Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 460 434 406
Rank change year-on-year -26 -28 +93
Contract jobs citing Product Management 501 506 605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.51% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.59% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 320 417
UK median daily rate £498 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £315 £325 £325
90th Percentile £638 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 13
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £27.16 £34.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.00% -22.07% +42.24%
10th Percentile £26.45 £19.44 £19.01
90th Percentile £47.00 £40.00 £58.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £59.31

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 88,860 85,218 90,687
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.19% 85.73% 85.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,647 56,432 59,904
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,410 2,058 2,457
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +8.70% +4.55%

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 18 October 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 18 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Product Management in the UK

Product Management
Top 15 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 18 October 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 -29 434 £500 - 194
London 0 281 £504 +0.75% 90
UK excluding London -46 209 £450 - 121
South East -26 67 £463 -7.50% 29
Wales +5 37 £330 -28.65% 4
North of England -34 30 £475 +18.01% 31
Midlands -37 30 £500 - 16
West Midlands -24 27 £500 +11.11% 9
Scotland -14 19 £525 +23.53% 13
South West -3 18 £450 +26.32% 12
North East +7 13 £475 +35.71% 5
East of England -19 9 £450 -5.26% 16
Yorkshire -24 9 £500 +5.26% 11
North West -27 8 £450 +12.50% 15
East Midlands -6 3 - - 7

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 279 (55.69%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (25.55%) Finance
3 100 (19.96%) User Experience
4 93 (18.56%) Project Management
5 84 (16.77%) Scrum
6 79 (15.77%) User Stories
7 73 (14.57%) QA
8 70 (13.97%) Analytical Skills
9 67 (13.37%) Marketing
10 64 (12.77%) JIRA
11 63 (12.57%) Continuous Improvement
12 60 (11.98%) Stakeholder Management
13 54 (10.78%) Degree
14 53 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
15 49 (9.78%) Retail
16 47 (9.38%) Microsoft
16 47 (9.38%) E-Commerce
17 45 (8.98%) Test Automation
18 44 (8.78%) Analytics
19 41 (8.18%) DevOps
20 39 (7.78%) Coaching
20 39 (7.78%) Java
21 37 (7.39%) JavaScript
22 36 (7.19%) SQL
22 36 (7.19%) Acceptance Criteria
23 34 (6.79%) Mentoring
23 34 (6.79%) Service Management
24 33 (6.59%) Oracle
25 32 (6.39%) HTML
25 32 (6.39%) Git (software)

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 7 (1.40%) Confluence
2 4 (0.80%) CMS
2 4 (0.80%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.80%) WebLogic
3 3 (0.60%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.60%) OpenStack
3 3 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.20%) Amazon Alexa
5 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.20%) Ethereum
5 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (4.39%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (4.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.60%) Chatbot
4 7 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.40%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.00%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (1.00%) InVision
6 3 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.60%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.40%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 7 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.60%) Workfront
4 2 (0.40%) BASE24
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.20%) Maximo
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.20%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.99%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (2.79%) Office 365
3 11 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (2.00%) SaaS
5 4 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.80%) PaaS
5 4 (0.80%) Serverless
6 2 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.40%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.40%) IaaS
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.20%) AWS Fargate
7 1 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.20%) FinancialForce
7 1 (0.20%) G Suite
7 1 (0.20%) npm
7 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.80%) SMS
2 6 (1.20%) Firewall
2 6 (1.20%) Network Security
3 5 (1.00%) LAN
4 4 (0.80%) WAN
5 3 (0.60%) Skype
5 3 (0.60%) VPN
6 2 (0.40%) DHCP
6 2 (0.40%) DNS
6 2 (0.40%) Internet
6 2 (0.40%) Junos
6 2 (0.40%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.40%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.40%) Telepresence
6 2 (0.40%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.40%) VXLAN
7 1 (0.20%) BGP
7 1 (0.20%) Intranet
7 1 (0.20%) OSPF
7 1 (0.20%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (5.79%) MySQL
2 25 (4.99%) SQL Server
3 11 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (1.80%) Big Data
5 8 (1.60%) Power BI
5 8 (1.60%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.40%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (1.00%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.80%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.60%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.60%) HBase
11 2 (0.40%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.40%) Impala
11 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.40%) Redis
11 2 (0.40%) SAP HANA
11 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 64 (12.77%) JIRA
2 32 (6.39%) Git (software)
3 22 (4.39%) Cucumber
4 19 (3.79%) Selenium
5 17 (3.39%) Subversion
6 10 (2.00%) Bitbucket
7 5 (1.00%) Jasmine
7 5 (1.00%) Protractor
8 4 (0.80%) Bugzilla
8 4 (0.80%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.80%) OpenSTA
8 4 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.60%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.60%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.40%) JMeter
11 1 (0.20%) HP UFT
11 1 (0.20%) JUnit
11 1 (0.20%) Toad
11 1 (0.20%) Xcode
General
1 128 (25.55%) Finance
2 67 (13.37%) Marketing
3 49 (9.78%) Retail
4 26 (5.19%) Banking
5 14 (2.79%) Legal
5 14 (2.79%) Publishing
6 12 (2.40%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.20%) Games
8 8 (1.60%) Law
9 7 (1.40%) Digital Economy
9 7 (1.40%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.20%) Billing
11 4 (0.80%) Advertising
11 4 (0.80%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.80%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.60%) Automotive
12 3 (0.60%) Back Office
12 3 (0.60%) Electronics
12 3 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.40%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 134 (26.75%) Product Manager
2 70 (13.97%) Product Owner
3 57 (11.38%) Analyst
4 44 (8.78%) Business Analyst
5 39 (7.78%) Developer
6 36 (7.19%) Project Manager
7 29 (5.79%) Architect
8 23 (4.59%) Digital Product Manager
9 21 (4.19%) Designer
10 19 (3.79%) Senior Manager
11 17 (3.39%) Senior Product Manager
11 17 (3.39%) Test Engineer
12 15 (2.99%) Agile Product Owner
13 13 (2.59%) Agile Coach
14 12 (2.40%) Digital Product Owner
15 11 (2.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 11 (2.20%) Test Automation Engineer
16 10 (2.00%) Angular Developer
16 10 (2.00%) UX Designer
17 9 (1.80%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (6.39%) HTML
2 31 (6.19%) CSS
3 25 (4.99%) REST
4 17 (3.39%) HTML5
5 16 (3.19%) AngularJS
6 13 (2.59%) Web Services
7 10 (2.00%) CSS3
8 9 (1.80%) JSON
8 9 (1.80%) Play Framework
8 9 (1.80%) Redux
8 9 (1.80%) Velocity
9 7 (1.40%) Ruby on Rails
9 7 (1.40%) Spring
10 6 (1.20%) Angular 2
10 6 (1.20%) J2EE
10 6 (1.20%) Kafka
11 5 (1.00%) Kendo UI
11 5 (1.00%) React
11 5 (1.00%) RxJS
11 5 (1.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 100 (19.96%) User Experience
2 70 (13.97%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (5.39%) Management Information System
4 24 (4.79%) Mobile App
5 18 (3.59%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.59%) Fintech
7 8 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.40%) Acoustics
8 7 (1.40%) Blog
8 7 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.20%) Analytical Mindset
9 6 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.20%) Minimum Viable Product
10 5 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.80%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.80%) Equities
11 4 (0.80%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.60%) Marketing Technology
12 3 (0.60%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 17 (3.39%) Apple iOS
2 15 (2.99%) Android
3 14 (2.79%) Windows
4 13 (2.59%) Linux
5 5 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.00%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.80%) Unix
6 4 (0.80%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.60%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.40%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.20%) CentOS
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (55.69%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (18.56%) Project Management
3 84 (16.77%) Scrum
4 79 (15.77%) User Stories
5 63 (12.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 60 (11.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 53 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
8 47 (9.38%) E-Commerce
9 45 (8.98%) Test Automation
10 44 (8.78%) Analytics
11 41 (8.18%) DevOps
12 39 (7.78%) Coaching
13 36 (7.19%) Acceptance Criteria
14 34 (6.79%) Mentoring
14 34 (6.79%) Service Management
15 32 (6.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 30 (5.99%) Business Analysis
16 30 (5.99%) SDLC
17 29 (5.79%) Kanban
18 27 (5.39%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 39 (7.78%) Java
2 37 (7.39%) JavaScript
3 36 (7.19%) SQL
4 17 (3.39%) Python
5 12 (2.40%) Ruby
6 11 (2.20%) PHP
7 10 (2.00%) C
7 10 (2.00%) C++
7 10 (2.00%) TypeScript
8 9 (1.80%) C#
8 9 (1.80%) Scala
9 8 (1.60%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.40%) Go
10 7 (1.40%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.00%) Objective-C
12 4 (0.80%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.60%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.40%) Clojure
14 2 (0.40%) Erlang
14 2 (0.40%) Perl
Qualifications
1 54 (10.78%) Degree
2 26 (5.19%) Security Cleared
3 16 (3.19%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.20%) PhD
5 7 (1.40%) CISSP
6 6 (1.20%) APMG
6 6 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.00%) CCIE
7 5 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (0.80%) ISEB
9 3 (0.60%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.60%) MBA
9 3 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.40%) CBAP
10 2 (0.40%) IIBA
10 2 (0.40%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.40%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.20%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (14.57%) QA
2 8 (1.60%) GDPR
2 8 (1.60%) SLA
3 3 (0.60%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.60%) PMO
4 2 (0.40%) MiFID
4 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.20%) COBIT
5 1 (0.20%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.20%) EMIR
5 1 (0.20%) HL7
5 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.20%) PSD2
5 1 (0.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (2.00%) Docker
2 3 (0.60%) KVM
2 3 (0.60%) ProxySG
2 3 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.60%) VMware NSX
3 2 (0.40%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.40%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.20%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.20%) Firmware
4 1 (0.20%) vCloud
4 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (2.59%) Ansible
2 10 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.60%) Terraform
4 6 (1.20%) Puppet
4 6 (1.20%) Salt
5 4 (0.80%) HP ALM
5 4 (0.80%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.40%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.40%) Cobbler
7 2 (0.40%) Icinga
7 2 (0.40%) SCCM
7 2 (0.40%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 47 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 33 (6.59%) Oracle
3 10 (2.00%) Adobe
4 8 (1.60%) Google
4 8 (1.60%) SAP
5 7 (1.40%) Cisco
5 7 (1.40%) HP
5 7 (1.40%) Juniper
6 6 (1.20%) Alibaba
7 5 (1.00%) IBM
7 5 (1.00%) Zscaler
8 4 (0.80%) CheckPoint
8 4 (0.80%) F5
8 4 (0.80%) Fortinet
8 4 (0.80%) IBM Sterling
8 4 (0.80%) MuleSoft
8 4 (0.80%) Palo Alto
8 4 (0.80%) Red Hat
8 4 (0.80%) VMware
9 3 (0.60%) Tableau