The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the England region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GxP
Rank 538 541 551
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +10
Contract jobs citing GxP 24 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.049% 0.028% 0.021%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.61% 0.36% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
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£351 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.11% +2.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £365 £438
% change year-on-year
-3.97% -16.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.75%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
3927 3579 4144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.96% 7.68% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2398 2179 2273
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 134 227
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £42.60 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -7.89%
GxP
UK

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -4 9 £351 -17.52% 1
East of England -25 3 £271 -
London -10 2 - -
Midlands - - - -
GxP
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GxP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 32 (62.75%) Pharmaceutical
2 19 (37.25%) Validation
3 10 (19.61%) Service Management
3 10 (19.61%) Manufacturing
3 10 (19.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 10 (19.61%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 10 (19.61%) QA
4 9 (17.65%) SAP
5 8 (15.69%) Project Management
6 7 (13.73%) ITIL
6 7 (13.73%) German Language
6 7 (13.73%) QMS
6 7 (13.73%) Data Privacy
7 6 (11.76%) Test Scripting
8 5 (9.80%) ERP
9 4 (7.84%) Business Objects
9 4 (7.84%) MS Project
9 4 (7.84%) Remedy
9 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
9 4 (7.84%) Change Management
9 4 (7.84%) Finance
9 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (7.84%) Change Control
10 3 (5.88%) Incident Management
10 3 (5.88%) TrackWise
10 3 (5.88%) Test Strategy
10 3 (5.88%) Data Protection
10 3 (5.88%) Time Management
10 3 (5.88%) Information Security

GxP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MS Project
2 2 (3.92%) MS Office
2 2 (3.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) TrackWise
2 2 (3.92%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (3.92%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.96%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) LAN
1 1 (1.96%) WAN
1 1 (1.96%) Intranet
1 1 (1.96%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) DataStage
2 1 (1.96%) Spotfire
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
General
1 32 (62.75%) Pharmaceutical
2 10 (19.61%) Manufacturing
3 7 (13.73%) German Language
4 4 (7.84%) Finance
5 3 (5.88%) Legal
6 1 (1.96%) Publishing
6 1 (1.96%) French Language
6 1 (1.96%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 11 (21.57%) Project Manager
2 7 (13.73%) Quality Manager
2 7 (13.73%) Validation Engineer
3 4 (7.84%) IT Project Manager
3 4 (7.84%) Compliance Manager
3 4 (7.84%) QA Manager
3 4 (7.84%) Service Manager
3 4 (7.84%) Consultant
3 4 (7.84%) Analyst
4 3 (5.88%) Coordinator
4 3 (5.88%) Architect
4 3 (5.88%) Business Analyst
4 3 (5.88%) Tester
4 3 (5.88%) Programme Manager
4 3 (5.88%) Project Coordinator
4 3 (5.88%) Process Manager
4 3 (5.88%) QA Tester
5 2 (3.92%) IT Programme Manager
5 2 (3.92%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (3.92%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.92%) Informatics
2 2 (3.92%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.96%) FMCG
3 1 (1.96%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.96%) Life Science
3 1 (1.96%) Pharmacovigilance
3 1 (1.96%) SCADA
3 1 (1.96%) PMI
3 1 (1.96%) LIMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (37.25%) Validation
2 10 (19.61%) Service Management
3 8 (15.69%) Project Management
4 7 (13.73%) Data Privacy
4 7 (13.73%) ITIL
4 7 (13.73%) QMS
5 6 (11.76%) Test Scripting
6 5 (9.80%) ERP
7 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (7.84%) Change Management
7 4 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (7.84%) Change Control
8 3 (5.88%) Test Strategy
8 3 (5.88%) Data Protection
8 3 (5.88%) Quality Management
8 3 (5.88%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.88%) Time Management
8 3 (5.88%) Information Security
8 3 (5.88%) Incident Management
9 2 (3.92%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.92%) C
2 1 (1.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.96%) PMI Certification
1 1 (1.96%) Degree
1 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.61%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 10 (19.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 10 (19.61%) QA
2 3 (5.88%) GAMP
2 3 (5.88%) GCP
2 3 (5.88%) GMP
3 1 (1.96%) SLA
3 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 12207
Vendors
1 9 (17.65%) SAP
2 4 (7.84%) Business Objects
2 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.84%) Remedy
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle
3 2 (3.92%) Axway
4 1 (1.96%) IBM
4 1 (1.96%) Agilent
4 1 (1.96%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com