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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 299 277 302
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +25
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 352 338 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.68% 0.68% 0.60%
As % of the General category 1.73% 1.77% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 180 160
Average daily rate
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£390 £383 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £212 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.45% -46.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £20.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+13.41% -43.44%
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
20383 19124 20037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 39.44% 38.72% 43.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13466 12128 12605
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £383 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 519 511 584
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.59 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.84% -10.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £12.00 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £42.00 £44.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -21 127 £438 +9.37% 46
North West +62 118 £375 -16.66% 31
South East -44 69 £419 +11.66% 31
East of England -20 14 £330 +10.00% 19
East Midlands -1 5 £320 -37.56% 7
South West - 5 £390 - 12
West Midlands -1 4 £400 -11.11% 3
Yorkshire -28 4 £350 +59.09% 7
Pharmaceutical
UK

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 187 (25.90%) SAP
2 167 (23.13%) Project Management
3 165 (22.85%) Manufacturing
4 134 (18.56%) Finance
5 92 (12.74%) ERP
6 88 (12.19%) FMCG
7 71 (9.83%) Stakeholder Management
8 69 (9.56%) Validation
8 69 (9.56%) GAMP
9 66 (9.14%) GxP
10 59 (8.17%) Agile Software Development
11 57 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
12 52 (7.20%) GMP
13 49 (6.79%) Change Management
13 49 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
14 43 (5.96%) Management Information System
14 43 (5.96%) Six Sigma
15 41 (5.68%) Risk Management
15 41 (5.68%) SQL
16 38 (5.26%) Migration
16 38 (5.26%) Degree
17 36 (4.99%) PRINCE2
17 36 (4.99%) Analytics
18 35 (4.85%) Lean Six Sigma
19 34 (4.71%) Life Science
19 34 (4.71%) Business Analysis
20 33 (4.57%) PMI Certification
21 32 (4.43%) ITIL
22 30 (4.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
22 30 (4.16%) Banking

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 26 (3.60%) SharePoint
2 14 (1.94%) CMS
3 5 (0.69%) SAS
3 5 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (0.69%) Confluence
3 5 (0.69%) Lync
3 5 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (0.55%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.28%) Documentum
6 2 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.28%) WordPress
6 2 (0.28%) ExpressionEngine
6 2 (0.28%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.28%) Drupal
7 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.14%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.14%) Liferay
Applications
1 25 (3.46%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.91%) MS Office
3 15 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (1.80%) Spreadsheet
5 12 (1.66%) MS Visio
6 11 (1.52%) MS Project
7 2 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 13 (1.80%) SAP APO
2 11 (1.52%) SAP FI-AP
3 10 (1.39%) SAP FI
3 10 (1.39%) SAP QM
3 10 (1.39%) SAP SD
4 9 (1.25%) SAP WM
5 8 (1.11%) SAP MM
5 8 (1.11%) SAP CO
6 7 (0.97%) SAP FI/CO
7 6 (0.83%) SAP SRM
8 4 (0.55%) SAP FSCM
9 3 (0.42%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.42%) SAP EHS
9 3 (0.42%) SAP MDM
10 2 (0.28%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.28%) SAP PP
10 2 (0.28%) BPCS
10 2 (0.28%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 2 (0.28%) SAP HR
10 2 (0.28%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.97%) Amazon SQS
2 7 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (0.97%) Amazon S3
2 7 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
2 7 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 7 (0.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 7 (0.97%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 7 (0.97%) AWS CloudTrail
2 7 (0.97%) Amazon EMR
2 7 (0.97%) Amazon ELB
3 5 (0.69%) Veeva
4 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.28%) SaaS
5 2 (0.28%) PaaS
5 2 (0.28%) iPaaS
5 2 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.14%) Office 365
6 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.25%) Firewall
2 5 (0.69%) LAN
3 4 (0.55%) SAN
3 4 (0.55%) NAS
4 3 (0.42%) DNS
4 3 (0.42%) VoIP
4 3 (0.42%) WAN
5 1 (0.14%) DHCP
5 1 (0.14%) VPN
5 1 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.14%) Wireless
5 1 (0.14%) 2G
5 1 (0.14%) VLAN
5 1 (0.14%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (3.88%) QlikView
2 25 (3.46%) SQL Server
3 17 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (1.94%) SAP BW
5 9 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (1.11%) MS Access
6 8 (1.11%) Oracle Database
7 7 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (0.97%) SQLPlus
8 6 (0.83%) Spotfire
9 5 (0.69%) SAP Data Services
9 5 (0.69%) MySQL
10 4 (0.55%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.55%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.42%) SAP BI
11 3 (0.42%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.28%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 6 (0.83%) LSMW
1 6 (0.83%) JIRA
2 3 (0.42%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.42%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.42%) Subversion
2 3 (0.42%) Eclipse
2 3 (0.42%) NetBeans
3 2 (0.28%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.14%) JUnit
4 1 (0.14%) ProC
General
1 165 (22.85%) Manufacturing
