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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Product Management
Rank 393 417 406
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -11
Contract jobs citing Product Management 182 158 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.31% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.41% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 97 76
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£475 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £325 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £579 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £406 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £77.50 £58.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.91% +56.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £77.50 £58.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+31.91% +56.66%

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
39170 38085 33220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.95% 74.82% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24752 22921 19759
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1021 1146 1205
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.30 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 26 February 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 +16 166 £475 +5.55% 110
London +1 102 £500 +11.11% 62
East of England +27 22 £523 +30.68% 6
South East -26 22 £333 -20.83% 17
City of London +15 19 £500 +12.67% 16
Bedfordshire - 15 £525 -
Scotland -1 12 £420 +12.00%
Berkshire -5 11 £400 -8.04% 4
Yorkshire -1 9 £325 -43.47% 2
Edinburgh -1 8 £290 -10.76%
West Yorkshire +4 7 £325 -43.47% 1
Leeds +1 6 £325 -43.47% 1
Hertfordshire +12 4 £350 -13.84%
Surrey +9 4 £183 - 2
West Midlands -2 4 £515 +14.44% 4
North West -16 4 £350 +34.61% 6
Essex +8 3 £450 +114.28% 2
Coventry +8 3 £515 +14.44%
Milton Keynes -1 3 - - 5
Manchester -7 3 £350 +34.61% 4
Buckinghamshire -12 3 - - 5
Reading +4 2 £413 -
Bracknell +4 2 £125 - 2
South West -6 2 £650 +293.93% 7
Hampshire -11 2 £333 -23.56% 4
Slough - 2 £300 -
Guildford - 2 £183 -
Glasgow - 2 £530 -
Newbury - 2 £400 -
Docklands, London +5 1 £700 +52.58%

Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 184 (48.55%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (19.79%) User Experience
3 69 (18.21%) Finance
4 68 (17.94%) Project Management
5 67 (17.68%) Analytical Skills
6 66 (17.41%) User Stories
7 63 (16.62%) Java
8 58 (15.30%) Scrum
9 54 (14.25%) TDD
10 53 (13.98%) Marketing
11 46 (12.14%) Ruby
12 45 (11.87%) Software Engineering
13 43 (11.35%) HTML
13 43 (11.35%) Degree
14 40 (10.55%) Mentoring
15 38 (10.03%) Linux
16 37 (9.76%) Risk Management
17 36 (9.50%) Business Analysis
18 35 (9.23%) Change Control
18 35 (9.23%) C#
19 34 (8.97%) E-Commerce
19 34 (8.97%) Programme Management
20 33 (8.71%) CSS
21 32 (8.44%) CheckPoint
21 32 (8.44%) Banking
21 32 (8.44%) Stakeholder Management
21 32 (8.44%) Test Automation
22 31 (8.18%) Open Source
22 31 (8.18%) Continuous Integration
23 30 (7.92%) Analytics

Product Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 (2.90%) Lync
2 8 (2.11%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.11%) Apache
3 6 (1.58%) Tomcat
3 6 (1.58%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.58%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.58%) SAS
3 6 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.32%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.32%) CMS
5 4 (1.06%) JBoss
6 3 (0.79%) Confluence
7 2 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.53%) Drupal
8 1 (0.26%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.26%) Mule
8 1 (0.26%) nginx
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.26%) IIS
8 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 23 (6.07%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.69%) MS Visio
3 12 (3.17%) Photoshop
4 10 (2.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (2.64%) MS Office
5 8 (2.11%) MS Project
6 7 (1.85%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (1.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.79%) Fireworks
8 3 (0.79%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.53%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.26%) InDesign
10 1 (0.26%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.26%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 12 (3.17%) Google Analytics
2 4 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.79%) Global One
4 2 (0.53%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.26%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.26%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.58%) SaaS
2 5 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.53%) PaaS
4 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.26%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.43%) Internet
2 9 (2.37%) Unified Communications
3 8 (2.11%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.58%) VoIP
5 5 (1.32%) SSL
6 4 (1.06%) DNS
6 4 (1.06%) NAS
7 3 (0.79%) BIG-IP
7 3 (0.79%) PSTN
7 3 (0.79%) HTTP
8 2 (0.53%) Intranet
8 2 (0.53%) Firewall
9 1 (0.26%) xDSL
9 1 (0.26%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.26%) NFC
9 1 (0.26%) Network Security
9 1 (0.26%) VPN
9 1 (0.26%) MPLS
9 1 (0.26%) DOCSIS
9 1 (0.26%) DSLAM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.80%) MySQL
2 19 (5.01%) Apache Cassandra
3 18 (4.75%) NoSQL
3 18 (4.75%) MongoDB
4 16 (4.22%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (2.11%) Big Data
6 6 (1.58%) SQL Server
7 4 (1.06%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.06%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.79%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.79%) DB2
8 3 (0.79%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.53%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.53%) MS Access
9 2 (0.53%) Redis
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.26%) Spotfire
10 1 (0.26%) QlikView
10 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (2.90%) Axure RP
2 9 (2.37%) JIRA
3 8 (2.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 6 (1.58%) Subversion
4 6 (1.58%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.32%) Selenium
5 5 (1.32%) Dreamweaver
5 5 (1.32%) Cucumber
5 5 (1.32%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.53%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.53%) Gradle
6 2 (0.53%) JMeter
6 2 (0.53%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.53%) Maven
7 1 (0.26%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.26%) Ant
7 1 (0.26%) JProfiler
7 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.26%) Xcode
General
1 69 (18.21%) Finance
2 53 (13.98%) Marketing
3 32 (8.44%) Banking
4 25 (6.60%) Retail
5 24 (6.33%) Telecoms
6 13 (3.43%) Legal
7 12 (3.17%) Games
8 9 (2.37%) Manufacturing
9 8 (2.11%) Publishing
10 5 (1.32%) Front Office
10 5 (1.32%) Back Office
10 5 (1.32%) Billing
11 4 (1.06%) Investment Banking
11 4 (1.06%) Retail Banking
11 4 (1.06%) Law
12 2 (0.53%) Electronics
12 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.26%) International Banking
13 1 (0.26%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (15.83%) Product Manager
2 57 (15.04%) Analyst
3 48 (12.66%) Architect
4 45 (11.87%) Business Analyst
5 29 (7.65%) Project Manager
5 29 (7.65%) Developer
6 27 (7.12%) Programme Manager
7 26 (6.86%) Agile Coach
8 21 (5.54%) Technical Architect
9 18 (4.75%) Solutions Architect
9 18 (4.75%) Designer
10 13 (3.43%) Senior Manager
11 12 (3.17%) Consultant
11 12 (3.17%) UX Designer
12 10 (2.64%) Senior Product Manager
13 9 (2.37%) Product Owner
13 9 (2.37%) Digital Architect
14 8 (2.11%) Senior Analyst
15 7 (1.85%) Senior Business Analyst
15 7 (1.85%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (11.35%) HTML
2 33 (8.71%) CSS
3 21 (5.54%) HTML5
4 20 (5.28%) REST
5 19 (5.01%) XML
6 18 (4.75%) Ruby on Rails
7 17 (4.49%) Web Services
8 16 (4.22%) Django
9 14 (3.69%) Play Framework
10 13 (3.43%) CSS3
11 11 (2.90%) Ajax
12 10 (2.64%) JSON
12 10 (2.64%) jQuery
12 10 (2.64%) RESTful
13 7 (1.85%) Middleware
14 6 (1.58%) JAXB
14 6 (1.58%) SOAP
14 6 (1.58%) DOM
14 6 (1.58%) .NET
15 5 (1.32%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 75 (19.79%) User Experience
2 67 (17.68%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (8.18%) Open Source
4 27 (7.12%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.96%) Computer Science
5 15 (3.96%) RIA
6 13 (3.43%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.85%) Human Factors
7 7 (1.85%) Statistics
8 6 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (1.58%) NHS
9 5 (1.32%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.32%) Online Games
9 5 (1.32%) Social Media
10 4 (1.06%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (1.06%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.06%) IBM Mainframe
10 4 (1.06%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.06%) Psychology
10 4 (1.06%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 38 (10.03%) Linux
2 27 (7.12%) UNIX
3 16 (4.22%) Windows
4 9 (2.37%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.11%) Android
6 5 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.79%) zOS
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.26%) CentOS
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (48.55%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (17.94%) Project Management
3 66 (17.41%) User Stories
4 58 (15.30%) Scrum
5 54 (14.25%) TDD
6 45 (11.87%) Software Engineering
7 40 (10.55%) Mentoring
8 37 (9.76%) Risk Management
9 36 (9.50%) Business Analysis
10 35 (9.23%) Change Control
11 34 (8.97%) Programme Management
11 34 (8.97%) E-Commerce
12 32 (8.44%) Stakeholder Management
12 32 (8.44%) Test Automation
13 31 (8.18%) Continuous Integration
14 30 (7.92%) Dependency Management
14 30 (7.92%) Analytics
15 26 (6.86%) Refactoring
16 24 (6.33%) CRM
17 23 (6.07%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 63 (16.62%) Java
2 46 (12.14%) Ruby
3 35 (9.23%) C#
4 24 (6.33%) JavaScript
5 21 (5.54%) SQL
6 17 (4.49%) Python
7 16 (4.22%) Scala
8 15 (3.96%) PHP
8 15 (3.96%) C++
9 13 (3.43%) Perl
10 11 (2.90%) C
11 4 (1.06%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.79%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.79%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.79%) Delphi
13 2 (0.53%) XAML
13 2 (0.53%) Groovy
13 2 (0.53%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (11.35%) Degree
2 19 (5.01%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.11%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.32%) MCSE
4 5 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (1.06%) ISEB
5 4 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.79%) PMP
6 3 (0.79%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.26%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.33%) QA
2 2 (0.53%) SLA
3 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.53%) KVM
2 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (0.79%) Puppet
1 3 (0.79%) SCOM
2 2 (0.53%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.26%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.26%) Ansible
3 1 (0.26%) logstash
3 1 (0.26%) Salt
3 1 (0.26%) Kibana
3 1 (0.26%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (8.44%) CheckPoint
2 28 (7.39%) Microsoft
3 18 (4.75%) Oracle
4 15 (3.96%) Cisco
5 13 (3.43%) Google
6 11 (2.90%) Adobe
7 10 (2.64%) IBM
7 10 (2.64%) SAP
8 8 (2.11%) TIBCO
9 7 (1.85%) Informatica
10 6 (1.58%) VMware
10 6 (1.58%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.32%) Perforce
12 4 (1.06%) Remedy
12 4 (1.06%) NetApp
12 4 (1.06%) HP
12 4 (1.06%) EMC
13 3 (0.79%) Avaya
13 3 (0.79%) Juniper
13 3 (0.79%) Alcatel-Lucent
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