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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Product Manager
Rank 489 506 495
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Product Manager 124 78 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.16% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 42 69
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£450 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £400 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £548 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £416 £319
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +30.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
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
52377 48215 53574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.04% 92.74% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32024 28821 29958
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2089 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +17 123 £450 - 57
London +8 69 £475 +5.55% 31
South East +2 20 £425 -5.55% 9
City of London +13 11 £485 +2.10% 12
North East - 10 £375 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £375 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 10 £375 - 3
Berkshire +6 7 £400 -4.19% 3
East Sussex - 6 - -
Brighton - 6 - -
North West -2 5 £425 - 4
Yorkshire - 5 £490 - 1
Manchester - 5 £425 - 3
South West -32 4 £500 +22.69% 2
Exeter - 4 £500 -
Devon - 4 £500 -
East Midlands +9 3 £550 +57.14% 1
Slough -4 3 £525 +25.74% 1
Hampshire - 3 £388 - 3
North Yorkshire - 3 £490 -
Surrey +3 2 £450 -14.28%
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
South Wales - 1 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £400 -
Reading - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £400 -
East of England - 1 - - 5
Farnborough - - - -

Product Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 119 (46.85%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (28.74%) Product Management
3 53 (20.87%) User Experience
4 47 (18.50%) Marketing
5 40 (15.75%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (15.75%) Project Management
6 35 (13.78%) Finance
7 34 (13.39%) User Stories
8 31 (12.20%) Continuous Improvement
9 29 (11.42%) Scrum
10 25 (9.84%) E-Commerce
11 22 (8.66%) Banking
11 22 (8.66%) Retail
12 20 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
12 20 (7.87%) Service Delivery
13 19 (7.48%) Telecoms
13 19 (7.48%) B2B
14 14 (5.51%) Security Cleared
15 13 (5.12%) German Language
15 13 (5.12%) Agile Project Management
15 13 (5.12%) Analytics
16 11 (4.33%) Degree
16 11 (4.33%) Line Management
16 11 (4.33%) Legal
17 10 (3.94%) Internet
17 10 (3.94%) Open Source
18 9 (3.54%) Intranet
19 8 (3.15%) .NET
19 8 (3.15%) Change Management
19 8 (3.15%) Migration

Product Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (0.79%) CMS
1 2 (0.79%) Confluence
1 2 (0.79%) IIS
1 2 (0.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.39%) TeamSite
2 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (1.97%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.57%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.18%) MS Office
4 2 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.39%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.18%) SaaS
2 1 (0.39%) PaaS
2 1 (0.39%) Office 365
2 1 (0.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.94%) Internet
2 9 (3.54%) Intranet
3 5 (1.97%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.57%) LAN
4 4 (1.57%) DOCSIS
4 4 (1.57%) DSL
5 3 (1.18%) Broadband
5 3 (1.18%) DNS
6 2 (0.79%) DHCP
6 2 (0.79%) MPLS
6 2 (0.79%) OSPF
6 2 (0.79%) BGP
6 2 (0.79%) EIGRP
6 2 (0.79%) IPsec
6 2 (0.79%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.79%) Multicast
7 1 (0.39%) 2G
7 1 (0.39%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.39%) HSPA
7 1 (0.39%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.79%) Big Data
2 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.79%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 1 (0.39%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 4 (1.57%) JIRA
2 2 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (18.50%) Marketing
2 35 (13.78%) Finance
3 22 (8.66%) Banking
3 22 (8.66%) Retail
4 19 (7.48%) Telecoms
5 13 (5.12%) German Language
6 11 (4.33%) Legal
7 8 (3.15%) Games
7 8 (3.15%) Retail Banking
8 6 (2.36%) Dutch Language
9 4 (1.57%) Investment Banking
10 3 (1.18%) Law
10 3 (1.18%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.18%) Electronics
11 2 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.79%) Front Office
11 2 (0.79%) Advertising
11 2 (0.79%) Publishing
12 1 (0.39%) Back Office
12 1 (0.39%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.15%) .NET
2 2 (0.79%) COM
2 2 (0.79%) Web Services
2 2 (0.79%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (0.79%) .NET Framework
2 2 (0.79%) Velocity
3 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 53 (20.87%) User Experience
2 40 (15.75%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.94%) Open Source
4 8 (3.15%) New Media
4 8 (3.15%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.36%) Video on Demand
6 5 (1.97%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.57%) Online Games
8 3 (1.18%) Tandem
8 3 (1.18%) Derivative
8 3 (1.18%) W3C
8 3 (1.18%) Social Media
8 3 (1.18%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.79%) Equities
9 2 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.79%) Interactive TV
10 1 (0.39%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.39%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.39%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.39%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.79%) Windows
1 2 (0.79%) Linux
1 2 (0.79%) Android
1 2 (0.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (46.85%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (28.74%) Product Management
3 40 (15.75%) Project Management
4 34 (13.39%) User Stories
5 31 (12.20%) Continuous Improvement
6 29 (11.42%) Scrum
7 25 (9.84%) E-Commerce
8 20 (7.87%) Service Delivery
8 20 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (7.48%) B2B
10 13 (5.12%) Agile Project Management
10 13 (5.12%) Analytics
11 11 (4.33%) Line Management
12 8 (3.15%) Customer Insight
12 8 (3.15%) Change Management
12 8 (3.15%) Migration
12 8 (3.15%) Use Case
12 8 (3.15%) Business Analysis
12 8 (3.15%) Business Development
13 6 (2.36%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.18%) Java
2 2 (0.79%) JavaScript
2 2 (0.79%) Ruby
3 1 (0.39%) VBA
3 1 (0.39%) C
3 1 (0.39%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (5.51%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.33%) Degree
3 6 (2.36%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.79%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.39%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.18%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.39%) EMIR
2 1 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
Vendors
1 6 (2.36%) Microsoft
2 5 (1.97%) Cognos
3 4 (1.57%) Oracle
4 3 (1.18%) Business Objects
5 2 (0.79%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (0.79%) F5
5 2 (0.79%) TIBCO
5 2 (0.79%) Cisco
6 1 (0.39%) Sony
6 1 (0.39%) Omniture
6 1 (0.39%) Google
6 1 (0.39%) VocaLink
6 1 (0.39%) Gemalto
6 1 (0.39%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.39%) ExactTarget
6 1 (0.39%) Progress
6 1 (0.39%) SAP
6 1 (0.39%) Calypso
6 1 (0.39%) HP
6 1 (0.39%) EMC
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Northamptonshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago