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 3 months to 28 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 Management
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 375 398 419
Rank change year-on-year +23 +21  
Contract jobs citing Product Management 246 268 230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.50% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.60% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 175 159
Median daily rate £450 £475 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +6.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -0.55% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 3
Median hourly rate £27.16 £34.85 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.06% +43.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.44 £25.90 £22.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.36 £55.22 £24.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.73 -

Product Management 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 39769 44877 44538
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.43% 83.33% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25882 29740 28602
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 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1093 1231
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.83 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Product Management
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Product Management in the UK

Product Management
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 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 +12 214 £450 -5.26% 122
London -4 120 £500 - 63
South East +26 39 £450 -2.70% 25
Wales +14 18 £450 -15.49% 3
West Midlands +18 15 £575 +64.28%
Berkshire +27 12 £481 -12.50% 10
Buckinghamshire - 10 £365 - 3
East Midlands -5 9 £600 - 2
West Wales - 9 £563 -
Swansea - 9 £563 -
Milton Keynes - 9 £345 - 3
City of London -4 8 £423 -13.33% 11
Scotland +26 7 £425 +3.03% 1
Yorkshire +18 7 £403 -26.81% 3
North West +16 7 £360 +20.00% 9
West Sussex +10 7 £390 -22.00%
Leeds +22 6 £395 -31.30% 2
West Yorkshire +22 6 £395 -31.30% 2
Hampshire +9 6 £450 -21.73% 4
East of England +1 6 £450 -10.89% 17
Horsham - 6 £390 -
Reading +16 5 £450 -10.44% 2
Edinburgh +7 5 £469 +17.18% 1
South Wales +4 5 £345 -34.28% 3
North East +71 4 £350 -28.93% 1
Coventry +7 4 - -
Hertfordshire +1 4 - - 7
South West -6 4 - - 1
Midlands +13 3 - - 3
Birmingham +12 3 £325 -24.63%

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 223 (49.34%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (26.55%) Finance
3 113 (25.00%) User Experience
4 108 (23.89%) Scrum
5 83 (18.36%) Project Management
6 74 (16.37%) Analytical Skills
7 72 (15.93%) Marketing
8 62 (13.72%) TDD
9 56 (12.39%) Degree
9 56 (12.39%) Java
10 55 (12.17%) Prototyping
11 51 (11.28%) User Stories
11 51 (11.28%) Stakeholder Management
12 49 (10.84%) Wireframes
13 45 (9.96%) HTML
14 44 (9.73%) SDLC
15 43 (9.51%) CSS
16 42 (9.29%) Mentoring
17 40 (8.85%) Banking
17 40 (8.85%) E-Commerce
18 38 (8.41%) Coaching
19 36 (7.96%) Software Engineering
19 36 (7.96%) QA
20 35 (7.74%) Kanban
20 35 (7.74%) JavaScript
20 35 (7.74%) Analytics
20 35 (7.74%) REST
21 34 (7.52%) HTML5
22 33 (7.30%) CSS3
22 33 (7.30%) SQL

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 14 (3.10%) Apache
2 13 (2.88%) CMS
3 10 (2.21%) Drupal
4 9 (1.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (1.77%) Alfresco
5 8 (1.77%) Liferay
6 6 (1.33%) Confluence
7 5 (1.11%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.66%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.66%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.44%) Captiva
9 2 (0.44%) Documentum
9 2 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.44%) JBoss
9 2 (0.44%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.22%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.22%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 21 (4.65%) MS Visio
2 12 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (2.43%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (2.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (2.43%) OmniGraffle
3 11 (2.43%) Photoshop
4 8 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.11%) InVision
5 5 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.88%) Fireworks
6 4 (0.88%) UXPin
7 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.22%) Flinto
Business Applications
1 8 (1.77%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 6 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.88%) Primavera
4 3 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.44%) SAP EWM
5 2 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.44%) Siebel CRM
6 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.22%) Eikon
6 1 (0.22%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.65%) SaaS
2 11 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.77%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.88%) GitHub
5 4 (0.88%) Trello
6 3 (0.66%) Adobe Analytics
6 3 (0.66%) PaaS
7 2 (0.44%) IaaS
7 2 (0.44%) Office 365
8 1 (0.22%) AdWords
8 1 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.22%) Heroku
8 1 (0.22%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.32%) Internet
2 7 (1.55%) 3GPP
2 7 (1.55%) Diameter Protocol
2 7 (1.55%) SIGTRAN
3 6 (1.33%) Network Security
3 6 (1.33%) WAN
4 5 (1.11%) Wireless
5 4 (0.88%) HTTP
5 4 (0.88%) RFID
5 4 (0.88%) SAN
5 4 (0.88%) SMTP
5 4 (0.88%) VoIP
6 3 (0.66%) DNS
6 3 (0.66%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.66%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (0.66%) IPsec
6 3 (0.66%) SSH
7 2 (0.44%) NFC
7 2 (0.44%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.44%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.53%) MySQL
2 21 (4.65%) NoSQL
3 17 (3.76%) MongoDB
4 14 (3.10%) Apache Cassandra
4 14 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (2.43%) Hadoop
6 9 (1.99%) SQL Server
7 8 (1.77%) Big Data
8 4 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.44%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.44%) EDRMS
9 2 (0.44%) MS Access
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.44%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.44%) Spark SQL
10 1 (0.22%) GIS
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle OLAP
10 1 (0.22%) Pentaho
10 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (3.54%) JIRA
2 15 (3.32%) Axure RP
3 13 (2.88%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 13 (2.88%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.55%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.33%) Cucumber
6 5 (1.11%) Subversion
7 4 (0.88%) Dreamweaver
7 4 (0.88%) Selenium
8 3 (0.66%) WinDbg
9 2 (0.44%) JMeter
9 2 (0.44%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.22%) ERwin
10 1 (0.22%) MagicDraw
10 1 (0.22%) NuGet
10 1 (0.22%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (0.22%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.22%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.22%) VersionOne
General
1 120 (26.55%) Finance
2 72 (15.93%) Marketing
3 40 (8.85%) Banking
4 31 (6.86%) Retail
4 31 (6.86%) Telecoms
5 21 (4.65%) Legal
6 14 (3.10%) Investment Banking
7 10 (2.21%) French Language
7 10 (2.21%) Front Office
8 8 (1.77%) Advertising
8 8 (1.77%) Billing
9 7 (1.55%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.11%) Electronics
10 5 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (1.11%) Publishing
11 4 (0.88%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.88%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.66%) Digital Economy
12 3 (0.66%) Games
Job Titles
1 65 (14.38%) Product Manager
2 63 (13.94%) Architect
3 41 (9.07%) Designer
4 40 (8.85%) Analyst
5 37 (8.19%) Consultant
6 35 (7.74%) Business Analyst
7 33 (7.30%) Technical Architect
8 26 (5.75%) UX Designer
9 25 (5.53%) Project Manager
10 24 (5.31%) Developer
11 20 (4.42%) Agile Coach
12 19 (4.20%) Senior Architect
13 16 (3.54%) Digital Product Manager
13 16 (3.54%) Senior Manager
14 14 (3.10%) Product Owner
15 13 (2.88%) User Experience Architect
16 11 (2.43%) Programme Manager
17 10 (2.21%) Head of Product Management
18 9 (1.99%) Technical Specialist
19 8 (1.77%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (9.96%) HTML
2 43 (9.51%) CSS
3 35 (7.74%) REST
4 34 (7.52%) HTML5
5 33 (7.30%) CSS3
6 21 (4.65%) Ajax
7 20 (4.42%) JSON
8 17 (3.76%) Node.js
8 17 (3.76%) Spring
9 16 (3.54%) Web Services
10 13 (2.88%) AngularJS
10 13 (2.88%) Ruby on Rails
11 10 (2.21%) J2EE
11 10 (2.21%) SOAP
12 8 (1.77%) ActiveMQ
12 8 (1.77%) Django
12 8 (1.77%) Play Framework
12 8 (1.77%) XML
13 6 (1.33%) Elastic Stack
13 6 (1.33%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 113 (25.00%) User Experience
2 74 (16.37%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (5.97%) Computer Science
4 19 (4.20%) Management Information System
5 17 (3.76%) Mobile App
6 14 (3.10%) Fixed Income
7 13 (2.88%) Virtual Team
