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 3 months to 29 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 Management
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 69 73
Rank change year-on-year +17 +4  
Contract jobs citing Product Management 7 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.06% 0.30% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 0.38% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
Median daily rate £423 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.74% +4.24%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £473 £475
% change year-on-year +16.40% -0.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £77.50

Product Management 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 Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 525 789 724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.79% 77.66% 71.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 425 404
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 13
Median hourly rate £17.59 £38.75 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.60% +43.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.35 £18.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.33 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Product Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

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

Product Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Product Management in Reading over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Product Management in Reading

Product Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Product Management in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 9 (56.25%) Mentoring
2 7 (43.75%) Public Cloud
2 7 (43.75%) Patch Management
2 7 (43.75%) Load Balancing
2 7 (43.75%) QA
2 7 (43.75%) Problem Management
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) SMTP
2 7 (43.75%) HTTP
2 7 (43.75%) DNS
2 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 6 (37.50%) Project Management
3 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) Service Management
4 4 (25.00%) Scrum
4 4 (25.00%) Client/Server
5 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
5 3 (18.75%) B2B
5 3 (18.75%) Linux
5 3 (18.75%) Python
5 3 (18.75%) Web Services
5 3 (18.75%) SSH
5 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (18.75%) Competitor Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Market Research
5 3 (18.75%) Big Data
5 3 (18.75%) PowerShell

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:

Applications
1 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) DNS
1 7 (43.75%) HTTP
1 7 (43.75%) SMTP
2 3 (18.75%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Big Data
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Product Manager
2 5 (31.25%) AWS Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Software Product Manager
5 2 (12.50%) AWS DevOps
5 2 (12.50%) Platform Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Product Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Technical Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Software Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Product Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Public Cloud
2 4 (25.00%) Client/Server
3 3 (18.75%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
1 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Mentoring
2 7 (43.75%) Load Balancing
2 7 (43.75%) Patch Management
2 7 (43.75%) Problem Management
3 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) Project Management
4 4 (25.00%) Scrum
4 4 (25.00%) Service Management
5 3 (18.75%) B2B
5 3 (18.75%) Competitor Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) DevOps
5 3 (18.75%) Market Research
5 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 2 (12.50%) Software Delivery
7 1 (6.25%) Business Development
7 1 (6.25%) Line Management
7 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
7 1 (6.25%) Test Management
7 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
1 3 (18.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) QA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft