Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 505 472 401
Rank change year-on-year -33 -71 -20
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 381 510 613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.47% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.56% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 305 353
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £280 £263
90th Percentile £575 £520 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £383 £350
% change year-on-year -1.96% +9.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 21 17
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £36.90 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.57% +60.43% +4.55%
10th Percentile £13.55 £25.50 £18.00
90th Percentile £54.25 £42.00 £33.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.17 £36.90 £23.50
% change year-on-year -56.18% +57.02% +6.82%

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 81339 90588 91039
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.37% 83.49% 80.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 53388 59835 58068
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £260
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2013 2205 2601
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +8.92%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.38 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.14%

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 19 August 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 19 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Capacity Planning in the UK

Capacity Planning
Top 16 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 19 August 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 -42 336 £450 +12.50% 50
UK excluding London -2 226 £375 -1.96% 39
London -9 154 £467 +13.56% 17
South East +28 69 £375 -7.98% 8
North of England +9 47 £413 +4.43% 10
Scotland +31 34 £375 +7.76% 4
Midlands +12 30 £388 +3.33% 8
Yorkshire 0 25 £488 +21.88% 5
South West +9 20 £325 -7.14% 3
West Midlands +27 17 £388 +3.33% 7
East of England -31 16 £525 +23.53% 4
North East +43 14 £275 -2.65%
East Midlands -19 12 £400 +4.58% 1
North West +13 8 £305 -21.29% 5
Wales +11 7 £275 -8.33% 2
Northern Ireland - 4 £375 -

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 102 (26.77%) Linux
2 93 (24.41%) Microsoft
3 90 (23.62%) Windows
4 85 (22.31%) Finance
5 66 (17.32%) Java
6 65 (17.06%) Oracle
6 65 (17.06%) ITIL
6 65 (17.06%) VMware
7 64 (16.80%) Active Directory
8 60 (15.75%) Unix
9 56 (14.70%) SQL
10 53 (13.91%) DNS
11 52 (13.65%) Banking
12 51 (13.39%) Disaster Recovery
13 50 (13.12%) Firewall
14 48 (12.60%) WAN
14 48 (12.60%) Performance Tuning
15 47 (12.34%) LAN
15 47 (12.34%) SQL Server
16 46 (12.07%) High Availability
17 45 (11.81%) Agile Software Development
18 44 (11.55%) DevOps
19 43 (11.29%) Data Centre
20 42 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
20 42 (11.02%) Cisco
21 40 (10.50%) Configuration Management
21 40 (10.50%) Windows Server
21 40 (10.50%) VMware Infrastructure
22 39 (10.24%) Virtual Team
22 39 (10.24%) Python

