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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Product Specialist
Rank 601 543 525
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Product Specialist 8 45 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.083% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.090% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 29 12
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£443 £330 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.09% -34.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £393 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £335 £290
% change year-on-year
+17.16% +15.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 - -

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
51461 50245 44013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.30% 92.35% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31311 30831 25140
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2031 2007 2180
Average hourly rate £17.15 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 4 May 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 12 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 4 May 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 -49 7 £400 +21.21% 7
London -4 4 £450 +38.46%
South East -34 2 - - 2
City of London +15 1 £400 -40.74%
Bracknell -4 1 - -
Canary Wharf -5 1 £675 +107.69%
Berkshire -6 1 - - 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £300 -
Edinburgh - 1 £485 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £485 -

Product Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 16 (66.67%) NHS
2 6 (25.00%) Migration
3 4 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (12.50%) Finance
5 2 (8.33%) IBM
5 2 (8.33%) MS Office
5 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (8.33%) Investment Management
5 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Business Development
6 1 (4.17%) Copywriting
6 1 (4.17%) Search Engine Marketing
6 1 (4.17%) Sybase
6 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.17%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (4.17%) System Testing
6 1 (4.17%) VLAN
6 1 (4.17%) Marketing
6 1 (4.17%) Time Management
6 1 (4.17%) Master Data Management
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.17%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (4.17%) UCITS
6 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
6 1 (4.17%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.17%) SLA

Product Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

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 1 (4.17%) VLAN
1 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
1 1 (4.17%) Extranet
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Front Office
2 1 (4.17%) Back Office
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 16 (66.67%) NHS
2 1 (4.17%) Copywriting
2 1 (4.17%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) UNIX
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Migration
2 4 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (8.33%) Investment Management
3 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (8.33%) Business Development
4 1 (4.17%) Search Engine Marketing
4 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.17%) System Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Time Management
4 1 (4.17%) Master Data Management
4 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.17%) Data Modelling
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL
4 1 (4.17%) SEO
4 1 (4.17%) Workflow
4 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.17%) Data Management
4 1 (4.17%) Information Management
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) CCNA
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) UCITS
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) IBM
2 1 (4.17%) Sybase
2 1 (4.17%) Informatica
2 1 (4.17%) Charles River