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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Product Management
Rank 423 419 419
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Product Management 169 170 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.32% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.43% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 114 78
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£475 £450 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +11.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £304 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £77.50 £60.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% +118.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £60.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.50 £60.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £77.50 £60.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+29.16% +118.18%

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
41890 39937 34135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.23% 74.95% 73.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 26101 24544 20460
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1180 1127 1112
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 31 March 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
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 31 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Product Management within the UK over the 3 months to 31 March 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 -8 152 £475 +5.55% 111
London -2 94 £475 +5.55% 59
South East -28 26 £400 - 24
City of London +9 18 £520 +15.55% 19
Berkshire 0 16 £400 +2.56% 8
East of England +20 15 £511 +27.62% 8
Bedfordshire - 14 £521 - 4
Scotland -7 11 £310 -14.48%
Edinburgh -11 7 £283 -19.28%
Luton - 7 £488 -
North West -17 5 £450 +109.30% 8
Newbury - 5 £400 -
Surrey +6 4 £605 +42.35% 5
Bristol -3 4 £550 +74.60% 1
South West -7 4 £550 +74.60% 2
Yorkshire -10 3 £345 -42.50% 1
Manchester -10 3 £350 +62.79% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 - -
North East - 3 - -
Tyne and Wear - 3 - -
Guildford - 3 £605 -
Bracknell +4 2 £125 - 1
Reading -8 2 £413 -8.33% 3
West Sussex - 2 £300 -
Hammersmith - 2 £313 -
Glasgow - 2 £530 -
Slough - 2 £300 - 3
Docklands, London +6 1 £700 +86.66%
Warwickshire 0 1 £593 - 2
Hertfordshire 0 1 £425 +4.61% 2

Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 175 (46.54%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (18.88%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (18.62%) Finance
4 67 (17.82%) Project Management
5 64 (17.02%) User Experience
6 56 (14.89%) Scrum
6 56 (14.89%) User Stories
7 52 (13.83%) Java
8 51 (13.56%) TDD
9 50 (13.30%) Marketing
10 47 (12.50%) HTML
11 44 (11.70%) Ruby
12 40 (10.64%) Degree
12 40 (10.64%) Risk Management
12 40 (10.64%) Programme Management
13 39 (10.37%) Business Analysis
13 39 (10.37%) Software Engineering
13 39 (10.37%) Change Control
14 38 (10.11%) CheckPoint
15 37 (9.84%) E-Commerce
15 37 (9.84%) Banking
16 36 (9.57%) CSS
17 35 (9.31%) Stakeholder Management
17 35 (9.31%) Dependency Management
17 35 (9.31%) Mentoring
18 32 (8.51%) Continuous Delivery
18 32 (8.51%) C#
18 32 (8.51%) Linux
19 30 (7.98%) Telecoms
19 30 (7.98%) Continuous Integration

Product Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 11 (2.93%) Lync
2 7 (1.86%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.60%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.60%) SAS
3 6 (1.60%) Apache
3 6 (1.60%) CMS
3 6 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.33%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.33%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.33%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.80%) JBoss
5 3 (0.80%) Confluence
6 2 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.27%) Drupal
7 1 (0.27%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.27%) Mule
7 1 (0.27%) nginx
7 1 (0.27%) IIS
7 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 18 (4.79%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.93%) Photoshop
3 10 (2.66%) MS Office
4 9 (2.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (2.39%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.60%) MS Project
6 5 (1.33%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (1.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.80%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.80%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.27%) InDesign
10 1 (0.27%) FrameMaker
10 1 (0.27%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.27%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 12 (3.19%) Google Analytics
2 5 (1.33%) Oracle BRM
3 4 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.80%) Global One
4 3 (0.80%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.53%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.27%) SiteCatalyst
6 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (1.60%) SaaS
2 3 (0.80%) PaaS
3 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.27%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.19%) Internet
2 8 (2.13%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.86%) Unified Communications
4 6 (1.60%) VoIP
5 5 (1.33%) SSL
6 4 (1.06%) NAS
6 4 (1.06%) DNS
7 3 (0.80%) HTTP
7 3 (0.80%) PSTN
7 3 (0.80%) Firewall
7 3 (0.80%) Network Security
8 2 (0.53%) Intranet
8 2 (0.53%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.53%) PBX
8 2 (0.53%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.53%) MPLS
9 1 (0.27%) DOCSIS
9 1 (0.27%) DSLAM
9 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.32%) MySQL
2 17 (4.52%) MongoDB
2 17 (4.52%) Apache Cassandra
2 17 (4.52%) NoSQL
3 15 (3.99%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (1.60%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.06%) Big Data
6 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.80%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.80%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.53%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.53%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.27%) Redis
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.27%) Spotfire
8 1 (0.27%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (3.19%) JIRA
2 9 (2.39%) Axure RP
3 5 (1.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 5 (1.33%) Subversion
3 5 (1.33%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.33%) Cucumber
4 4 (1.06%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.80%) Selenium
5 3 (0.80%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (0.53%) JMeter
6 2 (0.53%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.53%) Maven
6 2 (0.53%) Gradle
7 1 (0.27%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.27%) VisualVM
7 1 (0.27%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.27%) Hudson
7 1 (0.27%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.27%) Behat
7 1 (0.27%) Bitbucket
General
1 70 (18.62%) Finance
2 50 (13.30%) Marketing
3 37 (9.84%) Banking
4 30 (7.98%) Telecoms
5 25 (6.65%) Retail
6 14 (3.72%) Legal
7 13 (3.46%) Games
8 10 (2.66%) Publishing
9 8 (2.13%) Billing
9 8 (2.13%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.33%) Front Office
10 5 (1.33%) Investment Banking
11 4 (1.06%) Retail Banking
11 4 (1.06%) Law
12 3 (0.80%) Back Office
12 3 (0.80%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.53%) Electronics
13 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.53%) Advertising
13 2 (0.53%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (17.02%) Analyst
2 61 (16.22%) Product Manager
3 53 (14.10%) Business Analyst
4 46 (12.23%) Architect
5 32 (8.51%) Programme Manager
6 26 (6.91%) Developer
6 26 (6.91%) Agile Coach
7 23 (6.12%) Project Manager
7 23 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
8 17 (4.52%) Technical Architect
9 15 (3.99%) Consultant
10 14 (3.72%) Designer
11 13 (3.46%) Senior Manager
12 10 (2.66%) Senior Analyst
12 10 (2.66%) Senior Product Manager
12 10 (2.66%) Product Owner
13 9 (2.39%) UX Designer
13 9 (2.39%) Senior Business Analyst
14 8 (2.13%) Senior Architect
15 7 (1.86%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (12.50%) HTML
2 36 (9.57%) CSS
3 30 (7.98%) HTML5
4 20 (5.32%) CSS3
5 18 (4.79%) Web Services
6 17 (4.52%) XML
6 17 (4.52%) Ajax
7 16 (4.26%) Ruby on Rails
7 16 (4.26%) REST
8 15 (3.99%) Django
9 14 (3.72%) JSON
10 12 (3.19%) jQuery
10 12 (3.19%) Play Framework
11 10 (2.66%) RESTful
12 8 (2.13%) J2EE
13 7 (1.86%) .NET
13 7 (1.86%) AngularJS
14 6 (1.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 6 (1.60%) SOAP
14 6 (1.60%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 71 (18.88%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (17.02%) User Experience
3 27 (7.18%) Management Information System
4 26 (6.91%) Open Source
5 14 (3.72%) RIA
6 11 (2.93%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.13%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.86%) Statistics
8 7 (1.86%) Human Factors
8 7 (1.86%) NHS
9 6 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.33%) Social Media
10 5 (1.33%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.33%) Online Games
11 4 (1.06%) Psychology
11 4 (1.06%) EMC Centera
11 4 (1.06%) Mobile Banking
11 4 (1.06%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.80%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 32 (8.51%) Linux
2 17 (4.52%) UNIX
3 11 (2.93%) Windows
4 9 (2.39%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.86%) Android
6 5 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.27%) CentOS
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (46.54%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (17.82%) Project Management
3 56 (14.89%) Scrum
3 56 (14.89%) User Stories
4 51 (13.56%) TDD
5 40 (10.64%) Programme Management
5 40 (10.64%) Risk Management
6 39 (10.37%) Software Engineering
6 39 (10.37%) Business Analysis
6 39 (10.37%) Change Control
7 37 (9.84%) E-Commerce
8 35 (9.31%) Stakeholder Management
8 35 (9.31%) Dependency Management
8 35 (9.31%) Mentoring
9 32 (8.51%) Continuous Delivery
10 30 (7.98%) Continuous Integration
11 29 (7.71%) Test Automation
12 28 (7.45%) Analytics
13 26 (6.91%) Refactoring
14 24 (6.38%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 52 (13.83%) Java
2 44 (11.70%) Ruby
3 32 (8.51%) C#
4 24 (6.38%) JavaScript
5 20 (5.32%) SQL
6 14 (3.72%) Scala
7 11 (2.93%) Python
8 10 (2.66%) C
8 10 (2.66%) C++
9 7 (1.86%) PHP
10 6 (1.60%) Perl
11 3 (0.80%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.53%) XAML
12 2 (0.53%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.53%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.53%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.27%) Groovy
13 1 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 40 (10.64%) Degree
2 22 (5.85%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.19%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.33%) MCSE
4 5 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (1.06%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.06%) ISEB
5 4 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (0.80%) PMP
7 2 (0.53%) CISSP
7 2 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.53%) CISA
8 1 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.27%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.59%) QA
2 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.27%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.27%) SLA
2 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.27%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.27%) vCloud
1 1 (0.27%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (0.80%) SCOM
2 2 (0.53%) SCCM
2 2 (0.53%) Puppet
3 1 (0.27%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.27%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.27%) Ansible
3 1 (0.27%) logstash
3 1 (0.27%) Salt
3 1 (0.27%) Kibana
3 1 (0.27%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 38 (10.11%) CheckPoint
2 22 (5.85%) Microsoft
3 21 (5.59%) Oracle
4 14 (3.72%) Cisco
5 12 (3.19%) Google
6 10 (2.66%) SAP
6 10 (2.66%) Adobe
7 8 (2.13%) TIBCO
8 7 (1.86%) IBM
9 6 (1.60%) Informatica
9 6 (1.60%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.60%) VMware
10 5 (1.33%) Perforce
10 5 (1.33%) Sencha
10 5 (1.33%) Siebel
11 4 (1.06%) HP
11 4 (1.06%) NetApp
11 4 (1.06%) EMC
11 4 (1.06%) Remedy
12 3 (0.80%) SunGard
Slough, Berkshire
Volaris Exec
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
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Rate: From £200 to £240 per day 6 month renewable contract
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sandy, Bedfordshire
IT Connections
Rate: up to £42,000 (12 Month Contract)
Posted: 4 days ago
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Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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London
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Rate: £575 - £650 per month
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London
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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City of London
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Rate: £350 - £425 per day + competitive
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London
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Rate: £485 - £525 per annum
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Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
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