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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Product Management
Rank 411 397 434
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +37
Contract jobs citing Product Management 207 205 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.37% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.49% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 135 103
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.05% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £24.37 £16.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 - -

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
44318 41702 38141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.68% 76.22% 74.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28766 25845 23099
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1167 1177 1114
Average hourly rate £28.85 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -32 191 £426 +0.11% 130
London +12 115 £438 -2.77% 66
South East -11 37 £425 +13.33% 24
City of London -4 29 £425 -5.55% 15
Berkshire +15 18 £463 +23.33% 6
Yorkshire -17 16 £350 -28.57% 4
West Yorkshire -6 15 £350 -48.14% 3
Leeds -12 15 £350 -48.14% 3
Hampshire +8 10 £385 +0.65% 4
Scotland +8 10 £275 -27.63% 3
North West -41 8 £460 +15.00% 6
North East -20 6 £360 -
Slough +6 5 £463 -
Edinburgh -1 5 £275 -27.63%
Tyne and Wear -20 5 £360 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 5 £360 -
Hook - 5 £383 -
Manchester -31 4 £325 -7.14% 4
Bracknell - 4 £488 -
South Wales +2 3 £450 -10.00% 1
Wales -2 3 £450 -10.00% 1
Cheshire -4 3 £460 +87.75% 2
Oxfordshire -20 3 £394 +51.44% 4
Warrington - 3 £460 -
Glasgow - 3 - -
Middlesex +5 2 - - 2
Surrey +4 2 - - 5
South West 0 2 £370 -26.00% 11
East Midlands -2 2 £500 +53.84% 5
Reading -2 2 £575 -8.00% 3

Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 165 (41.25%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (25.75%) Finance
3 77 (19.25%) Project Management
3 77 (19.25%) Marketing
4 71 (17.75%) Analytical Skills
5 68 (17.00%) Scrum
6 66 (16.50%) User Experience
7 59 (14.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 58 (14.50%) HTML
9 48 (12.00%) CSS
10 47 (11.75%) Degree
11 45 (11.25%) Banking
11 45 (11.25%) E-Commerce
12 41 (10.25%) Telecoms
13 33 (8.25%) Legal
14 32 (8.00%) Business Analysis
15 30 (7.50%) Java
16 29 (7.25%) Analytics
17 27 (6.75%) JavaScript
17 27 (6.75%) Software Engineering
18 26 (6.50%) Risk Management
18 26 (6.50%) HTML5
19 25 (6.25%) User Stories
20 24 (6.00%) Workflow
20 24 (6.00%) Programme Management
21 23 (5.75%) Microsoft
21 23 (5.75%) Retail
21 23 (5.75%) SDLC
22 22 (5.50%) SQL
22 22 (5.50%) .NET

Product Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 9 (2.25%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.00%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.50%) Lync
4 5 (1.25%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.25%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.00%) Apache
5 4 (1.00%) Confluence
6 3 (0.75%) CMS
7 2 (0.50%) WordPress
7 2 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.50%) JBoss
7 2 (0.50%) SAS
7 2 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.50%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.25%) Documentum
8 1 (0.25%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.25%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.25%) Mule
Applications
1 14 (3.50%) MS Office
2 12 (3.00%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.00%) MS Visio
3 10 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (2.25%) MS Project
5 6 (1.50%) OmniGraffle
6 5 (1.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (1.25%) Photoshop
7 4 (1.00%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.25%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 7 (1.75%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (1.25%) Oracle BRM
3 4 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.75%) Optimost
4 3 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.75%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.50%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.25%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.25%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.25%) PaaS
2 6 (1.50%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.75%) SaaS
4 2 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.25%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.00%) Internet
2 8 (2.00%) Network Security
3 6 (1.50%) MPLS
3 6 (1.50%) Firewall
3 6 (1.50%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.25%) Broadband
4 5 (1.25%) Unified Communications
5 4 (1.00%) LDAP
5 4 (1.00%) ATM
5 4 (1.00%) Ethernet
5 4 (1.00%) HTTP
5 4 (1.00%) Multicast
6 3 (0.75%) H.323
6 3 (0.75%) Telepresence
6 3 (0.75%) DNS
6 3 (0.75%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.50%) 3G
7 2 (0.50%) VoIP
7 2 (0.50%) WAN
7 2 (0.50%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.25%) MySQL
3 11 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (2.75%) MongoDB
3 11 (2.75%) Apache Cassandra
3 11 (2.75%) NoSQL
4 10 (2.50%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.50%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.25%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.50%) Big Data
10 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.50%) MarkLogic
10 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (3.25%) Axure RP
2 12 (3.00%) JIRA
3 9 (2.25%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.25%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 4 (1.00%) Subversion
6 3 (0.75%) JUnit
6 3 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.75%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.50%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.50%) Liquibase
7 2 (0.50%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.25%) Selenium
8 1 (0.25%) Appium
General
1 103 (25.75%) Finance
2 77 (19.25%) Marketing
3 45 (11.25%) Banking
4 41 (10.25%) Telecoms
5 33 (8.25%) Legal
6 23 (5.75%) Retail
7 16 (4.00%) Billing
8 13 (3.25%) Games
8 13 (3.25%) Advertising
9 12 (3.00%) Investment Banking
10 8 (2.00%) Publishing
11 5 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (1.25%) Back Office
11 5 (1.25%) Italian Language
12 4 (1.00%) Spanish Language
12 4 (1.00%) Private Banking
12 4 (1.00%) Law
12 4 (1.00%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.75%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.75%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 78 (19.50%) Analyst
2 72 (18.00%) Product Manager
3 64 (16.00%) Business Analyst
4 45 (11.25%) Architect
5 37 (9.25%) Project Manager
6 31 (7.75%) Developer
7 25 (6.25%) Designer
8 19 (4.75%) Programme Manager
9 17 (4.25%) Technical Architect
10 16 (4.00%) Product Owner
11 15 (3.75%) Solutions Architect
12 13 (3.25%) UX Designer
13 12 (3.00%) Senior Manager
13 12 (3.00%) Technical Manager
14 11 (2.75%) Senior Analyst
15 10 (2.50%) Technical Analyst
15 10 (2.50%) Business Manager
15 10 (2.50%) Senior Architect
16 9 (2.25%) Senior Business Analyst
17 8 (2.00%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (14.50%) HTML
2 48 (12.00%) CSS
3 26 (6.50%) HTML5
4 22 (5.50%) .NET
5 19 (4.75%) jQuery
6 18 (4.50%) REST
7 14 (3.50%) CSS3
7 14 (3.50%) Django
7 14 (3.50%) Web Services
7 14 (3.50%) Ajax
8 13 (3.25%) JSON
8 13 (3.25%) AngularJS
9 12 (3.00%) Middleware
10 11 (2.75%) Ruby on Rails
10 11 (2.75%) XML
11 10 (2.50%) DOM
11 10 (2.50%) J2EE
11 10 (2.50%) Play Framework
12 7 (1.75%) ASP.NET
12 7 (1.75%) jBPM
Miscellaneous
1 71 (17.75%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (16.50%) User Experience
3 20 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 19 (4.75%) Mobile App
5 13 (3.25%) RIA
6 10 (2.50%) Visualisation
7 9 (2.25%) Streaming Video
7 9 (2.25%) NHS
8 7 (1.75%) IPTV
8 7 (1.75%) Social Media
8 7 (1.75%) Over-the-Top Content
9 6 (1.50%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.50%) FMCG
9 6 (1.50%) Digital Media
9 6 (1.50%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.25%) Graphic Design
10 5 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.00%) Informatics
11 4 (1.00%) STB
11 4 (1.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 15 (3.75%) Linux
2 12 (3.00%) Windows
2 12 (3.00%) Android
3 11 (2.75%) UNIX
4 10 (2.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (41.25%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (19.25%) Project Management
3 68 (17.00%) Scrum
4 59 (14.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 45 (11.25%) E-Commerce
6 32 (8.00%) Business Analysis
7 29 (7.25%) Analytics
8 27 (6.75%) Software Engineering
9 26 (6.50%) Risk Management
10 25 (6.25%) User Stories
11 24 (6.00%) Workflow
11 24 (6.00%) Programme Management
12 23 (5.75%) SDLC
13 21 (5.25%) Change Control
14 20 (5.00%) Use Case
14 20 (5.00%) TDD
15 19 (4.75%) Mentoring
15 19 (4.75%) Software Delivery
16 18 (4.50%) Change Management
16 18 (4.50%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 30 (7.50%) Java
2 27 (6.75%) JavaScript
3 22 (5.50%) SQL
4 14 (3.50%) Ruby
5 11 (2.75%) Scala
5 11 (2.75%) C#
6 6 (1.50%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.00%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.75%) C
8 3 (0.75%) Python
9 2 (0.50%) C++
9 2 (0.50%) PHP
9 2 (0.50%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.25%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.25%) Groovy
10 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 47 (11.75%) Degree
2 18 (4.50%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.00%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.75%) PMI Certification
5 8 (2.00%) PMP
6 4 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.75%) CISSP
7 3 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.75%) CCNP
7 3 (0.75%) CCNA
7 3 (0.75%) CCDA
7 3 (0.75%) CCDP
7 3 (0.75%) ISEB
7 3 (0.75%) CISA
8 2 (0.50%) MBA
8 2 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.25%) CCA
9 1 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.75%) QA
2 6 (1.50%) SLA
3 2 (0.50%) MiFID
4 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.25%) WCAG
4 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.25%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (0.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.25%) vCloud
2 1 (0.25%) KVM
2 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.25%) Xen
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.00%) Tivoli
1 4 (1.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 4 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.75%) SCCM
2 3 (0.75%) SCOM
3 2 (0.50%) Puppet
3 2 (0.50%) Pingdom
3 2 (0.50%) Graphite
4 1 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 23 (5.75%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.25%) Oracle
3 20 (5.00%) CheckPoint
4 13 (3.25%) SAP
4 13 (3.25%) Adobe
4 13 (3.25%) IBM
5 6 (1.50%) Google
5 6 (1.50%) Sitecore
6 5 (1.25%) Sencha
6 5 (1.25%) TIBCO
6 5 (1.25%) Cisco
6 5 (1.25%) Siebel
7 4 (1.00%) HP
7 4 (1.00%) Remedy
8 3 (0.75%) Maxymiser
8 3 (0.75%) Tealeaf
8 3 (0.75%) Apple
8 3 (0.75%) Omniture
8 3 (0.75%) EMC
8 3 (0.75%) Citrix
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
North London
Ticketmaster UK
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: Yesterday
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £495.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £23k - 24k per year + DOA
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
CK Group
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago