The table below looks at the statistics for Product Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Product Management over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Product Management
Rank 401 401 383
Rank change year-on-year
0 -18
Contract jobs citing Product Management 157 145 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.33% 0.32% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.42% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 101 67
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£485 £450 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.77% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £77.50 £58.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.91% +56.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £77.50 £58.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+31.91% +56.66%
Product Management
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
35919 34430 29372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.27% 75.51% 73.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 22880 21174 17901
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 973 1051 1057
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.29 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.98 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

Product Management
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Product Management Jobs Demand Trend in England

Product Management
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Product Management Daily Rate Trend in England

Product Management
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Product Management across the England region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Product Management Daily Rate Histogram in England

Product Management
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Product Management across the England region.

Product Management Hourly Rate Trend in England

Product Management
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Product Management across the England region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Product Management Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Product Management
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. 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
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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
London -2 96 £510 +13.33% 71
South East -27 21 £366 -10.67% 17
East of England +19 19 £525 +29.23% 6
Yorkshire -12 9 £325 -44.68% 2
North West -17 5 £450 +73.07% 6
West Midlands -2 4 £515 +14.44% 5
South West -7 2 £650 +293.93% 5
North East - 1 - - 2
East Midlands - - - - 4
Product Management
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Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 158 (47.31%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (19.76%) User Experience
3 63 (18.86%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (18.56%) Finance
4 62 (18.56%) Project Management
5 59 (17.66%) User Stories
6 51 (15.27%) Marketing
7 49 (14.67%) Scrum
8 48 (14.37%) Java
9 47 (14.07%) TDD
10 41 (12.28%) HTML
11 39 (11.68%) Ruby
12 38 (11.38%) Software Engineering
13 37 (11.08%) Business Analysis
14 35 (10.48%) Mentoring
15 34 (10.18%) Degree
16 33 (9.88%) E-Commerce
17 32 (9.58%) C#
17 32 (9.58%) CSS
17 32 (9.58%) Programme Management
17 32 (9.58%) Risk Management
17 32 (9.58%) Change Control
18 30 (8.98%) Continuous Integration
18 30 (8.98%) Stakeholder Management
19 29 (8.68%) Banking
19 29 (8.68%) CheckPoint
19 29 (8.68%) Analytics
20 28 (8.38%) Dependency Management
21 27 (8.08%) Test Automation
22 26 (7.78%) Refactoring

Product Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 8 (2.40%) Lync
1 8 (2.40%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.10%) Apache
3 6 (1.80%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.50%) SAS
4 5 (1.50%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.50%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.50%) CMS
5 4 (1.20%) JBoss
6 3 (0.90%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.90%) Confluence
7 2 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.30%) IIS
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.30%) EPiServer CMS
8 1 (0.30%) Node.js
8 1 (0.30%) nginx
Applications
1 20 (5.99%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.19%) MS Visio
3 12 (3.59%) Photoshop
4 10 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (2.99%) MS Office
5 7 (2.10%) MS Project
5 7 (2.10%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (1.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.90%) Fireworks
7 3 (0.90%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.60%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.30%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.30%) InDesign
9 1 (0.30%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 12 (3.59%) Google Analytics
2 4 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.90%) Global One
3 3 (0.90%) Oracle BRM
4 2 (0.60%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.30%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.30%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.80%) SaaS
2 5 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.60%) PaaS
4 1 (0.30%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.59%) Internet
2 8 (2.40%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.80%) VoIP
4 5 (1.50%) SSL
4 5 (1.50%) Unified Communications
5 4 (1.20%) NAS
5 4 (1.20%) DNS
6 3 (0.90%) HTTP
6 3 (0.90%) PSTN
6 3 (0.90%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.60%) Firewall
7 2 (0.60%) Intranet
8 1 (0.30%) MPLS
8 1 (0.30%) DOCSIS
8 1 (0.30%) DSLAM
8 1 (0.30%) VPN
8 1 (0.30%) DHCP
8 1 (0.30%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.30%) ATM
8 1 (0.30%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.49%) MySQL
2 12 (3.59%) Apache Cassandra
3 11 (3.29%) MongoDB
3 11 (3.29%) NoSQL
4 9 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (1.80%) SQL Server
6 3 (0.90%) Data Mining
6 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.90%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.60%) Redis
7 2 (0.60%) MS Access
7 2 (0.60%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.30%) Big Data
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.30%) Spotfire
8 1 (0.30%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 11 (3.29%) Axure RP
2 9 (2.69%) JIRA
3 8 (2.40%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 6 (1.80%) Subversion
5 5 (1.50%) Dreamweaver
5 5 (1.50%) Cucumber
5 5 (1.50%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.20%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.60%) Gradle
7 2 (0.60%) JMeter
7 2 (0.60%) Maven
7 2 (0.60%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.30%) Ant
8 1 (0.30%) Xcode
8 1 (0.30%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.30%) Behat
8 1 (0.30%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.30%) JProfiler
8 1 (0.30%) Hudson
General
1 62 (18.56%) Finance
2 51 (15.27%) Marketing
3 29 (8.68%) Banking
4 24 (7.19%) Telecoms
5 22 (6.59%) Retail
6 13 (3.89%) Legal
7 12 (3.59%) Games
8 9 (2.69%) Manufacturing
8 9 (2.69%) Publishing
9 5 (1.50%) Billing
9 5 (1.50%) Front Office
10 4 (1.20%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.20%) Law
10 4 (1.20%) Back Office
11 3 (0.90%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.60%) Electronics
13 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.30%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (17.07%) Product Manager
2 54 (16.17%) Analyst
3 45 (13.47%) Business Analyst
4 36 (10.78%) Architect
5 27 (8.08%) Project Manager
6 26 (7.78%) Agile Coach
7 25 (7.49%) Developer
8 23 (6.89%) Programme Manager
9 18 (5.39%) Solutions Architect
9 18 (5.39%) Designer
10 14 (4.19%) Senior Manager
11 13 (3.89%) Consultant
12 11 (3.29%) Technical Architect
12 11 (3.29%) UX Designer
13 10 (2.99%) Senior Product Manager
14 9 (2.69%) Product Owner
15 8 (2.40%) Senior Analyst
16 7 (2.10%) Senior Business Analyst
16 7 (2.10%) User Experience Architect
17 6 (1.80%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (12.28%) HTML
2 32 (9.58%) CSS
3 20 (5.99%) HTML5
4 16 (4.79%) Web Services
5 12 (3.59%) REST
5 12 (3.59%) CSS3
6 11 (3.29%) XML
6 11 (3.29%) Ruby on Rails
6 11 (3.29%) Ajax
7 10 (2.99%) JSON
7 10 (2.99%) RESTful
8 9 (2.69%) Django
8 9 (2.69%) jQuery
9 8 (2.40%) Middleware
10 7 (2.10%) Play Framework
11 6 (1.80%) .NET
11 6 (1.80%) SOAP
12 5 (1.50%) J2EE
12 5 (1.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 4 (1.20%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 66 (19.76%) User Experience
2 63 (18.86%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (7.49%) Open Source
3 25 (7.49%) Management Information System
4 14 (4.19%) RIA
5 12 (3.59%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.10%) Statistics
6 7 (2.10%) Human Factors
7 6 (1.80%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.50%) NHS
8 5 (1.50%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.50%) Social Media
8 5 (1.50%) Online Games
9 4 (1.20%) Mobile Banking
9 4 (1.20%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.20%) Psychology
9 4 (1.20%) EMC Centera
10 3 (0.90%) Neural Network
10 3 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.60%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 25 (7.49%) Linux
2 12 (3.59%) Windows
3 10 (2.99%) UNIX
4 8 (2.40%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.10%) Android
6 5 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.30%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (47.31%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (18.56%) Project Management
3 59 (17.66%) User Stories
4 49 (14.67%) Scrum
5 47 (14.07%) TDD
6 38 (11.38%) Software Engineering
7 37 (11.08%) Business Analysis
8 35 (10.48%) Mentoring
9 33 (9.88%) E-Commerce
10 32 (9.58%) Programme Management
10 32 (9.58%) Risk Management
10 32 (9.58%) Change Control
11 30 (8.98%) Continuous Integration
11 30 (8.98%) Stakeholder Management
12 29 (8.68%) Analytics
13 28 (8.38%) Dependency Management
14 27 (8.08%) Test Automation
15 26 (7.78%) Refactoring
16 24 (7.19%) CRM
17 19 (5.69%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (14.37%) Java
2 39 (11.68%) Ruby
3 32 (9.58%) C#
4 23 (6.89%) JavaScript
5 13 (3.89%) SQL
6 11 (3.29%) C
7 9 (2.69%) Python
7 9 (2.69%) Scala
8 7 (2.10%) C++
9 6 (1.80%) PHP
10 5 (1.50%) Perl
11 4 (1.20%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.90%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.60%) Groovy
13 2 (0.60%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.60%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.60%) XAML
14 1 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (10.18%) Degree
2 15 (4.49%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.80%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.50%) MCSE
4 5 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (1.20%) ISEB
6 3 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.90%) PMP
6 3 (0.90%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.60%) VCP4
8 1 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.30%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.89%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) SLA
2 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.30%) vCloud
1 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.30%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (0.90%) SCOM
2 2 (0.60%) Puppet
3 1 (0.30%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.30%) SCCM
3 1 (0.30%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.30%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.30%) Ansible
3 1 (0.30%) logstash
3 1 (0.30%) Salt
3 1 (0.30%) Kibana
Vendors
1 29 (8.68%) CheckPoint
2 25 (7.49%) Microsoft
3 16 (4.79%) Oracle
4 13 (3.89%) Google
5 12 (3.59%) Cisco
6 11 (3.29%) Adobe
7 8 (2.40%) TIBCO
8 7 (2.10%) IBM
8 7 (2.10%) SAP
9 6 (1.80%) VMware
9 6 (1.80%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.80%) Informatica
10 5 (1.50%) Perforce
11 4 (1.20%) HP
11 4 (1.20%) EMC
11 4 (1.20%) NetApp
11 4 (1.20%) Remedy
12 3 (0.90%) SunGard
12 3 (0.90%) Avaya
12 3 (0.90%) Juniper
South East England
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Hudson IT
Rate: Day Rate Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £340 to £440 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £650 - £700 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago