The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Product Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Product Manager
Rank 439 547 537
Rank change year-on-year
+108 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Product Manager 182 110 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 78 72
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £587 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.76% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £27.66
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 - -

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
46798 52479 53703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 30588 33428 33908
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2035 2195
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

Product Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Product Manager in the job title.

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 3 December 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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Product Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +72 176 £450 +2.85% 74
London +16 97 £450 -7.64% 47
South East +28 26 £415 +16.90% 11
City of London +8 16 £563 +9.75% 6
Yorkshire +33 14 £450 - 3
North West +15 12 £563 +54.10% 3
Berkshire +3 11 £375 +5.63% 4
East of England +21 10 £409 +16.78% 3
Manchester +10 10 £575 +57.53% 3
South Yorkshire - 10 £500 - 1
Hampshire +33 9 £456 +82.20% 2
Sheffield - 9 £500 - 1
Salford - 8 £575 -
West Midlands - 8 £500 - 2
Essex - 8 £418 - 2
North East -29 7 £413 +3.12%
Newcastle upon Tyne -32 7 £413 +3.12%
Tyne and Wear -35 7 £413 +3.12%
Southend-on-Sea - 6 £405 -
Hook - 6 £456 -
Coventry - 5 £488 -
Reading +6 4 £375 - 3
West Yorkshire +13 3 £400 -11.11% 1
Oxford - 3 - -
Oxfordshire - 3 - - 1
Cheshire - 2 £400 -
Warrington - 2 £400 -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Newbury - 2 £463 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £400 - 1

Product Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, Product Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Product Manager in the job title.

1 232 (60.89%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (29.92%) Product Management
3 90 (23.62%) User Experience
4 73 (19.16%) Project Management
5 72 (18.90%) Finance
6 66 (17.32%) Scrum
6 66 (17.32%) Marketing
7 56 (14.70%) Service Design
8 54 (14.17%) Analytics
9 52 (13.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 35 (9.19%) User Stories
10 35 (9.19%) Continuous Improvement
11 32 (8.40%) E-Commerce
12 30 (7.87%) PRINCE2
13 29 (7.61%) Telecoms
13 29 (7.61%) Banking
13 29 (7.61%) Mobile App
13 29 (7.61%) Matrix Organization
14 28 (7.35%) Agile Project Management
15 27 (7.09%) Retail
16 23 (6.04%) Coaching
17 21 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
18 20 (5.25%) B2B
18 20 (5.25%) Business Analysis
19 18 (4.72%) ITIL
19 18 (4.72%) Service Delivery
19 18 (4.72%) Publishing
20 17 (4.46%) Degree
20 17 (4.46%) Product Marketing
21 16 (4.20%) Kanban

Product Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (2.10%) CMS
2 5 (1.31%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.05%) Drupal
3 4 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (0.79%) Facebook Platform
4 3 (0.79%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (0.52%) Confluence
5 2 (0.52%) SAS
6 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.26%) FileNet
Applications
1 9 (2.36%) MS Excel
1 9 (2.36%) MS Office
2 6 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.31%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (2.89%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (1.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.52%) SAP hybris
4 1 (0.26%) Summit
4 1 (0.26%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.84%) SaaS
2 6 (1.57%) Office 365
3 4 (1.05%) Google Analytics
3 4 (1.05%) PaaS
3 4 (1.05%) Yammer
4 3 (0.79%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.36%) Internet
2 6 (1.57%) Ethernet
3 5 (1.31%) Broadband
4 4 (1.05%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.79%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.79%) LAN
5 3 (0.79%) SMS
5 3 (0.79%) VoIP
5 3 (0.79%) xDSL
6 2 (0.52%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.52%) MPLS
6 2 (0.52%) PBX
6 2 (0.52%) Skype
6 2 (0.52%) VPN
6 2 (0.52%) Wireless
6 2 (0.52%) WLAN
7 1 (0.26%) DOCSIS
7 1 (0.26%) DSLAM
7 1 (0.26%) Firewall
7 1 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.84%) Big Data
2 3 (0.79%) Data Mining
2 3 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.52%) MS Access
4 1 (0.26%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.26%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.26%) Mixpanel
4 1 (0.26%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (0.26%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 6 (1.57%) JIRA
2 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.26%) VersionOne
General
1 72 (18.90%) Finance
2 66 (17.32%) Marketing
3 29 (7.61%) Banking
3 29 (7.61%) Telecoms
4 27 (7.09%) Retail
5 18 (4.72%) Publishing
6 12 (3.15%) Front Office
7 11 (2.89%) Automotive
8 10 (2.62%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.84%) Advertising
9 7 (1.84%) Electronics
10 5 (1.31%) Legal
11 4 (1.05%) Games
11 4 (1.05%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.79%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.79%) Back Office
12 3 (0.79%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.79%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.31%) Velocity
2 1 (0.26%) CSS
2 1 (0.26%) FpML
2 1 (0.26%) HTML
2 1 (0.26%) JMS
2 1 (0.26%) OAuth2
2 1 (0.26%) OpenID
2 1 (0.26%) RESTful
2 1 (0.26%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 90 (23.62%) User Experience
2 29 (7.61%) Mobile App
3 21 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.89%) Tandem
5 9 (2.36%) Derivative
6 8 (2.10%) Ergonomics
7 7 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (1.84%) Video on Demand
8 6 (1.57%) OTC Derivatives
9 5 (1.31%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.05%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.05%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.05%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.79%) CMDB
11 3 (0.79%) Economics
11 3 (0.79%) Mobile Payment
11 3 (0.79%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.52%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.52%) Reference Data
12 2 (0.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.31%) Android
1 5 (1.31%) Apple iOS
2 2 (0.52%) Windows
3 1 (0.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (60.89%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (29.92%) Product Management
3 73 (19.16%) Project Management
4 66 (17.32%) Scrum
5 56 (14.70%) Service Design
6 54 (14.17%) Analytics
7 52 (13.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 35 (9.19%) Continuous Improvement
8 35 (9.19%) User Stories
9 32 (8.40%) E-Commerce
10 30 (7.87%) PRINCE2
11 29 (7.61%) Matrix Organization
12 28 (7.35%) Agile Project Management
13 23 (6.04%) Coaching
14 20 (5.25%) B2B
14 20 (5.25%) Business Analysis
15 18 (4.72%) ITIL
15 18 (4.72%) Service Delivery
16 17 (4.46%) Product Marketing
17 16 (4.20%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.05%) C
2 2 (0.52%) Java
3 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.26%) PHP
3 1 (0.26%) SQL
3 1 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (4.46%) Degree
2 16 (4.20%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.15%) BPSS Clearance
4 11 (2.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 8 (2.10%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.05%) MBA
7 3 (0.79%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.79%) PMP
8 2 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.26%) CISSP
9 1 (0.26%) CLAS
9 1 (0.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (2.62%) QA
3 7 (1.84%) SLA
4 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (4.20%) Microsoft
2 15 (3.94%) Oracle
3 9 (2.36%) Adobe
4 8 (2.10%) Facebook
4 8 (2.10%) SAP
4 8 (2.10%) ServiceNow
5 5 (1.31%) hybris
6 4 (1.05%) Google
7 3 (0.79%) Cisco
7 3 (0.79%) HP
7 3 (0.79%) LANDesk
7 3 (0.79%) Tableau
8 2 (0.52%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.52%) Avaya
8 2 (0.52%) comScore
8 2 (0.52%) EMC
8 2 (0.52%) VMware
9 1 (0.26%) IBM
9 1 (0.26%) Murex
9 1 (0.26%) Omniture
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