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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Product Manager
Rank 450 493 486
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Product Manager 145 85 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.17% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 51 63
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£425 £440 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% +23.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £574
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £418 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +19.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +87.50%
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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +33 141 £425 -5.55% 70
London +41 77 £450 -2.70% 37
South East -4 21 £400 -7.51% 17
City of London +29 17 £475 - 9
North West +12 12 £400 - 2
Manchester - 12 £400 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £375 - 1
North East - 10 £375 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 10 £375 - 1
Berkshire +4 7 £375 -12.53% 3
Yorkshire - 7 £490 - 1
East Sussex - 6 - -
Brighton - 6 - -
North Yorkshire - 5 £490 - 1
South West -33 4 £500 +25.00% 3
Devon - 4 £500 -
Hampshire - 4 £375 - 5
Exeter - 4 £500 -
Surrey +2 2 £450 +7.46% 2
Slough -2 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £363 - 2
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
East of England - 2 £363 - 3
Wales - 1 £400 -
East Midlands - 1 - - 3
South Wales - 1 £400 -
Middlesex - 1 £500 - 1
Staines - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -

Product Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 92 (32.86%) Product Management
2 75 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (19.29%) Marketing
4 42 (15.00%) Project Management
5 39 (13.93%) Finance
6 34 (12.14%) E-Commerce
7 32 (11.43%) Scrum
8 31 (11.07%) User Stories
9 29 (10.36%) Continuous Improvement
9 29 (10.36%) Retail
10 26 (9.29%) Banking
11 25 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
12 22 (7.86%) Telecoms
12 22 (7.86%) B2B
13 20 (7.14%) Service Delivery
14 16 (5.71%) Security Cleared
15 14 (5.00%) Agile Project Management
15 14 (5.00%) Internet
16 13 (4.64%) Analytics
16 13 (4.64%) Degree
16 13 (4.64%) German Language
17 12 (4.29%) B2C
18 11 (3.93%) Legal
19 10 (3.57%) Migration
19 10 (3.57%) Business Development
19 10 (3.57%) Business Analysis
20 9 (3.21%) Open Source
20 9 (3.21%) MS Excel
21 8 (2.86%) .NET
21 8 (2.86%) Intranet

Product Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2 (0.71%) CMS
1 2 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (0.71%) SharePoint
1 2 (0.71%) IIS
2 1 (0.36%) Confluence
2 1 (0.36%) Alfresco
2 1 (0.36%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (0.36%) TeamSite
Applications
1 9 (3.21%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (2.50%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.14%) MS Office
4 1 (0.36%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.36%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.71%) SaaS
2 1 (0.36%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.00%) Internet
2 8 (2.86%) Intranet
3 5 (1.79%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.43%) DOCSIS
4 4 (1.43%) DSL
4 4 (1.43%) LAN
5 3 (1.07%) SMS
5 3 (1.07%) DNS
5 3 (1.07%) Broadband
5 3 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.71%) IPsec
6 2 (0.71%) BGP
6 2 (0.71%) EIGRP
6 2 (0.71%) VoIP
6 2 (0.71%) MPLS
6 2 (0.71%) OSPF
6 2 (0.71%) DHCP
6 2 (0.71%) Multicast
6 2 (0.71%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.36%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.07%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.71%) Big Data
2 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.71%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 1 (0.36%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 3 (1.07%) JIRA
2 1 (0.36%) Axure RP
General
1 54 (19.29%) Marketing
2 39 (13.93%) Finance
3 29 (10.36%) Retail
4 26 (9.29%) Banking
5 22 (7.86%) Telecoms
6 13 (4.64%) German Language
7 11 (3.93%) Legal
8 8 (2.86%) Retail Banking
9 7 (2.50%) Games
10 6 (2.14%) Dutch Language
11 4 (1.43%) Investment Banking
11 4 (1.43%) French Language
12 3 (1.07%) Electronics
12 3 (1.07%) Manufacturing
12 3 (1.07%) Advertising
12 3 (1.07%) Publishing
12 3 (1.07%) Law
13 2 (0.71%) Front Office
13 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.86%) .NET
2 2 (0.71%) COM
2 2 (0.71%) Web Services
2 2 (0.71%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (0.71%) Velocity
2 2 (0.71%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.21%) Open Source
2 6 (2.14%) Mobile App
2 6 (2.14%) New Media
3 5 (1.79%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.43%) Online Games
4 4 (1.43%) Video on Demand
4 4 (1.43%) Digital Media
4 4 (1.43%) Mobile Payment
5 3 (1.07%) Derivative
5 3 (1.07%) Tandem
6 2 (0.71%) Equities
6 2 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (0.71%) W3C
6 2 (0.71%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.36%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (0.36%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.36%) Ontologies
7 1 (0.36%) Wiki
7 1 (0.36%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.71%) Windows
1 2 (0.71%) Linux
1 2 (0.71%) Android
1 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (32.86%) Product Management
2 75 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (15.00%) Project Management
4 34 (12.14%) E-Commerce
5 32 (11.43%) Scrum
6 31 (11.07%) User Stories
7 29 (10.36%) Continuous Improvement
8 25 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 22 (7.86%) B2B
10 20 (7.14%) Service Delivery
11 14 (5.00%) Agile Project Management
12 13 (4.64%) Analytics
13 12 (4.29%) B2C
14 10 (3.57%) Migration
14 10 (3.57%) Business Development
14 10 (3.57%) Business Analysis
15 8 (2.86%) Customer Insight
15 8 (2.86%) Use Case
16 7 (2.50%) Change Management
17 6 (2.14%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.07%) Java
2 2 (0.71%) JavaScript
2 2 (0.71%) C
2 2 (0.71%) Ruby
3 1 (0.36%) R
3 1 (0.36%) C#
3 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.64%) Degree
3 7 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.71%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.36%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.36%) QA
1 1 (0.36%) EMIR
1 1 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (2.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.14%) Cognos
3 4 (1.43%) Oracle
4 3 (1.07%) Business Objects
5 2 (0.71%) TIBCO
5 2 (0.71%) Cisco
5 2 (0.71%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (0.71%) SAP
5 2 (0.71%) F5
5 2 (0.71%) Facebook
5 2 (0.71%) Google
6 1 (0.36%) ExactTarget
6 1 (0.36%) Omniture
6 1 (0.36%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.36%) VocaLink
6 1 (0.36%) Gemalto
6 1 (0.36%) Progress
6 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.36%) Calypso
6 1 (0.36%) HP
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