Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 6 months to 22 January 2018 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
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 540 551 501
Rank change year-on-year +11 -50 -40
Contract jobs citing Portfolio Management 367 322 413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.34% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.40% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 199 291
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £298 £230 £300
90th Percentile £699 £664 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year - -5.50% +12.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 5
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £23.34 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.97% +86.72% -68.75%
10th Percentile £25.93 £19.27 £10.30
90th Percentile £29.17 £48.67 £56.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.34 £12.50
% change year-on-year +19.97% +86.72% -68.75%

Portfolio Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 84,205 79,866 88,986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.54% 83.78% 82.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,381 52,904 57,748
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,967 2,230 2,728
UK median hourly rate £23.38 £24.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.59% +2.08% +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.04% -2.00% +25.00%

Portfolio Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Portfolio Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Portfolio Management in the UK

Portfolio Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Portfolio Management in the UK

Portfolio Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Portfolio Management over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Portfolio Management in the UK

Portfolio Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Portfolio Management in the UK

Portfolio Management
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +6 323 £500 +2.56% 78
UK excluding London +58 187 £425 - 21
London -41 170 £550 +4.76% 58
South East +4 65 £400 -9.86% 4
North of England +51 39 £500 +17.65% 8
Scotland +9 30 £531 +51.79% 1
Midlands -11 24 £405 -10.36% 2
North West +10 22 £523 +22.94% 2
South West +7 16 £450 +38.46% 1
West Midlands 0 13 £325 -13.33% 2
East Midlands -3 11 £475 -5.00%
Yorkshire +10 10 £400 -36.00% 5
East of England -24 10 £465 +39.85% 5
North East +60 8 £523 +93.52% 1
Wales +5 4 £425 -5.56%

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 with a requirement for Portfolio Management.

1 177 (48.23%) Finance
2 132 (35.97%) PMO
3 122 (33.24%) Project Management
4 96 (26.16%) Agile Software Development
5 76 (20.71%) PRINCE2
6 73 (19.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 66 (17.98%) Programme Management
8 53 (14.44%) Risk Management
9 47 (12.81%) Microsoft Excel
9 47 (12.81%) Microsoft
9 47 (12.81%) Banking
10 40 (10.90%) Change Management
10 40 (10.90%) Security Cleared
11 38 (10.35%) Scrum
12 34 (9.26%) Asset Management
12 34 (9.26%) SC Cleared
12 34 (9.26%) Continuous Improvement
13 33 (8.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 33 (8.99%) Front Office
13 33 (8.99%) ITIL
14 32 (8.72%) SQL
15 28 (7.63%) Fixed Income
16 27 (7.36%) PMI Certification
16 27 (7.36%) SharePoint
17 26 (7.08%) Process Improvement
18 25 (6.81%) Degree
18 25 (6.81%) Equities
19 24 (6.54%) SQL Server
19 24 (6.54%) PMP
19 24 (6.54%) Analytical Skills

