The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for PDM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PDM over the 3 months to 23 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 Data Management (PDM)
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 600 626 625
Rank change year-on-year +26 -1  
Contract jobs citing PDM 2 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.032% 0.025%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.005% 0.038% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
Median daily rate £325 £350 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -36.36%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £190 £488
% change year-on-year +71.05% -61.02%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.56 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.81% -45.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £19.56 £36.00
% change year-on-year +27.81% -45.66%  

PDM 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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39559 44852 45349
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.50% 83.35% 80.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25807 29750 29034
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1054 1082 1276
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

PDM
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing PDM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for PDM in the UK

PDM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PDM in the UK

PDM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PDM.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PDM in the UK

PDM
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PDM within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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
England +19 2 £325 -7.14% 1
Bristol - 2 £325 -
South West - 2 £325 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PDM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for PDM.

1 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (46.67%) Business Transformation
3 7 (46.67%) Degree
4 6 (40.00%) EFQM
4 6 (40.00%) ITSM
4 6 (40.00%) DMAIC
4 6 (40.00%) ITIL
4 6 (40.00%) BPR
4 6 (40.00%) Chartered Engineer
4 6 (40.00%) QA
4 6 (40.00%) Data Management
4 6 (40.00%) Performance Improvement
4 6 (40.00%) DevOps
4 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (33.33%) Performance Management
5 5 (33.33%) CAD
5 5 (33.33%) PLM
6 4 (26.67%) Windchill
7 3 (20.00%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 3 (20.00%) Aerospace
7 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
7 3 (20.00%) ERP
7 3 (20.00%) PTC Creo
8 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (13.33%) Teamcenter
9 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
9 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (6.67%) CATIA
9 1 (6.67%) Electronics

PDM
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 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Windchill
2 3 (20.00%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 3 (20.00%) PTC Creo
3 1 (6.67%) CATIA
3 1 (6.67%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Teamcenter
2 1 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (20.00%) Aerospace
1 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Business Change Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Business Change Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) CATIA Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Principal Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Process Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Public Sector Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Security Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Business Transformation
2 6 (40.00%) BPR
2 6 (40.00%) Data Management
2 6 (40.00%) DevOps
2 6 (40.00%) DMAIC
2 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 6 (40.00%) ITSM
2 6 (40.00%) Performance Improvement
3 5 (33.33%) CAD
3 5 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 5 (33.33%) PLM
4 3 (20.00%) ERP
5 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.67%) Benchmarking
6 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
6 1 (6.67%) CRM
6 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) Release Management
6 1 (6.67%) Telematics
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C#
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
1 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
1 1 (6.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (46.67%) Degree
4 6 (40.00%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) HNC
5 1 (6.67%) HND
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) EFQM
1 6 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) AVEVA
1 1 (6.67%) JD Edwards
1 1 (6.67%) SAP
1 1 (6.67%) Siemens