Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 164 191
Rank change year-on-year -13 +27 -31
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 31 20 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.61% 0.44% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.52% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 17
West Midlands median daily rate £373 £410 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.15% +10.81% -7.21%
10th Percentile £313 £231 £308
90th Percentile £621 £588 £505
England median daily rate £420 £425 £410
% change year-on-year -1.18% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £31.00 £17.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +77.14% -37.50% +24.44%

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 4,302 3,869 5,217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.79% 84.16% 84.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,572 2,458 3,098
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 144 138
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £24.99 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.98% +42.80% -18.60%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £32.07 £53.75 £39.65
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.99 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.97% +11.07% +3.52%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -42 10 £590 +2.61% 1
Birmingham - 5 £375 - 1
Solihull +2 4 £425 - 6
Coventry -13 4 - - 1
Staffordshire - 2 £370 - 6
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Capacity Planning
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 16 (51.61%) ITIL
2 13 (41.94%) VMware
3 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
4 11 (35.48%) Windows
5 9 (29.03%) Service Delivery
5 9 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (25.81%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
6 8 (25.81%) Data Centre
7 7 (22.58%) Windows Server
7 7 (22.58%) IT Strategy
7 7 (22.58%) Project Management
7 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (22.58%) TOGAF
7 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (22.58%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (19.35%) TDD
8 6 (19.35%) Business Analysis
8 6 (19.35%) Clustering
8 6 (19.35%) Waterfall
8 6 (19.35%) Pega
8 6 (19.35%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (19.35%) Zachman Framework
8 6 (19.35%) Middleware
8 6 (19.35%) NetApp
8 6 (19.35%) Finance
8 6 (19.35%) Cisco
8 6 (19.35%) Documentum
8 6 (19.35%) PRINCE2
8 6 (19.35%) RUP

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 6 (19.35%) Documentum
1 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
2 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.23%) MS Project Server
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.81%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (19.35%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) Firewall
2 3 (9.68%) BGP
2 3 (9.68%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (9.68%) EIGRP
2 3 (9.68%) Junos
2 3 (9.68%) OSPF
2 3 (9.68%) RIP
2 3 (9.68%) VPN
3 2 (6.45%) DHCP
3 2 (6.45%) DNS
3 2 (6.45%) FTP
3 2 (6.45%) Internet
3 2 (6.45%) SSH
3 2 (6.45%) TACACS
4 1 (3.23%) SAN
4 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.23%) WAN
4 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) MySQL
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (6.45%) Riak
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.23%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Architect
1 7 (22.58%) AWS Architect
2 6 (19.35%) AWS Solutions Architect
2 6 (19.35%) Solutions Architect
2 6 (19.35%) VMware Architect
3 5 (16.13%) DBA
3 5 (16.13%) Network Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) SQL DBA
4 4 (12.90%) Administrator
4 4 (12.90%) Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Data Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Data Centre Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (6.45%) GDPR Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Production DBA
6 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.23%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) Middleware
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Data Centre
2 6 (19.35%) Clustering
3 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (9.68%) Replication
5 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
5 2 (6.45%) User Experience
6 1 (3.23%) CCTV
6 1 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Windows
2 7 (22.58%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.23%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Unix
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) ITIL
2 9 (29.03%) Service Delivery
3 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (22.58%) IT Strategy
3 7 (22.58%) Project Management
3 7 (22.58%) Technical Architecture
3 7 (22.58%) TOGAF
4 6 (19.35%) Business Analysis
4 6 (19.35%) PRINCE2
4 6 (19.35%) RUP
4 6 (19.35%) TDD
4 6 (19.35%) Virtual Environments
4 6 (19.35%) Waterfall
4 6 (19.35%) Zachman Framework
5 5 (16.13%) Change Control
5 5 (16.13%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (12.90%) Integration Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Service Management
7 3 (9.68%) Resource Management
7 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) CCNP
1 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (9.68%) MCSE
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) ISEB
2 1 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) PMO
1 3 (9.68%) QA
2 2 (6.45%) GDPR
3 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
3 3 (9.68%) VMware Server
3 3 (9.68%) VMware Workstation
3 3 (9.68%) vSphere
3 3 (9.68%) XenApp
4 2 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (6.45%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (6.45%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (6.45%) vCenter Server
3 1 (3.23%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) VMware
2 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
3 6 (19.35%) Cisco
3 6 (19.35%) NetApp
3 6 (19.35%) Pega
4 3 (9.68%) Citrix
4 3 (9.68%) CommVault
4 3 (9.68%) Juniper
4 3 (9.68%) McAfee
5 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle
6 1 (3.23%) F5
6 1 (3.23%) IBM
6 1 (3.23%) Veritas