The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Product Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Product Manager
Rank 466 503 512
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Product Manager 178 130 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.24% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 101 79
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £313 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £34.93 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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
50257 53100 51246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32789 33386 31524
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 2035 2075
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Product Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Product Manager in the job title.

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 25 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Product Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 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 +38 171 £486 +8.05% 79
London +47 109 £475 +5.55% 54
South East +4 25 £475 +15.15% 13
Yorkshire +9 17 £555 +0.90% 4
City of London +25 15 £475 -13.63% 13
West Yorkshire +2 15 £565 +2.72% 2
West Sussex -11 15 £475 +35.71%
Leeds -4 14 £555 +0.90% 2
West Midlands -10 10 £600 - 1
Wales - 6 £400 -
South Wales - 6 £400 -
Worthing - 6 £450 -
Coventry - 6 £650 -
North West -11 5 £538 +53.57% 2
Cardiff - 5 £400 -
Hampshire +6 4 £450 +5.88% 2
Berkshire -14 4 £519 +12.16% 7
Manchester -12 3 £575 +64.28% 2
East of England +15 2 £493 +3.68% 2
South West 0 2 £675 +74.19% 1
Crawley -5 2 £500 +42.85%
Birmingham - 2 £375 -
Cambridge - 2 £493 - 1
Hounslow - 2 £415 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £493 - 2
Cheshire - 2 £425 -
Stockport - 2 £575 - 1
East Sussex - 2 £500 -
East Midlands +6 1 £475 -20.83% 1
Gatwick +1 1 - -

Product Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, Product Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Product Manager in the job title.

1 176 (58.47%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (25.91%) User Experience
3 77 (25.58%) Product Management
4 62 (20.60%) Scrum
5 61 (20.27%) Project Management
6 52 (17.28%) Finance
6 52 (17.28%) Marketing
7 48 (15.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 36 (11.96%) User Stories
9 35 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
9 35 (11.63%) Banking
10 29 (9.63%) E-Commerce
10 29 (9.63%) Continuous Improvement
11 26 (8.64%) Mobile App
12 25 (8.31%) Service Design
12 25 (8.31%) Publishing
13 24 (7.97%) Degree
14 21 (6.98%) Security Cleared
15 20 (6.64%) Android
16 19 (6.31%) Retail
16 19 (6.31%) Agile Project Management
17 18 (5.98%) Apple iOS
17 18 (5.98%) Microsoft
18 17 (5.65%) CRM
19 16 (5.32%) SC Cleared
20 15 (4.98%) Legal
21 14 (4.65%) Analytics
21 14 (4.65%) CMS
21 14 (4.65%) Service Delivery
21 14 (4.65%) Change Management

Product Manager Skill Set
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 14 (4.65%) CMS
2 9 (2.99%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (1.66%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.66%) Drupal
5 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.33%) Confluence
6 1 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (3.32%) MS Office
2 9 (2.99%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.33%) Open Workbench
4 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.66%) SaaS
2 5 (1.66%) IaaS
2 5 (1.66%) Office 365
3 4 (1.33%) PaaS
4 2 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.33%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.33%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.33%) Trello
5 1 (0.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.66%) Internet
2 7 (2.33%) VPN
3 6 (1.99%) Broadband
4 5 (1.66%) Skype
5 4 (1.33%) LDAP
5 4 (1.33%) S/MIME
6 3 (1.00%) FTP
6 3 (1.00%) Intranet
6 3 (1.00%) IPsec
6 3 (1.00%) Network Security
6 3 (1.00%) SSL
6 3 (1.00%) Wireless
7 2 (0.66%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.66%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.33%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.33%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.33%) LAN
8 1 (0.33%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.66%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.33%) Big Data
2 1 (0.33%) DB2
2 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.33%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (2.99%) JIRA
2 2 (0.66%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.33%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 52 (17.28%) Finance
1 52 (17.28%) Marketing
2 35 (11.63%) Banking
3 25 (8.31%) Publishing
4 19 (6.31%) Retail
5 15 (4.98%) Legal
6 13 (4.32%) Games
7 11 (3.65%) Telecoms
8 8 (2.66%) Law
9 6 (1.99%) Electronics
10 5 (1.66%) Automotive
11 4 (1.33%) Investment Banking
11 4 (1.33%) Retail Banking
12 3 (1.00%) Advertising
12 3 (1.00%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.66%) Front Office
13 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.33%) Back Office
14 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.99%) Velocity
2 5 (1.66%) .NET
3 3 (1.00%) HTML
3 3 (1.00%) RESTful
4 2 (0.66%) CSS
4 2 (0.66%) J2EE
4 2 (0.66%) JSON
4 2 (0.66%) Software Packaging
4 2 (0.66%) XML
5 1 (0.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.33%) SAML
5 1 (0.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 78 (25.91%) User Experience
2 35 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (8.64%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (2.33%) PKI
5 6 (1.99%) CESG
5 6 (1.99%) Fintech
5 6 (1.99%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.66%) Digital Media
6 5 (1.66%) e-Learning
6 5 (1.66%) Smartphone
6 5 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.33%) Artificial Intelligence
7 4 (1.33%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.33%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.33%) Mobile Banking
7 4 (1.33%) PMI
7 4 (1.33%) Video Editing
8 3 (1.00%) Social Media
8 3 (1.00%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.64%) Android
2 18 (5.98%) Apple iOS
3 9 (2.99%) Windows
4 3 (1.00%) Linux
4 3 (1.00%) Ubuntu
4 3 (1.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (58.47%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (25.58%) Product Management
3 62 (20.60%) Scrum
4 61 (20.27%) Project Management
5 48 (15.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 36 (11.96%) User Stories
7 29 (9.63%) Continuous Improvement
7 29 (9.63%) E-Commerce
8 25 (8.31%) Service Design
9 19 (6.31%) Agile Project Management
10 17 (5.65%) CRM
11 14 (4.65%) Analytics
11 14 (4.65%) Change Management
11 14 (4.65%) Service Delivery
12 12 (3.99%) Migration
12 12 (3.99%) Open Source
13 11 (3.65%) Business Analysis
13 11 (3.65%) Kanban
14 10 (3.32%) Product Marketing
14 10 (3.32%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.66%) JavaScript
2 4 (1.33%) Java
3 2 (0.66%) PHP
4 1 (0.33%) C
4 1 (0.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.33%) SQL
4 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (7.97%) Degree
2 21 (6.98%) Security Cleared
3 16 (5.32%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.33%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.99%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.66%) MBA
7 4 (1.33%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.00%) PMP
9 2 (0.66%) ISEB
9 2 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.33%) CCNA
10 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.33%) CISSP
10 1 (0.33%) CLAS
10 1 (0.33%) HND
10 1 (0.33%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.33%) QA
3 3 (1.00%) MiFID
4 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 12207
4 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.99%) Hyper-V
1 6 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.66%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.66%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 18 (5.98%) Microsoft
2 12 (3.99%) Apple
3 8 (2.66%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (2.33%) VMware
5 5 (1.66%) Adobe
5 5 (1.66%) MobileIron
6 3 (1.00%) Cisco
6 3 (1.00%) HP
6 3 (1.00%) LANDesk
6 3 (1.00%) Progress
6 3 (1.00%) Twitter
7 2 (0.66%) hybris
7 2 (0.66%) SAP
8 1 (0.33%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.33%) Citrix
8 1 (0.33%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.33%) F5
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle
8 1 (0.33%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.33%) Teradata
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