The 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 19 61 66
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +5
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 85 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.78% 1.10% 0.36%
As % of the General category 19.59% 3.06% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 1
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£375 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +2.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+36.76% -2.85%
Pharmaceutical
North West

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

General Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
434 294 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 39.71% 35.81% 47.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 164 203
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 26 25
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -44.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Pharmaceutical Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 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
Macclesfield +4 45 £380 -27.61% 2
Alderley Edge - 22 £416 - 1
Warrington 0 11 £350 +55.55%
Pharmaceutical
North West

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 44 (24.31%) Project Management
2 36 (19.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 32 (17.68%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (17.13%) Manufacturing
4 31 (17.13%) Finance
5 25 (13.81%) GAMP
6 18 (9.94%) SAP
6 18 (9.94%) QlikView
7 16 (8.84%) Business Analysis
8 14 (7.73%) GMP
8 14 (7.73%) Scrum
8 14 (7.73%) Change Management
9 12 (6.63%) Legal
9 12 (6.63%) Linux
10 11 (6.08%) Saba
10 11 (6.08%) Risk Management
10 11 (6.08%) Workflow
10 11 (6.08%) Process Management
10 11 (6.08%) Amazon AWS
11 10 (5.52%) Problem Management
11 10 (5.52%) Puppet
11 10 (5.52%) Service Delivery
11 10 (5.52%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (4.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 9 (4.97%) GxP
12 9 (4.97%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (4.97%) MS PowerPoint
13 8 (4.42%) Amazon SQS
13 8 (4.42%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (4.42%) Amazon S3

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 8 (4.42%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.55%) SAS
2 1 (0.55%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (4.97%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (2.76%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.66%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.10%) MS Office
5 1 (0.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.66%) SAP APO
1 3 (1.66%) SAP MDM
2 1 (0.55%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.08%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.42%) Amazon SQS
2 8 (4.42%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (4.42%) Amazon S3
2 8 (4.42%) Amazon EMR
2 8 (4.42%) Amazon ELB
2 8 (4.42%) AWS CloudFormation
2 8 (4.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 8 (4.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 8 (4.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 8 (4.42%) AWS CloudTrail
3 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.10%) iPaaS
5 1 (0.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.10%) WAN
1 2 (1.10%) DNS
2 1 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.55%) VPN
2 1 (0.55%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.94%) QlikView
2 8 (4.42%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (3.87%) SQLPlus
4 5 (2.76%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.21%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.66%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.55%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 1 (0.55%) JIRA
General
1 31 (17.13%) Finance
1 31 (17.13%) Manufacturing
2 12 (6.63%) Legal
3 3 (1.66%) Banking
4 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (23.20%) Project Manager
2 34 (18.78%) Analyst
3 24 (13.26%) Architect
4 23 (12.71%) Business Analyst
5 14 (7.73%) Developer
6 13 (7.18%) Implementation Engineer
7 12 (6.63%) IT Project Manager
8 8 (4.42%) Consultant
8 8 (4.42%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (4.42%) QlikView Developer
9 7 (3.87%) AWS Engineer
10 6 (3.31%) Coordinator
11 5 (2.76%) Systems Engineer
11 5 (2.76%) Project Coordinator
11 5 (2.76%) Operations Engineer
11 5 (2.76%) Business Manager
12 4 (2.21%) Functional Analyst
12 4 (2.21%) Infrastructure Manager
12 4 (2.21%) IT Business Analyst
12 4 (2.21%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.66%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.87%) Life Science
2 5 (2.76%) SCADA
3 4 (2.21%) Informatics
3 4 (2.21%) Data Conversion
3 4 (2.21%) PMI
3 4 (2.21%) Visualisation
4 3 (1.66%) SCORM
4 3 (1.66%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.55%) SecurID
5 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.55%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.63%) Linux
2 5 (2.76%) Windows
3 2 (1.10%) HPUX
3 2 (1.10%) Solaris
3 2 (1.10%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (24.31%) Project Management
2 36 (19.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 32 (17.68%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (8.84%) Business Analysis
5 14 (7.73%) Scrum
5 14 (7.73%) Change Management
6 11 (6.08%) Process Management
6 11 (6.08%) Risk Management
6 11 (6.08%) Workflow
7 10 (5.52%) Service Delivery
7 10 (5.52%) Problem Management
8 9 (4.97%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (4.42%) Coaching
9 8 (4.42%) ETL
10 6 (3.31%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (3.31%) ERP
10 6 (3.31%) Project Planning
10 6 (3.31%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (2.76%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (2.76%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.31%) SQL
2 3 (1.66%) Python
2 3 (1.66%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.10%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (2.76%) Degree
2 4 (2.21%) PMI Certification
3 3 (1.66%) CCIE
3 3 (1.66%) CCNP
3 3 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.81%) GAMP
2 14 (7.73%) GMP
3 9 (4.97%) GxP
3 9 (4.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (2.76%) QA
5 4 (2.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 3 (1.66%) SLA
7 1 (0.55%) CDISC
System Software
1 2 (1.10%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (5.52%) Puppet
2 8 (4.42%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.10%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.10%) SCCM
3 2 (1.10%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (9.94%) SAP
2 11 (6.08%) Saba
3 10 (5.52%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (3.31%) Oracle
5 5 (2.76%) Wonderware
6 4 (2.21%) VMware
6 4 (2.21%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.66%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.66%) Informatica
8 2 (1.10%) NetApp
8 2 (1.10%) Riverbed
9 1 (0.55%) Cisco
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