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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Product Manager
Rank 111 94 85
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Product Manager 1 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.055% 0.37% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.39% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 3
Median daily rate £550 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -5.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £458 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+14.37% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 - -
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
1730 1782 1309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.54% 94.94% 96.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1085 1029 801
Median daily rate £400 £377 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.24% +11.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 72 57
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.25 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 21 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) B2B
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Data Management
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Competitor Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Velocity
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Project Governance
3 1 (25.00%) SFIA
3 1 (25.00%) Wireframes
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management

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:

General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) B2B
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Competitor Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Governance
2 1 (25.00%) SFIA
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Wireframes
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow