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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 114 104 96
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 13 24 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.50% 0.91% 0.79%
As % of the General category 1.13% 2.12% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 8
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£293 £350 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.35% -4.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £208 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £515 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £481 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+24.19% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+85.13% -26.00%
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
1146 1131 1032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 43.72% 42.99% 47.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 529 374
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 34 37
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -31.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £11.90 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £35.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -16.00%

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 27 January 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
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 27 January 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
Maidenhead +14 8 £287 -11.84% 1
Slough -5 2 £375 +104.43% 1
Reading +5 1 - -
Pharmaceutical
South East

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 12 (37.50%) Degree
2 11 (34.38%) Finance
3 8 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 6 (18.75%) Windows
4 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
5 5 (15.63%) MS Visio
5 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
5 5 (15.63%) Risk Management
5 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (15.63%) Use Case
5 5 (15.63%) Informatics
6 4 (12.50%) COBIT
6 4 (12.50%) Marketing
6 4 (12.50%) Supplier Management
6 4 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (12.50%) Information Security
6 4 (12.50%) Firewall
6 4 (12.50%) MS Office
7 3 (9.38%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (9.38%) SAP
7 3 (9.38%) SAS
7 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (9.38%) Project Management
7 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (6.25%) Analytics
8 2 (6.25%) SaaS
8 2 (6.25%) Business Analysis
8 2 (6.25%) Document Management
8 2 (6.25%) Logistics

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (9.38%) SAS
2 2 (6.25%) Drupal
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.25%) CMS
3 1 (3.13%) Confluence
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 5 (15.63%) MS Visio
3 4 (12.50%) MS Office
4 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (3.13%) SAP CO
2 1 (3.13%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (3.13%) BPCS
2 1 (3.13%) SAP SD
2 1 (3.13%) SAP R/3
2 1 (3.13%) SAP FI
2 1 (3.13%) SAP WM
2 1 (3.13%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) SaaS
2 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.13%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SAP BW
2 1 (3.13%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) JIRA
General
1 11 (34.38%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Marketing
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Billing
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Project Manager
3 5 (15.63%) Technical Writer
4 4 (12.50%) Information Security Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Security Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Information Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Digital Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Programmer
5 2 (6.25%) Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) SAS Programmer
6 1 (3.13%) SAP Project Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Senior IT Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Change Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) IT Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Statistician
6 1 (3.13%) IT Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) EDI
1 1 (3.13%) Mason
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (3.13%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (15.63%) Informatics
3 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.25%) Life Science
5 1 (3.13%) NHS
5 1 (3.13%) FMCG
5 1 (3.13%) Statistics
5 1 (3.13%) Social Media
5 1 (3.13%) Open Source
5 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
1 5 (15.63%) Risk Management
1 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (15.63%) Use Case
2 4 (12.50%) Supplier Management
2 4 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
2 4 (12.50%) Information Security
3 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (9.38%) Project Management
4 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (6.25%) Analytics
4 2 (6.25%) Business Analysis
4 2 (6.25%) Document Management
4 2 (6.25%) Logistics
4 2 (6.25%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (6.25%) Kanban
4 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.25%) CRM
4 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) Java
1 1 (3.13%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) PhD
2 1 (3.13%) CCA
2 1 (3.13%) PMP
2 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) COBIT
2 2 (6.25%) CDISC
3 1 (3.13%) ISO 14001
3 1 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (3.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) PeopleSoft
1 3 (9.38%) SAP
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) Adobe
2 1 (3.13%) Ariba
2 1 (3.13%) Pegasus
2 1 (3.13%) Salesforce.com