The 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 26 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 305 254 312
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +58
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 292 326 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.63% 0.73% 0.50%
As % of the General category 1.63% 1.78% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 177 96
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £251 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £580 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+22.58% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 21
Average hourly rate £42.50 £18.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.72% -26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.80 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+85.13% -26.00%
Pharmaceutical
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

General Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
17896 18325 16739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.74% 41.20% 40.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11755 11652 10175
Average daily rate £438 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 559 653
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £21.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+24.70% -15.00%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -19 149 £353 -11.87% 45
South East -19 83 £525 +28.83% 29
North West -1 19 £425 +36.76% 13
East of England -2 15 £373 - 11
Yorkshire -1 4 £450 +87.50% 11
West Midlands -5 4 £438 +40.56% 3
East Midlands +9 3 £250 -28.57% 4
South West -34 1 £280 -44.00% 7
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
Pharmaceutical
UK

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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.

1 193 (31.69%) SAP
2 116 (19.05%) Manufacturing
3 96 (15.76%) Finance
4 81 (13.30%) Project Management
5 67 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
6 55 (9.03%) Validation
7 54 (8.87%) SAP BW
8 53 (8.70%) FMCG
9 49 (8.05%) Stakeholder Management
9 49 (8.05%) Change Management
10 46 (7.55%) Degree
11 45 (7.39%) Oracle
11 45 (7.39%) ERP
12 40 (6.57%) Agile Software Development
13 38 (6.24%) GAMP
14 37 (6.08%) Migration
15 36 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
15 36 (5.91%) PRINCE2
15 36 (5.91%) SQL
15 36 (5.91%) Marketing
16 35 (5.75%) SAP Certification
17 34 (5.58%) Time Management
18 32 (5.25%) Microsoft
18 32 (5.25%) MS Excel
19 31 (5.09%) Windows
20 30 (4.93%) GxP
21 29 (4.76%) SharePoint
22 28 (4.60%) Salesforce.com
22 28 (4.60%) SAP FI
22 28 (4.60%) Six Sigma

