Period
to 22 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an Agile Product Owner was £430 per day in advertised job vacancies 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.

Agile Product Owner
UK
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 779 842 872
Rank change year-on-year +63 +30 -31
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Product Owner 66 45 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.041% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.043% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 34 12
UK median daily rate £430 £460 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.52% -3.16% +22.58%
10th Percentile £279 £363 £266
90th Percentile £571 £600 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -12.11% +5.56% +16.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 90939 104549 107173
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.84% 95.02% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58948 68044 66295
UK median daily rate £428 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% +0.76%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £233
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3102 4149
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.44 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.39 £44.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £16.93
% change year-on-year -7.89% +12.21% +2.62%

Agile Product Owner
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Agile Product Owner in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Product Owner in the UK

Agile Product Owner
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Product Owner in the UK

Agile Product Owner
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Product Owner over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Product Owner in the UK

Agile Product Owner
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Product Owner within the UK 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
England +75 58 £425 -10.53% 24
London +25 41 £435 +2.35% 12
UK excluding London +67 24 £418 -12.11% 13
Scotland +37 6 £550 +22.22% 1
Midlands +21 6 £475 - 1
South East +31 4 £396 - 4
South West - 4 £375 -
North of England +62 3 £494 -14.09% 4
Yorkshire +29 3 £494 -17.67% 1
East Midlands -14 1 £475 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

Agile Product Owner Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2017, Agile Product Owner 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 featuring Agile Product Owner in the job title.

1 66 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (65.15%) Scrum
3 39 (59.09%) User Stories
4 20 (30.30%) Finance
5 18 (27.27%) Banking
6 14 (21.21%) User Experience
7 11 (16.67%) E-Commerce
8 10 (15.15%) FIX Protocol
9 9 (13.64%) JIRA
9 9 (13.64%) Kanban
10 8 (12.12%) TDD
11 7 (10.61%) Business Analysis
11 7 (10.61%) Waterfall
12 6 (9.09%) Security Cleared
12 6 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (9.09%) Marketing
12 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
13 5 (7.58%) Product Management
13 5 (7.58%) Translating Business Requirements
14 4 (6.06%) Confluence
14 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
14 4 (6.06%) MS Visio
14 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Project
14 4 (6.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 4 (6.06%) Advertising
14 4 (6.06%) Retail
15 3 (4.55%) Games
15 3 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
15 3 (4.55%) ISEB
15 3 (4.55%) BDD

Agile Product Owner Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 4 (6.06%) Confluence
1 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (6.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (6.06%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.03%) Looker
2 1 (1.52%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.52%) Big Data
2 1 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.52%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.52%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 9 (13.64%) JIRA
2 2 (3.03%) Cucumber
General
1 20 (30.30%) Finance
2 18 (27.27%) Banking
3 6 (9.09%) Marketing
4 4 (6.06%) Advertising
4 4 (6.06%) Retail
5 3 (4.55%) Games
6 1 (1.52%) Billing
6 1 (1.52%) Digital Economy
6 1 (1.52%) Electronics
6 1 (1.52%) Front Office
6 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.15%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (3.03%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.52%) JSON
3 1 (1.52%) Kafka
3 1 (1.52%) Velocity
3 1 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.21%) User Experience
2 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.52%) Equities
2 1 (1.52%) Fintech
2 1 (1.52%) Online Banking
2 1 (1.52%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (65.15%) Scrum
3 39 (59.09%) User Stories
4 11 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 9 (13.64%) Kanban
6 8 (12.12%) TDD
7 7 (10.61%) Business Analysis
7 7 (10.61%) Waterfall
8 6 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (7.58%) Product Management
9 5 (7.58%) Translating Business Requirements
10 3 (4.55%) BDD
10 3 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (4.55%) Coaching
10 3 (4.55%) SDLC
11 2 (3.03%) ATDD
11 2 (3.03%) CRM
11 2 (3.03%) GAP Analysis
11 2 (3.03%) Programme Management
11 2 (3.03%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.03%) C++
1 2 (3.03%) PHP
1 2 (3.03%) Python
2 1 (1.52%) C
2 1 (1.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.55%) ISEB
3 1 (1.52%) APMG
3 1 (1.52%) Degree
3 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.52%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.52%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (3.03%) Fixnetix
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.52%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (1.52%) SAP
2 1 (1.52%) WorldPay
2 1 (1.52%) Xerox
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