Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 421 406 511
Rank change year-on-year -15 +105 -25
Contract jobs citing Product Management 523 545 387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.56% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.67% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 360 303
UK median daily rate £500 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -2.63% -5.00%
10th Percentile £373 £325 £300
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 3
UK median hourly rate £28.50 £37.02 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.01% -12.89% -10.53%
10th Percentile £19.00 £26.27 £23.01
90th Percentile £40.00 £46.18 £46.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £43.00

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 84,690 81,227 89,293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.82% 82.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,719 53,809 57,908
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,968 2,254 2,719
UK median hourly rate £23.44 £24.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.34% +4.26% +17.50%
10th Percentile £11.32 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.04% -2.00% +24.22%

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 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -29 496 £500 +5.26% 225
London -44 290 £524 +10.32% 129
UK excluding London -4 227 £475 +5.56% 114
South East -2 91 £535 +32.10% 26
North of England +23 50 £450 -10.89% 25
Midlands +5 33 £425 -5.56% 11
Yorkshire -3 26 £475 -13.64% 11
North West +12 23 £419 +39.58% 13
West Midlands +2 22 £425 -1.45% 7
East of England -6 22 £463 -22.92% 24
Scotland -10 14 £425 +9.68% 4
East Midlands +4 11 £400 -13.51% 4
South West -11 10 £550 +25.71% 9
Wales +14 7 £400 -11.11% 12
North East +46 2 £475 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 285 (54.49%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (25.62%) Finance
3 112 (21.41%) User Experience
4 88 (16.83%) Scrum
5 81 (15.49%) Project Management
5 81 (15.49%) Marketing
6 78 (14.91%) User Stories
7 72 (13.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 65 (12.43%) Java
8 65 (12.43%) Analytics
9 63 (12.05%) Degree
10 62 (11.85%) JavaScript
11 56 (10.71%) E-Commerce
12 53 (10.13%) JIRA
13 48 (9.18%) SQL
14 47 (8.99%) Configuration Management
14 47 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
15 45 (8.60%) REST
15 45 (8.60%) Linux
16 43 (8.22%) Retail
17 42 (8.03%) Node.js
17 42 (8.03%) Open Source
18 41 (7.84%) React
19 40 (7.65%) Process Improvement
19 40 (7.65%) HTML
20 39 (7.46%) DevOps
21 37 (7.07%) Mentoring
22 36 (6.88%) Business Analysis
22 36 (6.88%) Play Framework
23 35 (6.69%) AngularJS

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 30 (5.74%) Elasticsearch
2 25 (4.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 18 (3.44%) Confluence
4 15 (2.87%) CMS
5 11 (2.10%) Apache
6 10 (1.91%) Apache Spark
7 7 (1.34%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (0.76%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.57%) Alfresco
10 3 (0.57%) Drupal
10 3 (0.57%) Jetty
10 3 (0.57%) Liferay
10 3 (0.57%) MS Project Server
10 3 (0.57%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.57%) WildFly
11 2 (0.38%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.38%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (1.72%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.96%) Chatbot
2 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.76%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.19%) GIMP
5 1 (0.19%) InVision
5 1 (0.19%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.19%) Revit
5 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 22 (4.21%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.57%) CA PPM
2 3 (0.57%) Primavera
3 2 (0.38%) Magento
3 2 (0.38%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.38%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 2 (0.38%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.19%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.19%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.19%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.19%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.59%) Cloud Computing
2 23 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (4.40%) SaaS
3 13 (2.49%) PaaS
4 12 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (2.10%) Google Analytics
6 9 (1.72%) Adobe Analytics
7 7 (1.34%) IaaS
8 6 (1.15%) Office 365
9 5 (0.96%) Dialogflow
9 5 (0.96%) Slack
9 5 (0.96%) Taleo
9 5 (0.96%) Trello
10 4 (0.76%) AdWords
11 3 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.57%) GitHub
11 3 (0.57%) Google Tag Manager
11 3 (0.57%) Sauce Labs
12 2 (0.38%) G Suite
12 2 (0.38%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.68%) Internet
2 7 (1.34%) SMS
3 6 (1.15%) Broadband
3 6 (1.15%) Firewall
3 6 (1.15%) Intranet
4 5 (0.96%) VPN
5 4 (0.76%) SSL
6 3 (0.57%) Wireless
7 2 (0.38%) 3GPP
7 2 (0.38%) Diameter Protocol
7 2 (0.38%) DWDM
7 2 (0.38%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.38%) Junos
7 2 (0.38%) MPLS
7 2 (0.38%) Network Security
7 2 (0.38%) SDH
7 2 (0.38%) SIGTRAN
7 2 (0.38%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.38%) VPLS
8 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.40%) NoSQL
2 18 (3.44%) MongoDB
3 15 (2.87%) MySQL
4 14 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (1.72%) Big Data
7 7 (1.34%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.57%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.57%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.57%) Redis
9 2 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.38%) HBase
9 2 (0.38%) Impala
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.19%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.19%) KNIME
10 1 (0.19%) Qlik Sense
10 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.19%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 53 (10.13%) JIRA
2 29 (5.54%) Maven
3 25 (4.78%) Ant
3 25 (4.78%) JUnit
4 24 (4.59%) Mockito
5 22 (4.21%) Jenkins
6 13 (2.49%) Git (software)
7 9 (1.72%) Selenium
8 8 (1.53%) Axure RP
9 6 (1.15%) Cucumber
9 6 (1.15%) Gradle
9 6 (1.15%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.76%) CasperJS
10 4 (0.76%) Mocha
10 4 (0.76%) webpack
11 3 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.57%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.57%) Hudson
11 3 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.38%) WebDriver
General
1 134 (25.62%) Finance
2 81 (15.49%) Marketing
3 43 (8.22%) Retail
4 29 (5.54%) Telecoms
5 27 (5.16%) Banking
6 22 (4.21%) Advertising
7 20 (3.82%) Billing
8 14 (2.68%) Publishing
9 13 (2.49%) Investment Banking
10 10 (1.91%) Front Office
11 9 (1.72%) Digital Economy
11 9 (1.72%) Legal
12 6 (1.15%) Financial Institution
12 6 (1.15%) Law
13 5 (0.96%) Games
14 4 (0.76%) German Language
15 3 (0.57%) Back Office
15 3 (0.57%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.57%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 119 (22.75%) Product Manager
2 57 (10.90%) Analyst
3 49 (9.37%) Developer
4 48 (9.18%) Business Analyst
5 40 (7.65%) Architect
6 37 (7.07%) Product Owner
6 37 (7.07%) Project Manager
7 36 (6.88%) Designer
8 31 (5.93%) Digital Product Manager
9 30 (5.74%) Java Developer
10 24 (4.59%) Senior Manager
11 23 (4.40%) UX Designer
12 18 (3.44%) Consultant
12 18 (3.44%) Development Manager
13 17 (3.25%) Senior Product Manager
14 14 (2.68%) Solutions Architect
15 13 (2.49%) Delivery Manager
15 13 (2.49%) Programme Manager
16 12 (2.29%) Agile Business Analyst
16 12 (2.29%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (8.60%) REST
2 42 (8.03%) Node.js
3 41 (7.84%) React
4 40 (7.65%) HTML
5 36 (6.88%) Play Framework
6 35 (6.69%) AngularJS
6 35 (6.69%) CSS
7 31 (5.93%) Spring
8 30 (5.74%) jQuery
8 30 (5.74%) XML
9 25 (4.78%) HTML5
10 24 (4.59%) Java EE
11 23 (4.40%) CSS3
11 23 (4.40%) JSF
11 23 (4.40%) Spring MVC
