The table below looks at the statistics for Product Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Product Management over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Product Management
Rank 126 124 133
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs citing Product Management 14 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.44% 0.070% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.096% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 2
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£325 £375 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £375 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - -
Product Management
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2365 2079 2091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.61% 72.87% 65.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1370 1019 1064
Average daily rate £375 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £488 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 125 88
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +0.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.76 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £44.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

Product Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Product Management across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Product Management Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Product Management
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Product Management Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Product Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Product Management across the North West region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Product Management Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Product Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Product Management across the North West region.

Product Management Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Product Management
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +5 14 £325 -13.33% 3
Cheshire - - - - 4
Product Management
England

Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 23 (54.76%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (52.38%) Business Analysis
3 21 (50.00%) Windows
4 20 (47.62%) Project Management
4 20 (47.62%) Microsoft
5 17 (40.48%) MS Excel
5 17 (40.48%) MS Office
6 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (26.19%) Programme Management
8 9 (21.43%) User Stories
9 8 (19.05%) Scrum
10 6 (14.29%) Java
10 6 (14.29%) PMP
10 6 (14.29%) PMI Certification
11 5 (11.90%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (11.90%) Kanban
11 5 (11.90%) Finance
12 4 (9.52%) ITSM
12 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
12 4 (9.52%) Service Management
12 4 (9.52%) Service Delivery
12 4 (9.52%) Change Management
12 4 (9.52%) TDD
12 4 (9.52%) ISEB Practitioner
12 4 (9.52%) Ruby
12 4 (9.52%) Supplier Management
12 4 (9.52%) Application Packaging
12 4 (9.52%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 4 (9.52%) CA
12 4 (9.52%) VB

Product Management
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 17 (40.48%) MS Office
1 17 (40.48%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 3 (7.14%) VPN
1 3 (7.14%) Internet
1 3 (7.14%) Firewall
1 3 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) MySQL
1 3 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (7.14%) MongoDB
1 3 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (7.14%) NoSQL
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (45.24%) Business Analyst
1 19 (45.24%) Analyst
2 6 (14.29%) Agile Coach
3 5 (11.90%) Product Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Architect
4 3 (7.14%) Senior Product Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Technical Architect
4 3 (7.14%) Senior Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) IT Business Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Digital Architect
6 1 (2.38%) Senior Digital Architect
6 1 (2.38%) Agile Product Owner
6 1 (2.38%) Product Owner
6 1 (2.38%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) ScrumMaster
6 1 (2.38%) Senior Architect
6 1 (2.38%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) Application Packaging
2 2 (4.76%) Django
2 2 (4.76%) HTML5
2 2 (4.76%) REST
2 2 (4.76%) CSS3
2 2 (4.76%) Play Framework
2 2 (4.76%) HTML
2 2 (4.76%) CSS
2 2 (4.76%) Ajax
2 2 (4.76%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (4.76%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 23 (54.76%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) PMI
2 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.14%) Open Source
3 3 (7.14%) New Media
4 1 (2.38%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (52.38%) Business Analysis
2 20 (47.62%) Project Management
3 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (26.19%) Programme Management
5 9 (21.43%) User Stories
6 8 (19.05%) Scrum
7 5 (11.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (11.90%) Kanban
8 4 (9.52%) Release Management
8 4 (9.52%) Change Control
8 4 (9.52%) TDD
8 4 (9.52%) Supplier Management
8 4 (9.52%) Service Management
8 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2
8 4 (9.52%) Service Delivery
8 4 (9.52%) Change Management
8 4 (9.52%) ITSM
9 3 (7.14%) Web Development
9 3 (7.14%) Problem Management
9 3 (7.14%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) Java
2 4 (9.52%) VB
2 4 (9.52%) Ruby
2 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.76%) Scala
3 2 (4.76%) Python
4 1 (2.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) PMP
1 6 (14.29%) PMI Certification
2 4 (9.52%) ISEB Practitioner
2 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (9.52%) ISEB
2 4 (9.52%) APMP
3 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 4 (9.52%) SCCM
2 3 (7.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 20 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) CA
3 3 (7.14%) Symantec
4 1 (2.38%) Facebook
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