The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Product Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Product Specialist
Rank 635 653 585
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -68
Contract jobs requiring a Product Specialist 14 17 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.029% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.031% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 51
Median daily rate £288 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.15% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £469 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+17.18% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - -

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
50058 55053 53923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 32735 35187 32868
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2085 2143
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.70% +6.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £42.00 £39.50
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

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Product Specialist in the job title.

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 25 September 2016.

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 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Product Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +17 9 £475 +48.43% 2
London +3 4 £288 -4.16%
Cardiff - 4 £273 -
Wales - 4 £273 -
South Wales - 4 £273 -
South East +16 3 £475 +48.43%
Surrey - 2 £475 -
South West +15 1 £270 -
Berkshire +9 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £525 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -

Product Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, Product Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Product Specialist in the job title.

1 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) Scrum
3 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
4 7 (33.33%) Project Management
5 6 (28.57%) ITIL
5 6 (28.57%) ITIL V3
6 5 (23.81%) Change Control
6 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (23.81%) Relational Database
6 5 (23.81%) PRINCE2
6 5 (23.81%) Service Management
6 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
6 5 (23.81%) Marketing
6 5 (23.81%) Informatics
7 4 (19.05%) Validation
7 4 (19.05%) Finance
7 4 (19.05%) User Experience
8 3 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (14.29%) Sitecore
8 3 (14.29%) Degree
8 3 (14.29%) Office 365
8 3 (14.29%) Business Process Improvement
8 3 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
8 3 (14.29%) Process Improvement
8 3 (14.29%) Law
8 3 (14.29%) Legal
8 3 (14.29%) Change Management
8 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
8 3 (14.29%) NHS
8 3 (14.29%) Management Information System

Product Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (14.29%) CMS
1 3 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Office 365
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (4.76%) Mimecast
3 1 (4.76%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) DNS
1 1 (4.76%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) Relational Database
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (23.81%) Marketing
2 4 (19.05%) Finance
3 3 (14.29%) Law
3 3 (14.29%) Legal
4 2 (9.52%) Banking
5 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
5 1 (4.76%) Publishing
5 1 (4.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Informatics
2 4 (19.05%) User Experience
3 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 3 (14.29%) NHS
4 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.76%) AS400
5 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
5 1 (4.76%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) AIX
2 1 (4.76%) HPUX
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Solaris
2 1 (4.76%) Unix
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) Scrum
3 7 (33.33%) Project Management
4 6 (28.57%) ITIL
4 6 (28.57%) ITIL V3
5 5 (23.81%) Change Control
5 5 (23.81%) PRINCE2
5 5 (23.81%) Service Management
6 4 (19.05%) Validation
7 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
7 3 (14.29%) Business Process Improvement
7 3 (14.29%) Change Management
7 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
7 3 (14.29%) Process Improvement
7 3 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
8 2 (9.52%) Information Management
8 2 (9.52%) Product Management
9 1 (4.76%) Migration
9 1 (4.76%) Project Planning
9 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Perl
1 1 (4.76%) RPG
1 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) FATCA
2 1 (4.76%) MiFID
2 1 (4.76%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) MIMEsweeper
1 1 (4.76%) QRadar
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Sitecore
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco
3 1 (4.76%) Splunk
3 1 (4.76%) SunGard