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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Portfolio Management
Rank 118 135 119
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -16
Contract jobs citing Portfolio Management 26 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.80% 0.035% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 0.048% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 10
Average daily rate
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£500 £485 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% +28.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £485 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £485 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £485 £450
% change year-on-year
-19.74% +7.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.90 - -
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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
2367 2070 2015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.26% 73.09% 66.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1039 1026
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £486 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 114 100
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £72.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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

Portfolio Management Daily Rate Histogram 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
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 December 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
Manchester - 10 £525 - 1
Merseyside - 7 £250 - 1
Cheshire +15 6 £508 +4.63%
Lancashire -22 1 - - 1
Cumbria - - - -
Portfolio Management
England

Portfolio Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 21 (61.76%) Project Management
2 15 (44.12%) Finance
3 7 (20.59%) Banking
3 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
3 7 (20.59%) SharePoint
4 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
4 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (14.71%) CA
5 5 (14.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (14.71%) Project Planning
5 5 (14.71%) QA
5 5 (14.71%) Tableau
6 4 (11.76%) Performance Management
6 4 (11.76%) Change Control
6 4 (11.76%) IIS
6 4 (11.76%) Service Management
6 4 (11.76%) Retail
6 4 (11.76%) Risk Management
7 3 (8.82%) Document Management
7 3 (8.82%) Information Security
7 3 (8.82%) Programme Management
7 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
7 3 (8.82%) Change Management
7 3 (8.82%) SAP
7 3 (8.82%) ITIL
7 3 (8.82%) Progress
7 3 (8.82%) Primavera
7 3 (8.82%) PMI
7 3 (8.82%) PMI Certification
7 3 (8.82%) CISSP

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 7 (20.59%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.76%) IIS
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 5 (14.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.88%) MS Office
4 1 (2.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) SAP PLM
2 1 (2.94%) SAP xRPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Firewall
1 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (2.94%) Wireless
1 1 (2.94%) DHCP
1 1 (2.94%) SAN
1 1 (2.94%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 15 (44.12%) Finance
2 7 (20.59%) Banking
3 4 (11.76%) Retail
4 3 (8.82%) Retail Banking
5 2 (5.88%) Marketing
6 1 (2.94%) Legal
6 1 (2.94%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (17.65%) Analyst
2 5 (14.71%) Consultant
3 4 (11.76%) PMO Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) PMO Lead
3 4 (11.76%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Information Security Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Security Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Portfolio Manager
5 2 (5.88%) SAP PLM Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Programme Manager
5 2 (5.88%) SAP Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.94%) Requirements Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) PMI
2 1 (2.94%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) UNIX
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
1 1 (2.94%) Solaris
1 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
1 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) Project Management
2 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (14.71%) Project Planning
4 4 (11.76%) Performance Management
4 4 (11.76%) Change Control
4 4 (11.76%) Service Management
4 4 (11.76%) Risk Management
5 3 (8.82%) Document Management
5 3 (8.82%) Information Security
5 3 (8.82%) Programme Management
5 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
5 3 (8.82%) Change Management
5 3 (8.82%) ITIL
5 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
5 3 (8.82%) Coaching
5 3 (8.82%) Test Strategy
5 3 (8.82%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (8.82%) Incident Management
5 3 (8.82%) Supplier Management
5 3 (8.82%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) Java
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) PMI Certification
1 3 (8.82%) CISSP
1 3 (8.82%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.94%) Sun Certification
2 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) QA
2 3 (8.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (8.82%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.94%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.71%) CA
2 5 (14.71%) Tableau
3 3 (8.82%) SAP
3 3 (8.82%) Progress
3 3 (8.82%) Primavera
3 3 (8.82%) Splunk
3 3 (8.82%) ArcSight
4 2 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (2.94%) VMware
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco