The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 28 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
England / South West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 132 136
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4  
Contract jobs citing Product Management 4 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.15% 0.27% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.34% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 5
Median daily rate - £350 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -36.36%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £441 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -1.94% +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 the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2243 2364 2422
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.92% 78.91% 78.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5200 5507 5650
Median daily rate £400 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +0.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £613 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 283 297
Median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £19.75 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £46.20 £55.00
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 the South West

Job postings citing Product Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Product Management in the South West

Product Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Product Management in the South West

Product Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Product Management in the South West

Product Management
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 28 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
Bristol -3 2 - - 2
Product Management
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 West region with a requirement for Product Management.

1 4 (57.14%) Wireframes
1 4 (57.14%) Prototyping
2 3 (42.86%) SDLC
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) Solaris
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) JBoss
3 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) Photoshop
3 2 (28.57%) WebLogic
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) Documentum
3 2 (28.57%) ISEB
3 2 (28.57%) Primavera
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Workflow
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Requirements Management
3 2 (28.57%) Content Management
3 2 (28.57%) QA
3 2 (28.57%) Captiva
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Content Management
3 2 (28.57%) Rapid Prototyping

Product Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (28.57%) Captiva
1 2 (28.57%) Documentum
1 2 (28.57%) JBoss
1 2 (28.57%) WebLogic
2 1 (14.29%) Apache Solr
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
1 2 (28.57%) OmniGraffle
1 2 (28.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Primavera
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (14.29%) Data Lake
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
1 1 (14.29%) OLAP
1 1 (14.29%) OLTP
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle OLAP
1 1 (14.29%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 1 (14.29%) ERwin
2 1 (14.29%) MagicDraw
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Designer
1 2 (28.57%) Documentum Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) UI Designer
1 2 (28.57%) UI/UX Designer
1 2 (28.57%) UX Designer
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Information Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) JSON
2 1 (14.29%) Lucene
2 1 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Data Structures
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Reference Data
2 1 (14.29%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Prototyping
1 4 (57.14%) Wireframes
2 3 (42.86%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Component Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Content Management
3 2 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (28.57%) Earned Value Management
3 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Content Management
3 2 (28.57%) Portfolio Management
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Rapid Prototyping
3 2 (28.57%) Requirements Management
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
3 2 (28.57%) Workflow
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) COBOL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) SPARQL
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Informatica