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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Product Management
Rank 143 154 142
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -12
Contract jobs citing Product Management 24 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 0.10% 0.065%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.13% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 0
Average daily rate £350 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £77.50 -
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
3276 3033 2335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.47% 78.13% 75.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2028 1668 1228
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 147 131
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Product Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 13 £338 -3.57% 6
Cheshire -1 6 £400 -
Merseyside +4 2 £338 -38.63%
Lancashire 0 2 £600 +60.00%
Product Management
England

Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 20 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (51.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (36.36%) Scrum
3 12 (36.36%) Finance
3 12 (36.36%) User Experience
4 11 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (30.30%) BDD
6 9 (27.27%) Analytics
7 8 (24.24%) Data Modelling
7 8 (24.24%) Business Analysis
8 7 (21.21%) TOGAF
8 7 (21.21%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (21.21%) TDD
8 7 (21.21%) Visualisation
8 7 (21.21%) Management Information System
8 7 (21.21%) Information Architecture
9 6 (18.18%) Web Services
9 6 (18.18%) HTML
9 6 (18.18%) Open Source
9 6 (18.18%) Domain-Driven Design
9 6 (18.18%) Data Management
10 5 (15.15%) Workflow
11 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
11 4 (12.12%) CSS
12 3 (9.09%) .NET
12 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
12 3 (9.09%) XML
12 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
12 3 (9.09%) Progress
12 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.03%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) VersionOne
2 2 (6.06%) Axure RP
General
1 12 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Advertising
3 1 (3.03%) Back Office
3 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Business Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) Architect
3 7 (21.21%) Data Architect
4 6 (18.18%) Digital Analyst
4 6 (18.18%) Digital Business Analyst
4 6 (18.18%) Product Manager
5 4 (12.12%) Scrum Master
6 3 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Digital Delivery Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Designer
7 2 (6.06%) Digital Product Manager
7 2 (6.06%) IT Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Technical Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Technical Product Manager
7 2 (6.06%) UX Designer
8 1 (3.03%) Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Lead Project Manager
8 1 (3.03%) Project Manager
8 1 (3.03%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) HTML
1 6 (18.18%) Web Services
2 4 (12.12%) CSS
3 3 (9.09%) .NET
3 3 (9.09%) JSON
3 3 (9.09%) Velocity
3 3 (9.09%) XML
4 2 (6.06%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (36.36%) User Experience
2 11 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (21.21%) Management Information System
3 7 (21.21%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.03%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (51.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (36.36%) Scrum
4 10 (30.30%) BDD
5 9 (27.27%) Analytics
6 8 (24.24%) Business Analysis
6 8 (24.24%) Data Modelling
7 7 (21.21%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (21.21%) Information Architecture
7 7 (21.21%) TDD
7 7 (21.21%) TOGAF
8 6 (18.18%) Data Management
8 6 (18.18%) Domain-Driven Design
8 6 (18.18%) Open Source
9 5 (15.15%) Workflow
10 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
10 3 (9.09%) Release Management
10 3 (9.09%) Requirements Management
10 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
10 3 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.06%) C#
3 1 (3.03%) C
3 1 (3.03%) C++
3 1 (3.03%) Lua
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Progress
2 1 (3.03%) SAP