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 (7.35%) SharePoint
2 26 (6.82%) MS Exchange
3 24 (6.30%) WebSphere
4 23 (6.04%) JBoss
5 22 (5.77%) WebSphere Application Server
6 21 (5.51%) Exchange Server 2010
7 19 (4.99%) Apache
8 18 (4.72%) Elasticsearch
9 17 (4.46%) WebLogic
10 15 (3.94%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (3.67%) Skype for Business
12 13 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2013
13 12 (3.15%) IIS
14 11 (2.89%) OpenStack
15 10 (2.62%) Office Communications Server
15 10 (2.62%) SharePoint 2010
16 8 (2.10%) Apache Spark
17 7 (1.84%) Tomcat
18 6 (1.57%) CMS
18 6 (1.57%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 19 (4.99%) Microsoft Excel
1 19 (4.99%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.89%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.10%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.52%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 28 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (6.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (5.51%) IaaS
4 20 (5.25%) PaaS
5 17 (4.46%) Office 365
6 14 (3.67%) SaaS
7 7 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.31%) GitHub
9 3 (0.79%) IBM Blueworks
9 3 (0.79%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (0.79%) SoftLayer
10 2 (0.52%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.52%) Bluemix
11 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.26%) AWS Data Pipeline
11 1 (0.26%) FinancialForce.com
11 1 (0.26%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 1 (0.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 53 (13.91%) DNS
2 50 (13.12%) Firewall
3 48 (12.60%) WAN
4 47 (12.34%) LAN
5 36 (9.45%) Internet
6 26 (6.82%) DHCP
7 25 (6.56%) SAN
8 24 (6.30%) TCP/IP
9 21 (5.51%) Network Security
10 18 (4.72%) BGP
11 16 (4.20%) OSPF
12 15 (3.94%) MPLS
13 13 (3.41%) EIGRP
13 13 (3.41%) HTTP
13 13 (3.41%) LDAP
13 13 (3.41%) Wireless
14 12 (3.15%) HSRP
14 12 (3.15%) Skype
14 12 (3.15%) VPN
15 11 (2.89%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (12.34%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.35%) Oracle Database
3 27 (7.09%) Big Data
4 23 (6.04%) MySQL
5 18 (4.72%) Hadoop
6 16 (4.20%) Relational Database
7 15 (3.94%) RDBMS
8 13 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (2.89%) Apache Hive
9 11 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (2.62%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (2.36%) Impala
11 9 (2.36%) SQL Server 2014
12 8 (2.10%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (1.84%) Endeca
13 7 (1.84%) MongoDB
13 7 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (4.20%) Git (software)
2 13 (3.41%) Jenkins
3 10 (2.62%) JIRA
4 7 (1.84%) Artifactory
4 7 (1.84%) Hudson
4 7 (1.84%) Selenium
5 6 (1.57%) SpecFlow
6 5 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.05%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.52%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.52%) Maven
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.52%) Subversion
9 1 (0.26%) Gradle
9 1 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.26%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 85 (22.31%) Finance
2 52 (13.65%) Banking
3 27 (7.09%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.15%) Investment Banking
4 12 (3.15%) Retail
5 9 (2.36%) Front Office
5 9 (2.36%) Law
6 7 (1.84%) Marketing
7 6 (1.57%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.31%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.31%) Legal
9 4 (1.05%) Back Office
9 4 (1.05%) Publishing
10 3 (0.79%) Electronics
11 2 (0.52%) Billing
11 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.26%) Advertising
12 1 (0.26%) Games
12 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (15.22%) Architect
2 41 (10.76%) Administrator
3 40 (10.50%) Analyst
4 35 (9.19%) DBA
5 23 (6.04%) Developer
6 20 (5.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 19 (4.99%) Network Engineer
8 18 (4.72%) Solutions Architect
9 17 (4.46%) DevOps Engineer
10 16 (4.20%) Infrastructure Architect
10 16 (4.20%) Security Engineer
11 14 (3.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 13 (3.41%) Messaging Engineer
12 13 (3.41%) SQL DBA
12 13 (3.41%) Support Engineer
13 12 (3.15%) VMware Engineer
14 11 (2.89%) Network Manager
14 11 (2.89%) Splunk Engineer
15 10 (2.62%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
15 10 (2.62%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.45%) Web Services
2 23 (6.04%) J2EE
2 23 (6.04%) SOAP
3 22 (5.77%) JDBC
4 17 (4.46%) .NET
4 17 (4.46%) Kafka
4 17 (4.46%) REST
5 15 (3.94%) XML
6 11 (2.89%) Middleware
7 10 (2.62%) RabbitMQ
8 8 (2.10%) Regular Expression
8 8 (2.10%) Spring
9 7 (1.84%) SAML
10 6 (1.57%) Hibernate
10 6 (1.57%) JMS
10 6 (1.57%) JMX
10 6 (1.57%) JSP
10 6 (1.57%) Servlets
10 6 (1.57%) XML Messaging
10 6 (1.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 43 (11.29%) Data Centre
2 42 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (10.24%) Virtual Team
4 23 (6.04%) iPad
5 22 (5.77%) Clustering
5 22 (5.77%) Replication
6 19 (4.99%) Management Information System
6 19 (4.99%) User Experience
7 15 (3.94%) Computer Science
8 14 (3.67%) Hybrid Cloud
9 13 (3.41%) Client/Server
10 10 (2.62%) Public Cloud
11 8 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (2.10%) NHS
12 6 (1.57%) Data Structures
12 6 (1.57%) PKI
12 6 (1.57%) PMI
12 6 (1.57%) Private Cloud
13 5 (1.31%) Derivative
13 5 (1.31%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 102 (26.77%) Linux
2 90 (23.62%) Windows
3 60 (15.75%) Unix
4 40 (10.50%) Windows Server
5 29 (7.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (6.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (4.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (4.20%) CentOS
9 15 (3.94%) Solaris
9 15 (3.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (2.36%) Windows 7
11 7 (1.84%) Ubuntu
12 5 (1.31%) AIX
12 5 (1.31%) Data ONTAP
12 5 (1.31%) Fedora
13 4 (1.05%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.52%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.52%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (17.06%) ITIL
2 51 (13.39%) Disaster Recovery
3 48 (12.60%) Performance Tuning
4 46 (12.07%) High Availability
5 45 (11.81%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (11.55%) DevOps
7 40 (10.50%) Configuration Management
8 38 (9.97%) Project Management
9 36 (9.45%) Performance Analysis
10 34 (8.92%) Service Delivery
11 29 (7.61%) Service Management
12 27 (7.09%) E-Commerce
13 24 (6.30%) Migration
13 24 (6.30%) Performance Monitoring
13 24 (6.30%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (6.30%) Virtual Environments
14 23 (6.04%) Change Management
14 23 (6.04%) Problem Management
15 22 (5.77%) B2C
15 22 (5.77%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (17.32%) Java
2 56 (14.70%) SQL
3 39 (10.24%) Python
4 37 (9.71%) PowerShell
5 28 (7.35%) Bash Shell
6 27 (7.09%) Perl
7 14 (3.67%) Shell Script
8 11 (2.89%) C#
9 10 (2.62%) T-SQL
10 8 (2.10%) PL/SQL
10 8 (2.10%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 6 (1.57%) VBA
12 5 (1.31%) Korn
13 3 (0.79%) PHP
13 3 (0.79%) Ruby
14 2 (0.52%) Go
15 1 (0.26%) Apex Code
15 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
15 1 (0.26%) VB
15 1 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (9.45%) Degree
2 24 (6.30%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (6.30%) Security Cleared
3 20 (5.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (3.67%) CCNP
4 14 (3.67%) SC Cleared
5 12 (3.15%) MySQL Certification
5 12 (3.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.84%) CCIE
7 7 (1.84%) MCSE
8 6 (1.57%) CCNA
8 6 (1.57%) CISSP
8 6 (1.57%) PMI Certification
9 5 (1.31%) CEH
9 5 (1.31%) SANS
10 4 (1.05%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.05%) HP ASE
10 4 (1.05%) HP MASE
10 4 (1.05%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (10.24%) QA
2 15 (3.94%) SLA
3 10 (2.62%) PMO
4 8 (2.10%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.57%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (1.05%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.52%) GDPR
8 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.26%) MiFID
System Software
1 64 (16.80%) Active Directory
2 40 (10.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (6.30%) Hyper-V
3 24 (6.30%) vSphere
3 24 (6.30%) XenApp
4 18 (4.72%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (2.89%) Docker
5 11 (2.89%) HDFS
5 11 (2.89%) vCloud
6 10 (2.62%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (1.84%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (1.57%) NFS
8 6 (1.57%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (1.57%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.79%) XenServer
11 2 (0.52%) Firmware
11 2 (0.52%) Xen
12 1 (0.26%) Snort
Systems Management
1 28 (7.35%) Puppet
2 14 (3.67%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (3.67%) SCCM
3 13 (3.41%) Ansible
3 13 (3.41%) NetBackup
4 12 (3.15%) vCenter Server
5 11 (2.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 11 (2.89%) SCOM
6 10 (2.62%) Consul
6 10 (2.62%) Kibana
6 10 (2.62%) Nagios
6 10 (2.62%) Terraform
7 9 (2.36%) vRealize
8 8 (2.10%) Hadoop YARN
8 8 (2.10%) Mesos
8 8 (2.10%) Packer
8 8 (2.10%) PowerCLI
9 7 (1.84%) Galera Cluster
9 7 (1.84%) logstash
9 7 (1.84%) Salt
Vendors
1 93 (24.41%) Microsoft
2 65 (17.06%) Oracle
2 65 (17.06%) VMware
3 42 (11.02%) Cisco
4 36 (9.45%) Citrix
5 30 (7.87%) Splunk
6 26 (6.82%) NetApp
7 23 (6.04%) HP
8 22 (5.77%) ATG
9 17 (4.46%) CheckPoint
10 14 (3.67%) SAP
10 14 (3.67%) SolarWinds
11 13 (3.41%) F5
11 13 (3.41%) IBM
11 13 (3.41%) Riverbed
12 12 (3.15%) CommVault
13 10 (2.62%) Cloudera
13 10 (2.62%) EMC
14 8 (2.10%) Dell
15 7 (1.84%) Percona