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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Product Manager
Rank 462 442 481
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +39
Contract jobs requiring a Product Manager 116 115 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.24% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.26% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 72 36
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£425 £449 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.29% +12.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £328 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £355
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +18.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £27.66 £57.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.89% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £57.50 -

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
46883 45043 41451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.47% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26911 23492
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1817 2004 2424
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 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 -22 116 £425 -5.29% 65
London -7 80 £444 -1.38% 34
City of London +11 23 £400 -8.57% 13
East of England +16 11 £350 -12.50% 5
Hertfordshire +8 8 £350 -12.50%
West Midlands +6 8 £500 +100.00% 1
North East - 8 £438 - 2
South East -32 7 £425 -2.85% 13
Coventry - 7 £500 -
Oxford - 5 - -
Oxfordshire - 5 - - 3
Essex - 3 £310 -
Birmingham 0 1 - - 1
Surrey -1 1 - - 2
North West -2 1 £250 - 3
Manchester -2 1 £250 - 1
Berkshire -10 1 £425 -8.10% 3
South West -19 1 £450 +116.86% 5
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £325 -
West Malling - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Woking - - - -
Worthing - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Stockton-on-Tees - - - -

Product Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

1 126 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (26.67%) Product Management
3 56 (24.89%) User Experience
4 43 (19.11%) Marketing
5 36 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (16.00%) Analytics
6 33 (14.67%) User Stories
7 31 (13.78%) Scrum
8 30 (13.33%) E-Commerce
9 25 (11.11%) Project Management
9 25 (11.11%) Finance
10 23 (10.22%) Google
11 21 (9.33%) Google Analytics
12 20 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (8.00%) Retail
14 17 (7.56%) Telecoms
14 17 (7.56%) Continuous Improvement
15 14 (6.22%) Social Media
16 13 (5.78%) Service Delivery
17 11 (4.89%) B2B
17 11 (4.89%) Security Cleared
18 10 (4.44%) Information Architecture
18 10 (4.44%) Banking
18 10 (4.44%) Business Analysis
18 10 (4.44%) Web Analytics
18 10 (4.44%) Business Development
19 8 (3.56%) Games
19 8 (3.56%) Legal
19 8 (3.56%) Web Services
19 8 (3.56%) Mobile Payment

Product Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 4 (1.78%) CMS
2 3 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.44%) Confluence
3 1 (0.44%) Kentico
3 1 (0.44%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.44%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (0.44%) Apache
3 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.44%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.44%) Alfresco
Applications
1 4 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (1.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 21 (9.33%) Google Analytics
2 3 (1.33%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.89%) SaaS
2 1 (0.44%) PaaS
2 1 (0.44%) IaaS
2 1 (0.44%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.11%) Intranet
1 7 (3.11%) Internet
2 4 (1.78%) DOCSIS
2 4 (1.78%) DSL
2 4 (1.78%) LAN
2 4 (1.78%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.89%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.44%) LDAP
4 1 (0.44%) Broadband
4 1 (0.44%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.89%) SQL Server
1 2 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.44%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.44%) JIRA
General
1 43 (19.11%) Marketing
2 25 (11.11%) Finance
3 18 (8.00%) Retail
4 17 (7.56%) Telecoms
5 10 (4.44%) Banking
6 8 (3.56%) Games
6 8 (3.56%) Legal
7 3 (1.33%) Advertising
7 3 (1.33%) Publishing
7 3 (1.33%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.44%) Law
8 1 (0.44%) Electronics
8 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.44%) Billing
8 1 (0.44%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.56%) Web Services
1 8 (3.56%) RESTful
2 2 (0.89%) Velocity
2 2 (0.89%) .NET
3 1 (0.44%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (24.89%) User Experience
2 36 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (6.22%) Social Media
4 8 (3.56%) Mobile Payment
4 8 (3.56%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.67%) New Media
6 4 (1.78%) Video on Demand
7 3 (1.33%) Open Source
7 3 (1.33%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.33%) Online Games
8 2 (0.89%) Copywriting
8 2 (0.89%) Taxonomies
8 2 (0.89%) Interactive TV
8 2 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.89%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.44%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.44%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.44%) Machine to Machine
9 1 (0.44%) Linked Data
9 1 (0.44%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (0.89%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (26.67%) Product Management
3 36 (16.00%) Analytics
4 33 (14.67%) User Stories
5 31 (13.78%) Scrum
6 30 (13.33%) E-Commerce
7 25 (11.11%) Project Management
8 20 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (7.56%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (5.78%) Service Delivery
11 11 (4.89%) B2B
12 10 (4.44%) Information Architecture
12 10 (4.44%) Business Analysis
12 10 (4.44%) Web Analytics
12 10 (4.44%) Business Development
13 7 (3.11%) Use Case
13 7 (3.11%) Market Research
13 7 (3.11%) CRM
13 7 (3.11%) Migration
13 7 (3.11%) Product Marketing
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.22%) C
2 1 (0.44%) Java
2 1 (0.44%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.44%) SQL
2 1 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (4.89%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.56%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.78%) Degree
4 1 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.44%) IAG
Vendors
1 23 (10.22%) Google
2 4 (1.78%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.33%) Sitecore
4 2 (0.89%) Adobe
5 1 (0.44%) Verint
5 1 (0.44%) Sony
5 1 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.44%) SAP
5 1 (0.44%) Omniture
5 1 (0.44%) EPiServer
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