The table below looks at the statistics for GxP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GxP over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GxP
Rank 553 544 555
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +11
Contract jobs citing GxP 26 16 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.050% 0.033% 0.047%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.63% 0.43% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 9
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£450 £440 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £275 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £484 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £433 £438
% change year-on-year
+4.04% -1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4122 3689 4273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.86% 7.66% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2531 2207 2425
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 146 206
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

GxP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GxP across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

GxP Jobs Demand Trend in England

GxP
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

GxP Daily Rate Trend in England

GxP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GxP across the England region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

GxP Daily Rate Histogram in England

GxP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

GxP Hourly Rate Trend in England

GxP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GxP within the England region over the 3 months to 23 September 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
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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
South East -2 15 £500 +13.63%
London +15 5 £443 +47.50% 1
East of England - - - -
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GxP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing GxP 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 GxP.

1 30 (57.69%) Pharmaceutical
2 24 (46.15%) Validation
3 16 (30.77%) Manufacturing
4 13 (25.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 10 (19.23%) SAP
6 9 (17.31%) Project Management
6 9 (17.31%) QA
7 8 (15.38%) Service Management
8 7 (13.46%) German Language
8 7 (13.46%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (11.54%) GAMP
9 6 (11.54%) GCP
9 6 (11.54%) GMP
9 6 (11.54%) ERP
10 5 (9.62%) SaaS
11 4 (7.69%) Test Scripting
11 4 (7.69%) QMS
11 4 (7.69%) Data Privacy
11 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (7.69%) Quality Management
11 4 (7.69%) Change Management
11 4 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (7.69%) ITIL
11 4 (7.69%) Business Objects
11 4 (7.69%) MS Project
11 4 (7.69%) Information Security
11 4 (7.69%) Life Science
12 3 (5.77%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (5.77%) TrackWise
12 3 (5.77%) C

GxP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing GxP 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 GxP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.92%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) TrackWise
2 2 (3.85%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.92%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.92%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.92%) SAP QM
3 1 (1.92%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.92%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.92%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.92%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (1.92%) Intranet
2 1 (1.92%) LAN
2 1 (1.92%) WAN
2 1 (1.92%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.92%) Spotfire
1 1 (1.92%) NonStop SQL
1 1 (1.92%) DataStage
1 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) LSMW
General
1 30 (57.69%) Pharmaceutical
2 16 (30.77%) Manufacturing
3 7 (13.46%) German Language
4 3 (5.77%) Finance
5 1 (1.92%) Czech Language
5 1 (1.92%) French Language
5 1 (1.92%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (13.46%) Project Manager
1 7 (13.46%) Validation Engineer
2 5 (9.62%) Architect
2 5 (9.62%) Quality Manager
3 4 (7.69%) Analyst
3 4 (7.69%) Consultant
3 4 (7.69%) Compliance Manager
4 3 (5.77%) QA Tester
4 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (5.77%) IT Project Manager
4 3 (5.77%) Project Coordinator
4 3 (5.77%) SAP Consultant
4 3 (5.77%) Business Analyst
4 3 (5.77%) Tester
4 3 (5.77%) Developer
4 3 (5.77%) Coordinator
5 2 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (3.85%) Programme Manager
5 2 (3.85%) Service Manager
5 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) BAPI
1 1 (1.92%) COM
1 1 (1.92%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (7.69%) Life Science
2 3 (5.77%) LIMS
2 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.85%) Data Extraction
3 2 (3.85%) Informatics
4 1 (1.92%) SCADA
4 1 (1.92%) PDA
4 1 (1.92%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.92%) Pharmacovigilance
4 1 (1.92%) FMCG
4 1 (1.92%) PMI
4 1 (1.92%) AS400
4 1 (1.92%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (46.15%) Validation
2 9 (17.31%) Project Management
3 8 (15.38%) Service Management
4 7 (13.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (11.54%) ERP
6 4 (7.69%) Test Scripting
6 4 (7.69%) QMS
6 4 (7.69%) Data Privacy
6 4 (7.69%) Quality Management
6 4 (7.69%) Change Management
6 4 (7.69%) ITIL
6 4 (7.69%) Information Security
7 3 (5.77%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (5.77%) PRINCE2
7 3 (5.77%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.77%) Test Strategy
8 2 (3.85%) Data Cleansing
8 2 (3.85%) Time Management
8 2 (3.85%) Identity Management
8 2 (3.85%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.77%) C
2 2 (3.85%) SQL
3 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (25.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 9 (17.31%) QA
3 6 (11.54%) GAMP
3 6 (11.54%) GCP
3 6 (11.54%) GMP
4 4 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (3.85%) SLA
6 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 12207
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) SAP
2 4 (7.69%) Business Objects
3 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.92%) Axway
4 1 (1.92%) Agilent
4 1 (1.92%) Informatica
4 1 (1.92%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.92%) Remedy
4 1 (1.92%) IBM
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle