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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Portfolio Management
Rank 430 403 407
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +4
Contract jobs citing Portfolio Management 218 244 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.44% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.56% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 156 163
Average daily rate £458 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.64% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £631 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £458 £413 £414
% change year-on-year
+10.90% -0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.00 -

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
45554 43915 42300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.54% 78.78% 77.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 30085 27355 26388
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1272 1188
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £47.83 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -51 197 £475 +11.76% 44
London -13 119 £460 +2.22% 24
North West -2 23 £433 +6.13% 2
South East -35 19 £418 -16.50% 7
Scotland -7 16 £400 -20.00% 2
City of London +22 13 £350 -25.41% 10
Manchester +2 11 £466 +55.41% 1
Edinburgh -1 10 £550 +10.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +22 7 £700 +112.12%
Milton Keynes +9 7 £700 +112.12%
South West -11 7 £463 +16.71% 3
North East -27 7 £513 +36.66%
Yorkshire -11 6 £288 -4.16% 2
Cheshire -11 6 £414 -12.84% 1
West Yorkshire -17 6 £288 -11.53% 2
West Midlands -18 6 £563 +18.42% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £505 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £505 -
East of England +9 5 £450 +5.88% 4
Lancashire +2 5 £525 +53.28%
Hertfordshire - 5 £450 -
Leeds -9 4 £288 -4.16% 2
Dunfermline +11 3 £400 -
Fife +7 3 £400 -
Berkshire +5 3 - - 1
East Midlands +4 3 £375 -11.76%
Oxfordshire 0 3 £375 -38.77% 3
Bristol -1 3 £625 +31.57% 2
Croydon -10 3 £335 -13.54% 1
Warrington -13 3 £414 -12.84%

Portfolio Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 156 (40.63%) Finance
2 125 (32.55%) Project Management
3 93 (24.22%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (20.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 70 (18.23%) Banking
6 58 (15.10%) Programme Management
7 50 (13.02%) MS Excel
8 48 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 47 (12.24%) Change Management
10 45 (11.72%) Risk Management
11 44 (11.46%) PRINCE2
12 42 (10.94%) ITIL
13 35 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
14 34 (8.85%) Asset Management
15 32 (8.33%) Security Cleared
16 30 (7.81%) MS PowerPoint
16 30 (7.81%) SQL
17 28 (7.29%) Oracle
18 27 (7.03%) MS Office
18 27 (7.03%) Front Office
18 27 (7.03%) Retail
19 25 (6.51%) Investment Banking
19 25 (6.51%) Service Management
19 25 (6.51%) SQL Server
19 25 (6.51%) Java
20 24 (6.25%) Mentoring
21 23 (5.99%) Coaching
21 23 (5.99%) QA
22 22 (5.73%) Service Delivery
22 22 (5.73%) Migration

Portfolio Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 22 (5.73%) SharePoint
2 17 (4.43%) SAS
3 16 (4.17%) Jetty
4 9 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.78%) Confluence
5 3 (0.78%) MS Project Server
5 3 (0.78%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.52%) CMS
6 2 (0.52%) IIS
7 1 (0.26%) JBoss
7 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 50 (13.02%) MS Excel
2 30 (7.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 27 (7.03%) MS Office
4 20 (5.21%) MS Project
5 13 (3.39%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.26%) Shockwave
7 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.82%) Primavera
2 4 (1.04%) Salerio
3 3 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.52%) Misys Opics
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.52%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.26%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.26%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.26%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.43%) Office 365
2 2 (0.52%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.52%) Google Apps
2 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.82%) SAN
2 6 (1.56%) Intranet
3 4 (1.04%) Skype
4 3 (0.78%) Internet
5 2 (0.52%) Firewall
5 2 (0.52%) WebEx
6 1 (0.26%) DHCP
6 1 (0.26%) DNS
6 1 (0.26%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.26%) HTTP
6 1 (0.26%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.26%) Network Security
6 1 (0.26%) SNMP
6 1 (0.26%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.26%) VPN
6 1 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.51%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (2.34%) Oracle Database
3 9 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
4 8 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (2.08%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.04%) Oracle Database 12c
6 4 (1.04%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.52%) Base SAS
8 2 (0.52%) Big Data
8 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.52%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (0.52%) SAS Enterprise Miner
8 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.56%) JIRA
2 4 (1.04%) Moq
3 2 (0.52%) ERwin
3 2 (0.52%) NCrunch
3 2 (0.52%) NUnit
3 2 (0.52%) PowerDesigner
3 2 (0.52%) ReSharper
3 2 (0.52%) StyleCop
4 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.26%) Subversion
General
1 156 (40.63%) Finance
2 70 (18.23%) Banking
3 27 (7.03%) Front Office
3 27 (7.03%) Retail
4 25 (6.51%) Investment Banking
5 20 (5.21%) Retail Banking
6 11 (2.86%) Legal
7 9 (2.34%) Marketing
8 8 (2.08%) Manufacturing
8 8 (2.08%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.30%) Back Office
10 4 (1.04%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.78%) Advertising
11 3 (0.78%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.78%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.52%) Games
13 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.26%) French Language
13 1 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 57 (14.84%) Analyst
2 50 (13.02%) Project Manager
3 44 (11.46%) Developer
4 39 (10.16%) Architect
5 23 (5.99%) Programme Manager
6 22 (5.73%) IT Manager
7 21 (5.47%) Consultant
8 19 (4.95%) PMO Analyst
9 17 (4.43%) IT Project Manager
9 17 (4.43%) Portfolio Manager
10 15 (3.91%) Applications Support
11 13 (3.39%) Solutions Architect
12 12 (3.13%) Agile Coach
12 12 (3.13%) Business Analyst
13 11 (2.86%) Senior Manager
13 11 (2.86%) Support Analyst
13 11 (2.86%) Technical Architect
14 10 (2.60%) Digital Agile Coach
14 10 (2.60%) PMO Lead
14 10 (2.60%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.21%) HTML
2 18 (4.69%) AngularJS
2 18 (4.69%) CSS
3 16 (4.17%) CSS3
3 16 (4.17%) HTML5
3 16 (4.17%) REST
3 16 (4.17%) Spring
3 16 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 16 (4.17%) WebSockets
4 15 (3.91%) .NET
5 5 (1.30%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.04%) Web Services
6 4 (1.04%) WPF
6 4 (1.04%) XML
7 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.52%) XSL
8 1 (0.26%) jQuery
8 1 (0.26%) JSON
8 1 (0.26%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.47%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.69%) Derivative
4 15 (3.91%) Credit Risk
5 10 (2.60%) Mobile Banking
6 9 (2.34%) Data Centre
7 8 (2.08%) Data Integration
8 7 (1.82%) Equities
8 7 (1.82%) Mainframe
8 7 (1.82%) Reference Data
9 6 (1.56%) Fixed Income
10 5 (1.30%) Microsoft Licensing
10 5 (1.30%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.04%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (1.04%) Social Media
11 4 (1.04%) User Experience
12 3 (0.78%) FMCG
12 3 (0.78%) PMI
13 2 (0.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.17%) Windows
2 10 (2.60%) Unix
3 9 (2.34%) Linux
4 5 (1.30%) Android
4 5 (1.30%) Solaris
5 4 (1.04%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.52%) AIX
6 2 (0.52%) MVS
6 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (32.55%) Project Management
2 93 (24.22%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (20.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 58 (15.10%) Programme Management
5 47 (12.24%) Change Management
6 45 (11.72%) Risk Management
7 44 (11.46%) PRINCE2
8 42 (10.94%) ITIL
9 34 (8.85%) Asset Management
10 25 (6.51%) Service Management
11 24 (6.25%) Mentoring
12 23 (5.99%) Coaching
13 22 (5.73%) Migration
13 22 (5.73%) Service Delivery
14 21 (5.47%) Investment Management
14 21 (5.47%) TDD
14 21 (5.47%) Waterfall
15 20 (5.21%) TOGAF
16 19 (4.95%) Resource Management
16 19 (4.95%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 30 (7.81%) SQL
2 25 (6.51%) Java
3 20 (5.21%) JavaScript
4 19 (4.95%) VBA
5 12 (3.13%) C#
6 9 (2.34%) T-SQL
7 7 (1.82%) VB
8 5 (1.30%) C
8 5 (1.30%) MATLAB
8 5 (1.30%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.04%) C++
9 4 (1.04%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.78%) Python
11 2 (0.52%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.52%) R
11 2 (0.52%) SAS Macro
11 2 (0.52%) XAML
12 1 (0.26%) ABAP
12 1 (0.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 16 (4.17%) Degree
3 15 (3.91%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.39%) PMI Certification
5 11 (2.86%) PMP
6 7 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.30%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.04%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.78%) APMP
9 3 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.52%) APMG
10 2 (0.52%) CBAP
10 2 (0.52%) ISEB
11 1 (0.26%) CCEA
11 1 (0.26%) CCEE
11 1 (0.26%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.26%) MCSA
11 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.99%) QA
2 13 (3.39%) COBIT
2 13 (3.39%) P3O
3 10 (2.60%) SLA
4 8 (2.08%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.52%) Basel II
6 2 (0.52%) MiFID
6 2 (0.52%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.26%) IAS 39
7 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.26%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (1.30%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.52%) vSphere
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.26%) XenApp
4 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (1.04%) logstash
1 4 (1.04%) Nagios
1 4 (1.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 4 (1.04%) Oracle RMAN
1 4 (1.04%) SCOM
2 2 (0.52%) HP NNM
2 2 (0.52%) HP SIM
2 2 (0.52%) SCCM
3 1 (0.26%) Foglight
3 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 48 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.29%) Oracle
3 17 (4.43%) Bloomberg
3 17 (4.43%) SAP
4 14 (3.65%) Charles River
5 12 (3.13%) Reuters
5 12 (3.13%) ServiceNow
6 10 (2.60%) HP
7 8 (2.08%) FactSet
8 7 (1.82%) FrontRange
9 6 (1.56%) Citrix
9 6 (1.56%) IBM
10 5 (1.30%) Cisco
11 4 (1.04%) Google
11 4 (1.04%) Planview
11 4 (1.04%) Sun
11 4 (1.04%) Veritas
12 3 (0.78%) Polycom
12 3 (0.78%) Teradata
12 3 (0.78%) VMware
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