The table below looks at the statistics for the Product Manager role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Product Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Product Manager
Rank 496 513 477
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Product Manager 163 118 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.21% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.22% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 80 95
Average daily rate £490 £425 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.29% +8.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £343 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £425 £395
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Product Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Product Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Product Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Product Manager
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Product Manager within the UK.

Product Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Product Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Product Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Product Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Product Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Product Manager within the UK.

Product Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Product Manager
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 Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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 +14 160 £490 +15.29% 85
London +41 114 £500 +14.28% 56
South East -29 21 £475 +24.59% 11
West Sussex -11 11 £475 +35.71% 1
City of London +30 10 £513 +23.49% 13
Yorkshire +9 9 £565 +32.94%
West Yorkshire +8 9 £565 +32.94%
North West -2 9 £388 +3.33% 4
Leeds +1 8 £555 +30.58%
Worthing - 7 £463 - 1
Berkshire -8 4 £471 -9.37% 3
Manchester -10 4 £375 - 4
Cheshire - 4 £413 -
Surrey - 3 - -
West Midlands -5 2 £500 +17.64% 1
Edinburgh -11 2 £400 -24.52%
Scotland -16 2 £400 -24.52%
East Midlands - 2 £475 -
Hampshire - 2 £450 -
South West +8 1 - - 5
Slough +5 1 £480 -3.27%
Gatwick +2 1 - -
Crawley -14 1 £500 +42.85%
North East -33 1 - -
Tyne and Wear -36 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -37 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £500 - 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - - 1

Product Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Product Manager in their job title 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 with Product Manager in their job title.

1 134 (54.25%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (23.89%) Product Management
3 55 (22.27%) Finance
3 55 (22.27%) User Experience
4 54 (21.86%) Project Management
5 41 (16.60%) Scrum
6 38 (15.38%) Marketing
7 37 (14.98%) Banking
8 34 (13.77%) User Stories
9 27 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
9 27 (10.93%) Stakeholder Management
10 26 (10.53%) Mobile App
11 25 (10.12%) E-Commerce
12 21 (8.50%) Android
13 20 (8.10%) Degree
14 19 (7.69%) Security Cleared
14 19 (7.69%) Apple iOS
15 18 (7.29%) Retail
15 18 (7.29%) Microsoft
16 17 (6.88%) Publishing
17 16 (6.48%) Analytics
18 15 (6.07%) Continuous Improvement
18 15 (6.07%) Agile Project Management
19 14 (5.67%) CRM
20 13 (5.26%) Service Delivery
20 13 (5.26%) CMS
20 13 (5.26%) SC Cleared
21 12 (4.86%) Business Analysis
21 12 (4.86%) Legal
21 12 (4.86%) Apple

Product Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Product Manager in their job title 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 with Product Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (5.26%) CMS
2 9 (3.64%) Skype for Business
3 7 (2.83%) Confluence
4 5 (2.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (2.02%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.81%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (3.64%) MS Excel
1 9 (3.64%) MS Office
2 4 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.62%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.62%) Office 365
1 4 (1.62%) SaaS
2 2 (0.81%) IaaS
2 2 (0.81%) PaaS
3 1 (0.40%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.40%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.40%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.40%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.43%) VPN
2 5 (2.02%) Skype
3 4 (1.62%) Internet
3 4 (1.62%) LDAP
3 4 (1.62%) S/MIME
4 3 (1.21%) Broadband
4 3 (1.21%) FTP
4 3 (1.21%) Intranet
4 3 (1.21%) IPsec
4 3 (1.21%) SSL
4 3 (1.21%) Wireless
5 2 (0.81%) Network Security
5 2 (0.81%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.40%) DOCSIS
6 1 (0.40%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.40%) Softphone
6 1 (0.40%) VoIP
6 1 (0.40%) WAN
6 1 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.40%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.21%) Big Data
1 3 (1.21%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.40%) DB2
2 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (4.05%) JIRA
2 2 (0.81%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.40%) JIRA Agile
General
1 55 (22.27%) Finance
2 38 (15.38%) Marketing
3 37 (14.98%) Banking
4 18 (7.29%) Retail
5 17 (6.88%) Publishing
6 12 (4.86%) Legal
7 9 (3.64%) Games
7 9 (3.64%) Telecoms
8 7 (2.83%) Law
9 4 (1.62%) Advertising
9 4 (1.62%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.62%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.81%) Front Office
10 2 (0.81%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.40%) Automotive
11 1 (0.40%) Back Office
11 1 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.40%) Electronics
11 1 (0.40%) German Language
11 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.02%) .NET
2 4 (1.62%) CSS
2 4 (1.62%) HTML
2 4 (1.62%) Velocity
3 3 (1.21%) JSON
3 3 (1.21%) XML
4 2 (0.81%) J2EE
4 2 (0.81%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.40%) SAML
5 1 (0.40%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 55 (22.27%) User Experience
2 27 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (10.53%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (2.83%) Fintech
5 7 (2.83%) PKI
6 5 (2.02%) CESG
6 5 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.62%) Artificial Intelligence
7 4 (1.62%) e-Learning
7 4 (1.62%) Social Media
7 4 (1.62%) Video Editing
8 3 (1.21%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.21%) Biometrics
8 3 (1.21%) FMCG
8 3 (1.21%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.21%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.21%) Minimum Viable Product
8 3 (1.21%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (1.21%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.50%) Android
2 19 (7.69%) Apple iOS
3 7 (2.83%) Windows
4 3 (1.21%) Linux
4 3 (1.21%) Ubuntu
4 3 (1.21%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (54.25%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (23.89%) Product Management
3 54 (21.86%) Project Management
4 41 (16.60%) Scrum
5 34 (13.77%) User Stories
6 27 (10.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 25 (10.12%) E-Commerce
8 16 (6.48%) Analytics
9 15 (6.07%) Agile Project Management
9 15 (6.07%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (5.67%) CRM
11 13 (5.26%) Service Delivery
12 12 (4.86%) Business Analysis
13 10 (4.05%) Change Management
13 10 (4.05%) Open Source
13 10 (4.05%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (3.64%) Service Design
15 8 (3.24%) Customer Engagement
15 8 (3.24%) SDLC
15 8 (3.24%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.02%) JavaScript
2 3 (1.21%) Java
3 1 (0.40%) PHP
3 1 (0.40%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.40%) SQL
3 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (8.10%) Degree
2 19 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 13 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.83%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.21%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.81%) PMP
8 1 (0.40%) CCNA
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.40%) HND
8 1 (0.40%) ISEB
8 1 (0.40%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.62%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.81%) MiFID
2 2 (0.81%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.40%) EMIR
System Software
1 5 (2.02%) Active Directory
1 5 (2.02%) Hyper-V
1 5 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.02%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 18 (7.29%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.86%) Apple
3 5 (2.02%) MobileIron
3 5 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (2.02%) VMware
4 4 (1.62%) Adobe
4 4 (1.62%) Cisco
5 3 (1.21%) HP
5 3 (1.21%) Progress
5 3 (1.21%) Twitter
6 2 (0.81%) Avaya
6 2 (0.81%) Google
7 1 (0.40%) ATG
7 1 (0.40%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.40%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.40%) Endeca
7 1 (0.40%) Netezza
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle
7 1 (0.40%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.40%) Teradata
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