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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Product Management over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Product Management
Rank 145 142 122
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -20
Contract jobs citing Product Management 22 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.56% 0.082% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.11% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 6
Median daily rate £363 £463 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.62% +14.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £393 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £533 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
3202 2819 2276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.83% 77.42% 75.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1990 1623 1198
Median daily rate £425 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 133 112
Median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.50 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.20 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Product Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Product Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Product Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -1 13 £338 - 5
Cheshire - 4 £475 -
Lancashire +4 2 £600 +60.00%
Merseyside -4 2 £338 -38.63%
Product Management
England

Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Product Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Product Management.

1 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (42.86%) Finance
4 11 (39.29%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (32.14%) User Experience
5 9 (32.14%) Scrum
5 9 (32.14%) Analytics
6 8 (28.57%) BDD
6 8 (28.57%) Business Analysis
7 7 (25.00%) TDD
8 6 (21.43%) Web Services
8 6 (21.43%) Open Source
9 5 (17.86%) Data Modelling
10 4 (14.29%) Workflow
10 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
10 4 (14.29%) HTML
10 4 (14.29%) Information Architecture
10 4 (14.29%) Visualisation
10 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (14.29%) TOGAF
11 3 (10.71%) Time Management
11 3 (10.71%) Velocity
11 3 (10.71%) Release Management
11 3 (10.71%) Data Management
11 3 (10.71%) Requirements Management
11 3 (10.71%) Domain-Driven Design
11 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (10.71%) User Stories
11 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
11 3 (10.71%) Coaching

Product Management
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.57%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) VersionOne
2 2 (7.14%) Axure RP
General
1 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Advertising
3 1 (3.57%) Back Office
3 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Digital Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Digital Business Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Product Manager
5 4 (14.29%) Architect
5 4 (14.29%) Data Architect
5 4 (14.29%) Scrum Master
6 3 (10.71%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (10.71%) Digital Delivery Manager
7 2 (7.14%) Designer
7 2 (7.14%) Digital Product Manager
7 2 (7.14%) IT Manager
7 2 (7.14%) Technical Manager
7 2 (7.14%) Technical Product Manager
7 2 (7.14%) UX Designer
8 1 (3.57%) Data Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Digital Architect
8 1 (3.57%) Digital Designer
8 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) Web Services
2 4 (14.29%) HTML
3 3 (10.71%) .NET
3 3 (10.71%) Velocity
4 2 (7.14%) CSS
4 2 (7.14%) HTML5
4 2 (7.14%) JSON
4 2 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (32.14%) User Experience
3 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 4 (14.29%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.57%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (32.14%) Analytics
3 9 (32.14%) Scrum
4 8 (28.57%) BDD
4 8 (28.57%) Business Analysis
5 7 (25.00%) TDD
6 6 (21.43%) Open Source
7 5 (17.86%) Data Modelling
8 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (14.29%) Information Architecture
8 4 (14.29%) TOGAF
8 4 (14.29%) Workflow
9 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (10.71%) Domain-Driven Design
9 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
9 3 (10.71%) Release Management
9 3 (10.71%) Requirements Management
9 3 (10.71%) Time Management
9 3 (10.71%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Progress
2 1 (3.57%) SAP