Period
to 15 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 554 556 551
Rank change year-on-year +2 -5 -64
Contract jobs citing Portfolio Management 352 339 376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.34% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.40% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 212 257
UK median daily rate £538 £474 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.40% -9.71% +10.53%
10th Percentile £349 £286 £323
90th Percentile £750 £675 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £470
% change year-on-year +18.75% -14.89% +13.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 1
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £28.37 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.39% -38.34% -19.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.37 -
% change year-on-year +23.39% - -

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 88,851 84,367 90,149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.19% 85.72% 85.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,575 55,816 59,552
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,431 2,058 2,442
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.00% +11.11% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +6.38% +6.82%

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 October 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 October 2018.

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 15 October 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 -5 320 £550 +10.00% 55
London +30 202 £575 +4.55% 30
UK excluding London -51 135 £475 +18.75% 30
South East -13 43 £575 +76.92% 5
North of England -9 33 £475 +18.75% 7
Midlands -32 18 £500 +115.05% 7
North West -10 15 £425 +6.25% 6
Scotland -36 15 £500 +25.00% 5
East of England -2 13 £425 -8.60% 2
Yorkshire -17 13 £481 +17.67% 1
South West -21 10 £450 - 4
West Midlands -19 9 £535 +127.66% 4
East Midlands -7 6 £328 +45.56% 3
North East +2 5 £525 -
Wales -15 2 £335 -21.18%
Northern Ireland - 1 £345 -

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 169 (48.01%) Finance
2 121 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (26.99%) Project Management
4 76 (21.59%) PMO
5 63 (17.90%) Scrum
6 57 (16.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 54 (15.34%) PRINCE2
8 51 (14.49%) Java
9 49 (13.92%) Programme Management
10 47 (13.35%) Asset Management
11 45 (12.78%) Degree
12 44 (12.50%) Business Analysis
12 44 (12.50%) Microsoft
12 44 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
13 41 (11.65%) Fixed Income
14 39 (11.08%) Risk Management
14 39 (11.08%) Python
15 38 (10.80%) Problem-Solving
16 37 (10.51%) Change Management
17 36 (10.23%) SQL
18 35 (9.94%) Analytics
19 33 (9.38%) Equities
20 32 (9.09%) Security Cleared
21 31 (8.81%) Front Office
22 30 (8.52%) Software Engineering
23 29 (8.24%) Resource Management
24 28 (7.95%) Investment Management
24 28 (7.95%) Jenkins
24 28 (7.95%) DevOps
25 26 (7.39%) Decision-Making

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 25 (7.10%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.99%) Confluence
2 7 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.70%) Apache Solr
3 6 (1.70%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.85%) MS Project Server
4 3 (0.85%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.57%) CMS
5 2 (0.57%) SAS
6 1 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (5.11%) MS Visio
3 17 (4.83%) Microsoft Project
4 16 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.27%) thinkFolio
2 7 (1.99%) Markit EDM
2 7 (1.99%) SAP ERP
2 7 (1.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (1.14%) Bloomberg AIM
3 4 (1.14%) CA PPM
4 3 (0.85%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.57%) ReMetrica
6 1 (0.28%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.28%) Minerva
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.28%) Primavera
6 1 (0.28%) SAP CCM
6 1 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.28%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
1 25 (7.10%) SaaS
2 21 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.98%) PaaS
4 4 (1.14%) Office 365
5 2 (0.57%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.28%) Slack
6 1 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.14%) Skype
2 3 (0.85%) LAN
3 2 (0.57%) DNS
3 2 (0.57%) Firewall
3 2 (0.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.57%) WAN
4 1 (0.28%) FIX Connectivity
4 1 (0.28%) SAN
4 1 (0.28%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.98%) NoSQL
2 12 (3.41%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.84%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.99%) SAP HANA
5 6 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (1.70%) Hadoop
5 6 (1.70%) HBase
5 6 (1.70%) MySQL
5 6 (1.70%) Power BI
5 6 (1.70%) Riak
5 6 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.42%) Big Data
7 4 (1.14%) Data Lake
7 4 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.57%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.28%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 28 (7.95%) Jenkins
2 19 (5.40%) JIRA
3 16 (4.55%) Vagrant
4 11 (3.13%) Maven
5 9 (2.56%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (1.99%) Git (software)
7 6 (1.70%) Jasmine
7 6 (1.70%) Karma Test Runner
7 6 (1.70%) webpack
8 5 (1.42%) Hudson
8 5 (1.42%) SpecFlow
9 4 (1.14%) FitNesse
9 4 (1.14%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.14%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.85%) Moq
10 3 (0.85%) NUnit
11 2 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.28%) Artifactory
12 1 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
General
1 169 (48.01%) Finance
2 31 (8.81%) Front Office
3 20 (5.68%) Banking
4 14 (3.98%) Back Office
5 10 (2.84%) Legal
5 10 (2.84%) Prime Brokerage
6 8 (2.27%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.27%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.99%) Billing
7 7 (1.99%) Marketing
7 7 (1.99%) Retail
7 7 (1.99%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.42%) Law
9 3 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.57%) Electronics
10 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.28%) Automotive
11 1 (0.28%) French Language
11 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 64 (18.18%) Analyst
2 44 (12.50%) Developer
3 41 (11.65%) Project Manager
4 32 (9.09%) Architect
5 31 (8.81%) Business Analyst
6 24 (6.82%) Java Developer
7 19 (5.40%) Senior Manager
8 16 (4.55%) PMO Analyst
8 16 (4.55%) Portfolio Manager
9 15 (4.26%) IT Manager
10 14 (3.98%) Agile Coach
10 14 (3.98%) Azure Architect
10 14 (3.98%) Azure Engineer
10 14 (3.98%) Python Developer
10 14 (3.98%) Technical Leader
11 13 (3.69%) PMO Manager
11 13 (3.69%) Senior Analyst
11 13 (3.69%) Software Engineer
12 12 (3.41%) Java Software Engineer
12 12 (3.41%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.97%) .NET
2 16 (4.55%) J2EE
2 16 (4.55%) J2SE
2 16 (4.55%) React
2 16 (4.55%) Web Services
3 15 (4.26%) AngularJS
4 14 (3.98%) ASP.NET
5 9 (2.56%) HTML
5 9 (2.56%) Node.js
6 8 (2.27%) CSS
6 8 (2.27%) WPF
7 7 (1.99%) FIX Protocol
7 7 (1.99%) OAuth
7 7 (1.99%) RESTful
7 7 (1.99%) SailPoint
7 7 (1.99%) SAML
8 6 (1.70%) D3.js
9 5 (1.42%) Angular 2
10 3 (0.85%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.85%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (11.65%) Fixed Income
3 33 (9.38%) Equities
4 20 (5.68%) Management Information System
5 17 (4.83%) Derivative
5 17 (4.83%) Hedge funds
6 14 (3.98%) OTC Derivatives
7 8 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.99%) Data Centre
8 7 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.99%) PMI
9 6 (1.70%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.14%) Reinsurance
10 4 (1.14%) User Experience
10 4 (1.14%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.85%) CMDB
11 3 (0.85%) Fintech
11 3 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (2.84%) Windows
2 3 (0.85%) Linux
2 3 (0.85%) Solaris
2 3 (0.85%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.57%) Unix
4 1 (0.28%) VMS
4 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (0.28%) Windows NT
4 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (26.99%) Project Management
3 63 (17.90%) Scrum
4 57 (16.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 54 (15.34%) PRINCE2
6 49 (13.92%) Programme Management
7 47 (13.35%) Asset Management
8 44 (12.50%) Business Analysis
9 39 (11.08%) Risk Management
10 38 (10.80%) Problem-Solving
11 37 (10.51%) Change Management
12 35 (9.94%) Analytics
13 30 (8.52%) Software Engineering
14 29 (8.24%) Resource Management
15 28 (7.95%) DevOps
15 28 (7.95%) Investment Management
16 26 (7.39%) Decision-Making
17 25 (7.10%) ITIL
17 25 (7.10%) Multithreading
18 22 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 51 (14.49%) Java
2 39 (11.08%) Python
3 36 (10.23%) SQL
4 23 (6.53%) C#
5 11 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 11 (3.13%) TypeScript
6 8 (2.27%) C
6 8 (2.27%) R
7 6 (1.70%) C++
8 4 (1.14%) VBA
9 2 (0.57%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.57%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.57%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.28%) Haskell
10 1 (0.28%) Java 8
10 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (12.78%) Degree
2 32 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 24 (6.82%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.13%) PMI Certification
5 9 (2.56%) PMP
6 8 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 7 (1.99%) TOGAF Certification
8 6 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.14%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.14%) ISEB
9 4 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.57%) APMG
10 2 (0.57%) CCNA
10 2 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.57%) MCSE
10 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.28%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.28%) MRICS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (21.59%) PMO
2 10 (2.84%) SLA
3 7 (1.99%) COBIT
3 7 (1.99%) QA
3 7 (1.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.42%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.85%) P3O
6 2 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.57%) GDPR
6 2 (0.57%) UCITS
7 1 (0.28%) GxP
7 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.28%) PMBOK
System Software
1 16 (4.55%) Docker
2 5 (1.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (4.55%) Terraform
2 7 (1.99%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.28%) Kibana
3 1 (0.28%) logstash
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.28%) SCOM
Vendors
1 44 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.53%) Oracle
3 16 (4.55%) SAP
4 15 (4.26%) Charles River
5 11 (3.13%) ServiceNow
6 7 (1.99%) CA
6 7 (1.99%) Ping Identity
7 6 (1.70%) Sybase
8 5 (1.42%) Bloomberg
9 4 (1.14%) Cisco
10 3 (0.85%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.85%) IBM
11 2 (0.57%) Cognos
11 2 (0.57%) F5
11 2 (0.57%) Google
11 2 (0.57%) HP
11 2 (0.57%) Infoblox
11 2 (0.57%) RedGate
11 2 (0.57%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.57%) Zoho