The table below looks at the statistics for Product Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Product Management over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Product Management
Rank 34 29 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Product Management 3 15 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.92% 3.86% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 4.66% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 0
Average daily rate £360 £525 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £475 £420
% change year-on-year
-13.68% +13.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £125.00 £58.75
% change year-on-year
- +112.76%
Product Management
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
289 322 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 88.65% 82.78% 69.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 259 117
Average daily rate £450 £475 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +25.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £281 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £588 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 7 6
Average hourly rate £47.50 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+171.42% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.40 £13.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £22.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

Product Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Product Management across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Product Management Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Product Management
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Product Management across the Bedfordshire region.

Product Management Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Product Management
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Product Management within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -7 3 £360 -31.13% 1
Product Management
East of England

Product Management
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Product Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Product Management.

1 3 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Microservices
3 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Use Case
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Confluence
3 1 (33.33%) hybris
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) B2B
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum

Product Management
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Product Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Product Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Product Owner
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) B2B
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) Microservices
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Use Case
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) hybris