The table below looks at the statistics for Product Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Product Management over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Product Management
Rank 101 88 83
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Contract jobs citing Product Management 5 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.28% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.27% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
Average daily rate £500 £350 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +34.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £475 £400
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £125.00 £58.75
% change year-on-year
-66.00% +112.76%
Product Management
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1483 1106 901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.84% 77.45% 75.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 873 669 479
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 31 34
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £11.50 £10.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.00 £48.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Product Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Product Management Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Product Management
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Product Management Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 12 (70.59%) Scrum
1 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (70.59%) TOGAF
1 12 (70.59%) Enterprise Architecture
2 9 (52.94%) Management Information System
2 9 (52.94%) Domain-Driven Design
2 9 (52.94%) Visualisation
2 9 (52.94%) Information Architecture
2 9 (52.94%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (52.94%) User Experience
3 7 (41.18%) Data Management
3 7 (41.18%) Data Modelling
4 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
5 4 (23.53%) BDD
6 3 (17.65%) Data Governance
7 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
7 2 (11.76%) Degree
7 2 (11.76%) C
7 2 (11.76%) C#
7 2 (11.76%) C++
7 2 (11.76%) HTML
7 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
7 2 (11.76%) CSS
7 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
8 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
8 1 (5.88%) Business Process Improvement
8 1 (5.88%) XML
8 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
8 1 (5.88%) UML

Product Management
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Architect
2 9 (52.94%) Data Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Digital Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Digital Technical Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Technical Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Product Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) CSS
1 2 (11.76%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) JSON
2 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Management Information System
1 9 (52.94%) User Experience
1 9 (52.94%) Visualisation
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (70.59%) Enterprise Architecture
1 12 (70.59%) Scrum
1 12 (70.59%) TOGAF
2 9 (52.94%) Domain-Driven Design
2 9 (52.94%) Information Architecture
2 9 (52.94%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (41.18%) Data Management
3 7 (41.18%) Data Modelling
4 4 (23.53%) BDD
5 3 (17.65%) Data Governance
6 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
7 1 (5.88%) BPMN
7 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
7 1 (5.88%) Business Process Improvement
7 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
7 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
7 1 (5.88%) UML
7 1 (5.88%) Use Case
7 1 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) C
1 2 (11.76%) C#
1 2 (11.76%) C++
1 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) Lua
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) ISEB
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification