 -73  
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 153 251 317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.47% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.56% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 144 176
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £383 £350
% change year-on-year -1.96% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 14 11
Median hourly rate - £37.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +79.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.75 £23.00
% change year-on-year - +64.13%  

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 39028 44824 43762
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.34% 83.38% 80.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 25424 29677 27606
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 £310 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1039 1073 1282
Median hourly rate £33.00 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.85% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.83 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  

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 May 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 May 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 -35 128 £450 +12.50% 66
London -18 61 £455 +8.33% 17
South East +10 23 £438 +6.70% 11
Scotland +29 16 £400 +28.00%
Edinburgh +36 15 £400 -
North East +48 14 £275 -2.65%
City of London -6 10 £450 +20.00% 5
West Midlands +15 8 £375 +1.35% 13
South West +2 8 £243 -19.16% 2
Tyne and Wear +48 7 £336 +19.02%
Newcastle upon Tyne +44 7 £336 +19.02%
Berkshire +26 7 - - 3
Wales +6 5 £218 - 1
Yorkshire -8 5 £650 +62.50% 3
South Wales - 5 £218 -
Cardiff - 5 £218 -
North West +28 4 £294 -26.56% 3
West Sussex +20 4 £419 +1.51%
Surrey -1 4 £388 -10.71% 3
Northern Ireland - 4 £375 -
Manchester +12 3 £288 -28.12% 2
Hampshire +8 3 £450 +49.37% 3
Bromley +8 3 £475 +15.15%
East of England -12 3 £575 +35.29% 14
Shropshire - 3 £588 - 2
Bristol - 3 £243 - 1
Telford - 3 £588 - 1
Maidenhead - 3 - -
Oxfordshire -4 2 £375 -7.40%
East Midlands -18 2 - - 3

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 86 (27.48%) Microsoft
2 80 (25.56%) Linux
3 77 (24.60%) Windows
4 71 (22.68%) ITIL
5 66 (21.09%) Finance
6 56 (17.89%) Active Directory
7 54 (17.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 54 (17.25%) VMware
8 49 (15.65%) Oracle
8 49 (15.65%) High Availability
9 48 (15.34%) Performance Tuning
9 48 (15.34%) SQL
10 46 (14.70%) Java
11 43 (13.74%) Analytical Skills
12 42 (13.42%) Data Centre
13 41 (13.10%) Unix
13 41 (13.10%) Migration
14 40 (12.78%) DNS
15 38 (12.14%) WAN
15 38 (12.14%) Change Management
15 38 (12.14%) Banking
16 35 (11.18%) Project Management
16 35 (11.18%) Security Cleared
16 35 (11.18%) VMware Infrastructure
17 33 (10.54%) Configuration Management
17 33 (10.54%) Agile Software Development
18 32 (10.22%) MS Exchange
18 32 (10.22%) Apache
18 32 (10.22%) SQL Server
19 31 (9.90%) LAN

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 (10.22%) Apache
1 32 (10.22%) MS Exchange
2 29 (9.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (8.95%) SharePoint
4 23 (7.35%) Skype for Business
5 22 (7.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (6.39%) WebSphere
7 18 (5.75%) WebLogic
8 17 (5.43%) JBoss
8 17 (5.43%) Office Communications Server
8 17 (5.43%) SharePoint 2010
8 17 (5.43%) SharePoint 2013
8 17 (5.43%) WebSphere Application Server
9 13 (4.15%) CMS
10 11 (3.51%) IIS
11 9 (2.88%) Tomcat
12 7 (2.24%) Apache Pig
13 6 (1.92%) Apache Solr
13 6 (1.92%) MS Project Server
14 4 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 22 (7.03%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.92%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (1.92%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.28%) SAP MDG
1 4 (1.28%) SAP Retail
2 3 (0.96%) SAP APO
3 2 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.64%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (0.64%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 29 (9.27%) Office 365
2 20 (6.39%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (5.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (3.51%) IaaS
4 11 (3.51%) SaaS
5 9 (2.88%) PaaS
6 8 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.60%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.28%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (1.28%) AWS Data Pipeline
9 3 (0.96%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (0.96%) SoftLayer
10 2 (0.64%) Bluemix
11 1 (0.32%) FinancialForce.com
11 1 (0.32%) GitHub
11 1 (0.32%) IBM PureFlex
11 1 (0.32%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 1 (0.32%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (12.78%) DNS
2 38 (12.14%) WAN
3 31 (9.90%) LAN
4 29 (9.27%) Internet
5 28 (8.95%) DHCP
6 27 (8.63%) SAN
7 22 (7.03%) Firewall
8 19 (6.07%) Network Security
8 19 (6.07%) Skype
9 17 (5.43%) TCP/IP
10 11 (3.51%) LDAP
10 11 (3.51%) SSL
10 11 (3.51%) VoIP
10 11 (3.51%) VPN
11 9 (2.88%) IP Telephony
11 9 (2.88%) Kerberos
12 8 (2.56%) SMTP
12 8 (2.56%) Wireless
13 7 (2.24%) FTP
13 7 (2.24%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.22%) SQL Server
2 23 (7.35%) Big Data
3 18 (5.75%) Oracle Database
4 17 (5.43%) Apache Hive
4 17 (5.43%) Hadoop
5 16 (5.11%) MySQL
6 13 (4.15%) Endeca
7 11 (3.51%) Relational Database
8 10 (3.19%) Impala
9 9 (2.88%) RDBMS
9 9 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (2.24%) HBase
10 7 (2.24%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
11 6 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.60%) Jenkins
1 5 (1.60%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (1.28%) JIRA
2 4 (1.28%) Subversion
3 3 (0.96%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.64%) ProC
5 1 (0.32%) Hudson
5 1 (0.32%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.32%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 66 (21.09%) Finance
2 38 (12.14%) Banking
3 19 (6.07%) Retail
4 17 (5.43%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.24%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.24%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.60%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.28%) Electronics
7 4 (1.28%) Marketing
8 2 (0.64%) Advertising
8 2 (0.64%) Legal
8 2 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.32%) Automotive
9 1 (0.32%) Games
9 1 (0.32%) German Language
9 1 (0.32%) Law
9 1 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 51 (16.29%) Architect
2 27 (8.63%) Administrator
3 24 (7.67%) Analyst
3 24 (7.67%) DBA
4 19 (6.07%) Messaging Engineer
5 17 (5.43%) Network Engineer
5 17 (5.43%) Support Engineer
6 14 (4.47%) Security Engineer
7 13 (4.15%) Developer
7 13 (4.15%) Messaging Support
7 13 (4.15%) Messaging Support Engineer
8 12 (3.83%) Consultant
8 12 (3.83%) Senior Analyst
9 11 (3.51%) Hadoop Administrator
10 10 (3.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (3.19%) Linux Engineer
10 10 (3.19%) Operations Engineer
10 10 (3.19%) Senior Operations Engineer
10 10 (3.19%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (3.19%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (8.31%) Web Services
2 20 (6.39%) J2EE
3 18 (5.75%) SOAP
4 17 (5.43%) JDBC
5 16 (5.11%) Spring
6 15 (4.79%) XML
7 14 (4.47%) Hibernate
7 14 (4.47%) Kafka
8 13 (4.15%) JMS
8 13 (4.15%) JMX
8 13 (4.15%) JSP
8 13 (4.15%) Servlets
8 13 (4.15%) Struts
8 13 (4.15%) XSLT
9 8 (2.56%) .NET
10 6 (1.92%) Middleware
10 6 (1.92%) REST
11 4 (1.28%) LAMP
11 4 (1.28%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 4 (1.28%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 43 (13.74%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (13.42%) Data Centre
3 20 (6.39%) Virtual Team
4 18 (5.75%) Management Information System
5 17 (5.43%) Computer Science
5 17 (5.43%) iPad
6 13 (4.15%) Replication
7 12 (3.83%) Clustering
8 10 (3.19%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.92%) PMI
10 5 (1.60%) EMC VNX
10 5 (1.60%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (1.60%) NHS
10 5 (1.60%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.28%) CCTV
11 4 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (1.28%) Derivative
11 4 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.28%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 80 (25.56%) Linux
2 77 (24.60%) Windows
3 41 (13.10%) Unix
4 31 (9.90%) Windows Server
5 26 (8.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (8.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (5.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (4.47%) CentOS
8 14 (4.47%) Solaris
9 8 (2.56%) Windows 7
10 6 (1.92%) AIX
10 6 (1.92%) Fedora
10 6 (1.92%) Ubuntu
10 6 (1.92%) Windows 10
11 5 (1.60%) VME
12 4 (1.28%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.64%) Debian
13 2 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (22.68%) ITIL
2 54 (17.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 49 (15.65%) High Availability
4 48 (15.34%) Performance Tuning
5 41 (13.10%) Migration
6 38 (12.14%) Change Management
7 35 (11.18%) Project Management
8 33 (10.54%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (10.54%) Configuration Management
9 30 (9.58%) Content Management
10 27 (8.63%) DevOps
10 27 (8.63%) Performance Monitoring
10 27 (8.63%) Problem Management
11 25 (7.99%) Service Management
12 24 (7.67%) Service Delivery
13 23 (7.35%) E-Commerce
14 20 (6.39%) PRINCE2
15 18 (5.75%) B2C
15 18 (5.75%) ITSM
15 18 (5.75%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 48 (15.34%) SQL
2 46 (14.70%) Java
3 17 (5.43%) PowerShell
3 17 (5.43%) Python
4 16 (5.11%) Perl
5 13 (4.15%) Bash Shell
6 10 (3.19%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.60%) Ruby
8 4 (1.28%) Korn
9 3 (0.96%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.96%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.64%) C
10 2 (0.64%) C++
10 2 (0.64%) Go
11 1 (0.32%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.32%) C#
11 1 (0.32%) COBOL
11 1 (0.32%) VB
11 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (11.18%) Security Cleared
2 26 (8.31%) Degree
2 26 (8.31%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (2.56%) CCNP
5 7 (2.24%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (2.24%) PMI Certification
6 6 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.60%) CCIE
7 5 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.28%) APMP
8 4 (1.28%) CCDP
8 4 (1.28%) CCIP
8 4 (1.28%) CCSA
8 4 (1.28%) CCSE
8 4 (1.28%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.28%) HP ASE
8 4 (1.28%) HP MASE
8 4 (1.28%) JNCIA
8 4 (1.28%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.03%) QA
2 9 (2.88%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (2.56%) SLA
4 7 (2.24%) PMO
5 4 (1.28%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.64%) GDPR
7 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.64%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.64%) MiFID
System Software
1 56 (17.89%) Active Directory
2 35 (11.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (7.67%) vSphere
4 22 (7.03%) XenApp
5 19 (6.07%) Hyper-V
6 13 (4.15%) HDFS
6 13 (4.15%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (4.15%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (3.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 7 (2.24%) Docker
8 7 (2.24%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (1.92%) NFS
10 5 (1.60%) Firmware
10 5 (1.60%) vCloud
10 5 (1.60%) XenDesktop
11 4 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.64%) Oracle Clusterware
12 2 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.64%) Xen
13 1 (0.32%) iptables
Systems Management
1 22 (7.03%) Puppet
2 15 (4.79%) vCenter Server
3 14 (4.47%) Ansible
4 13 (4.15%) SCCM
5 12 (3.83%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (3.51%) Hadoop YARN
7 10 (3.19%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 10 (3.19%) SCOM
8 8 (2.56%) NetBackup
8 8 (2.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 7 (2.24%) Mesos
10 6 (1.92%) Nagios
10 6 (1.92%) Salt
11 5 (1.60%) Data Guard
11 5 (1.60%) Kibana
11 5 (1.60%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (1.60%) SCVMM
12 4 (1.28%) FortiGate
12 4 (1.28%) Red Hat Satellite
12 4 (1.28%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 86 (27.48%) Microsoft
2 54 (17.25%) VMware
3 49 (15.65%) Oracle
4 30 (9.58%) Citrix
5 27 (8.63%) Cisco
5 27 (8.63%) HP
6 24 (7.67%) Splunk
7 21 (6.71%) IBM
8 17 (5.43%) ATG
8 17 (5.43%) NetApp
9 14 (4.47%) Dell
9 14 (4.47%) F5
10 12 (3.83%) Red Hat
10 12 (3.83%) SAP
11 10 (3.19%) CheckPoint
12 9 (2.88%) Cloudera
12 9 (2.88%) EMC
13 7 (2.24%) Juniper
13 7 (2.24%) Riverbed
14 5 (1.60%) Symantec
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