Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 501 540 536
Rank change year-on-year +39 -4 -95
Contract jobs citing Portfolio Management 414 316 383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.35% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.41% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 184 248
UK median daily rate £541 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.79% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £310
90th Percentile £775 £661 £658
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
UK median hourly rate £20.34 £23.34 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.84% +86.72% -56.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.34 £23.34 £12.50
% change year-on-year -12.84% +86.72% -56.90%

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 86,523 76,998 89,359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.65% 84.46% 83.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,091 50,716 58,461
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £273 £263
90th Percentile £638 £621 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +5.63% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,222 2,086 2,440
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +20.83%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.39 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.56 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -15.00% -1.96% +15.95%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 26 April 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 +15 386 £525 +10.53% 50
London -8 214 £600 +14.29% 27
UK excluding London +21 199 £475 +11.76% 24
South East +1 70 £410 -5.48% 8
North of England +28 55 £500 +3.90% 8
North West 0 34 £475 +10.14% 3
Scotland -16 28 £509 +19.71% 1
Midlands -20 27 £433 +15.33% 1
West Midlands -25 14 £440 +17.33% 1
East of England +3 13 £475 -17.39% 4
East Midlands -5 13 £320 -36.00%
Yorkshire -17 13 £500 +1.27% 4
North East - 10 £523 - 1
South West -10 8 £425 +41.67% 1
Wales -13 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 207 (50.00%) Finance
2 119 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (28.74%) Project Management
3 105 (25.36%) PMO
4 97 (23.43%) PRINCE2
5 90 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 62 (14.98%) Programme Management
7 60 (14.49%) Microsoft
8 57 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
9 55 (13.29%) Change Management
10 53 (12.80%) SQL
11 51 (12.32%) Scrum
12 49 (11.84%) Risk Management
13 48 (11.59%) Microsoft Excel
13 48 (11.59%) Asset Management
14 47 (11.35%) Front Office
14 47 (11.35%) Fixed Income
15 44 (10.63%) Business Analysis
16 41 (9.90%) Security Cleared
17 40 (9.66%) Banking
18 39 (9.42%) SharePoint
19 38 (9.18%) Degree
19 38 (9.18%) Resource Management
20 34 (8.21%) SC Cleared
21 33 (7.97%) SDLC
22 31 (7.49%) PMI Certification
23 30 (7.25%) Microsoft Project
24 29 (7.00%) Waterfall
24 29 (7.00%) Analytics
25 28 (6.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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 39 (9.42%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.42%) MS Project Server
3 9 (2.17%) Confluence
4 4 (0.97%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.97%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.48%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.24%) CMS
Applications
1 48 (11.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (7.25%) Microsoft Project
3 28 (6.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (5.07%) MS Visio
5 19 (4.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 18 (4.35%) thinkFolio
2 9 (2.17%) ReMetrica
2 9 (2.17%) SimCorp Dimension
3 7 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (1.45%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.72%) Bloomberg AIM
5 3 (0.72%) LatentZero
6 2 (0.48%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.24%) HFM
7 1 (0.24%) Minerva
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Utilities
7 1 (0.24%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.24%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.17%) SaaS
3 8 (1.93%) Office 365
4 5 (1.21%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.66%) DNS
2 8 (1.93%) LAN
3 6 (1.45%) Intranet
4 5 (1.21%) Internet
4 5 (1.21%) SMS
5 4 (0.97%) DHCP
5 4 (0.97%) NetScaler
5 4 (0.97%) SMTP
6 3 (0.72%) Skype
6 3 (0.72%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.48%) SWIFTNet
7 2 (0.48%) WAN
8 1 (0.24%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.04%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.62%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.93%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.45%) SAP HANA
5 5 (1.21%) Big Data
5 5 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.48%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.48%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (0.48%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.24%) GIS
8 1 (0.24%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.24%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.24%) QlikView
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 23 (5.56%) JIRA
2 8 (1.93%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.93%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.48%) Selenium
4 2 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.48%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.24%) Moq
5 1 (0.24%) NUnit
5 1 (0.24%) RStudio
5 1 (0.24%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.24%) Subversion
