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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GxP
Rank 551 538 540
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs citing GxP 28 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.056% 0.029% 0.035%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.70% 0.38% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £450 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +16.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £326 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £480 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £425 £385
% change year-on-year
-14.64% +10.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +36.36%
GxP
UK

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
4000 3659 4253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.99% 7.54% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2462 2179 2379
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £268 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £622 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 153 225
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +7 12 £500 +14.28%
London +10 4 £585 +30.00% 1
East of England -16 2 £258 -
Midlands - - - -
GxP
UK

GxP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (59.26%) Pharmaceutical
2 21 (38.89%) Validation
3 13 (24.07%) Manufacturing
4 12 (22.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 11 (20.37%) Service Management
5 11 (20.37%) QA
6 10 (18.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (16.67%) SAP
8 8 (14.81%) Project Management
8 8 (14.81%) QMS
9 7 (12.96%) ITIL
9 7 (12.96%) German Language
10 6 (11.11%) Test Scripting
10 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (11.11%) Data Privacy
11 5 (9.26%) ERP
11 5 (9.26%) GCP
11 5 (9.26%) GMP
12 4 (7.41%) Remedy
12 4 (7.41%) Change Management
12 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
12 4 (7.41%) Finance
12 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
12 4 (7.41%) Business Objects
12 4 (7.41%) MS Project
12 4 (7.41%) Information Security
12 4 (7.41%) SaaS
12 4 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (5.56%) Data Protection
13 3 (5.56%) Change Control

GxP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.85%) SAS
2 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) MS Project
2 2 (3.70%) MS Office
2 2 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) TrackWise
2 2 (3.70%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (3.70%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.85%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.85%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.85%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.85%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.85%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.85%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (1.85%) LAN
2 1 (1.85%) WAN
2 1 (1.85%) Intranet
2 1 (1.85%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) DataStage
2 1 (1.85%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (1.85%) Spotfire
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) LSMW
General
1 32 (59.26%) Pharmaceutical
2 13 (24.07%) Manufacturing
3 7 (12.96%) German Language
4 4 (7.41%) Finance
5 3 (5.56%) Legal
6 1 (1.85%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.85%) Publishing
6 1 (1.85%) Czech Language
6 1 (1.85%) French Language
Job Titles
1 11 (20.37%) Project Manager
2 7 (12.96%) Quality Manager
3 6 (11.11%) Validation Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Architect
4 5 (9.26%) Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) QA Manager
5 4 (7.41%) Consultant
5 4 (7.41%) Service Manager
5 4 (7.41%) IT Project Manager
5 4 (7.41%) Compliance Manager
6 3 (5.56%) Process Manager
6 3 (5.56%) QA Tester
6 3 (5.56%) Project Coordinator
6 3 (5.56%) SAP Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Coordinator
6 3 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Tester
6 3 (5.56%) Programme Manager
6 3 (5.56%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) COM
1 1 (1.85%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.70%) Informatics
2 2 (3.70%) Life Science
2 2 (3.70%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.85%) FMCG
3 1 (1.85%) Pharmacovigilance
3 1 (1.85%) Data Conversion
3 1 (1.85%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.85%) AS400
3 1 (1.85%) SCADA
3 1 (1.85%) PMI
3 1 (1.85%) LIMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.89%) Validation
2 11 (20.37%) Service Management
3 8 (14.81%) Project Management
3 8 (14.81%) QMS
4 7 (12.96%) ITIL
5 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 6 (11.11%) Data Privacy
6 5 (9.26%) ERP
7 4 (7.41%) Change Management
7 4 (7.41%) Information Security
7 4 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (5.56%) Data Protection
8 3 (5.56%) Change Control
8 3 (5.56%) Test Strategy
8 3 (5.56%) Incident Management
8 3 (5.56%) Time Management
8 3 (5.56%) Quality Management
8 3 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.56%) SQL
2 2 (3.70%) C
3 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
1 1 (1.85%) Degree
1 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (22.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 11 (20.37%) QA
3 10 (18.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (9.26%) GCP
4 5 (9.26%) GMP
5 3 (5.56%) GAMP
6 1 (1.85%) SLA
6 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 12207
Vendors
1 9 (16.67%) SAP
2 4 (7.41%) Business Objects
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.41%) Remedy
3 2 (3.70%) Axway
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle
4 1 (1.85%) IBM
4 1 (1.85%) Informatica
4 1 (1.85%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.85%) Agilent