Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Product Manager was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 297 293 340
Rank change year-on-year -4 +47 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Product Manager 71 57 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.43% 0.37% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.39% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 32 16
South East median daily rate £525 £450 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +23.29% -14.12%
10th Percentile £413 £331 £319
90th Percentile £800 £535 £444
England median daily rate £486 £461 £425
% change year-on-year +5.42% +8.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South East median hourly rate - £13.00 -
England median hourly rate £32.50 £13.00 -
% change year-on-year +150.00% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,574 14,530 17,073
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.10% 93.75% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,340 8,596 10,089
South East median daily rate £424 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £240 £225 £231
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £416
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.29% +3.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 569 736 884
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +18.75%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.30 £10.16
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.25 £49.63
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.38 £18.25
% change year-on-year +0.68% +0.68% +10.61%

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 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 2018. 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 -17 29 £500 +19.05% 5
Berkshire -16 17 £463 +11.45% 2
West Sussex -1 11 £475 +2.70%
Surrey -15 11 £513 - 5
Oxfordshire +1 7 £563 - 1
Middlesex +4 6 £380 +1.33% 1
Buckinghamshire -26 5 £425 -15.00% 2
East Sussex - 4 £500 -
Hampshire -4 1 - - 4
Product Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 42 (59.15%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (32.39%) Scrum
3 14 (19.72%) Project Management
4 12 (16.90%) Finance
4 12 (16.90%) Product Management
5 11 (15.49%) User Stories
5 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (15.49%) B2B
5 11 (15.49%) Marketing
6 10 (14.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (14.08%) Service Design
6 10 (14.08%) Actionable Insight
7 9 (12.68%) Innovative Thinking
8 8 (11.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 8 (11.27%) Agile Project Management
8 8 (11.27%) JIRA
8 8 (11.27%) Service Delivery
9 7 (9.86%) Change Management
9 7 (9.86%) Open Source
10 6 (8.45%) Confluence
10 6 (8.45%) IaaS
10 6 (8.45%) Analytics
10 6 (8.45%) Quote-to-Cash
11 5 (7.04%) DevOps
11 5 (7.04%) User Experience
11 5 (7.04%) SaaS
12 4 (5.63%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
12 4 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
12 4 (5.63%) Collaborative Working

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (8.45%) Confluence
2 2 (2.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (2.82%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.41%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.41%) InDesign
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.45%) IaaS
2 5 (7.04%) SaaS
3 4 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.82%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (2.82%) PaaS
5 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.82%) Big Data
2 2 (2.82%) MySQL
2 2 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (11.27%) JIRA
2 2 (2.82%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.82%) GitLab
2 2 (2.82%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.82%) SonarQube
2 2 (2.82%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (16.90%) Finance
2 11 (15.49%) Marketing
3 3 (4.23%) Publishing
3 3 (4.23%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.82%) Electronics
4 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.41%) Back Office
5 1 (1.41%) Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Billing
5 1 (1.41%) Law
5 1 (1.41%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.41%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.41%) REST
1 1 (1.41%) RESTful
1 1 (1.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.04%) User Experience
3 1 (1.41%) Blog
3 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.41%) Smart Home
3 1 (1.41%) Social Media
3 1 (1.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.41%) Android
1 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (59.15%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (32.39%) Scrum
3 14 (19.72%) Project Management
4 12 (16.90%) Product Management
5 11 (15.49%) B2B
5 11 (15.49%) User Stories
6 10 (14.08%) Actionable Insight
6 10 (14.08%) Service Design
6 10 (14.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (12.68%) Innovative Thinking
8 8 (11.27%) Agile Project Management
8 8 (11.27%) Service Delivery
8 8 (11.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 7 (9.86%) Change Management
9 7 (9.86%) Open Source
10 6 (8.45%) Analytics
10 6 (8.45%) Quote-to-Cash
11 5 (7.04%) DevOps
12 4 (5.63%) Collaborative Working
13 3 (4.23%) Kanban
Qualifications
1 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared
1 3 (4.23%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.41%) APMG
2 1 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.41%) Degree
2 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.41%) GDPR
2 1 (1.41%) UCITS
Vendors
1 4 (5.63%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (4.23%) Adobe
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle
3 2 (2.82%) SAP
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco