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 30 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 275 258 333
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +75
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 359 353 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.73% 0.74% 0.46%
As % of the General category 1.87% 1.86% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 182 97
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£450 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £366 £400
% change year-on-year
+43.34% -8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 23 11
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +105.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.45 £18.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +79.48%
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
19148 18981 17770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 39.05% 39.74% 42.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 12051 11910 11075
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 578 578
Average hourly rate £22.35 £22.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.59% -16.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.51 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -20.00%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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
South East +34 132 £550 +41.02% 41
London -58 127 £400 -1.53% 32
North West +35 59 £440 +35.38% 28
East of England -13 12 £380 +11.76% 19
West Midlands -6 7 £425 +61.90% 7
Yorkshire -9 6 £375 +56.25% 12
South West -10 3 £455 -9.05% 2
East Midlands -15 3 £425 +9.67% 2
North East - - - - 1
Pharmaceutical
UK

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 204 (33.77%) SAP
2 139 (23.01%) Manufacturing
3 117 (19.37%) Project Management
4 87 (14.40%) Finance
5 72 (11.92%) FMCG
6 68 (11.26%) GAMP
7 66 (10.93%) Validation
8 62 (10.26%) ERP
9 57 (9.44%) Change Management
10 54 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
11 51 (8.44%) GxP
12 50 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
13 48 (7.95%) SAP BW
14 42 (6.95%) Business Intelligence
14 42 (6.95%) GMP
15 39 (6.46%) Agile Software Development
15 39 (6.46%) Time Management
16 36 (5.96%) Oracle
17 34 (5.63%) Degree
18 33 (5.46%) Life Science
19 32 (5.30%) ITIL
19 32 (5.30%) PRINCE2
20 31 (5.13%) SQL
20 31 (5.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
21 30 (4.97%) QA
22 27 (4.47%) Migration
22 27 (4.47%) MS Excel
22 27 (4.47%) PMI Certification
22 27 (4.47%) SAP FI
23 25 (4.14%) 21 CFR Part 11

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 21 (3.48%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.48%) SAS
3 5 (0.83%) Lync
4 4 (0.66%) NetWeaver
4 4 (0.66%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.50%) CMS
5 3 (0.50%) Documentum
5 3 (0.50%) MS Project Server
5 3 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.33%) Confluence
6 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.33%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.33%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.33%) Apache
6 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.17%) IIS
7 1 (0.17%) JBoss
7 1 (0.17%) eRoom
7 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.17%) Mule
Applications
1 27 (4.47%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.15%) MS Office
3 14 (2.32%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (1.66%) MS Project
6 4 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 27 (4.47%) SAP FI
2 22 (3.64%) SAP WM
3 17 (2.81%) SAP CO
4 16 (2.65%) SAP FI/CO
5 15 (2.48%) SAP SD
6 14 (2.32%) SAP SRM
7 11 (1.82%) SAP APO
8 9 (1.49%) SAP MM
9 8 (1.32%) SAP CRM
9 8 (1.32%) SAP FI-AP
9 8 (1.32%) SAP QM
10 7 (1.16%) SAP ERP
11 5 (0.83%) SAP BPC
11 5 (0.83%) SAP HR
12 4 (0.66%) BPCS
12 4 (0.66%) SAP Payroll
12 4 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 3 (0.50%) SAP PP
13 3 (0.50%) SAP EHS
14 2 (0.33%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.33%) Force.com
3 1 (0.17%) SaaS
3 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.49%) Firewall
2 5 (0.83%) WAN
3 4 (0.66%) LAN
3 4 (0.66%) SAN
4 3 (0.50%) Internet
4 3 (0.50%) VoIP
5 1 (0.17%) ADSL
5 1 (0.17%) Broadband
5 1 (0.17%) DHCP
5 1 (0.17%) FTP
5 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.17%) VPN
5 1 (0.17%) DNS
5 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.17%) Wireless
5 1 (0.17%) 2G
5 1 (0.17%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.17%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.17%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (7.95%) SAP BW
2 24 (3.97%) SQL Server
3 19 (3.15%) QlikView
4 11 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (1.82%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (0.66%) SAP BI
5 4 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (0.66%) Spotfire
5 4 (0.66%) SAP Data Services
6 3 (0.50%) SAP HANA
6 3 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.50%) MySQL
6 3 (0.50%) MS Access
7 2 (0.33%) DB2
7 2 (0.33%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (0.33%) DataStage
7 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.33%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 8 (1.32%) LSMW
2 4 (0.66%) Maven
2 4 (0.66%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.50%) NetBeans
3 3 (0.50%) Subversion
3 3 (0.50%) Rational Rose
3 3 (0.50%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.33%) JIRA
5 1 (0.17%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.17%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.17%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.17%) ERwin
5 1 (0.17%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.17%) JUnit
5 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
General
1 139 (23.01%) Manufacturing
2 87 (14.40%) Finance
3 21 (3.48%) Marketing
4 19 (3.15%) Legal
5 11 (1.82%) Retail
6 10 (1.66%) Banking
7 7 (1.16%) Billing
7 7 (1.16%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.66%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.50%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.50%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.50%) Publishing
10 2 (0.33%) French Language
10 2 (0.33%) Back Office
11 1 (0.17%) Electronics
11 1 (0.17%) Advertising
11 1 (0.17%) German Language
11 1 (0.17%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 136 (22.52%) Consultant
2 116 (19.21%) SAP Consultant
3 101 (16.72%) Analyst
4 100 (16.56%) Project Manager
5 60 (9.93%) Business Analyst
6 48 (7.95%) Architect
7 35 (5.79%) Developer
8 29 (4.80%) SAP Manager
9 28 (4.64%) Business Manager
9 28 (4.64%) Change Manager
10 21 (3.48%) Solutions Architect
11 20 (3.31%) Functional Consultant
12 19 (3.15%) SAP Functional Consultant
13 16 (2.65%) Business Change Manager
14 14 (2.32%) SAP WM Consultant
15 13 (2.15%) Programmer
16 12 (1.99%) SAP SRM Consultant
17 10 (1.66%) Senior Manager
17 10 (1.66%) SAP Project Manager
17 10 (1.66%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.31%) .NET
1 20 (3.31%) XML
2 13 (2.15%) Web Services
3 10 (1.66%) .NET Framework
4 9 (1.49%) EDI
5 8 (1.32%) ASP.NET
5 8 (1.32%) CSS
5 8 (1.32%) jQuery
6 7 (1.16%) BAPI
7 5 (0.83%) SOAP
7 5 (0.83%) Mason
7 5 (0.83%) REST
8 4 (0.66%) JPA
8 4 (0.66%) SAP PI
8 4 (0.66%) HTML
8 4 (0.66%) JMS
8 4 (0.66%) Middleware
8 4 (0.66%) Spring
9 3 (0.50%) JTA
9 3 (0.50%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 72 (11.92%) FMCG
2 54 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (5.46%) Life Science
4 24 (3.97%) LIMS
5 21 (3.48%) Management Information System
6 20 (3.31%) Informatics
7 16 (2.65%) PMI
8 15 (2.48%) NHS
9 11 (1.82%) User Experience
10 10 (1.66%) Pharmacovigilance
11 9 (1.49%) Computer Science
11 9 (1.49%) Data Integration
12 8 (1.32%) Visualisation
13 5 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (0.83%) Mathematics
13 5 (0.83%) SCADA
13 5 (0.83%) Clustering
14 4 (0.66%) Biometrics
15 3 (0.50%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 22 (3.64%) Windows
2 8 (1.32%) UNIX
3 7 (1.16%) Linux
4 5 (0.83%) AIX
5 3 (0.50%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.33%) Android
6 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.33%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.17%) Solaris
7 1 (0.17%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (19.37%) Project Management
2 66 (10.93%) Validation
3 62 (10.26%) ERP
4 57 (9.44%) Change Management
5 50 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 42 (6.95%) Business Intelligence
7 39 (6.46%) Agile Software Development
7 39 (6.46%) Time Management
8 32 (5.30%) ITIL
8 32 (5.30%) PRINCE2
9 31 (5.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 27 (4.47%) Migration
11 23 (3.81%) Business Analysis
11 23 (3.81%) CRM
12 22 (3.64%) Service Delivery
12 22 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
13 18 (2.98%) QMS
13 18 (2.98%) Release Management
13 18 (2.98%) Process Management
14 17 (2.81%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (5.13%) SQL
2 18 (2.98%) Java
3 14 (2.32%) C#
4 13 (2.15%) ABAP
5 7 (1.16%) C
6 4 (0.66%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.50%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.50%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.50%) SAS Macro
7 3 (0.50%) Groovy
8 2 (0.33%) VBA
8 2 (0.33%) Apex Code
8 2 (0.33%) R
8 2 (0.33%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.33%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.17%) VB
9 1 (0.17%) Perl
9 1 (0.17%) SAPscript
9 1 (0.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 34 (5.63%) Degree
2 27 (4.47%) PMI Certification
3 23 (3.81%) SAP Certification
4 14 (2.32%) PMP
5 11 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (0.66%) CCNA
6 4 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.50%) CCA
7 3 (0.50%) ACCA
7 3 (0.50%) CIMA
8 2 (0.33%) MBA
8 2 (0.33%) CISM
8 2 (0.33%) CISSP
8 2 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.17%) SAS Certification
9 1 (0.17%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.17%) HNC
9 1 (0.17%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
9 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (11.26%) GAMP
2 51 (8.44%) GxP
3 42 (6.95%) GMP
4 30 (4.97%) QA
5 25 (4.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 17 (2.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (1.99%) SLA
7 12 (1.99%) CDISC
8 10 (1.66%) COBIT
9 5 (0.83%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.66%) GCP
11 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.17%) DICOM
System Software
1 10 (1.66%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.50%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.50%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.17%) HDFS
5 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.17%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 8 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.17%) SCCM
3 1 (0.17%) Ambari
3 1 (0.17%) Oozie
Vendors
1 204 (33.77%) SAP
2 36 (5.96%) Oracle
3 23 (3.81%) Microsoft
4 15 (2.48%) Informatica
5 10 (1.66%) IBM
6 9 (1.49%) JD Edwards
6 9 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (1.32%) Teradata
8 7 (1.16%) Cisco
8 7 (1.16%) Business Objects
8 7 (1.16%) HP
9 6 (0.99%) VMware
10 5 (0.83%) EMC
10 5 (0.83%) Wonderware
11 4 (0.66%) Ab Initio
11 4 (0.66%) BT
12 3 (0.50%) NetApp
12 3 (0.50%) Adobe
12 3 (0.50%) Cognos
12 3 (0.50%) Siebel
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