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 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Product Specialist
Rank 597 552 571
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Product Specialist 14 41 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.075% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.081% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 32 5
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£325 £310 £625
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -50.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £431
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -28.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
52742 50614 47223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.51% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 33530 30755 27618
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1944 2005 2147
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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 28 July 2015.

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 10 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 28 July 2015. 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 -54 13 £323 +4.03% 5
South East -21 7 £320 +3.22% 1
Milton Keynes - 6 £320 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £320 -
London -21 3 £350 - 4
Birkenhead - 1 £300 -
South West - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £300 -
North West - 1 £300 -

Product Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 9 (37.50%) NHS
2 6 (25.00%) Supplier Management
3 4 (16.67%) Data Quality
3 4 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (12.50%) Finance
4 3 (12.50%) Extranet
4 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (8.33%) Investment Management
5 2 (8.33%) SolarWinds
5 2 (8.33%) ITIL V3
5 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (8.33%) Business Development
5 2 (8.33%) Degree
5 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Intranet
5 2 (8.33%) IBM
5 2 (8.33%) SQL
5 2 (8.33%) IIS
5 2 (8.33%) MS Office
5 2 (8.33%) ITIL
5 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (8.33%) Cognos
5 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (8.33%) Law
5 2 (8.33%) Migration
5 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (4.17%) Front Office
6 1 (4.17%) Back Office
6 1 (4.17%) SEO

Product Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 2 (8.33%) IIS
1 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Extranet
2 2 (8.33%) Intranet
3 1 (4.17%) Internet
3 1 (4.17%) WAN
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.17%) VLAN
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Law
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Front Office
3 1 (4.17%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) NHS
2 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.17%) Copywriting
3 1 (4.17%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Supplier Management
2 4 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.33%) Migration
3 2 (8.33%) Business Development
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL
3 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (8.33%) Investment Management
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.17%) Master Data Management
4 1 (4.17%) Time Management
4 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.17%) System Testing
4 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.17%) Data Modelling
4 1 (4.17%) Search Engine Marketing
4 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.17%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) CCNA
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.17%) UCITS
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) RACF
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Cognos
1 2 (8.33%) IBM
1 2 (8.33%) SolarWinds
2 1 (4.17%) Informatica
2 1 (4.17%) Charles River