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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Product Management
Rank 97 58 75
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +17
Contract jobs citing Product Management 9 28 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.47% 2.12% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 2.78% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 17 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £388 £364
% change year-on-year
+29.03% +6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 - -
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
1467 1009 889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 77.33% 76.38% 73.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 607 472
Average daily rate £395 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 26 46
Average hourly rate £33.64 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+132.00% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £28.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oldham - 1 £375 -
Product Management
North West

Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 9 (90.00%) Scrum
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (50.00%) Data Governance
3 5 (50.00%) TOGAF
4 3 (30.00%) Visualisation
4 3 (30.00%) User Experience
5 2 (20.00%) Axure RP
5 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (20.00%) Digital Media
5 2 (20.00%) Photoshop
5 2 (20.00%) Adobe
5 2 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (20.00%) Degree
6 1 (10.00%) Graphic Design
6 1 (10.00%) Velocity
6 1 (10.00%) Release Management
6 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) ISEB
6 1 (10.00%) UML
6 1 (10.00%) Progress
6 1 (10.00%) Finance
6 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (10.00%) Coaching
6 1 (10.00%) Business Process Improvement
6 1 (10.00%) Time Management
6 1 (10.00%) BPMN
6 1 (10.00%) Requirements Management
6 1 (10.00%) Web Accessibility

Product Management
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (20.00%) Photoshop
1 2 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Axure RP
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Technical Architect
3 3 (30.00%) UI Designer
3 3 (30.00%) Designer
3 3 (30.00%) UI/UX Designer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior UI/UX Designer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Designer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior UI Designer
5 1 (10.00%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Visualisation
1 3 (30.00%) User Experience
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (10.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (10.00%) Graphic Design
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Scrum
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 5 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (50.00%) Data Governance
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Coaching
3 1 (10.00%) SDLC
3 1 (10.00%) UML
3 1 (10.00%) Requirements Management
3 1 (10.00%) Release Management
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
3 1 (10.00%) BPMN
3 1 (10.00%) Web Accessibility
3 1 (10.00%) Business Process Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Adobe
2 1 (10.00%) Progress