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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Product Management
Rank 136 130 128
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing Product Management 8 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.29% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 4
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£519 £550 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.68% +41.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £333 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £616 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £350 £371
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -5.72%
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
2367 2070 2015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.26% 73.09% 66.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1039 1026
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £486 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 114 100
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £72.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 6 £544 +45.00% 1
Cheshire +9 2 £275 -52.27% 2
Lancashire - - - - 2
Product Management
England

Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 18 (66.67%) Business Analysis
1 18 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (51.85%) Windows
3 13 (48.15%) Project Management
3 13 (48.15%) MS Office
3 13 (48.15%) MS Excel
3 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
4 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (25.93%) Programme Management
5 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
6 3 (11.11%) TDD
6 3 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (11.11%) Scrum
6 3 (11.11%) Ruby
6 3 (11.11%) MySQL
6 3 (11.11%) Open Source
6 3 (11.11%) Use Case
6 3 (11.11%) Kanban
6 3 (11.11%) Market Research
6 3 (11.11%) MongoDB
6 3 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (11.11%) NoSQL
7 2 (7.41%) REST
7 2 (7.41%) CSS3
7 2 (7.41%) Django
7 2 (7.41%) Scala
7 2 (7.41%) HTML5
7 2 (7.41%) Business Transformation
7 2 (7.41%) People Management
7 2 (7.41%) User Stories

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 13 (48.15%) MS Office
1 13 (48.15%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (11.11%) MySQL
1 3 (11.11%) MongoDB
1 3 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (11.11%) NoSQL
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Business Analyst
1 15 (55.56%) Analyst
2 3 (11.11%) Architect
2 3 (11.11%) Technical Architect
2 3 (11.11%) Consultant
2 3 (11.11%) Product Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Technical Business Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Senior Product Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Digital Architect
3 2 (7.41%) Senior Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Senior Technical Architect
4 1 (3.70%) Change Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) Senior Digital Architect
4 1 (3.70%) Agile Product Owner
4 1 (3.70%) Product Owner
4 1 (3.70%) Senior Architect
4 1 (3.70%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) REST
1 2 (7.41%) CSS3
1 2 (7.41%) Django
1 2 (7.41%) HTML5
1 2 (7.41%) Play Framework
1 2 (7.41%) HTML
1 2 (7.41%) CSS
1 2 (7.41%) Ajax
1 2 (7.41%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (7.41%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
3 3 (11.11%) Open Source
4 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.70%) Life Science
4 1 (3.70%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 13 (48.15%) Project Management
3 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.93%) Programme Management
4 3 (11.11%) TDD
4 3 (11.11%) Scrum
4 3 (11.11%) Use Case
4 3 (11.11%) Kanban
4 3 (11.11%) Market Research
5 2 (7.41%) Business Transformation
5 2 (7.41%) People Management
5 2 (7.41%) User Stories
5 2 (7.41%) Change Management
5 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.70%) Workflow
6 1 (3.70%) BDD
6 1 (3.70%) Software Architecture
6 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) Ruby
2 2 (7.41%) Scala
2 2 (7.41%) Python
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Facebook