The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Product Management
UK / Scotland
Rank - 117 112
Contract jobs citing Product Management 0 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland - 0.39% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.47% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 7
Median daily rate - £394 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +27.01%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £430 £475
% change year-on-year +27.90% -9.47%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1471 2144 2283
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.87% 83.36% 81.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 895 1197 1255
Median daily rate £390 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 40
Median hourly rate £35.50 £39.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.97% +41.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Product Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Product Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Product Management in Scotland

Product Management
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Product Management.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) User Stories
2 4 (80.00%) User Experience
2 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (80.00%) Kanban
2 4 (80.00%) Domain-Driven Design
2 4 (80.00%) Wireframes
2 4 (80.00%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Business Process Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Minimum Viable Product
4 1 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft

Product Management
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (80.00%) User Experience
2 1 (20.00%) Minimum Viable Product
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) User Stories
2 4 (80.00%) BDD
2 4 (80.00%) Domain-Driven Design
2 4 (80.00%) Kanban
2 4 (80.00%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) Wireframes
3 2 (40.00%) Business Process Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft