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 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Capacity Planning
England / West Midlands
Rank 109 116 100
Rank change year-on-year +7 -16  
Contract jobs citing Capacity Planning 9 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.52% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.63% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 10
Median daily rate £375 £400 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +20.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £350 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £450 £357
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £383 £350
% change year-on-year -0.32% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year - -18.18%  

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 1844 2222 1903
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 80.07% 82.45% 75.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1185 1221 1087
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 45 109
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.24% -39.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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
Birmingham +2 5 £356 -20.83% 2
Warwickshire -1 3 £425 +30.76% 1
Capacity Planning
England

Capacity Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 8 (40.00%) ITIL
1 8 (40.00%) Linux
1 8 (40.00%) VMware
2 6 (30.00%) VMware ESX
2 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (30.00%) Migration
2 6 (30.00%) Change Management
2 6 (30.00%) Unix
2 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) HP
2 6 (30.00%) IBM
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) SAN
2 6 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 5 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 5 (25.00%) Network Security
4 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 4 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (20.00%) Degree
4 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 4 (20.00%) QA
4 4 (20.00%) SDLC
4 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 4 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (20.00%) Electronics

Capacity Planning
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) SAN
2 5 (25.00%) Network Security
3 2 (10.00%) BGP
3 2 (10.00%) DHCP
3 2 (10.00%) DNS
3 2 (10.00%) Firewall
3 2 (10.00%) FTP
3 2 (10.00%) OSPF
3 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.00%) VPN
4 1 (5.00%) DSL
4 1 (5.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.00%) IPsec
4 1 (5.00%) RIP
4 1 (5.00%) SMTP
4 1 (5.00%) SNMP
4 1 (5.00%) TACACS
4 1 (5.00%) WAN
4 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (20.00%) Electronics
2 4 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Administrator
2 3 (15.00%) Architect
2 3 (15.00%) SAN Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Database Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Head of Delivery
3 2 (10.00%) Head of Service Delivery
3 2 (10.00%) Wintel Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix Architect
4 1 (5.00%) SAN Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) SAN Storage Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) SAN Storage Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.00%) Storage Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) Unix
2 6 (30.00%) Windows
3 3 (15.00%) HPUX
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) ITIL
2 6 (30.00%) Change Management
2 6 (30.00%) Migration
2 6 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 5 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (20.00%) SDLC
4 4 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (15.00%) Coaching
5 3 (15.00%) Escalation Management
5 3 (15.00%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (15.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Degree
2 3 (15.00%) RHCE
3 2 (10.00%) ISEB
3 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.00%) CCNP
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
2 3 (15.00%) SLA
3 1 (5.00%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (15.00%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) Firmware
3 1 (5.00%) NFS
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) VMware
2 6 (30.00%) HP
2 6 (30.00%) IBM
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) Brocade
3 3 (15.00%) Dell
3 3 (15.00%) NetApp
3 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (15.00%) Veritas
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle
4 2 (10.00%) Teradata