The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 50 65
Rank change year-on-year 0 +15  
Contract jobs citing Product Management 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.95% 0.21% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 0.26% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Median daily rate £345 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.28% +16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +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 South Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 459 382 500
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 86.77% 79.09% 84.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 272 384
Median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 18 20
Median hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +129.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.80 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £72.50 £16.80
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 South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

Product Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Product Management in South Wales

Product Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Product Management in South Wales over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Product Management in South Wales

Product Management
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Product Management within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff - 3 £330 - 2
Product Management
Wales

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

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Subversion
2 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Management
2 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (60.00%) MySQL
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (60.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) A/B Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Coaching
4 1 (20.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Service Design
4 1 (20.00%) Publishing
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2

Product Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) MySQL
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
1 3 (60.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Quality Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Coach
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (60.00%) SDLC
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Test Management
2 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) A/B Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Coaching
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (20.00%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle