Period
to 23 April 2018

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 23 April 2018 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 415 424 486
Rank change year-on-year +9 +62 +16
Contract jobs citing Product Management 549 466 457
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.51% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.60% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 300 331
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
10th Percentile £325 £331 £313
90th Percentile £639 £700 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £465 £425
% change year-on-year +2.15% +9.41% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 2
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £37.02 £38.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.46% -3.18% -50.66%
10th Percentile £19.45 £34.14 £33.00
90th Percentile £47.58 £50.98 £42.96
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £42.50

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 86,549 77,649 88,673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.61% 84.40% 83.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,159 51,086 57,973
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,222 2,114 2,429
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +20.34%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.38 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -14.70% -1.96% +15.91%

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 23 April 2018.

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 23 April 2018.

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 23 April 2018. 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 +14 523 £500 +5.26% 175
London -26 302 £500 +5.26% 78
UK excluding London -2 242 £475 +2.15% 105
South East +3 95 £525 +16.67% 42
North of England +10 69 £475 -13.64% 24
Midlands +9 35 £525 +13.51% 10
North West +13 34 £525 +5.00% 13
Yorkshire -33 28 £460 -16.36% 10
West Midlands +20 25 £525 +23.53% 6
South West +6 14 £575 +31.43% 8
Wales 0 14 £310 -10.14% 2
East of England -7 13 £475 +2.15% 13
North East +38 12 £525 +40.00% 1
East Midlands +1 10 - - 4
Scotland -32 5 £425 -19.05% 5
Northern Ireland -1 2 £350 -6.67% 1

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Product Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Product Management.

1 293 (53.37%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (29.14%) Finance
3 113 (20.58%) User Experience
4 105 (19.13%) Project Management
5 96 (17.49%) Marketing
6 89 (16.21%) Scrum
7 76 (13.84%) Degree
8 72 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 70 (12.75%) User Stories
10 68 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
11 66 (12.02%) Analytics
12 59 (10.75%) JIRA
13 58 (10.56%) Java
14 55 (10.02%) JavaScript
14 55 (10.02%) Retail
15 52 (9.47%) E-Commerce
16 50 (9.11%) Decision-Making
17 48 (8.74%) SQL
18 47 (8.56%) Management Information System
19 46 (8.38%) DevOps
19 46 (8.38%) Open Source
19 46 (8.38%) Continuous Improvement
20 44 (8.01%) Banking
21 42 (7.65%) Problem-Solving
22 39 (7.10%) Configuration Management
22 39 (7.10%) Prototyping
23 38 (6.92%) Oracle
23 38 (6.92%) PRINCE2
23 38 (6.92%) Linux
24 37 (6.74%) Microsoft

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 22 (4.01%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (3.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 15 (2.73%) Confluence
4 12 (2.19%) Apache
5 7 (1.28%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.91%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (0.73%) CMS
7 4 (0.73%) Jetty
7 4 (0.73%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.73%) WildFly
8 3 (0.55%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.55%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.55%) ArcGIS
8 3 (0.55%) JBoss
8 3 (0.55%) MS Project Server
8 3 (0.55%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.36%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.36%) SAS
10 1 (0.18%) MQSeries
Applications
1 21 (3.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.91%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.73%) Chatbot
5 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.36%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.18%) GIMP
8 1 (0.18%) InVision
8 1 (0.18%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.18%) Revit
8 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.18%) SPSS
8 1 (0.18%) UserZoom
8 1 (0.18%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 17 (3.10%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.73%) Magento
2 4 (0.73%) Summit
3 3 (0.55%) CA PPM
3 3 (0.55%) Primavera
4 2 (0.36%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.18%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 1 (0.18%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.18%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 31 (5.65%) PaaS
2 30 (5.46%) SaaS
3 28 (5.10%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (3.83%) Cloud Computing
4 21 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (2.55%) IaaS
6 8 (1.46%) Office 365
7 6 (1.09%) Taleo
8 5 (0.91%) Google Analytics
8 5 (0.91%) Sauce Labs
9 4 (0.73%) Adobe Analytics
9 4 (0.73%) AdWords
9 4 (0.73%) Dialogflow
9 4 (0.73%) GitHub
9 4 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (0.55%) Google Tag Manager
10 3 (0.55%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.36%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.36%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.46%) Internet
2 14 (2.55%) Firewall
3 12 (2.19%) SMS
4 10 (1.82%) VPN
5 9 (1.64%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.64%) Unified Communications
6 7 (1.28%) Network Security
7 6 (1.09%) BGP
7 6 (1.09%) DHCP
7 6 (1.09%) DNS
7 6 (1.09%) HTTP
7 6 (1.09%) Intranet
7 6 (1.09%) IP Telephony
7 6 (1.09%) OSPF
7 6 (1.09%) WAN
8 5 (0.91%) SSL
9 3 (0.55%) FTP
10 2 (0.36%) Broadband
10 2 (0.36%) PBX
10 2 (0.36%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.73%) MySQL
2 14 (2.55%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.46%) NoSQL
3 8 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (1.28%) Big Data
5 6 (1.09%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.91%) Blockchain
6 5 (0.91%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (0.73%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.55%) Cosmos DB
8 3 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.55%) GIS
8 3 (0.55%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.18%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.18%) KNIME
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.18%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.18%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 59 (10.75%) JIRA
2 19 (3.46%) JUnit
2 19 (3.46%) Maven
3 18 (3.28%) Jenkins
3 18 (3.28%) Mockito
4 17 (3.10%) Ant
5 16 (2.91%) Git (software)
6 11 (2.00%) Cucumber
7 10 (1.82%) Selenium
8 6 (1.09%) Axure RP
8 6 (1.09%) GitLab
9 5 (0.91%) SoapUI
9 5 (0.91%) Subversion
9 5 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (0.91%) Zephyr
10 4 (0.73%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.55%) Protractor
12 2 (0.36%) gulp
12 2 (0.36%) Hudson
12 2 (0.36%) YouTrack
General
1 160 (29.14%) Finance
2 96 (17.49%) Marketing
3 55 (10.02%) Retail
4 44 (8.01%) Banking
5 35 (6.38%) Telecoms
6 21 (3.83%) Billing
7 18 (3.28%) Investment Banking
8 15 (2.73%) Legal
9 14 (2.55%) Advertising
10 12 (2.19%) Publishing
11 11 (2.00%) Front Office
12 9 (1.64%) Digital Economy
13 8 (1.46%) Games
14 7 (1.28%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.91%) Electronics
15 5 (0.91%) Manufacturing
16 4 (0.73%) Law
17 3 (0.55%) Back Office
18 2 (0.36%) Dutch Language
18 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 138 (25.14%) Product Manager
2 53 (9.65%) Analyst
3 52 (9.47%) Architect
4 40 (7.29%) Business Analyst
5 39 (7.10%) Developer
6 37 (6.74%) Product Owner
7 34 (6.19%) Digital Product Manager
8 31 (5.65%) Project Manager
9 30 (5.46%) Designer
10 28 (5.10%) Solutions Architect
11 23 (4.19%) UX Designer
12 22 (4.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 21 (3.83%) Java Developer
14 17 (3.10%) Senior Manager
15 16 (2.91%) CRM Architect
16 15 (2.73%) CRM Solutions Architect
16 15 (2.73%) Delivery Manager
17 14 (2.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 13 (2.37%) Development Manager
18 13 (2.37%) Senior Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (5.83%) Node.js
2 30 (5.46%) AngularJS
2 30 (5.46%) CSS
2 30 (5.46%) React
3 29 (5.28%) HTML
4 28 (5.10%) jQuery
4 28 (5.10%) REST
5 25 (4.55%) Play Framework
5 25 (4.55%) XML
6 24 (4.37%) Spring
7 20 (3.64%) Web Services
8 18 (3.28%) Java EE
8 18 (3.28%) JSF
8 18 (3.28%) Spring MVC
9 17 (3.10%) Grails
9 17 (3.10%) JMS
10 15 (2.73%) JSON
11 14 (2.55%) HTML5
12 11 (2.00%) .NET
13 10 (1.82%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 113 (20.58%) User Experience
2 68 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (8.56%) Management Information System
4 24 (4.37%) Mobile App
5 14 (2.55%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.19%) Data Centre
7 11 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (1.82%) Fintech
9 9 (1.64%) Blog
9 9 (1.64%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (1.46%) Over-the-Top Content
10 8 (1.46%) Smart Meter
11 7 (1.28%) RIA
11 7 (1.28%) Social Media
11 7 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (1.09%) Equities
12 6 (1.09%) Fixed Income
13 5 (0.91%) Animation
13 5 (0.91%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 38 (6.92%) Linux
2 14 (2.55%) Windows
3 13 (2.37%) Apple iOS
3 13 (2.37%) Unix
4 12 (2.19%) Android
5 8 (1.46%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.55%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.18%) CentOS
8 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (53.37%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (19.13%) Project Management
3 89 (16.21%) Scrum
4 72 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 70 (12.75%) User Stories
6 66 (12.02%) Analytics
7 52 (9.47%) E-Commerce
8 50 (9.11%) Decision-Making
9 46 (8.38%) Continuous Improvement
9 46 (8.38%) DevOps
9 46 (8.38%) Open Source
10 42 (7.65%) Problem-Solving
11 39 (7.10%) Configuration Management
11 39 (7.10%) Prototyping
12 38 (6.92%) PRINCE2
13 37 (6.74%) Process Improvement
14 36 (6.56%) Acceptance Criteria
14 36 (6.56%) ITIL
14 36 (6.56%) Software Engineering
15 30 (5.46%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 58 (10.56%) Java
2 55 (10.02%) JavaScript
3 48 (8.74%) SQL
4 17 (3.10%) Python
4 17 (3.10%) XPath
5 13 (2.37%) PL/SQL
6 12 (2.19%) Ruby
7 9 (1.64%) Scala
7 9 (1.64%) T-SQL
8 8 (1.46%) C#
9 6 (1.09%) Perl
10 5 (0.91%) PHP
11 4 (0.73%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.73%) C
11 4 (0.73%) C++
11 4 (0.73%) Groovy
11 4 (0.73%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.55%) R
12 3 (0.55%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 76 (13.84%) Degree
2 19 (3.46%) CCNP
2 19 (3.46%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (3.46%) CISSP
2 19 (3.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 18 (3.28%) CCDP
3 18 (3.28%) Chartered Engineer
3 18 (3.28%) CISM
3 18 (3.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 16 (2.91%) CCIE
5 14 (2.55%) Security Cleared
6 8 (1.46%) PMI Certification
7 7 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
7 7 (1.28%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.09%) APMG
8 6 (1.09%) MBA
9 4 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.73%) PMP
10 3 (0.55%) CEH
10 3 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.65%) QA
2 7 (1.28%) PMO
3 3 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.55%) GDPR
3 3 (0.55%) PMBOK
3 3 (0.55%) SLA
4 2 (0.36%) SEPA
5 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.18%) FATCA
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.18%) MiFID
5 1 (0.18%) PSD2
5 1 (0.18%) TARGET2
5 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (1.82%) Docker
2 8 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (1.46%) XenApp
2 8 (1.46%) XenDesktop
3 4 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.55%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.36%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.18%) Firmware
6 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 27 (4.92%) Ansible
1 27 (4.92%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (4.55%) Puppet
3 8 (1.46%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (0.91%) CA Single Sign-On
4 5 (0.91%) CASB
4 5 (0.91%) PingFederate
5 4 (0.73%) HP ALM
5 4 (0.73%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.73%) Terraform
6 3 (0.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (0.55%) SCCM
7 2 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.18%) Grafana
8 1 (0.18%) Graphite
8 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.18%) Opsview
8 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (6.92%) Oracle
2 37 (6.74%) Microsoft
3 29 (5.28%) Cisco
4 14 (2.55%) Adobe
4 14 (2.55%) Google
5 11 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (1.64%) SAP
7 8 (1.46%) Citrix
7 8 (1.46%) Ivanti
8 6 (1.09%) CA
8 6 (1.09%) IBM
9 5 (0.91%) CA Agile Central
9 5 (0.91%) Omniture
9 5 (0.91%) Red Hat
9 5 (0.91%) VMware
10 4 (0.73%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.73%) CheckPoint
10 4 (0.73%) Splunk
11 3 (0.55%) Murex
11 3 (0.55%) Sitecore