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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Product Specialist
Rank 577 569 543
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Product Specialist 18 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.025% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.027% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 5
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£300 £325 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -24.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £271 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £353 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 -
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00

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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 27 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 19 December 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 -25 18 £300 -7.69% 6
London +20 9 £350 +7.69% 1
South West -19 6 £300 +9.09%
City of London +8 1 £375 +15.38% 1
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - - 2
East of England - - - - 1
Bedford - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Gosport - - - - 1
Leeds - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Reading - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Watford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 2

Product Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 55 (67.90%) NHS
2 15 (18.52%) ITIL
3 13 (16.05%) Microsoft
3 13 (16.05%) Migration
4 12 (14.81%) GIAC
4 12 (14.81%) Information Security
4 12 (14.81%) Firewall
4 12 (14.81%) Law
4 12 (14.81%) TCP/IP
4 12 (14.81%) CISSP
4 12 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (14.81%) Intranet
4 12 (14.81%) Internet
4 12 (14.81%) MCSE
4 12 (14.81%) Change Control
4 12 (14.81%) Cyber Security
4 12 (14.81%) Ethical Hacking
4 12 (14.81%) CEH
4 12 (14.81%) Penetration Testing
4 12 (14.81%) assyst
4 12 (14.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (14.81%) Network Security
4 12 (14.81%) ISMS
4 12 (14.81%) Information Assurance
5 7 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (7.41%) SQL
7 4 (4.94%) SQL Server
8 3 (3.70%) MS Visio
8 3 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (3.70%) Salesforce.com

Product Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.47%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.23%) Apache
3 1 (1.23%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.23%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.23%) MS Office
2 1 (1.23%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (14.81%) assyst
2 1 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.81%) Firewall
1 12 (14.81%) TCP/IP
1 12 (14.81%) Intranet
1 12 (14.81%) Internet
1 12 (14.81%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.23%) StarTeam
General
1 12 (14.81%) Law
2 3 (3.70%) Finance
3 2 (2.47%) Marketing
3 2 (2.47%) Legal
4 1 (1.23%) Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.23%) Advertising
4 1 (1.23%) Front Office
4 1 (1.23%) Back Office
4 1 (1.23%) Electronics
4 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.23%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.23%) XML
1 1 (1.23%) .NET
1 1 (1.23%) Rendezvous
1 1 (1.23%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 55 (67.90%) NHS
2 7 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.23%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.23%) UNIX
1 1 (1.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.52%) ITIL
2 13 (16.05%) Migration
3 12 (14.81%) Information Security
3 12 (14.81%) Change Control
3 12 (14.81%) Cyber Security
3 12 (14.81%) Ethical Hacking
3 12 (14.81%) Penetration Testing
3 12 (14.81%) ISMS
3 12 (14.81%) Information Assurance
4 2 (2.47%) Asset Management
4 2 (2.47%) Project Management
5 1 (1.23%) Programme Management
5 1 (1.23%) Configuration Management
5 1 (1.23%) ITSM
5 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2
5 1 (1.23%) PRINCE
5 1 (1.23%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.23%) ITIL V2
5 1 (1.23%) BPMN
5 1 (1.23%) Product Marketing
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.41%) SQL
2 1 (1.23%) Java
2 1 (1.23%) Perl
2 1 (1.23%) PL/SQL
2 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (14.81%) GIAC
1 12 (14.81%) CISSP
1 12 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (14.81%) MCSE
1 12 (14.81%) CEH
2 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.23%) WMI
1 1 (1.23%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 13 (16.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (2.47%) Charles River
4 1 (1.23%) Serena
4 1 (1.23%) Sybase
4 1 (1.23%) SAP
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle
4 1 (1.23%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.23%) Borland
4 1 (1.23%) IBM
4 1 (1.23%) HP
Yorkshire and the Humber
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Gosport
Church International
Rate: £505 per day
Posted: 7 days ago