Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 179 157
Rank change year-on-year +15 -22 -22
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 20 27 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.41% 0.44% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.53% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 9
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -8.54% +11.18%
10th Percentile £231 £308 £368
90th Percentile £565 £503 £480
England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £28.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% +21.74% -35.21%

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 4013 5120 3900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.91% 83.05% 79.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2559 3069 2234
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.80%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £238
90th Percentile £550 £550 £533
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 135 178
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.75 £11.18
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 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
Shropshire - 7 £575 -
Coventry - 2 £388 - 1
Solihull +7 1 - -
Birmingham -6 1 £315 -13.10% 2
Capacity Planning
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Capacity Planning.

1 12 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (40.00%) ITIL
2 8 (40.00%) Windows
3 7 (35.00%) VMware
4 6 (30.00%) Finance
4 6 (30.00%) Linux
5 5 (25.00%) Firewall
5 5 (25.00%) CommVault
6 4 (20.00%) NetApp
6 4 (20.00%) Service Management
6 4 (20.00%) Oracle
6 4 (20.00%) VPN
6 4 (20.00%) CCIE
6 4 (20.00%) CCNP
6 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (20.00%) Capacity Management
6 4 (20.00%) Performance Measurement
7 3 (15.00%) IT Strategy
7 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (15.00%) ITIL V3
7 3 (15.00%) High Availability
7 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (15.00%) Security Patching
7 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
7 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.00%) TDD
7 3 (15.00%) Zachman Framework
7 3 (15.00%) TOGAF

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 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) Documentum
2 2 (10.00%) JBoss
2 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Firewall
2 4 (20.00%) VPN
3 3 (15.00%) LAN
3 3 (15.00%) WAN
4 2 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Network Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) DBA
3 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) IT Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Network Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Capacity Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Middleware
1 3 (15.00%) Web Services
2 2 (10.00%) J2EE
2 2 (10.00%) JDBC
2 2 (10.00%) REST
2 2 (10.00%) SOAP
3 1 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) iPad
2 2 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Linux
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (10.00%) Unix
5 1 (5.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (40.00%) ITIL
3 4 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 4 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
3 4 (20.00%) Performance Measurement
3 4 (20.00%) Service Management
4 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (15.00%) High Availability
4 3 (15.00%) IT Strategy
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL V3
4 3 (15.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Security Patching
4 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (15.00%) TDD
4 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (15.00%) TOGAF
4 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (15.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) Java
1 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) CCIE
1 4 (20.00%) CCNP
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.00%) vSphere
2 3 (15.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (5.00%) Data Guard
2 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) VMware
2 5 (25.00%) CommVault
3 4 (20.00%) NetApp
3 4 (20.00%) Oracle
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco
4 3 (15.00%) Citrix
4 3 (15.00%) EMC
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.00%) ATG
5 2 (10.00%) Juniper
5 2 (10.00%) Pega
6 1 (5.00%) 3PAR
6 1 (5.00%) BMC
6 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.00%) F5
6 1 (5.00%) Hitachi
6 1 (5.00%) IBM
6 1 (5.00%) Radware
6 1 (5.00%) Remedy