5 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 207 (50.00%) Finance
2 47 (11.35%) Front Office
3 40 (9.66%) Banking
4 21 (5.07%) Retail
5 17 (4.11%) Financial Institution
5 17 (4.11%) Telecoms
6 13 (3.14%) Back Office
6 13 (3.14%) Investment Banking
7 11 (2.66%) Legal
8 6 (1.45%) French Language
8 6 (1.45%) Law
8 6 (1.45%) Publishing
9 4 (0.97%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.72%) Billing
10 3 (0.72%) Marketing
11 2 (0.48%) Local Government
11 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.24%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 100 (24.15%) Analyst
2 55 (13.29%) Project Manager
3 49 (11.84%) Business Analyst
4 34 (8.21%) Architect
5 31 (7.49%) Programme Manager
6 25 (6.04%) Developer
6 25 (6.04%) Portfolio Manager
6 25 (6.04%) Senior Manager
7 23 (5.56%) IT Manager
7 23 (5.56%) PMO Analyst
8 17 (4.11%) PMO Manager
9 14 (3.38%) Digital Project Manager
9 14 (3.38%) PMO Lead
10 13 (3.14%) Senior PMO
10 13 (3.14%) Senior Project Manager
10 13 (3.14%) SQL Analyst
11 12 (2.90%) Business Manager
11 12 (2.90%) Project Planner
11 12 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (2.42%) Asset Management Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.59%) .NET
2 9 (2.17%) HTML
3 8 (1.93%) AngularJS
3 8 (1.93%) HTML5
3 8 (1.93%) WCF
4 7 (1.69%) ASP.NET
4 7 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (1.69%) FIX Protocol
4 7 (1.69%) RESTful
4 7 (1.69%) SignalR
4 7 (1.69%) WebSockets
5 6 (1.45%) OAuth
5 6 (1.45%) SailPoint
5 6 (1.45%) SAML
6 5 (1.21%) Middleware
7 3 (0.72%) WPF
8 2 (0.48%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.48%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.48%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 57 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (11.35%) Fixed Income
3 28 (6.76%) Equities
3 28 (6.76%) Management Information System
4 23 (5.56%) User Experience
5 17 (4.11%) Hedge funds
5 17 (4.11%) PMI
6 13 (3.14%) Data Centre
7 9 (2.17%) Derivative
7 9 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.17%) Reinsurance
8 8 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.69%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
9 7 (1.69%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.45%) FMCG
10 6 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.97%) Fintech
11 4 (0.97%) OTC Derivatives
11 4 (0.97%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 11 (2.66%) Windows
2 8 (1.93%) Linux
2 8 (1.93%) Windows 7
3 7 (1.69%) Unix
4 4 (0.97%) Windows 10
4 4 (0.97%) Windows 8
4 4 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.72%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.48%) AIX
6 2 (0.48%) zOS
7 1 (0.24%) Solaris
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
1 119 (28.74%) Project Management
2 97 (23.43%) PRINCE2
3 90 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 62 (14.98%) Programme Management
5 55 (13.29%) Change Management
6 51 (12.32%) Scrum
7 49 (11.84%) Risk Management
8 48 (11.59%) Asset Management
9 44 (10.63%) Business Analysis
10 38 (9.18%) Resource Management
11 33 (7.97%) SDLC
12 29 (7.00%) Analytics
12 29 (7.00%) Waterfall
13 28 (6.76%) ITIL
14 26 (6.28%) Decision-Making
15 25 (6.04%) Continuous Improvement
15 25 (6.04%) Investment Management
15 25 (6.04%) Supplier Management
16 24 (5.80%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 53 (12.80%) SQL
2 20 (4.83%) Python
3 17 (4.11%) JavaScript
4 15 (3.62%) C#
5 10 (2.42%) R
6 9 (2.17%) MATLAB
7 7 (1.69%) Java
7 7 (1.69%) Shell Script
7 7 (1.69%) TypeScript
8 6 (1.45%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.72%) VBA
10 1 (0.24%) C
10 1 (0.24%) Perl
10 1 (0.24%) PHP
10 1 (0.24%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 41 (9.90%) Security Cleared
2 38 (9.18%) Degree
3 34 (8.21%) SC Cleared
4 31 (7.49%) PMI Certification
5 25 (6.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 19 (4.59%) PMP
7 7 (1.69%) TOGAF Certification
8 6 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (1.45%) DBS Check
8 6 (1.45%) ISEB
9 4 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.48%) APMP
10 2 (0.48%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.24%) ACCA
11 1 (0.24%) APMG
11 1 (0.24%) CAPM
11 1 (0.24%) CFA
11 1 (0.24%) GIAC
11 1 (0.24%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (25.36%) PMO
2 12 (2.90%) QA
3 10 (2.42%) P3O
4 7 (1.69%) COBIT
5 6 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (1.21%) GDPR
7 4 (0.97%) SLA
8 3 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.48%) MiFID
9 2 (0.48%) PSD2
9 2 (0.48%) UCITS
10 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.24%) SEPA
System Software
1 6 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.97%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (0.97%) Terminal Server
2 4 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.97%) XenApp
2 4 (0.97%) XenDesktop
2 4 (0.97%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (1.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 4 (0.97%) EdgeSight
3 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 60 (14.49%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.83%) Oracle
3 18 (4.35%) SAP
4 17 (4.11%) Charles River
5 10 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (2.17%) SimCorp
7 8 (1.93%) Bloomberg
7 8 (1.93%) Cisco
8 7 (1.69%) F5
8 7 (1.69%) Infoblox
8 7 (1.69%) SevOne
9 6 (1.45%) Ping Identity
10 5 (1.21%) IBM
11 4 (0.97%) Ab Initio
11 4 (0.97%) CA Agile Central
11 4 (0.97%) Citrix
11 4 (0.97%) Ivanti
11 4 (0.97%) VMware
12 3 (0.72%) CA
12 3 (0.72%) Planview