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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Product Management
Rank 396 451 465
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +14
Contract jobs citing Product Management 273 194 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.35% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.44% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 128 105
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £25.74 £77.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.79% +330.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £77.50 -

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
45369 44062 42291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.62% 78.90% 77.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 29987 27471 26430
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1287 1211
Median hourly rate £33.50 £29.82 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.34% -0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.73 £12.36 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £47.88 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -1.61%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 4 May 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
(Click see detailed
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 +53 254 £475 +5.55% 119
London +36 149 £475 - 66
South East 0 34 £475 +18.75% 22
North West +16 23 £363 -3.33% 8
Scotland -9 14 £400 -24.52% 1
North East -26 14 £485 +72.44% 1
Tyne and Wear -26 14 £485 +72.44% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -32 14 £485 +72.44% 1
Manchester +4 13 £338 -3.57% 8
Edinburgh -6 10 £470 +4.44%
City of London +20 9 £525 +5.00% 24
Surrey 0 9 £540 -10.82% 3
West Midlands -3 9 £513 -13.54% 6
West Sussex -11 9 £475 - 1
East of England +4 8 £505 +6.31% 10
Berkshire -4 8 £430 +7.50% 4
Coventry - 8 £425 - 1
East Midlands - 7 - - 3
South West +2 6 £483 -12.27% 1
Cambridgeshire - 6 £505 - 5
Nottinghamshire - 6 - - 3
Bristol -5 5 £340 -38.18%
Cheshire -8 5 £475 -
Worthing - 5 - - 1
Stockport - 5 £300 - 2
Oxfordshire +11 4 £415 +18.57% 4
Glasgow +11 4 £258 -65.66%
Reading -1 4 £430 -21.81%
Yorkshire -15 4 £300 -17.24% 2
Oxford +10 3 £450 +28.57% 1

Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 233 (51.10%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (26.97%) Project Management
2 123 (26.97%) User Experience
3 92 (20.18%) Finance
4 81 (17.76%) Scrum
5 80 (17.54%) Mentoring
6 79 (17.32%) Marketing
7 77 (16.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 76 (16.67%) HTML
9 69 (15.13%) CSS
9 69 (15.13%) Analytical Skills
10 63 (13.82%) Degree
11 53 (11.62%) MS Visio
11 53 (11.62%) User Stories
12 52 (11.40%) JavaScript
13 51 (11.18%) Software Engineering
14 50 (10.96%) Information Architecture
15 45 (9.87%) Axure RP
15 45 (9.87%) Java
16 44 (9.65%) Analytics
17 42 (9.21%) Usability Testing
18 40 (8.77%) Web Development
19 38 (8.33%) Risk Management
19 38 (8.33%) Open Source
20 37 (8.11%) Adobe
21 36 (7.89%) Business Analysis
21 36 (7.89%) TDD
22 35 (7.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
23 34 (7.46%) RIA
23 34 (7.46%) Psychology

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 26 (5.70%) CMS
2 15 (3.29%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.85%) Confluence
4 11 (2.41%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.54%) Node.js
5 7 (1.54%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.10%) Apache Solr
7 4 (0.88%) Apache
7 4 (0.88%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.66%) nginx
9 2 (0.44%) JBoss
9 2 (0.44%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.22%) Drupal
10 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.22%) IIS
10 1 (0.22%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.22%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.22%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 53 (11.62%) MS Visio
2 35 (7.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 24 (5.26%) MS Excel
4 22 (4.82%) MS Office
5 17 (3.73%) MS Project
6 15 (3.29%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (1.54%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.44%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.44%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.22%) InDesign
9 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.66%) ENOVIA
3 2 (0.44%) Primavera
4 1 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.22%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.85%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.41%) Heroku
2 11 (2.41%) SaaS
3 10 (2.19%) Google Analytics
4 7 (1.54%) Force.com
5 6 (1.32%) HP Helion
6 5 (1.10%) IaaS
7 4 (0.88%) Yammer
8 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.44%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.44%) PaaS
10 1 (0.22%) AdSense
10 1 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.22%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.22%) GitHub
10 1 (0.22%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.22%) Office 365
10 1 (0.22%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.75%) Internet
2 5 (1.10%) HTTP
3 4 (0.88%) Unified Communications
4 3 (0.66%) DHCP
4 3 (0.66%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.66%) LAN
4 3 (0.66%) LTE
4 3 (0.66%) SSL
4 3 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.44%) 3G
5 2 (0.44%) DNS
5 2 (0.44%) Firewall
5 2 (0.44%) FTP
5 2 (0.44%) GSM
5 2 (0.44%) Junos
5 2 (0.44%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (0.44%) SSH
5 2 (0.44%) VXLAN
5 2 (0.44%) WAN
5 2 (0.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.92%) PostgreSQL
2 25 (5.48%) MongoDB
3 15 (3.29%) MySQL
4 13 (2.85%) NoSQL
4 13 (2.85%) SQL Server
5 12 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.54%) Power BI
8 4 (0.88%) DB2
8 4 (0.88%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.88%) SAP Data Services
9 3 (0.66%) Big Data
9 3 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.66%) GIS
9 3 (0.66%) Infinispan
9 3 (0.66%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.66%) Redis
10 1 (0.22%) DataStage
10 1 (0.22%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 45 (9.87%) Axure RP
2 33 (7.24%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 17 (3.73%) JIRA
4 9 (1.97%) Jenkins
5 7 (1.54%) IntelliJ
6 5 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.88%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.66%) Gerrit
8 3 (0.66%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.66%) VersionOne
9 2 (0.44%) CA Gen
9 2 (0.44%) Grunt
9 2 (0.44%) Robot Framework
9 2 (0.44%) Xcode
10 1 (0.22%) Android Studio
10 1 (0.22%) Calabash
10 1 (0.22%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.22%) Maven
10 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.22%) WebDriver
General
1 92 (20.18%) Finance
2 79 (17.32%) Marketing
3 23 (5.04%) Banking
4 19 (4.17%) Legal
4 19 (4.17%) Retail
5 16 (3.51%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.97%) Automotive
7 8 (1.75%) Advertising
8 7 (1.54%) Publishing
9 5 (1.10%) Electronics
9 5 (1.10%) Games
10 4 (0.88%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.88%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.66%) Billing
11 3 (0.66%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.66%) Law
12 2 (0.44%) Back Office
12 2 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.44%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.22%) French Language
Job Titles
1 92 (20.18%) Architect
2 81 (17.76%) Analyst
3 66 (14.47%) Business Analyst
4 59 (12.94%) Product Manager
5 36 (7.89%) User Experience Architect
6 30 (6.58%) Developer
7 25 (5.48%) Product Owner
8 22 (4.82%) Programme Manager
9 21 (4.61%) Consultant
10 20 (4.39%) Designer
11 19 (4.17%) Technical Architect
12 18 (3.95%) Digital Analyst
12 18 (3.95%) Digital Business Analyst
13 17 (3.73%) Project Manager
14 15 (3.29%) Digital Product Manager
14 15 (3.29%) Senior Analyst
15 14 (3.07%) Senior Architect
16 13 (2.85%) Agile Coach
16 13 (2.85%) UX Designer
17 12 (2.63%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (16.67%) HTML
2 69 (15.13%) CSS
3 31 (6.80%) Web Services
4 29 (6.36%) HTML5
5 25 (5.48%) REST
6 24 (5.26%) JSON
7 20 (4.39%) Ajax
8 18 (3.95%) .NET
8 18 (3.95%) CSS3
9 13 (2.85%) Play Framework
9 13 (2.85%) RESTful
9 13 (2.85%) SOAP
10 12 (2.63%) XML
11 11 (2.41%) AngularJS
12 10 (2.19%) Ruby on Rails
13 9 (1.97%) Backbone.js
13 9 (1.97%) D3.js
13 9 (1.97%) J2EE
14 8 (1.75%) Django
14 8 (1.75%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 123 (26.97%) User Experience
2 69 (15.13%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (7.46%) Psychology
3 34 (7.46%) RIA
4 28 (6.14%) Management Information System
5 27 (5.92%) Visualisation
6 19 (4.17%) Mobile App
7 16 (3.51%) Computer Science
8 14 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (2.19%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.97%) Fintech
11 8 (1.75%) Social Media
12 7 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (1.10%) Digital Media
13 5 (1.10%) NHS
14 4 (0.88%) Biometrics
14 4 (0.88%) Data Centre
14 4 (0.88%) Learning Management System
14 4 (0.88%) PKI
14 4 (0.88%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 32 (7.02%) Apple iOS
2 27 (5.92%) Android
3 13 (2.85%) Linux
4 8 (1.75%) Unix
4 8 (1.75%) Windows
5 5 (1.10%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.88%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.44%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.44%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.44%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (51.10%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (26.97%) Project Management
3 81 (17.76%) Scrum
4 80 (17.54%) Mentoring
5 77 (16.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 53 (11.62%) User Stories
7 51 (11.18%) Software Engineering
8 50 (10.96%) Information Architecture
9 44 (9.65%) Analytics
10 42 (9.21%) Usability Testing
11 40 (8.77%) Web Development
12 38 (8.33%) Open Source
12 38 (8.33%) Risk Management
13 36 (7.89%) Business Analysis
13 36 (7.89%) TDD
14 34 (7.46%) E-Commerce
14 34 (7.46%) Human Factors
15 31 (6.80%) Use Case
16 30 (6.58%) BDD
16 30 (6.58%) Industrial Design
Programming Languages
1 52 (11.40%) JavaScript
2 45 (9.87%) Java
3 20 (4.39%) C#
4 19 (4.17%) SQL
5 16 (3.51%) Ruby
6 14 (3.07%) Scala
7 12 (2.63%) Objective-C
8 11 (2.41%) Python
9 9 (1.97%) Apple Swift
10 7 (1.54%) Apex Code
10 7 (1.54%) SOQL
11 5 (1.10%) C
12 4 (0.88%) PHP
13 3 (0.66%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.44%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.44%) C++
14 2 (0.44%) ES6
14 2 (0.44%) Perl
14 2 (0.44%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.22%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 63 (13.82%) Degree
2 25 (5.48%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.97%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.88%) ISEB
6 3 (0.66%) CISSP
6 3 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.66%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 2 (0.44%) CLAS
7 2 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.22%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.22%) GWAPT
8 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.22%) MAPM
8 1 (0.22%) OSCE
8 1 (0.22%) OSCP
8 1 (0.22%) PCI QSA
8 1 (0.22%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.14%) QA
2 7 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.10%) SLA
5 3 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.44%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.22%) HL7
7 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.22%) SEPA
7 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.66%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.22%) Varnish
4 1 (0.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (1.10%) Ansible
3 4 (0.88%) Puppet
4 3 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.44%) OpenNMS
5 2 (0.44%) SCCM
6 1 (0.22%) Amdocs OSS
6 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (8.11%) Adobe
2 32 (7.02%) Microsoft
3 20 (4.39%) CheckPoint
4 17 (3.73%) SAP
5 15 (3.29%) Google
6 13 (2.85%) HP
7 8 (1.75%) Tableau
8 7 (1.54%) hybris
8 7 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.54%) Siebel
9 6 (1.32%) Intel Security
9 6 (1.32%) Oracle
9 6 (1.32%) VMware
10 4 (0.88%) DoubleClick
10 4 (0.88%) EMC
10 4 (0.88%) LANDesk
11 3 (0.66%) Bloomberg
11 3 (0.66%) Cisco
11 3 (0.66%) Progress
11 3 (0.66%) Reuters
London
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £16 - £18 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Lanarkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £16.00 - £18.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Stepstone
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 7 days ago