The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 58 55 48
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.30% 0.17% 0.37%
As % of the General category 0.88% 0.41% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate - £450 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £525 £400
% change year-on-year
-23.80% +31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £42.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-43.52% +129.72%
Pharmaceutical
West Midlands

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

General Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
228 241 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 33.73% 40.50% 38.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 134 119
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £221 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £13.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+207.69% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £6.84 £9.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £26.00 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+31.00% +16.27%

Pharmaceutical
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Pharmaceutical Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Pharmaceutical
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Pharmaceutical Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Pharmaceutical
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Pharmaceutical Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Pharmaceutical
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 2 (66.67%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Change Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics AX Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Trainer
2 1 (33.33%) Trainer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft