The table below looks at the statistics for the Product Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Product Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Product Specialist
Rank 129 129 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs requiring a Product Specialist 7 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.072% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.080% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 -
% change year-on-year
-4.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
Product Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2931 2512 2838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.97% 90.39% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1720 1219 1430
Average daily rate £350 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 191 192
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £40.57 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

Product Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Product Specialist in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Product Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Product Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Product Specialist across the North West region.

Product Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Product Specialist
Top 15 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Product Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Product Specialist in their job title.

1 9 (100.00%) NHS
2 6 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) MS Office
3 1 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) DTV
3 1 (11.11%) Electronics
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing

Product Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Product Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Product Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
General
1 1 (11.11%) Electronics
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 9 (100.00%) NHS
2 6 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
1 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) SAP
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft