Period
to 22 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Product Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Product Management over the 6 months to 22 May 2018 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 Management
England > North West
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 186 206
Rank change year-on-year -4 +20 +14
Contract jobs citing Product Management 30 11 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.52% 0.20% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.24% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 6 23
North West median daily rate £525 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £363 £254 £300
90th Percentile £638 £588 £525
England median daily rate £500 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £36.00 £37.02 £25.74
% change year-on-year -2.76% +43.85% -66.79%

Product Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,979 4,528 6,404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.68% 83.57% 83.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,128 2,794 3,903
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £241 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £556
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 200 232
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £35.50 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.87% +19.33% +32.22%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.55 £49.58
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +8.70% +8.75%

Product Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Product Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Product Management in the North West

Product Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Product Management in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Product Management in the North West

Product Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Product Management in the North West over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Product Management in the North West

Product Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Product Management in the North West

Product Management
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Product Management within the North West region over the 6 months to 22 May 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
Manchester -13 16 £375 +45.63% 9
Lancashire - 8 £525 -
Cheshire -9 4 £525 +23.53% 7
Merseyside +15 1 - -
Product Management
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Product Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Product Management.

1 30 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (76.67%) SFIA
3 20 (66.67%) Decision-Making
4 19 (63.33%) Finance
5 18 (60.00%) PaaS
5 18 (60.00%) Project Management
6 17 (56.67%) PRINCE2
7 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
7 16 (53.33%) ITIL
7 16 (53.33%) Management Information System
7 16 (53.33%) Problem Management
7 16 (53.33%) Data Management
8 15 (50.00%) Network Design
8 15 (50.00%) Open Source
8 15 (50.00%) SaaS
9 14 (46.67%) CISM
9 14 (46.67%) CCNP
9 14 (46.67%) CCDP
9 14 (46.67%) CISSP
9 14 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (46.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 14 (46.67%) Cisco
9 14 (46.67%) Resource Management
9 14 (46.67%) Chartered Engineer
10 13 (43.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 12 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (40.00%) IT Strategy
12 11 (36.67%) Contract Management
12 11 (36.67%) CCIE
12 11 (36.67%) Degree

Product Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 3 (10.00%) Apache
1 3 (10.00%) JBoss
1 3 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.67%) Confluence
2 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (60.00%) PaaS
2 15 (50.00%) SaaS
3 5 (16.67%) IaaS
4 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (10.00%) OpenShift
5 2 (6.67%) GitHub
5 2 (6.67%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (3.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (3.33%) Office 365
6 1 (3.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) BGP
1 4 (13.33%) DHCP
1 4 (13.33%) DNS
1 4 (13.33%) Firewall
1 4 (13.33%) IP Telephony
1 4 (13.33%) Network Security
1 4 (13.33%) OSPF
1 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
1 4 (13.33%) Unified Communications
1 4 (13.33%) VPN
1 4 (13.33%) WAN
2 2 (6.67%) HTTP
3 1 (3.33%) DMARC
3 1 (3.33%) Internet
3 1 (3.33%) SMS
3 1 (3.33%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) JIRA
2 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.67%) GitLab
2 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (63.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Product Owner
3 6 (20.00%) Senior Citrix Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Lead Product Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Middleware Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Product Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Capability Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Middleware Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Agile Delivery Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Digital Product Owner
7 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior SCCM Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Windows Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Service Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) Web Services
2 5 (16.67%) Velocity
3 3 (10.00%) IBM Integration Bus
3 3 (10.00%) Middleware
4 1 (3.33%) Ajax
4 1 (3.33%) jQuery
4 1 (3.33%) JSON
4 1 (3.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (53.33%) Management Information System
2 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.67%) Clustering
4 2 (6.67%) User Experience
5 1 (3.33%) CMDB
5 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) Linux
3 3 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.67%) Unix
4 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (76.67%) SFIA
3 20 (66.67%) Decision-Making
4 18 (60.00%) Project Management
5 17 (56.67%) PRINCE2
6 16 (53.33%) Data Management
6 16 (53.33%) ITIL
6 16 (53.33%) Problem Management
7 15 (50.00%) Network Design
7 15 (50.00%) Open Source
8 14 (46.67%) Resource Management
9 12 (40.00%) IT Strategy
9 12 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (36.67%) Contract Management
11 10 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
12 9 (30.00%) Scrum
13 8 (26.67%) Acceptance Criteria
13 8 (26.67%) Line Management
13 8 (26.67%) Performance Management
13 8 (26.67%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) Ruby
2 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (3.33%) C
3 1 (3.33%) Go
3 1 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (46.67%) CCDP
1 14 (46.67%) CCNP
1 14 (46.67%) Chartered Engineer
1 14 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
1 14 (46.67%) CISM
1 14 (46.67%) CISSP
1 14 (46.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 13 (43.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 11 (36.67%) CCIE
3 11 (36.67%) Degree
4 7 (23.33%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (16.67%) APMG
6 2 (6.67%) APMP
6 2 (6.67%) CIPD
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 7 (23.33%) XenApp
1 7 (23.33%) XenDesktop
2 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.00%) Docker
3 3 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
4 2 (6.67%) VirtualBox
5 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Kubernetes
1 3 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (6.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 14 (46.67%) Cisco
3 7 (23.33%) Citrix
3 7 (23.33%) Ivanti
4 5 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 4 (13.33%) VMware
6 3 (10.00%) IBM
7 2 (6.67%) Google
7 2 (6.67%) Symantec
8 1 (3.33%) Adobe
8 1 (3.33%) Oracle
8 1 (3.33%) SAP
8 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow