The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 112 96 122
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +26
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 13 28 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.50% 1.14% 0.47%
As % of the General category 1.18% 2.72% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 9
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£338 £378 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.59% -16.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £348 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £480 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £376 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.33% -5.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £38.75 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.94% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+44.11% -2.85%
Pharmaceutical
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

General Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1098 1031 1284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 41.84% 42.13% 50.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 450 511
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 17 22
Average hourly rate £20.75 £19.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% -37.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £49.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+19.56% +4.54%

Pharmaceutical
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Pharmaceutical across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Pharmaceutical Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Pharmaceutical
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical across the Berkshire region.

Pharmaceutical Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Pharmaceutical
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Pharmaceutical Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Pharmaceutical
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Pharmaceutical across the Berkshire region.

Pharmaceutical Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Pharmaceutical
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Pharmaceutical Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Pharmaceutical
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
Slough +9 6 £263 -36.36% 1
Maidenhead -2 3 £446 +28.41%
Reading -6 2 - - 2
Pharmaceutical
South East

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Pharmaceutical also 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 that cited Pharmaceutical.

1 15 (34.88%) Finance
2 13 (30.23%) Validation
3 11 (25.58%) GxP
4 10 (23.26%) Risk Management
4 10 (23.26%) Information Security
5 7 (16.28%) Degree
5 7 (16.28%) Management Information System
5 7 (16.28%) Project Management
6 5 (11.63%) Manufacturing
6 5 (11.63%) Windows
6 5 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (9.30%) HTML
7 4 (9.30%) GMP
7 4 (9.30%) MS Visio
7 4 (9.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 4 (9.30%) Firewall
7 4 (9.30%) GAP Analysis
7 4 (9.30%) Active Directory
8 3 (6.98%) HP
8 3 (6.98%) GAMP
8 3 (6.98%) VoIP
8 3 (6.98%) B2B
8 3 (6.98%) B2C
8 3 (6.98%) Cisco
8 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
8 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
8 3 (6.98%) PHP
8 3 (6.98%) SQL
8 3 (6.98%) SAP

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Pharmaceutical also 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 that cited Pharmaceutical. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.98%) Lync
2 2 (4.65%) CMS
2 2 (4.65%) WordPress
2 2 (4.65%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.65%) MS Office
2 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (2.33%) WebTrends
2 1 (2.33%) SAP ERP
2 1 (2.33%) SAP GRC
2 1 (2.33%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Google Analytics
1 1 (2.33%) Force.com
1 1 (2.33%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (2.33%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) Firewall
2 3 (6.98%) VoIP
3 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (34.88%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.65%) Marketing
3 2 (4.65%) French Language
4 1 (2.33%) Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (55.81%) Analyst
2 10 (23.26%) Security Analyst
2 10 (23.26%) Information Analyst
3 9 (20.93%) Information Security Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Business Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.98%) Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Service Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) PeopleSoft Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Lead Business Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) CMS Developer
7 2 (4.65%) IT Support
7 2 (4.65%) Full Stack Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Cisco Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) HTML
2 3 (6.98%) CSS
2 3 (6.98%) LAMP
2 3 (6.98%) jQuery
3 2 (4.65%) HTML5
3 2 (4.65%) CSS3
4 1 (2.33%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Management Information System
2 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.98%) Digital Media
3 3 (6.98%) Chemistry
3 3 (6.98%) Life Science
4 2 (4.65%) FMCG
4 2 (4.65%) iSeries
4 2 (4.65%) Visualisation
5 1 (2.33%) Social Media
5 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.33%) Informatics
5 1 (2.33%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) Validation
2 10 (23.26%) Information Security
2 10 (23.26%) Risk Management
3 7 (16.28%) Project Management
4 5 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (9.30%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (6.98%) Data Migration
6 3 (6.98%) B2B
6 3 (6.98%) B2C
6 3 (6.98%) Migration
7 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.65%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (4.65%) Project Planning
7 2 (4.65%) Analytics
7 2 (4.65%) Service Desk Management
7 2 (4.65%) SDLC
8 1 (2.33%) Dependency Management
8 1 (2.33%) Procure-to-pay
8 1 (2.33%) DevOps
8 1 (2.33%) Customer Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.98%) PHP
1 3 (6.98%) SQL
1 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.33%) Perl
2 1 (2.33%) VB
2 1 (2.33%) Python
2 1 (2.33%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.65%) MCSA
3 1 (2.33%) PhD
3 1 (2.33%) CCNP
3 1 (2.33%) CCNA
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.33%) PMP
3 1 (2.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (25.58%) GxP
2 4 (9.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 4 (9.30%) GMP
3 3 (6.98%) GAMP
4 1 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.33%) COBIT
4 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (6.98%) SAP
1 3 (6.98%) Cisco
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
1 3 (6.98%) HP
2 2 (4.65%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.33%) Google
3 1 (2.33%) Hitwise
3 1 (2.33%) Rackspace