Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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 Management
England > North West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 180 222 207
Rank change year-on-year +42 -15 -38
Contract jobs citing Product Management 23 10 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.40% 0.15% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.18% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 60
North West median daily rate £425 £300 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.67% -27.27% +17.86%
10th Percentile £352 £224 £263
90th Percentile £765 £398 £600
England median daily rate £500 £475 £455
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
North West median hourly rate - £55.73 -
England median hourly rate £27.83 £39.63 £24.50
% change year-on-year -29.77% +61.73% -48.42%

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 4619 5702 6982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.18% 83.75% 81.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2959 3672 4232
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 167 284
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -27.92% +74.40%
10th Percentile £11.52 £11.85 £12.40
90th Percentile £52.70 £53.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 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
Manchester +22 8 £450 +50.00% 11
Cheshire - 7 £413 - 6
Lancashire +14 3 £1,050 -
Merseyside +6 3 £360 -20.00%
Product Management
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Product Management 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 North West region with a requirement for Product Management.

1 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (47.83%) Finance
3 8 (34.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (34.78%) ITIL
4 7 (30.43%) Scrum
5 6 (26.09%) SFIA
6 5 (21.74%) User Stories
6 5 (21.74%) User Experience
6 5 (21.74%) Programme Management
6 5 (21.74%) Project Management
7 4 (17.39%) Service Management
7 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
7 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
7 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
7 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
7 4 (17.39%) Degree
7 4 (17.39%) QA
7 4 (17.39%) Kanban
7 4 (17.39%) Performance Management
7 4 (17.39%) Visualisation
7 4 (17.39%) Business Process Improvement
7 4 (17.39%) Data Visualisation
7 4 (17.39%) Process Improvement
7 4 (17.39%) Service Design
8 3 (13.04%) Matrix Organization
8 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (13.04%) Mobile App
8 3 (13.04%) ITIL V3
8 3 (13.04%) Analytics
8 3 (13.04%) SCCM

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 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
1 1 (4.35%) PaaS
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) JIRA
2 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.35%) GitLab
2 1 (4.35%) IntelliJ
2 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (47.83%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Billing
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Technical Advisor
3 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Designer
3 2 (8.70%) Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Product Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Product Owner
3 2 (8.70%) SCCM Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Product Owner
3 2 (8.70%) Senior SCCM Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Billing Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Digital Product Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Mobile Product Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Pricing Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Pricing Data Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Velocity
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) Akka
2 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.35%) Ehcache
2 1 (4.35%) MyBatis
2 1 (4.35%) REST
2 1 (4.35%) SAP PI
2 1 (4.35%) Spring
2 1 (4.35%) Spring Boot
2 1 (4.35%) Spring MVC
2 1 (4.35%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) User Experience
2 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
3 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.04%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.35%) Fintech
4 1 (4.35%) NHS
4 1 (4.35%) Pricing Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
1 2 (8.70%) Windows 10
1 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) ITIL
2 8 (34.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (30.43%) Scrum
4 6 (26.09%) SFIA
5 5 (21.74%) Programme Management
5 5 (21.74%) Project Management
5 5 (21.74%) User Stories
6 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
6 4 (17.39%) Business Process Improvement
6 4 (17.39%) Data Visualisation
6 4 (17.39%) Kanban
6 4 (17.39%) Performance Management
6 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
6 4 (17.39%) Process Improvement
6 4 (17.39%) Service Design
6 4 (17.39%) Service Management
6 4 (17.39%) Visualisation
7 3 (13.04%) ITIL V3
7 3 (13.04%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Java
1 2 (8.70%) R
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) Scala
2 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
2 3 (13.04%) MBA
2 3 (13.04%) Postgraduate
3 2 (8.70%) APMG
3 2 (8.70%) CCDP
3 2 (8.70%) CCIE
3 2 (8.70%) CCNP
3 2 (8.70%) Chartered Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.70%) CISM
3 2 (8.70%) CISSP
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.35%) ECDL
4 1 (4.35%) MCSA
4 1 (4.35%) MCSE
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
2 2 (8.70%) PMO
3 1 (4.35%) Data Quality
3 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (8.70%) XenApp
1 2 (8.70%) XenDesktop
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) SAP
3 2 (8.70%) AppSense
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco
3 2 (8.70%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) Sage
4 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com