The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Product Manager
Rank 463 484 478
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Product Manager 131 86 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.18% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 56 54
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £381 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £416 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.90% +18.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £36.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +83.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50521 47308 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.54% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30608 27726 29859
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2123 2716
Average hourly rate £16.58 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.25% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014. 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 +16 126 £425 -1.73% 60
London +41 73 £450 -5.26% 35
South East -16 18 £390 -8.23% 7
City of London +17 16 £475 - 9
North West +9 12 £400 - 4
Manchester - 12 £400 - 1
Berkshire -2 8 £383 -10.78% 2
North East - 8 £375 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £375 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 8 £375 - 1
Yorkshire - 7 £490 - 1
North Yorkshire - 5 £490 - 1
East Sussex - 5 - - 1
Brighton - 5 - - 1
Surrey -7 2 £450 +7.46% 3
East Midlands - 2 £325 - 2
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 £383 -
Bracknell - 2 £390 -
Slough 0 1 - - 1
Scotland -20 1 £550 +37.50%
East of England -21 1 £363 - 3
Edinburgh -21 1 £550 +37.50%
Docklands, London - 1 £525 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £363 - 1
Staines - 1 - - 1
Swindon - - - - 2
Warrington - - - -
Warwick - - - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - - - -

Product Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 93 (34.19%) Product Management
2 69 (25.37%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (18.38%) Marketing
4 40 (14.71%) Project Management
5 39 (14.34%) E-Commerce
6 38 (13.97%) Finance
7 33 (12.13%) Scrum
8 32 (11.76%) User Stories
9 28 (10.29%) Banking
9 28 (10.29%) Retail
10 27 (9.93%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
12 23 (8.46%) B2B
13 21 (7.72%) Telecoms
14 20 (7.35%) Service Delivery
15 16 (5.88%) Security Cleared
16 15 (5.51%) Analytics
17 14 (5.15%) Agile Project Management
17 14 (5.15%) B2C
17 14 (5.15%) Internet
18 13 (4.78%) Business Analysis
19 12 (4.41%) Degree
19 12 (4.41%) German Language
20 9 (3.31%) Business Development
20 9 (3.31%) Mobile App
20 9 (3.31%) Open Source
20 9 (3.31%) Migration
20 9 (3.31%) MS Excel
21 8 (2.94%) .NET
21 8 (2.94%) Microsoft

Product Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 3 (1.10%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.74%) IIS
2 2 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (0.74%) CMS
3 1 (0.37%) Alfresco
3 1 (0.37%) Confluence
3 1 (0.37%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (0.37%) TeamSite
Applications
1 9 (3.31%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.57%) MS Visio
2 7 (2.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (2.57%) MS Office
3 1 (0.37%) MS Project
3 1 (0.37%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) WebTrends
1 1 (0.37%) SAP CRM
1 1 (0.37%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.10%) SaaS
2 2 (0.74%) Office 365
3 1 (0.37%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.15%) Internet
2 5 (1.84%) Intranet
3 3 (1.10%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.10%) DNS
3 3 (1.10%) Broadband
3 3 (1.10%) SMS
3 3 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.74%) Wireless
4 2 (0.74%) IPsec
4 2 (0.74%) MPLS
4 2 (0.74%) OSPF
4 2 (0.74%) BGP
4 2 (0.74%) DOCSIS
4 2 (0.74%) DSL
4 2 (0.74%) EIGRP
4 2 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (0.74%) Multicast
4 2 (0.74%) VoIP
4 2 (0.74%) DHCP
4 2 (0.74%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.10%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.74%) Big Data
2 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.74%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 1 (0.37%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 3 (1.10%) JIRA
2 1 (0.37%) Axure RP
General
1 50 (18.38%) Marketing
2 38 (13.97%) Finance
3 28 (10.29%) Banking
3 28 (10.29%) Retail
4 21 (7.72%) Telecoms
5 12 (4.41%) German Language
6 7 (2.57%) Games
6 7 (2.57%) Retail Banking
6 7 (2.57%) Legal
7 6 (2.21%) French Language
8 4 (1.47%) Dutch Language
8 4 (1.47%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.47%) Publishing
8 4 (1.47%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.10%) Advertising
9 3 (1.10%) Law
9 3 (1.10%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.74%) Front Office
10 2 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.94%) .NET
2 2 (0.74%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (0.74%) .NET Framework
2 2 (0.74%) COM
2 2 (0.74%) Web Services
2 2 (0.74%) HTML
3 1 (0.37%) XML
3 1 (0.37%) Flash
3 1 (0.37%) HTML5
3 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.31%) Open Source
1 9 (3.31%) Mobile App
2 5 (1.84%) Mobile Payment
2 5 (1.84%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.47%) Tandem
3 4 (1.47%) New Media
4 3 (1.10%) Digital Media
4 3 (1.10%) Video on Demand
4 3 (1.10%) Blog
4 3 (1.10%) Online Games
4 3 (1.10%) Derivative
4 3 (1.10%) iDTV
5 2 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (0.74%) W3C
5 2 (0.74%) Mobile Games
5 2 (0.74%) Equities
5 2 (0.74%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.37%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.37%) Machine to Machine
6 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.74%) Windows
1 2 (0.74%) Linux
1 2 (0.74%) Android
1 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (34.19%) Product Management
2 69 (25.37%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (14.71%) Project Management
4 39 (14.34%) E-Commerce
5 33 (12.13%) Scrum
6 32 (11.76%) User Stories
7 27 (9.93%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
9 23 (8.46%) B2B
10 20 (7.35%) Service Delivery
11 15 (5.51%) Analytics
12 14 (5.15%) Agile Project Management
12 14 (5.15%) B2C
13 13 (4.78%) Business Analysis
14 9 (3.31%) Migration
14 9 (3.31%) Business Development
15 7 (2.57%) Use Case
15 7 (2.57%) Change Management
15 7 (2.57%) Customer Insight
16 6 (2.21%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.47%) JavaScript
2 3 (1.10%) Java
3 2 (0.74%) Ruby
4 1 (0.37%) R
4 1 (0.37%) C
4 1 (0.37%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.41%) Degree
3 7 (2.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.74%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.37%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.37%) QA
1 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.37%) EMIR
1 1 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 1 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (2.94%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.21%) Cognos
3 4 (1.47%) Oracle
4 3 (1.10%) Business Objects
5 2 (0.74%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (0.74%) SAP
5 2 (0.74%) TIBCO
5 2 (0.74%) Google
5 2 (0.74%) F5
5 2 (0.74%) Facebook
5 2 (0.74%) Cisco
6 1 (0.37%) ExactTarget
6 1 (0.37%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.37%) VocaLink
6 1 (0.37%) Gemalto
6 1 (0.37%) Omniture
6 1 (0.37%) Progress
6 1 (0.37%) Calypso
6 1 (0.37%) HP
6 1 (0.37%) EMC
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