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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Product Management
Rank 436 418 425
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +7
Contract jobs citing Product Management 184 185 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.37% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.47% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 128 92
Average daily rate £478 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.50% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £683 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £475 £400
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £58.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - £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
41710 39321 37141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.10% 77.61% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 27291 25151 22514
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% +5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1208 1037 1128
Average hourly rate £39.31 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.17% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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
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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +5 178 £478 -4.50% 158
London +1 99 £500 -1.96% 62
South East +4 23 £318 -14.76% 28
North East - 18 £505 - 8
Tyne and Wear - 15 £438 - 6
Newcastle upon Tyne - 14 £375 - 6
Berkshire +9 12 £260 -36.96% 16
East of England -26 11 £393 -25.23% 16
South West +8 8 £420 -23.63% 7
North West -12 8 £475 +35.71% 10
City of London +31 7 £413 -20.67% 9
West Yorkshire -11 7 £440 +0.57% 14
Yorkshire -18 7 £440 +0.57% 18
Leeds -22 7 £440 -16.19% 13
Cambridgeshire +13 6 £393 +26.61% 6
Manchester -13 6 £488 +39.28% 6
Bracknell - 6 £525 - 2
Cambridge -1 5 £393 +26.61% 6
Buckinghamshire +14 4 £318 -
Hampshire +7 4 £338 +1.50% 2
Reading -10 4 £238 -42.42% 5
Bedfordshire -2 3 £360 -31.42% 4
Surrey -5 3 £525 +51.07% 4
Luton -9 3 £360 -31.13% 3
Gloucestershire - 3 £341 -
Milton Keynes +5 2 £314 -
Wiltshire 0 2 £638 - 3
Scotland -13 2 £513 +70.83%
Edinburgh -18 2 £513 +76.72%
Wales - 2 £400 - 1

Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 208 (51.49%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (21.78%) Project Management
3 86 (21.29%) Analytical Skills
4 82 (20.30%) Finance
5 73 (18.07%) Scrum
6 72 (17.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 71 (17.57%) User Experience
8 58 (14.36%) TDD
9 54 (13.37%) Business Analysis
9 54 (13.37%) Open Source
9 54 (13.37%) Analytics
10 53 (13.12%) HTML
11 48 (11.88%) Web Services
12 46 (11.39%) CSS
12 46 (11.39%) Java
13 44 (10.89%) JavaScript
13 44 (10.89%) Marketing
14 43 (10.64%) BDD
15 39 (9.65%) Waterfall
15 39 (9.65%) User Stories
15 39 (9.65%) Degree
16 35 (8.66%) Management Information System
17 34 (8.42%) Mentoring
18 33 (8.17%) JSON
19 32 (7.92%) Risk Management
19 32 (7.92%) Data Analytics
20 31 (7.67%) E-Commerce
20 31 (7.67%) Android
21 30 (7.43%) Microsoft
22 29 (7.18%) Software Engineering

Product Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 13 (3.22%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.97%) CMS
3 11 (2.72%) Apache
3 11 (2.72%) Confluence
4 7 (1.73%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.24%) JBoss
6 4 (0.99%) MQSeries
6 4 (0.99%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
7 3 (0.74%) Drupal
7 3 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.74%) Lync
8 2 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.50%) IIS
8 2 (0.50%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.50%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.25%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.25%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (4.95%) MS Visio
2 17 (4.21%) MS Excel
3 12 (2.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 9 (2.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.73%) Photoshop
6 6 (1.49%) MS Office
6 6 (1.49%) MS Project
7 5 (1.24%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.99%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.99%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (0.99%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.50%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.25%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.22%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.48%) SaaS
3 8 (1.98%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.99%) Heroku
4 4 (0.99%) Yammer
5 2 (0.50%) GitHub
5 2 (0.50%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.50%) IaaS
6 1 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.72%) HTTP
1 11 (2.72%) TCP/IP
2 9 (2.23%) Internet
3 7 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (1.49%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.99%) DNS
5 4 (0.99%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (0.74%) LTE
7 2 (0.50%) DHCP
7 2 (0.50%) Firewall
7 2 (0.50%) FTP
7 2 (0.50%) LAN
7 2 (0.50%) LDAP
7 2 (0.50%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.50%) SMTP
7 2 (0.50%) SSH
7 2 (0.50%) SSL
7 2 (0.50%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.50%) WAN
7 2 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.96%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (3.22%) NoSQL
4 12 (2.97%) MongoDB
5 11 (2.72%) MySQL
6 8 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (1.73%) Power BI
8 6 (1.49%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.99%) DataStage
9 4 (0.99%) DB2
9 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.74%) Big Data
10 3 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.50%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.50%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (5.45%) Axure RP
2 16 (3.96%) JIRA
3 12 (2.97%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 7 (1.73%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.24%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.74%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.74%) Selenium
7 3 (0.74%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.74%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.50%) CA Gen
8 2 (0.50%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.50%) Gerrit
8 2 (0.50%) JBehave
8 2 (0.50%) Log4j
8 2 (0.50%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.50%) Xcode
9 1 (0.25%) Android Studio
9 1 (0.25%) Calabash
General
1 82 (20.30%) Finance
2 44 (10.89%) Marketing
3 29 (7.18%) Retail
4 25 (6.19%) Banking
5 20 (4.95%) Legal
5 20 (4.95%) Telecoms
6 13 (3.22%) Financial Institution
7 12 (2.97%) Games
8 11 (2.72%) Publishing
9 5 (1.24%) Advertising
10 4 (0.99%) Back Office
10 4 (0.99%) Front Office
10 4 (0.99%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.74%) Automotive
12 2 (0.50%) Billing
12 2 (0.50%) Electronics
13 1 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.25%) German Language
13 1 (0.25%) Law
13 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 89 (22.03%) Analyst
2 77 (19.06%) Business Analyst
3 69 (17.08%) Architect
4 50 (12.38%) Developer
5 46 (11.39%) Product Manager
6 32 (7.92%) Consultant
7 27 (6.68%) Digital Analyst
7 27 (6.68%) Digital Business Analyst
8 21 (5.20%) Technical Architect
9 19 (4.70%) Digital Architect
9 19 (4.70%) Product Owner
10 18 (4.46%) Senior Analyst
11 17 (4.21%) Project Manager
12 16 (3.96%) Programme Manager
12 16 (3.96%) Senior Developer
13 15 (3.71%) Designer
13 15 (3.71%) Senior Business Analyst
14 14 (3.47%) User Experience Architect
15 12 (2.97%) Digital Technical Architect
15 12 (2.97%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (13.12%) HTML
2 48 (11.88%) Web Services
3 46 (11.39%) CSS
4 33 (8.17%) JSON
5 28 (6.93%) REST
6 26 (6.44%) HTML5
7 22 (5.45%) .NET
7 22 (5.45%) Ajax
8 18 (4.46%) XML
9 16 (3.96%) AngularJS
10 15 (3.71%) CSS3
11 13 (3.22%) jQuery
12 10 (2.48%) ASP.NET
12 10 (2.48%) J2EE
13 8 (1.98%) Django
13 8 (1.98%) Play Framework
13 8 (1.98%) Ruby on Rails
14 7 (1.73%) Backbone.js
14 7 (1.73%) D3.js
14 7 (1.73%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 86 (21.29%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (17.57%) User Experience
3 35 (8.66%) Management Information System
4 25 (6.19%) Visualisation
5 20 (4.95%) Mobile App
6 16 (3.96%) Psychology
7 11 (2.72%) Data Centre
7 11 (2.72%) RIA
8 7 (1.73%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.73%) Fintech
8 7 (1.73%) Online Games
8 7 (1.73%) Social Media
9 6 (1.49%) Smartphone
10 5 (1.24%) Economics
10 5 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.99%) Derivative
11 4 (0.99%) iPad
11 4 (0.99%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.99%) NHS
12 3 (0.74%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 31 (7.67%) Android
2 24 (5.94%) Linux
3 21 (5.20%) Apple iOS
4 8 (1.98%) Unix
5 5 (1.24%) Windows
6 2 (0.50%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.50%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.50%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.50%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.50%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.50%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.25%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (51.49%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (21.78%) Project Management
3 73 (18.07%) Scrum
4 72 (17.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 58 (14.36%) TDD
6 54 (13.37%) Analytics
6 54 (13.37%) Business Analysis
6 54 (13.37%) Open Source
7 43 (10.64%) BDD
8 39 (9.65%) User Stories
8 39 (9.65%) Waterfall
9 34 (8.42%) Mentoring
10 32 (7.92%) Data Analytics
10 32 (7.92%) Risk Management
11 31 (7.67%) E-Commerce
12 29 (7.18%) Software Engineering
13 27 (6.68%) Information Architecture
14 25 (6.19%) Kanban
15 22 (5.45%) TOGAF
15 22 (5.45%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 46 (11.39%) Java
2 44 (10.89%) JavaScript
3 26 (6.44%) SQL
4 21 (5.20%) C#
4 21 (5.20%) PHP
4 21 (5.20%) Python
5 20 (4.95%) Ruby
6 13 (3.22%) C++
6 13 (3.22%) Scala
7 9 (2.23%) Apple Swift
8 8 (1.98%) C
9 7 (1.73%) Objective-C
10 6 (1.49%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.99%) COBOL
12 2 (0.50%) AWK
12 2 (0.50%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.50%) sed
12 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.50%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.25%) R
Qualifications
1 39 (9.65%) Degree
2 24 (5.94%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.73%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.24%) ISEB
4 5 (1.24%) PMI Certification
4 5 (1.24%) PMP
5 3 (0.74%) CISSP
5 3 (0.74%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (0.74%) MCTS
5 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.50%) CLAS
6 2 (0.50%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.25%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.25%) GWAPT
7 1 (0.25%) OSCE
7 1 (0.25%) OSCP
7 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.25%) SANS
7 1 (0.25%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.71%) QA
2 6 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.74%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.25%) EMIR
6 1 (0.25%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.25%) MiFID
6 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (0.74%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.50%) Firmware
2 2 (0.50%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.50%) Varnish
2 2 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (1.24%) Puppet
2 4 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.74%) Ansible
3 3 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.50%) SCCM
5 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (7.43%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.21%) Adobe
3 15 (3.71%) Google
4 11 (2.72%) CheckPoint
5 8 (1.98%) Oracle
5 8 (1.98%) Tableau
6 7 (1.73%) hybris
7 6 (1.49%) Facebook
7 6 (1.49%) IBM
7 6 (1.49%) Twitter
8 4 (0.99%) Bloomberg
8 4 (0.99%) LANDesk
8 4 (0.99%) SAP
8 4 (0.99%) TIBCO
8 4 (0.99%) VMware
9 3 (0.74%) HP
9 3 (0.74%) McAfee
10 2 (0.50%) Ab Initio
10 2 (0.50%) Cisco
10 2 (0.50%) Citrix
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