The first table below looks at the demand for Portfolio Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Portfolio Management over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Portfolio Management
Rank 61 61 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Portfolio Management 8 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.96% 0.13% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 0.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate £563 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £427 £403
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +6.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.70 £15.75
% change year-on-year
- +101.23%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
644 574 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.31% 74.45% 62.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 253 233
Average daily rate £390 £360 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £465 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 26 14
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +32.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.00 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £56.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
Portfolio Management
North West

Portfolio Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Portfolio Management across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Portfolio Management Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Portfolio Management
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Portfolio Management across the Cheshire region.

Portfolio Management Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Portfolio Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Portfolio Management across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

Portfolio Management Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Portfolio Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Portfolio Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Portfolio Management.

1 8 (88.89%) Project Management
2 7 (77.78%) PRINCE2
3 6 (66.67%) MS Project
3 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 6 (66.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (55.56%) PMI
4 5 (55.56%) PMI Certification
4 5 (55.56%) MS Visio
4 5 (55.56%) Advertising
4 5 (55.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (55.56%) Scrum
4 5 (55.56%) Waterfall
5 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco
6 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 1 (11.11%) Firewall
6 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
6 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (11.11%) Wireless
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (11.11%) VMware
6 1 (11.11%) LAN
6 1 (11.11%) DHCP
6 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
6 1 (11.11%) SAN
6 1 (11.11%) NHS
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET

Portfolio Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Portfolio Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Portfolio Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (66.67%) MS Project
1 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (55.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (11.11%) Wireless
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) DHCP
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
1 1 (11.11%) Network Security
1 1 (11.11%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (55.56%) Advertising
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Programme Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 3 (33.33%) IT Programme Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Portfolio Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Developer
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) NHS Programme Manager
4 1 (11.11%) IT Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) PMI
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Solaris
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Project Management
2 7 (77.78%) PRINCE2
3 5 (55.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (55.56%) Scrum
3 5 (55.56%) Waterfall
4 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
5 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) Demand Management
5 1 (11.11%) Business Development
5 1 (11.11%) Matrix Management
5 1 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
5 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 5 (55.56%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle