The table below looks at the statistics for the Product Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Product Manager
Rank 83 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Product Manager 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.37% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £416 £319
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +30.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Product Manager
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1283 1115 1348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.13% 93.93% 90.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 790 569 658
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 87 108
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £10.12 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Product Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Product Manager in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Product Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Product Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Product Manager Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Product Manager
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Product Manager in their job title 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 with Product Manager in their job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Product Management
3 3 (23.08%) Internet
3 3 (23.08%) New Media
4 2 (15.38%) Customer Insight
4 2 (15.38%) User Stories
4 2 (15.38%) BDD
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) User Experience
5 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.69%) Marketing
5 1 (7.69%) Web Development
5 1 (7.69%) BC Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) Web Usability
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.69%) Tandem
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Retail

Product Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Product Manager in their job title 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 with Product Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Internet
General
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
1 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) New Media
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Tandem
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Product Management
3 2 (15.38%) BDD
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (15.38%) Customer Insight
3 2 (15.38%) User Stories
4 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) Web Development
4 1 (7.69%) Web Usability
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) BC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared