Period
to 22 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Product Manager was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 July 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
England > South East
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 328 343 342
Rank change year-on-year +15 -1 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Product Manager 34 50 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.21% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.28% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 26 31
South East median daily rate £415 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.63% +5.56% +15.38%
10th Percentile £310 £330 £338
90th Percentile £542 £588 £520
England median daily rate £475 £480 £444
% change year-on-year -1.04% +8.17% +10.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South East median hourly rate - £35.00 -
England median hourly rate - £34.93 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 15284 17702 18615
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.43% 95.02% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8821 10703 10466
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £243 £231 £225
90th Percentile £550 £545 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 733 760 898
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14% +1.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.49 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.40 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.16% +8.57% +2.94%

Product Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Product Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Product Manager in the South East

Product Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Product Manager in the South East

Product Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Product Manager in the South East over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Product Manager in the South East

Product Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Product Manager in the South East

Product Manager
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Product Manager within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +16 15 £506 -11.96% 4
Berkshire +27 11 £521 -9.35% 4
West Sussex -14 8 £350 -26.32%
East Sussex +7 5 £375 -28.57%
Surrey +2 4 £350 - 1
Oxfordshire -3 4 £356 -
Middlesex +5 2 £475 -2.56%
Hampshire +18 1 £250 -56.52% 3
Product Manager
England

Product Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 South East region featuring Product Manager in the job title.

1 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (26.47%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (26.47%) Scrum
2 9 (26.47%) Marketing
3 6 (17.65%) User Stories
3 6 (17.65%) Project Management
3 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (14.71%) Service Delivery
4 5 (14.71%) Agile Project Management
4 5 (14.71%) User Experience
4 5 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (11.76%) Product Management
5 4 (11.76%) Open Source
5 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
5 4 (11.76%) Finance
5 4 (11.76%) Service Design
5 4 (11.76%) Actionable Insight
6 3 (8.82%) Advertising
7 2 (5.88%) Analytics
7 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (5.88%) Customer Insight
7 2 (5.88%) Business Development
7 2 (5.88%) QA
7 2 (5.88%) Data Protection
7 2 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (5.88%) SEO
7 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
7 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.88%) GDPR

Product Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) VPN
1 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
General
1 9 (26.47%) Marketing
2 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.82%) Advertising
4 1 (2.94%) Billing
4 1 (2.94%) Legal
4 1 (2.94%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) REST
1 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.71%) User Experience
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.94%) Learning Management System
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (26.47%) Scrum
2 9 (26.47%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (17.65%) Project Management
3 6 (17.65%) User Stories
4 5 (14.71%) Agile Project Management
4 5 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (14.71%) Service Delivery
5 4 (11.76%) Actionable Insight
5 4 (11.76%) Open Source
5 4 (11.76%) Product Management
5 4 (11.76%) Service Design
6 2 (5.88%) Analytics
6 2 (5.88%) Business Development
6 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.88%) Customer Insight
6 2 (5.88%) Data Protection
6 2 (5.88%) SEO
6 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (2.94%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) GDPR
1 2 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (2.94%) HP
1 1 (2.94%) Huawei