The median contractor rate for a Product Manager was £530 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Manager
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 78 72
Rank change year-on-year +24 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Product Manager 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.45% 0.098% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.11% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £530 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -8.42% +11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 611 942 968
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 92.44% 92.26% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 518 518
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 29 30
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.13 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

Product Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading that featured Product Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Product Manager in Reading

Product Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Product Manager in Reading

Product Manager Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, Product Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region featuring Product Manager in the job title.

1 6 (60.00%) Product Management
2 5 (50.00%) B2B
3 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (40.00%) Competitor Analysis
3 4 (40.00%) Market Research
3 4 (40.00%) Big Data
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (20.00%) Marketing
5 2 (20.00%) Business Development
5 2 (20.00%) Financial Institution
5 2 (20.00%) User Experience
5 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
6 1 (10.00%) JIRA
6 1 (10.00%) Data Analytics
6 1 (10.00%) Analytics
6 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (10.00%) Workflow
6 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (10.00%) WAN
6 1 (10.00%) VPN
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) Huawei
6 1 (10.00%) Scrum

Product Manager Skill Set
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 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) VPN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Financial Institution
2 2 (20.00%) Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Product Management
2 5 (50.00%) B2B
3 4 (40.00%) Competitor Analysis
3 4 (40.00%) Market Research
3 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (20.00%) Business Development
5 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
6 1 (10.00%) Analytics
6 1 (10.00%) Data Analytics
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) Scrum
6 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Huawei