Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 158 160
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 -25
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 31 18 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.64% 0.39% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.49% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 21
West Midlands median daily rate £338 £375 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -1.96% +9.29%
10th Percentile £236 £308 £330
90th Percentile £464 £475 £475
England median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +28.21% +36.84%

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 4,046 3,697 4,418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.13% 81.11% 83.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,530 2,315 2,439
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +5.44%
10th Percentile £263 £244 £243
90th Percentile £575 £538 £548
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 137 127
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.72 £20.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.70% +13.89% -20.00%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £47.63 £39.85 £43.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -11.76% +8.51% +12.28%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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
Birmingham -14 12 £375 - 2
Shropshire - 3 £350 - 1
Staffordshire - 3 - - 1
Solihull - 2 £425 -
Capacity Planning
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 17 (54.84%) ITIL
2 10 (32.26%) Windows
2 10 (32.26%) SQL
2 10 (32.26%) Oracle
3 8 (25.81%) VMware
4 7 (22.58%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (22.58%) Finance
4 7 (22.58%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (22.58%) High Availability
4 7 (22.58%) Oracle Database
5 6 (19.35%) DevOps
5 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (19.35%) Windows Server
5 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
5 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
6 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
6 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
6 5 (16.13%) NetApp
6 5 (16.13%) Serena
6 5 (16.13%) Degree
6 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
6 5 (16.13%) Jenkins
7 4 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
7 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
7 4 (12.90%) Puppet
7 4 (12.90%) MongoDB

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 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (9.68%) Documentum
4 1 (3.23%) Apache
4 1 (3.23%) CMS
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.23%) JBoss
4 1 (3.23%) Liferay
4 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.68%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.23%) IBM PureFlex
4 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Internet
2 2 (6.45%) Firewall
2 2 (6.45%) SAN
3 1 (3.23%) 4G
3 1 (3.23%) LAN
3 1 (3.23%) VPN
3 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) Oracle Database
1 7 (22.58%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
3 4 (12.90%) MongoDB
3 4 (12.90%) MySQL
4 3 (9.68%) Riak
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Jenkins
2 4 (12.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
2 4 (12.90%) GitLab
2 4 (12.90%) Subversion
2 4 (12.90%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.23%) JUnit
3 1 (3.23%) Maven
3 1 (3.23%) Serena SBM
3 1 (3.23%) SonarQube
3 1 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) DBA
2 6 (19.35%) Architect
2 6 (19.35%) SQL DBA
3 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Network Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Administrator
5 3 (9.68%) Production DBA
6 2 (6.45%) Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.23%) Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Applications Support
7 1 (3.23%) Junior
7 1 (3.23%) Network Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Programme Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.23%) SQL Server DBA
7 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) Middleware
1 3 (9.68%) Spring
2 2 (6.45%) Hystrix
2 2 (6.45%) JMS
2 2 (6.45%) OAuth
2 2 (6.45%) OAuth2
2 2 (6.45%) RESTful
2 2 (6.45%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) Ajax
3 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.23%) J2EE
3 1 (3.23%) jQuery
3 1 (3.23%) JSON
3 1 (3.23%) JSR 168
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Clustering
2 3 (9.68%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.68%) Replication
3 2 (6.45%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.23%) User Experience
4 1 (3.23%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 10 (32.26%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) Windows Server
3 4 (12.90%) Linux
4 2 (6.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) ITIL
2 7 (22.58%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (22.58%) High Availability
3 6 (19.35%) DevOps
4 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (12.90%) Continuous Deployment
5 4 (12.90%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (12.90%) Release Automation
5 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
5 4 (12.90%) Service Management
5 4 (12.90%) Task Automation
5 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
6 3 (9.68%) Capacity Management
6 3 (9.68%) Case Management
6 3 (9.68%) Change Control
6 3 (9.68%) Change Data Capture
6 3 (9.68%) IT Strategy
6 3 (9.68%) ITIL V3
6 3 (9.68%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) SQL
2 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.68%) Java
4 2 (6.45%) Perl
4 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) HND
2 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.23%) CCIE
3 1 (3.23%) CCNP
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.23%) MCSE
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) VMware Workstation
2 3 (9.68%) vSphere
2 3 (9.68%) XenApp
3 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Ansible
1 4 (12.90%) Automic
1 4 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (12.90%) Puppet
2 3 (9.68%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (6.45%) Data Guard
4 1 (3.23%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (3.23%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.23%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Oracle
2 8 (25.81%) VMware
3 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
3 5 (16.13%) NetApp
3 5 (16.13%) Serena
4 4 (12.90%) CA
4 4 (12.90%) Micro Focus
4 4 (12.90%) Pega
5 3 (9.68%) Cisco
5 3 (9.68%) Citrix
5 3 (9.68%) CommVault
5 3 (9.68%) EMC
5 3 (9.68%) IBM
6 2 (6.45%) Apigee
6 2 (6.45%) McAfee
6 2 (6.45%) MuleSoft
7 1 (3.23%) BMC
7 1 (3.23%) Juniper
7 1 (3.23%) RedGate
7 1 (3.23%) Remedy