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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Product Management
Rank 339 445 453
Rank change year-on-year
+106 +8
Contract jobs citing Product Management 341 229 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.39% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.49% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 163 130
Median daily rate £475 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £42.25 £32.65 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.40% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £59.31 £32.65 -
% change year-on-year
+81.65% -

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
43985 46966 44712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.15% 81.01% 77.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 29139 30711 27950
Median daily rate £440 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1137 1301 1222
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.50 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +107 324 £475 +11.76% 106
London +94 196 £475 +5.55% 53
West Midlands +9 32 £350 -50.00% 3
South East +12 31 £450 +14.64% 21
Yorkshire -15 25 £538 +53.57% 1
Coventry +7 19 £300 -57.14%
City of London +23 18 £500 +17.64% 10
Sheffield -1 18 £550 +4.76%
South Yorkshire -1 18 £550 +4.76%
East of England +26 15 £600 +60.00% 7
South West +27 13 £494 +26.60% 15
Scotland +27 12 £381 - 1
Bristol +12 12 £494 +26.60% 5
Edinburgh +18 10 £444 - 1
Hertfordshire - 10 £625 - 4
Berkshire -2 8 £438 +2.94% 6
North West -2 7 £300 -34.78% 4
Manchester -4 7 £300 -14.28% 3
West Yorkshire -7 7 £500 +58.73% 1
Birmingham -1 6 £350 -
Oxfordshire -2 6 £445 +1.71% 7
Leeds -13 6 £589 +86.90% 1
Watford - 6 - - 1
Surrey +14 5 £550 +37.50% 3
Bedfordshire -1 5 £600 +60.00%
Oxford - 5 £423 - 3
Brighton +8 4 £350 +16.66%
East Sussex +6 4 £350 +16.66%
Feltham - 4 £505 -
Stockport - 4 £288 -

Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 345 (56.93%) Agile Software Development
2 172 (28.38%) Scrum
3 141 (23.27%) Finance
4 138 (22.77%) User Experience
5 125 (20.63%) Project Management
6 100 (16.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 86 (14.19%) Kanban
8 85 (14.03%) Marketing
9 84 (13.86%) User Stories
10 75 (12.38%) Degree
11 74 (12.21%) QA
12 71 (11.72%) HTML
13 70 (11.55%) Analytical Skills
14 67 (11.06%) Prototyping
14 67 (11.06%) Banking
15 62 (10.23%) Microsoft
16 61 (10.07%) TDD
17 56 (9.24%) Web Services
18 51 (8.42%) Analytics
19 50 (8.25%) Continuous Improvement
19 50 (8.25%) Wireframes
20 49 (8.09%) Java
20 49 (8.09%) MS Visio
21 47 (7.76%) SQL
21 47 (7.76%) CSS
22 45 (7.43%) JavaScript
22 45 (7.43%) Business Analysis
23 42 (6.93%) Ruby
23 42 (6.93%) Mentoring
24 40 (6.60%) HTML5

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 16 (2.64%) Confluence
1 16 (2.64%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.65%) CMS
3 7 (1.16%) OpenStack
4 6 (0.99%) SAS
5 5 (0.83%) Apache
5 5 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (0.83%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.66%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.50%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.50%) eZ Publish
7 3 (0.50%) IIS
7 3 (0.50%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.50%) WordPress
8 1 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.17%) nginx
Applications
1 49 (8.09%) MS Visio
2 25 (4.13%) MS Excel
2 25 (4.13%) MS Office
3 20 (3.30%) Photoshop
4 19 (3.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (2.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 18 (2.97%) Adobe Illustrator
6 12 (1.98%) OmniGraffle
7 11 (1.82%) MS Project
8 5 (0.83%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.50%) InVision
10 2 (0.33%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (0.33%) SPSS
11 1 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.99%) ENOVIA
2 2 (0.33%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.17%) DELMIA
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.17%) Primavera
3 1 (0.17%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.17%) SAP FI-GL
3 1 (0.17%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.17%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.17%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.17%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (4.13%) SaaS
3 23 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.65%) IaaS
5 8 (1.32%) HP Helion
5 8 (1.32%) PaaS
6 6 (0.99%) Google Analytics
6 6 (0.99%) Office 365
7 4 (0.66%) Yammer
8 3 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.50%) Heroku
9 2 (0.33%) AdSense
9 2 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (0.33%) GitHub
10 1 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.17%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.17%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.81%) Internet
2 8 (1.32%) LAN
3 5 (0.83%) Broadband
3 5 (0.83%) Firewall
4 4 (0.66%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 4 (0.66%) IPsec
4 4 (0.66%) LDAP
4 4 (0.66%) WAN
5 3 (0.50%) DOCSIS
5 3 (0.50%) DSLAM
5 3 (0.50%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.50%) MPLS
5 3 (0.50%) PSTN
5 3 (0.50%) xDSL
6 2 (0.33%) DNS
6 2 (0.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.33%) VoIP
7 1 (0.17%) HTTP
7 1 (0.17%) SMTP
7 1 (0.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (6.11%) PostgreSQL
2 35 (5.78%) MongoDB
3 31 (5.12%) NoSQL
4 30 (4.95%) MySQL
5 26 (4.29%) Apache Cassandra
6 21 (3.47%) SQL Server
7 9 (1.49%) Spatial Data
8 7 (1.16%) Big Data
8 7 (1.16%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.83%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.50%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.50%) GIS
12 3 (0.50%) SAP Data Services
13 2 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (0.33%) DB2
13 2 (0.33%) OLTP
13 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 30 (4.95%) JIRA
2 26 (4.29%) Jenkins
3 22 (3.63%) Axure RP
4 15 (2.48%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 14 (2.31%) JUnit
6 13 (2.15%) Maven
6 13 (2.15%) Selenium
7 12 (1.98%) Cucumber
8 11 (1.82%) SoapUI
8 11 (1.82%) Talend Open Studio
9 7 (1.16%) Appium
9 7 (1.16%) Git (software)
10 6 (0.99%) Dreamweaver
10 6 (0.99%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.66%) IntelliJ
12 3 (0.50%) VersionOne
13 2 (0.33%) Gerrit
13 2 (0.33%) MSBuild
13 2 (0.33%) SonarQube
13 2 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 141 (23.27%) Finance
2 85 (14.03%) Marketing
3 67 (11.06%) Banking
4 25 (4.13%) Publishing
4 25 (4.13%) Telecoms
5 24 (3.96%) Retail
6 18 (2.97%) Investment Banking
7 14 (2.31%) Legal
8 12 (1.98%) Front Office
9 11 (1.82%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.65%) Advertising
11 9 (1.49%) Automotive
11 9 (1.49%) Games
12 8 (1.32%) Back Office
13 7 (1.16%) Billing
14 6 (0.99%) German Language
14 6 (0.99%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.83%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.83%) Swedish Language
16 4 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 125 (20.63%) Architect
2 110 (18.15%) Analyst
3 103 (17.00%) Product Manager
4 81 (13.37%) Business Analyst
5 73 (12.05%) Technical Architect
6 33 (5.45%) Designer
7 29 (4.79%) Product Owner
8 26 (4.29%) Programme Manager
9 25 (4.13%) Developer
9 25 (4.13%) Project Manager
10 22 (3.63%) Digital Architect
11 20 (3.30%) Digital Product Manager
11 20 (3.30%) Test Analyst
12 17 (2.81%) User Experience Architect
13 16 (2.64%) Digital Analyst
13 16 (2.64%) Digital Business Analyst
14 15 (2.48%) Agile Business Analyst
14 15 (2.48%) Digital Technical Architect
15 14 (2.31%) Senior Architect
16 12 (1.98%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (11.72%) HTML
2 56 (9.24%) Web Services
3 47 (7.76%) CSS
4 40 (6.60%) HTML5
5 33 (5.45%) REST
6 30 (4.95%) Ruby on Rails
7 29 (4.79%) CSS3
8 26 (4.29%) Ajax
8 26 (4.29%) XML
9 25 (4.13%) Play Framework
10 24 (3.96%) Django
11 23 (3.80%) JSON
12 18 (2.97%) .NET
13 17 (2.81%) SOAP
14 15 (2.48%) Node.js
15 13 (2.15%) AngularJS
16 10 (1.65%) ASP.NET
16 10 (1.65%) Velocity
17 6 (0.99%) Flash
17 6 (0.99%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 138 (22.77%) User Experience
2 70 (11.55%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (6.44%) Computer Science
4 36 (5.94%) Mobile App
5 23 (3.80%) Management Information System
6 15 (2.48%) Psychology
7 14 (2.31%) RIA
8 13 (2.15%) Data Centre
8 13 (2.15%) Statistics
9 12 (1.98%) Hybrid Cloud
10 11 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.49%) SWIFT
11 9 (1.49%) Visualisation
12 8 (1.32%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.99%) VCE vBlock
14 5 (0.83%) Fintech
14 5 (0.83%) Interactive TV
14 5 (0.83%) Mathematics
14 5 (0.83%) Public Cloud
14 5 (0.83%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 25 (4.13%) Windows
2 19 (3.14%) Android
3 17 (2.81%) Linux
4 11 (1.82%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.83%) Unix
5 5 (0.83%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.17%) CentOS
6 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (56.93%) Agile Software Development
2 172 (28.38%) Scrum
3 125 (20.63%) Project Management
4 100 (16.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 86 (14.19%) Kanban
6 84 (13.86%) User Stories
7 67 (11.06%) Prototyping
8 61 (10.07%) TDD
9 51 (8.42%) Analytics
10 50 (8.25%) Continuous Improvement
10 50 (8.25%) Wireframes
11 45 (7.43%) Business Analysis
12 42 (6.93%) Mentoring
13 38 (6.27%) BDD
14 37 (6.11%) Customer Insight
15 36 (5.94%) Process Improvement
15 36 (5.94%) Software Engineering
16 35 (5.78%) Software Architecture
17 34 (5.61%) Programme Management
18 33 (5.45%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 49 (8.09%) Java
2 47 (7.76%) SQL
3 45 (7.43%) JavaScript
4 42 (6.93%) Ruby
5 31 (5.12%) Python
6 26 (4.29%) Scala
7 16 (2.64%) C#
8 5 (0.83%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.66%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.50%) PHP
10 3 (0.50%) VB
11 2 (0.33%) C
11 2 (0.33%) Go
11 2 (0.33%) R
11 2 (0.33%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.17%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.17%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.17%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.17%) SOQL
12 1 (0.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 75 (12.38%) Degree
2 32 (5.28%) Security Cleared
3 19 (3.14%) BPSS Clearance
4 16 (2.64%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.32%) MBA
6 7 (1.16%) ISEB
7 3 (0.50%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.50%) PMP
7 3 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.33%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.17%) ACCA
9 1 (0.17%) CCA
9 1 (0.17%) CIMA
9 1 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.17%) IIBA
9 1 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.17%) MCP
9 1 (0.17%) PCI QSA
9 1 (0.17%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (12.21%) QA
2 17 (2.81%) SLA
3 16 (2.64%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (1.32%) SEPA
5 5 (0.83%) SDET
6 3 (0.50%) EMIR
6 3 (0.50%) MiFID
7 2 (0.33%) ISO 8583
7 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.17%) GCP
8 1 (0.17%) HL7
8 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.17%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.17%) TARGET2
System Software
1 7 (1.16%) Active Directory
1 7 (1.16%) Hyper-V
1 7 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
1 7 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.17%) Docker
3 1 (0.17%) NFS
3 1 (0.17%) vCloud
3 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (1.16%) Puppet
2 5 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.66%) SCOM
4 2 (0.33%) Ansible
4 2 (0.33%) Graphite
4 2 (0.33%) MOM
4 2 (0.33%) Pingdom
4 2 (0.33%) SCCM
5 1 (0.17%) Ambari
5 1 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.17%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.17%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.17%) Marathon
5 1 (0.17%) OpenNMS
5 1 (0.17%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 62 (10.23%) Microsoft
2 26 (4.29%) Adobe
3 19 (3.14%) CheckPoint
4 17 (2.81%) SAP
5 16 (2.64%) HP
6 12 (1.98%) Google
7 11 (1.82%) Talend
7 11 (1.82%) VMware
8 8 (1.32%) Oracle
9 6 (0.99%) Rally
10 5 (0.83%) DoubleClick
10 5 (0.83%) F5
11 4 (0.66%) Cisco
11 4 (0.66%) EMC
11 4 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.50%) EPiServer
12 3 (0.50%) Fundtech
12 3 (0.50%) GoldenSource
12 3 (0.50%) Novell
12 3 (0.50%) ServiceNow
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