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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GxP
Rank 528 509 495
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -14
Contract jobs citing GxP 29 30 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.062% 0.068% 0.049%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.79% 0.87% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 12
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£500 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.73% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £210 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £373 £517
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+96.42% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £62.50 £113.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £113.50 -
% change year-on-year
-67.62% -
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
3673 3441 2964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.91% 7.82% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2216 2057 1685
Average daily rate £413 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.48% +3.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £246 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 131 212
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -26.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.93 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £53.96 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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
London +1 13 £400 +21.21% 1
South East -9 9 £600 +114.28% 3
North West - 4 £450 -
GxP
UK

GxP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (60.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 22 (44.00%) Validation
3 13 (26.00%) GMP
4 12 (24.00%) GAMP
5 10 (20.00%) Quality Management
6 9 (18.00%) LIMS
6 9 (18.00%) QMS
7 8 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (16.00%) Project Management
7 8 (16.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 7 (14.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (14.00%) SAP
8 7 (14.00%) Scrum
8 7 (14.00%) Finance
8 7 (14.00%) Manufacturing
8 7 (14.00%) PLM
8 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (14.00%) Life Science
9 6 (12.00%) Oracle
9 6 (12.00%) SAP FI
10 5 (10.00%) Change Management
10 5 (10.00%) SAP CO
10 5 (10.00%) SAP FI/CO
10 5 (10.00%) Business Analysis
11 4 (8.00%) Degree
11 4 (8.00%) QA
11 4 (8.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (6.00%) SaaS
12 3 (6.00%) SAP R/3

GxP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Project
1 1 (2.00%) MS Office
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (12.00%) SAP FI
2 5 (10.00%) SAP CO
2 5 (10.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (6.00%) SAP R/3
4 1 (2.00%) SAP SD
4 1 (2.00%) SAP MM
4 1 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (2.00%) SAP ERP
4 1 (2.00%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) RTP
1 1 (2.00%) Firewall
1 1 (2.00%) LAN
1 1 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.00%) LSMW
General
1 30 (60.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (14.00%) Finance
2 7 (14.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Czech Language
4 1 (2.00%) French Language
4 1 (2.00%) Italian Language
4 1 (2.00%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (34.00%) Project Manager
2 9 (18.00%) Consultant
3 6 (12.00%) SAP Consultant
4 5 (10.00%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) Validation Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) Architect
5 3 (6.00%) Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) ScrumMaster
6 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (4.00%) Supply Chain Manager
6 2 (4.00%) PMO Assistant
6 2 (4.00%) Programme Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Quality Manager
7 1 (2.00%) Validation Specialist
7 1 (2.00%) IT Assistant
7 1 (2.00%) Validation Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) SAP Technical Consultant
7 1 (2.00%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.00%) CSS
2 1 (2.00%) Web Services
2 1 (2.00%) XML
2 1 (2.00%) XSLT
2 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.00%) jQuery
2 1 (2.00%) CAML
2 1 (2.00%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) LIMS
2 7 (14.00%) Life Science
3 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.00%) Pharmacovigilance
5 2 (4.00%) Informatics
5 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.00%) User Experience
6 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.00%) NHS
6 1 (2.00%) PMI
6 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.00%) Chemistry
6 1 (2.00%) PDA
6 1 (2.00%) Data Conversion
6 1 (2.00%) FMCG
6 1 (2.00%) Learning Management System
6 1 (2.00%) E-Learning
6 1 (2.00%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (44.00%) Validation
2 10 (20.00%) Quality Management
3 9 (18.00%) QMS
4 8 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (16.00%) Project Management
4 8 (16.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 7 (14.00%) Scrum
5 7 (14.00%) PLM
5 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (10.00%) Change Management
6 5 (10.00%) Business Analysis
7 3 (6.00%) ITIL
7 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2
7 3 (6.00%) ERP
7 3 (6.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (4.00%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (4.00%) GAP Analysis
8 2 (4.00%) Identity Management
8 2 (4.00%) Migration
8 2 (4.00%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.00%) SQL
1 3 (6.00%) ABAP
2 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.00%) C
2 1 (2.00%) C#
2 1 (2.00%) Java
2 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) MBA
2 2 (4.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.00%) PMP
3 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (26.00%) GMP
2 12 (24.00%) GAMP
3 7 (14.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (8.00%) QA
4 4 (8.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (6.00%) GCP
6 1 (2.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) SAP
2 6 (12.00%) Oracle
3 1 (2.00%) Nintex
3 1 (2.00%) Informatica
3 1 (2.00%) JD Edwards
3 1 (2.00%) Siebel
3 1 (2.00%) Infoflex