The table below looks at the statistics for Product Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Product Management over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Product Management
Rank 65 - 48
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Product Management 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.41% - 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% - 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£500 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +20.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Product Management
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
515 418 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 70.55% 71.21% 67.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 282 239
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 6
Average hourly rate £23.75 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £10.63 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £21.60 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Product Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Product Management across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Product Management Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Product Management
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Product Management across the Wales region.

Product Management Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Product Management
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Product Management within the Wales region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. 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
South Wales - 2 £500 - 3
West Wales - - - -
Product Management
UK

Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing Product Management also 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 that cited Product Management.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) User Stories
3 3 (60.00%) Java
3 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (60.00%) Ruby
4 2 (40.00%) C#
4 2 (40.00%) Refactoring
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (20.00%) HTML
5 1 (20.00%) MySQL
5 1 (20.00%) MS Project
5 1 (20.00%) CSS
5 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (20.00%) Project Management
5 1 (20.00%) Change Management
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (20.00%) Ajax
5 1 (20.00%) Strategic Management
5 1 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (20.00%) JSON

Product Management
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing Product Management also 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 that cited Product Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Project
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Coach
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) Ajax
1 1 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (20.00%) JSON
1 1 (20.00%) Velocity
1 1 (20.00%) Django
1 1 (20.00%) HTML5
1 1 (20.00%) REST
1 1 (20.00%) CSS3
1 1 (20.00%) Play Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) User Stories
3 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (40.00%) Refactoring
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (20.00%) Time Management
5 1 (20.00%) Kanban
5 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (20.00%) Strategic Management
5 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (20.00%) Project Management
5 1 (20.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) Ruby
2 2 (40.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared