Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Product Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 534 534 644
Rank change year-on-year 0 +110 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Product Manager 341 353 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.36% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.38% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 248 163
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.50% +5.94% -
10th Percentile £340 £325 £313
90th Percentile £655 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
England median hourly rate £32.50 £34.85 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.74% - -
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £34.85 -
% change year-on-year -6.74% - -

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 89936 92818 97863
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59957 61108 63299
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2672 2997 3790
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -51 208 £475 +5.56% 54
South East +10 51 £475 - 14
North of England +65 29 £488 +8.33% 20
East of England +3 26 £450 +7.78% 3
Yorkshire +21 18 £506 +6.58% 5
South West +21 15 £356 - 5
Midlands +21 13 £519 +1.22% 6
West Midlands +21 10 £450 -12.20% 5
North East +65 6 £483 +16.97%
North West +12 5 £388 -31.11% 15
East Midlands - 2 £600 - 1
Product Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Product Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Product Manager in the job title.

1 222 (65.10%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (27.57%) Product Management
3 75 (21.99%) Scrum
4 71 (20.82%) User Experience
5 69 (20.23%) Finance
6 65 (19.06%) User Stories
7 54 (15.84%) Project Management
8 53 (15.54%) Marketing
9 46 (13.49%) Analytics
10 43 (12.61%) Stakeholder Management
11 40 (11.73%) E-Commerce
12 37 (10.85%) Retail
13 36 (10.56%) Security Cleared
14 35 (10.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 32 (9.38%) PRINCE2
16 29 (8.50%) Service Design
17 28 (8.21%) Change Management
17 28 (8.21%) SC Cleared
18 27 (7.92%) JIRA
18 27 (7.92%) Mobile App
19 26 (7.62%) Kanban
20 25 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
21 24 (7.04%) DevOps
22 21 (6.16%) Open Source
22 21 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
23 20 (5.87%) Service Delivery
23 20 (5.87%) Telecoms
23 20 (5.87%) Waterfall
23 20 (5.87%) Actionable Insight
24 18 (5.28%) 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 7 (2.05%) CMS
2 6 (1.76%) Confluence
3 5 (1.47%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.88%) Apache
4 3 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.59%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (1.47%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.88%) Chatbot
3 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.59%) InVision
4 2 (0.59%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.29%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.29%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.29%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Bloomberg TOMS
1 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.29%) Magento
1 1 (0.29%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 1 (0.29%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.47%) SaaS
3 4 (1.17%) Adobe Analytics
4 3 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.88%) Dialogflow
4 3 (0.88%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.88%) IaaS
5 2 (0.59%) Office 365
5 2 (0.59%) PaaS
6 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.29%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.29%) G Suite
6 1 (0.29%) Lucidchart
6 1 (0.29%) Trello
6 1 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.76%) SMS
2 5 (1.47%) Ethernet
2 5 (1.47%) SDH
3 4 (1.17%) MPLS
4 3 (0.88%) DWDM
4 3 (0.88%) VPLS
4 3 (0.88%) VPN
5 2 (0.59%) Broadband
5 2 (0.59%) GSM
5 2 (0.59%) Internet
5 2 (0.59%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.64%) Power BI
2 5 (1.47%) Big Data
3 2 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.59%) GIS
3 2 (0.59%) Neo4j
4 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.29%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 27 (7.92%) JIRA
2 2 (0.59%) Axure RP
General
1 69 (20.23%) Finance
2 53 (15.54%) Marketing
3 37 (10.85%) Retail
4 20 (5.87%) Telecoms
5 15 (4.40%) Banking
6 11 (3.23%) Advertising
6 11 (3.23%) Law
7 10 (2.93%) Digital Economy
8 9 (2.64%) Manufacturing
9 8 (2.35%) Electronics
9 8 (2.35%) Legal
10 6 (1.76%) Games
10 6 (1.76%) Publishing
11 4 (1.17%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.59%) Front Office
12 2 (0.59%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.59%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.29%) Back Office
13 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.17%) REST
2 3 (0.88%) Django
2 3 (0.88%) HTML
2 3 (0.88%) MXNet
2 3 (0.88%) Natural Language Processing
2 3 (0.88%) TensorFlow
2 3 (0.88%) Theano
2 3 (0.88%) XML
3 2 (0.59%) CSS
3 2 (0.59%) Kafka
3 2 (0.59%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (0.59%) Web Services
4 1 (0.29%) .NET
4 1 (0.29%) EDI
4 1 (0.29%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.29%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.29%) HTML5
4 1 (0.29%) Middleware
4 1 (0.29%) OAuth
4 1 (0.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 71 (20.82%) User Experience
2 27 (7.92%) Mobile App
3 25 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.64%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (2.35%) Social Media
6 7 (2.05%) Minimum Viable Product
7 6 (1.76%) Fintech
8 5 (1.47%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.47%) Over-the-Top Content
9 4 (1.17%) Blog
9 4 (1.17%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (1.17%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.17%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.17%) NHS
10 3 (0.88%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.88%) Video on Demand
11 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.59%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.05%) Android
2 6 (1.76%) Apple iOS
3 3 (0.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (65.10%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (27.57%) Product Management
3 75 (21.99%) Scrum
4 65 (19.06%) User Stories
5 54 (15.84%) Project Management
6 46 (13.49%) Analytics
7 43 (12.61%) Stakeholder Management
8 40 (11.73%) E-Commerce
9 35 (10.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 32 (9.38%) PRINCE2
11 29 (8.50%) Service Design
12 28 (8.21%) Change Management
13 26 (7.62%) Kanban
14 24 (7.04%) DevOps
15 21 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
15 21 (6.16%) Open Source
16 20 (5.87%) Actionable Insight
16 20 (5.87%) Service Delivery
16 20 (5.87%) Waterfall
17 18 (5.28%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.47%) Python
2 4 (1.17%) Java
3 3 (0.88%) C#
3 3 (0.88%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.59%) PHP
5 1 (0.29%) C
5 1 (0.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (10.56%) Security Cleared
2 28 (8.21%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.11%) Degree
4 12 (3.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 8 (2.35%) CEH
5 8 (2.35%) CISSP
5 8 (2.35%) CSSLP
6 6 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.47%) MBA
8 3 (0.88%) APMP
8 3 (0.88%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.88%) ISEB
8 3 (0.88%) PMP
9 1 (0.29%) CFA
9 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.52%) GDPR
2 10 (2.93%) QA
3 9 (2.64%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (1.17%) PMO
6 3 (0.88%) MiFID
7 1 (0.29%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.29%) EMIR
7 1 (0.29%) P3O
7 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.29%) UCITS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.29%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 16 (4.69%) Microsoft
2 10 (2.93%) SAP
3 8 (2.35%) Adobe
3 8 (2.35%) Google
4 6 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.47%) Oracle
6 4 (1.17%) ATG
6 4 (1.17%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.17%) Coverity
6 4 (1.17%) hybris
6 4 (1.17%) Synopsys
7 3 (0.88%) Bloomberg
7 3 (0.88%) ION Trading
7 3 (0.88%) Progress
7 3 (0.88%) Tradeweb
8 2 (0.59%) Cisco
8 2 (0.59%) Facebook
8 2 (0.59%) IBM
9 1 (0.29%) Omniture
9 1 (0.29%) Reuters