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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Product Management
Rank 91 96 87
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs citing Product Management 13 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.72% 0.060% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.079% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 0
Average daily rate £338 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £77.50 -
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
1479 1271 1036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.67% 76.66% 75.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 899 684 543
Average daily rate £400 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 29 39
Average hourly rate £18.99 £16.16 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.46% -7.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £12.00 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Product Management across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Product Management Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Stockport - 5 £300 - 2
Product Management
North West

Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 17 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (61.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (52.38%) Scrum
4 10 (47.62%) BDD
5 9 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (38.10%) User Experience
7 7 (33.33%) Information Architecture
7 7 (33.33%) Visualisation
7 7 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (33.33%) Finance
7 7 (33.33%) TOGAF
7 7 (33.33%) Management Information System
8 6 (28.57%) Data Modelling
8 6 (28.57%) Web Services
8 6 (28.57%) Data Management
8 6 (28.57%) TDD
8 6 (28.57%) Open Source
8 6 (28.57%) Business Analysis
8 6 (28.57%) Domain-Driven Design
8 6 (28.57%) Analytics
9 4 (19.05%) CSS
9 4 (19.05%) HTML
9 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
10 3 (14.29%) XML
10 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
10 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
10 3 (14.29%) Progress
10 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (14.29%) Workflow
10 3 (14.29%) Mentoring

Product Management
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) VersionOne
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Back Office
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Architect
1 7 (33.33%) Data Architect
2 6 (28.57%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Business Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Digital Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Digital Business Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Product Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Scrum Master
4 2 (9.52%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Digital Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) Web Services
2 4 (19.05%) CSS
2 4 (19.05%) HTML
3 3 (14.29%) JSON
3 3 (14.29%) Velocity
3 3 (14.29%) XML
4 2 (9.52%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (38.10%) User Experience
3 7 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 7 (33.33%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (61.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (52.38%) Scrum
4 10 (47.62%) BDD
5 7 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (33.33%) Information Architecture
5 7 (33.33%) TOGAF
6 6 (28.57%) Analytics
6 6 (28.57%) Business Analysis
6 6 (28.57%) Data Management
6 6 (28.57%) Data Modelling
6 6 (28.57%) Domain-Driven Design
6 6 (28.57%) Open Source
6 6 (28.57%) TDD
7 3 (14.29%) Coaching
7 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
7 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 3 (14.29%) SDLC
7 3 (14.29%) Software Delivery
7 3 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.76%) C
2 1 (4.76%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) C++
2 1 (4.76%) Lua
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Progress
2 1 (4.76%) SAP