The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Product Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Product Specialist
Rank - 164 134
Contract jobs requiring a Product Specialist 0 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.045% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.047% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 9
Median daily rate - £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+17.18% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - -
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
3287 4253 3007
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.08% 94.95% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2086 2594 1719
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 218 200
Median hourly rate £17.75 £17.33 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.42% +8.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Product Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Product Specialist in the job title.

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