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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Product Specialist
Rank 636 615 566
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -49
Contract jobs requiring a Product Specialist 15 9 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.017% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.018% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 33
Median daily rate £340 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £553 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £288 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -14.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
50742 51291 50591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.73% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 31579 31273
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2048 2133
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

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 24 May 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 12 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 24 May 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 -1 15 £340 -2.85% 4
East of England - 8 £228 - 1
Essex - 5 £228 -
South West - 4 £340 -
London -11 3 £438 +2.94% 3
Thurrock - 2 £228 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £500 -
Bristol - 1 £340 -
Dorset - 1 - -
Luton - 1 £450 -
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1

Product Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 7 (25.00%) Project Management
1 7 (25.00%) Change Management
1 7 (25.00%) SystmOne
2 5 (17.86%) Product Management
3 4 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (14.29%) Finance
3 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 4 (14.29%) NHS
3 4 (14.29%) User Experience
4 3 (10.71%) Line Management
4 3 (10.71%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (10.71%) Business Process Improvement
4 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (10.71%) Process Improvement
4 3 (10.71%) Threat Management
4 3 (10.71%) Intel Security
4 3 (10.71%) Service Management
4 3 (10.71%) Risk Management
4 3 (10.71%) Migration
4 3 (10.71%) CMS
4 3 (10.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing
4 3 (10.71%) Incident Management
4 3 (10.71%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (10.71%) Sitecore
4 3 (10.71%) German Language
5 2 (7.14%) Data Entry
5 2 (7.14%) Degree
5 2 (7.14%) Northgate

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 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.71%) CMS
2 3 (10.71%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (25.00%) SystmOne
2 1 (3.57%) Lorenzo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) GSM
1 1 (3.57%) LTE
1 1 (3.57%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Big Data
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) German Language
2 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.14%) Law
4 1 (3.57%) Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Legal
4 1 (3.57%) Marketing
4 1 (3.57%) Publishing
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) NHS
1 4 (14.29%) User Experience
2 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Fixed Income
3 1 (3.57%) Hedge funds
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Change Management
1 7 (25.00%) Project Management
2 5 (17.86%) Product Management
3 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 3 (10.71%) Business Process Improvement
4 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (10.71%) Incident Management
4 3 (10.71%) Line Management
4 3 (10.71%) Migration
4 3 (10.71%) Process Improvement
4 3 (10.71%) Risk Management
4 3 (10.71%) Service Management
4 3 (10.71%) Threat Management
5 2 (7.14%) Data Entry
5 2 (7.14%) Validation
6 1 (3.57%) Data Modelling
6 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.57%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (7.14%) SLA
3 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.57%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Intel Security
1 3 (10.71%) Sitecore
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Northgate
3 1 (3.57%) IBM
3 1 (3.57%) Infor
3 1 (3.57%) Informatica
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.57%) SAP