Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 6 months to 19 November 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
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 438 388 509
Rank change year-on-year -50 +121 -11
Contract jobs citing Product Management 517 629 438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.60% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.71% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 429 339
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £350 £325 £300
90th Percentile £643 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -2.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 7
UK median hourly rate £27.16 £39.63 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.46% +61.73% -48.42%
10th Percentile £19.62 £22.00 £19.88
90th Percentile £39.85 £59.00 £44.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £59.31 £42.50
% change year-on-year -62.06% +39.55% -10.53%

Product Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 85705 87976 93705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.91% 81.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 57093 58207 60721
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2335 2744
UK median hourly rate £23.32 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.83% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.37 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.50% +2.59% +18.75%

Product Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Product Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Product Management in the UK

Product Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Product Management in the UK

Product Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Product Management over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Product Management in the UK

Product Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Product Management in the UK

Product Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Product Management over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Product Management in the UK

Product Management
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 19 November 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 -44 487 £500 +5.26% 97
London -70 284 £500 +5.26% 40
UK excluding London -5 226 £450 - 63
South East -3 76 £500 +11.11% 9
Midlands +19 51 £500 +8.11% 6
North of England +50 43 £425 -15.00% 21
West Midlands +11 34 £478 +6.11% 5
East of England -13 25 £475 -20.83% 10
North West +37 23 £413 +37.50% 16
Yorkshire +3 17 £475 -13.64% 5
Scotland -11 15 £425 +7.94% 4
East Midlands +15 14 £500 +8.11% 1
South West -3 8 £356 -18.57% 11
Wales +19 7 £400 -24.88% 2
North East +68 4 £350 -30.00%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 with a requirement for Product Management.

1 261 (50.48%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (25.53%) User Experience
3 130 (25.15%) Finance
4 89 (17.21%) Scrum
5 81 (15.67%) Project Management
6 79 (15.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 79 (15.28%) User Stories
7 73 (14.12%) Java
8 72 (13.93%) Marketing
9 70 (13.54%) Degree
10 60 (11.61%) JavaScript
11 59 (11.41%) E-Commerce
12 57 (11.03%) Analytics
13 54 (10.44%) Retail
14 53 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
15 51 (9.86%) Open Source
16 50 (9.67%) SQL
17 48 (9.28%) HTML
18 45 (8.70%) JIRA
19 42 (8.12%) Linux
20 40 (7.74%) Business Analysis
21 38 (7.35%) CSS
21 38 (7.35%) REST
22 37 (7.16%) SDLC
22 37 (7.16%) Microsoft
23 36 (6.96%) Mentoring
24 35 (6.77%) Mobile App
24 35 (6.77%) Oracle
25 34 (6.58%) Telecoms
25 34 (6.58%) Banking

Product Management
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 24 (4.64%) CMS
2 22 (4.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 18 (3.48%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (2.90%) Apache
4 15 (2.90%) Confluence
5 13 (2.51%) Alfresco
5 13 (2.51%) Drupal
5 13 (2.51%) Liferay
6 10 (1.93%) Apache Spark
7 6 (1.16%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (0.77%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.77%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.39%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.39%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.39%) Jetty
9 2 (0.39%) WildFly
10 1 (0.19%) JBoss
10 1 (0.19%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (3.09%) MS Visio
2 10 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.16%) Chatbot
5 5 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.77%) OmniGraffle
6 4 (0.77%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.19%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.19%) InVision
Business Applications
1 9 (1.74%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.77%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.39%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 2 (0.39%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.19%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.19%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.19%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.29%) Amazon AWS
1 17 (3.29%) SaaS
2 11 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (1.93%) Adobe Analytics
4 8 (1.55%) Google Analytics
5 7 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (1.35%) PaaS
6 6 (1.16%) Dialogflow
6 6 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.97%) Office 365
7 5 (0.97%) Slack
7 5 (0.97%) Trello
8 4 (0.77%) GitHub
9 3 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.58%) IaaS
10 2 (0.39%) AdWords
10 2 (0.39%) Akamai
10 2 (0.39%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.19%) G Suite
11 1 (0.19%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.13%) Internet
2 6 (1.16%) 3GPP
2 6 (1.16%) Diameter Protocol
2 6 (1.16%) SIGTRAN
2 6 (1.16%) VPN
3 5 (0.97%) Broadband
3 5 (0.97%) Ethernet
3 5 (0.97%) Firewall
4 4 (0.77%) MPLS
4 4 (0.77%) SDH
4 4 (0.77%) SMS
4 4 (0.77%) Wireless
5 3 (0.58%) DWDM
5 3 (0.58%) Intranet
5 3 (0.58%) Network Security
5 3 (0.58%) VPLS
5 3 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.39%) DOCSIS
6 2 (0.39%) HTTP
6 2 (0.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.22%) NoSQL
2 23 (4.45%) MySQL
3 20 (3.87%) MongoDB
4 16 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (2.51%) Apache Cassandra
6 12 (2.32%) Big Data
7 9 (1.74%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.97%) Apache Hive
8 5 (0.97%) SQL Server
9 3 (0.58%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.58%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.39%) EDRMS
10 2 (0.39%) HBase
10 2 (0.39%) Impala
10 2 (0.39%) MS Access
10 2 (0.39%) Redis
10 2 (0.39%) Spark SQL
11 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.19%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 45 (8.70%) JIRA
2 24 (4.64%) Jenkins
3 15 (2.90%) Git (software)
4 14 (2.71%) Maven
5 12 (2.32%) Ant
5 12 (2.32%) Selenium
6 11 (2.13%) Axure RP
6 11 (2.13%) JUnit
7 10 (1.93%) Mockito
8 9 (1.74%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 7 (1.35%) Cucumber
10 6 (1.16%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.97%) Mocha
12 4 (0.77%) CasperJS
12 4 (0.77%) Gradle
12 4 (0.77%) webpack
13 3 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (0.58%) Bitbucket
13 3 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
14 2 (0.39%) TeamCity
General
1 130 (25.15%) Finance
2 72 (13.93%) Marketing
3 54 (10.44%) Retail
4 34 (6.58%) Banking
4 34 (6.58%) Telecoms
5 18 (3.48%) Billing
6 17 (3.29%) Advertising
7 13 (2.51%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.35%) Publishing
9 6 (1.16%) Back Office
9 6 (1.16%) French Language
9 6 (1.16%) Front Office
9 6 (1.16%) Legal
10 5 (0.97%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.77%) Automotive
11 4 (0.77%) Games
11 4 (0.77%) Law
12 3 (0.58%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.58%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 95 (18.38%) Product Manager
2 56 (10.83%) Analyst
3 47 (9.09%) Developer
4 44 (8.51%) Architect
4 44 (8.51%) Business Analyst
5 36 (6.96%) Product Owner
6 35 (6.77%) Designer
6 35 (6.77%) Project Manager
7 25 (4.84%) Consultant
8 23 (4.45%) UX Designer
9 22 (4.26%) Digital Product Manager
10 18 (3.48%) Java Developer
11 17 (3.29%) Senior Manager
12 16 (3.09%) Development Manager
13 13 (2.51%) Agile Business Analyst
14 12 (2.32%) Technical Architect
15 10 (1.93%) Agile Coach
15 10 (1.93%) Digital Analyst
15 10 (1.93%) Programme Manager
15 10 (1.93%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (9.28%) HTML
2 38 (7.35%) CSS
2 38 (7.35%) REST
3 33 (6.38%) Node.js
4 32 (6.19%) HTML5
5 29 (5.61%) AngularJS
6 27 (5.22%) CSS3
7 24 (4.64%) React
8 23 (4.45%) Spring
9 21 (4.06%) Play Framework
10 19 (3.68%) Ajax
11 18 (3.48%) XML
12 17 (3.29%) JSON
13 16 (3.09%) Django
14 12 (2.32%) Java EE
14 12 (2.32%) jQuery
15 11 (2.13%) Ruby on Rails
15 11 (2.13%) Web Services
16 10 (1.93%) .NET
16 10 (1.93%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 132 (25.53%) User Experience
2 53 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (6.77%) Mobile App
4 21 (4.06%) Management Information System
5 20 (3.87%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.32%) Virtual Team
7 9 (1.74%) Data Centre
8 8 (1.55%) Blog
8 8 (1.55%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (1.16%) Social Media
10 5 (0.97%) Fixed Income
10 5 (0.97%) Mobile Payment
10 5 (0.97%) RIA
11 4 (0.77%) Fintech
11 4 (0.77%) Graphic Design
12 3 (0.58%) CESG
12 3 (0.58%) Over-the-Top Content
12 3 (0.58%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.58%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 42 (8.12%) Linux
2 19 (3.68%) Unix
3 11 (2.13%) Android
4 9 (1.74%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.55%) Windows
6 2 (0.39%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.39%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (50.48%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (17.21%) Scrum
3 81 (15.67%) Project Management
4 79 (15.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 79 (15.28%) User Stories
5 59 (11.41%) E-Commerce
6 57 (11.03%) Analytics
7 51 (9.86%) Open Source
8 40 (7.74%) Business Analysis
9 37 (7.16%) SDLC
10 36 (6.96%) Mentoring
11 34 (6.58%) Kanban
12 33 (6.38%) Prototyping
13 32 (6.19%) TDD
13 32 (6.19%) Wireframes
14 30 (5.80%) Coaching
14 30 (5.80%) CRM
14 30 (5.80%) DevOps
15 28 (5.42%) Acceptance Criteria
15 28 (5.42%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (14.12%) Java
2 60 (11.61%) JavaScript
3 50 (9.67%) SQL
4 29 (5.61%) Python
5 17 (3.29%) C#
6 16 (3.09%) Scala
7 15 (2.90%) Ruby
8 13 (2.51%) C++
9 9 (1.74%) Shell Script
9 9 (1.74%) XPath
10 8 (1.55%) PHP
11 6 (1.16%) C
12 5 (0.97%) Perl
13 4 (0.77%) ES6
13 4 (0.77%) GraphQL
14 3 (0.58%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.58%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.39%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.39%) R
16 1 (0.19%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 70 (13.54%) Degree
2 13 (2.51%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.32%) CISSP
4 11 (2.13%) PMP
5 10 (1.93%) CEH
5 10 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.55%) CSSLP
7 7 (1.35%) MBA
8 6 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.97%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.97%) SC Cleared
10 4 (0.77%) CCDP
10 4 (0.77%) CCIE
10 4 (0.77%) CCNP
10 4 (0.77%) Chartered Engineer
10 4 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.77%) CISM
10 4 (0.77%) Postgraduate
11 3 (0.58%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.58%) QA
2 5 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (0.97%) GDPR
3 4 (0.77%) PMO
4 3 (0.58%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.19%) AIFMD
5 1 (0.19%) Basel II
5 1 (0.19%) Basel III
5 1 (0.19%) HL7
5 1 (0.19%) MiFID
5 1 (0.19%) PSD2
5 1 (0.19%) SLA
5 1 (0.19%) TARGET2
5 1 (0.19%) UCITS
System Software
1 5 (0.97%) Docker
2 3 (0.58%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.39%) XenApp
3 2 (0.39%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (3.09%) Ansible
1 16 (3.09%) Puppet
2 15 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.77%) SCCM
4 3 (0.58%) Kibana
5 2 (0.39%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.39%) FTK
6 1 (0.19%) Ambari
6 1 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.19%) Packer
6 1 (0.19%) Terraform
6 1 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (7.16%) Microsoft
2 35 (6.77%) Oracle
3 19 (3.68%) Adobe
4 16 (3.09%) Google
4 16 (3.09%) IBM
4 16 (3.09%) SAP
5 15 (2.90%) OpenText
6 9 (1.74%) Ariba
6 9 (1.74%) hybris
7 8 (1.55%) Cisco
8 7 (1.35%) CheckPoint
9 6 (1.16%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.97%) Apple
10 5 (0.97%) Omniture
10 5 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.97%) Tableau
11 4 (0.77%) ATG
11 4 (0.77%) Coverity
11 4 (0.77%) New Relic
11 4 (0.77%) Synopsys