The table below looks at the statistics for Portfolio Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Portfolio Management over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Portfolio Management
Rank 366 396 385
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -11
Contract jobs citing Portfolio Management 225 172 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.34% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.45% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 109 108
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £480
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -1.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £312 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £650 £658
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £436 £450
% change year-on-year
-0.28% -3.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £31.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £31.70

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39905 37911 33162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.97% 74.86% 72.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25118 22860 19767
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1064 1128 1179
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Portfolio Management
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Portfolio Management Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Portfolio Management
Daily Rate Trend

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

Portfolio Management Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Portfolio Management
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Portfolio Management within the UK over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Portfolio Management Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Portfolio Management
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Portfolio Management within the UK.

Portfolio Management Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Portfolio Management
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 4 March 2015. 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
England +48 211 £450 -5.26% 75
London +15 104 £463 -10.19% 41
South East -8 38 £500 -5.88% 12
City of London +14 25 £438 -20.45% 21
East of England - 17 £250 - 4
Scotland -4 13 £375 -13.79% 2
West Midlands -3 12 £475 - 1
Yorkshire -11 12 £413 -2.94% 5
West Yorkshire -12 12 £413 -2.94% 5
North West -10 11 £650 +52.94% 4
Hampshire -8 10 £450 -16.27% 1
Oxfordshire - 10 £613 - 4
Edinburgh -4 8 £375 +3.30% 1
Leeds -7 8 £413 -2.94% 4
South West -14 8 £475 +61.01% 7
Oxford - 8 £638 - 2
Berkshire +4 7 £248 -34.00% 3
Surrey +1 7 £425 -46.87%
Manchester - 7 £725 - 3
East Midlands +6 6 £475 -13.63%
Cambridgeshire - 6 £350 -
Hertfordshire - 5 £575 - 3
Bedfordshire - 4 £195 - 1
Coventry - 4 £380 -
Reading +9 3 £196 - 1
West Lothian +3 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -8 3 £525 - 1
Birmingham -1 2 £501 +5.36%
Cheshire -2 2 £498 +24.37% 1
Milton Keynes -6 2 £525 - 1

Portfolio Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 238 (49.38%) Finance
2 177 (36.72%) Project Management
3 90 (18.67%) PRINCE2
4 87 (18.05%) Programme Management
5 83 (17.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 72 (14.94%) Change Management
7 69 (14.32%) Agile Software Development
8 67 (13.90%) MS Excel
9 59 (12.24%) MS PowerPoint
10 58 (12.03%) MS Project
10 58 (12.03%) Microsoft
11 56 (11.62%) Analytical Skills
12 55 (11.41%) Degree
12 55 (11.41%) Banking
13 50 (10.37%) SharePoint
14 47 (9.75%) SQL
15 46 (9.54%) Project Planning
16 43 (8.92%) Risk Management
17 40 (8.30%) ITIL
18 36 (7.47%) MS Visio
18 36 (7.47%) MS Office
18 36 (7.47%) SAP
19 35 (7.26%) Business Intelligence
20 34 (7.05%) Oracle
20 34 (7.05%) Resource Management
21 30 (6.22%) Waterfall
21 30 (6.22%) Coaching
22 29 (6.02%) Front Office
22 29 (6.02%) Java
23 27 (5.60%) PMI Certification

