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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Product Management
Rank 416 449 386
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -63
Contract jobs citing Product Management 168 107 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.22% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.30% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 64 98
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£450 £400 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £670 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - -
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
39047 35944 38456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.01% 74.50% 72.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 24929 22718 22716
Average daily rate £413 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1092 1003 1444
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.50 £30.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.33% -3.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.95 £48.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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
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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 +40 81 £500 +11.11% 46
South East -18 28 £375 +9.48% 25
North West +11 19 £325 -10.95% 7
South West -21 11 £525 +35.48% 6
Yorkshire +1 10 £575 - 10
East of England -14 7 £450 +80.00% 14
West Midlands - 3 £500 - 4
East Midlands +1 2 - - 2
North East -34 1 - - 7
Product Management
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Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 141 (41.72%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (28.11%) Project Management
3 79 (23.37%) Analytical Skills
4 66 (19.53%) Finance
5 60 (17.75%) Scrum
6 51 (15.09%) User Stories
7 50 (14.79%) Business Analysis
8 48 (14.20%) User Experience
9 47 (13.91%) HTML
10 43 (12.72%) CSS
10 43 (12.72%) Microsoft
11 37 (10.95%) Programme Management
11 37 (10.95%) Marketing
12 35 (10.36%) Ruby
13 34 (10.06%) TDD
14 33 (9.76%) Windows
15 30 (8.88%) Risk Management
15 30 (8.88%) Ruby on Rails
16 29 (8.58%) OO
17 28 (8.28%) Management Information System
17 28 (8.28%) Use Case
17 28 (8.28%) Open Source
17 28 (8.28%) Change Control
18 27 (7.99%) REST
18 27 (7.99%) CSS3
18 27 (7.99%) Retail
19 26 (7.69%) HTML5
19 26 (7.69%) Kanban
19 26 (7.69%) Java
20 24 (7.10%) Stakeholder Management

Product Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 9 (2.66%) Apache
2 7 (2.07%) Drupal
3 6 (1.78%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.48%) SAS
5 4 (1.18%) CMS
5 4 (1.18%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.18%) IIS
6 3 (0.89%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.89%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.89%) Content Management Server
7 2 (0.59%) WordPress
8 1 (0.30%) Kentico
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.30%) Jetty
8 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 23 (6.80%) MS Office
2 22 (6.51%) MS Excel
3 13 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (3.55%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.78%) MS Project
6 2 (0.59%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.59%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (0.89%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.59%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.59%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.59%) Magento
3 1 (0.30%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.30%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.30%) Summit
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.30%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.59%) Force.com
1 2 (0.59%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.55%) TCP/IP
2 9 (2.66%) Internet
3 5 (1.48%) DSL
3 5 (1.48%) SSL
4 4 (1.18%) HTTP
4 4 (1.18%) DNS
4 4 (1.18%) LAN
4 4 (1.18%) DOCSIS
5 3 (0.89%) Wireless
5 3 (0.89%) BIG-IP
5 3 (0.89%) Broadband
5 3 (0.89%) VPN
5 3 (0.89%) Firewall
6 2 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.59%) UMTS
6 2 (0.59%) VoIP
6 2 (0.59%) LTE
7 1 (0.30%) NAS
7 1 (0.30%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.30%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.80%) MySQL
2 20 (5.92%) Apache Cassandra
3 17 (5.03%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (4.44%) NoSQL
5 12 (3.55%) SQL Server
5 12 (3.55%) MongoDB
6 7 (2.07%) Oracle Database
6 7 (2.07%) Redis
7 5 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.18%) SAP BW
8 4 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.89%) DB2
10 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.59%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Power View
11 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.30%) QlikView
11 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (2.96%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.07%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.78%) NUnit
3 6 (1.78%) Axure RP
4 5 (1.48%) Bitbucket
4 5 (1.48%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.18%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.18%) JIRA
6 3 (0.89%) Subversion
6 3 (0.89%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (0.59%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.59%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.30%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.30%) PowerBuilder
8 1 (0.30%) WATIR
8 1 (0.30%) Selenium
8 1 (0.30%) Sahi
8 1 (0.30%) Jasmine
General
1 66 (19.53%) Finance
2 37 (10.95%) Marketing
3 27 (7.99%) Retail
4 20 (5.92%) Telecoms
4 20 (5.92%) Banking
5 7 (2.07%) Games
6 6 (1.78%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.48%) Legal
8 4 (1.18%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.18%) Dutch Language
9 3 (0.89%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.89%) Back Office
9 3 (0.89%) Electronics
10 2 (0.59%) Front Office
10 2 (0.59%) Law
10 2 (0.59%) Advertising
10 2 (0.59%) German Language
10 2 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.59%) Billing
11 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (19.53%) Product Manager
2 65 (19.23%) Analyst
3 56 (16.57%) Business Analyst
4 41 (12.13%) Developer
5 35 (10.36%) Architect
6 25 (7.40%) Project Manager
7 21 (6.21%) Technical Architect
8 19 (5.62%) Programme Manager
9 12 (3.55%) Programmer
9 12 (3.55%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 11 (3.25%) Ruby Developer
11 10 (2.96%) Designer
11 10 (2.96%) Agile Coach
11 10 (2.96%) Product Owner
12 9 (2.66%) ScrumMaster
12 9 (2.66%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (2.66%) Senior Manager
12 9 (2.66%) Delivery Manager
13 8 (2.37%) Agile Project Manager
14 7 (2.07%) Senior Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (13.91%) HTML
2 43 (12.72%) CSS
3 30 (8.88%) Ruby on Rails
4 27 (7.99%) REST
4 27 (7.99%) CSS3
5 26 (7.69%) HTML5
6 19 (5.62%) XML
6 19 (5.62%) LAMP
7 18 (5.33%) JSON
8 17 (5.03%) Ajax
9 16 (4.73%) .NET
10 15 (4.44%) Django
10 15 (4.44%) Play Framework
11 8 (2.37%) ASP.NET
12 7 (2.07%) Velocity
12 7 (2.07%) Web Services
13 6 (1.78%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (1.78%) XSLT
14 5 (1.48%) SOAP
14 5 (1.48%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 79 (23.37%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (14.20%) User Experience
3 28 (8.28%) Management Information System
3 28 (8.28%) Open Source
4 12 (3.55%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.37%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.07%) NHS
7 5 (1.48%) Data Integration
7 5 (1.48%) New Media
8 4 (1.18%) Reference Data
8 4 (1.18%) Video on Demand
8 4 (1.18%) Psychology
8 4 (1.18%) PMI
9 3 (0.89%) IVR
9 3 (0.89%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.89%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.89%) RIA
9 3 (0.89%) Online Games
9 3 (0.89%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (0.89%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 33 (9.76%) Windows
2 19 (5.62%) Linux
3 16 (4.73%) UNIX
4 4 (1.18%) VMS
5 3 (0.89%) zOS
5 3 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (0.89%) Android
5 3 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (41.72%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (28.11%) Project Management
3 60 (17.75%) Scrum
4 51 (15.09%) User Stories
5 50 (14.79%) Business Analysis
6 37 (10.95%) Programme Management
7 34 (10.06%) TDD
8 30 (8.88%) Risk Management
9 29 (8.58%) OO
10 28 (8.28%) Use Case
10 28 (8.28%) Change Control
11 26 (7.69%) Kanban
12 24 (7.10%) Stakeholder Management
13 23 (6.80%) Mentoring
14 22 (6.51%) Dependency Management
14 22 (6.51%) E-Commerce
15 19 (5.62%) Service Management
15 19 (5.62%) Analytics
16 18 (5.33%) Change Management
17 17 (5.03%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (10.36%) Ruby
2 26 (7.69%) Java
3 22 (6.51%) Scala
4 19 (5.62%) C#
5 15 (4.44%) JavaScript
5 15 (4.44%) SQL
6 12 (3.55%) PHP
7 9 (2.66%) Python
8 6 (1.78%) Groovy
8 6 (1.78%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.48%) Perl
10 4 (1.18%) C
10 4 (1.18%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.18%) VB
10 4 (1.18%) ABAP
11 3 (0.89%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.89%) Delphi
12 2 (0.59%) VBA
12 2 (0.59%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.59%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 19 (5.62%) Degree
2 15 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.66%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.66%) PMP
3 9 (2.66%) PMI Certification
4 6 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.48%) ISEB
6 4 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.18%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (1.18%) APMP
7 2 (0.59%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 2 (0.59%) CISSP
7 2 (0.59%) CISA
8 1 (0.30%) GIAC
8 1 (0.30%) PhD
8 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.30%) MySQL Certification
8 1 (0.30%) CBAP
8 1 (0.30%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.33%) QA
2 5 (1.48%) SLA
3 2 (0.59%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.30%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (1.48%) KVM
2 4 (1.18%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.59%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (1.48%) Puppet
1 5 (1.48%) Vagrant
1 5 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 4 (1.18%) SCCM
3 3 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 43 (12.72%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.80%) CheckPoint
3 17 (5.03%) Oracle
4 14 (4.14%) SAP
5 9 (2.66%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.78%) IBM
7 4 (1.18%) CA
8 3 (0.89%) Symantec
8 3 (0.89%) TOWER Software
8 3 (0.89%) JBoss
8 3 (0.89%) Adobe
8 3 (0.89%) Sun
8 3 (0.89%) F5
8 3 (0.89%) RedDot
8 3 (0.89%) Google
9 2 (0.59%) Citrix
9 2 (0.59%) Avaya
9 2 (0.59%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.59%) Open Text
10 1 (0.30%) Informatica
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