The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Cheshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 65 58 27
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -31
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 9 4 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.06% 0.53% 4.32%
As % of the General category 2.90% 1.31% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 8
Average daily rate £400 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -13.04%
General Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
310 305 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 36.64% 40.61% 41.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 135 178
Average daily rate £400 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 20 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.75 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +195.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.36 £14.16 £10.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.25 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Pharmaceutical
North West

Pharmaceutical
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Pharmaceutical Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Pharmaceutical
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Pharmaceutical Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Pharmaceutical
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Pharmaceutical Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Pharmaceutical
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield +9 4 £400 -3.61%
Runcorn - - - - 3
Warrington - - - - 1
Chester - - - - 2
Pharmaceutical
North West

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 5 (25.00%) Manufacturing
1 5 (25.00%) Validation
1 5 (25.00%) Life Science
2 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) GMP
3 3 (15.00%) XML
3 3 (15.00%) LAN
3 3 (15.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (15.00%) GAMP
3 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.00%) SAP
3 3 (15.00%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (15.00%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (15.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (15.00%) QA
3 3 (15.00%) Resource Management
3 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (10.00%) ServiceNow
4 2 (10.00%) Degree
4 2 (10.00%) Document Management
4 2 (10.00%) Logistics
4 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (10.00%) Wireless
4 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) HTML
5 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (5.00%) ERP

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 1 (5.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
1 1 (5.00%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) LAN
2 2 (10.00%) Wireless
3 1 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (5.00%) Text Mining
1 1 (5.00%) Data Mart
1 1 (5.00%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) StarTeam
General
1 5 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Architect
1 4 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Designer
3 2 (10.00%) Validation Specialist
3 2 (10.00%) Web Applications Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Applications Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Support Specialist
3 2 (10.00%) Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Web Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Data Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Web Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Service Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
2 1 (5.00%) SOAP
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Life Science
2 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.00%) LIMS
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Statistics
3 1 (5.00%) SCADA
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Pharmacovigilance
3 1 (5.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (5.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Validation
2 3 (15.00%) GAP Analysis
2 3 (15.00%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (15.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (15.00%) Resource Management
2 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Document Management
3 2 (10.00%) Logistics
3 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) ERP
4 1 (5.00%) ETL
4 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.00%) BCP
4 1 (5.00%) Workflow
4 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.00%) Change Management
4 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (5.00%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) IronPython
2 1 (5.00%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) GMP
2 3 (15.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (15.00%) GAMP
2 3 (15.00%) QA
3 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (5.00%) GLP
3 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) SAP
2 2 (10.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (5.00%) Business Objects
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Ariba
3 1 (5.00%) Cognizant
3 1 (5.00%) Minitab
3 1 (5.00%) Cyber-Ark
Crewe, Cheshire
Experis IT
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Experis IT
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Pharma Division
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £375 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Cheshire
Pertemps Medical Professionals
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 23 days ago