Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Product Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Product Management over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Product Management
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 149 143
Rank change year-on-year +1 -6 +28
Contract jobs citing Product Management 21 18 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.51% 0.42% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.51% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 18
Berkshire median daily rate £444 £450 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.39% +1.41% +4.41%
10th Percentile £413 £347 £324
90th Percentile £564 £588 £563
South East median daily rate £525 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +16.67% +12.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £43.00
South East median hourly rate - £59.31 £43.00
% change year-on-year - +37.93% -

Product Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3436 3502 3914
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.60% 81.39% 78.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1791 1883 2160
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £227
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 133 179
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -41.67% +74.83%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.30 £13.40
90th Percentile £39.58 £48.50 £44.00
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.60
% change year-on-year -14.02% +0.56% +52.00%

Product Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Product Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Product Management in Berkshire

Product Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Product Management in Berkshire

Product Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Product Management in Berkshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Product Management in Berkshire

Product Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Product Management in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Product Management in Berkshire

Product Management
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Product Management within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +3 4 £475 -7.32% 2
Bracknell - 2 £525 - 3
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £438 -
Product Management
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Product Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Product Management.

1 8 (38.10%) Telecoms
1 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) Billing
2 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (23.81%) People Management
3 4 (19.05%) Mentoring
3 4 (19.05%) User Experience
3 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (19.05%) Java
3 4 (19.05%) Network Design
4 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 3 (14.29%) Finance
4 3 (14.29%) Service Design
4 3 (14.29%) Virtual Team
5 2 (9.52%) Post-Production
5 2 (9.52%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (9.52%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (9.52%) Software Delivery
5 2 (9.52%) DevOps
5 2 (9.52%) Data Privacy
5 2 (9.52%) Migration
5 2 (9.52%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (9.52%) TDD
5 2 (9.52%) Change Management
5 2 (9.52%) Scrum
5 2 (9.52%) C++
5 2 (9.52%) SQL
5 2 (9.52%) .NET
5 2 (9.52%) J2EE
5 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2

Product Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (9.52%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) 3GPP
1 2 (9.52%) Diameter Protocol
1 2 (9.52%) SIGTRAN
2 1 (4.76%) DOCSIS
2 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 8 (38.10%) Telecoms
2 5 (23.81%) Billing
3 3 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (4.76%) German Language
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Consultant
1 4 (19.05%) Operations Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Author
2 3 (14.29%) Designer
2 3 (14.29%) Technical Author
3 2 (9.52%) Java Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Management Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Product Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Product Management Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Product Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Reward Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Telecoms Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Development Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Head of Development
4 1 (4.76%) Programme Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Development Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
1 2 (9.52%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (9.52%) J2EE
1 2 (9.52%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (19.05%) User Experience
2 3 (14.29%) Virtual Team
3 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.52%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (4.76%) IVR
4 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
1 2 (9.52%) Unix
2 1 (4.76%) Android
2 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) People Management
2 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (19.05%) Mentoring
3 4 (19.05%) Network Design
4 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 3 (14.29%) Service Design
5 2 (9.52%) BDD
5 2 (9.52%) Change Management
5 2 (9.52%) Data Privacy
5 2 (9.52%) DevOps
5 2 (9.52%) Migration
5 2 (9.52%) Post-Production
5 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
5 2 (9.52%) Requirements Management
5 2 (9.52%) Resource Management
5 2 (9.52%) Scrum
5 2 (9.52%) Software Delivery
5 2 (9.52%) TDD
5 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Java
2 2 (9.52%) C++
2 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree