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 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Portfolio Management
UK
Rank 450 419 407
Rank change year-on-year -31 -12  
Contract jobs citing Portfolio Management 150 213 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.40% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.49% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 144 154
Median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £303 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £575 £678
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year - -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.00 - -
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37155 43761 41746
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.08% 82.85% 79.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24488 28705 25865
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 940 1103 1195
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Portfolio Management
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Portfolio Management.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Portfolio Management in the UK

Portfolio Management
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 March 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
England -15 142 £500 +5.26% 36
London -26 80 £525 +7.96% 22
South East +21 19 £413 +1.53% 3
City of London +3 17 £500 +29.03% 6
West Midlands +19 13 £425 -22.72% 3
Manchester +16 10 £325 -24.19% 1
North West +10 10 £325 -23.52% 1
Surrey +21 8 £625 +58.73%
South West +3 7 £325 -29.72% 1
Guildford +11 6 £625 +9.64%
Scotland +16 5 £600 +50.00% 2
East of England -1 5 £638 +25.92% 2
Berkshire +24 4 £290 -63.75%
East Midlands -2 4 £500 +33.33% 2
Edinburgh +10 3 £600 +50.00% 1
Hampshire +7 3 £355 -14.45% 2
Yorkshire +7 3 £494 +71.73% 2
Hertfordshire -3 3 - - 2
Leicestershire -4 3 £500 -
Milton Keynes -5 3 £430 +91.11%
Buckinghamshire -9 3 £430 +91.11%
Welwyn Garden City - 3 - -
Slough - 3 £290 -
Solihull +3 2 £425 -19.04%
Leeds +3 2 £563 +95.65%
Bristol +3 2 £325 -48.00% 1
Birmingham +2 2 £450 -28.00% 1
West Yorkshire +1 2 £563 +95.65% 2
Wiltshire - 2 £275 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £610 -

Portfolio Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 with a requirement for Portfolio Management.

1 170 (51.36%) Finance
2 133 (40.18%) Project Management
3 115 (34.74%) PMO
4 112 (33.84%) Agile Software Development
5 78 (23.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 67 (20.24%) Programme Management
7 56 (16.92%) Banking
8 53 (16.01%) PRINCE2
9 43 (12.99%) MS Excel
10 40 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
11 39 (11.78%) Analytics
11 39 (11.78%) Microsoft
12 37 (11.18%) MS Project
12 37 (11.18%) MS PowerPoint
13 36 (10.88%) Security Cleared
14 34 (10.27%) SharePoint
15 33 (9.97%) Business Intelligence
16 32 (9.67%) Business Analysis
17 31 (9.37%) ITIL
17 31 (9.37%) SC Cleared
18 28 (8.46%) Change Management
18 28 (8.46%) Asset Management
19 27 (8.16%) Front Office
19 27 (8.16%) Waterfall
20 26 (7.85%) Project Planning
20 26 (7.85%) Management Information System
20 26 (7.85%) MS Visio
21 25 (7.55%) Legal
22 23 (6.95%) MS Office
22 23 (6.95%) Business Transformation

Portfolio Management
Top Related 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 34 (10.27%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.53%) Confluence
3 7 (2.11%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (0.91%) Documentum
4 3 (0.91%) SAS
5 2 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.60%) Captiva
5 2 (0.60%) CMS
5 2 (0.60%) IIS
5 2 (0.60%) JBoss
5 2 (0.60%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.60%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.30%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 43 (12.99%) MS Excel
2 37 (11.18%) MS PowerPoint
2 37 (11.18%) MS Project
3 26 (7.85%) MS Visio
4 23 (6.95%) MS Office
5 2 (0.60%) LaTeX
5 2 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.30%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.30%) InDesign
6 1 (0.30%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 11 (3.32%) Primavera
2 6 (1.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.91%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.60%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.60%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.30%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.30%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.30%) PolarLake
5 1 (0.30%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.30%) Temenos Triple'A Plus
5 1 (0.30%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.30%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.32%) Office 365
2 5 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.30%) Slack
3 1 (0.30%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.60%) RIP
2 1 (0.30%) DNS
2 1 (0.30%) Internet
2 1 (0.30%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (0.30%) SAN
2 1 (0.30%) Value-Added Service
2 1 (0.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.02%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.42%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 7 (2.11%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.51%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.21%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.91%) Qlik Sense
6 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.60%) Spotfire
7 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.30%) DB2
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.30%) QlikView
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (5.14%) JIRA
2 4 (1.21%) Microsoft Blend
2 4 (1.21%) Moq
2 4 (1.21%) NCrunch
2 4 (1.21%) NUnit
2 4 (1.21%) ReSharper
2 4 (1.21%) Selenium
2 4 (1.21%) StyleCop
3 2 (0.60%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.60%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.30%) MSI
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
General
1 170 (51.36%) Finance
2 56 (16.92%) Banking
3 27 (8.16%) Front Office
4 25 (7.55%) Legal
5 20 (6.04%) Telecoms
6 10 (3.02%) Investment Banking
6 10 (3.02%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.72%) Marketing
8 6 (1.81%) Electronics
8 6 (1.81%) Publishing
8 6 (1.81%) Retail
9 4 (1.21%) Back Office
10 3 (0.91%) Automotive
10 3 (0.91%) Local Government
10 3 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.60%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.60%) French Language
11 2 (0.60%) Law
12 1 (0.30%) Advertising
12 1 (0.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 58 (17.52%) Analyst
2 53 (16.01%) Project Manager
3 34 (10.27%) Developer
4 26 (7.85%) Business Analyst
5 22 (6.65%) Consultant
6 18 (5.44%) Portfolio Manager
7 16 (4.83%) IT Manager
8 12 (3.63%) JavaScript Developer
8 12 (3.63%) PMO Manager
8 12 (3.63%) Senior Manager
9 11 (3.32%) Agile Coach
9 11 (3.32%) PMO Analyst
10 10 (3.02%) Coordinator
10 10 (3.02%) Portfolio Analyst
10 10 (3.02%) Project Coordinator
10 10 (3.02%) Senior Project Manager
10 10 (3.02%) UI Developer
11 9 (2.72%) Programme Manager
11 9 (2.72%) Project Analyst
11 9 (2.72%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.53%) AngularJS
2 13 (3.93%) HTML
2 13 (3.93%) HTML5
3 12 (3.63%) React
3 12 (3.63%) Redux
4 11 (3.32%) Velocity
5 8 (2.42%) .NET
5 8 (2.42%) WPF
6 4 (1.21%) ADO
7 3 (0.91%) Web Services
8 2 (0.60%) MSMQ
8 2 (0.60%) SOAP
9 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.30%) COM
9 1 (0.30%) J2EE
9 1 (0.30%) Middleware
9 1 (0.30%) WCF
9 1 (0.30%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.30%) WSDL
9 1 (0.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (7.85%) Management Information System
3 22 (6.65%) User Experience
4 12 (3.63%) Virtual Team
5 9 (2.72%) Derivative
5 9 (2.72%) Fixed Income
5 9 (2.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (2.42%) PMI
7 6 (1.81%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.91%) CMDB
8 3 (0.91%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (0.91%) Equities
9 2 (0.60%) FMCG
9 2 (0.60%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.60%) NHS
9 2 (0.60%) OTC Derivatives
9 2 (0.60%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.60%) Wiki
10 1 (0.30%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.02%) Windows
2 7 (2.11%) Unix
3 5 (1.51%) Linux
4 3 (0.91%) Solaris
5 2 (0.60%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.60%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.60%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (40.18%) Project Management
2 112 (33.84%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (23.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 67 (20.24%) Programme Management
5 53 (16.01%) PRINCE2
6 39 (11.78%) Analytics
7 33 (9.97%) Business Intelligence
8 32 (9.67%) Business Analysis
9 31 (9.37%) ITIL
10 28 (8.46%) Asset Management
10 28 (8.46%) Change Management
11 27 (8.16%) Waterfall
12 26 (7.85%) Project Planning
13 23 (6.95%) Business Transformation
13 23 (6.95%) Line Management
14 22 (6.65%) Coaching
14 22 (6.65%) Scrum
14 22 (6.65%) SDLC
15 20 (6.04%) Release Management
16 19 (5.74%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 20 (6.04%) SQL
2 18 (5.44%) JavaScript
3 14 (4.23%) C#
4 12 (3.63%) TypeScript
5 7 (2.11%) XAML
6 6 (1.81%) R
7 5 (1.51%) C
7 5 (1.51%) Python
7 5 (1.51%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.51%) VBA
8 3 (0.91%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.60%) Java
9 2 (0.60%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.30%) C++
10 1 (0.30%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.30%) Scala
10 1 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (10.88%) Security Cleared
2 31 (9.37%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.93%) Degree
4 10 (3.02%) PMI Certification
5 6 (1.81%) PMP
5 6 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.21%) APMP
8 3 (0.91%) CFA
8 3 (0.91%) IIBA
8 3 (0.91%) ISEB
8 3 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.60%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.30%) CAPM
10 1 (0.30%) CIMA
10 1 (0.30%) MBA
10 1 (0.30%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (34.74%) PMO
2 12 (3.63%) QA
3 10 (3.02%) MiFID
4 5 (1.51%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.91%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.91%) SLA
6 2 (0.60%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.60%) NEBOSH
7 1 (0.30%) EMIR
7 1 (0.30%) FATCA
7 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.60%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 2 (0.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (0.91%) SCCM
2 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.60%) Puppet
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 39 (11.78%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.34%) Oracle
3 15 (4.53%) SAP
4 7 (2.11%) DevExpress
5 4 (1.21%) CA
5 4 (1.21%) ServiceNow
5 4 (1.21%) Sybase
6 3 (0.91%) Charles River
6 3 (0.91%) CheckPoint
6 3 (0.91%) Planview
6 3 (0.91%) SimCorp
6 3 (0.91%) Splunk
7 2 (0.60%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (0.60%) Citrix
7 2 (0.60%) LANDesk
7 2 (0.60%) Murex
8 1 (0.30%) Actuate
8 1 (0.30%) Adobe
8 1 (0.30%) IBM
8 1 (0.30%) Temenos
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