Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Product Specialist was £142 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Product Specialist
England > North West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 200 - 244
Rank change year-on-year - +244 -48
Contract jobs requiring a Product Specialist 3 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.053% - 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% - 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
North West median daily rate £142 - £316
10th Percentile £131 - £306
90th Percentile £152 - £330
England median daily rate £380 £450 £320
% change year-on-year -15.56% +40.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5406 6426 8139
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.01% 94.39% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3416 4138 4863
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £233
90th Percentile £588 £550 £569
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 234 407
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £16.11 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.14% -21.43% +28.13%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £44.93 £50.03
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Product Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Product Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Product Specialist in the North West

Product Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Product Specialist in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Product Specialist in the North West

Product Specialist Skill Set
Top 1 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, 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 across the North West region featuring Product Specialist in the job title.

1 1 (33.33%) Electronic Patient Records

Product Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Electronic Patient Records