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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Product Management
Rank 434 459 410
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -49
Contract jobs citing Product Management 188 127 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.24% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.33% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 72 105
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£500 £406 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -3.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £593 £534
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - -

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
42898 38918 40274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.68% 74.04% 72.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 27476 24169 23477
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 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1194 1150 1496
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.60 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.01% -11.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +19 165 £500 +25.00% 133
London -4 74 £513 +13.88% 67
South East -18 31 £400 +23.07% 24
Scotland +7 18 £510 - 1
City of London +11 16 £500 +33.33% 21
Yorkshire +7 14 £563 +60.71% 7
Manchester +5 14 £325 -13.33% 3
North West -2 14 £325 -13.33% 8
South West -24 14 £600 +54.83% 5
Leeds +8 12 £563 - 2
West Yorkshire +4 12 £563 - 2
Berkshire +12 10 £475 +48.43% 8
East of England -12 9 £450 +125.00% 11
Edinburgh +5 8 £415 -
Glasgow - 7 £675 -
Maidenhead - 6 - -
Hertfordshire -15 5 £450 - 1
East Sussex - 5 £350 -
Devon - 5 £600 -
Brighton - 5 £350 -
Surrey -4 4 £369 +22.91% 5
Wales -24 4 £463 +10.44% 3
Bristol -24 4 £750 +100.00% 2
Plymouth - 4 £600 -
Oxfordshire -7 3 £450 +38.46% 1
Buckinghamshire -11 3 £388 -10.91% 3
South Wales -13 3 £463 +10.44% 3
Hampshire - 3 £400 - 5
Reading +14 2 - - 4
Milton Keynes -9 2 £350 -5.40% 1

Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 166 (44.15%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (23.67%) Project Management
3 82 (21.81%) Analytical Skills
4 75 (19.95%) Scrum
5 71 (18.88%) Finance
6 65 (17.29%) User Stories
7 56 (14.89%) Business Analysis
8 52 (13.83%) Ruby
9 51 (13.56%) TDD
9 51 (13.56%) HTML
9 51 (13.56%) User Experience
10 45 (11.97%) Programme Management
10 45 (11.97%) Java
11 42 (11.17%) CSS
12 41 (10.90%) Risk Management
13 38 (10.11%) Microsoft
13 38 (10.11%) Ruby on Rails
14 37 (9.84%) Change Control
15 36 (9.57%) Marketing
15 36 (9.57%) Kanban
15 36 (9.57%) REST
16 33 (8.78%) Mentoring
17 32 (8.51%) Open Source
17 32 (8.51%) Windows
18 31 (8.24%) MySQL
18 31 (8.24%) CheckPoint
19 30 (7.98%) Linux
19 30 (7.98%) Apache Cassandra
19 30 (7.98%) Degree
19 30 (7.98%) Dependency Management

