The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Product Management
Rank 440 386 366
Rank change year-on-year
-54 -20
Contract jobs citing Product Management 150 117 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.27% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.37% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 64 125
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £579
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 8
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -51.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.50 £35.75
% change year-on-year
- -51.04%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37958 31464 38928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.95% 73.02% 69.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 23972 19227 22646
Average daily rate £405 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 981 1339
Average hourly rate £27.88 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.89% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Product Management
UK

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 18 April 2014.

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
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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +3 97 £450 - 69
South East -13 28 £390 +4.00% 24
East of England - 7 £406 - 17
South West -25 6 £350 +7.69% 4
West Midlands - 4 £450 - 1
North West -16 3 - - 5
Yorkshire -20 3 £600 +50.00% 2
East Midlands -9 1 £575 - 5
North East - 1 £500 - 2
Product Management
UK

Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 69 (22.62%) Project Management
2 66 (21.64%) E-Commerce
3 65 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (17.05%) Marketing
5 48 (15.74%) Finance
6 43 (14.10%) Scrum
6 43 (14.10%) User Stories
7 42 (13.77%) TDD
8 40 (13.11%) HTML
9 38 (12.46%) CSS
10 34 (11.15%) Analytics
11 31 (10.16%) Microsoft
12 29 (9.51%) Stakeholder Management
13 28 (9.18%) Telecoms
13 28 (9.18%) C#
14 26 (8.52%) Banking
14 26 (8.52%) Ruby
14 26 (8.52%) Degree
15 24 (7.87%) Business Analysis
15 24 (7.87%) OO
16 23 (7.54%) Java
17 22 (7.21%) Retail
17 22 (7.21%) User Acceptance Testing
18 21 (6.89%) Use Case
18 21 (6.89%) JavaScript
19 20 (6.56%) B2C
19 20 (6.56%) Content Management
20 19 (6.23%) Legal
20 19 (6.23%) Continuous Integration
21 18 (5.90%) Software Engineering

Product Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 13 (4.26%) CMS
2 6 (1.97%) Apache
3 5 (1.64%) Content Management Server
4 4 (1.31%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.31%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.31%) Kentico
4 4 (1.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.66%) Node.js
5 2 (0.66%) Lync
5 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.66%) Drupal
6 1 (0.33%) WordPress
6 1 (0.33%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.33%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (2.62%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.97%) MS Office
2 6 (1.97%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.31%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.98%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.66%) Mingle
7 1 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.33%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 10 (3.28%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.33%) Magento
2 1 (0.33%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.33%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.61%) VPN
2 10 (3.28%) TCP/IP
2 10 (3.28%) Internet
3 9 (2.95%) Wireless
4 8 (2.62%) Firewall
5 7 (2.30%) NAS
5 7 (2.30%) SAN
5 7 (2.30%) HTTP
6 6 (1.97%) Broadband
7 5 (1.64%) Network Security
7 5 (1.64%) MVNO
7 5 (1.64%) DNS
8 3 (0.98%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.98%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.66%) MPLS
9 2 (0.66%) SSL
9 2 (0.66%) LAN
9 2 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.33%) NFC
10 1 (0.33%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.26%) MySQL
2 10 (3.28%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.95%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (2.62%) NoSQL
5 6 (1.97%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.97%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.31%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.98%) SAP BI
7 3 (0.98%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.66%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.66%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.33%) Big Data
9 1 (0.33%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 12 (3.93%) Visual Studio
2 9 (2.95%) Cucumber
3 8 (2.62%) NUnit
4 7 (2.30%) Axure RP
5 6 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.97%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.31%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 4 (1.31%) JIRA
7 2 (0.66%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.33%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.33%) MSTest
8 1 (0.33%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.33%) Xcode
8 1 (0.33%) Subversion
General
1 52 (17.05%) Marketing
2 48 (15.74%) Finance
3 28 (9.18%) Telecoms
4 26 (8.52%) Banking
5 22 (7.21%) Retail
6 19 (6.23%) Legal
7 13 (4.26%) Publishing
8 12 (3.93%) Games
9 9 (2.95%) German Language
9 9 (2.95%) Billing
10 7 (2.30%) Investment Banking
11 5 (1.64%) Advertising
12 3 (0.98%) French Language
13 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.33%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.33%) Back Office
14 1 (0.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 118 (38.69%) Product Manager
2 41 (13.44%) Analyst
3 35 (11.48%) Business Analyst
4 26 (8.52%) Architect
5 22 (7.21%) Developer
6 19 (6.23%) Online Product Manager
7 18 (5.90%) Project Manager
8 13 (4.26%) Agile Coach
8 13 (4.26%) Technical Architect
9 12 (3.93%) E-Commerce Manager
9 12 (3.93%) Programme Manager
10 10 (3.28%) Consultant
10 10 (3.28%) Product Owner
11 9 (2.95%) Senior Manager
12 8 (2.62%) Build Engineer
12 8 (2.62%) ScrumMaster
13 7 (2.30%) Android Developer
13 7 (2.30%) Web Developer
13 7 (2.30%) Implementation Consultant
13 7 (2.30%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (13.11%) HTML
2 38 (12.46%) CSS
3 17 (5.57%) XML
3 17 (5.57%) .NET
4 15 (4.92%) HTML5
5 14 (4.59%) Ajax
6 13 (4.26%) Ruby on Rails
7 11 (3.61%) CSS3
8 9 (2.95%) Application Packaging
8 9 (2.95%) Web Services
9 8 (2.62%) REST
9 8 (2.62%) RESTful
9 8 (2.62%) JSON
9 8 (2.62%) jQuery
9 8 (2.62%) Django
10 7 (2.30%) XSLT
11 6 (1.97%) Velocity
12 5 (1.64%) Play Framework
13 3 (0.98%) Silverlight
13 3 (0.98%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.59%) Open Source
1 14 (4.59%) Mobile App
2 10 (3.28%) Management Information System
2 10 (3.28%) Social Media
3 9 (2.95%) Digital Media
4 7 (2.30%) Enterprise Storage
5 6 (1.97%) Client/Server
5 6 (1.97%) Online Games
6 5 (1.64%) Social Network
7 4 (1.31%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.31%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (1.31%) New Media
7 4 (1.31%) Linked Data
7 4 (1.31%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.98%) RIA
8 3 (0.98%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.98%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.98%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (0.98%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.66%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.90%) Windows
2 11 (3.61%) Android
3 8 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (1.64%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.64%) Linux
5 4 (1.31%) UNIX
6 2 (0.66%) VMS
7 1 (0.33%) CentOS
7 1 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (22.62%) Project Management
2 66 (21.64%) E-Commerce
3 65 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (14.10%) Scrum
4 43 (14.10%) User Stories
5 42 (13.77%) TDD
6 34 (11.15%) Analytics
7 29 (9.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (7.87%) Business Analysis
8 24 (7.87%) OO
9 22 (7.21%) User Acceptance Testing
10 21 (6.89%) Use Case
11 20 (6.56%) B2C
11 20 (6.56%) Content Management
12 19 (6.23%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (5.90%) Software Engineering
14 17 (5.57%) Web Analytics
15 16 (5.25%) CRM
16 14 (4.59%) Web Development
17 13 (4.26%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 28 (9.18%) C#
2 26 (8.52%) Ruby
3 23 (7.54%) Java
4 21 (6.89%) JavaScript
5 10 (3.28%) Python
5 10 (3.28%) PowerShell
6 9 (2.95%) VB
7 8 (2.62%) Scala
8 7 (2.30%) PHP
8 7 (2.30%) SQL
9 6 (1.97%) C
10 4 (1.31%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.98%) R
11 3 (0.98%) ABAP
11 3 (0.98%) Perl
12 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.66%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.33%) PHP5
13 1 (0.33%) PHP4
13 1 (0.33%) Lua
Qualifications
1 26 (8.52%) Degree
2 7 (2.30%) PMP
2 7 (2.30%) PMI Certification
3 6 (1.97%) CISSP
3 6 (1.97%) CISA
4 4 (1.31%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.31%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.66%) MCSD
5 2 (0.66%) MCSE
5 2 (0.66%) MCTS
6 1 (0.33%) CRISC
6 1 (0.33%) PhD
6 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.33%) CCNP
6 1 (0.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.30%) QA
2 2 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.66%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.33%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 9 (2.95%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (3.61%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 9 (2.95%) SCCM
3 6 (1.97%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (1.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 31 (10.16%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.28%) Oracle
3 7 (2.30%) CheckPoint
3 7 (2.30%) EMC
3 7 (2.30%) CA
3 7 (2.30%) NetApp
4 6 (1.97%) Adobe
4 6 (1.97%) Symantec
5 5 (1.64%) Google
5 5 (1.64%) Facebook
6 4 (1.31%) Cisco
6 4 (1.31%) Mercator
6 4 (1.31%) SAP
7 3 (0.98%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.66%) IBM
8 2 (0.66%) Avaya
8 2 (0.66%) Dell
8 2 (0.66%) Cadence
9 1 (0.33%) Polycom
9 1 (0.33%) Zend
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