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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Product Management
Rank 420 468 418
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -50
Contract jobs citing Product Management 198 117 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.23% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.30% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 65 102
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£450 £400 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
42685 38525 41504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.19% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26682 23752 24020
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1176 1101 1519
Average hourly rate £23.83 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.35% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +37 177 £450 +12.50% 118
London +32 86 £500 +25.00% 44
South East -10 30 £375 +6.76% 24
North West +12 19 £325 -10.95% 10
Manchester +10 19 £325 -10.95% 3
City of London +17 16 £425 +13.33% 14
Scotland -5 16 £613 - 6
Berkshire 0 11 £400 +14.28% 8
Yorkshire +13 10 £538 - 7
South West -30 10 £525 +35.48% 8
East of England -21 8 £450 - 13
Glasgow - 7 £675 - 3
Leeds +3 6 £600 - 3
West Yorkshire +3 6 £600 - 4
Edinburgh +1 6 £415 - 2
Hertfordshire -20 6 £388 - 3
East Sussex - 6 - - 2
Brighton - 6 - - 1
Maidenhead - 5 - - 1
West Midlands - 5 £425 - 4
Kent - 4 £350 - 1
Devon - 4 £600 - 1
Hampshire -9 3 £400 +19.40% 6
Buckinghamshire -12 3 £388 -10.91% 1
Wales -20 3 £500 +19.40% 2
North Yorkshire - 3 £490 -
Plymouth - 3 £600 - 1
Coventry - 3 £400 -
East Midlands 0 2 - - 2
Milton Keynes -3 2 £350 -5.40% 1

Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 172 (45.50%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (26.19%) Project Management
3 90 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
4 73 (19.31%) User Stories
5 72 (19.05%) Scrum
6 70 (18.52%) Finance
7 62 (16.40%) User Experience
8 56 (14.81%) Business Analysis
9 52 (13.76%) TDD
9 52 (13.76%) HTML
10 51 (13.49%) Ruby
11 48 (12.70%) CSS
12 44 (11.64%) Java
13 41 (10.85%) Microsoft
14 39 (10.32%) Marketing
15 38 (10.05%) Ruby on Rails
15 38 (10.05%) Programme Management
16 35 (9.26%) Use Case
16 35 (9.26%) Kanban
16 35 (9.26%) REST
17 31 (8.20%) Management Information System
17 31 (8.20%) MySQL
18 30 (7.94%) Windows
18 30 (7.94%) OO
18 30 (7.94%) Risk Management
18 30 (7.94%) Scala
19 28 (7.41%) C#
19 28 (7.41%) Open Source
19 28 (7.41%) CSS3
19 28 (7.41%) Apache Cassandra

Product Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (2.38%) Apache
2 7 (1.85%) CMS
2 7 (1.85%) Drupal
3 5 (1.32%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.32%) SAS
4 4 (1.06%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.06%) IIS
5 3 (0.79%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.79%) Content Management Server
6 2 (0.53%) WordPress
7 1 (0.26%) Kentico
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.26%) Jetty
7 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (6.88%) MS Excel
2 23 (6.08%) MS Office
3 11 (2.91%) MS Visio
3 11 (2.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.59%) MS Project
5 2 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.26%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (0.79%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.53%) Magento
2 2 (0.53%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.53%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.26%) Summit
3 1 (0.26%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.26%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.53%) Force.com
1 2 (0.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.17%) TCP/IP
2 9 (2.38%) Internet
3 5 (1.32%) DSL
3 5 (1.32%) SSL
4 4 (1.06%) HTTP
4 4 (1.06%) DNS
4 4 (1.06%) LAN
4 4 (1.06%) Wireless
4 4 (1.06%) DOCSIS
5 3 (0.79%) BIG-IP
5 3 (0.79%) Broadband
5 3 (0.79%) VPN
5 3 (0.79%) Firewall
5 3 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.53%) UMTS
6 2 (0.53%) VoIP
6 2 (0.53%) LTE
7 1 (0.26%) NAS
7 1 (0.26%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.26%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (8.20%) MySQL
2 28 (7.41%) Apache Cassandra
3 25 (6.61%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (6.08%) NoSQL
5 20 (5.29%) MongoDB
6 11 (2.91%) SQL Server
7 7 (1.85%) Redis
7 7 (1.85%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.32%) Big Data
10 4 (1.06%) SAP BW
10 4 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.79%) DB2
11 3 (0.79%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
13 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.65%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.38%) Cucumber
3 7 (1.85%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.59%) NUnit
4 6 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.59%) Axure RP
5 5 (1.32%) Bitbucket
5 5 (1.32%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.32%) JIRA
6 3 (0.79%) Subversion
6 3 (0.79%) Selenium
6 3 (0.79%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (0.53%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.26%) WATIR
8 1 (0.26%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.26%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.26%) PowerBuilder
8 1 (0.26%) Sahi
General
1 70 (18.52%) Finance
2 39 (10.32%) Marketing
3 22 (5.82%) Retail
4 21 (5.56%) Banking
5 20 (5.29%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.38%) Games
7 6 (1.59%) Legal
7 6 (1.59%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.59%) German Language
7 6 (1.59%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.32%) Dutch Language
9 3 (0.79%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.79%) Electronics
10 2 (0.53%) Front Office
10 2 (0.53%) Advertising
10 2 (0.53%) Publishing
10 2 (0.53%) Law
10 2 (0.53%) Billing
10 2 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 74 (19.58%) Analyst
2 73 (19.31%) Product Manager
3 64 (16.93%) Business Analyst
4 45 (11.90%) Developer
5 43 (11.38%) Architect
6 29 (7.67%) Technical Architect
7 28 (7.41%) Project Manager
8 19 (5.03%) Programme Manager
8 19 (5.03%) Agile Coach
9 12 (3.17%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 12 (3.17%) Programmer
10 11 (2.91%) Ruby Developer
11 10 (2.65%) Senior Manager
11 10 (2.65%) Delivery Manager
11 10 (2.65%) Product Owner
11 10 (2.65%) Digital Architect
12 9 (2.38%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (2.38%) ScrumMaster
12 9 (2.38%) Agile Project Manager
12 9 (2.38%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (13.76%) HTML
2 48 (12.70%) CSS
3 38 (10.05%) Ruby on Rails
4 35 (9.26%) REST
5 28 (7.41%) CSS3
6 27 (7.14%) HTML5
7 23 (6.08%) Play Framework
7 23 (6.08%) Django
8 20 (5.29%) JSON
9 19 (5.03%) Ajax
9 19 (5.03%) XML
9 19 (5.03%) LAMP
10 17 (4.50%) .NET
11 9 (2.38%) ASP.NET
12 8 (2.12%) Velocity
13 7 (1.85%) Web Services
14 6 (1.59%) XSLT
14 6 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
15 5 (1.32%) SOAP
15 5 (1.32%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 90 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (16.40%) User Experience
3 31 (8.20%) Management Information System
4 28 (7.41%) Open Source
5 16 (4.23%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.85%) NHS
6 7 (1.85%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.32%) Video on Demand
7 5 (1.32%) New Media
7 5 (1.32%) Online Games
7 5 (1.32%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.06%) Statistics
8 4 (1.06%) Psychology
8 4 (1.06%) PMI
8 4 (1.06%) Reference Data
9 3 (0.79%) Mobile Payment
9 3 (0.79%) Firmware
9 3 (0.79%) SCADA
9 3 (0.79%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.79%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 30 (7.94%) Windows
2 23 (6.08%) Linux
3 20 (5.29%) UNIX
4 4 (1.06%) VMS
5 3 (0.79%) zOS
5 3 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.53%) Android
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (45.50%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (26.19%) Project Management
3 73 (19.31%) User Stories
4 72 (19.05%) Scrum
5 56 (14.81%) Business Analysis
6 52 (13.76%) TDD
7 38 (10.05%) Programme Management
8 35 (9.26%) Use Case
8 35 (9.26%) Kanban
9 30 (7.94%) Risk Management
9 30 (7.94%) OO
10 28 (7.41%) Mentoring
11 26 (6.88%) Software Engineering
11 26 (6.88%) Change Control
12 25 (6.61%) E-Commerce
13 24 (6.35%) Configuration Management
13 24 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (5.82%) Software Architecture
14 22 (5.82%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (13.49%) Ruby
2 44 (11.64%) Java
3 30 (7.94%) Scala
4 28 (7.41%) C#
5 17 (4.50%) JavaScript
5 17 (4.50%) PHP
6 16 (4.23%) SQL
7 14 (3.70%) Python
8 10 (2.65%) Perl
9 6 (1.59%) Groovy
9 6 (1.59%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.06%) C
10 4 (1.06%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.06%) ABAP
10 4 (1.06%) C++
10 4 (1.06%) VB
11 3 (0.79%) Delphi
11 3 (0.79%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.53%) VBA
12 2 (0.53%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 28 (7.41%) Degree
2 18 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.91%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.38%) PMP
4 9 (2.38%) PMI Certification
5 6 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.32%) ISEB
7 4 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (1.06%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (1.06%) APMP
8 2 (0.53%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 2 (0.53%) CISSP
8 2 (0.53%) CISA
9 1 (0.26%) MBA
9 1 (0.26%) GIAC
9 1 (0.26%) PhD
9 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.26%) MySQL Certification
9 1 (0.26%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.76%) QA
2 5 (1.32%) SLA
3 3 (0.79%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (0.79%) GAMP
4 2 (0.53%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.26%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (1.32%) KVM
2 4 (1.06%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.53%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (1.32%) Puppet
1 5 (1.32%) Vagrant
1 5 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.06%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 4 (1.06%) SCCM
3 3 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 41 (10.85%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.08%) CheckPoint
3 17 (4.50%) Oracle
4 13 (3.44%) SAP
5 9 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.06%) CA
6 4 (1.06%) IBM
7 3 (0.79%) ServiceNow
7 3 (0.79%) F5
7 3 (0.79%) RedDot
7 3 (0.79%) Google
7 3 (0.79%) Symantec
7 3 (0.79%) TOWER Software
7 3 (0.79%) JBoss
7 3 (0.79%) Adobe
7 3 (0.79%) Sun
8 2 (0.53%) Open Text
8 2 (0.53%) Citrix
9 1 (0.26%) Avaya
9 1 (0.26%) Ariba
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