The table below looks at the statistics for the Product Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Product Manager
Rank 250 245 224
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Product Manager 8 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.094% 0.095% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.100% 0.10% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 7
Average daily rate £450 £425 £416
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £425 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £57.50
Product Manager
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8011 8890 7964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.98% 93.80% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4827 4759 4142
Average daily rate £385 £375 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 434 467
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.96 £11.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Product Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Product Manager in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Product Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Product Manager
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 Manager across the South East region.

Product Manager Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Product Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Product Manager across the South East region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Product Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Product Manager
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 Manager across the South East region.

Product Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Product Manager
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 Manager within the South East region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
Buckinghamshire - 4 £243 - 1
Surrey -4 2 - - 3
Berkshire +3 1 £518 +21.76% 3
West Sussex - 1 £450 -
Product Manager
England

Product Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Product Manager in their job title 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 with Product Manager in their job title.

1 12 (36.36%) Product Management
2 10 (30.30%) Marketing
3 9 (27.27%) Finance
4 8 (24.24%) User Experience
5 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (21.21%) Telecoms
6 5 (15.15%) Degree
6 5 (15.15%) Telematics
7 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (12.12%) Economics
7 4 (12.12%) Product Marketing
7 4 (12.12%) Psychology
7 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
7 4 (12.12%) Mobile App
8 3 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
8 3 (9.09%) Process Management
8 3 (9.09%) Programme Management
9 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (6.06%) Retail
9 2 (6.06%) Games
9 2 (6.06%) Scrum
9 2 (6.06%) VMware
9 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
9 2 (6.06%) IBM
9 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (6.06%) MS Office
9 2 (6.06%) High Availability
9 2 (6.06%) OpenStack
9 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Product Manager in their job title 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 with Product Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.06%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (6.06%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Value-Added Service
General
1 10 (30.30%) Marketing
2 9 (27.27%) Finance
3 7 (21.21%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.06%) Games
4 2 (6.06%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) User Experience
2 5 (15.15%) Telematics
3 4 (12.12%) Economics
3 4 (12.12%) Mobile App
3 4 (12.12%) Psychology
4 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.06%) Public Cloud
5 1 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (3.03%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.03%) Social Media
5 1 (3.03%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Android
1 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Product Management
2 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (12.12%) Product Marketing
4 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 3 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (9.09%) Process Management
4 3 (9.09%) Programme Management
5 2 (6.06%) Analytics
5 2 (6.06%) Android Development
5 2 (6.06%) API Integration
5 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.06%) DevOps
5 2 (6.06%) High Availability
5 2 (6.06%) iOS Development
5 2 (6.06%) Mobile Application Development
5 2 (6.06%) Open Source
5 2 (6.06%) Scrum
5 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.03%) Presales
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) CCNA
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.03%) HND
2 1 (3.03%) ISEB
2 1 (3.03%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) IBM
2 2 (6.06%) VMware
3 1 (3.03%) Facebook
3 1 (3.03%) Twitter