The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Pharmaceutical 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
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 36 36 47
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 5 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.52% 2.13% 0.44%
As % of the General category 6.85% 9.59% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£625 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £29.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-18.64% +18.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

General Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
73 73 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 22.12% 22.19% 23.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 37 53
Average daily rate £306 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £558 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 10
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +11.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £37.80 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

Pharmaceutical
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Pharmaceutical Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Pharmaceutical
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Pharmaceutical Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Pharmaceutical
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Pharmaceutical Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 4 (36.36%) Windows
1 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 3 (27.27%) Use Case
2 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) BPR
2 3 (27.27%) Information Management
3 2 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (18.18%) SAS
3 2 (18.18%) SCCM
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) CDISC
4 1 (9.09%) Time Management
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 1 (9.09%) MVVM
4 1 (9.09%) Software Deployment
4 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (9.09%) GCP
4 1 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) .NET
4 1 (9.09%) MS Office
4 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
4 1 (9.09%) PhD
4 1 (9.09%) Cognos
4 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (9.09%) Validation
4 1 (9.09%) Data Management
4 1 (9.09%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Statistics
4 1 (9.09%) Degree

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 2 (18.18%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Business Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
2 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Programmer
2 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Statistician
2 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) SAS Programmer
2 1 (9.09%) Cognos Specialist
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Cognos Specialist
2 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) Application Packaging
1 1 (9.09%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) Statistics
1 1 (9.09%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Use Case
1 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (27.27%) BPR
1 3 (27.27%) Information Management
2 2 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (9.09%) Time Management
3 1 (9.09%) MVVM
3 1 (9.09%) Software Deployment
3 1 (9.09%) Validation
3 1 (9.09%) Data Management
3 1 (9.09%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) PhD
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) CDISC
2 1 (9.09%) GCP
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Cognos