8 12 (2.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 11 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (2.21%) Linux Command Line
10 10 (2.21%) RIA
11 8 (1.77%) Equities
12 7 (1.55%) Data Centre
13 5 (1.11%) Fintech
13 5 (1.11%) Interactive TV
13 5 (1.11%) SWIFT
14 4 (0.88%) Derivative
14 4 (0.88%) Minimum Viable Product
15 3 (0.66%) Blog
15 3 (0.66%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 31 (6.86%) Linux
2 22 (4.87%) Unix
3 16 (3.54%) Android
4 13 (2.88%) Apple iOS
5 10 (2.21%) Windows
6 4 (0.88%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.44%) Solaris
9 1 (0.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (49.34%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (23.89%) Scrum
3 83 (18.36%) Project Management
4 62 (13.72%) TDD
5 55 (12.17%) Prototyping
6 51 (11.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 51 (11.28%) User Stories
7 49 (10.84%) Wireframes
8 44 (9.73%) SDLC
9 42 (9.29%) Mentoring
10 40 (8.85%) E-Commerce
11 38 (8.41%) Coaching
12 36 (7.96%) Software Engineering
13 35 (7.74%) Analytics
13 35 (7.74%) Kanban
14 32 (7.08%) PRINCE2
14 32 (7.08%) Software Architecture
15 30 (6.64%) ITIL
16 28 (6.19%) Business Analysis
16 28 (6.19%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 56 (12.39%) Java
2 35 (7.74%) JavaScript
3 33 (7.30%) SQL
4 24 (5.31%) Python
5 19 (4.20%) Ruby
6 16 (3.54%) PHP
7 14 (3.10%) C#
8 9 (1.99%) Scala
9 8 (1.77%) Perl
10 7 (1.55%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.33%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.33%) C++
12 5 (1.11%) Apple Swift
12 5 (1.11%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.88%) Objective-C
13 4 (0.88%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.22%) COBOL
14 1 (0.22%) Go
14 1 (0.22%) SPARQL
14 1 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 56 (12.39%) Degree
2 22 (4.87%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.65%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 10 (2.21%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.11%) MBA
8 4 (0.88%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.88%) Postgraduate
9 3 (0.66%) ISEB
9 3 (0.66%) PMP
10 2 (0.44%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.22%) APMP
11 1 (0.22%) CISA
11 1 (0.22%) CISSP
11 1 (0.22%) CSSLP
11 1 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.22%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (7.96%) QA
2 6 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.66%) Actionable Recommendations
3 3 (0.66%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.66%) SLA
4 2 (0.44%) PMO
4 2 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.44%) TARGET2
5 1 (0.22%) Basel II
5 1 (0.22%) Basel III
5 1 (0.22%) GxP
5 1 (0.22%) HL7
5 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 19770
5 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.22%) UCITS
System Software
1 5 (1.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.66%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.66%) SRDF
2 3 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (1.99%) Ansible
2 7 (1.55%) Puppet
3 6 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.11%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.44%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.44%) FTK
6 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.22%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 29 (6.42%) Microsoft
2 24 (5.31%) Oracle
3 22 (4.87%) Adobe
4 11 (2.43%) IBM
5 10 (2.21%) CheckPoint
5 10 (2.21%) SAP
6 9 (1.99%) Google
7 8 (1.77%) hybris
7 8 (1.77%) JD Edwards
7 8 (1.77%) OpenText
8 7 (1.55%) Zend
9 6 (1.33%) Apple
9 6 (1.33%) ION Trading
9 6 (1.33%) Splunk
10 5 (1.11%) AppDynamics
10 5 (1.11%) Dynatrace
10 5 (1.11%) Informatica
11 4 (0.88%) Bloomberg
11 4 (0.88%) Remedy
11 4 (0.88%) Tableau
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Posted: Yesterday
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Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
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Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes
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Rate: £50,000 - £70,000 per year
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London
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Rate: £400 - £550 per day
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Warrington, Cheshire
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Rate: £400 - 450 per day
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
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