The table below looks at the statistics for Portfolio Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Portfolio Management over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Portfolio Management
Rank 129 124 135
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Contract jobs citing Portfolio Management 8 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.27% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.38% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +43.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £500 £325
% change year-on-year
-22.25% +53.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £59.00 - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.95 - £21.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2315 2130 2193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.80% 72.01% 65.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1330 1081 1163
Average daily rate £375 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 115 106
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £26.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% -13.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Portfolio Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Portfolio Management Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Portfolio Management
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Portfolio Management Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Portfolio Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Portfolio Management across the North West region.

Portfolio Management Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Portfolio Management
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Portfolio Management across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Portfolio Management Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Portfolio Management
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Portfolio Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +8 1 - - 3
Merseyside +1 1 - - 3
Manchester -16 1 - - 3
Lancashire - 1 - -
Portfolio Management
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Portfolio Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 12 (63.16%) Project Management
2 8 (42.11%) PRINCE2
2 8 (42.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (31.58%) MS Project
4 5 (26.32%) MS Visio
4 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (26.32%) Waterfall
5 4 (21.05%) Scrum
5 4 (21.05%) Advertising
5 4 (21.05%) PMI
5 4 (21.05%) PMI Certification
5 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
6 3 (15.79%) MS Office
6 3 (15.79%) ITIL
6 3 (15.79%) Finance
6 3 (15.79%) Change Control
7 2 (10.53%) Retail
7 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
7 2 (10.53%) QA
7 2 (10.53%) Primavera
7 2 (10.53%) PRINCE
7 2 (10.53%) Progress
7 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
8 1 (5.26%) ITIL V3
8 1 (5.26%) Performance Improvement
8 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
8 1 (5.26%) C#
8 1 (5.26%) Java
8 1 (5.26%) SQL

Portfolio Management
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Project
2 5 (26.32%) MS Visio
3 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
4 3 (15.79%) MS Office
5 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
General
1 4 (21.05%) Advertising
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
3 2 (10.53%) Retail
4 1 (5.26%) Local Government
4 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) PMO Lead
2 3 (15.79%) Programme Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) PMO Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Portfolio Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) IT Programme Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Developer
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Service Manager
4 1 (5.26%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Requirements Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Head of IT
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) PMI
2 1 (5.26%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Project Management
2 8 (42.11%) PRINCE2
2 8 (42.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (26.32%) Waterfall
4 4 (21.05%) Scrum
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL
5 3 (15.79%) Change Control
6 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
6 2 (10.53%) PRINCE
7 1 (5.26%) ITIL V3
7 1 (5.26%) Performance Improvement
7 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
7 1 (5.26%) B2C
7 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
7 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.26%) Service Management
7 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
7 1 (5.26%) ITSM
7 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C#
1 1 (5.26%) Java
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (21.05%) PMI Certification
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
2 1 (5.26%) COBIT
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Primavera
1 2 (10.53%) Progress
2 1 (5.26%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Remedy
2 1 (5.26%) BMC
2 1 (5.26%) FrontRange
2 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow