The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Product Management
Rank 396 403 416
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +13
Contract jobs citing Product Management 203 161 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.31% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.43% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 109 75
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £240 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £374 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.67% +24.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40453 37287 40858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.92% 70.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25028 22615 23509
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1155 1063 1447
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 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
England +22 194 £425 +6.25% 107
London +12 100 £450 +12.50% 43
South East -24 34 £375 -14.28% 19
North West +24 30 £400 +18.51% 9
City of London +5 22 £450 +25.00% 10
Manchester +15 21 £375 +11.11% 2
Buckinghamshire +2 11 £388 - 1
Yorkshire +11 8 £490 +108.51% 7
Berkshire -10 8 £375 -10.17% 6
West Midlands - 8 £413 - 5
Kent - 6 £350 - 4
Milton Keynes -5 5 £395 - 1
Lancashire - 5 £405 - 2
North Yorkshire - 5 £490 - 6
East Sussex - 4 - - 2
Coventry - 4 £400 - 1
Brighton - 4 - - 1
West Yorkshire +10 3 £675 -
Leeds 0 3 £675 -
South West -40 3 £500 +48.14% 5
East of England - 3 £325 - 12
Wales - 3 £500 - 1
Cheshire - 3 £245 - 5
Hertfordshire - 3 £325 - 2
Reading +4 2 £625 +47.05%
East Midlands -9 2 £325 -18.75% 3
Hampshire -13 2 £383 +3.72% 4
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £325 -
Warwickshire - 2 £425 - 3
South Wales - 2 £500 - 1

Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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.

1 107 (29.56%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (22.10%) Project Management
3 73 (20.17%) User Stories
4 68 (18.78%) Scrum
5 59 (16.30%) Finance
6 53 (14.64%) Business Analysis
7 52 (14.36%) HTML
8 50 (13.81%) TDD
9 49 (13.54%) CSS
10 46 (12.71%) Ruby
11 42 (11.60%) Marketing
11 42 (11.60%) Use Case
12 39 (10.77%) E-Commerce
13 32 (8.84%) Java
13 32 (8.84%) Kanban
14 31 (8.56%) Programme Management
15 30 (8.29%) Ruby on Rails
16 29 (8.01%) Banking
16 29 (8.01%) C#
16 29 (8.01%) OO
16 29 (8.01%) Microsoft
17 28 (7.73%) CSS3
17 28 (7.73%) HTML5
18 27 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
19 26 (7.18%) Telecoms
20 25 (6.91%) Management Information System
20 25 (6.91%) MySQL
21 24 (6.63%) Retail
21 24 (6.63%) Scala
21 24 (6.63%) REST

Product Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 (2.49%) CMS
2 7 (1.93%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.10%) IIS
3 4 (1.10%) Apache
4 3 (0.83%) Content Management Server
4 3 (0.83%) Drupal
4 3 (0.83%) WordPress
5 2 (0.55%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.55%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.55%) SAS
6 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.28%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.28%) Kentico
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 18 (4.97%) MS Office
1 18 (4.97%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (2.76%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.10%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.10%) MS Project
5 3 (0.83%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.28%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (0.83%) Magento
1 3 (0.83%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.28%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.28%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Summit
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.10%) GitHub
2 2 (0.55%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.31%) Internet
2 9 (2.49%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.38%) Wireless
4 4 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (1.10%) VPN
4 4 (1.10%) Broadband
4 4 (1.10%) SSL
4 4 (1.10%) HTTP
5 3 (0.83%) DSL
5 3 (0.83%) Firewall
5 3 (0.83%) DNS
6 2 (0.55%) LAN
6 2 (0.55%) DOCSIS
6 2 (0.55%) SAN
6 2 (0.55%) MVNO
6 2 (0.55%) NAS
6 2 (0.55%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.28%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.28%) NFC
7 1 (0.28%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.91%) MySQL
2 21 (5.80%) Apache Cassandra
3 19 (5.25%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (4.97%) MongoDB
5 17 (4.70%) NoSQL
6 12 (3.31%) SQL Server
7 7 (1.93%) SAP BW
7 7 (1.93%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.66%) Redis
8 6 (1.66%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (1.10%) Informix
9 4 (1.10%) SAP BI
9 4 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.55%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (2.49%) Axure RP
1 9 (2.49%) Cucumber
2 7 (1.93%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.93%) JIRA
2 7 (1.93%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.66%) NUnit
4 4 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.10%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (0.55%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.55%) Subversion
6 1 (0.28%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.28%) Jasmine
General
1 59 (16.30%) Finance
2 42 (11.60%) Marketing
3 29 (8.01%) Banking
4 26 (7.18%) Telecoms
5 24 (6.63%) Retail
6 8 (2.21%) Games
6 8 (2.21%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.66%) German Language
8 5 (1.38%) Publishing
9 4 (1.10%) Legal
9 4 (1.10%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.83%) Advertising
10 3 (0.83%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.83%) Dutch Language
10 3 (0.83%) French Language
11 2 (0.55%) Billing
11 2 (0.55%) Law
11 2 (0.55%) Electronics
11 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.28%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 95 (26.24%) Product Manager
2 67 (18.51%) Analyst
3 60 (16.57%) Business Analyst
4 38 (10.50%) Developer
5 37 (10.22%) Architect
6 23 (6.35%) Project Manager
7 22 (6.08%) Agile Coach
8 21 (5.80%) Technical Architect
9 15 (4.14%) Programme Manager
10 13 (3.59%) Senior Manager
11 11 (3.04%) Designer
11 11 (3.04%) E-Commerce Manager
12 10 (2.76%) Ruby on Rails Developer
12 10 (2.76%) ScrumMaster
12 10 (2.76%) Product Owner
13 9 (2.49%) Ruby Developer
13 9 (2.49%) Programmer
13 9 (2.49%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (2.49%) Delivery Manager
14 8 (2.21%) Senior Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (14.36%) HTML
2 49 (13.54%) CSS
3 30 (8.29%) Ruby on Rails
4 28 (7.73%) HTML5
4 28 (7.73%) CSS3
5 24 (6.63%) REST
5 24 (6.63%) JSON
6 21 (5.80%) Ajax
7 18 (4.97%) .NET
7 18 (4.97%) Django
8 17 (4.70%) Play Framework
9 12 (3.31%) LAMP
10 11 (3.04%) XML
11 9 (2.49%) ASP.NET
12 8 (2.21%) Velocity
13 7 (1.93%) Web Services
14 6 (1.66%) SOAP
14 6 (1.66%) ASP.NET MVC
15 5 (1.38%) XSLT
15 5 (1.38%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.91%) Management Information System
2 19 (5.25%) Open Source
3 11 (3.04%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.21%) NHS
5 7 (1.93%) New Media
5 7 (1.93%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.66%) Digital Media
7 5 (1.38%) Data Integration
7 5 (1.38%) Psychology
7 5 (1.38%) Mobile Payment
8 4 (1.10%) Online Games
8 4 (1.10%) Reference Data
8 4 (1.10%) Video on Demand
8 4 (1.10%) PMI
9 3 (0.83%) RIA
10 2 (0.55%) Human Factors
10 2 (0.55%) Online Banking
10 2 (0.55%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.55%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 20 (5.52%) Windows
2 14 (3.87%) Linux
3 12 (3.31%) UNIX
4 6 (1.66%) VMS
5 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.55%) Android
7 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (29.56%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (22.10%) Project Management
3 73 (20.17%) User Stories
4 68 (18.78%) Scrum
5 53 (14.64%) Business Analysis
6 50 (13.81%) TDD
7 42 (11.60%) Use Case
8 39 (10.77%) E-Commerce
9 32 (8.84%) Kanban
10 31 (8.56%) Programme Management
11 29 (8.01%) OO
12 27 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
13 22 (6.08%) Workflow
13 22 (6.08%) Software Engineering
14 21 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (5.80%) Change Control
14 21 (5.80%) Software Architecture
14 21 (5.80%) Analytics
15 19 (5.25%) B2B
16 18 (4.97%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (12.71%) Ruby
2 32 (8.84%) Java
3 29 (8.01%) C#
4 24 (6.63%) Scala
5 18 (4.97%) JavaScript
6 12 (3.31%) SQL
7 11 (3.04%) Python
8 8 (2.21%) Perl
9 7 (1.93%) ABAP
10 6 (1.66%) PHP
11 5 (1.38%) C
11 5 (1.38%) Groovy
12 4 (1.10%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.10%) VB
13 3 (0.83%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.83%) R
14 2 (0.55%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.55%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.55%) VBA
15 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (6.08%) Degree
2 13 (3.59%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.76%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.21%) PMP
4 8 (2.21%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.10%) ISEB
5 4 (1.10%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (1.10%) APMP
6 3 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.55%) CISSP
7 2 (0.55%) CISA
8 1 (0.28%) MBA
8 1 (0.28%) GIAC
8 1 (0.28%) PhD
8 1 (0.28%) CRISC
8 1 (0.28%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.14%) QA
2 3 (0.83%) SLA
3 2 (0.55%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.28%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (1.10%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.55%) XenApp
3 1 (0.28%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (1.10%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 4 (1.10%) SCCM
2 3 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (0.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (8.01%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.70%) CheckPoint
3 14 (3.87%) Oracle
4 11 (3.04%) SAP
5 7 (1.93%) Adobe
5 7 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.38%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.10%) CA
8 3 (0.83%) RedDot
8 3 (0.83%) Symantec
9 2 (0.55%) Google
9 2 (0.55%) F5
9 2 (0.55%) Open Text
9 2 (0.55%) Zend
9 2 (0.55%) NetApp
9 2 (0.55%) EMC
9 2 (0.55%) Citrix
9 2 (0.55%) JBoss
10 1 (0.28%) IBM
10 1 (0.28%) Avaya
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