The table below looks at the statistics for Product Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Product Management
Rank 213 212 213
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Product Management 30 36 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.32% 0.41% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.58% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 22
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£375 £351 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.76% +14.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £750 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6806 6247 7090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.34% 71.52% 71.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3829 3470 3387
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 251 313
Average hourly rate £21.82 £29.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.75% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.20 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Product Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Product Management across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Product Management Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Product Management
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Product Management across the South East region.

Product Management Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Product Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Product Management across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Product Management Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Product Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Product Management across the South East region.

Product Management Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Product Management
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Berkshire +4 11 £400 +14.28% 8
East Sussex - 6 - - 2
Kent - 4 £350 - 1
Hampshire -9 3 £400 +19.40% 6
Buckinghamshire -9 3 £388 -10.91% 1
Surrey -10 1 £288 -4.16% 3
Oxfordshire - 1 £260 - 3
Product Management
England

Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 22 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (31.15%) Project Management
3 14 (22.95%) Use Case
4 13 (21.31%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (18.03%) OO
5 11 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (18.03%) LAMP
5 11 (18.03%) Scrum
6 9 (14.75%) Telecoms
6 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
7 8 (13.11%) B2B
7 8 (13.11%) E-Commerce
7 8 (13.11%) ITIL
7 8 (13.11%) Business Analysis
8 7 (11.48%) Marketing
8 7 (11.48%) Retail
8 7 (11.48%) C#
8 7 (11.48%) .NET
8 7 (11.48%) UML
8 7 (11.48%) User Stories
9 6 (9.84%) Oracle Database
9 6 (9.84%) User Experience
9 6 (9.84%) HTML5
9 6 (9.84%) CSS3
9 6 (9.84%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (9.84%) Oracle
9 6 (9.84%) HTML
9 6 (9.84%) CSS
9 6 (9.84%) Automated Testing
9 6 (9.84%) TDD

Product Management
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 5 (8.20%) Drupal
1 5 (8.20%) Apache
2 3 (4.92%) Content Management Server
3 2 (3.28%) CMS
4 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.64%) SAS
4 1 (1.64%) Kentico
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.28%) MS Office
3 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) Broadband
1 2 (3.28%) UMTS
2 1 (1.64%) ZigBee
2 1 (1.64%) 2G
2 1 (1.64%) VoIP
2 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.64%) DNS
2 1 (1.64%) GPRS
2 1 (1.64%) 3GPP
2 1 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.64%) 3G
2 1 (1.64%) Internet
2 1 (1.64%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.64%) HSPA
2 1 (1.64%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.64%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.64%) Big Data
2 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (9.84%) NUnit
2 5 (8.20%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.20%) Bitbucket
2 5 (8.20%) Jenkins
3 4 (6.56%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (14.75%) Telecoms
2 7 (11.48%) Marketing
2 7 (11.48%) Retail
3 6 (9.84%) Finance
4 2 (3.28%) Electronics
4 2 (3.28%) Legal
4 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.64%) Publishing
5 1 (1.64%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (27.87%) Product Manager
2 12 (19.67%) Analyst
3 11 (18.03%) Business Analyst
4 6 (9.84%) Ruby Developer
4 6 (9.84%) Programmer
4 6 (9.84%) Developer
4 6 (9.84%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 6 (9.84%) ScrumMaster
5 5 (8.20%) Project Manager
5 5 (8.20%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Process Manager
7 2 (3.28%) Product Owner
7 2 (3.28%) Operations Manager
7 2 (3.28%) E-Commerce Manager
7 2 (3.28%) Risk Manager
8 1 (1.64%) Junior Analyst
8 1 (1.64%) Auditor
8 1 (1.64%) Data Analyst
8 1 (1.64%) Systems Architect
8 1 (1.64%) Change Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.03%) LAMP
2 7 (11.48%) .NET
3 6 (9.84%) HTML5
3 6 (9.84%) CSS3
3 6 (9.84%) HTML
3 6 (9.84%) CSS
3 6 (9.84%) Ruby on Rails
3 6 (9.84%) Velocity
4 5 (8.20%) XML
4 5 (8.20%) REST
5 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.64%) Web Services
6 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.31%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.84%) User Experience
3 5 (8.20%) Open Source
4 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.64%) Statistics
5 1 (1.64%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.64%) Replication
5 1 (1.64%) EPoS
5 1 (1.64%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.64%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (1.64%) New Media
5 1 (1.64%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.20%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (31.15%) Project Management
3 14 (22.95%) Use Case
4 11 (18.03%) OO
4 11 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (18.03%) Scrum
5 8 (13.11%) B2B
5 8 (13.11%) E-Commerce
5 8 (13.11%) ITIL
5 8 (13.11%) Business Analysis
6 7 (11.48%) UML
6 7 (11.48%) User Stories
7 6 (9.84%) Automated Testing
7 6 (9.84%) TDD
7 6 (9.84%) WFM
7 6 (9.84%) Test Scripting
8 5 (8.20%) Workflow
8 5 (8.20%) Identity Management
8 5 (8.20%) BDD
8 5 (8.20%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.48%) C#
2 6 (9.84%) Ruby
3 5 (8.20%) PHP
3 5 (8.20%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.28%) SQL
5 1 (1.64%) Perl
5 1 (1.64%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (9.84%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
2 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (3.28%) Degree
4 1 (1.64%) PhD
4 1 (1.64%) CISA
4 1 (1.64%) CISSP
4 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.64%) PMP
4 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.64%) CRISC
4 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.64%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (8.20%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (8.20%) Vagrant
2 4 (6.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.84%) Oracle
3 2 (3.28%) SAP
4 1 (1.64%) Amdocs
4 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com