The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Product Specialist
Rank 551 554 575
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Product Specialist 42 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.027% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.030% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 5 5
Average daily rate
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£310 £625 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.40% +40.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £431 -
% change year-on-year
-28.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £18.00
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 25 July 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 18 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 25 July 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 0 42 £310 -50.40% 8
London +19 25 £350 -44.00% 3
South East +3 12 £310 - 2
Berkshire - 4 £400 - 1
City of London - 2 £350 -
North West - - - - 2
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Taunton - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Windsor - - - -

Product Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 56 (65.12%) NHS
2 14 (16.28%) Migration
3 13 (15.12%) ITIL
4 9 (10.47%) Internet
4 9 (10.47%) Microsoft
5 7 (8.14%) Law
6 6 (6.98%) Finance
6 6 (6.98%) Management Information System
6 6 (6.98%) Intranet
6 6 (6.98%) SharePoint
6 6 (6.98%) Informatics
7 5 (5.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (5.81%) SolarWinds
7 5 (5.81%) UNIX
7 5 (5.81%) Sybase
7 5 (5.81%) IIS
7 5 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (5.81%) WebTrends
7 5 (5.81%) Banking
8 4 (4.65%) Information Security
8 4 (4.65%) Firewall
8 4 (4.65%) Charles River
8 4 (4.65%) SLA
8 4 (4.65%) CISSP
8 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (4.65%) Windows
8 4 (4.65%) DTS
8 4 (4.65%) TCP/IP
8 4 (4.65%) MCSE
8 4 (4.65%) ITRS Geneos

Product Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 6 (6.98%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.81%) IIS
3 2 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.16%) Apache
4 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.16%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (5.81%) WebTrends
2 4 (4.65%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.47%) Internet
2 6 (6.98%) Intranet
3 4 (4.65%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.65%) Firewall
3 4 (4.65%) Network Security
4 2 (2.33%) Extranet
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (1.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.65%) DTS
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.16%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.16%) StarTeam
General
1 7 (8.14%) Law
2 6 (6.98%) Finance
3 5 (5.81%) Banking
4 3 (3.49%) Legal
4 3 (3.49%) Front Office
5 1 (1.16%) Back Office
5 1 (1.16%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.16%) .NET
1 1 (1.16%) XML
1 1 (1.16%) Rendezvous
1 1 (1.16%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 56 (65.12%) NHS
2 6 (6.98%) Management Information System
2 6 (6.98%) Informatics
3 4 (4.65%) Life Science
4 1 (1.16%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.81%) UNIX
2 4 (4.65%) Windows
3 1 (1.16%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.28%) Migration
2 13 (15.12%) ITIL
3 5 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (5.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (4.65%) Change Control
4 4 (4.65%) Software Deployment
4 4 (4.65%) Cyber Security
4 4 (4.65%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (4.65%) ISMS
4 4 (4.65%) Information Assurance
4 4 (4.65%) Information Security
4 4 (4.65%) Ethical Hacking
4 4 (4.65%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (3.49%) Logistics
5 3 (3.49%) Asset Management
5 3 (3.49%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.33%) Change Management
6 2 (2.33%) System Testing
6 2 (2.33%) Performance Management
7 1 (1.16%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.33%) SQL
2 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.16%) Java
2 1 (1.16%) Perl
2 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.65%) MCSE
1 4 (4.65%) CISSP
1 4 (4.65%) GIAC
1 4 (4.65%) CEH
1 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.16%) CCIE
2 1 (1.16%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) SLA
1 4 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 4 (4.65%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.16%) WMI
2 1 (1.16%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 9 (10.47%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.81%) Sybase
2 5 (5.81%) SolarWinds
3 4 (4.65%) Charles River
4 2 (2.33%) Websense
4 2 (2.33%) Cognos
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco
5 1 (1.16%) Serena
5 1 (1.16%) HP
5 1 (1.16%) Borland
5 1 (1.16%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle
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