The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Product Management
Rank 108 124 135
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +11
Contract jobs citing Product Management 27 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.89% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 0.21% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 5
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£403 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.25% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £383 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.30% +27.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2130 1940 2087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 70.34% 70.91% 64.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1141 973 1106
Average daily rate £375 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 94 109
Average hourly rate £27.17 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.51% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.75 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Product Management
England

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +15 20 £375 +11.11%
Lancashire - 5 £405 - 1
Cheshire - 1 - - 4
Product Management
England

Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 17 (53.13%) Project Management
2 16 (50.00%) Windows
2 16 (50.00%) Business Analysis
3 15 (46.88%) Microsoft
4 12 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 12 (37.50%) MS Office
5 9 (28.13%) Programme Management
6 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (25.00%) User Stories
7 6 (18.75%) Java
7 6 (18.75%) PMP
7 6 (18.75%) PMI Certification
8 5 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (15.63%) Scrum
9 4 (12.50%) Finance
9 4 (12.50%) ITSM
9 4 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (12.50%) Application Packaging
9 4 (12.50%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 4 (12.50%) Supplier Management
9 4 (12.50%) Release Management
9 4 (12.50%) CA
9 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
9 4 (12.50%) ISEB
9 4 (12.50%) PMI
9 4 (12.50%) VB
9 4 (12.50%) Service Management
9 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
9 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
9 4 (12.50%) Change Control

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 12 (37.50%) MS Excel
1 12 (37.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) Internet
1 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
1 3 (9.38%) VPN
1 3 (9.38%) Wireless
1 3 (9.38%) Firewall
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Business Analyst
1 13 (40.63%) Analyst
2 7 (21.88%) Product Manager
3 6 (18.75%) Agile Coach
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Product Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Agile Product Owner
6 1 (3.13%) Product Owner
6 1 (3.13%) Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.13%) ScrumMaster
6 1 (3.13%) Product Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) PMI
2 3 (9.38%) New Media
2 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Project Management
2 16 (50.00%) Business Analysis
3 9 (28.13%) Programme Management
4 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (25.00%) User Stories
5 5 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (15.63%) Scrum
6 4 (12.50%) ITSM
6 4 (12.50%) Supplier Management
6 4 (12.50%) Release Management
6 4 (12.50%) Service Management
6 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 4 (12.50%) Change Control
7 3 (9.38%) ITIL
7 3 (9.38%) Web Development
7 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
8 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.25%) Risk Analysis
8 2 (6.25%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) Java
2 4 (12.50%) VB
2 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.13%) C#
3 1 (3.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) PMP
1 6 (18.75%) PMI Certification
2 4 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
2 4 (12.50%) ISEB
2 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (12.50%) APMP
3 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 4 (12.50%) SCCM
2 3 (9.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (9.38%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.50%) CA
3 3 (9.38%) Symantec
4 1 (3.13%) Facebook