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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Product Management
UK
Rank 367 436 427
Rank change year-on-year
+69 -9
Contract jobs citing Product Management 240 191 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.37% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.45% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 137 127
Median daily rate £488 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £600 £685
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £400 £475
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £37.02 - £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £125.00

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
37463 42318 40948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.62% 82.71% 79.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 24877 27655 25965
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 969 1164 1085
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +49.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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 21 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Product Management within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 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 +80 236 £488 +2.09% 104
London +34 128 £488 -2.50% 40
South East +31 34 £506 +69.91% 22
Yorkshire +35 31 £550 +19.56% 3
West Yorkshire +37 25 £550 +19.56% 2
Leeds +23 23 £550 +19.56% 2
Hampshire +29 19 £850 +209.09% 2
Southampton - 15 £850 - 1
City of London +6 13 £569 +54.23% 8
South West +7 12 £379 -27.51% 7
Berkshire +18 10 £408 +56.73% 11
East of England -3 9 £520 +32.48% 16
Reading +14 8 £400 +68.42% 3
North West +25 7 £475 - 2
West Midlands +7 7 £413 - 8
Gloucestershire +7 6 £450 -
Hertfordshire +3 6 - - 2
Sheffield - 5 £555 - 1
Birmingham - 5 £425 - 4
South Yorkshire - 5 £555 - 1
Oxford - 4 £475 - 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £475 - 3
Merseyside - 4 £475 -
Bristol +1 3 - -
North East -29 3 £375 -25.37% 1
Durham - 3 £375 -
Tewkesbury - 3 £310 -
Liverpool - 3 £575 -
Hook - 3 £456 -
Manchester +12 2 - - 2

Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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.

1 280 (52.43%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (24.53%) Finance
3 130 (24.34%) Scrum
3 130 (24.34%) User Experience
4 89 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 87 (16.29%) User Stories
6 81 (15.17%) Project Management
7 75 (14.04%) Prototyping
8 73 (13.67%) TDD
9 72 (13.48%) HTML
10 70 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 69 (12.92%) QA
12 68 (12.73%) Degree
12 68 (12.73%) Analytics
13 60 (11.24%) Java
13 60 (11.24%) Marketing
14 58 (10.86%) Kanban
15 54 (10.11%) JavaScript
16 53 (9.93%) Wireframes
17 48 (8.99%) CSS
18 47 (8.80%) Telecoms
19 44 (8.24%) Banking
20 43 (8.05%) SQL
21 42 (7.87%) Business Analysis
22 40 (7.49%) DevOps
23 39 (7.30%) Web Services
24 38 (7.12%) E-Commerce
24 38 (7.12%) Software Engineering
24 38 (7.12%) Software Architecture
25 36 (6.74%) Mentoring

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 12 (2.25%) Confluence
2 10 (1.87%) CMS
3 8 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (0.94%) Apache Spark
5 5 (0.94%) nginx
6 4 (0.75%) Apache
6 4 (0.75%) EPiServer
6 4 (0.75%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (0.75%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.37%) Captiva
7 2 (0.37%) Documentum
7 2 (0.37%) Drupal
7 2 (0.37%) JBoss
7 2 (0.37%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.37%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.37%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.19%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 32 (5.99%) MS Visio
2 22 (4.12%) MS Excel
3 15 (2.81%) MS Office
3 15 (2.81%) Photoshop
4 14 (2.62%) Adobe Illustrator
5 9 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.69%) OmniGraffle
6 8 (1.50%) Flinto
7 6 (1.12%) Fireworks
8 5 (0.94%) MS Project
9 4 (0.75%) InVision
10 3 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.19%) Blender
12 1 (0.19%) CINEMA 4D
12 1 (0.19%) Maya
12 1 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (2.06%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.75%) BASE24
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.37%) Primavera
5 2 (0.37%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.37%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.19%) Eikon
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.19%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.19%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 29 (5.43%) SaaS
2 27 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.50%) Google Analytics
5 6 (1.12%) Adobe Analytics
5 6 (1.12%) PaaS
6 5 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.75%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 4 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.56%) GitHub
9 2 (0.37%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.37%) IaaS
9 2 (0.37%) Trello
10 1 (0.19%) AdSense
10 1 (0.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.25%) Internet
1 12 (2.25%) Network Security
2 9 (1.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 9 (1.69%) IPsec
2 9 (1.69%) Wireless
3 8 (1.50%) HTTP
3 8 (1.50%) SMTP
3 8 (1.50%) WAN
4 7 (1.31%) Ethernet
5 6 (1.12%) DNS
5 6 (1.12%) xDSL
6 5 (0.94%) LAN
6 5 (0.94%) SAN
6 5 (0.94%) SMS
6 5 (0.94%) VoIP
7 4 (0.75%) Kerberos
7 4 (0.75%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.56%) Broadband
8 3 (0.56%) MPLS
8 3 (0.56%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.56%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.00%) MongoDB
3 15 (2.81%) Hadoop
4 14 (2.62%) Big Data
4 14 (2.62%) NoSQL
4 14 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (2.43%) Apache Cassandra
6 12 (2.25%) MySQL
7 8 (1.50%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.31%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.12%) Data Mining
9 6 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.94%) MS Access
10 5 (0.94%) Sqoop
11 4 (0.75%) DB2
11 4 (0.75%) NonStop SQL
12 3 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.37%) KDB
13 2 (0.37%) Kdb+
13 2 (0.37%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 24 (4.49%) JIRA
2 16 (3.00%) Git (software)
3 15 (2.81%) Jenkins
4 13 (2.43%) Selenium
5 12 (2.25%) Axure RP
6 10 (1.87%) Cucumber
7 9 (1.69%) JUnit
8 7 (1.31%) Dreamweaver
8 7 (1.31%) Maven
9 6 (1.12%) Ant
9 6 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (1.12%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 6 (1.12%) Mockito
10 5 (0.94%) FishEye
11 4 (0.75%) JMeter
12 3 (0.56%) DbUnit
13 2 (0.37%) Appium
13 2 (0.37%) Jasmine
13 2 (0.37%) Rational Rhapsody
13 2 (0.37%) WiX
General
1 131 (24.53%) Finance
2 60 (11.24%) Marketing
3 47 (8.80%) Telecoms
4 44 (8.24%) Banking
5 34 (6.37%) Retail
6 22 (4.12%) Legal
7 13 (2.43%) Investment Banking
8 12 (2.25%) Electronics
8 12 (2.25%) Manufacturing
8 12 (2.25%) Publishing
9 11 (2.06%) Back Office
10 10 (1.87%) Advertising
11 7 (1.31%) Financial Institution
12 6 (1.12%) Front Office
13 5 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.75%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.75%) Automotive
15 2 (0.37%) Billing
15 2 (0.37%) Games
15 2 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 100 (18.73%) Product Manager
2 83 (15.54%) Architect
3 68 (12.73%) Analyst
4 52 (9.74%) Business Analyst
5 45 (8.43%) Designer
5 45 (8.43%) Technical Architect
6 43 (8.05%) Developer
7 30 (5.62%) UX Designer
8 27 (5.06%) Consultant
9 22 (4.12%) Product Owner
10 19 (3.56%) Project Manager
10 19 (3.56%) Senior Manager
11 18 (3.37%) Digital Product Manager
12 16 (3.00%) Development Manager
13 15 (2.81%) Solutions Architect
14 13 (2.43%) Software Developer
15 12 (2.25%) Digital Architect
16 11 (2.06%) JavaScript Developer
16 11 (2.06%) Programme Manager
17 10 (1.87%) Senior Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (13.48%) HTML
2 48 (8.99%) CSS
3 39 (7.30%) Web Services
4 34 (6.37%) HTML5
5 32 (5.99%) REST
6 25 (4.68%) XML
7 24 (4.49%) CSS3
8 23 (4.31%) Ajax
9 20 (3.75%) AngularJS
9 20 (3.75%) Node.js
10 17 (3.18%) .NET
11 15 (2.81%) JSON
12 14 (2.62%) Play Framework
13 12 (2.25%) jQuery
13 12 (2.25%) Ruby on Rails
14 10 (1.87%) React
15 9 (1.69%) ASP.NET
15 9 (1.69%) DHTML
15 9 (1.69%) Django
15 9 (1.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 130 (24.34%) User Experience
2 89 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (6.37%) Mobile App
4 21 (3.93%) Fintech
5 15 (2.81%) Data Centre
6 14 (2.62%) Virtual Team
7 13 (2.43%) Management Information System
8 12 (2.25%) Computer Science
9 11 (2.06%) Derivative
10 9 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (1.50%) Interactive TV
12 7 (1.31%) Public Cloud
13 6 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.12%) RIA
13 6 (1.12%) SWIFT
14 5 (0.94%) CLARiiON
14 5 (0.94%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.94%) Reference Data
14 5 (0.94%) Symmetrix DMX
15 4 (0.75%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 32 (5.99%) Linux
2 30 (5.62%) Windows
3 18 (3.37%) Android
4 17 (3.18%) Apple iOS
5 11 (2.06%) Unix
6 6 (1.12%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.37%) CentOS
7 2 (0.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (52.43%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (24.34%) Scrum
3 87 (16.29%) User Stories
4 81 (15.17%) Project Management
5 75 (14.04%) Prototyping
6 73 (13.67%) TDD
7 70 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 68 (12.73%) Analytics
9 58 (10.86%) Kanban
10 53 (9.93%) Wireframes
11 42 (7.87%) Business Analysis
12 40 (7.49%) DevOps
13 38 (7.12%) E-Commerce
13 38 (7.12%) Software Architecture
13 38 (7.12%) Software Engineering
14 36 (6.74%) Mentoring
15 34 (6.37%) Continuous Integration
16 32 (5.99%) SDLC
16 32 (5.99%) Use Case
17 31 (5.81%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 60 (11.24%) Java
2 54 (10.11%) JavaScript
3 43 (8.05%) SQL
4 23 (4.31%) Python
4 23 (4.31%) Ruby
5 20 (3.75%) C#
6 14 (2.62%) Scala
7 8 (1.50%) PHP
8 6 (1.12%) Perl
8 6 (1.12%) XPath
9 5 (0.94%) C++
9 5 (0.94%) T-SQL
9 5 (0.94%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.75%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.75%) TypeScript
11 3 (0.56%) Apple Swift
11 3 (0.56%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.37%) Go
12 2 (0.37%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.37%) R
Qualifications
1 68 (12.73%) Degree
2 36 (6.74%) Security Cleared
3 25 (4.68%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.69%) PMP
5 8 (1.50%) PMI Certification
6 6 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.56%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.56%) MBA
8 2 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.37%) PhD
8 2 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.19%) APMP
9 1 (0.19%) CCDP
9 1 (0.19%) CCNP
9 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.19%) ISEB
9 1 (0.19%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.19%) PCI QSA
9 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (12.92%) QA
2 13 (2.43%) SLA
3 11 (2.06%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (1.31%) EMIR
4 7 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.31%) MiFID
5 4 (0.75%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.56%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.37%) FATCA
7 2 (0.37%) HL7
8 1 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.19%) GCP
8 1 (0.19%) GxP
8 1 (0.19%) SDET
8 1 (0.19%) UCITS
System Software
1 9 (1.69%) Hyper-V
2 5 (0.94%) Apache Flume
2 5 (0.94%) SRDF
2 5 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.75%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.56%) Docker
5 2 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.19%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (2.25%) Ansible
1 12 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (1.69%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.69%) Puppet
3 5 (0.94%) Ambari
3 5 (0.94%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.19%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.19%) Marathon
4 1 (0.19%) Rundeck
4 1 (0.19%) Salt
4 1 (0.19%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 26 (4.87%) Microsoft
2 24 (4.49%) Oracle
3 19 (3.56%) Adobe
4 13 (2.43%) HP
4 13 (2.43%) SAP
5 12 (2.25%) Google
6 10 (1.87%) CheckPoint
6 10 (1.87%) Cisco
7 9 (1.69%) F5
7 9 (1.69%) Tableau
8 8 (1.50%) Atlassian
8 8 (1.50%) EMC
9 7 (1.31%) Juniper
10 6 (1.12%) hybris
10 6 (1.12%) Palo Alto
11 5 (0.94%) 3PAR
11 5 (0.94%) Dell
11 5 (0.94%) IBM
11 5 (0.94%) NetApp
11 5 (0.94%) ServiceNow
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