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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 117 119
Rank change year-on-year +28 +2  
Contract jobs citing Product Management 10 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.55% 0.40% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.50% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 11
Median daily rate £438 £525 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +31.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £418 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £535 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £473 £475
% change year-on-year +16.40% -0.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £77.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £77.50

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1469 1996 2209
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.32% 80.32% 74.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 1032 1155
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £285 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 48 55
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.15% -30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Product Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Product Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 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
Reading +17 7 £423 -1.74% 2
Maidenhead - 1 £525 - 2
Product Management
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 9 (39.13%) Mentoring
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) Load Balancing
3 7 (30.43%) QA
3 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
3 7 (30.43%) SMTP
3 7 (30.43%) HTTP
3 7 (30.43%) DNS
3 7 (30.43%) Windows
3 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 7 (30.43%) Project Management
3 7 (30.43%) Public Cloud
3 7 (30.43%) Patch Management
3 7 (30.43%) Problem Management
3 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (26.09%) Service Management
5 5 (21.74%) Finance
6 4 (17.39%) Manufacturing
6 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (17.39%) Scrum
6 4 (17.39%) Marketing
6 4 (17.39%) Client/Server
7 3 (13.04%) Web Services
7 3 (13.04%) Linux
7 3 (13.04%) Python
7 3 (13.04%) B2B
7 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
7 3 (13.04%) Competitor Analysis
7 3 (13.04%) SSH

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:

Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (8.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) DNS
1 7 (30.43%) HTTP
1 7 (30.43%) SMTP
2 3 (13.04%) SSH
3 2 (8.70%) IP Telephony
3 2 (8.70%) LAN
3 2 (8.70%) Skype
3 2 (8.70%) Wireless
3 2 (8.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Big Data
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Manufacturing
2 4 (17.39%) Marketing
3 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
4 2 (8.70%) Electronics
4 2 (8.70%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (8.70%) Retail
5 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
5 1 (4.35%) Games
5 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Product Manager
2 5 (21.74%) AWS Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Software Product Manager
5 2 (8.70%) AWS DevOps
5 2 (8.70%) Junior
5 2 (8.70%) Junior Product Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Platform Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Development Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Development Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Account Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Public Cloud
2 4 (17.39%) Client/Server
3 3 (13.04%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
4 2 (8.70%) User Experience
5 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Windows
1 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Mentoring
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) Load Balancing
3 7 (30.43%) Patch Management
3 7 (30.43%) Problem Management
3 7 (30.43%) Project Management
4 6 (26.09%) Service Management
5 4 (17.39%) Scrum
5 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (13.04%) B2B
6 3 (13.04%) Competitor Analysis
6 3 (13.04%) DevOps
6 3 (13.04%) Market Research
7 2 (8.70%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (8.70%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (8.70%) PLM
7 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
7 2 (8.70%) SDLC
7 2 (8.70%) Software Delivery
7 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
1 3 (13.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
1 2 (8.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) QA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Avaya
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco
2 2 (8.70%) EMC
2 2 (8.70%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) SAP