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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Product Manager
Rank 442 529 518
Rank change year-on-year
+87 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Product Manager 199 135 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.25% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 91 78
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £458 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+14.37% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 - -
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
49823 54841 54102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.61% 94.99% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 32593 35082 33109
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1682 2085 2162
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.40 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +69 183 £470 +10.58% 83
London +75 138 £450 - 50
South East +9 29 £475 +26.66% 13
City of London +33 14 £519 -11.70% 10
Wales - 12 £425 - 1
South Wales - 11 £438 - 1
Yorkshire +22 9 £425 +21.42% 3
West Sussex +2 9 £470 +34.28% 1
Worthing - 9 £470 -
Berkshire -4 8 £475 +16.20% 3
West Yorkshire +15 7 £450 +28.57% 3
Leeds +15 7 £450 +28.57% 3
Newport - 7 £450 -
West Midlands -16 4 £525 +22.09% 3
Oxford - 4 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 4 - - 2
South Yorkshire - 3 £463 -
Sheffield - 3 £463 -
Hampshire +14 2 £525 +50.00% 3
Reading +12 2 - - 1
Scotland +5 2 £354 +17.91% 1
Hayes - 2 £475 -
Edinburgh - 2 £354 - 1
Coventry - 2 £519 -
Cardiff - 2 £363 -
Brighton - 2 £525 -
East Sussex - 2 £525 -
Docklands, London - 2 - -
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +23 1 - - 3

Product Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 241 (63.25%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (26.77%) Product Management
3 95 (24.93%) User Experience
4 80 (21.00%) Scrum
5 73 (19.16%) Project Management
6 72 (18.90%) Finance
7 69 (18.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 66 (17.32%) Marketing
9 55 (14.44%) Service Design
10 39 (10.24%) Analytics
11 38 (9.97%) E-Commerce
12 35 (9.19%) User Stories
13 33 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
13 33 (8.66%) Banking
14 32 (8.40%) Continuous Improvement
15 28 (7.35%) Agile Project Management
16 27 (7.09%) Mobile App
16 27 (7.09%) Publishing
17 23 (6.04%) Telecoms
17 23 (6.04%) Matrix Organization
18 22 (5.77%) Retail
18 22 (5.77%) Service Delivery
18 22 (5.77%) Microsoft
19 20 (5.25%) Degree
20 18 (4.72%) Business Analysis
20 18 (4.72%) Customer Insight
20 18 (4.72%) Actionable Insight
21 17 (4.46%) Open Source
21 17 (4.46%) Product Marketing
21 17 (4.46%) CRM

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 7 (1.84%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.31%) CMS
2 5 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (1.05%) Drupal
3 4 (1.05%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.79%) Facebook Platform
5 2 (0.52%) SAS
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.26%) Confluence
6 1 (0.26%) FileNet
6 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (3.67%) MS Office
2 10 (2.62%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) Open Workbench
4 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.05%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.26%) Summit
3 1 (0.26%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.36%) Office 365
2 8 (2.10%) SaaS
3 5 (1.31%) IaaS
4 4 (1.05%) Google Analytics
4 4 (1.05%) Yammer
5 3 (0.79%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.36%) Internet
2 5 (1.31%) Broadband
3 4 (1.05%) Ethernet
3 4 (1.05%) VPN
4 3 (0.79%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.79%) Network Security
5 2 (0.52%) FTP
5 2 (0.52%) Intranet
5 2 (0.52%) LAN
5 2 (0.52%) MPLS
5 2 (0.52%) Wireless
6 1 (0.26%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.26%) DOCSIS
6 1 (0.26%) DSLAM
6 1 (0.26%) Firewall
6 1 (0.26%) NFC
6 1 (0.26%) PSTN
6 1 (0.26%) S/MIME
6 1 (0.26%) Softphone
6 1 (0.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.79%) Big Data
2 1 (0.26%) Apache Hive
2 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.26%) Mixpanel
2 1 (0.26%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (0.26%) PowerCenter
2 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (2.10%) JIRA
2 2 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.26%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (0.26%) VersionOne
General
1 72 (18.90%) Finance
2 66 (17.32%) Marketing
3 33 (8.66%) Banking
4 27 (7.09%) Publishing
5 23 (6.04%) Telecoms
6 22 (5.77%) Retail
7 14 (3.67%) Legal
8 10 (2.62%) Front Office
9 9 (2.36%) Electronics
10 8 (2.10%) Games
11 6 (1.57%) Automotive
12 5 (1.31%) Investment Banking
12 5 (1.31%) Manufacturing
13 4 (1.05%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.79%) Law
15 2 (0.52%) Advertising
15 2 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.26%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.57%) Velocity
2 3 (0.79%) .NET
2 3 (0.79%) RESTful
3 1 (0.26%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.26%) HTML
3 1 (0.26%) J2EE
3 1 (0.26%) JMS
3 1 (0.26%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 95 (24.93%) User Experience
2 33 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (7.09%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.36%) Tandem
5 6 (1.57%) Video on Demand
6 5 (1.31%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.31%) Digital Media
6 5 (1.31%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.05%) e-Learning
7 4 (1.05%) Social Media
8 3 (0.79%) Artificial Intelligence
8 3 (0.79%) CMDB
8 3 (0.79%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (0.79%) Statistics
8 3 (0.79%) Video Editing
9 2 (0.52%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.52%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.52%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.52%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.57%) Android
2 5 (1.31%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.05%) Windows
4 1 (0.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (63.25%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (26.77%) Product Management
3 80 (21.00%) Scrum
4 73 (19.16%) Project Management
5 69 (18.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 55 (14.44%) Service Design
7 39 (10.24%) Analytics
8 38 (9.97%) E-Commerce
9 35 (9.19%) User Stories
10 32 (8.40%) Continuous Improvement
11 28 (7.35%) Agile Project Management
12 23 (6.04%) Matrix Organization
13 22 (5.77%) Service Delivery
14 18 (4.72%) Actionable Insight
14 18 (4.72%) Business Analysis
14 18 (4.72%) Customer Insight
15 17 (4.46%) CRM
15 17 (4.46%) Open Source
15 17 (4.46%) Product Marketing
16 16 (4.20%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.05%) C
2 3 (0.79%) Java
2 3 (0.79%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.52%) PHP
3 2 (0.52%) SQL
4 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.26%) VB
4 1 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (5.25%) Degree
2 16 (4.20%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.89%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (2.36%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.57%) MBA
6 2 (0.52%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.26%) CISSP
7 1 (0.26%) CLAS
7 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.26%) ISEB
7 1 (0.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.41%) QA
2 12 (3.15%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.84%) SLA
4 2 (0.52%) MiFID
5 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (0.52%) Hyper-V
1 2 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.79%) SCCM
2 1 (0.26%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.26%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 22 (5.77%) Microsoft
2 7 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (1.05%) Adobe
3 4 (1.05%) Apple
3 4 (1.05%) Google
3 4 (1.05%) SAP
4 3 (0.79%) Facebook
4 3 (0.79%) HP
4 3 (0.79%) hybris
4 3 (0.79%) LANDesk
4 3 (0.79%) VMware
5 2 (0.52%) Atlassian
5 2 (0.52%) Cisco
5 2 (0.52%) comScore
5 2 (0.52%) Progress
5 2 (0.52%) Twitter
6 1 (0.26%) Citrix
6 1 (0.26%) Ericsson
6 1 (0.26%) IBM
6 1 (0.26%) Murex
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