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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Product Manager
Rank 491 456 455
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Product Manager 122 133 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.25% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.27% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 92 55
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£438 £390 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.17% -8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £281 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £395 £475
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -16.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £36.00
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
50953 48768 42881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.48% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31537 30266 24598
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1993 1997 2122
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 May 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 May 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 -27 122 £438 +12.17% 48
London -10 65 £438 +17.44% 27
City of London +3 27 £463 +8.82% 8
South East -10 25 £400 +2.56% 5
West Yorkshire - 13 £550 - 2
Yorkshire - 13 £550 - 2
Leeds - 13 £550 - 2
Berkshire -3 11 £523 +33.97%
West Sussex - 7 £350 - 1
Manchester 0 6 £350 -12.50% 3
North West -18 6 £350 -12.50% 4
Crawley - 6 £350 -
East of England +2 5 £475 +11.76% 1
Hammersmith - 5 £250 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £450 -
South West - 4 £369 - 2
Bedfordshire - 3 £475 -
Bristol - 3 £350 -
Luton - 3 £475 -
North East -19 2 - -
Tyne and Wear -20 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 2 - -
Slough - 2 £491 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £450 -
Hampshire +6 1 £425 +123.68% 1
West Midlands -11 1 £425 +41.66%
Oxfordshire - 1 £400 -
Suffolk - 1 £550 -
Devon - 1 £625 -
East Sussex - 1 - -

Product Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 103 (44.78%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (30.00%) Product Management
3 51 (22.17%) User Experience
4 47 (20.43%) Marketing
5 39 (16.96%) Finance
6 35 (15.22%) Telecoms
6 35 (15.22%) Scrum
7 34 (14.78%) User Stories
8 32 (13.91%) E-Commerce
9 31 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
10 28 (12.17%) Project Management
10 28 (12.17%) Analytics
11 25 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
11 25 (10.87%) Retail
12 17 (7.39%) Banking
13 15 (6.52%) Market Research
14 14 (6.09%) Google
14 14 (6.09%) Legal
14 14 (6.09%) Internet
15 13 (5.65%) Google Analytics
15 13 (5.65%) Mobile App
16 12 (5.22%) Broadband
16 12 (5.22%) SDLC
17 11 (4.78%) CMS
17 11 (4.78%) Continuous Improvement
18 10 (4.35%) People Management
18 10 (4.35%) Social Media
18 10 (4.35%) Security Cleared
18 10 (4.35%) Business Analysis
18 10 (4.35%) Ethernet

Product Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 11 (4.78%) CMS
2 7 (3.04%) Documentum
3 5 (2.17%) Drupal
4 3 (1.30%) Confluence
5 2 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.43%) Moodle
6 1 (0.43%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.43%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.43%) Kentico
6 1 (0.43%) Lync
6 1 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.43%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.43%) Apache
6 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.43%) MS Office
1 1 (0.43%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) Tridion
1 2 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.65%) Google Analytics
2 3 (1.30%) PaaS
3 1 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.43%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.43%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.09%) Internet
2 12 (5.22%) Broadband
3 10 (4.35%) Ethernet
4 9 (3.91%) WAN
5 5 (2.17%) MPLS
6 2 (0.87%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.87%) VPN
6 2 (0.87%) Intranet
7 1 (0.43%) 3G
7 1 (0.43%) LAN
7 1 (0.43%) PBX
7 1 (0.43%) PSTN
7 1 (0.43%) SMS
7 1 (0.43%) 4G
7 1 (0.43%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.43%) MVNO
7 1 (0.43%) Skype
7 1 (0.43%) DOCSIS
7 1 (0.43%) DSLAM
7 1 (0.43%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.87%) EDMS
2 2 (0.87%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.87%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 8 (3.48%) JIRA
2 1 (0.43%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (0.43%) Subversion
General
1 47 (20.43%) Marketing
2 39 (16.96%) Finance
3 35 (15.22%) Telecoms
4 25 (10.87%) Retail
5 17 (7.39%) Banking
6 14 (6.09%) Legal
7 5 (2.17%) Games
8 3 (1.30%) Publishing
8 3 (1.30%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.30%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.87%) Back Office
9 2 (0.87%) Law
10 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.43%) Advertising
10 1 (0.43%) Front Office
10 1 (0.43%) International Banking
10 1 (0.43%) German Language
10 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.43%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.91%) Web Services
2 8 (3.48%) RESTful
3 6 (2.61%) .NET
4 4 (1.74%) HTML
5 2 (0.87%) CSS
5 2 (0.87%) HTML5
5 2 (0.87%) REST
5 2 (0.87%) Middleware
5 2 (0.87%) JSON
6 1 (0.43%) Django
6 1 (0.43%) OAuth
6 1 (0.43%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 51 (22.17%) User Experience
2 25 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.65%) Mobile App
4 10 (4.35%) Social Media
5 6 (2.61%) NHS
6 5 (2.17%) Mobile Payment
7 4 (1.74%) FMCG
8 3 (1.30%) Statistics
9 2 (0.87%) Online Games
9 2 (0.87%) IPTV
10 1 (0.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.43%) E-Learning
10 1 (0.43%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.43%) CMDB
10 1 (0.43%) Wiki
10 1 (0.43%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.43%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.43%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.61%) Android
1 6 (2.61%) Apple iOS
2 2 (0.87%) Windows
3 1 (0.43%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (44.78%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (30.00%) Product Management
3 35 (15.22%) Scrum
4 34 (14.78%) User Stories
5 32 (13.91%) E-Commerce
6 31 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 28 (12.17%) Project Management
7 28 (12.17%) Analytics
8 15 (6.52%) Market Research
9 12 (5.22%) SDLC
10 11 (4.78%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (4.35%) Business Analysis
11 10 (4.35%) People Management
12 8 (3.48%) Agile Project Management
12 8 (3.48%) Use Case
12 8 (3.48%) Service Delivery
12 8 (3.48%) Migration
12 8 (3.48%) Content Management
13 7 (3.04%) Document Management
13 7 (3.04%) Product Marketing
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.74%) Java
2 3 (1.30%) JavaScript
2 3 (1.30%) C
3 2 (0.87%) Python
4 1 (0.43%) Ruby
4 1 (0.43%) PHP
4 1 (0.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.48%) Degree
3 6 (2.61%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.87%) MBA
5 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.87%) SLA
1 2 (0.87%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) UCITS
System Software
1 1 (0.43%) IAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.43%) Nessus
1 1 (0.43%) Nmap
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 14 (6.09%) Google
2 6 (2.61%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.61%) BT
3 5 (2.17%) EMC
4 4 (1.74%) OpenText
5 2 (0.87%) Adobe
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle
5 2 (0.87%) Sitecore
5 2 (0.87%) IBM
6 1 (0.43%) Coverity
6 1 (0.43%) Elastic Path
6 1 (0.43%) BroadSoft
6 1 (0.43%) Verint
6 1 (0.43%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (0.43%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.43%) Informatica
6 1 (0.43%) Huawei
6 1 (0.43%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.43%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.43%) SAP
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