The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 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
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 382 393 428
Rank change year-on-year +11 +35  
Contract jobs citing Product Management 213 245 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.49% 0.50% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.60% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 158 150
Median daily rate £475 £480 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +7.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £301 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £629 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 3
Median hourly rate £27.16 £34.85 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.06% +43.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.44 £25.90 £22.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.36 £55.22 £24.45
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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36558 40684 41140
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.69% 83.47% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 24009 27323 26926
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 945 955 1136
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.46 £50.00
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

Product Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Product Management in England

Product Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Product Management in England

Product Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Product Management in England

Product Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Product Management in England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Product Management in England

Product Management
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
London -22 122 £500 - 60
South East +28 36 £450 -2.70% 24
West Midlands +18 15 £575 +55.93%
East Midlands -4 9 £600 - 1
North West +15 8 £360 +2.85% 11
Yorkshire +26 7 £403 -26.81% 3
East of England -4 5 £458 -9.40% 15
North East +65 4 £350 -28.93% 1
South West +1 4 - - 2
Midlands +16 3 - - 2
Product Management
UK

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

1 197 (47.13%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (27.99%) Finance
3 109 (26.08%) User Experience
4 93 (22.25%) Scrum
5 74 (17.70%) Project Management
6 70 (16.75%) Analytical Skills
7 67 (16.03%) Marketing
8 62 (14.83%) TDD
9 55 (13.16%) Java
9 55 (13.16%) Prototyping
10 53 (12.68%) Degree
11 48 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
11 48 (11.48%) Wireframes
12 46 (11.00%) User Stories
13 44 (10.53%) HTML
14 42 (10.05%) CSS
15 40 (9.57%) Banking
15 40 (9.57%) SDLC
16 37 (8.85%) E-Commerce
17 36 (8.61%) Analytics
18 35 (8.37%) REST
19 34 (8.13%) JavaScript
19 34 (8.13%) Software Engineering
19 34 (8.13%) Kanban
20 33 (7.89%) HTML5
21 32 (7.66%) Software Architecture
21 32 (7.66%) CSS3
21 32 (7.66%) Telecoms
22 31 (7.42%) SQL
22 31 (7.42%) Linux

Product Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 13 (3.11%) Apache
2 11 (2.63%) CMS
3 10 (2.39%) Drupal
4 9 (2.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (1.91%) Alfresco
5 8 (1.91%) Liferay
6 7 (1.67%) Confluence
7 5 (1.20%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.72%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.48%) Captiva
9 2 (0.48%) Documentum
9 2 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.48%) JBoss
9 2 (0.48%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.48%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.24%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.24%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 20 (4.78%) MS Visio
2 12 (2.87%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (2.63%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (2.63%) Photoshop
4 10 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (2.39%) OmniGraffle
5 8 (1.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (1.20%) InVision
7 4 (0.96%) Fireworks
7 4 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.96%) UXPin
8 2 (0.48%) Flinto
8 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
1 7 (1.67%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 4 (0.96%) Primavera
3 3 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.48%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.48%) Siebel CRM
5 1 (0.24%) Eikon
5 1 (0.24%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.74%) SaaS
2 11 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.91%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.96%) GitHub
5 4 (0.96%) Trello
6 3 (0.72%) Adobe Analytics
6 3 (0.72%) PaaS
7 2 (0.48%) IaaS
7 2 (0.48%) Office 365
8 1 (0.24%) AdWords
8 1 (0.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.24%) Heroku
8 1 (0.24%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.35%) Internet
2 9 (2.15%) Network Security
3 7 (1.67%) WAN
4 6 (1.44%) 3GPP
4 6 (1.44%) Diameter Protocol
4 6 (1.44%) SIGTRAN
4 6 (1.44%) Wireless
5 5 (1.20%) SAN
6 4 (0.96%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (0.96%) HTTP
6 4 (0.96%) IPsec
6 4 (0.96%) SMTP
6 4 (0.96%) VoIP
7 3 (0.72%) DNS
7 3 (0.72%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.72%) SSH
8 2 (0.48%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.48%) LAN
8 2 (0.48%) NFC
8 2 (0.48%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.26%) MySQL
2 20 (4.78%) NoSQL
3 17 (4.07%) MongoDB
4 14 (3.35%) Apache Cassandra
4 14 (3.35%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (2.39%) Hadoop
6 8 (1.91%) Big Data
7 6 (1.44%) SQL Server
8 4 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.48%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.48%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.48%) EDRMS
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.48%) Spark SQL
10 1 (0.24%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.24%) Geospatial Data
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.24%) Pentaho
10 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (3.35%) Axure RP
2 13 (3.11%) JIRA
3 12 (2.87%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 10 (2.39%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.67%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.96%) Dreamweaver
7 3 (0.72%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.72%) WinDbg
8 2 (0.48%) JMeter
8 2 (0.48%) Subversion
8 2 (0.48%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.24%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.24%) ERwin
9 1 (0.24%) MagicDraw
9 1 (0.24%) NuGet
9 1 (0.24%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.24%) Selenium
9 1 (0.24%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 117 (27.99%) Finance
2 67 (16.03%) Marketing
3 40 (9.57%) Banking
4 32 (7.66%) Telecoms
5 30 (7.18%) Retail
6 20 (4.78%) Legal
7 14 (3.35%) Investment Banking
8 10 (2.39%) French Language
8 10 (2.39%) Front Office
9 8 (1.91%) Advertising
10 7 (1.67%) Electronics
11 6 (1.44%) Billing
12 5 (1.20%) Manufacturing
12 5 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.96%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.96%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.72%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.72%) Games
14 3 (0.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (15.31%) Architect
2 59 (14.11%) Product Manager
3 42 (10.05%) Designer
4 35 (8.37%) Technical Architect
5 34 (8.13%) Analyst
5 34 (8.13%) Consultant
6 30 (7.18%) Business Analyst
7 27 (6.46%) UX Designer
8 25 (5.98%) Project Manager
9 24 (5.74%) Developer
10 19 (4.55%) Senior Architect
11 16 (3.83%) Senior Manager
12 15 (3.59%) Digital Product Manager
13 12 (2.87%) Product Owner
13 12 (2.87%) User Experience Architect
14 11 (2.63%) Programme Manager
15 10 (2.39%) Head of Product Management
15 10 (2.39%) Technical Specialist
16 8 (1.91%) Senior Technical Architect
16 8 (1.91%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (10.53%) HTML
2 42 (10.05%) CSS
3 35 (8.37%) REST
4 33 (7.89%) HTML5
5 32 (7.66%) CSS3
6 21 (5.02%) Ajax
7 20 (4.78%) JSON
8 17 (4.07%) Node.js
8 17 (4.07%) Web Services
9 16 (3.83%) Spring
10 13 (3.11%) AngularJS
10 13 (3.11%) Ruby on Rails
11 10 (2.39%) SOAP
12 9 (2.15%) J2EE
13 8 (1.91%) Django
13 8 (1.91%) Play Framework
13 8 (1.91%) XML
14 7 (1.67%) ActiveMQ
15 6 (1.44%) .NET
15 6 (1.44%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 109 (26.08%) User Experience
2 70 (16.75%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (6.22%) Computer Science
4 19 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 18 (4.31%) Mobile App
6 14 (3.35%) Fixed Income
7 12 (2.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 12 (2.87%) Virtual Team
8 10 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
9 9 (2.15%) RIA
10 8 (1.91%) Data Centre
10 8 (1.91%) Equities
11 6 (1.44%) Fintech
12 5 (1.20%) Interactive TV
12 5 (1.20%) SWIFT
13 4 (0.96%) CLARiiON
13 4 (0.96%) Derivative
13 4 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.96%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 31 (7.42%) Linux
2 21 (5.02%) Unix
3 16 (3.83%) Android
4 12 (2.87%) Apple iOS
5 10 (2.39%) Windows
6 4 (0.96%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.48%) Solaris
9 1 (0.24%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (47.13%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (22.25%) Scrum
3 74 (17.70%) Project Management
4 62 (14.83%) TDD
5 55 (13.16%) Prototyping
6 48 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 48 (11.48%) Wireframes
7 46 (11.00%) User Stories
8 40 (9.57%) SDLC
9 37 (8.85%) E-Commerce
10 36 (8.61%) Analytics
11 34 (8.13%) Kanban
11 34 (8.13%) Software Engineering
12 32 (7.66%) Software Architecture
13 31 (7.42%) Mentoring
14 27 (6.46%) Continuous Integration
14 27 (6.46%) Open Source
15 25 (5.98%) DevOps
16 24 (5.74%) Coaching
17 23 (5.50%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 55 (13.16%) Java
2 34 (8.13%) JavaScript
3 31 (7.42%) SQL
4 24 (5.74%) Python
5 19 (4.55%) Ruby
6 16 (3.83%) PHP
7 14 (3.35%) C#
8 9 (2.15%) Scala
9 8 (1.91%) Perl
10 6 (1.44%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.44%) C++
10 6 (1.44%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.20%) Apple Swift
11 5 (1.20%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.96%) Objective-C
12 4 (0.96%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.24%) C
13 1 (0.24%) COBOL
13 1 (0.24%) Go
13 1 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 53 (12.68%) Degree
2 21 (5.02%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.87%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.96%) MBA
6 4 (0.96%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.96%) Postgraduate
7 3 (0.72%) ISEB
7 3 (0.72%) PMP
8 2 (0.48%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.24%) APMP
9 1 (0.24%) CISA
9 1 (0.24%) CISSP
9 1 (0.24%) CSSLP
9 1 (0.24%) MCSE
9 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.24%) OCA
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.24%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.42%) QA
2 4 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.96%) SLA
3 3 (0.72%) Actionable Recommendations
3 3 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.48%) TARGET2
5 1 (0.24%) Basel II
5 1 (0.24%) Basel III
5 1 (0.24%) GxP
5 1 (0.24%) HL7
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 19770
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.24%) PMO
5 1 (0.24%) UCITS
System Software
1 5 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.96%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.96%) SRDF
2 4 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (2.15%) Ansible
2 7 (1.67%) Puppet
3 6 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.20%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.48%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.48%) FTK
6 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.24%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 29 (6.94%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.02%) Adobe
2 21 (5.02%) Oracle
3 12 (2.87%) IBM
4 11 (2.63%) CheckPoint
5 9 (2.15%) Google
6 8 (1.91%) hybris
6 8 (1.91%) OpenText
7 7 (1.67%) JD Edwards
7 7 (1.67%) Zend
8 6 (1.44%) Apple
8 6 (1.44%) ION Trading
8 6 (1.44%) SAP
8 6 (1.44%) Splunk
9 5 (1.20%) AppDynamics
9 5 (1.20%) Dynatrace
9 5 (1.20%) EMC
9 5 (1.20%) Informatica
10 4 (0.96%) Cisco
10 4 (0.96%) NetApp
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