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 10 December 2016 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Product Management
Rank 364 460 449
Rank change year-on-year
+96 -11
Contract jobs citing Product Management 265 191 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.35% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.43% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 135 150
Median daily rate £450 £488 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £463
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -13.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Median hourly rate £37.00 £42.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.94% -10.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- -9.47%

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
40909 44671 43502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.54% 81.22% 77.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 27247 28978 28332
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1079 1330 1204
Median hourly rate £29.25 £30.15 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +20.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £48.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 2016.

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 10 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Product Management within the UK over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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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statistics and trends)
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 +78 251 £450 -7.69% 95
London +45 140 £450 -10.00% 46
South East +33 51 £400 +5.40% 16
City of London +1 27 £500 -2.48% 7
Yorkshire +21 17 £531 +63.46% 5
Berkshire +3 14 £388 +14.81% 5
Oxfordshire +2 14 £463 -7.50% 2
West Midlands -5 12 £500 - 4
Sheffield 0 11 £544 -16.34%
South Yorkshire -3 11 £544 -16.34%
East of England +11 10 £550 - 8
Coventry - 10 £510 -
Oxford +3 9 £450 - 1
Reading +3 9 £375 +50.75% 1
Hertfordshire - 9 £550 - 3
Hampshire +21 8 £432 -4.11% 6
East Sussex - 8 £375 -
Brighton - 8 £375 -
South West +12 7 £325 -4.69% 9
East Midlands +4 7 £463 +8.82% 1
Croydon - 7 £484 -
Surrey +22 6 £405 +1.25% 1
West Yorkshire +18 6 £450 +38.46% 5
Edinburgh +16 5 £425 +16.43%
Leeds +15 5 £450 +38.46% 5
Hook +4 5 £456 +13.87%
Scotland +2 5 £425 +16.43%
Farnham - 5 - -
North West -11 4 £350 -22.22% 4
Bristol - 4 £325 - 2

Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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.

1 316 (52.32%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (25.66%) Scrum
3 145 (24.01%) Finance
4 137 (22.68%) User Experience
5 113 (18.71%) Project Management
6 97 (16.06%) QA
7 96 (15.89%) User Stories
8 84 (13.91%) Degree
9 83 (13.74%) Kanban
9 83 (13.74%) Stakeholder Management
10 78 (12.91%) HTML
10 78 (12.91%) Prototyping
11 74 (12.25%) Marketing
12 72 (11.92%) Banking
13 68 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
14 66 (10.93%) Analytics
15 63 (10.43%) Java
16 59 (9.77%) Wireframes
17 57 (9.44%) SQL
18 54 (8.94%) JavaScript
18 54 (8.94%) Continuous Improvement
19 52 (8.61%) Microsoft
20 51 (8.44%) TDD
21 50 (8.28%) Web Services
22 48 (7.95%) Business Analysis
23 46 (7.62%) MS Visio
24 45 (7.45%) CSS
24 45 (7.45%) Process Improvement
25 41 (6.79%) Mobile App
26 38 (6.29%) Telecoms

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 21 (3.48%) Confluence
2 14 (2.32%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (1.16%) CMS
5 6 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (0.83%) nginx
6 5 (0.83%) SAS
6 5 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (0.66%) IBM HTTP Server
7 4 (0.66%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.50%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.50%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.17%) Apache
9 1 (0.17%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 46 (7.62%) MS Visio
2 22 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.64%) Photoshop
3 21 (3.48%) Adobe Illustrator
3 21 (3.48%) MS Office
4 15 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (1.66%) Fireworks
5 10 (1.66%) OmniGraffle
6 8 (1.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.83%) MS Project
8 4 (0.66%) Flinto
9 2 (0.33%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.33%) InVision
9 2 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.17%) Blender
10 1 (0.17%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.17%) Maya
10 1 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.99%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.66%) BASE24
4 3 (0.50%) ENOVIA
5 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.33%) OpenText MBPM
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.33%) SAP hybris
5 2 (0.33%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.17%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.17%) Primavera
6 1 (0.17%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.17%) SAP FI-GL
6 1 (0.17%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.17%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.17%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 33 (5.46%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (3.31%) SaaS
3 19 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.32%) Google Analytics
4 8 (1.32%) PaaS
5 7 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.99%) Office 365
7 4 (0.66%) Adobe Analytics
7 4 (0.66%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 4 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.66%) IaaS
7 4 (0.66%) Yammer
8 2 (0.33%) AdSense
8 2 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.33%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.33%) Heroku
9 1 (0.17%) GitHub
9 1 (0.17%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.15%) Internet
2 7 (1.16%) LAN
3 6 (0.99%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 6 (0.99%) IPsec
4 5 (0.83%) Broadband
4 5 (0.83%) Ethernet
4 5 (0.83%) HTTP
4 5 (0.83%) SMTP
4 5 (0.83%) xDSL
5 4 (0.66%) DNS
5 4 (0.66%) LDAP
5 4 (0.66%) VoIP
5 4 (0.66%) Wireless
6 3 (0.50%) DOCSIS
6 3 (0.50%) DSLAM
6 3 (0.50%) Firewall
6 3 (0.50%) MPLS
6 3 (0.50%) PSTN
6 3 (0.50%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.48%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.15%) NoSQL
2 19 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (2.81%) MongoDB
4 16 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
4 16 (2.65%) MySQL
5 12 (1.99%) Big Data
6 10 (1.66%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.49%) Hadoop
8 6 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (0.99%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.83%) Spatial Data
10 4 (0.66%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.66%) NonStop SQL
10 4 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.50%) Sqoop
12 2 (0.33%) DB2
12 2 (0.33%) GIS
12 2 (0.33%) MS Access
12 2 (0.33%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 37 (6.13%) JIRA
2 31 (5.13%) Jenkins
3 20 (3.31%) JUnit
4 18 (2.98%) Maven
4 18 (2.98%) Selenium
5 17 (2.81%) Cucumber
6 15 (2.48%) Axure RP
7 11 (1.82%) Dreamweaver
7 11 (1.82%) Git (software)
8 10 (1.66%) SoapUI
8 10 (1.66%) Talend Open Studio
9 8 (1.32%) Appium
10 6 (0.99%) Ant
10 6 (0.99%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 6 (0.99%) Mockito
11 4 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.50%) FishEye
13 2 (0.33%) Jasmine
13 2 (0.33%) SonarQube
13 2 (0.33%) VersaTest
General
1 145 (24.01%) Finance
2 74 (12.25%) Marketing
3 72 (11.92%) Banking
4 38 (6.29%) Telecoms
5 37 (6.13%) Retail
6 22 (3.64%) Publishing
7 18 (2.98%) Investment Banking
8 15 (2.48%) Legal
9 14 (2.32%) Front Office
10 12 (1.99%) Back Office
10 12 (1.99%) Manufacturing
11 9 (1.49%) Advertising
11 9 (1.49%) Automotive
12 7 (1.16%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.99%) Billing
13 6 (0.99%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.83%) Electronics
15 4 (0.66%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 117 (19.37%) Product Manager
2 100 (16.56%) Architect
3 97 (16.06%) Analyst
4 70 (11.59%) Business Analyst
5 64 (10.60%) Technical Architect
6 53 (8.77%) Designer
7 36 (5.96%) Developer
8 28 (4.64%) Product Owner
9 27 (4.47%) UX Designer
10 25 (4.14%) Digital Product Manager
10 25 (4.14%) Project Manager
11 20 (3.31%) Digital Architect
