Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 523 532 512
Rank change year-on-year +9 -20 -38
Contract jobs citing Portfolio Management 406 347 437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.36% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.43% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 200 309
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £351 £300 £313
90th Percentile £775 £670 £711
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £423 £475
% change year-on-year +12.43% -11.05% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.44% -60.87% +58.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year +94.44% - -

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 88,999 81,139 92,752
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.78% 84.81% 84.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,697 53,074 61,077
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,433 2,154 2,294
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.00% - +16.28%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.06
% change year-on-year -20.00% -0.24% +16.29%

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 15 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Portfolio Management over the 6 months to 15 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 15 July 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 +34 374 £550 +10.00% 61
London +5 234 £600 +14.29% 33
UK excluding London -15 168 £475 +12.43% 30
South East -20 55 £608 +41.28% 10
North of England +5 42 £450 +7.66% 11
Scotland -17 30 £446 +5.00% 1
North West -3 29 £375 - 6
East of England +18 18 £438 -16.67% 1
Midlands -29 17 £495 +32.00% 3
West Midlands -44 10 £500 +33.33% 3
South West -1 7 £425 +21.43% 3
Yorkshire -24 7 £500 +19.62% 5
North East - 7 £525 -
East Midlands +1 5 £298 -30.00%
Wales -18 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 15 July 2018, 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.

1 198 (48.77%) Finance
2 128 (31.53%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (25.86%) Project Management
4 86 (21.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 74 (18.23%) PRINCE2
6 68 (16.75%) PMO
7 64 (15.76%) Scrum
8 61 (15.02%) Asset Management
9 58 (14.29%) SQL
10 57 (14.04%) Programme Management
10 57 (14.04%) Fixed Income
11 56 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
12 55 (13.55%) Front Office
13 54 (13.30%) Change Management
14 52 (12.81%) Business Analysis
15 50 (12.32%) Microsoft
16 46 (11.33%) Risk Management
17 45 (11.08%) Degree
18 39 (9.61%) Security Cleared
19 35 (8.62%) Resource Management
19 35 (8.62%) Software Engineering
19 35 (8.62%) Analytics
20 34 (8.37%) Coaching
20 34 (8.37%) Python
21 33 (8.13%) Management Information System
21 33 (8.13%) SDLC
22 32 (7.88%) Equities
22 32 (7.88%) Java
22 32 (7.88%) SC Cleared
23 31 (7.64%) Investment Management

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 (6.65%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.48%) MS Project Server
3 5 (1.23%) Apache Solr
3 5 (1.23%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.99%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.74%) Confluence
5 3 (0.74%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.25%) CMS
7 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 27 (6.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (4.68%) Microsoft Project
3 12 (2.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (2.96%) MS Visio
4 11 (2.71%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 20 (4.93%) thinkFolio
2 12 (2.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 11 (2.71%) SAP ERP
4 8 (1.97%) SimCorp Dimension
5 6 (1.48%) Markit EDM
6 5 (1.23%) Bloomberg AIM
6 5 (1.23%) LatentZero
7 2 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.25%) Front Arena
8 1 (0.25%) HFM
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.25%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 27 (6.65%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (4.19%) SaaS
3 9 (2.22%) Office 365
4 5 (1.23%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.49%) PaaS
6 1 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.97%) LAN
2 7 (1.72%) DNS
3 6 (1.48%) Intranet
4 5 (1.23%) Internet
5 4 (0.99%) Skype
6 3 (0.74%) SMS
6 3 (0.74%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.74%) WAN
7 2 (0.49%) Firewall
7 2 (0.49%) SWIFTNet
7 2 (0.49%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.25%) SAN
8 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.91%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.17%) Relational Database
3 13 (3.20%) NoSQL
4 11 (2.71%) SAP HANA
5 8 (1.97%) Big Data
5 8 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (1.23%) HBase
6 5 (1.23%) MySQL
6 5 (1.23%) Riak
7 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.74%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.25%) GIS
9 1 (0.25%) MS Access
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.25%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 29 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 19 (4.68%) JIRA
3 15 (3.69%) Git (software)
4 13 (3.20%) Visual Studio Team System
5 10 (2.46%) Vagrant
6 6 (1.48%) Jasmine
6 6 (1.48%) Karma Test Runner
6 6 (1.48%) Maven
6 6 (1.48%) webpack
7 5 (1.23%) SpecFlow
8 4 (0.99%) FitNesse
8 4 (0.99%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.99%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.74%) Moq
9 3 (0.74%) NUnit
9 3 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.25%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.25%) RStudio
11 1 (0.25%) Subversion
General
1 198 (48.77%) Finance
2 55 (13.55%) Front Office
3 24 (5.91%) Banking
4 16 (3.94%) Financial Institution
4 16 (3.94%) Retail
5 14 (3.45%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.71%) Legal
7 10 (2.46%) Back Office
8 9 (2.22%) Prime Brokerage
9 7 (1.72%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.72%) Law
9 7 (1.72%) Marketing
10 5 (1.23%) French Language
11 4 (0.99%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.99%) Publishing
12 3 (0.74%) Billing
12 3 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.49%) Electronics
13 2 (0.49%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.49%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 81 (19.95%) Analyst
2 51 (12.56%) Project Manager
3 49 (12.07%) Developer
4 38 (9.36%) Architect
5 35 (8.62%) Business Analyst
6 24 (5.91%) Portfolio Manager
7 23 (5.67%) Senior Manager
8 22 (5.42%) IT Manager
9 21 (5.17%) Agile Coach
10 19 (4.68%) Java Developer
11 17 (4.19%) Programme Manager
11 17 (4.19%) Solutions Architect
12 16 (3.94%) Python Developer
13 15 (3.69%) PMO Analyst
14 14 (3.45%) Full Stack Developer
15 13 (3.20%) Business Manager
15 13 (3.20%) Financial Analyst
16 12 (2.96%) Systems Analyst
17 11 (2.71%) Lead Developer
17 11 (2.71%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.93%) .NET
2 18 (4.43%) AngularJS
3 15 (3.69%) HTML
4 14 (3.45%) React
5 11 (2.71%) OAuth
5 11 (2.71%) RESTful
5 11 (2.71%) SailPoint
5 11 (2.71%) SAML
5 11 (2.71%) Web Services
6 10 (2.46%) J2EE
6 10 (2.46%) J2SE
7 9 (2.22%) HTML5
7 9 (2.22%) Node.js
8 8 (1.97%) CSS
8 8 (1.97%) FIX Protocol
9 7 (1.72%) ASP.NET
9 7 (1.72%) Middleware
10 6 (1.48%) D3.js
10 6 (1.48%) WCF
11 5 (1.23%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 57 (14.04%) Fixed Income
2 56 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (8.13%) Management Information System
4 32 (7.88%) Equities
5 27 (6.65%) Hedge funds
6 15 (3.69%) Derivative
6 15 (3.69%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (3.69%) User Experience
7 12 (2.96%) Data Centre
7 12 (2.96%) PMI
8 10 (2.46%) OTC Derivatives
9 8 (1.97%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.72%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.99%) Credit Risk
11 4 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (0.99%) SWIFT
11 4 (0.99%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 15 (3.69%) Windows
2 9 (2.22%) Linux
2 9 (2.22%) Unix
3 4 (0.99%) Windows 10
3 4 (0.99%) Windows 7
4 3 (0.74%) Mac OS X
4 3 (0.74%) Solaris
4 3 (0.74%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.49%) AIX
5 2 (0.49%) zOS
6 1 (0.25%) VMS
6 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.25%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (31.53%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (25.86%) Project Management
3 86 (21.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 74 (18.23%) PRINCE2
5 64 (15.76%) Scrum
6 61 (15.02%) Asset Management
7 57 (14.04%) Programme Management
8 54 (13.30%) Change Management
9 52 (12.81%) Business Analysis
10 46 (11.33%) Risk Management
11 35 (8.62%) Analytics
11 35 (8.62%) Resource Management
11 35 (8.62%) Software Engineering
12 34 (8.37%) Coaching
13 33 (8.13%) SDLC
14 31 (7.64%) Investment Management
15 28 (6.90%) ITIL
16 27 (6.65%) DevOps
17 26 (6.40%) Continuous Improvement
17 26 (6.40%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 58 (14.29%) SQL
2 34 (8.37%) Python
3 32 (7.88%) Java
4 22 (5.42%) JavaScript
5 18 (4.43%) C#
6 15 (3.69%) TypeScript
7 8 (1.97%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.72%) R
9 6 (1.48%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.48%) VBA
10 5 (1.23%) C
10 5 (1.23%) C++
11 2 (0.49%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.25%) Perl
12 1 (0.25%) PHP
12 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 45 (11.08%) Degree
2 39 (9.61%) Security Cleared
3 32 (7.88%) SC Cleared
4 20 (4.93%) PMI Certification
5 14 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 12 (2.96%) TOGAF Certification
7 10 (2.46%) PMP
8 6 (1.48%) ISEB
9 5 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.99%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.49%) CISSP
11 2 (0.49%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.25%) APMP
12 1 (0.25%) CAPM
12 1 (0.25%) CCNA
12 1 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (16.75%) PMO
2 12 (2.96%) COBIT
3 11 (2.71%) QA
3 11 (2.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (2.22%) SLA
5 4 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.74%) P3O
7 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.49%) UCITS
8 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.25%) GxP
8 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.25%) PSD2
8 1 (0.25%) SEPA
System Software
1 10 (2.46%) Docker
2 5 (1.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (2.71%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 10 (2.46%) Terraform
3 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 50 (12.32%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.14%) Oracle
3 26 (6.40%) SAP
4 19 (4.68%) Charles River
5 11 (2.71%) Ping Identity
6 10 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (2.46%) SimCorp
7 9 (2.22%) Cisco
8 8 (1.97%) Bloomberg
8 8 (1.97%) IBM
9 7 (1.72%) F5
9 7 (1.72%) Infoblox
9 7 (1.72%) SevOne
10 5 (1.23%) CA
10 5 (1.23%) Sybase
11 4 (0.99%) Ab Initio
11 4 (0.99%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.49%) CODA
12 2 (0.49%) HP
12 2 (0.49%) Hyperion