The table below looks at the statistics for Product Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Product Management over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Product Management
Rank 420 403 451
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +48
Contract jobs citing Product Management 220 215 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.38% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.51% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 138 78
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£475 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £314 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £650 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
+29.03% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £24.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 - -

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
45685 42476 39076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.18% 76.04% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29782 26353 24011
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1243 1161 1109
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

Product Management
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Product Management within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 4 September 2015.

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
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
England -3 210 £475 +8.57% 130
London +22 106 £450 -10.00% 51
Yorkshire -1 37 £500 -6.97% 7
South East -26 36 £413 +10.00% 32
North West -39 22 £525 +61.53% 5
Berkshire +3 18 £444 +4.41% 16
City of London +9 17 £425 -5.55% 8
West Yorkshire -20 13 £350 -41.66% 2
Leeds -21 13 £350 -41.66% 2
Sheffield - 12 £550 - 1
South Yorkshire - 12 £550 - 1
Hampshire +8 11 £384 -0.96% 5
North Yorkshire +5 11 £500 +2.04% 4
Harrogate - 10 £500 -
Manchester -38 9 £350 +7.69% 3
Lancashire - 9 £600 -
Blackpool - 9 £600 -
North East -23 7 £525 -
South Wales -7 6 £438 -12.40% 3
Scotland -8 6 £450 - 3
Wales -16 6 £438 -12.40% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 6 £525 -
Tyne and Wear -20 6 £525 -
Hook - 6 £366 -
Cardiff - 6 £438 - 1
Slough +5 5 £463 -11.90%
Bracknell - 5 £488 - 5
Edinburgh - 5 - - 2
West Midlands +5 3 £700 +69.69% 4
Reading -7 3 £380 -39.20% 5

Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 195 (44.62%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (26.32%) Finance
3 95 (21.74%) Project Management
4 94 (21.51%) Analytical Skills
5 71 (16.25%) Scrum
6 67 (15.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 67 (15.33%) Marketing
7 64 (14.65%) User Experience
8 53 (12.13%) HTML
8 53 (12.13%) Banking
9 50 (11.44%) Degree
10 46 (10.53%) Business Analysis
10 46 (10.53%) E-Commerce
11 44 (10.07%) CSS
12 42 (9.61%) Analytics
13 38 (8.70%) Telecoms
13 38 (8.70%) TDD
14 33 (7.55%) Open Source
15 32 (7.32%) Web Services
16 31 (7.09%) Java
16 31 (7.09%) Software Engineering
16 31 (7.09%) User Stories
17 30 (6.86%) BDD
17 30 (6.86%) Legal
17 30 (6.86%) Programme Management
18 29 (6.64%) Risk Management
19 28 (6.41%) Retail
20 27 (6.18%) Waterfall
21 26 (5.95%) Management Information System
21 26 (5.95%) SQL

Product Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 9 (2.06%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.37%) Apache
2 6 (1.37%) Lync
3 5 (1.14%) Tomcat
4 4 (0.92%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.69%) CMS
5 3 (0.69%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.46%) JBoss
6 2 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.46%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (0.46%) WordPress
6 2 (0.46%) Confluence
7 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.23%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.23%) CloudStack
7 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.23%) Documentum
Applications
1 14 (3.20%) MS Office
2 13 (2.97%) MS Visio
3 11 (2.52%) MS Excel
4 9 (2.06%) MS Project
4 9 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (1.83%) OmniGraffle
6 7 (1.60%) Photoshop
7 6 (1.37%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (1.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (1.37%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.69%) Optimost
2 3 (0.69%) WebTrends
2 3 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.46%) Oracle BRM
4 1 (0.23%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.23%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.60%) PaaS
3 4 (0.92%) SaaS
3 4 (0.92%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.23%) Office 365
5 1 (0.23%) GitHub
5 1 (0.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.97%) Internet
2 8 (1.83%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.60%) Network Security
4 6 (1.37%) Firewall
4 6 (1.37%) HTTP
5 5 (1.14%) Broadband
5 5 (1.14%) DNS
5 5 (1.14%) MPLS
5 5 (1.14%) Unified Communications
6 4 (0.92%) Multicast
6 4 (0.92%) LDAP
6 4 (0.92%) ATM
7 3 (0.69%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.69%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.69%) Telepresence
7 3 (0.69%) H.323
8 2 (0.46%) NAS
8 2 (0.46%) 4G
8 2 (0.46%) 3G
8 2 (0.46%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.03%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.20%) NoSQL
3 12 (2.75%) MySQL
4 11 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (2.29%) MongoDB
5 10 (2.29%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (1.60%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.14%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.69%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.46%) MarkLogic
9 2 (0.46%) Big Data
10 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (3.43%) Axure RP
2 10 (2.29%) Visual Studio
2 10 (2.29%) JIRA
3 5 (1.14%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 4 (0.92%) Cucumber
4 4 (0.92%) Subversion
5 3 (0.69%) JUnit
5 3 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.69%) Selenium
5 3 (0.69%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.46%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.46%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.46%) Liquibase
7 1 (0.23%) Appium
7 1 (0.23%) WebDriver
General
1 115 (26.32%) Finance
2 67 (15.33%) Marketing
3 53 (12.13%) Banking
4 38 (8.70%) Telecoms
5 30 (6.86%) Legal
6 28 (6.41%) Retail
7 14 (3.20%) Advertising
8 13 (2.97%) Billing
9 11 (2.52%) Games
10 10 (2.29%) Investment Banking
11 9 (2.06%) Financial Institution
12 6 (1.37%) Publishing
12 6 (1.37%) Italian Language
13 5 (1.14%) Back Office
14 4 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.92%) Law
14 4 (0.92%) Private Banking
15 3 (0.69%) Norwegian Language
15 3 (0.69%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.69%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 92 (21.05%) Analyst
2 81 (18.54%) Business Analyst
3 73 (16.70%) Product Manager
4 63 (14.42%) Architect
5 34 (7.78%) Project Manager
6 33 (7.55%) Developer
7 28 (6.41%) Technical Architect
8 25 (5.72%) Designer
9 22 (5.03%) Programme Manager
10 20 (4.58%) Solutions Architect
11 19 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
12 18 (4.12%) Senior Business Analyst
13 16 (3.66%) Product Owner
14 14 (3.20%) UX Designer
15 13 (2.97%) Technical Manager
16 12 (2.75%) Senior Manager
16 12 (2.75%) Technical Business Analyst
17 11 (2.52%) Senior Architect
17 11 (2.52%) Consultant
18 10 (2.29%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (12.13%) HTML
2 44 (10.07%) CSS
3 32 (7.32%) Web Services
4 25 (5.72%) .NET
5 21 (4.81%) REST
5 21 (4.81%) HTML5
6 19 (4.35%) jQuery
7 15 (3.43%) AngularJS
8 14 (3.20%) JSON
9 13 (2.97%) Ajax
10 12 (2.75%) Django
11 11 (2.52%) CSS3
11 11 (2.52%) XML
12 10 (2.29%) Ruby on Rails
12 10 (2.29%) ASP.NET
12 10 (2.29%) Middleware
13 9 (2.06%) Play Framework
13 9 (2.06%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (2.06%) RabbitMQ
13 9 (2.06%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 94 (21.51%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (14.65%) User Experience
3 26 (5.95%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.89%) Mobile App
5 10 (2.29%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.29%) Streaming Video
5 10 (2.29%) Visualisation
6 9 (2.06%) RIA
7 8 (1.83%) NHS
7 8 (1.83%) IPTV
7 8 (1.83%) Over-the-Top Content
8 7 (1.60%) Social Media
9 6 (1.37%) FMCG
9 6 (1.37%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.37%) Digital Media
10 5 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.14%) Graphic Design
11 4 (0.92%) PMI
12 3 (0.69%) STB
12 3 (0.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.20%) Linux
2 13 (2.97%) Android
3 12 (2.75%) Windows
4 11 (2.52%) UNIX
5 9 (2.06%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (44.62%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (21.74%) Project Management
3 71 (16.25%) Scrum
4 67 (15.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 46 (10.53%) Business Analysis
5 46 (10.53%) E-Commerce
6 42 (9.61%) Analytics
7 38 (8.70%) TDD
8 33 (7.55%) Open Source
9 31 (7.09%) Software Engineering
9 31 (7.09%) User Stories
10 30 (6.86%) Programme Management
10 30 (6.86%) BDD
11 29 (6.64%) Risk Management
12 27 (6.18%) Waterfall
13 25 (5.72%) SDLC
14 24 (5.49%) Workflow
15 22 (5.03%) Software Delivery
16 21 (4.81%) Configuration Management
17 19 (4.35%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 31 (7.09%) Java
2 26 (5.95%) SQL
3 25 (5.72%) JavaScript
4 14 (3.20%) Ruby
5 12 (2.75%) C#
6 10 (2.29%) Scala
7 9 (2.06%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.14%) Python
8 5 (1.14%) PHP
9 4 (0.92%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.46%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.46%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.46%) C++
11 1 (0.23%) Groovy
11 1 (0.23%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.23%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.23%) C
11 1 (0.23%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 50 (11.44%) Degree
2 25 (5.72%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.75%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.52%) PMI Certification
5 8 (1.83%) PMP
6 4 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (0.92%) ISEB
7 3 (0.69%) CISSP
7 3 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.69%) CCNP
7 3 (0.69%) CCNA
7 3 (0.69%) CCDA
7 3 (0.69%) CCDP
7 3 (0.69%) CISA
8 2 (0.46%) MBA
8 2 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.23%) CCA
9 1 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.23%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.35%) QA
2 6 (1.37%) SLA
3 2 (0.46%) MiFID
4 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.23%) WCAG
4 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (0.46%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.23%) vCloud
2 1 (0.23%) KVM
2 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.23%) Xen
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (0.92%) Tivoli
1 4 (0.92%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 4 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (0.92%) Puppet
2 3 (0.69%) SCCM
2 3 (0.69%) SCOM
3 2 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.46%) Pingdom
3 2 (0.46%) Graphite
4 1 (0.23%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 26 (5.95%) Microsoft
2 18 (4.12%) CheckPoint
3 14 (3.20%) Adobe
3 14 (3.20%) Oracle
4 9 (2.06%) SAP
4 9 (2.06%) IBM
4 9 (2.06%) Sitecore
5 5 (1.14%) Cisco
6 4 (0.92%) HP
6 4 (0.92%) TIBCO
6 4 (0.92%) Remedy
6 4 (0.92%) Google
7 3 (0.69%) Omniture
7 3 (0.69%) Maxymiser
7 3 (0.69%) Tealeaf
7 3 (0.69%) Apple
7 3 (0.69%) EMC
7 3 (0.69%) Citrix
7 3 (0.69%) Roku
8 2 (0.46%) Sencha
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £Market Rates per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Warwickshire
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £18 - £24 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Intapeople
Rate: £250 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
England
Intuition IT Solutions
Rate: €0.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Chippenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Dundee
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 19 days ago