The table below looks at the statistics for Product Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Product Management
Rank 132 110 123
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +13
Contract jobs citing Product Management 11 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.33% 0.045% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.064% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
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£600 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £375 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £375 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £325 £385
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -15.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
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 South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2423 1554 1841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.60% 69.50% 67.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1659 1024 1076
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 101 127
Average hourly rate £28.50 £31.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

Product Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Product Management Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Product Management
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Product Management Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Product Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Product Management across the South West region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Product Management Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Product Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Product Management Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Product Management
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 21 November 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
Bristol -13 4 £750 +100.00% 1
Devon - 4 £600 -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 2
Product Management
England

Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) Project Management
3 6 (37.50%) Risk Management
4 5 (31.25%) Management Information System
5 4 (25.00%) Change Control
5 4 (25.00%) Data Architecture
5 4 (25.00%) Information Assurance
5 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (25.00%) Open Source
5 4 (25.00%) TOGAF
5 4 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (25.00%) ITSM
5 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (25.00%) Mainframe
5 4 (25.00%) Service Management
5 4 (25.00%) IBM
5 4 (25.00%) SAP
6 3 (18.75%) zOS
6 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) Sun
6 3 (18.75%) C#
6 3 (18.75%) Delphi
6 3 (18.75%) Java
6 3 (18.75%) SQL
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle
6 3 (18.75%) DB2
6 3 (18.75%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 (6.25%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Teamcenter
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Technical Architect
1 4 (25.00%) Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Programme Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Product Manager
4 1 (6.25%) SAS Developer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Programme Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Configuration Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Management Information System
2 4 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (25.00%) Open Source
2 4 (25.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (12.50%) User Experience
4 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
4 1 (6.25%) Reference Data
4 1 (6.25%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) UNIX
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
1 3 (18.75%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) Project Management
3 6 (37.50%) Risk Management
4 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (25.00%) Service Management
4 4 (25.00%) ITSM
4 4 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
4 4 (25.00%) Data Architecture
4 4 (25.00%) Information Assurance
4 4 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (25.00%) Change Control
5 3 (18.75%) Process Improvement
5 3 (18.75%) Dependency Management
5 3 (18.75%) Programme Management
6 2 (12.50%) Change Management
6 2 (12.50%) Analytics
6 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
6 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) C#
1 3 (18.75%) Delphi
1 3 (18.75%) Java
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) SAP
1 4 (25.00%) IBM
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Sun
2 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle