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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 15 65 63
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -2
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 85 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.49% 1.11% 0.27%
As % of the General category 20.83% 2.86% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 1 1
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£401 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.25% -5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-50.00% +125.00%
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
408 315 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 40.76% 38.99% 42.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 157 133
Average daily rate £425 £389 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.32% +5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 30 21
Average hourly rate £14.00 £35.00 £42.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -18.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £25.00 £14.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.74 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% +0.88%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +6 46 £425 +6.25% 4
Alderley Edge 0 21 - - 5
Crewe -3 2 £363 - 1
Runcorn - 2 - - 5
Pharmaceutical
North West

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 25 (26.60%) Project Management
2 23 (24.47%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (21.28%) Manufacturing
4 19 (20.21%) Finance
5 15 (15.96%) GxP
6 14 (14.89%) SAP
6 14 (14.89%) GMP
7 12 (12.77%) QlikView
8 8 (8.51%) Process Management
8 8 (8.51%) PMI
8 8 (8.51%) PMI Certification
8 8 (8.51%) Informatics
9 7 (7.45%) SharePoint
9 7 (7.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 7 (7.45%) Risk Management
9 7 (7.45%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (6.38%) Workflow
10 6 (6.38%) Change Management
10 6 (6.38%) ERP
10 6 (6.38%) Oracle
10 6 (6.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (6.38%) Oracle Database
11 5 (5.32%) QA
11 5 (5.32%) MS PowerPoint
11 5 (5.32%) Wonderware
11 5 (5.32%) Problem Management
11 5 (5.32%) SCADA
11 5 (5.32%) SQL
11 5 (5.32%) GAMP
11 5 (5.32%) Business Intelligence

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 7 (7.45%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.13%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.13%) Lync
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.06%) eRoom
Applications
1 5 (5.32%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (4.26%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.13%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) SAP APO
2 2 (2.13%) SAP MDM
3 1 (1.06%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.06%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.06%) TrackWise
3 1 (1.06%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.06%) NAS
1 1 (1.06%) LAN
1 1 (1.06%) DHCP
1 1 (1.06%) VPN
1 1 (1.06%) DNS
1 1 (1.06%) SAN
1 1 (1.06%) Firewall
1 1 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.77%) QlikView
2 6 (6.38%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.26%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.06%) Data Mart
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (1.06%) JIRA
1 1 (1.06%) JDeveloper
1 1 (1.06%) Maven
General
1 20 (21.28%) Manufacturing
2 19 (20.21%) Finance
3 5 (5.32%) Legal
4 2 (2.13%) Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (29.79%) Project Manager
2 17 (18.09%) Architect
3 15 (15.96%) Analyst
4 10 (10.64%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (9.57%) Developer
6 5 (5.32%) QlikView Developer
6 5 (5.32%) Coordinator
6 5 (5.32%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.32%) IT Project Manager
7 4 (4.26%) Project Coordinator
7 4 (4.26%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (4.26%) Functional Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) Business Manager
7 4 (4.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (3.19%) Agile Project Manager
8 3 (3.19%) Wintel Architect
8 3 (3.19%) Portfolio Analyst
8 3 (3.19%) Service Manager
8 3 (3.19%) Data Analyst
8 3 (3.19%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.06%) JPA
1 1 (1.06%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.51%) PMI
1 8 (8.51%) Informatics
2 5 (5.32%) SCADA
3 1 (1.06%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.06%) SecurID
3 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.06%) Life Science
3 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.06%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.26%) Windows
2 2 (2.13%) HPUX
2 2 (2.13%) Solaris
2 2 (2.13%) Linux
2 2 (2.13%) UNIX
3 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.60%) Project Management
2 23 (24.47%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (8.51%) Process Management
4 7 (7.45%) Risk Management
4 7 (7.45%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (6.38%) Workflow
5 6 (6.38%) Change Management
5 6 (6.38%) ERP
6 5 (5.32%) Problem Management
6 5 (5.32%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (5.32%) Service Management
6 5 (5.32%) Validation
7 4 (4.26%) Performance Management
7 4 (4.26%) Analytics
7 4 (4.26%) Portfolio Management
7 4 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (3.19%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (3.19%) Process Architecture
8 3 (3.19%) Agile Project Management
8 3 (3.19%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.32%) SQL
2 2 (2.13%) C
3 1 (1.06%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (8.51%) PMI Certification
2 3 (3.19%) Degree
2 3 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.13%) CCIE
3 2 (2.13%) CCNP
4 1 (1.06%) HNC
4 1 (1.06%) CCNA
4 1 (1.06%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.96%) GxP
2 14 (14.89%) GMP
3 7 (7.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 6 (6.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (5.32%) QA
5 5 (5.32%) GAMP
6 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.13%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 14 (14.89%) SAP
2 6 (6.38%) Oracle
3 5 (5.32%) Wonderware
4 4 (4.26%) VMware
5 3 (3.19%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.19%) NetApp
6 2 (2.13%) Saba
6 2 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.13%) Informatica
7 1 (1.06%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.06%) Cisco
7 1 (1.06%) EMC
7 1 (1.06%) Cognizant
7 1 (1.06%) CheckPoint
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