Portfolio Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 50 (10.37%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.28%) WebSphere
2 11 (2.28%) MS Project Server
3 7 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (1.45%) WebSphere Process Server
4 6 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (0.83%) IIS
5 4 (0.83%) SAS
6 3 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.21%) JBoss
Applications
1 67 (13.90%) MS Excel
2 59 (12.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 58 (12.03%) MS Project
4 36 (7.47%) MS Visio
4 36 (7.47%) MS Office
5 5 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.41%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.21%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 9 (1.87%) thinkFolio
2 5 (1.04%) SAP PS
3 4 (0.83%) SAP FSCM
3 4 (0.83%) SAP BPC
4 3 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.62%) Murex MxG2000
4 3 (0.62%) CA PPM
5 2 (0.41%) SAP PLM
5 2 (0.41%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (0.41%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.41%) Tesseract
5 2 (0.41%) Minerva
5 2 (0.41%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Utilities
6 1 (0.21%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.21%) SAP xRPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.62%) IaaS
2 2 (0.41%) SaaS
2 2 (0.41%) PaaS
3 1 (0.21%) Trello
3 1 (0.21%) GitHub
3 1 (0.21%) Office 365
3 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.66%) HTTP
2 7 (1.45%) SSL
3 6 (1.24%) LDAP
4 4 (0.83%) Network Security
5 3 (0.62%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.41%) LAN
6 2 (0.41%) Intranet
6 2 (0.41%) Firewall
7 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.21%) Wireless
7 1 (0.21%) Broadband
7 1 (0.21%) Internet
7 1 (0.21%) DMZ
7 1 (0.21%) DHCP
7 1 (0.21%) WAN
7 1 (0.21%) IPv6
7 1 (0.21%) SAN
7 1 (0.21%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.53%) Big Data
2 12 (2.49%) Hadoop
2 12 (2.49%) HPCC
3 9 (1.87%) SQL Server
4 8 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.83%) SAP BW
6 4 (0.83%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.41%) Data Mart
8 2 (0.41%) SAP BI
8 2 (0.41%) MS Access
8 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 7 (1.45%) GDB
2 2 (0.41%) JIRA
3 1 (0.21%) Grunt
3 1 (0.21%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.21%) Subversion
3 1 (0.21%) Selenium
3 1 (0.21%) FitNesse
3 1 (0.21%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 238 (49.38%) Finance
2 55 (11.41%) Banking
3 29 (6.02%) Front Office
4 22 (4.56%) Retail
5 18 (3.73%) Investment Banking
6 11 (2.28%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.07%) Marketing
7 10 (2.07%) Back Office
8 8 (1.66%) Legal
9 7 (1.45%) Law
9 7 (1.45%) Publishing
9 7 (1.45%) Retail Banking
10 5 (1.04%) Advertising
10 5 (1.04%) Military
10 5 (1.04%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.83%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.62%) Billing
13 2 (0.41%) German Language
13 2 (0.41%) Automotive
14 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 105 (21.78%) Analyst
2 49 (10.17%) Project Manager
3 45 (9.34%) Architect
4 44 (9.13%) Business Analyst
5 34 (7.05%) Developer
5 34 (7.05%) PMO Analyst
6 33 (6.85%) Portfolio Manager
7 32 (6.64%) Consultant
8 30 (6.22%) Programme Manager
9 26 (5.39%) PMO Manager
10 22 (4.56%) Solutions Architect
11 14 (2.90%) Senior Analyst
12 11 (2.28%) Coordinator
12 11 (2.28%) Insurance Business Analyst
13 10 (2.07%) Change Manager
13 10 (2.07%) C# Developer
14 9 (1.87%) Portfolio Analyst
14 9 (1.87%) Resource Manager
14 9 (1.87%) Enterprise Architect
14 9 (1.87%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.28%) Middleware
1 11 (2.28%) HTML
2 10 (2.07%) CSS
3 8 (1.66%) JMS
3 8 (1.66%) .NET
3 8 (1.66%) XML
4 7 (1.45%) WSDL
4 7 (1.45%) SOAP
4 7 (1.45%) REST
5 6 (1.24%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (1.24%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.04%) jQuery
7 4 (0.83%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.83%) Web Services
7 4 (0.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (0.62%) WCF
8 3 (0.62%) WPF
9 2 (0.41%) HTML5
9 2 (0.41%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (0.41%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 56 (11.62%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.19%) Management Information System
3 22 (4.56%) PMI
4 20 (4.15%) Fixed Income
5 13 (2.70%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.49%) Derivative
7 10 (2.07%) Equities
8 9 (1.87%) Mainframe
9 8 (1.66%) User Experience
10 6 (1.24%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.24%) Performance Metrics
11 5 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.83%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.83%) Market Risk
12 4 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.83%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.62%) NHS
13 3 (0.62%) Mathematics
13 3 (0.62%) Physics
13 3 (0.62%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 21 (4.36%) Windows
2 13 (2.70%) Linux
3 7 (1.45%) UNIX
4 3 (0.62%) AIX
4 3 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.41%) Solaris
6 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.21%) HPUX
6 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (36.72%) Project Management
2 90 (18.67%) PRINCE2
3 87 (18.05%) Programme Management
4 83 (17.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 72 (14.94%) Change Management
6 69 (14.32%) Agile Software Development
7 46 (9.54%) Project Planning
8 43 (8.92%) Risk Management
9 40 (8.30%) ITIL
10 35 (7.26%) Business Intelligence
11 34 (7.05%) Resource Management
12 30 (6.22%) Waterfall
12 30 (6.22%) Coaching
13 26 (5.39%) Continuous Improvement
14 25 (5.19%) TOGAF
14 25 (5.19%) Service Management
15 23 (4.77%) Data Modelling
16 22 (4.56%) Enterprise Architecture
17 21 (4.36%) Asset Management
17 21 (4.36%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (9.75%) SQL
2 29 (6.02%) Java
3 21 (4.36%) C#
4 15 (3.11%) C
5 11 (2.28%) JavaScript
6 9 (1.87%) C++
6 9 (1.87%) VB
6 9 (1.87%) Python
7 8 (1.66%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.45%) VBA
8 7 (1.45%) Perl
8 7 (1.45%) PHP
8 7 (1.45%) VC++
8 7 (1.45%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.62%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.41%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.41%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.21%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.21%) REXX
11 1 (0.21%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 55 (11.41%) Degree
2 27 (5.60%) PMI Certification
3 25 (5.19%) Security Cleared
4 14 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 13 (2.70%) ISEB
5 13 (2.70%) SC Cleared
6 12 (2.49%) APMP
7 10 (2.07%) VCP4
7 10 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.66%) CISSP
8 8 (1.66%) PMP
9 6 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (0.83%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.62%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
11 3 (0.62%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.41%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.41%) CAPM
13 1 (0.21%) MBA
13 1 (0.21%) CISA
13 1 (0.21%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.98%) QA
2 19 (3.94%) P3O
3 8 (1.66%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.62%) SLA
4 3 (0.62%) COBIT
5 2 (0.41%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.41%) UCITS
6 1 (0.21%) EMIR
6 1 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.21%) FATCA
System Software
1 3 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (0.41%) Control-M
2 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.21%) CA Endevor
2 1 (0.21%) SCCM
2 1 (0.21%) Puppet
Vendors
1 58 (12.03%) Microsoft
2 36 (7.47%) SAP
3 34 (7.05%) Oracle
4 18 (3.73%) Planview
5 14 (2.90%) HP
6 12 (2.49%) Primavera
7 11 (2.28%) CA
8 9 (1.87%) IBM
9 8 (1.66%) Splunk
9 8 (1.66%) ArcSight
10 7 (1.45%) Software AG
10 7 (1.45%) Bloomberg
10 7 (1.45%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.24%) Charles River
11 6 (1.24%) Citrix
12 5 (1.04%) Tableau
12 5 (1.04%) Murex
13 4 (0.83%) Siebel
13 4 (0.83%) Progress
13 4 (0.83%) VMware
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