Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 168 170 175
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5 -17
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 28 22 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.58% 0.47% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.56% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 14
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £399 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.96% +6.33% -12.18%
10th Percentile £252 £298 £311
90th Percentile £580 £498 £501
England median daily rate £475 £408 £423
% change year-on-year +16.56% -3.55% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £34.25 £40.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -14.38% -20.00% +122.22%

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 4,206 3,936 4,603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.95% 83.67% 83.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,619 2,513 2,775
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £238 £250
90th Percentile £575 £549 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 145 148
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £24.98 £18.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.95% +31.89% -5.30%
10th Percentile £11.01 £11.42 £10.61
90th Percentile £45.00 £48.75 £40.09
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.78
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.67% +5.67%

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 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
Shropshire -45 10 £263 -25.00%
Coventry - 4 £575 -
Solihull +11 3 £425 - 1
Birmingham 0 3 £500 +40.35% 2
Staffordshire - 2 - - 2
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Walsall - 1 £325 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £490 -
Capacity Planning
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Capacity Planning.

1 13 (46.43%) Finance
1 13 (46.43%) Change Control
2 9 (32.14%) Project Management
2 9 (32.14%) Oracle OWB
2 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (32.14%) SharePoint
2 9 (32.14%) BusinessObjects
2 9 (32.14%) ISEB
2 9 (32.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 9 (32.14%) JIRA
2 9 (32.14%) Budgeting and Forecasting
2 9 (32.14%) Customer Requirements
2 9 (32.14%) PMO
2 9 (32.14%) Resource Allocation
3 8 (28.57%) Project Governance
3 8 (28.57%) Windows
3 8 (28.57%) Change Management
4 7 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (21.43%) ITIL
5 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 5 (17.86%) VPN
6 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
6 5 (17.86%) Firewall
6 5 (17.86%) Niku
6 5 (17.86%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (17.86%) Open Workbench
6 5 (17.86%) Decision-Making
7 4 (14.29%) Windows Server

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 (32.14%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (17.86%) Open Workbench
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (3.57%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.57%) IaaS
3 1 (3.57%) PaaS
3 1 (3.57%) SaaS
3 1 (3.57%) Serverless
3 1 (3.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) Firewall
1 5 (17.86%) VPN
2 3 (10.71%) BGP
2 3 (10.71%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (10.71%) DNS
2 3 (10.71%) EIGRP
2 3 (10.71%) Junos
2 3 (10.71%) OSPF
2 3 (10.71%) RIP
3 2 (7.14%) DHCP
3 2 (7.14%) FTP
3 2 (7.14%) SSH
3 2 (7.14%) TACACS
3 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.14%) WAN
3 2 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.57%) Internet
4 1 (3.57%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) BusinessObjects
1 9 (32.14%) Oracle OWB
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.14%) MySQL
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (7.14%) Riak
4 1 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 9 (32.14%) JIRA
General
1 13 (46.43%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Analyst
2 9 (32.14%) PMO Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) DBA
4 2 (7.14%) GDPR Project Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Production DBA
4 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Data Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Facilities Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) Middleware
1 1 (3.57%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.71%) Clustering
2 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.14%) CCTV
3 2 (7.14%) Replication
4 1 (3.57%) PKI
4 1 (3.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.57%) Linux
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Change Control
2 9 (32.14%) Budgeting and Forecasting
2 9 (32.14%) Customer Requirements
2 9 (32.14%) Project Management
2 9 (32.14%) Resource Allocation
3 8 (28.57%) Change Management
3 8 (28.57%) Project Governance
4 7 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (21.43%) ITIL
6 5 (17.86%) Decision-Making
6 5 (17.86%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (14.29%) Service Management
8 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (7.14%) Change Data Capture
8 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
8 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (7.14%) High Availability
8 2 (7.14%) Portfolio Management
8 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
8 2 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) ISEB
2 3 (10.71%) CCNP
2 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.57%) MCSE
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (32.14%) PMO
2 2 (7.14%) GDPR
2 2 (7.14%) QA
3 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (7.14%) XenApp
3 1 (3.57%) ProxySG
3 1 (3.57%) VMware Server
3 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (7.14%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (7.14%) SCCM
2 2 (7.14%) vCenter Server
3 1 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) Niku
3 4 (14.29%) Cisco
3 4 (14.29%) VMware
4 3 (10.71%) Juniper
4 3 (10.71%) McAfee
4 3 (10.71%) NetApp
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle
5 2 (7.14%) Citrix
6 1 (3.57%) AppDynamics
6 1 (3.57%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.57%) CommVault
6 1 (3.57%) F5
6 1 (3.57%) M86 Security
6 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.57%) Symantec
6 1 (3.57%) Trustwave