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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 126 111
Rank change year-on-year +24 -15  
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 14 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.70% 0.47% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.57% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 5
Median daily rate £388 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.72% +13.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £330 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.17 £37.75 £23.00
% change year-on-year -57.16% +64.13%  

Capacity Planning is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1676 2464 1832
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.51% 82.60% 77.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 1476 1142
Median daily rate £404 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.93% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 54 76
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -7.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.15 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Capacity Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Capacity Planning as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire - 6 £575 - 2
Coventry - 2 £388 - 4
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
Capacity Planning
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 14 (60.87%) ITIL
2 10 (43.48%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (43.48%) VMware
3 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
3 8 (34.78%) Degree
3 8 (34.78%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (30.43%) Windows Server
4 7 (30.43%) Virtual Environments
5 6 (26.09%) IT Strategy
5 6 (26.09%) Waterfall
5 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (26.09%) TDD
5 6 (26.09%) Zachman Framework
5 6 (26.09%) TOGAF
5 6 (26.09%) SAN
5 6 (26.09%) CommVault
5 6 (26.09%) Linux
5 6 (26.09%) RUP
5 6 (26.09%) PRINCE2
5 6 (26.09%) Project Management
5 6 (26.09%) Citrix
5 6 (26.09%) Service Delivery
5 6 (26.09%) Migration
6 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
6 5 (21.74%) Middleware
6 5 (21.74%) Unix
6 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
6 5 (21.74%) NetApp

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 4 (17.39%) Documentum
1 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.35%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) SAN
2 4 (17.39%) Network Security
3 1 (4.35%) BGP
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (4.35%) DHCP
3 1 (4.35%) DNS
3 1 (4.35%) EIGRP
3 1 (4.35%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) FTP
3 1 (4.35%) OSPF
3 1 (4.35%) RIP
3 1 (4.35%) SSH
3 1 (4.35%) TACACS
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) VPN
3 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
2 4 (17.39%) Electronics
2 4 (17.39%) Finance
3 2 (8.70%) Legal
3 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Architect
2 6 (26.09%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (21.74%) DBA
3 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) SQL DBA
5 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Architect
5 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Database Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Production DBA
6 2 (8.70%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Production DBA
6 2 (8.70%) Wintel Architect
7 1 (4.35%) AWS Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Azure Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Unix Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Wintel Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
2 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.70%) Clustering
3 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.70%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (8.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Windows Server
3 6 (26.09%) Linux
4 5 (21.74%) Unix
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.35%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) ITIL
2 10 (43.48%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (34.78%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (30.43%) Virtual Environments
5 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (26.09%) IT Strategy
5 6 (26.09%) Migration
5 6 (26.09%) PRINCE2
5 6 (26.09%) Project Management
5 6 (26.09%) RUP
5 6 (26.09%) Service Delivery
5 6 (26.09%) TDD
5 6 (26.09%) TOGAF
5 6 (26.09%) Waterfall
5 6 (26.09%) Zachman Framework
6 5 (21.74%) Business Analysis
6 5 (21.74%) Mentoring
6 5 (21.74%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (17.39%) Data Modelling
7 4 (17.39%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Degree
2 4 (17.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.35%) CCNP
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.35%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
2 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) vSphere
2 4 (17.39%) XenApp
3 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
3 3 (13.04%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) vCenter Server
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (4.35%) Data Guard
3 1 (4.35%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) VMware
2 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
3 6 (26.09%) Citrix
3 6 (26.09%) CommVault
4 5 (21.74%) NetApp
5 4 (17.39%) EMC
5 4 (17.39%) HP
5 4 (17.39%) IBM
5 4 (17.39%) Pega
6 3 (13.04%) Dell
6 3 (13.04%) Oracle
6 3 (13.04%) Veritas
7 2 (8.70%) Teradata
8 1 (4.35%) Brocade
8 1 (4.35%) Cisco
8 1 (4.35%) Red Hat