12 22 (4.21%) Grails
12 22 (4.21%) JMS
13 17 (3.25%) Ajax
14 16 (3.06%) Django
15 14 (2.68%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 112 (21.41%) User Experience
2 47 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (6.50%) Mobile App
4 22 (4.21%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.49%) Virtual Team
6 10 (1.91%) Blog
6 10 (1.91%) Data Centre
7 9 (1.72%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.72%) Fixed Income
7 9 (1.72%) Social Media
8 8 (1.53%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.34%) RIA
10 5 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.76%) Enterprise Cloud
11 4 (0.76%) Equities
11 4 (0.76%) Fintech
11 4 (0.76%) IVR
11 4 (0.76%) Mobile Wallet
11 4 (0.76%) Over-the-Top Content
11 4 (0.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 45 (8.60%) Linux
2 11 (2.10%) Android
2 11 (2.10%) Apple iOS
3 9 (1.72%) Windows
4 5 (0.96%) Unix
4 5 (0.96%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.57%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.19%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (54.49%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (16.83%) Scrum
3 81 (15.49%) Project Management
4 78 (14.91%) User Stories
5 72 (13.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 65 (12.43%) Analytics
7 56 (10.71%) E-Commerce
8 47 (8.99%) Configuration Management
9 42 (8.03%) Open Source
10 40 (7.65%) Process Improvement
11 39 (7.46%) DevOps
12 37 (7.07%) Mentoring
13 36 (6.88%) Business Analysis
14 35 (6.69%) Prototyping
15 33 (6.31%) Acceptance Criteria
15 33 (6.31%) Coaching
16 32 (6.12%) Unit Testing
17 31 (5.93%) Kanban
17 31 (5.93%) TDD
18 30 (5.74%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 65 (12.43%) Java
2 62 (11.85%) JavaScript
3 48 (9.18%) SQL
4 22 (4.21%) XPath
5 15 (2.87%) Scala
6 14 (2.68%) Python
6 14 (2.68%) Ruby
7 9 (1.72%) C#
8 8 (1.53%) C
8 8 (1.53%) C++
9 7 (1.34%) PHP
10 4 (0.76%) ES6
10 4 (0.76%) GraphQL
10 4 (0.76%) Perl
10 4 (0.76%) R
10 4 (0.76%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 63 (12.05%) Degree
2 21 (4.02%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.68%) CISSP
4 13 (2.49%) PMP
5 11 (2.10%) SC Cleared
6 10 (1.91%) CEH
7 9 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 8 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (1.53%) CSSLP
8 8 (1.53%) PMI Certification
8 8 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (1.15%) CCDP
9 6 (1.15%) CCIE
9 6 (1.15%) CCNP
9 6 (1.15%) Chartered Engineer
9 6 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.15%) CISM
9 6 (1.15%) MBA
10 5 (0.96%) APMG
10 5 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.97%) QA
2 6 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.96%) GDPR
3 5 (0.96%) PMO
4 3 (0.57%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.57%) PMBOK
5 2 (0.38%) SLA
6 1 (0.19%) AIFMD
6 1 (0.19%) MiFID
6 1 (0.19%) UCITS
System Software
1 8 (1.53%) Docker
2 4 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (0.76%) XenApp
2 4 (0.76%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.38%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 32 (6.12%) Ansible
1 32 (6.12%) Opscode Chef
1 32 (6.12%) Puppet
2 5 (0.96%) SCCM
2 5 (0.96%) Terraform
3 4 (0.76%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.19%) Ambari
5 1 (0.19%) Grafana
5 1 (0.19%) Graphite
5 1 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.19%) Kibana
5 1 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.19%) Opsview
5 1 (0.19%) Packer
5 1 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (6.69%) Oracle
2 25 (4.78%) Microsoft
3 19 (3.63%) Google
4 15 (2.87%) Adobe
4 15 (2.87%) Cisco
5 12 (2.29%) SAP
6 8 (1.53%) CheckPoint
7 7 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.15%) Atlassian
8 6 (1.15%) IBM
8 6 (1.15%) Tableau
9 5 (0.96%) Ariba
9 5 (0.96%) CA
9 5 (0.96%) Omniture
9 5 (0.96%) OpenText
10 4 (0.76%) Citrix
10 4 (0.76%) Coverity
10 4 (0.76%) Ivanti
10 4 (0.76%) Synopsys
11 3 (0.57%) hybris