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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Product Manager
Rank 474 551 515
Rank change year-on-year
+77 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Product Manager 191 112 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.20% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.21% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 93 81
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £313 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £456 £413
% change year-on-year
+15.06% +10.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £34.93 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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
51008 54089 51827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.76% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33192 34291 31378
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 2003 2097
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +87 185 £475 +5.55% 85
London +61 121 £450 - 63
South East +23 29 £475 +5.55% 10
Yorkshire +2 16 £550 - 3
West Sussex - 16 £475 -
City of London +47 13 £463 -15.90% 13
West Yorkshire +5 13 £550 - 2
Leeds +1 13 £550 - 1
West Midlands -16 11 £600 - 4
Worthing - 11 £470 -
Coventry - 7 £650 - 1
Wales - 6 £400 -
South Wales - 6 £400 -
Berkshire -15 5 £575 +24.32% 4
Cardiff - 5 £400 -
East Sussex - 4 £525 -
North West -10 3 £575 +43.75% 1
North East - 3 £550 -
Brighton - 3 £475 -
East of England +22 2 £493 +9.44% 3
Hampshire +3 2 £500 +17.64% 2
Manchester -16 2 £575 +53.33% 1
Birmingham - 2 £375 - 3
Stockport - 2 £575 - 1
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 £493 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £493 -
Oxfordshire +6 1 - - 3
Cheshire +2 1 £500 -9.09%
South West +2 1 £675 +74.19% 2

Product Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 217 (61.30%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (26.27%) Product Management
3 83 (23.45%) Project Management
4 82 (23.16%) User Experience
5 77 (21.75%) Scrum
6 65 (18.36%) Finance
7 55 (15.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 54 (15.25%) Marketing
9 45 (12.71%) Service Design
10 41 (11.58%) User Stories
11 40 (11.30%) Banking
12 36 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
13 35 (9.89%) E-Commerce
14 32 (9.04%) Agile Project Management
15 30 (8.47%) Mobile App
16 28 (7.91%) Continuous Improvement
16 28 (7.91%) Service Delivery
17 27 (7.63%) Microsoft
17 27 (7.63%) Analytics
18 23 (6.50%) Publishing
18 23 (6.50%) Retail
19 22 (6.21%) Security Cleared
20 21 (5.93%) Degree
20 21 (5.93%) Actionable Insight
21 20 (5.65%) Open Source
22 19 (5.37%) Android
22 19 (5.37%) CRM
23 18 (5.08%) Customer Insight
24 17 (4.80%) Apple iOS
24 17 (4.80%) Legal

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 11 (3.11%) CMS
2 9 (2.54%) Skype for Business
3 7 (1.98%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (1.41%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.13%) Drupal
5 4 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.28%) FileNet
7 1 (0.28%) SAS
7 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (4.24%) MS Office
2 12 (3.39%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) Open Workbench
4 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.28%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.82%) SaaS
2 8 (2.26%) Office 365
3 5 (1.41%) IaaS
4 4 (1.13%) PaaS
5 3 (0.85%) Yammer
6 2 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.28%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.28%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.28%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.82%) Internet
2 7 (1.98%) Broadband
2 7 (1.98%) VPN
3 5 (1.41%) Skype
4 4 (1.13%) LDAP
4 4 (1.13%) Network Security
4 4 (1.13%) S/MIME
5 3 (0.85%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.85%) FTP
5 3 (0.85%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.85%) Intranet
5 3 (0.85%) IPsec
5 3 (0.85%) SSL
6 2 (0.56%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.56%) Wireless
7 1 (0.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (0.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.28%) SWIFTNet
7 1 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.28%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.56%) Big Data
1 2 (0.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.28%) DB2
2 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.28%) Mixpanel
2 1 (0.28%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (0.28%) PowerCenter
2 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (2.26%) JIRA
2 1 (0.28%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 65 (18.36%) Finance
2 54 (15.25%) Marketing
3 40 (11.30%) Banking
4 23 (6.50%) Publishing
4 23 (6.50%) Retail
5 17 (4.80%) Legal
6 13 (3.67%) Games
6 13 (3.67%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.69%) Automotive
7 6 (1.69%) Electronics
7 6 (1.69%) Front Office
7 6 (1.69%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.69%) Law
8 4 (1.13%) Advertising
8 4 (1.13%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.56%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.28%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.54%) Velocity
2 5 (1.41%) .NET
3 3 (0.85%) HTML
3 3 (0.85%) RESTful
4 2 (0.56%) CSS
4 2 (0.56%) J2EE
4 2 (0.56%) JSON
4 2 (0.56%) Software Packaging
4 2 (0.56%) XML
5 1 (0.28%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.28%) JMS
5 1 (0.28%) SAML
5 1 (0.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 82 (23.16%) User Experience
2 36 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (8.47%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.26%) Tandem
5 7 (1.98%) PKI
6 6 (1.69%) CESG
6 6 (1.69%) Digital Media
6 6 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (1.69%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.41%) Artificial Intelligence
7 5 (1.41%) e-Learning
7 5 (1.41%) Fintech
7 5 (1.41%) Smartphone
7 5 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.41%) Video on Demand
8 4 (1.13%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.13%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.13%) PMI
8 4 (1.13%) Social Media
8 4 (1.13%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 19 (5.37%) Android
2 17 (4.80%) Apple iOS
3 9 (2.54%) Windows
4 3 (0.85%) Linux
4 3 (0.85%) Ubuntu
4 3 (0.85%) Windows 10
4 3 (0.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (61.30%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (26.27%) Product Management
3 83 (23.45%) Project Management
4 77 (21.75%) Scrum
5 55 (15.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 45 (12.71%) Service Design
7 41 (11.58%) User Stories
8 35 (9.89%) E-Commerce
9 32 (9.04%) Agile Project Management
10 28 (7.91%) Continuous Improvement
10 28 (7.91%) Service Delivery
11 27 (7.63%) Analytics
12 21 (5.93%) Actionable Insight
13 20 (5.65%) Open Source
14 19 (5.37%) CRM
15 18 (5.08%) Customer Insight
16 16 (4.52%) SDLC
17 15 (4.24%) Coaching
17 15 (4.24%) PRINCE2
18 14 (3.95%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.69%) JavaScript
2 5 (1.41%) Java
3 3 (0.85%) C
3 3 (0.85%) PHP
4 1 (0.28%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.28%) SQL
4 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (6.21%) Security Cleared
2 21 (5.93%) Degree
3 14 (3.95%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (1.98%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.41%) MBA
7 4 (1.13%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.85%) PMP
9 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.28%) CISSP
10 1 (0.28%) CLAS
10 1 (0.28%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.54%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (1.69%) QA
3 3 (0.85%) MiFID
3 3 (0.85%) SLA
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 12207
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (1.69%) Hyper-V
1 6 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.41%) AirWatch
2 2 (0.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (7.63%) Microsoft
2 12 (3.39%) Apple
3 8 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (1.98%) VMware
5 5 (1.41%) Adobe
5 5 (1.41%) MobileIron
6 3 (0.85%) Cisco
6 3 (0.85%) HP
6 3 (0.85%) LANDesk
6 3 (0.85%) Progress
6 3 (0.85%) Twitter
7 2 (0.56%) Google
7 2 (0.56%) hybris
7 2 (0.56%) SAP
8 1 (0.28%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.28%) comScore
8 1 (0.28%) F5
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle
8 1 (0.28%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.28%) Solace
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