Product Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 10 (2.66%) Apache
2 7 (1.86%) Drupal
3 6 (1.60%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.60%) CMS
4 5 (1.33%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.06%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.06%) IIS
5 4 (1.06%) JBoss
5 4 (1.06%) SAS
6 3 (0.80%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.53%) Content Management Server
7 2 (0.53%) WordPress
8 1 (0.27%) Kentico
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.27%) Jetty
8 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 26 (6.91%) MS Excel
2 21 (5.59%) MS Office
3 12 (3.19%) MS Visio
4 11 (2.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.86%) MS Project
6 3 (0.80%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.80%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.27%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.53%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.53%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.53%) Magento
3 1 (0.27%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.27%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.27%) Summit
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.27%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.53%) Force.com
2 2 (0.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.19%) TCP/IP
1 12 (3.19%) Internet
2 6 (1.60%) SSL
3 5 (1.33%) DNS
3 5 (1.33%) DSL
4 4 (1.06%) HTTP
4 4 (1.06%) LAN
4 4 (1.06%) BIG-IP
4 4 (1.06%) Wireless
4 4 (1.06%) DOCSIS
5 3 (0.80%) Broadband
5 3 (0.80%) VPN
5 3 (0.80%) Firewall
5 3 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.53%) Intranet
6 2 (0.53%) UMTS
6 2 (0.53%) VoIP
6 2 (0.53%) LTE
6 2 (0.53%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.27%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (8.24%) MySQL
2 30 (7.98%) Apache Cassandra
3 25 (6.65%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (6.12%) NoSQL
5 22 (5.85%) MongoDB
6 11 (2.93%) SQL Server
7 7 (1.86%) Redis
7 7 (1.86%) Big Data
8 6 (1.60%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.06%) SAP BW
10 4 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.80%) DB2
11 3 (0.80%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.53%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.53%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Power View
13 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.27%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 11 (2.93%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.39%) Cucumber
3 7 (1.86%) JIRA
3 7 (1.86%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.60%) Axure RP
4 6 (1.60%) Bitbucket
4 6 (1.60%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.33%) NUnit
6 4 (1.06%) Subversion
6 4 (1.06%) Selenium
7 3 (0.80%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 2 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.53%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.27%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.27%) PowerBuilder
9 1 (0.27%) WATIR
9 1 (0.27%) Sahi
9 1 (0.27%) Hudson
9 1 (0.27%) Behat
General
1 71 (18.88%) Finance
2 36 (9.57%) Marketing
3 26 (6.91%) Retail
4 22 (5.85%) Telecoms
4 22 (5.85%) Banking
5 7 (1.86%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.60%) Legal
6 6 (1.60%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.33%) Law
7 5 (1.33%) Back Office
8 4 (1.06%) Games
8 4 (1.06%) Dutch Language
9 3 (0.80%) Billing
9 3 (0.80%) Publishing
10 2 (0.53%) Electronics
10 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.53%) Front Office
10 2 (0.53%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 72 (19.15%) Analyst
2 62 (16.49%) Business Analyst
3 55 (14.63%) Product Manager
4 47 (12.50%) Developer
5 44 (11.70%) Architect
6 30 (7.98%) Technical Architect
7 24 (6.38%) Project Manager
8 23 (6.12%) Programme Manager
9 19 (5.05%) Agile Coach
10 12 (3.19%) Digital Architect
10 12 (3.19%) Programmer
10 12 (3.19%) Ruby on Rails Developer
11 11 (2.93%) Ruby Developer
12 10 (2.66%) Designer
12 10 (2.66%) Delivery Manager
13 9 (2.39%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (2.39%) Product Owner
14 8 (2.13%) Agile Project Manager
14 8 (2.13%) ScrumMaster
15 6 (1.60%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (13.56%) HTML
2 42 (11.17%) CSS
3 38 (10.11%) Ruby on Rails
4 36 (9.57%) REST
5 27 (7.18%) CSS3
6 26 (6.91%) HTML5
7 24 (6.38%) XML
8 22 (5.85%) Django
8 22 (5.85%) Play Framework
9 19 (5.05%) LAMP
10 17 (4.52%) .NET
10 17 (4.52%) Ajax
10 17 (4.52%) JSON
11 9 (2.39%) ASP.NET
12 7 (1.86%) Web Services
12 7 (1.86%) Velocity
13 6 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (1.60%) XSLT
14 5 (1.33%) SOAP
14 5 (1.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 82 (21.81%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (13.56%) User Experience
3 32 (8.51%) Open Source
4 29 (7.71%) Management Information System
5 18 (4.79%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.39%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.86%) NHS
8 4 (1.06%) PMI
8 4 (1.06%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.06%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (1.06%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.06%) Psychology
9 3 (0.80%) Video on Demand
9 3 (0.80%) Mobile Payment
9 3 (0.80%) New Media
9 3 (0.80%) Reference Data
9 3 (0.80%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.80%) RIA
9 3 (0.80%) Online Games
9 3 (0.80%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 32 (8.51%) Windows
2 30 (7.98%) Linux
3 22 (5.85%) UNIX
4 4 (1.06%) VMS
5 3 (0.80%) zOS
5 3 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (0.80%) Android
5 3 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (44.15%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (23.67%) Project Management
3 75 (19.95%) Scrum
4 65 (17.29%) User Stories
5 56 (14.89%) Business Analysis
6 51 (13.56%) TDD
7 45 (11.97%) Programme Management
8 41 (10.90%) Risk Management
9 37 (9.84%) Change Control
10 36 (9.57%) Kanban
11 33 (8.78%) Mentoring
12 30 (7.98%) Dependency Management
13 28 (7.45%) Use Case
13 28 (7.45%) Software Engineering
14 26 (6.91%) OO
15 25 (6.65%) Configuration Management
16 23 (6.12%) Line Management
17 22 (5.85%) Stakeholder Management
17 22 (5.85%) Continuous Integration
18 21 (5.59%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 52 (13.83%) Ruby
2 45 (11.97%) Java
3 29 (7.71%) Scala
4 27 (7.18%) C#
5 21 (5.59%) PHP
6 20 (5.32%) Python
7 17 (4.52%) SQL
8 16 (4.26%) JavaScript
9 11 (2.93%) Perl
10 10 (2.66%) C++
11 8 (2.13%) C
12 6 (1.60%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.60%) Groovy
13 4 (1.06%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.06%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.06%) ABAP
13 4 (1.06%) VB
14 3 (0.80%) Delphi
15 2 (0.53%) VBA
15 2 (0.53%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 30 (7.98%) Degree
2 21 (5.59%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.19%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.39%) PMP
4 9 (2.39%) PMI Certification
5 8 (2.13%) ISEB
6 7 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.33%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.06%) APMP
9 2 (0.53%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.27%) CISSP
10 1 (0.27%) CISA
10 1 (0.27%) MBA
10 1 (0.27%) GIAC
10 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.27%) MySQL Certification
10 1 (0.27%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.59%) QA
2 6 (1.60%) SLA
3 3 (0.80%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (0.80%) GAMP
4 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.27%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 6 (1.60%) KVM
2 4 (1.06%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.80%) Firmware
4 2 (0.53%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (1.60%) Puppet
1 6 (1.60%) Vagrant
1 6 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.06%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 4 (1.06%) SCCM
3 3 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 38 (10.11%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.24%) CheckPoint
3 16 (4.26%) Oracle
4 14 (3.72%) SAP
5 9 (2.39%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (1.86%) IBM
7 4 (1.06%) CA
7 4 (1.06%) F5
8 3 (0.80%) Google
8 3 (0.80%) Symantec
8 3 (0.80%) TOWER Software
8 3 (0.80%) Perforce
8 3 (0.80%) RedDot
8 3 (0.80%) Adobe
8 3 (0.80%) Sun
9 2 (0.53%) Citrix
9 2 (0.53%) Avaya
9 2 (0.53%) Open Text
9 2 (0.53%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
Cheshire
Roc Search
Rate: £195 - £200 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Capita
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £30 - £38 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 3 days ago
South Wales
Roc Search
Rate: £26000 - £27000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Montash
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £475 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Salt
Rate: £45000 - £49000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £380 - £480 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Rippll
Posted: 7 days ago
Cardiff
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £400 - 450 per day all inclusive
Posted: 13 days ago