Period
to 17 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Product Manager was £480 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Manager
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 503 502 504
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 +153
Contract jobs requiring a Product Manager 356 367 359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.40% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.42% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 260 260
England median daily rate £480 £486 £461
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.29% +5.42% +8.53%
10th Percentile £375 £387 £337
90th Percentile £614 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £480 £489 £450
% change year-on-year -1.79% +8.61% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
England median hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +150.00% -
10th Percentile £31.05 £24.23 £12.50
90th Percentile £34.75 £36.25 £13.50
UK median hourly rate £33.75 £32.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +3.85% +150.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 86,236 87,626 85,752
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.68% 94.85% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,643 58,779 56,489
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.16%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £645 £638 £608
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,572 2,548 2,917
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +0.68% +2.08%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -2.70%

Product Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Product Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Product Manager in England

Product Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Product Manager in England

Product Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Product Manager in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Product Manager in England

Product Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Product Manager in England

Product Manager
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 Manager within the England region over the 6 months to 17 January 2019. 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
London +13 219 £519 +9.21% 51
South East -25 44 £400 -23.81% 21
Midlands +19 37 £475 +5.56% 7
West Midlands -3 31 £475 +5.56% 4
North of England -10 31 £475 -2.06% 10
Yorkshire -22 17 £475 -4.04% 3
North West 0 13 £450 +4.35% 7
East of England -1 13 £450 -8.16% 13
South West -23 12 £503 +4.42% 6
East Midlands +9 3 £320 -36.00% 3
North East -7 1 £475 -
Product Manager
UK

Product Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, Product Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Product Manager in the job title.

1 224 (62.92%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (36.52%) Product Management
3 77 (21.63%) Finance
4 71 (19.94%) User Stories
5 66 (18.54%) Scrum
6 63 (17.70%) User Experience
7 50 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 50 (14.04%) Marketing
8 48 (13.48%) E-Commerce
9 44 (12.36%) Project Management
10 42 (11.80%) Retail
11 40 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
12 35 (9.83%) JIRA
13 30 (8.43%) Analytics
13 30 (8.43%) Continuous Improvement
13 30 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
14 29 (8.15%) Banking
15 27 (7.58%) Service Design
16 24 (6.74%) Actionable Insight
16 24 (6.74%) Security Cleared
17 23 (6.46%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
18 22 (6.18%) Acceptance Criteria
19 21 (5.90%) Telecoms
20 19 (5.34%) Microsoft
20 19 (5.34%) Business Analysis
20 19 (5.34%) Decision-Making
20 19 (5.34%) Confluence
20 19 (5.34%) Mobile App
21 17 (4.78%) Coaching
22 16 (4.49%) Service Delivery

Product Manager Skill Set
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 19 (5.34%) Confluence
2 8 (2.25%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.40%) CMS
4 2 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.28%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.28%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 9 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.40%) InVision
2 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.12%) Adobe After Effects
3 4 (1.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (1.12%) Adobe Premiere
3 4 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.12%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Workfront
2 1 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.65%) Office 365
2 12 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.40%) Google Analytics
5 4 (1.12%) PaaS
5 4 (1.12%) SaaS
6 2 (0.56%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.56%) G Suite
6 2 (0.56%) IaaS
7 1 (0.28%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.28%) Serverless
7 1 (0.28%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.69%) Intranet
2 4 (1.12%) Internet
3 1 (0.28%) 4G
3 1 (0.28%) 5G
3 1 (0.28%) Broadband
3 1 (0.28%) Firewall
3 1 (0.28%) Skype
3 1 (0.28%) SMS
3 1 (0.28%) SWIFTNet
3 1 (0.28%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.28%) VoIP
3 1 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.53%) Big Data
1 9 (2.53%) Hadoop
2 5 (1.40%) Power BI
3 4 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (1.12%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.56%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.56%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.28%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.28%) GIS
6 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.28%) NuoDB
6 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.28%) Redis
6 1 (0.28%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 35 (9.83%) JIRA
2 7 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.69%) Axure RP
4 3 (0.84%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.28%) Hudson
6 1 (0.28%) Selenium
General
1 77 (21.63%) Finance
2 50 (14.04%) Marketing
3 42 (11.80%) Retail
4 29 (8.15%) Banking
5 21 (5.90%) Telecoms
6 12 (3.37%) Advertising
7 10 (2.81%) Digital Economy
7 10 (2.81%) Legal
7 10 (2.81%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.69%) Retail Banking
9 5 (1.40%) Games
10 3 (0.84%) Back Office
10 3 (0.84%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.56%) Automotive
11 2 (0.56%) Electronics
11 2 (0.56%) Law
11 2 (0.56%) Military
11 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.56%) Publishing
12 1 (0.28%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.81%) .NET
2 7 (1.97%) HTML
3 6 (1.69%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.40%) HTML5
5 4 (1.12%) AngularJS
6 3 (0.84%) CSS
7 2 (0.56%) .NET Core
7 2 (0.56%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.56%) CSLA.NET
7 2 (0.56%) WinForms
7 2 (0.56%) WPF
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.28%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.28%) React
8 1 (0.28%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 63 (17.70%) User Experience
2 40 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.34%) Mobile App
4 13 (3.65%) Fintech
5 12 (3.37%) Blog
6 9 (2.53%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.12%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.84%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (0.84%) iPad
8 3 (0.84%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.84%) Over-the-Top Content
8 3 (0.84%) PMI
8 3 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.84%) Social Media
8 3 (0.84%) Video Editing
9 2 (0.56%) EPoS
9 2 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 10 (2.81%) Windows
2 8 (2.25%) Windows 10
3 6 (1.69%) Android
4 3 (0.84%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.28%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (62.92%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (36.52%) Product Management
3 71 (19.94%) User Stories
4 66 (18.54%) Scrum
5 50 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 48 (13.48%) E-Commerce
7 44 (12.36%) Project Management
8 30 (8.43%) Analytics
8 30 (8.43%) Continuous Improvement
8 30 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
9 27 (7.58%) Service Design
10 24 (6.74%) Actionable Insight
11 23 (6.46%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
12 22 (6.18%) Acceptance Criteria
13 19 (5.34%) Business Analysis
13 19 (5.34%) Decision-Making
14 17 (4.78%) Coaching
15 16 (4.49%) DevOps
15 16 (4.49%) Service Delivery
15 16 (4.49%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.37%) SQL
2 4 (1.12%) C
3 3 (0.84%) Java
4 2 (0.56%) Ruby
5 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.28%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (6.74%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.21%) Degree
3 9 (2.53%) BPSS Clearance
3 9 (2.53%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.69%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (0.84%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.84%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.56%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.56%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.56%) Postgraduate
6 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.28%) CBAP
7 1 (0.28%) IIBA
7 1 (0.28%) ISEB
7 1 (0.28%) PMP
7 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.65%) QA
2 8 (2.25%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.40%) PMO
4 3 (0.84%) PSD2
5 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.28%) SEPA
System Software
1 3 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 19 (5.34%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.65%) Adobe
2 13 (3.65%) Google
3 9 (2.53%) Tableau
4 6 (1.69%) CA Agile Central
5 5 (1.40%) SAP
6 4 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.84%) Alteryx
7 3 (0.84%) Omniture
7 3 (0.84%) Oracle
8 2 (0.56%) ATG
8 2 (0.56%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.56%) Citrix
8 2 (0.56%) DoubleClick
8 2 (0.56%) GUPTA
8 2 (0.56%) IBM
8 2 (0.56%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.28%) BMC
9 1 (0.28%) CA
9 1 (0.28%) Red Hat