The table below looks at the statistics for the Product Specialist role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Product Specialist
Rank 549 576 594
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Product Specialist 63 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.019% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.020% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 1 2
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£300 £301 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.16% -39.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £301 -
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £36.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Product Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Product Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Product Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Product Specialist within the UK.

Product Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Product Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Product Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Product Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Product Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Product Specialist within the UK.

Product Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Product Specialist
Top 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Product Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +44 63 £300 -0.16% 11
London +49 37 £350 - 2
South East +9 5 £310 - 3
South West -43 5 £250 -16.80% 2
East of England - 5 £300 -
City of London - 2 £350 - 1
Reading - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
Somerset - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Slough - - - - 1
Taunton - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Watford - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Amersham - - - -
Aylesbury - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Ealing - - - -

Product Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 66 (64.08%) NHS
2 21 (20.39%) ITIL
3 19 (18.45%) Migration
4 15 (14.56%) Internet
4 15 (14.56%) Law
4 15 (14.56%) Microsoft
5 12 (11.65%) TCP/IP
5 12 (11.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (11.65%) CISSP
5 12 (11.65%) MCSE
5 12 (11.65%) GIAC
5 12 (11.65%) Intranet
5 12 (11.65%) Firewall
5 12 (11.65%) Information Security
5 12 (11.65%) Ethical Hacking
5 12 (11.65%) CEH
5 12 (11.65%) Penetration Testing
5 12 (11.65%) assyst
5 12 (11.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (11.65%) Network Security
5 12 (11.65%) ISMS
5 12 (11.65%) Information Assurance
5 12 (11.65%) Change Control
5 12 (11.65%) Cyber Security
6 6 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (5.83%) Finance
7 5 (4.85%) UNIX
7 5 (4.85%) Sybase
7 5 (4.85%) Informatics
7 5 (4.85%) Banking

Product Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.88%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.91%) IIS
3 1 (0.97%) Apache
3 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.97%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 3 (2.91%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.97%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (11.65%) assyst
2 3 (2.91%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.56%) Internet
2 12 (11.65%) TCP/IP
2 12 (11.65%) Intranet
2 12 (11.65%) Firewall
2 12 (11.65%) Network Security
3 1 (0.97%) Wireless
3 1 (0.97%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.97%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.97%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.97%) StarTeam
General
1 15 (14.56%) Law
2 6 (5.83%) Finance
3 5 (4.85%) Banking
4 4 (3.88%) Legal
5 3 (2.91%) Marketing
6 2 (1.94%) Front Office
7 1 (0.97%) Back Office
7 1 (0.97%) Electronics
7 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.97%) Advertising
7 1 (0.97%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.97%) Rendezvous
1 1 (0.97%) .NET
1 1 (0.97%) XML
1 1 (0.97%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 66 (64.08%) NHS
2 6 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.85%) Informatics
4 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.91%) Life Science
5 1 (0.97%) DTV
5 1 (0.97%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.85%) UNIX
2 4 (3.88%) Windows
3 1 (0.97%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.39%) ITIL
2 19 (18.45%) Migration
3 12 (11.65%) Information Security
3 12 (11.65%) Ethical Hacking
3 12 (11.65%) Penetration Testing
3 12 (11.65%) ISMS
3 12 (11.65%) Information Assurance
3 12 (11.65%) Change Control
3 12 (11.65%) Cyber Security
4 4 (3.88%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (3.88%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (2.91%) Service Delivery
5 3 (2.91%) Asset Management
5 3 (2.91%) Logistics
6 2 (1.94%) Product Marketing
6 2 (1.94%) Project Management
7 1 (0.97%) ITSM
7 1 (0.97%) Security Management
7 1 (0.97%) Configuration Management
7 1 (0.97%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.91%) SQL
2 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
2 1 (0.97%) Java
2 1 (0.97%) Perl
2 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (11.65%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (11.65%) CISSP
1 12 (11.65%) MCSE
1 12 (11.65%) GIAC
1 12 (11.65%) CEH
2 1 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (0.97%) CCIE
2 1 (0.97%) CCNP
2 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.97%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.88%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (3.88%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.97%) WMI
2 1 (0.97%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 15 (14.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.85%) Sybase
3 3 (2.91%) Charles River
3 3 (2.91%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (2.91%) SolarWinds
4 1 (0.97%) Serena
4 1 (0.97%) TIBCO
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle
4 1 (0.97%) SAP
4 1 (0.97%) Borland
4 1 (0.97%) Cisco
4 1 (0.97%) HP
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