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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Product Management
Rank 92 67 75
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +8
Contract jobs citing Product Management 4 21 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.25% 1.71% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 2.35% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £426 £389 £374
% change year-on-year
+9.45% +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 - -
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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
1211 892 850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.89% 72.46% 74.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 501 456
Average daily rate £380 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 26 35
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.68% +35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.75 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 26 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) User Experience
2 3 (60.00%) Visualisation
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) Photoshop
3 2 (40.00%) Adobe
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Axure RP
3 2 (40.00%) Digital Media
3 2 (40.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Coaching
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) Progress
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
4 1 (20.00%) Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) Graphic Design
4 1 (20.00%) Velocity
4 1 (20.00%) Release Management
4 1 (20.00%) Time Management
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Web Accessibility

Product Management
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Photoshop
1 2 (40.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Axure RP
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) UI Designer
1 3 (60.00%) Designer
1 3 (60.00%) UI/UX Designer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior UI/UX Designer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Designer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior UI Designer
3 1 (20.00%) ScrumMaster
3 1 (20.00%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Visualisation
1 3 (60.00%) User Experience
2 2 (40.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Graphic Design
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Scrum
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Web Accessibility
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Coaching
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Adobe
2 1 (20.00%) Progress