The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 148 168 170
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +2
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 5 20 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.39% 0.60%
As % of the General category 0.29% 0.75% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 19
Average daily rate £388 £345 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.31% -13.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £304 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £395 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £513 £388
% change year-on-year
-19.51% +32.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £34.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-27.73% +85.13%
Pharmaceutical
London

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

General Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1751 2672 3269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 55.66% 51.97% 54.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1371 2086 2447
Average daily rate £525 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 49
Average hourly rate £39.75 £17.87 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.50% -10.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.99 £13.23 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £28.80 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

Pharmaceutical
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Pharmaceutical Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Pharmaceutical
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Pharmaceutical Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Pharmaceutical
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Pharmaceutical Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) System Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Time Management
2 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
2 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
2 2 (22.22%) Marketing
2 2 (22.22%) JIRA
2 2 (22.22%) XML
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) ClearQuest
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Stata
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
3 1 (11.11%) MS Project
3 1 (11.11%) MS Office
3 1 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) UML
3 1 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (11.11%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) PhD
3 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (11.11%) OOD
3 1 (11.11%) SOA
3 1 (11.11%) SAS

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (11.11%) Confluence
1 1 (11.11%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Project
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
1 1 (11.11%) Stata
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) ClearQuest
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
2 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (22.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Testing Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Designer
2 1 (11.11%) Java Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Project Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Project Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Designer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior UX Designer
2 1 (11.11%) SOA Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) Java EE
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (11.11%) Life Science
1 1 (11.11%) PMI
1 1 (11.11%) Statistics
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) System Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
2 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
2 2 (22.22%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) OOD
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) SOA
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) Use Case
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
2 1 (11.11%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (11.11%) PhD
1 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Atlassian
2 1 (11.11%) SAP
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