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 29 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 26 (4.27%) SAS
3 7 (1.15%) NetWeaver
3 7 (1.15%) CMS
4 5 (0.82%) Umbraco
5 4 (0.66%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (0.66%) Kentico
6 3 (0.49%) Drupal
6 3 (0.49%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.33%) Lync
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.16%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.16%) Documentum
8 1 (0.16%) Mule
8 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.16%) Confluence
8 1 (0.16%) IIS
Applications
1 32 (5.25%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.61%) MS Office
3 20 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (2.30%) MS Project
5 12 (1.97%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (4.60%) SAP FI
2 20 (3.28%) SAP SRM
3 17 (2.79%) SAP CO
3 17 (2.79%) SAP FI/CO
4 13 (2.13%) SAP WM
5 9 (1.48%) SAP SD
6 8 (1.31%) SAP APO
6 8 (1.31%) SAP FI-AP
7 6 (0.99%) SAP QM
7 6 (0.99%) SAP ERP
7 6 (0.99%) SAP CRM
8 5 (0.82%) SAP HR
8 5 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.82%) SAP BPC
9 4 (0.66%) SAP Payroll
10 3 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.49%) SAP MM
10 3 (0.49%) SAP EWM
10 3 (0.49%) Workday HCM
10 3 (0.49%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.46%) SaaS
2 3 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.16%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.31%) WAN
2 6 (0.99%) Firewall
3 5 (0.82%) SAN
3 5 (0.82%) Internet
4 3 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (0.49%) ADSL
5 2 (0.33%) LAN
5 2 (0.33%) FTP
5 2 (0.33%) Intranet
6 1 (0.16%) SMTP
6 1 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.16%) Wireless
6 1 (0.16%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.16%) HTTP
6 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.16%) VPN
6 1 (0.16%) VoIP
6 1 (0.16%) Broadband
6 1 (0.16%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (8.87%) SAP BW
2 23 (3.78%) SQL Server
3 16 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 12 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (1.48%) QlikView
6 8 (1.31%) Spotfire
6 8 (1.31%) MS Access
7 6 (0.99%) SAP HANA
7 6 (0.99%) Data Mining
8 5 (0.82%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.66%) Base SAS
9 4 (0.66%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.66%) DB2
9 4 (0.66%) PowerCenter
10 3 (0.49%) BusinessObjects XI
11 2 (0.33%) SAP Data Services
11 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.33%) SAP BI
11 2 (0.33%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 8 (1.31%) LSMW
2 4 (0.66%) Maven
3 3 (0.49%) Rational Rose
4 2 (0.33%) PowerDesigner
5 1 (0.16%) ERwin
5 1 (0.16%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.16%) NUnit
5 1 (0.16%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.16%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.16%) JUnit
5 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.16%) JIRA
5 1 (0.16%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
General
1 116 (19.05%) Manufacturing
2 96 (15.76%) Finance
3 36 (5.91%) Marketing
4 17 (2.79%) Legal
5 13 (2.13%) Retail
6 7 (1.15%) Banking
6 7 (1.15%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.82%) Back Office
7 5 (0.82%) Billing
8 3 (0.49%) Publishing
9 2 (0.33%) Electronics
9 2 (0.33%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.33%) Advertising
9 2 (0.33%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.16%) Automotive
10 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 129 (21.18%) Consultant
2 106 (17.41%) Analyst
3 105 (17.24%) SAP Consultant
4 95 (15.60%) Project Manager
5 58 (9.52%) Business Analyst
6 40 (6.57%) Architect
7 34 (5.58%) Developer
8 26 (4.27%) SAP Manager
9 22 (3.61%) Functional Consultant
10 21 (3.45%) SAP Functional Consultant
11 18 (2.96%) Programmer
12 14 (2.30%) SAS Programmer
13 13 (2.13%) SAP SRM Consultant
14 12 (1.97%) Business Manager
14 12 (1.97%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
14 12 (1.97%) SAP Project Manager
14 12 (1.97%) Data Analyst
15 11 (1.81%) Enterprise Architect
16 10 (1.64%) Programme Manager
17 9 (1.48%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.61%) .NET
1 22 (3.61%) XML
2 15 (2.46%) Web Services
3 14 (2.30%) .NET Framework
4 12 (1.97%) ASP.NET
5 11 (1.81%) CSS
5 11 (1.81%) Mason
6 10 (1.64%) jQuery
7 7 (1.15%) HTML
7 7 (1.15%) SOAP
8 6 (0.99%) EDI
8 6 (0.99%) REST
9 5 (0.82%) JMS
9 5 (0.82%) BAPI
10 4 (0.66%) SAP Basis
10 4 (0.66%) Spring
10 4 (0.66%) XSLT
10 4 (0.66%) JPA
10 4 (0.66%) SAP PI
10 4 (0.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 67 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (8.70%) FMCG
3 20 (3.28%) Life Science
4 17 (2.79%) NHS
4 17 (2.79%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.63%) Computer Science
6 15 (2.46%) LIMS
7 14 (2.30%) Pharmacovigilance
8 13 (2.13%) Informatics
9 8 (1.31%) E-Learning
10 6 (0.99%) Statistics
11 5 (0.82%) HACMP
11 5 (0.82%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.66%) SCADA
12 4 (0.66%) Biotechnology
12 4 (0.66%) Biometrics
12 4 (0.66%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.49%) User Experience
13 3 (0.49%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (5.09%) Windows
2 14 (2.30%) UNIX
3 11 (1.81%) Linux
4 8 (1.31%) AIX
5 7 (1.15%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.49%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.33%) Android
7 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.16%) Solaris
8 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (13.30%) Project Management
2 55 (9.03%) Validation
3 49 (8.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 49 (8.05%) Change Management
4 45 (7.39%) ERP
5 40 (6.57%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (6.08%) Migration
7 36 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
7 36 (5.91%) PRINCE2
8 34 (5.58%) Time Management
9 28 (4.60%) Six Sigma
10 27 (4.43%) ITIL
10 27 (4.43%) CRM
10 27 (4.43%) Data Modelling
10 27 (4.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 26 (4.27%) Lean Six Sigma
12 25 (4.11%) Continuous Improvement
13 24 (3.94%) Analytics
13 24 (3.94%) Data Migration
14 20 (3.28%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 36 (5.91%) SQL
2 16 (2.63%) C#
3 13 (2.13%) Java
4 9 (1.48%) ABAP
5 5 (0.82%) VB.NET
5 5 (0.82%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.66%) C
6 4 (0.66%) PL/SQL
6 4 (0.66%) VBA
6 4 (0.66%) Shell Script
6 4 (0.66%) R
7 3 (0.49%) SAS Macro
8 2 (0.33%) PHP
8 2 (0.33%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.33%) VB
8 2 (0.33%) SPARQL
8 2 (0.33%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.16%) Perl
9 1 (0.16%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.16%) XPath
Qualifications
1 46 (7.55%) Degree
2 35 (5.75%) SAP Certification
3 13 (2.13%) PMP
3 13 (2.13%) PMI Certification
4 7 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (0.49%) CCA
5 3 (0.49%) ACCA
6 2 (0.33%) CIMA
6 2 (0.33%) MBA
6 2 (0.33%) MOS
6 2 (0.33%) MCP
6 2 (0.33%) PhD
6 2 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.16%) NVQ Level 3
7 1 (0.16%) SAS Certification
7 1 (0.16%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.16%) MBCS
7 1 (0.16%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.24%) GAMP
2 30 (4.93%) GxP
3 26 (4.27%) QA
4 21 (3.45%) GMP
5 16 (2.63%) CDISC
6 12 (1.97%) COBIT
7 11 (1.81%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 10 (1.64%) SLA
9 8 (1.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.66%) GCP
10 4 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.49%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.33%) SNOMED CT
12 2 (0.33%) HL7
13 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.16%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 8 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.99%) VMware ESX
2 6 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (0.99%) PowerHA
3 5 (0.82%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.16%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 9 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 193 (31.69%) SAP
2 45 (7.39%) Oracle
3 32 (5.25%) Microsoft
4 28 (4.60%) Salesforce.com
5 16 (2.63%) Business Objects
6 10 (1.64%) IBM
6 10 (1.64%) Informatica
7 9 (1.48%) VMware
8 8 (1.31%) EMC
9 7 (1.15%) Teradata
10 6 (0.99%) HP
10 6 (0.99%) PeopleSoft
11 5 (0.82%) Adobe
11 5 (0.82%) NetApp
12 4 (0.66%) JD Edwards
12 4 (0.66%) Open Text
12 4 (0.66%) EPiServer
12 4 (0.66%) Cerner
12 4 (0.66%) Tableau
13 3 (0.49%) Google
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £280 - £315 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £550 - £590 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pharma Division
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Nityo Infotech Limited
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £550.00 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Devon
Pharma Division
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
SEC Recruitment Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
East Riding
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £25.00 - £30.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £500 - £550 per month + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Sanderson
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago