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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Product Management
UK
Rank 381 384 469
Rank change year-on-year +3 +85  
Contract jobs citing Product Management 207 274 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.51% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.62% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 196 99
Median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £594 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £434 £475
% change year-on-year +26.80% -8.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £37.02 - £77.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £77.50

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 37338 44118 43065
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.13% 82.88% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24672 28919 26679
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 945 1114 1248
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +31.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Product Management.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 27 March 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 +2 204 £525 +10.52% 114
London +3 116 £500 +5.26% 58
South East +17 34 £725 +39.42% 28
Yorkshire +43 30 £550 +15.78% 2
West Yorkshire +37 24 £550 +15.78%
Leeds +32 23 £550 +15.78%
Hampshire +29 19 £850 +209.09% 7
Southampton - 15 £850 - 2
Berkshire +28 10 £438 -16.66% 12
City of London +4 9 £550 +37.50% 14
Reading +26 7 £423 -1.74% 2
East of England -11 7 £465 +6.28% 6
West Midlands +13 5 £425 -17.07%
Sheffield - 5 £555 - 1
South Yorkshire - 5 £555 - 1
Hertfordshire +2 4 - - 1
North West +17 3 £500 +42.85% 6
Birmingham +4 3 £446 -25.70%
Surrey -2 3 £600 +11.16%
South West -2 3 £450 +7.14% 12
Cambridge +3 2 £465 +18.47% 2
Cambridgeshire +1 2 £465 +5.98% 3
East Midlands -8 2 £465 - 2
Buckinghamshire -8 2 - -
North East -30 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 £400 -
Hook - 2 £471 -
Durham - 2 - -
Hatfield - 2 - -
Cheshire +24 1 £425 +30.76%

Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 239 (50.74%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (25.27%) User Experience
3 117 (24.84%) Finance
4 111 (23.57%) Scrum
5 90 (19.11%) Analytical Skills
6 77 (16.35%) Project Management
7 67 (14.23%) TDD
7 67 (14.23%) User Stories
8 64 (13.59%) Prototyping
9 62 (13.16%) HTML
10 60 (12.74%) Marketing
11 59 (12.53%) Degree
12 56 (11.89%) QA
12 56 (11.89%) Analytics
13 54 (11.46%) Java
14 53 (11.25%) Stakeholder Management
15 50 (10.62%) CSS
16 47 (9.98%) Kanban
17 45 (9.55%) Wireframes
18 44 (9.34%) JavaScript
18 44 (9.34%) Telecoms
19 39 (8.28%) Banking
20 38 (8.07%) REST
21 37 (7.86%) DevOps
21 37 (7.86%) Mentoring
22 36 (7.64%) Business Analysis
23 35 (7.43%) E-Commerce
23 35 (7.43%) HTML5
24 34 (7.22%) Software Architecture
24 34 (7.22%) SQL

Product Management
Top Related 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 12 (2.55%) Confluence
2 8 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (1.49%) Apache
3 7 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (1.06%) CMS
5 4 (0.85%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.85%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (0.85%) nginx
6 3 (0.64%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.64%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.42%) Captiva
7 2 (0.42%) Documentum
7 2 (0.42%) Drupal
7 2 (0.42%) JBoss
7 2 (0.42%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.21%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.21%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.21%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 27 (5.73%) MS Visio
2 22 (4.67%) MS Excel
3 12 (2.55%) MS Office
4 11 (2.34%) Adobe Illustrator
4 11 (2.34%) Photoshop
5 8 (1.70%) Flinto
5 8 (1.70%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (1.27%) Fireworks
7 5 (1.06%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.85%) InVision
9 3 (0.64%) MS Project
10 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.21%) Blender
11 1 (0.21%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.21%) Maya
Business Applications
