The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 3 months to 22 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 terms in our General 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 280 298 277
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -21
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 326 269 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.68% 0.58% 0.62%
As % of the General category 1.75% 1.34% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 158 141
Average daily rate
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£383 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £315 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £580 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £450 £390
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 7 25
Average hourly rate £20.25 £37.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £37.50 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £36.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-43.44% +46.46%
General Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
18626 20003 23444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.87% 43.16% 44.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11826 12591 14249
Average daily rate £438 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 499 589 679
Average hourly rate £20.59 £22.77 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.57% -1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.33 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £43.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- -15.09%
Pharmaceutical
UK

Pharmaceutical
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Pharmaceutical Jobs Demand Trend in England

Pharmaceutical
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Pharmaceutical Daily Rate Trend in England

Pharmaceutical
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical across the England region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Pharmaceutical Daily Rate Histogram in England

Pharmaceutical
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Pharmaceutical Hourly Rate Trend in England

Pharmaceutical
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical across the England region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Pharmaceutical Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Pharmaceutical
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 Pharmaceutical within the England region over the 3 months to 22 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
London +5 147 £400 -14.43% 84
South East +17 96 £375 -25.00% 54
East of England -10 31 £300 +3.00% 22
North West +4 22 £450 +30.43% 28
Yorkshire +1 6 £220 -43.22% 4
West Midlands -7 4 £450 +5.88% 19
East Midlands -6 3 £513 - 12
Midlands +5 1 - - 6
North East -18 1 £150 - 2
South West - - - - 18
Pharmaceutical
UK

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 223 (31.90%) SAP
2 123 (17.60%) Project Management
3 120 (17.17%) Manufacturing
4 91 (13.02%) Finance
5 79 (11.30%) SQL
6 74 (10.59%) Change Management
7 68 (9.73%) ERP
8 62 (8.87%) Oracle
9 60 (8.58%) Stakeholder Management
10 55 (7.87%) Microsoft
11 54 (7.73%) MS Excel
12 53 (7.58%) Migration
13 48 (6.87%) ITIL
13 48 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
14 47 (6.72%) Analytics
15 46 (6.58%) HTML
16 45 (6.44%) FMCG
17 44 (6.29%) Marketing
17 44 (6.29%) Degree
18 43 (6.15%) Data Migration
18 43 (6.15%) Windows
19 42 (6.01%) MS Office
19 42 (6.01%) Data Management
20 40 (5.72%) CRM
21 39 (5.58%) PRINCE2
22 38 (5.44%) Time Management
23 37 (5.29%) MS Project
24 35 (5.01%) Service Management
25 34 (4.86%) NHS
25 34 (4.86%) SharePoint

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 34 (4.86%) SharePoint
2 30 (4.29%) SAS
3 20 (2.86%) CMS
4 12 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (1.57%) Drupal
6 8 (1.14%) IIS
7 7 (1.00%) MS Project Server
7 7 (1.00%) Documentum
7 7 (1.00%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.72%) nginx
8 5 (0.72%) Apache
9 3 (0.43%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.43%) Lync
9 3 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.29%) Node.js
10 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.29%) WordPress
10 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 54 (7.73%) MS Excel
2 42 (6.01%) MS Office
3 37 (5.29%) MS Project
4 25 (3.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (2.00%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.14%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.57%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.29%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 24 (3.43%) SAP SRM
2 14 (2.00%) SAP QM
3 12 (1.72%) SAP FI
3 12 (1.72%) SAP CO
4 11 (1.57%) SAP ERP
4 11 (1.57%) SAP FI/CO
4 11 (1.57%) SAP SD
5 10 (1.43%) SAP PM
5 10 (1.43%) Google Analytics
6 7 (1.00%) SAP FI-AP
6 7 (1.00%) SAP MM
7 6 (0.86%) SAP PP
7 6 (0.86%) SAP APO
7 6 (0.86%) SAP BPC
7 6 (0.86%) Workday HCM
8 5 (0.72%) SiteCatalyst
8 5 (0.72%) SAP EWM
8 5 (0.72%) WebTrends
9 4 (0.57%) TrackWise
9 4 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.57%) SaaS
2 1 (0.14%) Office 365
2 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.14%) Force.com
2 1 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.72%) Firewall
2 9 (1.29%) LAN
3 6 (0.86%) SAN
3 6 (0.86%) Intranet
3 6 (0.86%) WAN
4 4 (0.57%) Internet
5 3 (0.43%) Wireless
5 3 (0.43%) SMS
5 3 (0.43%) HTTP
5 3 (0.43%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.43%) RFID
6 2 (0.29%) Extranet
6 2 (0.29%) VPN
6 2 (0.29%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.14%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.14%) SMTP
7 1 (0.14%) VoIP
7 1 (0.14%) WLAN
7 1 (0.14%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (4.43%) SAP BW
2 24 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (3.15%) SQL Server
4 20 (2.86%) Oracle Database
5 18 (2.58%) QlikView
6 15 (2.15%) Spotfire
6 15 (2.15%) Relational Database
7 14 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (1.43%) Big Data
10 9 (1.29%) DataStage
11 8 (1.14%) Data Mining
12 7 (1.00%) BusinessObjects XI
12 7 (1.00%) Data Mart
12 7 (1.00%) MS Access
12 7 (1.00%) PowerCenter
13 6 (0.86%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (0.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (1.57%) PowerDesigner
2 6 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (0.72%) Subversion
4 4 (0.57%) LSMW
5 3 (0.43%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (0.29%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.14%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.14%) Mocha
7 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.14%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.14%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.14%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.14%) ClearQuest
General
1 120 (17.17%) Manufacturing
2 91 (13.02%) Finance
3 44 (6.29%) Marketing
4 23 (3.29%) Retail
5 21 (3.00%) Legal
6 15 (2.15%) Publishing
7 12 (1.72%) German Language
8 11 (1.57%) Banking
9 9 (1.29%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.57%) Billing
10 4 (0.57%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.57%) Japanese Language
10 4 (0.57%) French Language
11 3 (0.43%) Advertising
12 2 (0.29%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.29%) Electronics
12 2 (0.29%) Portuguese Language
12 2 (0.29%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.14%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 144 (20.60%) Analyst
2 118 (16.88%) Consultant
3 97 (13.88%) Project Manager
4 87 (12.45%) SAP Consultant
5 65 (9.30%) Developer
6 46 (6.58%) Architect
7 41 (5.87%) Business Analyst
8 28 (4.01%) Support Analyst
9 25 (3.58%) SAP Manager
10 24 (3.43%) Programmer
11 21 (3.00%) Functional Consultant
11 21 (3.00%) Service Manager
11 21 (3.00%) Data Analyst
12 20 (2.86%) SAP SRM Consultant
12 20 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
13 19 (2.72%) Applications Support
14 18 (2.58%) IT Project Manager
15 17 (2.43%) Programme Manager
15 17 (2.43%) SAP Functional Consultant
16 16 (2.29%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (6.58%) HTML
2 23 (3.29%) .NET
3 17 (2.43%) CSS
4 15 (2.15%) ASP.NET
4 15 (2.15%) XML
5 14 (2.00%) BAPI
6 13 (1.86%) HTML5
7 12 (1.72%) Web Services
7 12 (1.72%) jQuery
7 12 (1.72%) CSS3
8 7 (1.00%) .NET Framework
8 7 (1.00%) Middleware
9 6 (0.86%) SOAP
10 5 (0.72%) Backbone.js
10 5 (0.72%) JSON
10 5 (0.72%) COM
11 4 (0.57%) XSLT
11 4 (0.57%) JSP
11 4 (0.57%) Spring
11 4 (0.57%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 45 (6.44%) FMCG
2 34 (4.86%) NHS
3 32 (4.58%) Management Information System
4 30 (4.29%) Life Science
5 20 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 19 (2.72%) Informatics
7 18 (2.58%) Social Media
8 17 (2.43%) Pharmacovigilance
9 16 (2.29%) Visualisation
10 15 (2.15%) iPad
11 14 (2.00%) Data Integration
12 7 (1.00%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.86%) EPoS
13 6 (0.86%) E-Learning
13 6 (0.86%) Statistics
13 6 (0.86%) Chemistry
14 5 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.72%) Mathematics
15 4 (0.57%) LIMS
15 4 (0.57%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 43 (6.15%) Windows
2 20 (2.86%) UNIX
3 9 (1.29%) Windows 7
3 9 (1.29%) CentOS
4 8 (1.14%) Linux
4 8 (1.14%) Ubuntu
5 5 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.57%) Windows XP
6 4 (0.57%) Android
7 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.43%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.29%) AIX
9 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (17.60%) Project Management
2 74 (10.59%) Change Management
3 68 (9.73%) ERP
4 60 (8.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 53 (7.58%) Migration
6 48 (6.87%) ITIL
6 48 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
7 47 (6.72%) Analytics
8 43 (6.15%) Data Migration
9 42 (6.01%) Data Management
10 40 (5.72%) CRM
11 39 (5.58%) PRINCE2
12 38 (5.44%) Time Management
13 35 (5.01%) Service Management
14 34 (4.86%) Continuous Improvement
15 33 (4.72%) Content Management
15 33 (4.72%) Validation
16 31 (4.43%) Six Sigma
17 30 (4.29%) Data Modelling
18 26 (3.72%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 79 (11.30%) SQL
2 31 (4.43%) JavaScript
3 19 (2.72%) Java
4 15 (2.15%) C#
5 13 (1.86%) PL/SQL
6 11 (1.57%) Python
7 10 (1.43%) VBA
8 6 (0.86%) C
9 5 (0.72%) VB
10 4 (0.57%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.57%) VBScript
11 3 (0.43%) Scala
11 3 (0.43%) R
11 3 (0.43%) PHP
11 3 (0.43%) C++
11 3 (0.43%) MUMPS
12 2 (0.29%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.29%) PowerHouse
12 2 (0.29%) ABAP
12 2 (0.29%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 44 (6.29%) Degree
2 18 (2.58%) PMI Certification
3 17 (2.43%) PMP
4 13 (1.86%) SAP Certification
5 9 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (0.72%) Security Cleared
7 5 (0.72%) ISEB
8 4 (0.57%) PhD
8 4 (0.57%) IIBA
9 2 (0.29%) HND
9 2 (0.29%) CAPM
10 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.14%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
10 1 (0.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 1 (0.14%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.14%) CBAP
10 1 (0.14%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.14%) APMP
10 1 (0.14%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.72%) GxP
2 26 (3.72%) QA
3 20 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 18 (2.58%) Data Quality
5 17 (2.43%) GMP
6 16 (2.29%) CDISC
7 12 (1.72%) SLA
8 6 (0.86%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 6 (0.86%) GCP
9 4 (0.57%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.57%) GLP
9 4 (0.57%) HL7
10 3 (0.43%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.29%) GAMP
11 2 (0.29%) RosettaNet
11 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (1.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.14%) KVM
2 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
1 7 (1.00%) Puppet
2 3 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (0.43%) SCCM
2 3 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.14%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.14%) Legato
4 1 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 223 (31.90%) SAP
2 62 (8.87%) Oracle
3 55 (7.87%) Microsoft
4 33 (4.72%) Salesforce.com
5 20 (2.86%) Business Objects
6 19 (2.72%) IBM
7 17 (2.43%) Google
8 15 (2.15%) Cognos
9 12 (1.72%) Cisco
9 12 (1.72%) HP
10 11 (1.57%) PeopleSoft
11 10 (1.43%) Informatica
11 10 (1.43%) TIBCO
12 9 (1.29%) Splunk
13 8 (1.14%) Hyperion
14 7 (1.00%) Axway
14 7 (1.00%) Confirmit
14 7 (1.00%) Open Text
14 7 (1.00%) Remedy
15 6 (0.86%) JD Edwards
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £11 per hour
Posted: 17 hours ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Hays Resource Management - Astrazeneca
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 21 hours ago
Surrey
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 21 hours ago
Surrey
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 21 hours ago
Gloucestershire
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Salary: Excellent rate of pay
Posted: 3 days ago
Derbyshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Devon
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Medilink Consulting
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 3 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
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Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
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