Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 July 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 162 179
Rank change year-on-year -3 +17 -28
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 37 16 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.71% 0.36% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.44% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 26
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £388 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +4.03% +14.62%
10th Percentile £263 £231 £319
90th Percentile £607 £588 £488
England median daily rate £400 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +128.57% -37.50% +27.27%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,332 3,673 5,005
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.29% 83.14% 83.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,606 2,311 2,903
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £243
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 134 113
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +17.65% -24.44%
10th Percentile £10.94 £10.96 £10.73
90th Percentile £36.65 £49.25 £38.95
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.16% +4.26% +11.90%

Capacity Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Capacity Planning as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Capacity Planning in the West Midlands

Capacity Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Capacity Planning in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Capacity Planning in the West Midlands

Capacity Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Capacity Planning in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Capacity Planning in the West Midlands

Capacity Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Capacity Planning in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Capacity Planning in the West Midlands

Capacity Planning
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 July 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
Shropshire -23 9 £595 +3.48%
Birmingham -9 8 £350 -
Staffordshire - 4 £370 - 1
Coventry -13 3 - - 2
Solihull - 2 £425 - 1
Capacity Planning
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Capacity Planning.

1 22 (59.46%) ITIL
2 19 (51.35%) VMware
3 17 (45.95%) Windows
4 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
5 12 (32.43%) Service Delivery
6 11 (29.73%) Active Directory
6 11 (29.73%) Windows Server
7 10 (27.03%) IT Strategy
7 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (27.03%) TOGAF
7 10 (27.03%) Technical Architecture
7 10 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (27.03%) Amazon AWS
8 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (24.32%) Pega
8 9 (24.32%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (24.32%) TDD
8 9 (24.32%) Business Analysis
8 9 (24.32%) Zachman Framework
8 9 (24.32%) Documentum
8 9 (24.32%) MS Exchange
8 9 (24.32%) PRINCE2
8 9 (24.32%) RUP
8 9 (24.32%) Middleware
8 9 (24.32%) Project Management
8 9 (24.32%) NetApp
8 9 (24.32%) Virtual Environments
8 9 (24.32%) Waterfall
8 9 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (21.62%) Data Centre

Capacity Planning
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 9 (24.32%) Documentum
1 9 (24.32%) MS Exchange
2 7 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.70%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (27.03%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (24.32%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.41%) Office 365
4 1 (2.70%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) Internet
2 3 (8.11%) SAN
3 2 (5.41%) Firewall
4 1 (2.70%) LAN
4 1 (2.70%) VPN
4 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.22%) Oracle Database
3 4 (10.81%) MySQL
3 4 (10.81%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (10.81%) Riak
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.70%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Serena SBM
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Architect
2 11 (29.73%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (18.92%) AWS Architect
3 7 (18.92%) DBA
3 7 (18.92%) SQL DBA
4 6 (16.22%) Administrator
4 6 (16.22%) AWS Solutions Architect
4 6 (16.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) VMware Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Production DBA
6 3 (8.11%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Network Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Data Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Data Centre Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Data Centre Specialist
7 2 (5.41%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) Middleware
2 2 (5.41%) Hystrix
2 2 (5.41%) JMS
2 2 (5.41%) OAuth
2 2 (5.41%) OAuth2
2 2 (5.41%) RESTful
2 2 (5.41%) Spring
3 1 (2.70%) .NET
3 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (21.62%) Data Centre
3 7 (18.92%) Clustering
4 5 (13.51%) Management Information System
4 5 (13.51%) Replication
5 3 (8.11%) User Experience
6 1 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (45.95%) Windows
2 11 (29.73%) Windows Server
3 3 (8.11%) Linux
3 3 (8.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (59.46%) ITIL
2 12 (32.43%) Service Delivery
3 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (27.03%) IT Strategy
3 10 (27.03%) Technical Architecture
3 10 (27.03%) TOGAF
4 9 (24.32%) Business Analysis
4 9 (24.32%) PRINCE2
4 9 (24.32%) Project Management
4 9 (24.32%) RUP
4 9 (24.32%) TDD
4 9 (24.32%) Virtual Environments
4 9 (24.32%) Waterfall
4 9 (24.32%) Zachman Framework
5 5 (13.51%) Change Control
5 5 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (13.51%) Integration Testing
5 5 (13.51%) ITIL V3
5 5 (13.51%) Service Management
5 5 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) SQL
2 7 (18.92%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.41%) Java
3 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Degree
1 4 (10.81%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (8.11%) MCSE
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.70%) CCIE
3 1 (2.70%) CCNP
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) PMO
3 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (29.73%) Active Directory
2 10 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (13.51%) VMware Workstation
3 5 (13.51%) vSphere
3 5 (13.51%) XenApp
4 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.11%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.41%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (10.81%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (5.41%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (5.41%) NetBackup
3 2 (5.41%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 19 (51.35%) VMware
2 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
3 9 (24.32%) NetApp
3 9 (24.32%) Pega
4 6 (16.22%) Oracle
5 5 (13.51%) Citrix
5 5 (13.51%) CommVault
6 4 (10.81%) McAfee
7 3 (8.11%) Cisco
7 3 (8.11%) EMC
7 3 (8.11%) IBM
8 2 (5.41%) Apigee
8 2 (5.41%) MuleSoft
8 2 (5.41%) Veritas
9 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.70%) Juniper
9 1 (2.70%) Serena