Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 455 437 426
Rank change year-on-year -18 -11 +100
Contract jobs citing Product Management 539 473 600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.50% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.58% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 302 412
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £288 £325 £325
90th Percentile £638 £674 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -8.00% +11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 10
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £27.16 £34.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.00% -21.07% +26.28%
10th Percentile £29.25 £22.76 £18.38
90th Percentile £47.60 £46.83 £59.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £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 89,317 80,919 92,803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.73% 84.94% 84.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,921 52,955 61,108
UK median daily rate £450 £449 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.33% +5.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £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 2,460 2,122 2,286
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +12.54%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.03 £52.49 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.00% - +16.01%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -4 483 £500 - 158
London -7 296 £500 - 74
UK excluding London -20 235 £460 -8.00% 94
South East -11 88 £456 -9.93% 33
North of England -15 52 £525 +5.00% 25
Wales +5 33 £330 -26.67% 2
North West +4 26 £525 +31.25% 18
Midlands -33 22 £525 +5.00% 9
West Midlands -27 21 £525 +3.96% 5
South West +17 20 £450 +1.41% 4
North East +8 16 £525 +50.00% 2
Yorkshire -40 15 £488 -5.80% 5
Scotland -37 14 £436 -6.93% 6
East of England -2 9 £468 +0.54% 13
Northern Ireland +19 2 £350 - 2
East Midlands -12 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 284 (52.69%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (28.94%) Finance
3 115 (21.34%) User Experience
4 105 (19.48%) Project Management
5 93 (17.25%) Scrum
6 84 (15.58%) Marketing
7 83 (15.40%) Analytical Skills
8 72 (13.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 71 (13.17%) User Stories
10 64 (11.87%) Degree
11 59 (10.95%) Analytics
12 58 (10.76%) JIRA
13 57 (10.58%) Continuous Improvement
14 54 (10.02%) Retail
15 50 (9.28%) E-Commerce
16 49 (9.09%) Management Information System
17 48 (8.91%) QA
18 47 (8.72%) Problem-Solving
19 42 (7.79%) Banking
20 40 (7.42%) Java
20 40 (7.42%) ITIL
20 40 (7.42%) Microsoft
21 39 (7.24%) Acceptance Criteria
22 38 (7.05%) DevOps
22 38 (7.05%) PRINCE2
23 36 (6.68%) JavaScript
23 36 (6.68%) Business Intelligence
23 36 (6.68%) Mentoring
24 35 (6.49%) HTML
24 35 (6.49%) CSS

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 8 (1.48%) Confluence
1 8 (1.48%) OpenStack
2 7 (1.30%) Apache
2 7 (1.30%) WebLogic
3 4 (0.74%) Apache Spark
3 4 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (0.74%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.56%) Apache Solr
4 3 (0.56%) ArcGIS
4 3 (0.56%) JBoss
4 3 (0.56%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.37%) CMS
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.19%) SAS
6 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.19%) WildFly
Applications
1 29 (5.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.23%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.30%) Chatbot
4 7 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.93%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.37%) InVision
8 2 (0.37%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.19%) UserZoom
9 1 (0.19%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 4 (0.74%) Summit
2 2 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.37%) Magento
2 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.19%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.08%) PaaS
2 20 (3.71%) SaaS
3 18 (3.34%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (2.41%) Office 365
6 8 (1.48%) IaaS
7 6 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.74%) Dialogflow
9 3 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.56%) GitHub
9 3 (0.56%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.56%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.37%) Sauce Labs
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.19%) Force.com
11 1 (0.19%) Serverless
11 1 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.78%) SMS
2 14 (2.60%) Firewall
3 11 (2.04%) Network Security
3 11 (2.04%) VPN
4 10 (1.86%) Unified Communications
4 10 (1.86%) WAN
5 9 (1.67%) Internet
5 9 (1.67%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.30%) BGP
6 7 (1.30%) DHCP
6 7 (1.30%) DNS
6 7 (1.30%) IP Telephony
6 7 (1.30%) OSPF
7 6 (1.11%) LAN
8 5 (0.93%) HTTP
9 4 (0.74%) Skype
9 4 (0.74%) Telepresence
10 3 (0.56%) FTP
11 2 (0.37%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.37%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.82%) MySQL
2 25 (4.64%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.67%) Big Data
3 9 (1.67%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.11%) Power BI
5 5 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (0.93%) Blockchain
5 5 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.93%) Hadoop
5 5 (0.93%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.74%) Apache Hive
6 4 (0.74%) HBase
6 4 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.74%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.56%) Cosmos DB
7 3 (0.56%) GIS
7 3 (0.56%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.37%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 58 (10.76%) JIRA
2 22 (4.08%) Git (software)
3 18 (3.34%) Cucumber
4 16 (2.97%) Selenium
5 15 (2.78%) Jenkins
6 13 (2.41%) Subversion
7 8 (1.48%) SoapUI
8 7 (1.30%) Protractor
9 6 (1.11%) GitLab
9 6 (1.11%) Jasmine
10 5 (0.93%) Zephyr
11 4 (0.74%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.56%) JMeter
12 3 (0.56%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (0.37%) gulp
14 1 (0.19%) Appium
14 1 (0.19%) Grunt
14 1 (0.19%) Mocha
14 1 (0.19%) YouTrack
General
1 156 (28.94%) Finance
2 84 (15.58%) Marketing
3 54 (10.02%) Retail
4 42 (7.79%) Banking
5 31 (5.75%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.78%) Billing
7 13 (2.41%) Investment Banking
8 12 (2.23%) Games
8 12 (2.23%) Legal
9 11 (2.04%) Publishing
10 7 (1.30%) Manufacturing
11 6 (1.11%) Electronics
12 5 (0.93%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.93%) Front Office
13 4 (0.74%) Back Office
13 4 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.56%) Automotive
14 3 (0.56%) Digital Economy
14 3 (0.56%) Law
14 3 (0.56%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 149 (27.64%) Product Manager
2 54 (10.02%) Product Owner
3 52 (9.65%) Analyst
4 48 (8.91%) Architect
5 40 (7.42%) Project Manager
6 37 (6.86%) Business Analyst
7 30 (5.57%) Developer
8 23 (4.27%) Solutions Architect
9 22 (4.08%) Digital Product Manager
10 19 (3.53%) Designer
10 19 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 15 (2.78%) Agile Coach
11 15 (2.78%) Test Engineer
12 12 (2.23%) CRM Architect
12 12 (2.23%) Senior Manager
12 12 (2.23%) User Experience Researcher
13 11 (2.04%) Administrator
13 11 (2.04%) CRM Solutions Architect
13 11 (2.04%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 10 (1.86%) Digital Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (6.49%) CSS
1 35 (6.49%) HTML
2 22 (4.08%) Web Services
3 17 (3.15%) HTML5
3 17 (3.15%) JSON
4 14 (2.60%) REST
5 13 (2.41%) AngularJS
6 11 (2.04%) CSS3
7 10 (1.86%) Velocity
8 9 (1.67%) XML
9 8 (1.48%) .NET
9 8 (1.48%) Kafka
9 8 (1.48%) Sass
9 8 (1.48%) SOAP
10 7 (1.30%) Ajax
10 7 (1.30%) Play Framework
10 7 (1.30%) Redux
10 7 (1.30%) RxJS
11 6 (1.11%) Angular 2
11 6 (1.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 115 (21.34%) User Experience
2 83 (15.40%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 24 (4.45%) Mobile App
5 18 (3.34%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.41%) Fintech
7 11 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (1.86%) Data Centre
9 9 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 9 (1.67%) Minimum Viable Product
10 8 (1.48%) Smart Meter
10 8 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (1.30%) Over-the-Top Content
12 6 (1.11%) Algorithms
12 6 (1.11%) Analytical Mindset
12 6 (1.11%) Blog
12 6 (1.11%) Equities
13 5 (0.93%) PMI
13 5 (0.93%) Social Media
13 5 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (4.08%) Linux
2 17 (3.15%) Apple iOS
3 16 (2.97%) Android
4 13 (2.41%) Unix
5 12 (2.23%) Windows
6 7 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.93%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.56%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.37%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.19%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (52.69%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (19.48%) Project Management
3 93 (17.25%) Scrum
4 72 (13.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 71 (13.17%) User Stories
6 59 (10.95%) Analytics
7 57 (10.58%) Continuous Improvement
8 50 (9.28%) E-Commerce
9 47 (8.72%) Problem-Solving
10 40 (7.42%) ITIL
11 39 (7.24%) Acceptance Criteria
12 38 (7.05%) DevOps
12 38 (7.05%) PRINCE2
13 36 (6.68%) Business Intelligence
13 36 (6.68%) Mentoring
14 34 (6.31%) Coaching
15 33 (6.12%) Decision-Making
15 33 (6.12%) Open Source
15 33 (6.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 32 (5.94%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 40 (7.42%) Java
2 36 (6.68%) JavaScript
3 34 (6.31%) SQL
4 20 (3.71%) Python
5 17 (3.15%) PL/SQL
6 13 (2.41%) T-SQL
7 12 (2.23%) C++
8 11 (2.04%) Ruby
9 9 (1.67%) Scala
10 8 (1.48%) C#
11 7 (1.30%) PHP
11 7 (1.30%) TypeScript
12 4 (0.74%) C
12 4 (0.74%) Groovy
12 4 (0.74%) Perl
13 3 (0.56%) Go
13 3 (0.56%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.37%) Erlang
14 2 (0.37%) Lua
14 2 (0.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 64 (11.87%) Degree
2 20 (3.71%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (3.53%) CISSP
3 19 (3.53%) Security Cleared
4 17 (3.15%) CCIE
5 16 (2.97%) CCNP
5 16 (2.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 15 (2.78%) CCDP
6 15 (2.78%) Chartered Engineer
6 15 (2.78%) CISM
6 15 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 7 (1.30%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.11%) APMG
8 6 (1.11%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.56%) MBA
11 3 (0.56%) PhD
12 2 (0.37%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (8.91%) QA
2 4 (0.74%) PMO
2 4 (0.74%) SLA
3 2 (0.37%) GCP
3 2 (0.37%) GDPR
3 2 (0.37%) MiFID
3 2 (0.37%) SEPA
4 1 (0.19%) COBIT
4 1 (0.19%) FATCA
4 1 (0.19%) HL7
4 1 (0.19%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.19%) PSD2
4 1 (0.19%) TARGET2
4 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 9 (1.67%) Docker
2 6 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.93%) XenApp
3 5 (0.93%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.56%) ProxySG
4 3 (0.56%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.37%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.37%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.37%) Firmware
5 2 (0.37%) KVM
5 2 (0.37%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.19%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.19%) vCloud
6 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (1.11%) Kubernetes
3 5 (0.93%) Ansible
3 5 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.74%) HP ALM
5 3 (0.56%) Puppet
6 2 (0.37%) Cobbler
6 2 (0.37%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.37%) Icinga
6 2 (0.37%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.19%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.19%) CASB
7 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.19%) PingFederate
7 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 40 (7.42%) Microsoft
2 29 (5.38%) Oracle
3 26 (4.82%) Cisco
4 12 (2.23%) Adobe
4 12 (2.23%) SAP
5 9 (1.67%) Google
6 8 (1.48%) Red Hat
7 7 (1.30%) VMware
8 6 (1.11%) Juniper
8 6 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.93%) CA Agile Central
9 5 (0.93%) Citrix
9 5 (0.93%) F5
9 5 (0.93%) IBM
9 5 (0.93%) Ivanti
9 5 (0.93%) Zscaler
10 4 (0.74%) Fortinet
10 4 (0.74%) Palo Alto
10 4 (0.74%) Splunk
11 3 (0.56%) Blue Coat