The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had Product Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Product Manager
Rank 101 85 81
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Product Manager 4 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.22% 0.39% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.41% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 1
Median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £395
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -
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
1753 1455 1193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.45% 95.60% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1015 794 617
Median daily rate £383 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 68 65
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.87 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £21.10 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

Product Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Manchester region that featured Product Manager in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, Product Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region featuring Product Manager in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Wireframes
2 4 (57.14%) User Stories
2 4 (57.14%) User Experience
3 3 (42.86%) Workflow
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) JSON
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) XML
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (28.57%) Product Management
4 2 (28.57%) Axure RP
5 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 1 (14.29%) Project Governance
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) Change Management
5 1 (14.29%) Use Case
5 1 (14.29%) .NET
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Competitor Analysis

Product Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Axure RP
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) JSON
1 2 (28.57%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Wireframes
2 4 (57.14%) User Stories
3 3 (42.86%) Workflow
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
4 2 (28.57%) Product Management
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Change Management
5 1 (14.29%) Competitor Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Project Governance
5 1 (14.29%) Use Case
5 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Certification