The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for PDM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PDM over the 3 months to 28 March 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 Data Management (PDM)
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 396 422 409
Rank change year-on-year +26 -13  
Contract jobs citing PDM 6 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.031% 0.018% 0.014%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.036% 0.021% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
Median daily rate £375 £583 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.62% +41.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £583 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £617 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £130 £413
% change year-on-year +226.92% -68.48%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% -2.77%  

PDM 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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 16603 18995 17642
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.16% 85.16% 81.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 11947 13727 12398
Median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 194 250
Median hourly rate £31.92 £22.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.33% +10.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.19 £12.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

PDM
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing PDM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for PDM in London

PDM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PDM in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for PDM in London

PDM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PDM in London over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PDM in London

PDM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PDM in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PDM in London

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PDM 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 London region with a requirement for PDM.

1 6 (46.15%) SQL
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
1 6 (46.15%) DevOps
2 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (38.46%) Business Transformation
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) Validation
2 5 (38.46%) QA
3 4 (30.77%) Degree
3 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) DMAIC
3 4 (30.77%) EFQM
3 4 (30.77%) ITSM
3 4 (30.77%) BPR
3 4 (30.77%) Chartered Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Performance Improvement
4 3 (23.08%) Parallel Processing
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
4 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (23.08%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Data Management
4 3 (23.08%) Performance Management
4 3 (23.08%) Greenplum
4 3 (23.08%) Netezza
4 3 (23.08%) Teradata
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Release Management
5 2 (15.38%) Data Architecture

PDM
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 1 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
1 3 (23.08%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (15.38%) DB2
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.69%) Big Data
3 1 (7.69%) Data Mart
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) ERwin
1 2 (15.38%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Business Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Architect
3 3 (23.08%) DBA
3 3 (23.08%) PostgreSQL DBA
4 2 (15.38%) Data Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Design Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) DevOps Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Security Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Telecoms Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) XBRL
2 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Replication
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) DevOps
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) Business Transformation
2 5 (38.46%) Validation
3 4 (30.77%) BPR
3 4 (30.77%) DMAIC
3 4 (30.77%) ITSM
3 4 (30.77%) Performance Improvement
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Data Management
4 3 (23.08%) Parallel Processing
4 3 (23.08%) Performance Management
4 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (15.38%) Capacity Management
5 2 (15.38%) Data Architecture
5 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Modelling
5 2 (15.38%) Logical Data Model
5 2 (15.38%) Master Data Management
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
2 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Chartered Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
1 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
2 4 (30.77%) EFQM
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) Greenplum
2 3 (23.08%) Netezza
2 3 (23.08%) Teradata
3 2 (15.38%) Informatica
3 2 (15.38%) Talend
4 1 (7.69%) JD Edwards