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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Product Manager
Rank 502 471 509
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +38
Contract jobs requiring a Product Manager 123 145 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.26% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.28% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 94 49
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£434 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.05% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £509 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £421
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.04%
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
55081 52161 48911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.78% 92.21% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 35197 31609 29039
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2038 2020 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -30 122 £438 +2.94% 75
London -7 70 £450 - 42
South East -27 18 £450 +12.50% 13
Berkshire +4 16 £450 +20.00% 5
North West -18 14 £425 +6.25% 8
North East -26 9 £388 +3.33%
Tyne and Wear -29 8 £400 +6.66%
City of London -4 7 £550 +15.78% 7
Manchester -15 7 £400 - 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -32 7 £400 +6.66%
Bracknell - 7 £475 -
Warrington - 5 £550 -
Cheshire - 5 £550 - 1
Slough +7 4 £393 - 1
Yorkshire -34 3 £350 -28.57% 2
West Midlands - 3 £430 - 3
Birmingham - 3 £430 - 2
West Yorkshire -25 2 £350 -
Leeds - 2 £350 -
Midlands - 2 £350 -
Hampshire -1 1 £350 -6.66% 1
Northamptonshire -3 1 £600 +9.09%
Buckinghamshire -4 1 - - 1
North Yorkshire -8 1 - - 2
South West -8 1 - - 1
East Midlands -12 1 £600 +9.09%
Avon - 1 - -
Hook - 1 £350 -
York - 1 - - 2
Brentford - 1 - -

Product Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 112 (45.90%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (29.51%) Product Management
3 61 (25.00%) Marketing
4 58 (23.77%) User Experience
5 52 (21.31%) Finance
6 40 (16.39%) E-Commerce
7 35 (14.34%) Project Management
8 30 (12.30%) Telecoms
8 30 (12.30%) User Stories
9 29 (11.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 28 (11.48%) Retail
10 28 (11.48%) Scrum
11 23 (9.43%) Analytics
12 18 (7.38%) Continuous Improvement
13 16 (6.56%) Banking
13 16 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
13 16 (6.56%) People Management
14 14 (5.74%) Agile Project Management
14 14 (5.74%) Business Analysis
15 13 (5.33%) B2B
16 12 (4.92%) Internet
16 12 (4.92%) Market Research
17 11 (4.51%) Content Management
18 10 (4.10%) CMS
18 10 (4.10%) Legal
18 10 (4.10%) Mobile App
18 10 (4.10%) SDLC
19 9 (3.69%) Mobile Development
19 9 (3.69%) Broadband
19 9 (3.69%) Use Case

Product Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 10 (4.10%) CMS
2 7 (2.87%) Documentum
3 5 (2.05%) Drupal
4 3 (1.23%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.82%) Confluence
5 2 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.41%) Lync
6 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.41%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.41%) Moodle
6 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.23%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (1.23%) WebTrends
1 3 (1.23%) Optimost
2 2 (0.82%) Tridion
3 1 (0.41%) SAP QM
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.41%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.87%) PaaS
2 5 (2.05%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.82%) SaaS
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.41%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.41%) Office 365
4 1 (0.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.92%) Internet
2 9 (3.69%) Broadband
3 6 (2.46%) WAN
3 6 (2.46%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.82%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.82%) MPLS
4 2 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.82%) LDAP
5 1 (0.41%) 2G
5 1 (0.41%) 4G
5 1 (0.41%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.41%) MVNO
5 1 (0.41%) Skype
5 1 (0.41%) Intranet
5 1 (0.41%) 3G
5 1 (0.41%) GSM
5 1 (0.41%) PBX
5 1 (0.41%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.87%) Big Data
2 4 (1.64%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.82%) EDMS
4 1 (0.41%) Spotfire
4 1 (0.41%) QlikView
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.41%) ObjectStore
4 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.41%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 8 (3.28%) JIRA
2 1 (0.41%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (0.41%) Redmine
2 1 (0.41%) Subversion
General
1 61 (25.00%) Marketing
2 52 (21.31%) Finance
3 30 (12.30%) Telecoms
4 28 (11.48%) Retail
5 16 (6.56%) Banking
6 10 (4.10%) Legal
7 8 (3.28%) Advertising
8 6 (2.46%) Italian Language
9 5 (2.05%) Publishing
9 5 (2.05%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.64%) Danish Language
10 4 (1.64%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.64%) Norwegian Language
10 4 (1.64%) Swedish Language
11 3 (1.23%) Games
11 3 (1.23%) Billing
12 2 (0.82%) Law
13 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.41%) Front Office
13 1 (0.41%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.46%) HTML
1 6 (2.46%) .NET
2 4 (1.64%) CSS
3 3 (1.23%) Web Services
4 2 (0.82%) SAML
4 2 (0.82%) Middleware
4 2 (0.82%) jQuery
4 2 (0.82%) HTML5
5 1 (0.41%) REST
5 1 (0.41%) CSS3
5 1 (0.41%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 58 (23.77%) User Experience
2 16 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.10%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.69%) Social Media
5 6 (2.46%) NHS
6 4 (1.64%) FMCG
6 4 (1.64%) Telematics
6 4 (1.64%) Internet of Things
7 3 (1.23%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.23%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.82%) IPTV
8 2 (0.82%) Derivative
8 2 (0.82%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.41%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.41%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.41%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (0.41%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.41%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 1 (0.41%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.05%) Android
1 5 (2.05%) Apple iOS
2 3 (1.23%) Windows
3 1 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (0.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (45.90%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (29.51%) Product Management
3 40 (16.39%) E-Commerce
4 35 (14.34%) Project Management
5 30 (12.30%) User Stories
6 29 (11.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 28 (11.48%) Scrum
8 23 (9.43%) Analytics
9 18 (7.38%) Continuous Improvement
10 16 (6.56%) People Management
11 14 (5.74%) Agile Project Management
11 14 (5.74%) Business Analysis
12 13 (5.33%) B2B
13 12 (4.92%) Market Research
14 11 (4.51%) Content Management
15 10 (4.10%) SDLC
16 9 (3.69%) Mobile Development
16 9 (3.69%) Use Case
17 8 (3.28%) Service Delivery
17 8 (3.28%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.64%) Java
2 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.41%) SQL
2 1 (0.41%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (2.87%) Degree
2 5 (2.05%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.82%) MBA
3 2 (0.82%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.41%) CCA
4 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.41%) ACCA
4 1 (0.41%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.05%) QA
2 2 (0.82%) SLA
3 1 (0.41%) UCITS
System Software
1 2 (0.82%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.82%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 1 (0.41%) Nessus
1 1 (0.41%) Nmap
1 1 (0.41%) SCCM
1 1 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 7 (2.87%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.46%) Adobe
2 6 (2.46%) Google
3 5 (2.05%) EMC
4 4 (1.64%) Oracle
4 4 (1.64%) SAP
4 4 (1.64%) OpenText
5 3 (1.23%) Omniture
5 3 (1.23%) Maxymiser
5 3 (1.23%) Tealeaf
5 3 (1.23%) IBM
5 3 (1.23%) BT
6 2 (0.82%) Informatica
6 2 (0.82%) HP
7 1 (0.41%) Apple
7 1 (0.41%) FatWire
7 1 (0.41%) BroadSoft
7 1 (0.41%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (0.41%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.41%) Endeca
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