Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 14 December 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 > Wales
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 86 102
Rank change year-on-year -12 +16 +9
Contract jobs citing Product Management 21 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.21% 0.57% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 0.68% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 3
Wales median daily rate £330 £400 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.50% -23.81% +16.41%
10th Percentile £285 £320 £443
90th Percentile £366 £485 £540
UK median daily rate £480 £500 £473
% change year-on-year -4.00% +5.82% +2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £35.00 £37.01
% change year-on-year +25.71% -5.43% +13.35%

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 advertised in Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,513 1,025 1,202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 87.36% 82.93% 85.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,047 684 853
Wales median daily rate £425 £393 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.28% -1.88% +14.29%
10th Percentile £285 £181 £211
90th Percentile £588 £559 £562
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 40 52
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £22.69 £18.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.89% +23.48% +14.84%
10th Percentile £10.79 £13.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £37.25 £53.35 £62.38
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £24.02 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.33% +6.76% +2.27%

Product Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Product Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Product Management in Wales

Product Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Product Management in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Product Management in Wales

Product Management
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 14 December 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
South Wales -15 17 £330 -17.50% 2
West Wales +2 1 - -
Product Management
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for Product Management.

1 18 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (80.95%) MySQL
2 17 (80.95%) Project Management
3 16 (76.19%) Regression Testing
3 16 (76.19%) Oracle
3 16 (76.19%) SQL Server
3 16 (76.19%) JIRA
3 16 (76.19%) QA
3 16 (76.19%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (76.19%) Test Automation
3 16 (76.19%) Cucumber
4 15 (71.43%) SDLC
5 13 (61.90%) Subversion
5 13 (61.90%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (61.90%) Git (software)
5 13 (61.90%) Test Management
6 10 (47.62%) Selenium
7 6 (28.57%) SQL
8 3 (14.29%) Scrum
9 2 (9.52%) DSDM
9 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
9 2 (9.52%) Marketing
9 2 (9.52%) Kanban
9 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
9 2 (9.52%) Coaching
9 2 (9.52%) User Experience
9 2 (9.52%) Data Analytics
9 2 (9.52%) Analytics
9 2 (9.52%) Agile Coaching
10 1 (4.76%) Responsive Web Design

Product Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (80.95%) MySQL
2 16 (76.19%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.76%) Big Data
3 1 (4.76%) HPCC
Development Applications
1 16 (76.19%) Cucumber
1 16 (76.19%) JIRA
2 13 (61.90%) Git (software)
2 13 (61.90%) Subversion
3 10 (47.62%) Selenium
General
1 2 (9.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 11 (52.38%) Test Automation Engineer
3 7 (33.33%) QA Engineer
3 7 (33.33%) QA Test Engineer
3 7 (33.33%) Quality Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) Agile Test Analyst
4 5 (23.81%) Analyst
4 5 (23.81%) Automation Test Analyst
4 5 (23.81%) QA Analyst
4 5 (23.81%) QA Automation Analyst
4 5 (23.81%) QA Automation Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) QA Test Analyst
4 5 (23.81%) Software Analyst
4 5 (23.81%) Software QA Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) Software Test Analyst
4 5 (23.81%) Software Test Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) Software Test Specialist
4 5 (23.81%) Test Analyst
4 5 (23.81%) Test Automation Specialist
4 5 (23.81%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) CSS
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
1 1 (4.76%) jQuery
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) User Experience
2 1 (4.76%) Blog
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (80.95%) Project Management
3 16 (76.19%) Regression Testing
3 16 (76.19%) Test Automation
3 16 (76.19%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (71.43%) SDLC
5 13 (61.90%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (61.90%) Test Management
6 3 (14.29%) Scrum
7 2 (9.52%) Agile Coaching
7 2 (9.52%) Analytics
7 2 (9.52%) Coaching
7 2 (9.52%) Data Analytics
7 2 (9.52%) DSDM
7 2 (9.52%) Kanban
7 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.76%) A/B Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Front End Development
8 1 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
8 1 (4.76%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (76.19%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Zend