Period
to 14 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Product Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 526 544 532
Rank change year-on-year +18 -12 +113
Contract jobs requiring a Product Manager 354 331 359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.35% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.37% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 241 255
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £375 £325 £334
90th Percentile £625 £663 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
England median hourly rate £32.25 £30.00 £34.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -13.92% -
10th Percentile £31.03 £27.00 £16.49
90th Percentile £33.68 £36.15 £37.46
UK median hourly rate £32.25 £30.00 £34.85
% change year-on-year +7.50% -13.92% -

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 90,389 89,873 93,056
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.88% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,431 59,815 61,210
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,800 2,665 3,015
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +3.52% +1.46%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.89 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.78 £48.05 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 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
London +19 229 £518 +8.95% 52
South East -18 36 £425 -10.53% 16
Midlands +10 32 £475 -8.43% 3
West Midlands -9 30 £475 +5.56% 1
North of England -9 28 £450 -7.69% 4
South West -19 20 £488 +52.94% 1
Yorkshire -15 15 £475 -6.17% 3
North West -2 12 £450 +16.13% 1
East of England -2 9 £450 - 8
East Midlands +13 1 £320 -46.67% 2
North East -5 1 £400 -17.10%
Product Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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.

1 213 (60.17%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (35.31%) Product Management
3 74 (20.90%) Finance
4 70 (19.77%) User Stories
5 64 (18.08%) Scrum
6 63 (17.80%) User Experience
7 55 (15.54%) Marketing
8 53 (14.97%) Stakeholder Management
9 45 (12.71%) E-Commerce
10 44 (12.43%) Project Management
11 42 (11.86%) Retail
12 36 (10.17%) Continuous Improvement
13 35 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
14 30 (8.47%) Analytics
15 27 (7.63%) Acceptance Criteria
16 26 (7.34%) Degree
16 26 (7.34%) Security Cleared
17 25 (7.06%) Service Design
18 23 (6.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 21 (5.93%) JIRA
19 21 (5.93%) Microsoft
20 20 (5.65%) Office 365
20 20 (5.65%) Problem-Solving
21 18 (5.08%) CRM
21 18 (5.08%) Banking
22 16 (4.52%) Business Intelligence
22 16 (4.52%) Decision-Making
22 16 (4.52%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
22 16 (4.52%) Mobile App
22 16 (4.52%) Coaching

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 7 (1.98%) CMS
1 7 (1.98%) Confluence
1 7 (1.98%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (0.56%) ArcGIS
2 2 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.41%) InVision
3 5 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.13%) Adobe After Effects
4 4 (1.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (1.13%) Adobe Premiere
4 4 (1.13%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Magento
1 2 (0.56%) Shopify
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%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.65%) Office 365
2 14 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.41%) Google Analytics
4 5 (1.41%) SaaS
5 2 (0.56%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (0.56%) IaaS
5 2 (0.56%) PaaS
5 2 (0.56%) Slack
6 1 (0.28%) Apple Pay
6 1 (0.28%) Google Pay
6 1 (0.28%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.28%) Samsung Pay
6 1 (0.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.41%) SMS
2 4 (1.13%) Intranet
3 3 (0.85%) Internet
4 2 (0.56%) SWIFTNet
5 1 (0.28%) 4G
5 1 (0.28%) 5G
5 1 (0.28%) Firewall
5 1 (0.28%) Skype
5 1 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.54%) Power BI
2 5 (1.41%) Big Data
2 5 (1.41%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.56%) GIS
3 2 (0.56%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.28%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.28%) NuoDB
4 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.28%) Redis
4 1 (0.28%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 21 (5.93%) JIRA
2 6 (1.69%) Axure RP
3 4 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.56%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.28%) Hudson
5 1 (0.28%) Selenium
General
1 74 (20.90%) Finance
2 55 (15.54%) Marketing
3 42 (11.86%) Retail
4 18 (5.08%) Banking
5 12 (3.39%) Games
5 12 (3.39%) Telecoms
6 11 (3.11%) Advertising
6 11 (3.11%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.98%) Digital Economy
7 7 (1.98%) Electronics
7 7 (1.98%) Publishing
8 5 (1.41%) Legal
8 5 (1.41%) Retail Banking
9 4 (1.13%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.85%) Automotive
10 3 (0.85%) Back Office
11 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.28%) Front Office
12 1 (0.28%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.98%) .NET
1 7 (1.98%) HTML
2 5 (1.41%) ASP.NET
2 5 (1.41%) HTML5
3 4 (1.13%) AngularJS
4 3 (0.85%) RESTful
5 2 (0.56%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.56%) CSS
5 2 (0.56%) XML
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.28%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.28%) React
Miscellaneous
1 63 (17.80%) User Experience
2 35 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.52%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.54%) Fintech
4 9 (2.54%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.69%) Over-the-Top Content
5 6 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (1.69%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.41%) Blog
6 5 (1.41%) Smart Meter
6 5 (1.41%) Social Media
7 4 (1.13%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.13%) Video on Demand
8 3 (0.85%) Analytical Mindset
8 3 (0.85%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.85%) PMI
8 3 (0.85%) Video Editing
9 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.56%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 10 (2.82%) Windows
1 10 (2.82%) Windows 10
2 9 (2.54%) Android
3 5 (1.41%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.28%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (60.17%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (35.31%) Product Management
3 70 (19.77%) User Stories
4 64 (18.08%) Scrum
5 53 (14.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 45 (12.71%) E-Commerce
7 44 (12.43%) Project Management
8 36 (10.17%) Continuous Improvement
9 30 (8.47%) Analytics
10 27 (7.63%) Acceptance Criteria
11 25 (7.06%) Service Design
12 23 (6.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 20 (5.65%) Problem-Solving
14 18 (5.08%) CRM
15 16 (4.52%) Business Intelligence
15 16 (4.52%) Coaching
15 16 (4.52%) Decision-Making
15 16 (4.52%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
16 15 (4.24%) Service Delivery
16 15 (4.24%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.26%) SQL
2 2 (0.56%) C
2 2 (0.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.28%) Java
3 1 (0.28%) Python
3 1 (0.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (7.34%) Degree
1 26 (7.34%) Security Cleared
2 13 (3.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.41%) CTC Cleared
4 4 (1.13%) Postgraduate
5 3 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.85%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.56%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.28%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.28%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.28%) MBA
7 1 (0.28%) PMP
7 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.39%) QA
2 6 (1.69%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.56%) PSD2
4 1 (0.28%) GDPR
4 1 (0.28%) PMO
4 1 (0.28%) SEPA
System Software
1 3 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 21 (5.93%) Microsoft
2 14 (3.95%) Adobe
3 10 (2.82%) Google
3 10 (2.82%) SAP
4 6 (1.69%) Tableau
5 3 (0.85%) Alteryx
5 3 (0.85%) CA Agile Central
5 3 (0.85%) Omniture
5 3 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (0.85%) ServiceNow
6 2 (0.56%) Adyen
6 2 (0.56%) ATG
6 2 (0.56%) Demandware
6 2 (0.56%) ForgeRock
6 2 (0.56%) IBM
6 2 (0.56%) Ingenico
6 2 (0.56%) Okta
6 2 (0.56%) Samsung
6 2 (0.56%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.28%) Facebook