2 134 (18.56%) Finance
3 30 (4.16%) Banking
4 24 (3.32%) Retail
5 23 (3.19%) Legal
6 22 (3.05%) Marketing
7 14 (1.94%) Telecoms
8 7 (0.97%) Automotive
8 7 (0.97%) Retail Banking
9 6 (0.83%) Billing
10 5 (0.69%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.55%) French Language
11 4 (0.55%) German Language
12 3 (0.42%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.42%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.28%) Law
13 2 (0.28%) Publishing
13 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.28%) Russian Language
14 1 (0.14%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 137 (18.98%) Analyst
2 117 (16.20%) Project Manager
3 115 (15.93%) Consultant
4 80 (11.08%) SAP Consultant
5 75 (10.39%) Architect
6 72 (9.97%) Business Analyst
7 50 (6.93%) Developer
8 29 (4.02%) Solutions Architect
9 27 (3.74%) SAP Manager
10 23 (3.19%) Business Manager
11 21 (2.91%) Change Manager
12 17 (2.35%) IT Project Manager
13 14 (1.94%) Business Change Manager
13 14 (1.94%) Functional Consultant
14 13 (1.80%) Service Manager
14 13 (1.80%) SAP Functional Consultant
14 13 (1.80%) Implementation Engineer
15 12 (1.66%) Risk Consultant
15 12 (1.66%) Compliance Consultant
15 12 (1.66%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.60%) .NET
2 16 (2.22%) HTML
3 11 (1.52%) HTML5
4 9 (1.25%) CSS
5 8 (1.11%) Middleware
5 8 (1.11%) jQuery
6 7 (0.97%) EDI
7 6 (0.83%) Web Services
8 5 (0.69%) XML
8 5 (0.69%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.69%) LAMP
8 5 (0.69%) CSS3
9 4 (0.55%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.42%) WPF
10 3 (0.42%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.42%) Flask
10 3 (0.42%) Swing
10 3 (0.42%) DOM
11 2 (0.28%) XSLT
11 2 (0.28%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 88 (12.19%) FMCG
2 57 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (5.96%) Management Information System
4 34 (4.71%) Life Science
5 19 (2.63%) Informatics
6 18 (2.49%) LIMS
6 18 (2.49%) PMI
6 18 (2.49%) Data Centre
7 15 (2.08%) User Experience
7 15 (2.08%) NHS
8 14 (1.94%) Visualisation
9 8 (1.11%) SCADA
9 8 (1.11%) Data Integration
10 7 (0.97%) Biotechnology
11 6 (0.83%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.69%) Chemistry
12 5 (0.69%) Computer Science
12 5 (0.69%) Clustering
13 4 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.55%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 25 (3.46%) Windows
2 18 (2.49%) Linux
3 12 (1.66%) UNIX
4 5 (0.69%) Android
5 4 (0.55%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.55%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.42%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.28%) HPUX
7 2 (0.28%) Solaris
7 2 (0.28%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.14%) AIX
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (23.13%) Project Management
2 92 (12.74%) ERP
3 71 (9.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 69 (9.56%) Validation
5 59 (8.17%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
6 49 (6.79%) Change Management
7 43 (5.96%) Six Sigma
8 41 (5.68%) Risk Management
9 38 (5.26%) Migration
10 36 (4.99%) PRINCE2
10 36 (4.99%) Analytics
11 35 (4.85%) Lean Six Sigma
12 34 (4.71%) Business Analysis
13 32 (4.43%) ITIL
14 30 (4.16%) Continuous Improvement
14 30 (4.16%) Change Control
15 29 (4.02%) Service Delivery
16 25 (3.46%) Process Management
16 25 (3.46%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 41 (5.68%) SQL
2 25 (3.46%) Java
3 15 (2.08%) JavaScript
4 10 (1.39%) C#
5 9 (1.25%) C
6 8 (1.11%) PHP
7 6 (0.83%) ABAP
7 6 (0.83%) Python
8 5 (0.69%) VBA
9 4 (0.55%) R
10 3 (0.42%) Groovy
10 3 (0.42%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.28%) VB
11 2 (0.28%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.28%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.14%) C++
12 1 (0.14%) Perl
12 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.14%) VB6
Qualifications
1 38 (5.26%) Degree
2 33 (4.57%) PMI Certification
3 29 (4.02%) SAP Certification
4 17 (2.35%) PMP
5 9 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (0.97%) Postgraduate
6 7 (0.97%) MBA
7 6 (0.83%) CCNA
8 4 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.55%) CCNP
8 4 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.42%) CISA
9 3 (0.42%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.42%) Security Cleared
9 3 (0.42%) APMP
9 3 (0.42%) CRISC
9 3 (0.42%) CCIE
10 2 (0.28%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (9.56%) GAMP
2 66 (9.14%) GxP
3 52 (7.20%) GMP
4 30 (4.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 26 (3.60%) QA
6 24 (3.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 22 (3.05%) SLA
8 15 (2.08%) GCP
9 6 (0.83%) GLP
10 5 (0.69%) CDISC
11 3 (0.42%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.28%) DICOM
13 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (1.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.28%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.28%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.14%) XenApp
4 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.14%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 12 (1.66%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.25%) Puppet
3 7 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.28%) SCCM
4 2 (0.28%) SCOM
5 1 (0.14%) DatAdvantage
5 1 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.14%) Ambari
5 1 (0.14%) Oozie
Vendors
1 187 (25.90%) SAP
2 28 (3.88%) Oracle
3 27 (3.74%) Microsoft
4 26 (3.60%) Salesforce.com
5 14 (1.94%) Informatica
6 11 (1.52%) HP
7 10 (1.39%) Saba
8 9 (1.25%) Cisco
9 7 (0.97%) JD Edwards
9 7 (0.97%) VMware
10 5 (0.69%) Wonderware
10 5 (0.69%) NetApp
10 5 (0.69%) Teradata
10 5 (0.69%) BT
10 5 (0.69%) Sitecore
11 4 (0.55%) FatWire
11 4 (0.55%) Ab Initio
11 4 (0.55%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.55%) IBM
11 4 (0.55%) Citrix
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