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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Product Manager
Rank 496 455 450
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Product Manager 116 139 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.26% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.28% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 96 65
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£425 £390 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £475
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.78%
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
51545 49678 43330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.37% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31452 30529 24746
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2047 1994 2137
Average hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -38 114 £425 +8.97% 56
London -35 66 £444 +18.33% 35
South East -3 28 £381 -2.24% 8
City of London +20 25 £420 -6.66% 12
Berkshire -5 17 £520 +33.33% 2
West Sussex - 7 £350 -
East of England +8 6 £475 +11.76% 4
Slough - 6 £496 -
Crawley - 6 £350 -
Manchester -14 5 £400 - 4
North West -15 5 £400 - 6
Hammersmith - 5 £250 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £475 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £300 -
Yorkshire - 3 £300 -
Luton - 3 £475 -
Leeds - 3 £300 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 2 - -
Tyne and Wear -18 2 - -
North East -19 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £400 - 1
Oxford - 2 £400 -
Essex +4 1 £450 - 1
Scotland +2 1 £530 +17.77%
Bracknell -1 1 - -
West Midlands -15 1 £425 +41.66%
South West - 1 £350 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £550 -

Product Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 102 (44.93%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (28.63%) Product Management
3 49 (21.59%) Marketing
4 44 (19.38%) User Experience
5 42 (18.50%) Analytics
6 38 (16.74%) E-Commerce
7 37 (16.30%) Scrum
8 35 (15.42%) Finance
9 32 (14.10%) Analytical Skills
10 30 (13.22%) User Stories
10 30 (13.22%) Stakeholder Management
11 28 (12.33%) Telecoms
11 28 (12.33%) Project Management
12 25 (11.01%) Retail
13 22 (9.69%) Google
14 21 (9.25%) Google Analytics
15 16 (7.05%) Banking
16 14 (6.17%) Market Research
16 14 (6.17%) Security Cleared
17 13 (5.73%) Mobile App
17 13 (5.73%) Legal
17 13 (5.73%) Internet
18 12 (5.29%) CMS
19 11 (4.85%) Broadband
20 10 (4.41%) Web Analytics
20 10 (4.41%) Business Analysis
20 10 (4.41%) Social Media
20 10 (4.41%) SC Cleared
21 9 (3.96%) Information Architecture
21 9 (3.96%) Ethernet

Product Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 12 (5.29%) CMS
2 7 (3.08%) Documentum
3 5 (2.20%) Drupal
4 3 (1.32%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.88%) Confluence
6 1 (0.44%) Kentico
6 1 (0.44%) Lync
6 1 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.44%) Moodle
6 1 (0.44%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.44%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.44%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.44%) Apache
6 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.76%) MS Excel
1 4 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Tridion
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.25%) Google Analytics
2 3 (1.32%) PaaS
3 1 (0.44%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.44%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.44%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.73%) Internet
2 11 (4.85%) Broadband
3 9 (3.96%) Ethernet
4 8 (3.52%) WAN
5 5 (2.20%) MPLS
6 2 (0.88%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.88%) VPN
6 2 (0.88%) Intranet
7 1 (0.44%) 3G
7 1 (0.44%) LAN
7 1 (0.44%) PBX
7 1 (0.44%) PSTN
7 1 (0.44%) 4G
7 1 (0.44%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.44%) Skype
7 1 (0.44%) DOCSIS
7 1 (0.44%) DSLAM
7 1 (0.44%) 2G
7 1 (0.44%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.88%) EDMS
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (3.52%) JIRA
2 1 (0.44%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (0.44%) Subversion
General
1 49 (21.59%) Marketing
2 35 (15.42%) Finance
3 28 (12.33%) Telecoms
4 25 (11.01%) Retail
5 16 (7.05%) Banking
6 13 (5.73%) Legal
7 8 (3.52%) Games
8 3 (1.32%) Publishing
8 3 (1.32%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.32%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.88%) Back Office
9 2 (0.88%) Advertising
10 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.44%) International Banking
10 1 (0.44%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.44%) Billing
10 1 (0.44%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.96%) Web Services
2 8 (3.52%) RESTful
3 5 (2.20%) .NET
4 2 (0.88%) Middleware
4 2 (0.88%) HTML
5 1 (0.44%) JSON
5 1 (0.44%) Django
5 1 (0.44%) OAuth
5 1 (0.44%) CSS
5 1 (0.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 44 (19.38%) User Experience
2 32 (14.10%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.73%) Mobile App
4 10 (4.41%) Social Media
5 7 (3.08%) Mobile Payment
6 3 (1.32%) Statistics
6 3 (1.32%) FMCG
7 2 (0.88%) Online Games
7 2 (0.88%) IPTV
8 1 (0.44%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.44%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.44%) New Media
8 1 (0.44%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.44%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.44%) Open Source
8 1 (0.44%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.44%) CMDB
8 1 (0.44%) Wiki
8 1 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.44%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.08%) Apple iOS
2 6 (2.64%) Android
3 2 (0.88%) Windows
4 1 (0.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (44.93%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (28.63%) Product Management
3 42 (18.50%) Analytics
4 38 (16.74%) E-Commerce
5 37 (16.30%) Scrum
6 30 (13.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 30 (13.22%) User Stories
7 28 (12.33%) Project Management
8 14 (6.17%) Market Research
9 10 (4.41%) Business Analysis
9 10 (4.41%) Web Analytics
10 9 (3.96%) Information Architecture
11 8 (3.52%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (3.52%) Content Management
11 8 (3.52%) Migration
11 8 (3.52%) Service Delivery
12 7 (3.08%) Document Management
12 7 (3.08%) Agile Project Management
12 7 (3.08%) Product Marketing
13 6 (2.64%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.20%) C
2 3 (1.32%) Java
3 2 (0.88%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.88%) Python
4 1 (0.44%) Ruby
4 1 (0.44%) PHP
4 1 (0.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (6.17%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.41%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.64%) Degree
4 2 (0.88%) MBA
5 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.44%) SLA
1 1 (0.44%) QA
1 1 (0.44%) UCITS
System Software
1 1 (0.44%) IAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 22 (9.69%) Google
2 9 (3.96%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.64%) BT
4 5 (2.20%) EMC
5 4 (1.76%) OpenText
6 3 (1.32%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.88%) IBM
7 2 (0.88%) Adobe
7 2 (0.88%) Oracle
8 1 (0.44%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.44%) SAP
8 1 (0.44%) HP
8 1 (0.44%) Omniture
8 1 (0.44%) Informatica
8 1 (0.44%) Huawei
8 1 (0.44%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.44%) Elastic Path
8 1 (0.44%) BroadSoft
8 1 (0.44%) Verint
8 1 (0.44%) Cyber-Ark
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