The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Portfolio Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Portfolio Management over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Portfolio Management
North West / Manchester
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 89 89
Rank change year-on-year +8 0  
Contract jobs citing Portfolio Management 6 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.45% 0.72% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.87% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 6
Median daily rate £325 £429 £725
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.19% -40.86%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £430
% change year-on-year - -1.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 - -

Portfolio Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1066 1500 1265
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 80.51% 83.47% 77.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 906 675
Median daily rate £381 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.68% +3.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 27
Median hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.77% +28.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.00 £11.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Portfolio Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Portfolio Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Portfolio Management in Manchester

Portfolio Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Portfolio Management in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Portfolio Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Portfolio Management.

1 11 (91.67%) Banking
2 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (75.00%) Finance
4 8 (66.67%) Risk Management
5 7 (58.33%) Project Management
5 7 (58.33%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (58.33%) Re-Platforming
6 6 (50.00%) Business Transformation
6 6 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (50.00%) Telecoms
6 6 (50.00%) ITIL
6 6 (50.00%) DNA
7 5 (41.67%) Management Information System
8 4 (33.33%) Migration
8 4 (33.33%) Coaching
8 4 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (33.33%) PMO
9 3 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
9 3 (25.00%) SDLC
9 3 (25.00%) Line Management
9 3 (25.00%) Programme Management
9 3 (25.00%) Change Control
9 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 3 (25.00%) PMI
9 3 (25.00%) Windows
9 3 (25.00%) Service Management
9 3 (25.00%) PMI Certification
10 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
10 2 (16.67%) PRINCE
10 2 (16.67%) Resource Management

Portfolio Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
1 1 (8.33%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (91.67%) Banking
2 9 (75.00%) Finance
3 6 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Capacity Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) PMO Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Business Manager
3 1 (8.33%) DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Finance Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Finance Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Portfolio Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (25.00%) PMI
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Solaris
2 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Risk Management
3 7 (58.33%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (58.33%) Project Management
3 7 (58.33%) Re-Platforming
4 6 (50.00%) Business Transformation
4 6 (50.00%) DNA
4 6 (50.00%) ITIL
4 6 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (33.33%) Coaching
5 4 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (33.33%) Migration
6 3 (25.00%) Change Control
6 3 (25.00%) Line Management
6 3 (25.00%) Programme Management
6 3 (25.00%) SDLC
6 3 (25.00%) Service Management
6 3 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (16.67%) PRINCE
7 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
1 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
1 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (8.33%) PgMP
2 1 (8.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) PMO
2 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Veritas