Portfolio Management
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 27 (7.36%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.18%) MS Project Server
3 7 (1.91%) Confluence
4 5 (1.36%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.82%) CMS
5 3 (0.82%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.27%) IIS
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 47 (12.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (8.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 23 (6.27%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (6.27%) Microsoft Project
4 17 (4.63%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.27%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (4.09%) thinkFolio
2 9 (2.45%) ReMetrica
3 5 (1.36%) Markit EDM
4 4 (1.09%) SAP APO
5 3 (0.82%) Salerio
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.54%) SimCorp Dimension
7 1 (0.27%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.09%) IaaS
3 4 (1.09%) Office 365
3 4 (1.09%) PaaS
4 1 (0.27%) SaaS
4 1 (0.27%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.45%) SMS
2 7 (1.91%) DNS
3 5 (1.36%) DHCP
4 4 (1.09%) NetScaler
4 4 (1.09%) SAN
4 4 (1.09%) SMTP
5 2 (0.54%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (0.54%) Skype
5 2 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.27%) FTP
6 1 (0.27%) LAN
6 1 (0.27%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.54%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.09%) Relational Database
2 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (0.82%) Blockchain
3 3 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.82%) MS Access
4 2 (0.54%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.27%) Big Data
5 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (5.18%) JIRA
2 3 (0.82%) FitNesse
2 3 (0.82%) Selenium
3 2 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.54%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 177 (48.23%) Finance
2 47 (12.81%) Banking
3 33 (8.99%) Front Office
4 18 (4.90%) Investment Banking
5 17 (4.63%) Retail
6 12 (3.27%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.72%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (2.45%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.91%) Back Office
10 6 (1.63%) Law
10 6 (1.63%) Legal
11 4 (1.09%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.82%) Advertising
12 3 (0.82%) Billing
12 3 (0.82%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.82%) Military
13 2 (0.54%) French Language
13 2 (0.54%) Local Government
13 2 (0.54%) Marketing
13 2 (0.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 97 (26.43%) Analyst
2 54 (14.71%) Project Manager
3 50 (13.62%) Business Analyst
4 28 (7.63%) Programme Manager
5 26 (7.08%) Portfolio Manager
6 25 (6.81%) PMO Analyst
7 22 (5.99%) Developer
7 22 (5.99%) PMO Manager
8 19 (5.18%) IT Manager
8 19 (5.18%) PMO Lead
9 17 (4.63%) Architect
9 17 (4.63%) Senior Manager
10 12 (3.27%) Front Office Business Analyst
11 11 (3.00%) Business Manager
11 11 (3.00%) C# Developer
11 11 (3.00%) Digital Project Manager
11 11 (3.00%) Senior Project Manager
12 9 (2.45%) Consultant
12 9 (2.45%) IT Project Manager
12 9 (2.45%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.63%) .NET
2 10 (2.72%) FIX Protocol
3 5 (1.36%) WCF
4 4 (1.09%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.09%) AngularJS
5 3 (0.82%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (0.82%) SignalR
5 3 (0.82%) WebSockets
5 3 (0.82%) WPF
6 2 (0.54%) LDAP
6 2 (0.54%) WinForms
7 1 (0.27%) D3.js
7 1 (0.27%) Google Chart
7 1 (0.27%) Highcharts JS
7 1 (0.27%) HTML
7 1 (0.27%) Middleware
7 1 (0.27%) Node.js
7 1 (0.27%) OpenID
7 1 (0.27%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.63%) Fixed Income
2 25 (6.81%) Equities
3 24 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.00%) FMCG
5 10 (2.72%) Derivative
5 10 (2.72%) User Experience
6 9 (2.45%) Hedge funds
6 9 (2.45%) PMI
6 9 (2.45%) Reinsurance
7 8 (2.18%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.36%) OTC Derivatives
9 4 (1.09%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.09%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.09%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.09%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.82%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.82%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (0.82%) Fintech
10 3 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.82%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (2.72%) Windows
2 7 (1.91%) Unix
3 4 (1.09%) Windows 7
3 4 (1.09%) Windows 8
3 4 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.54%) HPUX
4 2 (0.54%) Linux
4 2 (0.54%) Solaris
5 1 (0.27%) AIX
5 1 (0.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (33.24%) Project Management
2 96 (26.16%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (20.71%) PRINCE2
4 73 (19.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 66 (17.98%) Programme Management
6 53 (14.44%) Risk Management
7 40 (10.90%) Change Management
8 38 (10.35%) Scrum
9 34 (9.26%) Asset Management
9 34 (9.26%) Continuous Improvement
10 33 (8.99%) ITIL
11 26 (7.08%) Process Improvement
12 23 (6.27%) Data Analysis
13 22 (5.99%) Business Analysis
13 22 (5.99%) Service Delivery
14 21 (5.72%) Investment Management
14 21 (5.72%) Resource Management
15 20 (5.45%) Supplier Management
16 19 (5.18%) Project Governance
17 18 (4.90%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 32 (8.72%) SQL
2 11 (3.00%) C#
2 11 (3.00%) MATLAB
3 10 (2.72%) Python
3 10 (2.72%) R
4 6 (1.63%) C
4 6 (1.63%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.09%) Java
5 4 (1.09%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.09%) VBA
6 3 (0.82%) TypeScript
7 2 (0.54%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.27%) Perl
8 1 (0.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 40 (10.90%) Security Cleared
2 34 (9.26%) SC Cleared
3 27 (7.36%) PMI Certification
4 25 (6.81%) Degree
5 24 (6.54%) PMP
6 20 (5.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 7 (1.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.09%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.54%) CFA
10 2 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.54%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.27%) ACCA
11 1 (0.27%) APMP
11 1 (0.27%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.27%) Chartered Engineer
11 1 (0.27%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.27%) MBA
11 1 (0.27%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (35.97%) PMO
2 12 (3.27%) GDPR
2 12 (3.27%) QA
3 10 (2.72%) P3O
4 5 (1.36%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.09%) SLA
6 3 (0.82%) MiFID
7 2 (0.54%) EMIR
8 1 (0.27%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.27%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.27%) PSD2
8 1 (0.27%) UCITS
System Software
1 6 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.36%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.09%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (1.09%) Terminal Server
3 4 (1.09%) XenApp
3 4 (1.09%) XenDesktop
3 4 (1.09%) XenServer
4 3 (0.82%) Firmware
5 2 (0.54%) NFS
5 2 (0.54%) Samba
5 2 (0.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.27%) Docker
6 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (1.09%) EdgeSight
2 3 (0.82%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.54%) logstash
3 2 (0.54%) Nagios
4 1 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.27%) OfficeScan
4 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.27%) Puppet
4 1 (0.27%) SCOM
4 1 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.27%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 1 (0.27%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 47 (12.81%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.72%) Charles River
3 17 (4.63%) Oracle
4 13 (3.54%) Planview
5 12 (3.27%) SAP
6 6 (1.63%) Cadence
6 6 (1.63%) VMware
7 5 (1.36%) Bloomberg
7 5 (1.36%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.09%) Citrix
8 4 (1.09%) HP
8 4 (1.09%) Ivanti
9 3 (0.82%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.82%) CA Agile Central
9 3 (0.82%) GoldenSource
9 3 (0.82%) Hitachi
9 3 (0.82%) IBM
9 3 (0.82%) Pega
9 3 (0.82%) Symantec
9 3 (0.82%) Veritas