Period
to 27 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 27 May 2018 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 80 117
Rank change year-on-year -13 +37 -10
Contract jobs citing Product Management 4 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.31% 0.090% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.11% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Cheshire median daily rate £525 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £513 £425 £313
90th Percentile £538 £425 £549
North West median daily rate £525 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +31.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,114 932 1,666
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.30% 83.44% 85.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 646 1,104
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £238 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 45 50
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.00 £30.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.33% +57.89% -2.31%
10th Percentile £10.76 £14.85 £13.00
90th Percentile £56.13 £55.00 £38.73
North West median hourly rate £22.65 £35.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -36.20% +9.23% +47.73%

Product Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Product Management in Cheshire

Product Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Product Management in Cheshire

Product Management
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 27 May 2018. 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
Knutsford - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £525 - 5
Product Management
North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Product Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Product Management.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Ruby
2 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 3 (75.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 3 (75.00%) Kanban
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) JBoss
2 3 (75.00%) Apache
2 3 (75.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (75.00%) IBM
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (75.00%) Middleware
2 3 (75.00%) Validation
2 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) PaaS
2 3 (75.00%) Process Improvement
2 3 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (75.00%) OpenShift
2 3 (75.00%) Docker
2 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (75.00%) Kubernetes
2 3 (75.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 3 (75.00%) Decision-Making
2 3 (75.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (50.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (50.00%) GitLab

Product Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (75.00%) Apache
1 3 (75.00%) JBoss
1 3 (75.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (50.00%) Confluence
2 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (75.00%) OpenShift
1 3 (75.00%) PaaS
2 2 (50.00%) GitHub
2 2 (50.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (50.00%) GitLab
2 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Middleware Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Middleware Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Delivery Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 3 (75.00%) Middleware
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 3 (75.00%) Decision-Making
2 3 (75.00%) Kanban
2 3 (75.00%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (75.00%) Process Improvement
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Validation
3 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (50.00%) Workflow
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) DevOps
4 1 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Ruby
2 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (50.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) Go
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) Perl
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Docker
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (50.00%) VirtualBox
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Kubernetes
1 3 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) IBM
1 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (50.00%) Google
2 2 (50.00%) VMware