Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 21 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 89 101
Rank change year-on-year +3 +12 0
Contract jobs citing Product Management 4 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.31% 0.54% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.68% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 4
Reading median daily rate £475 £513 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.32% +34.87% -39.20%
10th Percentile £425 £424 £328
90th Percentile £560 £588 £547
Berkshire median daily rate £444 £450 £444
% change year-on-year -1.39% +1.41% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Reading median hourly rate - - £43.50
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £43.00

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 Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1051 1176 1485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 82.43% 79.89% 77.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 613 921
Reading median daily rate £409 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.19% - -
10th Percentile £275 £228 £238
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 47 82
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.78% -27.18% +81.02%
10th Percentile £10.75 £14.25 £15.03
90th Percentile £35.00 £55.00 £46.62
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.75 £30.45
% change year-on-year -18.31% -41.71% +77.45%

Product Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Product Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Product Management in Reading

Product Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Product Management in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 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 Reading region with a requirement for Product Management.

1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) J2EE
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Apache
2 2 (50.00%) 3GPP
2 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (50.00%) Billing
2 2 (50.00%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (50.00%) Spring
2 2 (50.00%) Requirements Management
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (50.00%) SIGTRAN
2 2 (50.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (50.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 2 (50.00%) Post-Production
2 2 (50.00%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall

Product Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 2 (50.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) 3GPP
1 2 (50.00%) Diameter Protocol
1 2 (50.00%) SIGTRAN
2 1 (25.00%) DOCSIS
2 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
General
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) Billing
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Java Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (50.00%) J2EE
1 2 (50.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (50.00%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (25.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Open Source
1 2 (50.00%) Post-Production
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (50.00%) Requirements Management
1 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree