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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Product Management
Rank 143 107 131
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +24
Contract jobs citing Product Management 22 28 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.91% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 1.22% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 4
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£525 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% -3.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £388 £364
% change year-on-year
+29.03% +6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 - -
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
3460 2292 2048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 78.82% 74.27% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2121 1268 1045
Average daily rate £413 £370 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% +11.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 101 103
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £67.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015. 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 -35 9 £350 +7.69% 3
Lancashire - 9 £600 -
Cheshire - 3 £460 - 2
Merseyside - 1 - -
Product Management
England

Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Scrum
3 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (28.00%) Project Management
4 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (24.00%) Business Analysis
6 5 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (20.00%) TDD
6 5 (20.00%) Programme Management
6 5 (20.00%) TOGAF
6 5 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 5 (20.00%) Web Services
6 5 (20.00%) Open Source
6 5 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 5 (20.00%) BDD
6 5 (20.00%) Data Governance
6 5 (20.00%) Analytics
7 4 (16.00%) User Experience
8 3 (12.00%) Change Control
8 3 (12.00%) Visualisation
8 3 (12.00%) Dependency Management
8 3 (12.00%) CheckPoint
9 2 (8.00%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
9 2 (8.00%) Finance
9 2 (8.00%) Photoshop
9 2 (8.00%) MS Project
9 2 (8.00%) Adobe
9 2 (8.00%) Billing

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 2 (8.00%) Photoshop
1 2 (8.00%) MS Project
1 2 (8.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Axure RP
2 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
1 2 (8.00%) Billing
2 1 (4.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Business Analyst
1 7 (28.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Programme Manager
3 4 (16.00%) Technical Architect
4 3 (12.00%) UI Designer
4 3 (12.00%) Designer
4 3 (12.00%) Project Manager
4 3 (12.00%) UI/UX Designer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior UI/UX Designer
5 2 (8.00%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Designer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior UI Designer
6 1 (4.00%) Transformation Programme Manager
6 1 (4.00%) ScrumMaster
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.00%) User Experience
3 3 (12.00%) Visualisation
4 2 (8.00%) Digital Media
5 1 (4.00%) Graphic Design
5 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Scrum
3 7 (28.00%) Project Management
3 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (24.00%) Business Analysis
5 5 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 5 (20.00%) Programme Management
5 5 (20.00%) TDD
5 5 (20.00%) TOGAF
5 5 (20.00%) Open Source
5 5 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 5 (20.00%) BDD
5 5 (20.00%) Data Governance
5 5 (20.00%) Analytics
6 3 (12.00%) Dependency Management
6 3 (12.00%) Change Control
7 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.00%) Coaching
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (8.00%) Adobe
3 1 (4.00%) Progress