Period
to 20 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Product Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 528 562 546
Rank change year-on-year +34 -16 +64
Contract jobs requiring a Product Manager 360 281 357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.31% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.33% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 210 259
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £400 £324 £334
90th Percentile £626 £650 £603
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
England median hourly rate - - £34.93
UK median hourly rate - - £34.93

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 89,089 86,235 94,819
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.91% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,169 56,831 62,686
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,867 2,565 2,875
England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.41% -1.58% +6.92%
10th Percentile £11.12 £10.75 £10.42
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £17.87 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.47% -1.58% +5.56%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +18 234 £518 +8.95% 49
South East -2 40 £514 +22.32% 22
North of England -4 35 £450 -7.22% 14
Midlands 0 27 £475 -18.10% 3
West Midlands -10 27 £475 -8.43% 1
South West +2 15 £450 +45.16% 6
Yorkshire -13 15 £488 -6.02% 7
North West -9 14 £425 +9.68% 7
East of England -6 9 £500 +19.76% 14
North East -7 6 £400 -17.10%
Product Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 217 (60.28%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (34.44%) Product Management
3 71 (19.72%) Finance
4 68 (18.89%) User Stories
5 66 (18.33%) User Experience
6 61 (16.94%) Scrum
7 60 (16.67%) Project Management
8 58 (16.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 50 (13.89%) Marketing
10 42 (11.67%) E-Commerce
11 38 (10.56%) Analytics
12 36 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 35 (9.72%) Retail
14 33 (9.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 32 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
16 26 (7.22%) Degree
17 25 (6.94%) Service Design
18 23 (6.39%) Service Delivery
18 23 (6.39%) Security Cleared
19 22 (6.11%) Office 365
20 21 (5.83%) Problem-Solving
20 21 (5.83%) JIRA
21 20 (5.56%) Microsoft
22 19 (5.28%) Open Source
23 18 (5.00%) Acceptance Criteria
23 18 (5.00%) Coaching
24 17 (4.72%) Business Intelligence
24 17 (4.72%) CRM
24 17 (4.72%) Banking
25 15 (4.17%) Agile Project Management

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 5 (1.39%) Confluence
1 5 (1.39%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.11%) CMS
3 2 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (0.56%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (1.39%) InVision
1 5 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.11%) Adobe After Effects
2 4 (1.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 4 (1.11%) Adobe Premiere
2 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.11%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.28%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
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%) 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
2 1 (0.28%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.11%) Office 365
2 14 (3.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.11%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.83%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.56%) SaaS
7 1 (0.28%) Dialogflow
7 1 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.28%) IaaS
7 1 (0.28%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.28%) PaaS
7 1 (0.28%) Serverless
7 1 (0.28%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.50%) SMS
2 4 (1.11%) Internet
2 4 (1.11%) Intranet
3 2 (0.56%) FTP
3 2 (0.56%) SWIFTNet
4 1 (0.28%) Firewall
4 1 (0.28%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.78%) Big Data
2 8 (2.22%) Power BI
3 5 (1.39%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.56%) GIS
4 2 (0.56%) SAP HANA
4 2 (0.56%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (0.28%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.28%) NuoDB
5 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.28%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (5.83%) JIRA
2 6 (1.67%) Axure RP
3 2 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.28%) Hudson
4 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.28%) Selenium
General
1 71 (19.72%) Finance
2 50 (13.89%) Marketing
3 35 (9.72%) Retail
4 17 (4.72%) Banking
5 11 (3.06%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.78%) Games
6 10 (2.78%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.22%) Digital Economy
7 8 (2.22%) Legal
7 8 (2.22%) Publishing
8 7 (1.94%) Advertising
8 7 (1.94%) Electronics
9 4 (1.11%) Billing
10 3 (0.83%) Automotive
10 3 (0.83%) Back Office
10 3 (0.83%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.83%) Polish Language
10 3 (0.83%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.83%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.28%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.06%) HTML
2 6 (1.67%) .NET
3 5 (1.39%) HTML5
3 5 (1.39%) JSON
4 4 (1.11%) AngularJS
4 4 (1.11%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.11%) RESTful
5 3 (0.83%) CSS
6 2 (0.56%) jQuery
6 2 (0.56%) Mason
6 2 (0.56%) SOAP
6 2 (0.56%) Web Services
6 2 (0.56%) XML
7 1 (0.28%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.28%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.28%) React
7 1 (0.28%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 66 (18.33%) User Experience
2 32 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 10 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.50%) Fintech
6 8 (2.22%) Over-the-Top Content
7 7 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.67%) Video on Demand
9 5 (1.39%) Blog
9 5 (1.39%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.39%) Smart Meter
9 5 (1.39%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.11%) Minimum Viable Product
10 4 (1.11%) PMI
10 4 (1.11%) Social Media
11 3 (0.83%) Analytical Mindset
11 3 (0.83%) Smart Home
11 3 (0.83%) Video Editing
12 2 (0.56%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.67%) Android
1 6 (1.67%) Windows
1 6 (1.67%) Windows 10
2 3 (0.83%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.28%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (60.28%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (34.44%) Product Management
3 68 (18.89%) User Stories
4 61 (16.94%) Scrum
5 60 (16.67%) Project Management
6 58 (16.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 42 (11.67%) E-Commerce
8 38 (10.56%) Analytics
9 36 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 33 (9.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 25 (6.94%) Service Design
12 23 (6.39%) Service Delivery
13 21 (5.83%) Problem-Solving
14 19 (5.28%) Open Source
15 18 (5.00%) Acceptance Criteria
15 18 (5.00%) Coaching
16 17 (4.72%) Business Intelligence
16 17 (4.72%) CRM
17 15 (4.17%) Agile Project Management
18 14 (3.89%) Case Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.22%) SQL
2 7 (1.94%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.56%) C++
3 2 (0.56%) Java
3 2 (0.56%) PHP
4 1 (0.28%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (7.22%) Degree
2 23 (6.39%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.39%) CTC Cleared
5 4 (1.11%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.11%) Postgraduate
6 2 (0.56%) MBA
6 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.28%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.50%) QA
2 6 (1.67%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.56%) PSD2
4 1 (0.28%) GDPR
4 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 20 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 14 (3.89%) Adobe
3 12 (3.33%) SAP
4 9 (2.50%) Google
5 5 (1.39%) CA Agile Central
6 4 (1.11%) McAfee
6 4 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.11%) Symantec
6 4 (1.11%) Tableau
7 3 (0.83%) IBM
7 3 (0.83%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.56%) Adyen
8 2 (0.56%) Capita
8 2 (0.56%) Demandware
8 2 (0.56%) ForgeRock
8 2 (0.56%) Ingenico
8 2 (0.56%) Okta
8 2 (0.56%) Omniture
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle
8 2 (0.56%) Samsung