The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Product Management
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 53 57 59
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2  
Contract jobs citing Product Management 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.63% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £425 £600 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.16% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £434 £475
% change year-on-year +26.80% -8.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 514 526 568
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 80.94% 81.55% 76.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 329 359
Median daily rate £421 £376 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.18% +0.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 17
Median hourly rate £14.63 £17.95 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.52% +5.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.63 £8.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £39.60 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Product Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

Product Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Product Management in Birmingham

Product Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Product Management in Birmingham over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Product Management in Birmingham

Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Product Management.

1 4 (66.67%) Migration
1 4 (66.67%) Network Security
2 3 (50.00%) Symmetrix DMX
2 3 (50.00%) SRDF
2 3 (50.00%) 3PAR
2 3 (50.00%) Trend Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (50.00%) Escalation Management
2 3 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (50.00%) CLARiiON
2 3 (50.00%) Brocade
2 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) SLA
2 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) Dell
2 3 (50.00%) EMC
2 3 (50.00%) SAN
2 3 (50.00%) NetApp
2 3 (50.00%) Change Management
2 3 (50.00%) Workflow
3 2 (33.33%) Electronics
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Analytics

Product Management
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Network Security
2 3 (50.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (33.33%) Electronics
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) HP Storage Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Storage Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Database Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Product Manager
3 1 (16.67%) EMC Storage Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Product Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum Master
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (50.00%) CLARiiON
1 3 (50.00%) Symmetrix DMX
2 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Change Management
2 3 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (50.00%) Escalation Management
2 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (50.00%) Trend Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) Workflow
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) SRDF
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) 3PAR
1 3 (50.00%) Brocade
1 3 (50.00%) Dell
1 3 (50.00%) EMC
1 3 (50.00%) HP
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
1 3 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Teradata