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 27 June 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
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 66 -
Rank change year-on-year +9 -  
Contract jobs citing Product Management 3 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.47% 0.73% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.87% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £325 £431 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.63% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.73 -

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 522 687 566
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 82.20% 83.07% 77.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 480 373
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 13
Median hourly rate £14.22 £25.00 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% -47.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.16 £12.43 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £42.50 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Workflow
1 3 (50.00%) Trend Analysis
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Symmetrix DMX
2 2 (33.33%) SRDF
2 2 (33.33%) Brocade
2 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 2 (33.33%) Network Security
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) CLARiiON
2 2 (33.33%) SLA
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Dell
2 2 (33.33%) EMC
2 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) NetApp
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Escalation Management
2 2 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (33.33%) 3PAR
3 1 (16.67%) Master's Degree

Product Management
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Solr
1 1 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Network Security
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) EDRMS
2 1 (16.67%) MS Access
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
2 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Head of User Experience
3 1 (16.67%) HP Storage Architect
3 1 (16.67%) IT Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Delivery Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Storage Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) CLARiiON
2 2 (33.33%) Symmetrix DMX
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Trend Analysis
1 3 (50.00%) Workflow
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (33.33%) Escalation Management
2 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Forensics
3 1 (16.67%) Data Governance
3 1 (16.67%) Electronic Discovery Reference Model
3 1 (16.67%) Financial Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) Records Management
3 1 (16.67%) Statistics
3 1 (16.67%) Wealth Management
3 1 (16.67%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) PHP
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (16.67%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) SRDF
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) FTK
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) 3PAR
1 2 (33.33%) Brocade
1 2 (33.33%) Dell
1 2 (33.33%) EMC
1 2 (33.33%) HP
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
1 2 (33.33%) NetApp
2 1 (16.67%) Nuix