Period
to 20 April 2019

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 20 April 2019 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
20 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 506 493 531
Rank change year-on-year -13 +38 -40
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 401 436 342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.43% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.50% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 258 227
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +7.59%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £263
90th Percentile £650 £589 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 27 6
UK median hourly rate £30.55 £40.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.64% -20.00% +29.87%
10th Percentile £22.26 £34.51 £27.50
90th Percentile £57.83 £41.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.55 £40.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -23.64% -20.00% +29.87%

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 83,154 87,301 78,905
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.90% 86.29% 85.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,046 57,663 51,906
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £300 £293 £270
90th Percentile £650 £638 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £434 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +3.27% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,122 2,245 2,165
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +3.18%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.47
90th Percentile £51.68 £50.25 £51.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.13 £21.01 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.07% -15.96% -

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 20 April 2019.

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 20 April 2019.

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 20 April 2019. 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 +10 383 £450 +12.50% 28
UK excluding London -19 246 £425 +9.68% 18
London +3 149 £500 +17.65% 10
South East +16 80 £463 -2.63% 2
North of England -12 64 £425 +13.33% 4
Midlands -9 42 £425 +23.19% 6
West Midlands -12 35 £325 - 3
North West +6 34 £433 +16.24% 3
East of England +26 27 £413 +17.86% 5
South West -24 20 £500 +37.93% 1
Yorkshire -21 18 £488 +22.00% 1
North East +6 12 £400 -
Scotland +8 10 £325 -18.75%
East Midlands +6 7 £425 +18.06% 3
Wales 0 3 - -

For the 6 months to 20 April 2019, 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.

1 110 (27.43%) Finance
2 92 (22.94%) Windows
3 83 (20.70%) Linux
3 83 (20.70%) Amazon AWS
4 73 (18.20%) Problem-Solving
4 73 (18.20%) VMware
5 71 (17.71%) DevOps
6 70 (17.46%) Performance Tuning
7 67 (16.71%) Disaster Recovery
8 66 (16.46%) VMware Infrastructure
9 65 (16.21%) Microsoft Azure
10 63 (15.71%) Microsoft
11 62 (15.46%) Agile Software Development
12 60 (14.96%) Firewall
13 55 (13.72%) Java
13 55 (13.72%) SQL
13 55 (13.72%) Data Centre
14 53 (13.22%) Active Directory
14 53 (13.22%) Migration
15 51 (12.72%) SQL Server
16 50 (12.47%) ITIL
17 47 (11.72%) Oracle
17 47 (11.72%) Python
17 47 (11.72%) DNS
17 47 (11.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 44 (10.97%) Configuration Management
19 43 (10.72%) Analytical Skills
20 42 (10.47%) Unix
20 42 (10.47%) Degree
20 42 (10.47%) Security Cleared

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 26 (6.48%) MS Exchange
2 24 (5.99%) SharePoint
3 17 (4.24%) OpenStack
4 16 (3.99%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (3.49%) Skype for Business
6 11 (2.74%) Apache Spark
7 10 (2.49%) IIS
8 7 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (1.50%) Apache
10 4 (1.00%) Confluence
10 4 (1.00%) nginx
10 4 (1.00%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.75%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.25%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.25%) ColdFusion
13 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.25%) SAS
Applications
1 32 (7.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (5.99%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (4.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 18 (4.49%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (2.49%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.25%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 83 (20.70%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (16.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (6.98%) IaaS
4 26 (6.48%) Office 365
5 14 (3.49%) PaaS
6 13 (3.24%) Amazon S3
7 11 (2.74%) SaaS
8 9 (2.24%) GitHub
9 8 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (1.25%) Mimecast
11 4 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (1.00%) Amazon Kinesis
12 3 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.50%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (0.50%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.50%) Oracle CX
13 2 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.25%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 60 (14.96%) Firewall
2 47 (11.72%) DNS
3 31 (7.73%) SAN
3 31 (7.73%) VLAN
4 25 (6.23%) LAN
4 25 (6.23%) WAN
5 20 (4.99%) VPN
6 19 (4.74%) iSCSI
7 17 (4.24%) Fibre Channel
8 16 (3.99%) SSL
9 15 (3.74%) VSAN
10 14 (3.49%) Skype
11 13 (3.24%) PBX
12 12 (2.99%) DHCP
12 12 (2.99%) TCP/IP
13 11 (2.74%) BGP
13 11 (2.74%) Network Security
13 11 (2.74%) Wireless
14 10 (2.49%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (2.49%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (12.72%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.23%) Apache Cassandra
2 25 (6.23%) PostgreSQL
3 23 (5.74%) Hadoop
4 22 (5.49%) Big Data
4 22 (5.49%) BusinessObjects
5 20 (4.99%) MySQL
6 18 (4.49%) Oracle Database
7 16 (3.99%) Oracle OWB
8 15 (3.74%) MongoDB
9 14 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (2.99%) HBase
12 11 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
12 11 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (2.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 8 (2.00%) Power BI
15 7 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
15 7 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 34 (8.48%) Jenkins
1 34 (8.48%) JIRA
2 19 (4.74%) Git (software)
3 13 (3.24%) GitLab
4 10 (2.49%) Artifactory
5 9 (2.24%) Visual Studio Team System
6 8 (2.00%) Maven
7 7 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (1.50%) GoCD
8 6 (1.50%) Gradle
9 5 (1.25%) SonarQube
10 4 (1.00%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.00%) RStudio
11 3 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.50%) Subversion
13 1 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (0.25%) Hudson
13 1 (0.25%) Selenium
13 1 (0.25%) Toad
13 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 110 (27.43%) Finance
2 21 (5.24%) Banking
3 18 (4.49%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.49%) Retail
5 8 (2.00%) Multimedia
6 6 (1.50%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.25%) Billing
8 4 (1.00%) Publishing
9 3 (0.75%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.50%) Law
10 2 (0.50%) Legal
10 2 (0.50%) Marketing
10 2 (0.50%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Advertising
11 1 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 46 (11.47%) Analyst
2 43 (10.72%) Administrator
2 43 (10.72%) DBA
3 40 (9.98%) Consultant
3 40 (9.98%) DevOps Engineer
4 30 (7.48%) Architect
5 28 (6.98%) Developer
6 22 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (4.99%) PMO Analyst
8 19 (4.74%) SQL DBA
9 16 (3.99%) Network Engineer
10 12 (2.99%) Systems Engineer
10 12 (2.99%) Technical Consultant
11 11 (2.74%) Big Data Engineer
11 11 (2.74%) Data Engineer
12 9 (2.24%) AWS Engineer
12 9 (2.24%) VMware Engineer
13 8 (2.00%) Agile Coach
13 8 (2.00%) Senior Consultant
13 8 (2.00%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.48%) Kafka
2 17 (4.24%) Web Services
3 10 (2.49%) Elastic Stack
4 7 (1.75%) Apache NiFi
4 7 (1.75%) Velocity
5 6 (1.50%) Servlets
5 6 (1.50%) Spark Streaming
5 6 (1.50%) XML
6 5 (1.25%) Middleware
7 4 (1.00%) .NET
7 4 (1.00%) LAPP Stack
7 4 (1.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 4 (1.00%) Regular Expression
7 4 (1.00%) WSGI
8 3 (0.75%) Node.js
8 3 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (0.75%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (0.50%) Apache Avro
9 2 (0.50%) Keycloak
9 2 (0.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 55 (13.72%) Data Centre
2 43 (10.72%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (6.23%) Clustering
4 18 (4.49%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.74%) Replication
6 14 (3.49%) Client/Server
6 14 (3.49%) Driving Licence
6 14 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (2.49%) Data Protection Act
7 10 (2.49%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (2.00%) Private Cloud
8 8 (2.00%) User Experience
9 6 (1.50%) Fintech
9 6 (1.50%) Tandem
10 4 (1.00%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.00%) NHS
10 4 (1.00%) PKI
10 4 (1.00%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (0.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 92 (22.94%) Windows
2 83 (20.70%) Linux
3 42 (10.47%) Unix
4 39 (9.73%) Windows Server
5 25 (6.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (3.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (3.74%) Solaris
8 12 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (2.24%) CentOS
9 9 (2.24%) Windows 7
10 6 (1.50%) Windows 10
11 4 (1.00%) AIX
11 4 (1.00%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.50%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (18.20%) Problem-Solving
2 71 (17.71%) DevOps
3 70 (17.46%) Performance Tuning
4 67 (16.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 62 (15.46%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (13.22%) Migration
7 50 (12.47%) ITIL
8 47 (11.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 44 (10.97%) Configuration Management
10 41 (10.22%) High Availability
11 40 (9.98%) Project Management
12 37 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
13 36 (8.98%) Performance Monitoring
14 34 (8.48%) Change Management
15 31 (7.73%) Change Control
16 27 (6.73%) Business Continuity
17 26 (6.48%) Root Cause Analysis
18 25 (6.23%) Business Intelligence
18 25 (6.23%) Performance Analysis
19 24 (5.99%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 55 (13.72%) Java
1 55 (13.72%) SQL
2 47 (11.72%) Python
3 33 (8.23%) Bash Shell
4 26 (6.48%) PowerShell
5 20 (4.99%) Shell Script
6 15 (3.74%) Go
7 14 (3.49%) JavaScript
8 13 (3.24%) Perl
9 8 (2.00%) C
9 8 (2.00%) Java 8
10 7 (1.75%) T-SQL
11 6 (1.50%) Ruby
11 6 (1.50%) Scala
12 5 (1.25%) C++
12 5 (1.25%) VBA
13 4 (1.00%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.00%) R
14 3 (0.75%) Groovy
14 3 (0.75%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 42 (10.47%) Degree
1 42 (10.47%) Security Cleared
2 30 (7.48%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.74%) ISEB
4 17 (4.24%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (3.99%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (2.99%) CCNP
7 12 (2.99%) MCSE
8 10 (2.49%) DV Cleared
9 7 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (1.50%) CCNA
10 6 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.75%) CCIE
11 3 (0.75%) MCSA
12 2 (0.50%) Check Point Certification
12 2 (0.50%) MCITP
12 2 (0.50%) MCTS
12 2 (0.50%) NCDA
12 2 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.48%) PMO
2 18 (4.49%) SLA
3 11 (2.74%) QA
4 7 (1.75%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.50%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (1.50%) GDPR
5 6 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.75%) IFRS
7 3 (0.75%) IFRS 9
8 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 66 (16.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (13.22%) Active Directory
3 32 (7.98%) VMware ESXi
4 29 (7.23%) XenApp
5 28 (6.98%) Docker
5 28 (6.98%) XenDesktop
6 25 (6.23%) vSphere
7 23 (5.74%) NFS
8 16 (3.99%) VMware NSX
9 12 (2.99%) Hyper-V
10 10 (2.49%) Xen
11 9 (2.24%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (1.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 6 (1.50%) KVM
14 5 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
15 4 (1.00%) HDFS
16 3 (0.75%) Apache Flume
16 3 (0.75%) BIND 9
16 3 (0.75%) Postfix
17 2 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 38 (9.48%) Ansible
1 38 (9.48%) Puppet
2 27 (6.73%) Kubernetes
2 27 (6.73%) Terraform
3 25 (6.23%) vCenter Server
4 20 (4.99%) Failover Clustering
5 18 (4.49%) SCCM
6 17 (4.24%) vRealize
7 16 (3.99%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 12 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (2.74%) SCOM
9 11 (2.74%) vMotion
10 10 (2.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 8 (2.00%) Nagios
12 7 (1.75%) Consul
12 7 (1.75%) logstash
13 6 (1.50%) Hadoop YARN
13 6 (1.50%) NetBackup
13 6 (1.50%) ZABBIX
14 5 (1.25%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 73 (18.20%) VMware
2 63 (15.71%) Microsoft
3 47 (11.72%) Oracle
4 39 (9.73%) Red Hat
5 33 (8.23%) Citrix
6 31 (7.73%) Cisco
6 31 (7.73%) EMC
7 26 (6.48%) Dell
7 26 (6.48%) Splunk
8 24 (5.99%) HP
9 15 (3.74%) F5
10 13 (3.24%) IBM
11 11 (2.74%) 3PAR
11 11 (2.74%) Avaya
11 11 (2.74%) McAfee
12 10 (2.49%) BMC
12 10 (2.49%) Hortonworks
12 10 (2.49%) Niku
13 8 (2.00%) Tableau
14 7 (1.75%) SaltStack