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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Product Management
Rank 384 395 419
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +24
Contract jobs citing Product Management 205 158 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.33% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.44% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 95 71
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £285 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £678 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+22.58% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £58.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £58.75 -

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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 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 +21 194 £495 +10.00% 133
London -6 101 £500 +11.11% 63
East of England +33 41 £523 +148.92% 10
South East -7 22 £419 -2.04% 22
Essex +20 18 £613 +214.10%
Yorkshire +5 18 £438 -23.91% 5
West Yorkshire +5 16 £438 -29.29% 4
City of London +2 16 £520 +30.00% 21
Leeds -2 15 £525 -15.15%
Bedfordshire - 14 £525 - 1
Scotland -5 8 £310 -31.49% 3
Hertfordshire +5 7 £350 -15.15% 3
Edinburgh +1 7 £340 -15.00% 1
West Midlands - 6 £523 - 5
Surrey -2 5 £450 +52.54% 1
Berkshire -4 5 £419 -6.94% 10
North West -11 4 £353 +35.57% 9
Milton Keynes -12 4 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -13 4 - - 1
Oxford - 4 - -
Oxfordshire - 4 - - 2
Manchester -2 3 £563 +116.34% 3
South West -14 3 £550 +233.33% 7
Birmingham - 3 £550 - 1
Coventry - 3 £515 -
Reading +4 2 £413 +3.12% 4
Hampshire -20 2 £333 -23.56% 2
Cambridgeshire - 2 £330 - 5
Cambridge - 2 £330 - 3
Cheshire +4 1 £353 - 4

Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 190 (49.10%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (20.67%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (19.90%) Project Management
4 74 (19.12%) User Stories
5 73 (18.86%) Finance
6 69 (17.83%) User Experience
7 61 (15.76%) Java
8 59 (15.25%) TDD
9 57 (14.73%) Scrum
10 50 (12.92%) Ruby
11 49 (12.66%) Marketing
12 47 (12.14%) Software Engineering
13 45 (11.63%) Business Analysis
13 45 (11.63%) Mentoring
14 44 (11.37%) Degree
15 43 (11.11%) Risk Management
16 39 (10.08%) Linux
17 38 (9.82%) HTML
17 38 (9.82%) Programme Management
18 37 (9.56%) Continuous Integration
19 36 (9.30%) Test Automation
19 36 (9.30%) C#
19 36 (9.30%) Change Control
20 35 (9.04%) Open Source
21 34 (8.79%) Microsoft
21 34 (8.79%) CheckPoint
22 32 (8.27%) Dependency Management
23 30 (7.75%) Refactoring
24 29 (7.49%) Stakeholder Management
24 29 (7.49%) Management Information System

Product Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 12 (3.10%) Apache
2 11 (2.84%) Lync
3 7 (1.81%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.81%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.55%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.55%) SAS
4 6 (1.55%) Drupal
4 6 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.29%) CMS
6 4 (1.03%) JBoss
7 3 (0.78%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.78%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.26%) Confluence
8 1 (0.26%) Node.js
8 1 (0.26%) EPiServer CMS
8 1 (0.26%) nginx
8 1 (0.26%) Jetty
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.26%) IIS
8 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 26 (6.72%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.88%) MS Visio
3 14 (3.62%) MS Office
4 12 (3.10%) Photoshop
5 10 (2.58%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (2.33%) MS Project
7 7 (1.81%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (1.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.78%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.78%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.52%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.26%) FrameMaker
11 1 (0.26%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 10 (2.58%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.52%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.52%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.52%) Global One
3 2 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.26%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.26%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.26%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.26%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.55%) SaaS
2 5 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.58%) TCP/IP
1 10 (2.58%) Internet
2 9 (2.33%) Unified Communications
3 7 (1.81%) VoIP
4 5 (1.29%) SSL
5 4 (1.03%) DNS
5 4 (1.03%) NAS
6 3 (0.78%) BIG-IP
6 3 (0.78%) LAN
6 3 (0.78%) DOCSIS
6 3 (0.78%) HTTP
6 3 (0.78%) PSTN
7 2 (0.52%) DSL
7 2 (0.52%) Intranet
7 2 (0.52%) Firewall
8 1 (0.26%) xDSL
8 1 (0.26%) LTE
8 1 (0.26%) NFC
8 1 (0.26%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.43%) MySQL
2 18 (4.65%) Apache Cassandra
3 17 (4.39%) NoSQL
3 17 (4.39%) MongoDB
4 15 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (2.07%) Big Data
6 4 (1.03%) SQL Server
6 4 (1.03%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.78%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.78%) DB2
7 3 (0.78%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.52%) Redis
8 2 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.52%) MS Access
9 1 (0.26%) QlikView
9 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (2.84%) Axure RP
2 9 (2.33%) Cucumber
2 9 (2.33%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.07%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.07%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 7 (1.81%) JIRA
5 6 (1.55%) Bitbucket
5 6 (1.55%) Selenium
5 6 (1.55%) Subversion
6 5 (1.29%) Dreamweaver
7 3 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.52%) Gradle
8 2 (0.52%) JMeter
8 2 (0.52%) Maven
9 1 (0.26%) Sahi
9 1 (0.26%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.26%) Hudson
9 1 (0.26%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.26%) JProfiler
9 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
General
1 73 (18.86%) Finance
2 49 (12.66%) Marketing
3 28 (7.24%) Banking
4 24 (6.20%) Telecoms
5 23 (5.94%) Retail
6 11 (2.84%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.84%) Games
7 9 (2.33%) Legal
8 5 (1.29%) Publishing
8 5 (1.29%) Back Office
9 4 (1.03%) Front Office
9 4 (1.03%) Law
10 3 (0.78%) Billing
10 3 (0.78%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.78%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.52%) Electronics
11 2 (0.52%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.26%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (17.31%) Analyst
2 58 (14.99%) Product Manager
3 55 (14.21%) Business Analyst
4 47 (12.14%) Architect
5 30 (7.75%) Agile Coach
6 28 (7.24%) Programme Manager
7 27 (6.98%) Project Manager
8 25 (6.46%) Developer
9 21 (5.43%) Technical Architect
10 17 (4.39%) Designer
11 16 (4.13%) Solutions Architect
12 12 (3.10%) Senior Manager
13 11 (2.84%) UX Designer
13 11 (2.84%) Consultant
14 9 (2.33%) Senior Product Manager
14 9 (2.33%) Senior Analyst
14 9 (2.33%) Product Owner
14 9 (2.33%) Digital Architect
15 8 (2.07%) Senior Business Analyst
15 8 (2.07%) User Experience Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (9.82%) HTML
2 28 (7.24%) CSS
3 24 (6.20%) XML
4 22 (5.68%) REST
5 19 (4.91%) Ruby on Rails
6 15 (3.88%) Web Services
7 14 (3.62%) HTML5
7 14 (3.62%) Django
8 13 (3.36%) Play Framework
9 11 (2.84%) CSS3
10 10 (2.58%) LAMP
10 10 (2.58%) Ajax
10 10 (2.58%) RESTful
11 9 (2.33%) JSON
12 6 (1.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (1.55%) JAXB
13 5 (1.29%) jQuery
13 5 (1.29%) SOAP
13 5 (1.29%) DOM
13 5 (1.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 80 (20.67%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (17.83%) User Experience
3 35 (9.04%) Open Source
4 29 (7.49%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.62%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.84%) RIA
7 10 (2.58%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.81%) Statistics
8 7 (1.81%) Human Factors
9 6 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.29%) Social Media
10 5 (1.29%) Psychology
10 5 (1.29%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.29%) NHS
11 4 (1.03%) Mobile Banking
11 4 (1.03%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.03%) EMC Centera
11 4 (1.03%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.03%) Online Games
11 4 (1.03%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 39 (10.08%) Linux
2 27 (6.98%) UNIX
3 21 (5.43%) Windows
4 5 (1.29%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.29%) Android
5 3 (0.78%) zOS
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.26%) CentOS
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (49.10%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (19.90%) Project Management
3 74 (19.12%) User Stories
4 59 (15.25%) TDD
5 57 (14.73%) Scrum
6 47 (12.14%) Software Engineering
7 45 (11.63%) Business Analysis
7 45 (11.63%) Mentoring
8 43 (11.11%) Risk Management
9 38 (9.82%) Programme Management
10 37 (9.56%) Continuous Integration
11 36 (9.30%) Test Automation
11 36 (9.30%) Change Control
12 32 (8.27%) Dependency Management
13 30 (7.75%) Refactoring
14 29 (7.49%) Stakeholder Management
15 28 (7.24%) Analytics
16 27 (6.98%) E-Commerce
17 24 (6.20%) Change Management
18 23 (5.94%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 61 (15.76%) Java
2 50 (12.92%) Ruby
3 36 (9.30%) C#
4 21 (5.43%) SQL
5 20 (5.17%) PHP
6 19 (4.91%) JavaScript
7 16 (4.13%) Python
8 15 (3.88%) Scala
9 14 (3.62%) C++
10 13 (3.36%) Perl
11 9 (2.33%) C
12 7 (1.81%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.03%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.78%) Delphi
15 2 (0.52%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.52%) XAML
15 2 (0.52%) Groovy
15 2 (0.52%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 44 (11.37%) Degree
2 21 (5.43%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (1.29%) MCSE
5 5 (1.29%) ISEB
5 5 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.03%) PMP
6 4 (1.03%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.52%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.26%) CBAP
9 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.20%) QA
2 3 (0.78%) SLA
2 3 (0.78%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (0.78%) GAMP
3 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (1.55%) KVM
2 3 (0.78%) Firmware
3 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (1.55%) Vagrant
1 6 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (1.55%) Puppet
2 3 (0.78%) SCOM
3 1 (0.26%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.26%) SCCM
3 1 (0.26%) Ansible
3 1 (0.26%) logstash
3 1 (0.26%) Kibana
3 1 (0.26%) Salt
3 1 (0.26%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 34 (8.79%) Microsoft
1 34 (8.79%) CheckPoint
2 15 (3.88%) Cisco
3 11 (2.84%) Google
3 11 (2.84%) Oracle
4 10 (2.58%) SAP
4 10 (2.58%) Adobe
5 7 (1.81%) TIBCO
5 7 (1.81%) IBM
6 6 (1.55%) Informatica
6 6 (1.55%) Red Hat
6 6 (1.55%) VMware
7 5 (1.29%) Perforce
8 4 (1.03%) EMC
8 4 (1.03%) HP
8 4 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.03%) NetApp
8 4 (1.03%) Remedy
9 3 (0.78%) GoldenSource
9 3 (0.78%) TOWER Software
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Rate: £200 - £275 per day
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London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
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City of London
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London
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Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
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London
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