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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Product Manager
Rank 533 500 465
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Product Manager 93 112 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.22% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.23% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 84 77
Average daily rate £475 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £325 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.66 - £57.50
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
48620 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31221 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 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 28 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 11 February 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 -23 91 £475 +11.76% 81
London -2 64 £500 +11.11% 51
City of London +21 8 £625 +56.25% 7
South East +16 8 £450 +5.88% 8
North East -19 7 £375 -14.28% 2
Tyne and Wear -27 7 £375 -14.28% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 6 £375 -11.76% 2
Yorkshire -18 4 £500 - 5
Buckinghamshire - 4 £243 - 1
Leeds - 4 £500 - 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £500 - 3
Manchester -17 3 £350 - 4
North West -19 3 £350 - 6
South West - 3 £341 - 1
Surrey -7 2 - - 4
Gloucester - 2 £341 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £341 -
Slough +5 1 £518 -
Berkshire +5 1 £518 +21.76% 1
Westminster -7 1 £500 -4.76%
Bristol - 1 £225 -
West Sussex - 1 £450 -
High Wycombe - 1 £243 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - - 1
Crawley - 1 £450 -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1

Product Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 92 (45.77%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (23.38%) Product Management
3 45 (22.39%) Finance
4 37 (18.41%) Marketing
5 35 (17.41%) User Experience
6 31 (15.42%) E-Commerce
7 27 (13.43%) Scrum
8 26 (12.94%) Project Management
9 25 (12.44%) Banking
10 23 (11.44%) User Stories
11 21 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
12 20 (9.95%) Degree
13 19 (9.45%) Retail
14 16 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (7.96%) Analytics
15 14 (6.97%) Mobile App
16 11 (5.47%) User Acceptance Testing
17 10 (4.98%) Telecoms
17 10 (4.98%) Service Delivery
17 10 (4.98%) Microsoft
17 10 (4.98%) Agile Project Management
17 10 (4.98%) Continuous Improvement
18 9 (4.48%) Apple iOS
18 9 (4.48%) Security Cleared
18 9 (4.48%) Android
18 9 (4.48%) Open Source
19 8 (3.98%) Games
19 8 (3.98%) JIRA
20 7 (3.48%) Business Analysis
20 7 (3.48%) Confluence

Product Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 7 (3.48%) CMS
1 7 (3.48%) Confluence
2 4 (1.99%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.50%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.50%) Moodle
4 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (3.48%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.99%) MS Office
3 2 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.50%) Magento
2 1 (0.50%) nopCommerce
2 1 (0.50%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.49%) PaaS
2 4 (1.99%) SaaS
3 2 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.00%) Office 365
4 1 (0.50%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.50%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.50%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.49%) Internet
2 2 (1.00%) Firewall
2 2 (1.00%) HTTP
2 2 (1.00%) LDAP
3 1 (0.50%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.50%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.50%) Intranet
3 1 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.99%) Big Data
2 2 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (3.98%) JIRA
2 2 (1.00%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.50%) JBehave
General
1 45 (22.39%) Finance
2 37 (18.41%) Marketing
3 25 (12.44%) Banking
4 19 (9.45%) Retail
5 10 (4.98%) Telecoms
6 8 (3.98%) Games
7 7 (3.48%) Publishing
8 4 (1.99%) Advertising
8 4 (1.99%) Legal
8 4 (1.99%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.49%) Law
10 2 (1.00%) Back Office
11 1 (0.50%) Billing
11 1 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.50%) French Language
11 1 (0.50%) Front Office
11 1 (0.50%) German Language
11 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.50%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.49%) Velocity
2 2 (1.00%) CSS
2 2 (1.00%) HTML
3 1 (0.50%) .NET
3 1 (0.50%) JSON
3 1 (0.50%) Middleware
3 1 (0.50%) Web Services
3 1 (0.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (17.41%) User Experience
2 16 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (6.97%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.99%) Mainframe
5 5 (2.49%) Telematics
6 4 (1.99%) Derivative
6 4 (1.99%) Economics
6 4 (1.99%) Fintech
6 4 (1.99%) Psychology
7 3 (1.49%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.49%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.00%) Data Extraction
8 2 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.00%) Internet of Things
8 2 (1.00%) Online Banking
8 2 (1.00%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (1.00%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.00%) Social Media
9 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.50%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.48%) Android
1 9 (4.48%) Apple iOS
2 3 (1.49%) Linux
2 3 (1.49%) MVS
2 3 (1.49%) Solaris
2 3 (1.49%) Unix
2 3 (1.49%) VME
3 1 (0.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (45.77%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (23.38%) Product Management
3 31 (15.42%) E-Commerce
4 27 (13.43%) Scrum
5 26 (12.94%) Project Management
6 23 (11.44%) User Stories
7 21 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (7.96%) Analytics
9 11 (5.47%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (4.98%) Agile Project Management
10 10 (4.98%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (4.98%) Service Delivery
11 9 (4.48%) Open Source
12 7 (3.48%) Business Analysis
12 7 (3.48%) Data Management
13 6 (2.99%) SEO
13 6 (2.99%) Systems Analysis
13 6 (2.99%) Time Management
13 6 (2.99%) Use Case
14 5 (2.49%) Product Marketing
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (9.95%) Degree
2 9 (4.48%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.99%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.50%) CCNA
5 1 (0.50%) CFA
5 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.50%) HND
5 1 (0.50%) ISEB
5 1 (0.50%) MBA
5 1 (0.50%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.99%) QA
2 3 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.00%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (1.00%) EMIR
3 2 (1.00%) MiFID
3 2 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (0.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (4.98%) Microsoft
2 4 (1.99%) VMware
3 3 (1.49%) Google
3 3 (1.49%) SAP
4 2 (1.00%) Apple
4 2 (1.00%) ATG
4 2 (1.00%) Avaya
4 2 (1.00%) Cisco
4 2 (1.00%) Citrix
4 2 (1.00%) IBM
4 2 (1.00%) Oracle
5 1 (0.50%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.50%) Endeca
5 1 (0.50%) Facebook
5 1 (0.50%) hybris
5 1 (0.50%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.50%) Twitter
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