1 12 (2.55%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (1.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (1.27%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.85%) BASE24
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.42%) Primavera
5 2 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.42%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.21%) Eikon
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.73%) SaaS
2 23 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.27%) PaaS
5 5 (1.06%) Adobe Analytics
5 5 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (0.64%) GitHub
7 3 (0.64%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.42%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.21%) AdSense
9 1 (0.21%) IaaS
9 1 (0.21%) Office 365
9 1 (0.21%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.55%) Internet
1 12 (2.55%) Network Security
2 9 (1.91%) HTTP
2 9 (1.91%) SMTP
3 8 (1.70%) WAN
3 8 (1.70%) Wireless
4 7 (1.49%) DNS
4 7 (1.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 7 (1.49%) IPsec
5 5 (1.06%) Ethernet
5 5 (1.06%) SAN
5 5 (1.06%) SMS
6 4 (0.85%) Kerberos
6 4 (0.85%) Unified Communications
6 4 (0.85%) VoIP
6 4 (0.85%) xDSL
7 3 (0.64%) Firewall
7 3 (0.64%) LAN
7 3 (0.64%) PBX
7 3 (0.64%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.18%) MongoDB
1 15 (3.18%) NoSQL
2 14 (2.97%) Apache Cassandra
3 13 (2.76%) Hadoop
3 13 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (2.55%) SQL Server
5 11 (2.34%) Big Data
5 11 (2.34%) MySQL
6 7 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.27%) Data Mining
7 6 (1.27%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.27%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.06%) MS Access
9 4 (0.85%) NonStop SQL
9 4 (0.85%) Sqoop
10 3 (0.64%) DB2
10 3 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.42%) KDB
11 2 (0.42%) Kdb+
11 2 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 22 (4.67%) JIRA
2 15 (3.18%) Git (software)
3 11 (2.34%) Jenkins
4 10 (2.12%) Selenium
5 9 (1.91%) JUnit
6 8 (1.70%) Axure RP
6 8 (1.70%) Cucumber
7 6 (1.27%) Ant
7 6 (1.27%) Dreamweaver
7 6 (1.27%) Maven
7 6 (1.27%) Mockito
8 5 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (1.06%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 5 (1.06%) FishEye
9 3 (0.64%) DbUnit
9 3 (0.64%) JMeter
9 3 (0.64%) WinDbg
10 2 (0.42%) Log4j
10 2 (0.42%) Rational Rhapsody
10 2 (0.42%) Subversion
General
1 117 (24.84%) Finance
2 60 (12.74%) Marketing
3 44 (9.34%) Telecoms
4 39 (8.28%) Banking
5 28 (5.94%) Retail
6 23 (4.88%) Legal
7 13 (2.76%) Electronics
7 13 (2.76%) Manufacturing
8 11 (2.34%) Advertising
9 9 (1.91%) Investment Banking
10 8 (1.70%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.70%) Front Office
10 8 (1.70%) Publishing
11 6 (1.27%) Back Office
12 5 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.85%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.85%) Automotive
14 3 (0.64%) Billing
14 3 (0.64%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.42%) French Language
Job Titles
1 84 (17.83%) Product Manager
2 72 (15.29%) Architect
3 51 (10.83%) Analyst
4 43 (9.13%) Designer
5 42 (8.92%) Business Analyst
6 40 (8.49%) Technical Architect
7 36 (7.64%) Developer
8 31 (6.58%) Consultant
9 28 (5.94%) UX Designer
10 20 (4.25%) Senior Manager
11 17 (3.61%) Project Manager
12 16 (3.40%) Product Owner
12 16 (3.40%) Senior Architect
13 13 (2.76%) Digital Architect
13 13 (2.76%) Digital Product Manager
14 12 (2.55%) Development Manager
14 12 (2.55%) Solutions Architect
15 10 (2.12%) Senior Product Manager
16 9 (1.91%) Programme Manager
16 9 (1.91%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (13.16%) HTML
2 50 (10.62%) CSS
3 38 (8.07%) REST
4 35 (7.43%) HTML5
5 27 (5.73%) Web Services
6 26 (5.52%) CSS3
7 25 (5.31%) Ajax
8 21 (4.46%) AngularJS
9 19 (4.03%) XML
10 18 (3.82%) JSON
11 16 (3.40%) Node.js
12 15 (3.18%) Play Framework
13 13 (2.76%) Spring
14 12 (2.55%) .NET
14 12 (2.55%) jQuery
15 9 (1.91%) Django
15 9 (1.91%) React
15 9 (1.91%) Ruby on Rails
15 9 (1.91%) SOAP
15 9 (1.91%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 119 (25.27%) User Experience
2 90 (19.11%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (4.88%) Mobile App
4 17 (3.61%) Fintech
5 16 (3.40%) Virtual Team
6 15 (3.18%) Management Information System
7 14 (2.97%) Data Centre
8 13 (2.76%) Computer Science
9 10 (2.12%) Fixed Income
10 9 (1.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (1.70%) Interactive TV
12 7 (1.49%) Derivative
12 7 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (1.49%) Public Cloud
13 6 (1.27%) RIA
14 5 (1.06%) CLARiiON
14 5 (1.06%) Client/Server
14 5 (1.06%) Equities
14 5 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (1.06%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 33 (7.01%) Linux
2 27 (5.73%) Windows
3 11 (2.34%) Android
3 11 (2.34%) Unix
4 10 (2.12%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.49%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.42%) Solaris
7 1 (0.21%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (50.74%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (23.57%) Scrum
3 77 (16.35%) Project Management
4 67 (14.23%) TDD
4 67 (14.23%) User Stories
5 64 (13.59%) Prototyping
6 56 (11.89%) Analytics
7 53 (11.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 47 (9.98%) Kanban
9 45 (9.55%) Wireframes
10 37 (7.86%) DevOps
10 37 (7.86%) Mentoring
11 36 (7.64%) Business Analysis
12 35 (7.43%) E-Commerce
13 34 (7.22%) Software Architecture
13 34 (7.22%) Software Engineering
14 32 (6.79%) SDLC
14 32 (6.79%) Use Case
15 30 (6.37%) Continuous Integration
15 30 (6.37%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 54 (11.46%) Java
2 44 (9.34%) JavaScript
3 34 (7.22%) SQL
4 15 (3.18%) C#
5 14 (2.97%) Python
6 13 (2.76%) Ruby
6 13 (2.76%) Scala
7 12 (2.55%) PHP
8 6 (1.27%) XPath
9 5 (1.06%) Perl
9 5 (1.06%) TypeScript
10 4 (0.85%) C++
11 3 (0.64%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.64%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.64%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.64%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.64%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.42%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.42%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.21%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 59 (12.53%) Degree
2 33 (7.01%) Security Cleared
3 21 (4.46%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.12%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (1.91%) PMI Certification
6 8 (1.70%) PMP
7 3 (0.64%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.64%) MBA
8 2 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.42%) PhD
8 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.21%) APMP
9 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.21%) CISSP
9 1 (0.21%) CSSLP
9 1 (0.21%) ISEB
9 1 (0.21%) MCSE
9 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.21%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (11.89%) QA
2 8 (1.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (1.70%) SLA
3 7 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.49%) PMO
4 6 (1.27%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.64%) EMIR
5 3 (0.64%) MiFID
6 2 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.42%) FATCA
6 2 (0.42%) HL7
6 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.21%) GxP
7 1 (0.21%) SDET
7 1 (0.21%) UCITS
System Software
1 7 (1.49%) Hyper-V
2 5 (1.06%) SRDF
3 4 (0.85%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.64%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.42%) Docker
5 2 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (2.55%) Ansible
1 12 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (1.91%) Puppet
3 8 (1.70%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.85%) Ambari
4 4 (0.85%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.42%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.21%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 26 (5.52%) Oracle
2 21 (4.46%) Microsoft
3 14 (2.97%) Adobe
4 13 (2.76%) SAP
5 11 (2.34%) HP
6 10 (2.12%) CheckPoint
7 9 (1.91%) Cisco
8 8 (1.70%) EMC
8 8 (1.70%) Tableau
9 7 (1.49%) F5
9 7 (1.49%) Juniper
10 6 (1.27%) Atlassian
10 6 (1.27%) hybris
10 6 (1.27%) Palo Alto
11 5 (1.06%) 3PAR
11 5 (1.06%) Brocade
11 5 (1.06%) Dell
11 5 (1.06%) Google
11 5 (1.06%) IBM
11 5 (1.06%) NetApp
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