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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 67 68
Rank change year-on-year +16 +1  
Contract jobs citing Product Management 5 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.87% 0.23% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 0.29% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
Median daily rate £450 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.73% +4.54%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £441 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -1.94% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.73 -

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 458 698 648
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.38% 79.59% 77.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 942 1583 1086
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £213 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £530 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 68 43
Median hourly rate £29.75 £19.81 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.21% -8.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £18.81 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £36.61 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 28 June 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 7 (58.33%) Linux
1 7 (58.33%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (50.00%) Degree
3 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
4 4 (33.33%) Open Source
4 4 (33.33%) NoSQL
4 4 (33.33%) Diameter Protocol
4 4 (33.33%) Requirements Management
4 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 4 (33.33%) SIGTRAN
4 4 (33.33%) Apache
4 4 (33.33%) Unix
4 4 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) J2EE
4 4 (33.33%) 3GPP
4 4 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) Billing
4 4 (33.33%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (33.33%) Migration
4 4 (33.33%) Spring
4 4 (33.33%) Post-Production
5 3 (25.00%) SSH
5 3 (25.00%) SMTP
5 3 (25.00%) HTTP
5 3 (25.00%) DNS

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 4 (33.33%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) 3GPP
1 4 (33.33%) Diameter Protocol
1 4 (33.33%) SIGTRAN
2 3 (25.00%) DNS
2 3 (25.00%) HTTP
2 3 (25.00%) SMTP
2 3 (25.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) NoSQL
General
1 4 (33.33%) Billing
1 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Consultant
1 4 (33.33%) Java Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 1 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) PowerShell Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Product Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Product Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Technical Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Product Manager
3 1 (8.33%) User Experience Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) ActiveMQ
1 4 (33.33%) J2EE
1 4 (33.33%) Spring
2 3 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 3 (25.00%) Public Cloud
4 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Unix
3 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Migration
2 4 (33.33%) Open Source
2 4 (33.33%) Post-Production
2 4 (33.33%) Requirements Management
2 4 (33.33%) Scrum
2 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (25.00%) Patch Management
3 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (25.00%) Task Automation
4 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) SDLC
4 2 (16.67%) Test Management
5 1 (8.33%) Business Development
5 1 (8.33%) DevOps
5 1 (8.33%) Line Management
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
1 4 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft