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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Product Manager
Rank 501 469 494
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Product Manager 110 125 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.23% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.25% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 81 60
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £456 £400 £418
% change year-on-year
+14.06% -4.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £36.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £36.00

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
52742 50612 47222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.51% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 33530 30753 27617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1944 2005 2147
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -33 110 £450 +5.88% 71
London -17 56 £444 -1.38% 34
South East -10 21 £450 +15.38% 18
Berkshire +12 15 £463 +20.91% 7
City of London -11 14 £550 +15.78% 8
Yorkshire -18 13 £550 +12.24% 3
North West -18 13 £400 - 6
West Yorkshire -7 12 £550 -
Leeds - 12 £550 -
Manchester -18 8 £375 -6.25% 3
Bracknell +1 7 £475 +21.79%
Cheshire - 5 £550 - 3
Warrington - 5 £550 - 1
Buckinghamshire +2 4 £450 +5.88%
South West - 4 £388 - 3
Slough +4 3 £463 - 1
Milton Keynes -1 2 £450 +5.88%
Bristol - 2 £369 - 1
Hampshire -1 1 £425 +11.11% 3
East of England -2 1 £450 +24.13% 5
East Midlands -3 1 £600 +84.61% 2
North Yorkshire -9 1 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 £600 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £400 -
Avon - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 £625 -
Banbury - 1 £400 -
Basildon - 1 £450 -
Salford - 1 £400 -

Product Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 92 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (31.58%) Product Management
3 64 (28.07%) Marketing
4 56 (24.56%) User Experience
5 49 (21.49%) Finance
6 38 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 36 (15.79%) Telecoms
8 34 (14.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 30 (13.16%) User Stories
10 29 (12.72%) Scrum
11 25 (10.96%) Analytics
12 24 (10.53%) Retail
13 21 (9.21%) Project Management
14 18 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
15 16 (7.02%) Internet
15 16 (7.02%) Mobile App
16 15 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
16 15 (6.58%) Broadband
17 14 (6.14%) Banking
17 14 (6.14%) People Management
18 13 (5.70%) Legal
18 13 (5.70%) WAN
18 13 (5.70%) Market Research
19 12 (5.26%) Ethernet
20 11 (4.82%) Business Analysis
21 10 (4.39%) Use Case
21 10 (4.39%) CMS
21 10 (4.39%) B2B
22 9 (3.95%) B2C
22 9 (3.95%) Social Media

Product Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 (4.39%) CMS
2 7 (3.07%) Documentum
3 5 (2.19%) Drupal
4 3 (1.32%) Confluence
5 2 (0.88%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.44%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.44%) Moodle
6 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.44%) Lync
6 1 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.44%) MS Office
2 1 (0.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.32%) WebTrends
1 3 (1.32%) Optimost
2 2 (0.88%) Tridion
2 2 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.44%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.07%) Google Analytics
2 3 (1.32%) PaaS
3 2 (0.88%) SaaS
4 1 (0.44%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.44%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.02%) Internet
2 15 (6.58%) Broadband
3 13 (5.70%) WAN
4 12 (5.26%) Ethernet
5 5 (2.19%) MPLS
6 2 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.88%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.88%) VPN
6 2 (0.88%) LDAP
7 1 (0.44%) 3G
7 1 (0.44%) GSM
7 1 (0.44%) LAN
7 1 (0.44%) PBX
7 1 (0.44%) PSTN
7 1 (0.44%) SMS
7 1 (0.44%) 4G
7 1 (0.44%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.44%) MVNO
7 1 (0.44%) Skype
7 1 (0.44%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.75%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.88%) EDMS
2 2 (0.88%) Big Data
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.44%) Spotfire
3 1 (0.44%) ObjectStore
3 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.44%) QualityStage
3 1 (0.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (3.95%) JIRA
2 1 (0.44%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (0.44%) Redmine
2 1 (0.44%) Subversion
General
1 64 (28.07%) Marketing
2 49 (21.49%) Finance
3 36 (15.79%) Telecoms
4 24 (10.53%) Retail
5 14 (6.14%) Banking
6 13 (5.70%) Legal
7 7 (3.07%) Advertising
8 6 (2.63%) Italian Language
9 5 (2.19%) Games
10 4 (1.75%) Publishing
10 4 (1.75%) Norwegian Language
10 4 (1.75%) Swedish Language
10 4 (1.75%) Danish Language
11 3 (1.32%) Billing
11 3 (1.32%) Retail Banking
11 3 (1.32%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.88%) Back Office
12 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.88%) Law
13 1 (0.44%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.63%) HTML
1 6 (2.63%) .NET
2 4 (1.75%) CSS
3 3 (1.32%) Web Services
4 2 (0.88%) SAML
4 2 (0.88%) Middleware
4 2 (0.88%) JSON
4 2 (0.88%) jQuery
4 2 (0.88%) HTML5
4 2 (0.88%) REST
5 1 (0.44%) CSS3
5 1 (0.44%) OAuth
5 1 (0.44%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 56 (24.56%) User Experience
2 16 (7.02%) Mobile App
3 15 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.95%) Social Media
5 6 (2.63%) NHS
6 4 (1.75%) FMCG
7 3 (1.32%) IPTV
8 2 (0.88%) Statistics
8 2 (0.88%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.88%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.44%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (0.44%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.44%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.44%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.44%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.44%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.44%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.51%) Android
1 8 (3.51%) Apple iOS
2 3 (1.32%) Windows
3 1 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (0.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (31.58%) Product Management
3 38 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 34 (14.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 30 (13.16%) User Stories
6 29 (12.72%) Scrum
7 25 (10.96%) Analytics
8 21 (9.21%) Project Management
9 18 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (6.14%) People Management
11 13 (5.70%) Market Research
12 11 (4.82%) Business Analysis
13 10 (4.39%) Use Case
13 10 (4.39%) B2B
14 9 (3.95%) B2C
14 9 (3.95%) Content Management
14 9 (3.95%) SDLC
15 8 (3.51%) Product Marketing
16 7 (3.07%) Document Management
16 7 (3.07%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.19%) Java
2 2 (0.88%) JavaScript
2 2 (0.88%) Python
3 1 (0.44%) Ruby
3 1 (0.44%) C
3 1 (0.44%) PHP
3 1 (0.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (3.51%) Degree
2 5 (2.19%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.88%) MBA
3 2 (0.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.44%) CCA
4 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.44%) ACCA
4 1 (0.44%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.88%) SLA
1 2 (0.88%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) UCITS
System Software
1 2 (0.88%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.88%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 1 (0.44%) Nessus
1 1 (0.44%) Nmap
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 8 (3.51%) Google
2 7 (3.07%) BT
3 6 (2.63%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.19%) Adobe
4 5 (2.19%) EMC
5 4 (1.75%) OpenText
6 3 (1.32%) IBM
6 3 (1.32%) Maxymiser
6 3 (1.32%) Tealeaf
6 3 (1.32%) Omniture
7 2 (0.88%) SAP
7 2 (0.88%) Oracle
7 2 (0.88%) HP
8 1 (0.44%) Informatica
8 1 (0.44%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.44%) Cadence
8 1 (0.44%) Teradata
8 1 (0.44%) Huawei
8 1 (0.44%) Coverity
8 1 (0.44%) Elastic Path
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