12 19 (3.15%) Programme Manager
13 15 (2.48%) Agile Business Analyst
13 15 (2.48%) Digital Technical Architect
13 15 (2.48%) Test Analyst
14 14 (2.32%) Mobile Product Manager
15 13 (2.15%) Senior Manager
15 13 (2.15%) Test Engineer
16 12 (1.99%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (12.91%) HTML
2 50 (8.28%) Web Services
3 45 (7.45%) CSS
4 35 (5.79%) HTML5
5 29 (4.80%) REST
6 28 (4.64%) XML
7 23 (3.81%) Node.js
8 22 (3.64%) Ajax
9 21 (3.48%) Play Framework
10 18 (2.98%) CSS3
10 18 (2.98%) Ruby on Rails
11 17 (2.81%) .NET
12 16 (2.65%) Django
13 15 (2.48%) AngularJS
14 14 (2.32%) JSON
14 14 (2.32%) SOAP
15 11 (1.82%) ASP.NET
15 11 (1.82%) Flash
16 10 (1.66%) jQuery
16 10 (1.66%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 137 (22.68%) User Experience
2 68 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (6.79%) Mobile App
4 36 (5.96%) Computer Science
5 15 (2.48%) Fintech
5 15 (2.48%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.32%) Data Centre
7 12 (1.99%) Virtual Team
7 12 (1.99%) Visualisation
8 11 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.82%) SWIFT
9 10 (1.66%) Interactive TV
10 9 (1.49%) Derivative
10 9 (1.49%) Statistics
11 8 (1.32%) Psychology
12 7 (1.16%) Public Cloud
12 7 (1.16%) VCE vBlock
13 6 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (0.99%) RIA
14 5 (0.83%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 34 (5.63%) Windows
2 24 (3.97%) Linux
3 18 (2.98%) Android
4 13 (2.15%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.49%) Unix
6 4 (0.66%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.17%) CentOS
7 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (52.32%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (25.66%) Scrum
3 113 (18.71%) Project Management
4 96 (15.89%) User Stories
5 83 (13.74%) Kanban
5 83 (13.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 78 (12.91%) Prototyping
7 66 (10.93%) Analytics
8 59 (9.77%) Wireframes
9 54 (8.94%) Continuous Improvement
10 51 (8.44%) TDD
11 48 (7.95%) Business Analysis
12 45 (7.45%) Process Improvement
13 35 (5.79%) Programme Management
14 34 (5.63%) Mentoring
15 33 (5.46%) Customer Insight
15 33 (5.46%) SDLC
16 32 (5.30%) BDD
17 31 (5.13%) Software Architecture
18 30 (4.97%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 63 (10.43%) Java
2 57 (9.44%) SQL
3 54 (8.94%) JavaScript
4 32 (5.30%) Python
4 32 (5.30%) Ruby
5 18 (2.98%) C#
5 18 (2.98%) Scala
6 6 (0.99%) XPath
7 5 (0.83%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.66%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.50%) TypeScript
9 3 (0.50%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.33%) C
10 2 (0.33%) C++
10 2 (0.33%) Go
10 2 (0.33%) R
11 1 (0.17%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.17%) Perl
11 1 (0.17%) PHP
11 1 (0.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 84 (13.91%) Degree
2 34 (5.63%) Security Cleared
3 21 (3.48%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (1.32%) PMP
6 7 (1.16%) MBA
7 6 (0.99%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.50%) ISEB
9 2 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.33%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.33%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.33%) PhD
9 2 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.17%) CCA
10 1 (0.17%) CCDP
10 1 (0.17%) CCNP
10 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.17%) PCI QSA
10 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (16.06%) QA
2 15 (2.48%) Disclosure Scotland
3 13 (2.15%) SLA
4 7 (1.16%) EMIR
4 7 (1.16%) MiFID
5 5 (0.83%) SDET
5 5 (0.83%) SEPA
6 3 (0.50%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.33%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.33%) FATCA
7 2 (0.33%) ISO 8583
7 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.17%) GCP
8 1 (0.17%) HL7
8 1 (0.17%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.17%) TARGET2
System Software
1 8 (1.32%) Hyper-V
2 6 (0.99%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.50%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.50%) Docker
5 2 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.17%) NFS
6 1 (0.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (1.32%) Puppet
3 7 (1.16%) Ansible
4 4 (0.66%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.66%) SCOM
5 3 (0.50%) Ambari
5 3 (0.50%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.33%) MOM
6 2 (0.33%) SCCM
7 1 (0.17%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.17%) Marathon
7 1 (0.17%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 52 (8.61%) Microsoft
2 21 (3.48%) Oracle
3 19 (3.15%) Adobe
3 19 (3.15%) SAP
4 13 (2.15%) CheckPoint
4 13 (2.15%) Google
5 12 (1.99%) HP
6 10 (1.66%) Talend
7 8 (1.32%) Cisco
8 7 (1.16%) F5
9 6 (0.99%) Atlassian
9 6 (0.99%) CA Agile Central
10 5 (0.83%) EMC
10 5 (0.83%) Tableau
11 4 (0.66%) EPiServer
11 4 (0.66%) hybris
11 4 (0.66%) Thales
11 4 (0.66%) VMware
12 3 (0.50%) GoldenSource
12 3 (0.50%) Novell
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