The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 April 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
England / South East
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 225 256 229
Rank change year-on-year +31 -27  
Contract jobs citing Portfolio Management 30 19 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.37% 0.20% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.24% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 27
Median daily rate £428 £418 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.39% -16.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £263 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £820 £690 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £458 £413
% change year-on-year -7.10% +10.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 - £29.00

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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6696 7860 7882
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.17% 80.84% 79.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3865 4888 4414
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 254 287
Median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.50 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £48.50 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +18.03%  

Portfolio Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Portfolio Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Portfolio Management in the South East

Portfolio Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Portfolio Management in the South East over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Portfolio Management in the South East

Portfolio Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Portfolio Management in the South East

Portfolio Management
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Portfolio Management within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +30 11 £290 - 2
Hampshire +15 7 £416 +24.96%
Surrey +14 7 £625 +66.66%
West Sussex +11 2 £460 -23.33%
Oxfordshire -5 1 - - 3
Buckinghamshire -11 1 £350 -50.00%
Kent - 1 £475 -
Portfolio Management
England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 South East region with a requirement for Portfolio Management.

1 27 (56.25%) Project Management
2 21 (43.75%) PMO
3 18 (37.50%) PRINCE2
4 15 (31.25%) Finance
4 15 (31.25%) Programme Management
5 14 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (25.00%) Dependency Management
7 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
8 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Excel
8 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
9 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
9 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Project
9 9 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (16.67%) MS Visio
10 8 (16.67%) ITIL
10 8 (16.67%) PMI
10 8 (16.67%) PMI Certification
10 8 (16.67%) MS Project Server
11 7 (14.58%) Business Analysis
11 7 (14.58%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (14.58%) SQL
11 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (12.50%) Service Design
12 6 (12.50%) Resource Allocation
12 6 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
13 5 (10.42%) Change Control
13 5 (10.42%) Demand Management
13 5 (10.42%) Line Management
13 5 (10.42%) Service Management
13 5 (10.42%) Document Management

Portfolio Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (16.67%) MS Project Server
2 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (16.67%) MS Visio
4 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) SAP APO
2 3 (6.25%) SAP SCM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (31.25%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.25%) Retail
4 1 (2.08%) Automotive
4 1 (2.08%) German Language
4 1 (2.08%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (16.67%) IT Manager
1 8 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 5 (10.42%) Analyst
3 4 (8.33%) Engagement Manager
3 4 (8.33%) SAP Manager
3 4 (8.33%) Supply Chain Manager
4 3 (6.25%) Agile Coach
4 3 (6.25%) Designer
4 3 (6.25%) PMO Analyst
4 3 (6.25%) PMO Manager
4 3 (6.25%) PMO Planner
4 3 (6.25%) Programme Office Support
4 3 (6.25%) Project Analyst
4 3 (6.25%) SAP Engagement Manager
5 2 (4.17%) Agile Scrum Master
5 2 (4.17%) PMO Specialist
5 2 (4.17%) Programme Planner
5 2 (4.17%) Project Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Project Planner
5 2 (4.17%) Relationships Manager
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) PMI
2 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.33%) FMCG
4 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (56.25%) Project Management
2 18 (37.50%) PRINCE2
3 15 (31.25%) Programme Management
4 14 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (25.00%) Dependency Management
6 9 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (16.67%) ITIL
8 7 (14.58%) Business Analysis
9 6 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (12.50%) Resource Allocation
9 6 (12.50%) Service Design
10 5 (10.42%) Change Control
10 5 (10.42%) Demand Management
10 5 (10.42%) Document Management
10 5 (10.42%) Gantt Chart
10 5 (10.42%) Line Management
10 5 (10.42%) Matrix Organization
10 5 (10.42%) Service Management
11 4 (8.33%) Asset Management
11 4 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.58%) SQL
2 2 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 8 (16.67%) PMI Certification
4 3 (6.25%) ISEB
4 3 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (4.17%) Degree
5 2 (4.17%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.08%) APMP
6 1 (2.08%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (43.75%) PMO
2 2 (4.17%) NEBOSH
2 2 (4.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.33%) SAP
3 2 (4.17%) CheckPoint
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle
4 1 (2.08%) BT