The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 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 North West 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Portfolio Management
Rank 125 114 133
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +19
Contract jobs citing Portfolio Management 10 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.12% 0.098%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.18% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 2
Average daily rate £550 - £388
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 - £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 - £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £415 £333
% change year-on-year
-2.04% +24.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.70 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +98.09%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2253 1702 1940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.18% 70.59% 63.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1160 852 965
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £485 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 82 91
Average hourly rate £30.50 £25.97 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.44% +29.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.30 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Portfolio Management
England

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 17 April 2014.

Portfolio Management Daily 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -6 8 £563 - 1
Manchester - - - - 3
Portfolio Management
England

Portfolio Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 9 (75.00%) Project Management
2 8 (66.67%) PRINCE2
3 7 (58.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 6 (50.00%) MS Project
4 6 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (41.67%) Scrum
5 5 (41.67%) MS Visio
5 5 (41.67%) PMI
5 5 (41.67%) PMI Certification
5 5 (41.67%) Finance
5 5 (41.67%) Advertising
5 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
6 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
6 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco
6 2 (16.67%) Financial Institution
6 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
7 1 (8.33%) Firewall
7 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
7 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (8.33%) Wireless
7 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
7 1 (8.33%) VMware
7 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
7 1 (8.33%) SAN
7 1 (8.33%) NHS

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) MS Project
1 6 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (41.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (8.33%) Wireless
1 1 (8.33%) Network Security
1 1 (8.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
1 5 (41.67%) Advertising
2 2 (16.67%) Financial Institution
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (33.33%) Programme Manager
3 3 (25.00%) IT Programme Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Portfolio Manager
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) NHS Programme Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Architect
5 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) IT Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) PMI
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Solaris
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Project Management
2 8 (66.67%) PRINCE2
3 6 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (41.67%) Scrum
4 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
5 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
6 1 (8.33%) Business Development
6 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
6 1 (8.33%) Matrix Management
6 1 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (8.33%) Change Control
6 1 (8.33%) Demand Management
6 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (8.33%) Document Management
6 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
6 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (8.33%) PRINCE
6 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C#
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 5 (41.67%) PMI Certification
3 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle