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 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
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 300 282 294
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +12
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 318 315 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.64% 0.65% 0.57%
As % of the General category 1.64% 1.51% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 186 138
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£395 £450 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% +8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 23
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.75 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.66% -23.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £14.38 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £39.15 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -35.18%
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
19340 20856 23976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.63% 42.96% 44.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12237 13250 14648
Average daily rate £438 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 496 546 693
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £25.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.22 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.99 £44.97 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -21.05%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 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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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 -6 150 £419 -11.84% 103
South East -1 86 £383 -15.00% 65
East of England -6 29 £285 -10.15% 22
North West +11 25 £413 +26.92% 21
East Midlands +7 4 £625 +177.77% 16
Yorkshire -2 3 £220 -43.22% 7
West Midlands -11 3 £450 +62.89% 20
North East -23 1 £150 -
South West - - - - 20
Midlands - - - - 3
Pharmaceutical
UK

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 227 (32.02%) SAP
2 129 (18.19%) Manufacturing
3 128 (18.05%) Project Management
4 101 (14.25%) Finance
5 74 (10.44%) SQL
6 72 (10.16%) Change Management
7 66 (9.31%) ERP
8 63 (8.89%) MS Excel
9 62 (8.74%) Oracle
9 62 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
10 58 (8.18%) Microsoft
11 55 (7.76%) Migration
12 53 (7.48%) Analytics
13 48 (6.77%) Marketing
14 47 (6.63%) ITIL
15 46 (6.49%) Windows
15 46 (6.49%) FMCG
16 44 (6.21%) Degree
16 44 (6.21%) Data Migration
16 44 (6.21%) HTML
16 44 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
17 42 (5.92%) CRM
17 42 (5.92%) PRINCE2
17 42 (5.92%) Continuous Improvement
18 41 (5.78%) MS Office
19 39 (5.50%) Data Management
20 38 (5.36%) Time Management
21 37 (5.22%) Salesforce.com
22 36 (5.08%) SharePoint
22 36 (5.08%) Management Information System

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 36 (5.08%) SharePoint
2 28 (3.95%) SAS
3 20 (2.82%) CMS
4 12 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (1.13%) Drupal
5 8 (1.13%) IIS
6 7 (0.99%) MS Project Server
7 6 (0.85%) Documentum
8 5 (0.71%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.71%) Apache
8 5 (0.71%) nginx
9 3 (0.42%) Kentico
9 3 (0.42%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.28%) NetWeaver
10 2 (0.28%) WordPress
10 2 (0.28%) Lync
10 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.28%) Node.js
11 1 (0.14%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 63 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 41 (5.78%) MS Office
3 34 (4.80%) MS Project
4 29 (4.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (2.12%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.13%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.56%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.28%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 24 (3.39%) SAP SRM
2 16 (2.26%) SAP QM
3 11 (1.55%) SAP ERP
4 10 (1.41%) Google Analytics
4 10 (1.41%) SAP CO
4 10 (1.41%) SAP PM
4 10 (1.41%) SAP FI
5 9 (1.27%) SAP SD
5 9 (1.27%) SAP FI/CO
6 8 (1.13%) SAP EWM
6 8 (1.13%) Workday HCM
7 6 (0.85%) SAP BPC
7 6 (0.85%) SAP MM
7 6 (0.85%) SAP PP
8 5 (0.71%) SAP APO
8 5 (0.71%) WebTrends
8 5 (0.71%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 5 (0.71%) SiteCatalyst
9 4 (0.56%) TrackWise
9 4 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.69%) SaaS
2 1 (0.14%) PaaS
2 1 (0.14%) Office 365
2 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.14%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.97%) Firewall
2 9 (1.27%) LAN
2 9 (1.27%) WAN
3 7 (0.99%) SAN
4 5 (0.71%) Internet
5 4 (0.56%) Wireless
5 4 (0.56%) HTTP
6 3 (0.42%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.42%) SMS
6 3 (0.42%) Intranet
6 3 (0.42%) RFID
7 2 (0.28%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.28%) SMTP
7 2 (0.28%) FTP
8 1 (0.14%) WLAN
8 1 (0.14%) VPN
8 1 (0.14%) DNS
8 1 (0.14%) Extranet
8 1 (0.14%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (4.51%) SAP BW
2 23 (3.24%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (2.96%) Oracle Database
4 18 (2.54%) Spotfire
4 18 (2.54%) QlikView
5 11 (1.55%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.41%) Big Data
7 9 (1.27%) Data Mining
7 9 (1.27%) DataStage
8 8 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.99%) BusinessObjects XI
9 7 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (0.99%) PowerCenter
9 7 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (0.99%) Data Mart
10 6 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (0.85%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.85%) MS Access
11 4 (0.56%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 10 (1.41%) PowerDesigner
2 6 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (0.85%) LSMW
3 5 (0.71%) Subversion
4 3 (0.42%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (0.28%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.14%) Mocha
6 1 (0.14%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.14%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.14%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.14%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.14%) ClearQuest
General
1 129 (18.19%) Manufacturing
2 101 (14.25%) Finance
3 48 (6.77%) Marketing
4 21 (2.96%) Legal
4 21 (2.96%) Retail
5 14 (1.97%) Publishing
6 13 (1.83%) Banking
7 11 (1.55%) German Language
8 10 (1.41%) Telecoms
9 7 (0.99%) Billing
10 4 (0.56%) French Language
10 4 (0.56%) Japanese Language
10 4 (0.56%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.56%) Advertising
11 2 (0.28%) Electronics
11 2 (0.28%) Portuguese Language
11 2 (0.28%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.28%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.14%) Back Office
12 1 (0.14%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 157 (22.14%) Analyst
2 119 (16.78%) Consultant
3 93 (13.12%) Project Manager
4 90 (12.69%) SAP Consultant
5 62 (8.74%) Developer
6 48 (6.77%) Architect
7 46 (6.49%) Business Analyst
8 29 (4.09%) SAP Manager
9 27 (3.81%) Support Analyst
10 26 (3.67%) Programmer
11 25 (3.53%) Functional Consultant
12 24 (3.39%) Data Analyst
13 21 (2.96%) SAP Functional Consultant
14 19 (2.68%) Service Manager
15 18 (2.54%) Applications Support
15 18 (2.54%) Programme Manager
15 18 (2.54%) SAS Programmer
16 17 (2.40%) Solutions Architect
17 16 (2.26%) IT Project Manager
17 16 (2.26%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (6.21%) HTML
2 24 (3.39%) .NET
3 17 (2.40%) ASP.NET
4 15 (2.12%) XML
5 14 (1.97%) Web Services
5 14 (1.97%) BAPI
6 13 (1.83%) CSS
7 11 (1.55%) .NET Framework
7 11 (1.55%) Middleware
8 10 (1.41%) HTML5
9 9 (1.27%) SOAP
9 9 (1.27%) CSS3
10 8 (1.13%) jQuery
11 5 (0.71%) WSDL
11 5 (0.71%) COM
11 5 (0.71%) Backbone.js
12 4 (0.56%) XSLT
12 4 (0.56%) Application Packaging
13 3 (0.42%) Mason
13 3 (0.42%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.49%) FMCG
2 36 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 32 (4.51%) NHS
4 24 (3.39%) Life Science
5 19 (2.68%) Social Media
6 18 (2.54%) Informatics
7 16 (2.26%) Computer Science
7 16 (2.26%) Visualisation
8 14 (1.97%) iPad
8 14 (1.97%) Data Integration
8 14 (1.97%) Pharmacovigilance
9 10 (1.41%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.85%) EPoS
10 6 (0.85%) LIMS
11 4 (0.56%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.56%) E-Learning
11 4 (0.56%) Biology
11 4 (0.56%) Statistics
11 4 (0.56%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 46 (6.49%) Windows
2 24 (3.39%) UNIX
3 12 (1.69%) Linux
4 9 (1.27%) CentOS
4 9 (1.27%) Windows 7
5 8 (1.13%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.56%) Android
6 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.56%) AIX
6 4 (0.56%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.42%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (18.05%) Project Management
2 72 (10.16%) Change Management
3 66 (9.31%) ERP
4 62 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 55 (7.76%) Migration
6 53 (7.48%) Analytics
7 47 (6.63%) ITIL
8 44 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
8 44 (6.21%) Data Migration
9 42 (5.92%) PRINCE2
9 42 (5.92%) CRM
9 42 (5.92%) Continuous Improvement
10 39 (5.50%) Data Management
11 38 (5.36%) Time Management
12 35 (4.94%) Service Management
12 35 (4.94%) Six Sigma
13 33 (4.65%) Validation
14 32 (4.51%) Data Modelling
15 29 (4.09%) Content Management
15 29 (4.09%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 74 (10.44%) SQL
2 27 (3.81%) JavaScript
3 19 (2.68%) C#
4 16 (2.26%) PL/SQL
5 12 (1.69%) Java
6 10 (1.41%) VBA
6 10 (1.41%) Python
7 6 (0.85%) C
8 4 (0.56%) VBScript
8 4 (0.56%) VB
8 4 (0.56%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.56%) R
9 3 (0.42%) MUMPS
9 3 (0.42%) SPARQL
10 2 (0.28%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.28%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.28%) PowerHouse
10 2 (0.28%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.28%) XPath
10 2 (0.28%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 44 (6.21%) Degree
2 18 (2.54%) SAP Certification
2 18 (2.54%) PMI Certification
3 17 (2.40%) PMP
4 9 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (0.71%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.42%) IIBA
7 3 (0.42%) ISEB
8 2 (0.28%) HND
8 2 (0.28%) CAPM
8 2 (0.28%) PhD
9 1 (0.14%) MCP
9 1 (0.14%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
9 1 (0.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.14%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.14%) CBAP
9 1 (0.14%) APMP
9 1 (0.14%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.51%) GxP
2 28 (3.95%) QA
3 18 (2.54%) GMP
4 17 (2.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (2.12%) Data Quality
6 14 (1.97%) CDISC
7 9 (1.27%) SLA
8 7 (0.99%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 7 (0.99%) GCP
9 4 (0.56%) GLP
10 3 (0.42%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.42%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.42%) HL7
11 2 (0.28%) RosettaNet
11 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.28%) GAMP
12 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (0.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.28%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.28%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.14%) KVM
4 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
1 7 (0.99%) Puppet
2 3 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (0.42%) SCCM
2 3 (0.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.14%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 227 (32.02%) SAP
2 62 (8.74%) Oracle
3 58 (8.18%) Microsoft
4 37 (5.22%) Salesforce.com
5 22 (3.10%) Business Objects
6 21 (2.96%) IBM
7 15 (2.12%) Cognos
7 15 (2.12%) Google
8 13 (1.83%) PeopleSoft
9 12 (1.69%) Cisco
10 11 (1.55%) HP
10 11 (1.55%) Informatica
11 9 (1.27%) TIBCO
11 9 (1.27%) Splunk
12 8 (1.13%) Open Text
12 8 (1.13%) Hyperion
13 7 (0.99%) Remedy
13 7 (0.99%) Axway
13 7 (0.99%) Confirmit
14 6 (0.85%) JD Edwards
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £340 - £370 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
East London
Clement May
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Jambo Ltd
Rate: Up to £300 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 11 hours ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 11 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Pharma Division
Posted: Yesterday
London
The Placement Group
Salary: Excellent rate of pay
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, Warwickshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Excellent rate of pay
Posted: Yesterday
Nottinghamshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Medilink Consulting
Salary: ££ NEG depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: Yesterday
Norfolk
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pharma Division
Posted: Yesterday
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £415 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: Yesterday
London
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: Yesterday