The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 3 months to 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 108 115 113
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 15 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.64% 0.40% 0.66%
As % of the General category 2.10% 1.34% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 7
Average daily rate £428 £341 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.27% -7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £200 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £588 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £525 £400
% change year-on-year
-23.80% +31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Average hourly rate £15.90 - £16.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.38 - £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.78 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £42.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-43.52% +129.72%
Pharmaceutical
England

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

General Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
715 744 756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 30.50% 29.62% 31.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 443 388
Average daily rate £425 £415 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £225 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 45 66
Average hourly rate £29.00 £20.93 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.55% -32.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.04 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £26.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +20.93%

Pharmaceutical
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Pharmaceutical Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Pharmaceutical
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Pharmaceutical Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Pharmaceutical
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Pharmaceutical Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Pharmaceutical
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical across the East of England region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Pharmaceutical Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Pharmaceutical
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical within the East of England region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Hertfordshire +15 12 £428 -9.52% 3
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Pharmaceutical
England

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 16 (29.09%) Validation
2 15 (27.27%) Manufacturing
3 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 10 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (16.36%) SQL
4 9 (16.36%) ITIL
4 9 (16.36%) Life Science
5 8 (14.55%) Oracle
5 8 (14.55%) Project Management
5 8 (14.55%) SLA
6 7 (12.73%) Apple
6 7 (12.73%) NHS
6 7 (12.73%) Windows
6 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
6 7 (12.73%) Degree
6 7 (12.73%) QA
6 7 (12.73%) Management Information System
7 6 (10.91%) Business Analysis
7 6 (10.91%) GMP
7 6 (10.91%) SAP
7 6 (10.91%) Quality Management
8 5 (9.09%) GAMP
8 5 (9.09%) Strategic Planning
8 5 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (7.27%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (7.27%) Manual Testing
9 4 (7.27%) Computer Science
9 4 (7.27%) Logistics
9 4 (7.27%) ETL

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 2 (3.64%) MS Project Server
2 1 (1.82%) Documentum
Applications
1 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.64%) MS Project
3 1 (1.82%) MS Office
3 1 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.64%) SAP R/3
2 1 (1.82%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.82%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.82%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.82%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.82%) TrackWise
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.64%) SAP BI
2 2 (3.64%) SQLPlus
3 1 (1.82%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.82%) EDMS
3 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.82%) MySQL
3 1 (1.82%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.82%) HP UFT
General
1 15 (27.27%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.45%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Electronics
3 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (30.91%) Analyst
2 11 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 7 (12.73%) IT Analyst
4 6 (10.91%) Project Manager
5 5 (9.09%) Consultant
6 4 (7.27%) Support Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) Tester
7 3 (5.45%) Business IT Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) ETL Tester
7 3 (5.45%) IT Business Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) IT Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) IT Support
7 3 (5.45%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Validation Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) Change Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Data Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Developer
8 2 (3.64%) QA Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) Quality Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) .NET
2 1 (1.82%) Ajax
2 1 (1.82%) Android SDK
2 1 (1.82%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (16.36%) Life Science
3 7 (12.73%) Management Information System
3 7 (12.73%) NHS
4 4 (7.27%) Computer Science
5 3 (5.45%) FMCG
6 2 (3.64%) Algorithms
6 2 (3.64%) AS400
6 2 (3.64%) Data Structures
6 2 (3.64%) Informatics
7 1 (1.82%) Biology
7 1 (1.82%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.73%) Windows
2 5 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (3.64%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) Validation
2 9 (16.36%) ITIL
3 8 (14.55%) Project Management
4 6 (10.91%) Business Analysis
4 6 (10.91%) Quality Management
5 5 (9.09%) Strategic Planning
6 4 (7.27%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (7.27%) CRM
6 4 (7.27%) ETL
6 4 (7.27%) Logistics
6 4 (7.27%) Manual Testing
7 3 (5.45%) Business Analytics
7 3 (5.45%) Change Control
7 3 (5.45%) Change Management
7 3 (5.45%) Data Management
7 3 (5.45%) Document Management
7 3 (5.45%) Risk Management
7 3 (5.45%) Six Sigma
7 3 (5.45%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (5.45%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.36%) SQL
2 4 (7.27%) PL/SQL
3 2 (3.64%) Java
4 1 (1.82%) C
4 1 (1.82%) C#
4 1 (1.82%) C++
4 1 (1.82%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.82%) Embedded C++
4 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.82%) Perl
4 1 (1.82%) Python
4 1 (1.82%) R
4 1 (1.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (12.73%) Degree
2 3 (5.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.82%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) SLA
2 7 (12.73%) QA
3 6 (10.91%) GMP
4 5 (9.09%) GAMP
5 2 (3.64%) Data Quality
6 1 (1.82%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (1.82%) COBIT
6 1 (1.82%) GLP
6 1 (1.82%) GxP
6 1 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.55%) Oracle
3 7 (12.73%) Apple
4 6 (10.91%) SAP
5 4 (7.27%) HP
5 4 (7.27%) Informatica
6 1 (1.82%) Cognos
6 1 (1.82%) Google
6 1 (1.82%) Hyperion