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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Product Management
Rank 137 150 118
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -32
Contract jobs citing Product Management 16 2 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 0.053% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.069% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 11
Median daily rate £350 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £375 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £375 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.73 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.73 - -
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
3093 2878 2369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.18% 76.95% 75.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1950 1679 1270
Median daily rate £415 £380 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 128 102
Median hourly rate £32.50 £33.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £14.45 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £56.63 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +2 9 £300 - 6
Lancashire +2 4 £600 +60.00%
Cheshire - 1 £550 -
Merseyside - 1 £450 -
Product Management
England

Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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%) Finance
3 12 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (39.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (32.14%) Business Analysis
5 9 (32.14%) Analytics
6 7 (25.00%) TDD
6 7 (25.00%) Scrum
7 6 (21.43%) Web Services
7 6 (21.43%) Open Source
7 6 (21.43%) BDD
7 6 (21.43%) User Experience
7 6 (21.43%) Matrix Organization
8 5 (17.86%) Workflow
9 4 (14.29%) HTML
9 4 (14.29%) Project Management
9 4 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (14.29%) Coaching
10 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
10 3 (10.71%) User Stories
10 3 (10.71%) Software Delivery
10 3 (10.71%) SDLC
10 3 (10.71%) VersionOne
10 3 (10.71%) Wireframes
10 3 (10.71%) Workflow Analysis
10 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
10 3 (10.71%) Progress
10 3 (10.71%) .NET
10 3 (10.71%) SAP
10 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery

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 14 (50.00%) 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 10 (35.71%) Analyst
2 9 (32.14%) 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%) 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%) Architect
8 1 (3.57%) Consultant
8 1 (3.57%) Data Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Data Architect
8 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
8 1 (3.57%) SAP Consultant
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 12 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (21.43%) User Experience
3 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.57%) iPad
4 1 (3.57%) RIA
4 1 (3.57%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (39.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (32.14%) Analytics
3 9 (32.14%) Business Analysis
4 7 (25.00%) Scrum
4 7 (25.00%) TDD
5 6 (21.43%) BDD
5 6 (21.43%) Matrix Organization
5 6 (21.43%) Open Source
6 5 (17.86%) Workflow
7 4 (14.29%) Coaching
7 4 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (14.29%) Project Management
8 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
8 3 (10.71%) SDLC
8 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
8 3 (10.71%) Software Delivery
8 3 (10.71%) User Stories
8 3 (10.71%) Wireframes
8 3 (10.71%) Workflow Analysis
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
1 3 (10.71%) SAP