Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 547 541 563
Rank change year-on-year -6 +22 -61
Contract jobs citing Portfolio Management 348 364 330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.36% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.42% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 251 203
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £316 £298 £230
90th Percentile £688 £700 £661
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 3
UK median hourly rate £68.39 £28.00 £23.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +144.25% +19.97% +86.72%
10th Percentile £36.00 £25.93 £19.27
90th Percentile £73.81 £29.17 £48.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.20 £28.00 £23.34
% change year-on-year +93.55% +19.97% +86.72%

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 86,449 86,060 82,307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.90% 85.83% 85.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,070 57,602 54,380
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £645 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,191 2,023 2,382
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £23.00 £22.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.17% +0.34% -0.34%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.05
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -10.00%

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 16 January 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Portfolio Management over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Portfolio Management in the UK

Portfolio Management
Top 16 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 16 January 2019. 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 -19 310 £525 +5.00% 92
London +36 193 £559 +1.59% 51
UK excluding London -64 132 £450 +5.88% 45
South East -25 43 £490 +22.50% 26
North of England -12 28 £470 -6.00% 5
Midlands -3 26 £450 +20.56% 7
North West -9 15 £470 -10.05% 2
South West -31 14 £450 - 2
West Midlands -18 13 £488 +57.26% 7
East Midlands +16 12 £350 -26.32%
Yorkshire -8 12 £450 +12.50% 3
Scotland -18 11 £425 -17.07% 2
East of England -6 6 £530 +13.98% 1
Wales -11 3 £274 -35.59% 2
North East -10 1 £575 +10.05%
Northern Ireland - 1 £345 -

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Portfolio Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Portfolio Management.

1 172 (49.43%) Finance
2 124 (35.63%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (27.59%) Project Management
4 85 (24.43%) PMO
5 61 (17.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 55 (15.80%) Scrum
7 49 (14.08%) Asset Management
8 48 (13.79%) PRINCE2
9 45 (12.93%) Microsoft
10 44 (12.64%) C#
10 44 (12.64%) Programme Management
11 43 (12.36%) Change Management
12 39 (11.21%) Degree
13 38 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
13 38 (10.92%) SQL
14 36 (10.34%) Risk Management
15 34 (9.77%) Fixed Income
15 34 (9.77%) .NET
16 33 (9.48%) Front Office
16 33 (9.48%) Problem-Solving
17 31 (8.91%) SQL Server
17 31 (8.91%) Analytics
18 30 (8.62%) Security Cleared
19 29 (8.33%) Java
19 29 (8.33%) Banking
19 29 (8.33%) Decision-Making
20 28 (8.05%) ITIL
21 27 (7.76%) Business Analysis
22 26 (7.47%) Python
22 26 (7.47%) Microsoft Excel

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 22 (6.32%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.30%) Confluence
3 2 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (0.57%) CMS
3 2 (0.57%) MS Project Server
3 2 (0.57%) SAS
3 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.29%) Apache
4 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.29%) Jupyter
Applications
1 26 (7.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (5.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 18 (5.17%) MS Visio
4 13 (3.74%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (3.74%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.29%) InVision
5 1 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.72%) thinkFolio
2 5 (1.44%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (1.15%) CA PPM
4 3 (0.86%) Bloomberg AIM
4 3 (0.86%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.86%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.57%) ReMetrica
5 2 (0.57%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.29%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.29%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.29%) LongView
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.18%) SaaS
2 23 (6.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (5.75%) PaaS
4 12 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (1.15%) Serverless
6 3 (0.86%) Office 365
7 2 (0.57%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.29%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.29%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.57%) Skype
2 1 (0.29%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (0.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (8.91%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.72%) Power BI
5 5 (1.44%) Big Data
5 5 (1.44%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.44%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.15%) Data Lake
6 4 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.15%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.15%) QlikView
6 4 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.57%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.57%) KDB
7 2 (0.57%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.29%) GIS
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.29%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 16 (4.60%) JIRA
2 12 (3.45%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (1.72%) Vagrant
4 5 (1.44%) Hudson
4 5 (1.44%) Maven
4 5 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.57%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.29%) git-flow
7 1 (0.29%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.29%) Selenium
7 1 (0.29%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.29%) WebDriver
General
1 172 (49.43%) Finance
2 33 (9.48%) Front Office
3 29 (8.33%) Banking
4 16 (4.60%) Back Office
5 11 (3.16%) Legal
6 9 (2.59%) Retail
7 8 (2.30%) Billing
7 8 (2.30%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.72%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.15%) Law
9 4 (1.15%) Marketing
10 3 (0.86%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.57%) Games
11 2 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.29%) Automotive
12 1 (0.29%) French Language
12 1 (0.29%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.29%) German Language
12 1 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 57 (16.38%) Analyst
2 52 (14.94%) Developer
3 32 (9.20%) Architect
3 32 (9.20%) Project Manager
4 26 (7.47%) Business Analyst
5 21 (6.03%) Portfolio Manager
6 19 (5.46%) Azure Architect
6 19 (5.46%) Azure Engineer
6 19 (5.46%) SQL Developer
7 18 (5.17%) Senior Manager
8 16 (4.60%) PMO Analyst
9 15 (4.31%) C# Developer
10 14 (4.02%) IT Manager
10 14 (4.02%) PMO Manager
10 14 (4.02%) WPF Developer
11 12 (3.45%) Coordinator
11 12 (3.45%) Portfolio Analyst
12 11 (3.16%) Programme Manager
13 10 (2.87%) Consultant
13 10 (2.87%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (9.77%) .NET
2 22 (6.32%) ASP.NET
3 16 (4.60%) WPF
4 15 (4.31%) WCF
5 12 (3.45%) Web Services
6 9 (2.59%) HTML
7 7 (2.01%) AngularJS
8 6 (1.72%) J2EE
8 6 (1.72%) J2SE
8 6 (1.72%) SOAP
9 5 (1.44%) CSS
10 4 (1.15%) .NET Core
10 4 (1.15%) REST
10 4 (1.15%) RxJS
11 3 (0.86%) FIX Protocol
12 2 (0.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 2 (0.57%) CSS3
12 2 (0.57%) Entity Framework
12 2 (0.57%) Flask
12 2 (0.57%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (9.77%) Fixed Income
3 25 (7.18%) Equities
4 15 (4.31%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.16%) Derivative
5 11 (3.16%) Hedge funds
5 11 (3.16%) Virtual Team
6 10 (2.87%) User Experience
7 9 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (2.59%) OTC Derivatives
8 8 (2.30%) PMI
9 7 (2.01%) CMDB
10 5 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (1.15%) Tandem
12 3 (0.86%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (0.86%) Taxonomies
13 2 (0.57%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.57%) Fintech
13 2 (0.57%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.72%) Linux
2 5 (1.44%) Windows
3 2 (0.57%) Unix
3 2 (0.57%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (35.63%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (27.59%) Project Management
3 61 (17.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 55 (15.80%) Scrum
5 49 (14.08%) Asset Management
6 48 (13.79%) PRINCE2
7 44 (12.64%) Programme Management
8 43 (12.36%) Change Management
9 36 (10.34%) Risk Management
10 33 (9.48%) Problem-Solving
11 31 (8.91%) Analytics
12 29 (8.33%) Decision-Making
13 28 (8.05%) ITIL
14 27 (7.76%) Business Analysis
15 24 (6.90%) Service Management
16 22 (6.32%) Investment Management
16 22 (6.32%) Resource Management
17 19 (5.46%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 18 (5.17%) DevOps
18 18 (5.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 44 (12.64%) C#
2 38 (10.92%) SQL
3 29 (8.33%) Java
4 26 (7.47%) Python
5 5 (1.44%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.44%) VBA
6 4 (1.15%) C
6 4 (1.15%) TypeScript
7 3 (0.86%) R
8 2 (0.57%) Java 8
8 2 (0.57%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.57%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.29%) Haskell
9 1 (0.29%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 39 (11.21%) Degree
2 30 (8.62%) Security Cleared
3 19 (5.46%) SC Cleared
4 14 (4.02%) PMI Certification
5 11 (3.16%) PMP
6 8 (2.30%) DV Cleared
7 7 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (1.44%) CTC Cleared
9 5 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (1.15%) Master's Degree
10 4 (1.15%) MCSE
10 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.86%) APMG
11 3 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.86%) CFA
11 3 (0.86%) ISEB
11 3 (0.86%) MCITP
11 3 (0.86%) MRICS
12 2 (0.57%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (24.43%) PMO
2 12 (3.45%) QA
2 12 (3.45%) SLA
3 7 (2.01%) P3O
4 6 (1.72%) GDPR
5 4 (1.15%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.29%) MiFID
7 1 (0.29%) PMBOK
System Software
1 7 (2.01%) Docker
2 1 (0.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (2.30%) Terraform
2 3 (0.86%) Ansible
3 1 (0.29%) Kibana
3 1 (0.29%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.29%) logstash
3 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 45 (12.93%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.89%) ServiceNow
3 15 (4.31%) Oracle
4 9 (2.59%) Charles River
5 8 (2.30%) Bloomberg
6 6 (1.72%) CA
6 6 (1.72%) xMatters
7 5 (1.44%) Telerik
8 3 (0.86%) Adobe
8 3 (0.86%) CheckPoint
8 3 (0.86%) RedGate
9 2 (0.57%) CA Agile Central
9 2 (0.57%) Cognos
9 2 (0.57%) Google
9 2 (0.57%) SAP
9 2 (0.57%) Temenos
9 2 (0.57%) Tradeweb
10 1 (0.29%) HP
10 1 (0.29%) Progress
10 1 (0.29%) Remedy