The table below looks at the statistics for Product Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Product Management over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Product Management
Rank 342 446 416
Rank change year-on-year
+104 -30
Contract jobs citing Product Management 320 223 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.38% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.48% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 163 148
Median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £634
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £381
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +31.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 0
Median hourly rate £42.25 £24.37 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.40% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £59.31 £32.65 -
% change year-on-year
+81.65% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44125 46854 44293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 80.31% 78.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29124 30464 27427
Median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1091 1262 1199
Median hourly rate £28.50 £31.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

Product Management
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Product Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Product Management Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Product Management
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Product Management within the UK.

Product Management Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Product Management
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Product Management within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

Product Management Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Product Management
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Product Management within the UK.

Product Management Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Product Management
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Product Management within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

Product Management Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Product Management
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Product Management within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +89 296 £475 - 119
London +74 188 £475 +4.10% 58
South East +8 34 £498 +20.60% 17
West Midlands 0 33 £350 -50.00% 8
City of London +29 19 £450 +5.88% 12
Coventry +1 16 £300 -57.14%
Scotland +20 15 £388 -13.88% 1
East of England +34 14 £600 +60.00% 8
Oxfordshire +11 13 £450 +2.85% 3
Edinburgh +14 12 £400 - 1
South West +15 9 £438 +12.17% 17
Birmingham -6 9 £369 - 3
Yorkshire -21 9 £500 - 2
Bristol +5 8 £494 +26.60% 6
West Yorkshire 0 8 £500 +42.85% 1
Hertfordshire - 8 £625 -
Oxford - 8 £438 - 2
Leeds -6 7 £589 +68.21% 1
Berkshire -3 6 £475 +7.04% 3
Watford - 6 - -
Bedfordshire +1 5 £600 +60.00% 2
Surrey +3 4 £525 - 2
North West -2 4 £336 -35.95% 7
Feltham - 4 £505 -
Wales +20 3 £533 +18.33%
Glasgow +14 3 £300 -
Brighton +10 3 £350 +16.66%
East Sussex +8 3 £350 +16.66%
West Sussex - 3 £600 -
Kidlington - 3 £450 -

Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Product Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Product Management.

1 319 (53.43%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (25.80%) User Experience
3 150 (25.13%) Scrum
4 149 (24.96%) Project Management
5 142 (23.79%) Finance
6 100 (16.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 97 (16.25%) Marketing
8 80 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
9 78 (13.07%) HTML
9 78 (13.07%) Degree
10 68 (11.39%) QA
11 62 (10.39%) Kanban
12 61 (10.22%) User Stories
13 59 (9.88%) Banking
13 59 (9.88%) CSS
14 58 (9.72%) Microsoft
14 58 (9.72%) Wireframes
15 57 (9.55%) Mentoring
16 55 (9.21%) MS Visio
17 50 (8.38%) Web Services
18 49 (8.21%) Software Engineering
19 47 (7.87%) Prototyping
20 46 (7.71%) Analytics
20 46 (7.71%) Business Analysis
21 45 (7.54%) JavaScript
22 44 (7.37%) HTML5
23 43 (7.20%) Continuous Improvement
23 43 (7.20%) TDD
24 42 (7.04%) Java
24 42 (7.04%) Information Architecture

Product Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (2.85%) Confluence
2 15 (2.51%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.51%) CMS
4 8 (1.34%) OpenStack
5 7 (1.17%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.84%) SAS
6 5 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.67%) Apache
7 4 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.50%) eZ Publish
8 3 (0.50%) IIS
8 3 (0.50%) nginx
8 3 (0.50%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.34%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.34%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.34%) WordPress
10 1 (0.17%) FileNet
Applications
1 55 (9.21%) MS Visio
2 27 (4.52%) MS Excel
2 27 (4.52%) MS Office
3 25 (4.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 21 (3.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (3.02%) Photoshop
6 17 (2.85%) Adobe Illustrator
7 12 (2.01%) MS Project
8 11 (1.84%) OmniGraffle
9 5 (0.84%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.50%) InVision
11 2 (0.34%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.01%) ENOVIA
2 2 (0.34%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.17%) DELMIA
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.17%) Primavera
3 1 (0.17%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.17%) SAP FI-GL
3 1 (0.17%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.17%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.17%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (4.02%) SaaS
3 20 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (1.84%) IaaS
5 9 (1.51%) PaaS
6 8 (1.34%) HP Helion
7 7 (1.17%) Office 365
8 5 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.67%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.67%) Heroku
9 4 (0.67%) Yammer
10 3 (0.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.34%) AdSense
11 2 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.17%) Force.com
12 1 (0.17%) GitHub
12 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.17%) Google Compute Engine
12 1 (0.17%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.51%) Internet
2 7 (1.17%) LAN
3 4 (0.67%) Broadband
3 4 (0.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 4 (0.67%) Firewall
3 4 (0.67%) HTTP
3 4 (0.67%) IPsec
3 4 (0.67%) WAN
4 3 (0.50%) DOCSIS
4 3 (0.50%) LDAP
4 3 (0.50%) SSL
4 3 (0.50%) xDSL
5 2 (0.34%) 3G
5 2 (0.34%) DNS
5 2 (0.34%) DSLAM
5 2 (0.34%) Junos
5 2 (0.34%) MPLS
5 2 (0.34%) MRTG
5 2 (0.34%) PSTN
5 2 (0.34%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (6.37%) PostgreSQL
2 33 (5.53%) MongoDB
3 31 (5.19%) MySQL
4 29 (4.86%) NoSQL
5 25 (4.19%) Apache Cassandra
6 17 (2.85%) SQL Server
7 10 (1.68%) Spatial Data
8 8 (1.34%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.17%) Big Data
10 5 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.67%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.67%) DB2
11 4 (0.67%) GIS
11 4 (0.67%) SAP Data Services
11 4 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.50%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.50%) Infinispan
12 3 (0.50%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.50%) Redis
13 2 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 32 (5.36%) Axure RP
2 27 (4.52%) JIRA
3 23 (3.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 22 (3.69%) Jenkins
5 14 (2.35%) JUnit
6 12 (2.01%) Maven
7 11 (1.84%) SoapUI
7 11 (1.84%) Talend Open Studio
8 10 (1.68%) Cucumber
8 10 (1.68%) Selenium
9 6 (1.01%) Appium
9 6 (1.01%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.84%) Dreamweaver
11 4 (0.67%) Git (software)
11 4 (0.67%) IntelliJ
11 4 (0.67%) VersionOne
12 2 (0.34%) Grunt
12 2 (0.34%) MSBuild
12 2 (0.34%) Robot Framework
12 2 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 142 (23.79%) Finance
2 97 (16.25%) Marketing
3 59 (9.88%) Banking
4 24 (4.02%) Publishing
5 22 (3.69%) Telecoms
6 21 (3.52%) Retail
7 17 (2.85%) Legal
8 12 (2.01%) Investment Banking
8 12 (2.01%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.84%) Front Office
9 11 (1.84%) Games
10 10 (1.68%) Advertising
10 10 (1.68%) Automotive
11 6 (1.01%) Billing
11 6 (1.01%) German Language
11 6 (1.01%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.84%) Electronics
12 5 (0.84%) Swedish Language
13 4 (0.67%) Back Office
13 4 (0.67%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 118 (19.77%) Architect
2 111 (18.59%) Analyst
3 99 (16.58%) Product Manager
4 85 (14.24%) Business Analyst
5 57 (9.55%) Technical Architect
6 34 (5.70%) Designer
7 28 (4.69%) Project Manager
8 27 (4.52%) Programme Manager
9 26 (4.36%) User Experience Architect
10 24 (4.02%) Product Owner
11 21 (3.52%) Digital Architect
12 20 (3.35%) Test Analyst
13 19 (3.18%) Digital Product Manager
14 17 (2.85%) Developer
15 16 (2.68%) Digital Analyst
15 16 (2.68%) Digital Business Analyst
16 15 (2.51%) Senior Architect
16 15 (2.51%) UX Designer
17 14 (2.35%) Scrum Master
17 14 (2.35%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (13.07%) HTML
2 59 (9.88%) CSS
3 50 (8.38%) Web Services
4 44 (7.37%) HTML5
5 34 (5.70%) REST
6 31 (5.19%) CSS3
7 28 (4.69%) Play Framework
8 27 (4.52%) Ajax
9 26 (4.36%) JSON
9 26 (4.36%) Ruby on Rails
10 23 (3.85%) Django
11 21 (3.52%) XML
12 17 (2.85%) SOAP
13 14 (2.35%) .NET
13 14 (2.35%) Velocity
14 13 (2.18%) Node.js
15 10 (1.68%) AngularJS
15 10 (1.68%) RESTful
16 6 (1.01%) ASP.NET
16 6 (1.01%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 154 (25.80%) User Experience
2 80 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (6.87%) Computer Science
4 31 (5.19%) Mobile App
5 24 (4.02%) Psychology
6 23 (3.85%) RIA
7 22 (3.69%) Management Information System
8 14 (2.35%) Data Centre
9 12 (2.01%) Hybrid Cloud
10 11 (1.84%) Statistics
11 10 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.68%) Virtual Team
11 10 (1.68%) Visualisation
12 7 (1.17%) VCE vBlock
13 6 (1.01%) SWIFT
14 5 (0.84%) Learning Management System
14 5 (0.84%) Mainframe
14 5 (0.84%) NHS
14 5 (0.84%) PKI
14 5 (0.84%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 24 (4.02%) Windows
2 19 (3.18%) Android
2 19 (3.18%) Linux
3 16 (2.68%) Apple iOS
4 7 (1.17%) Unix
5 5 (0.84%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.50%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.34%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (53.43%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (25.13%) Scrum
3 149 (24.96%) Project Management
4 100 (16.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 62 (10.39%) Kanban
6 61 (10.22%) User Stories
7 58 (9.72%) Wireframes
8 57 (9.55%) Mentoring
9 49 (8.21%) Software Engineering
10 47 (7.87%) Prototyping
11 46 (7.71%) Analytics
11 46 (7.71%) Business Analysis
12 43 (7.20%) Continuous Improvement
12 43 (7.20%) TDD
13 42 (7.04%) Information Architecture
14 38 (6.37%) Programme Management
15 37 (6.20%) Web Development
16 35 (5.86%) BDD
16 35 (5.86%) Customer Insight
16 35 (5.86%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 45 (7.54%) JavaScript
2 42 (7.04%) Java
3 39 (6.53%) SQL
4 32 (5.36%) Ruby
5 24 (4.02%) Scala
6 22 (3.69%) Python
7 12 (2.01%) C#
8 6 (1.01%) PowerShell
9 5 (0.84%) Objective-C
10 3 (0.50%) PHP
10 3 (0.50%) VB
11 2 (0.34%) ES6
11 2 (0.34%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.17%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.17%) C
12 1 (0.17%) COBOL
12 1 (0.17%) JCL
12 1 (0.17%) R
12 1 (0.17%) SOQL
12 1 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 78 (13.07%) Degree
2 29 (4.86%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 11 (1.84%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.34%) ISEB
5 8 (1.34%) MBA
6 3 (0.50%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.34%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.34%) PMP
7 2 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.34%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.17%) ACCA
8 1 (0.17%) CCA
8 1 (0.17%) CIMA
8 1 (0.17%) EMC Certification
8 1 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.17%) MCP
8 1 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (11.39%) QA
2 15 (2.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 13 (2.18%) SLA
4 8 (1.34%) SEPA
5 5 (0.84%) SDET
6 2 (0.34%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.34%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.17%) HL7
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.17%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.17%) TARGET2
System Software
1 7 (1.17%) Hyper-V
1 7 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.84%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.17%) NFS
5 1 (0.17%) vCloud
5 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (1.34%) Puppet
2 6 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.67%) SCOM
4 2 (0.34%) Ansible
4 2 (0.34%) Graphite
4 2 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.34%) MOM
4 2 (0.34%) OpenNMS
4 2 (0.34%) Pingdom
4 2 (0.34%) SCCM
5 1 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.17%) NetApp OnCommand
Vendors
1 58 (9.72%) Microsoft
2 31 (5.19%) Adobe
3 21 (3.52%) CheckPoint
4 18 (3.02%) SAP
5 17 (2.85%) HP
6 12 (2.01%) VMware
7 11 (1.84%) Talend
8 10 (1.68%) Oracle
9 8 (1.34%) Google
10 7 (1.17%) EMC
11 6 (1.01%) Rally
12 5 (0.84%) DoubleClick
12 5 (0.84%) F5
13 4 (0.67%) Cisco
13 4 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
14 3 (0.50%) Bloomberg
14 3 (0.50%) Fundtech
14 3 (0.50%) Progress
14 3 (0.50%) Reuters
14 3 (0.50%) Zuora
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