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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Product Management
Rank 425 441 434
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -7
Contract jobs citing Product Management 171 161 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.29% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.38% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 107 74
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£431 £425 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% +2.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £308 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £77.50 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £77.50 - £17.50

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
42607 42090 35753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.23% 74.66% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 26094 21361
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 £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1209 1182 1111
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £12.31 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £52.50 £53.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 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
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 17 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Product Management within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 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 +2 156 £450 +2.85% 130
London -3 87 £475 +5.55% 70
South East -22 26 £400 +2.56% 22
City of London +21 24 £500 +11.11% 19
Berkshire +8 18 £400 +2.56% 8
Yorkshire -3 17 £363 -39.58% 7
West Yorkshire +3 14 £350 -34.88% 5
East of England +26 13 £480 +20.00% 9
Leeds -3 13 £350 -34.88% 5
Scotland +4 12 £380 +8.57% 1
Bedfordshire - 10 £485 - 5
Edinburgh -6 8 £290 -17.14% 1
Luton - 6 £475 -
Newbury - 5 £400 - 1
South West +2 4 £550 +57.14% 4
Bristol -2 4 £550 +52.77%
North West -15 4 £350 - 6
Newcastle upon Tyne +10 3 - -
Hertfordshire +8 3 £425 +4.61% 2
Tyne and Wear +7 3 - - 1
North East +7 3 - - 1
Reading +1 3 £481 +1.31% 2
Surrey 0 3 £605 +42.35% 5
Slough - 3 £313 - 4
Guildford - 3 £605 -
Bracknell +4 2 £125 -
Manchester -6 2 £350 - 3
Watford - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 £530 -
West Sussex - 2 £300 - 1

Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 174 (45.19%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
3 82 (21.30%) Finance
4 70 (18.18%) Project Management
5 65 (16.88%) User Experience
6 54 (14.03%) Marketing
7 53 (13.77%) Scrum
8 48 (12.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 48 (12.47%) User Stories
9 43 (11.17%) HTML
9 43 (11.17%) Java
10 42 (10.91%) E-Commerce
10 42 (10.91%) TDD
11 39 (10.13%) Degree
11 39 (10.13%) Business Analysis
12 38 (9.87%) Risk Management
13 37 (9.61%) Banking
13 37 (9.61%) Programme Management
14 36 (9.35%) CSS
14 36 (9.35%) Ruby
15 35 (9.09%) CheckPoint
15 35 (9.09%) Management Information System
15 35 (9.09%) Change Control
16 34 (8.83%) Telecoms
17 33 (8.57%) Software Engineering
18 32 (8.31%) Dependency Management
19 30 (7.79%) Mentoring
19 30 (7.79%) HTML5
20 28 (7.27%) Open Source
21 27 (7.01%) Continuous Delivery

Product Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 13 (3.38%) Lync
2 8 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.56%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.56%) SAS
3 6 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.30%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.04%) CMS
6 3 (0.78%) Confluence
6 3 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.78%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.78%) Apache
6 3 (0.78%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.26%) Node.js
8 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.26%) EPiServer CMS
8 1 (0.26%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.26%) Mule
8 1 (0.26%) nginx
Applications
1 18 (4.68%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.60%) Photoshop
2 10 (2.60%) MS Office
3 9 (2.34%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.56%) MS Project
5 5 (1.30%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (1.04%) OmniGraffle
6 4 (1.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.78%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.26%) InDesign
9 1 (0.26%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 12 (3.12%) Google Analytics
2 5 (1.30%) Oracle BRM
3 4 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.78%) Global One
4 3 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.52%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.26%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.26%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.56%) SaaS
2 3 (0.78%) PaaS
2 3 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.26%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.08%) VoIP
1 8 (2.08%) Internet
2 7 (1.82%) Unified Communications
3 6 (1.56%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.30%) NAS
5 3 (0.78%) Network Security
5 3 (0.78%) Firewall
5 3 (0.78%) SSL
5 3 (0.78%) PSTN
6 2 (0.52%) PBX
6 2 (0.52%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.52%) DNS
6 2 (0.52%) MPLS
7 1 (0.26%) DOCSIS
7 1 (0.26%) DSLAM
7 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.26%) VPN
7 1 (0.26%) HTTP
7 1 (0.26%) DHCP
7 1 (0.26%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.68%) MySQL
2 17 (4.42%) MongoDB
2 17 (4.42%) Apache Cassandra
2 17 (4.42%) NoSQL
3 15 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (2.08%) SQL Server
5 3 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.78%) Big Data
5 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.78%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.52%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.26%) Redis
7 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.26%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 10 (2.60%) JIRA
1 10 (2.60%) Axure RP
2 5 (1.30%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 4 (1.04%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.78%) Subversion
4 3 (0.78%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.52%) JMeter
5 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.52%) Selenium
5 2 (0.52%) Maven
5 2 (0.52%) Gradle
5 2 (0.52%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.26%) VisualVM
6 1 (0.26%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.26%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.26%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.26%) Ant
6 1 (0.26%) JProfiler
6 1 (0.26%) Gerrit
General
1 82 (21.30%) Finance
2 54 (14.03%) Marketing
3 37 (9.61%) Banking
4 34 (8.83%) Telecoms
5 26 (6.75%) Retail
6 18 (4.68%) Legal
7 14 (3.64%) Games
8 8 (2.08%) Publishing
8 8 (2.08%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.82%) Billing
10 5 (1.30%) Investment Banking
10 5 (1.30%) Front Office
11 4 (1.04%) Advertising
12 3 (0.78%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.78%) Law
12 3 (0.78%) Private Banking
12 3 (0.78%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.52%) Electronics
13 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.52%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 80 (20.78%) Analyst
2 68 (17.66%) Business Analyst
3 66 (17.14%) Product Manager
4 48 (12.47%) Architect
5 29 (7.53%) Programme Manager
6 24 (6.23%) Project Manager
7 23 (5.97%) Solutions Architect
8 20 (5.19%) Agile Coach
9 19 (4.94%) Developer
10 16 (4.16%) Technical Architect
10 16 (4.16%) Designer
11 15 (3.90%) Consultant
11 15 (3.90%) Senior Manager
12 14 (3.64%) Senior Analyst
13 13 (3.38%) Senior Business Analyst
14 12 (3.12%) Senior Product Manager
15 11 (2.86%) Product Owner
16 10 (2.60%) UX Designer
17 8 (2.08%) Senior Architect
18 7 (1.82%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (11.17%) HTML
2 36 (9.35%) CSS
3 30 (7.79%) HTML5
4 21 (5.45%) Web Services
5 20 (5.19%) CSS3
6 16 (4.16%) Ajax
7 15 (3.90%) Django
8 14 (3.64%) Ruby on Rails
8 14 (3.64%) JSON
9 13 (3.38%) REST
10 12 (3.12%) Play Framework
10 12 (3.12%) jQuery
11 10 (2.60%) RESTful
11 10 (2.60%) XML
12 8 (2.08%) J2EE
13 7 (1.82%) AngularJS
14 6 (1.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 6 (1.56%) .NET
14 6 (1.56%) SOAP
14 6 (1.56%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 88 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (16.88%) User Experience
3 35 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 28 (7.27%) Open Source
5 14 (3.64%) RIA
6 10 (2.60%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.08%) NHS
8 7 (1.82%) Human Factors
8 7 (1.82%) Statistics
9 6 (1.56%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.30%) Online Games
10 5 (1.30%) EMC Centera
10 5 (1.30%) Social Media
11 4 (1.04%) FMCG
11 4 (1.04%) Digital Media
11 4 (1.04%) Psychology
11 4 (1.04%) PKI
12 3 (0.78%) STB
12 3 (0.78%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 25 (6.49%) Linux
2 15 (3.90%) UNIX
3 13 (3.38%) Windows
4 10 (2.60%) Android
4 10 (2.60%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.26%) CentOS
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (45.19%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (18.18%) Project Management
3 53 (13.77%) Scrum
4 48 (12.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 48 (12.47%) User Stories
5 42 (10.91%) TDD
5 42 (10.91%) E-Commerce
6 39 (10.13%) Business Analysis
7 38 (9.87%) Risk Management
8 37 (9.61%) Programme Management
9 35 (9.09%) Change Control
10 33 (8.57%) Software Engineering
11 32 (8.31%) Dependency Management
12 30 (7.79%) Mentoring
13 27 (7.01%) Continuous Delivery
14 26 (6.75%) Analytics
15 25 (6.49%) CRM
15 25 (6.49%) Change Management
16 24 (6.23%) Continuous Integration
17 23 (5.97%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 43 (11.17%) Java
2 36 (9.35%) Ruby
3 25 (6.49%) C#
4 22 (5.71%) JavaScript
5 19 (4.94%) SQL
6 14 (3.64%) Scala
7 7 (1.82%) Python
8 5 (1.30%) C
8 5 (1.30%) C++
9 3 (0.78%) Perl
10 2 (0.52%) PHP
10 2 (0.52%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.52%) XAML
10 2 (0.52%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.26%) Groovy
11 1 (0.26%) VBA
11 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 39 (10.13%) Degree
2 23 (5.97%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.12%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (1.30%) MCSE
4 5 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (1.04%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.78%) PMP
6 3 (0.78%) ISEB
7 2 (0.52%) CISSP
7 2 (0.52%) CISA
7 2 (0.52%) MBA
7 2 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.26%) CCNP
8 1 (0.26%) CCNA
8 1 (0.26%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.68%) QA
2 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.26%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.26%) SLA
2 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.26%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (0.78%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.26%) vCloud
2 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (1.30%) SCOM
2 4 (1.04%) SCCM
3 1 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.26%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.26%) Puppet
3 1 (0.26%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.26%) Ansible
3 1 (0.26%) logstash
3 1 (0.26%) Salt
3 1 (0.26%) Kibana
Vendors
1 35 (9.09%) CheckPoint
2 26 (6.75%) Microsoft
3 21 (5.45%) Oracle
4 15 (3.90%) Cisco
5 14 (3.64%) SAP
6 12 (3.12%) Google
7 10 (2.60%) Adobe
8 8 (2.08%) TIBCO
9 6 (1.56%) Remedy
9 6 (1.56%) Informatica
9 6 (1.56%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.56%) VMware
9 6 (1.56%) HP
9 6 (1.56%) IBM
10 5 (1.30%) Siebel
10 5 (1.30%) EMC
10 5 (1.30%) NetApp
10 5 (1.30%) Sencha
11 4 (1.04%) Juniper
12 3 (0.78%) Alcatel-Lucent
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £500 - 600 per day + .
Posted: Yesterday
London
Fusion Experience
Rate: £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
London & Partners
Rate: From £30,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £320 - £380 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £16 - £22 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £350 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago