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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 302 253 323
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +70
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 334 349 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.66% 0.73% 0.55%
As % of the General category 1.68% 1.88% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 189 131
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
- -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 14
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.75 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -35.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.30 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -25.92%
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
19836 18541 19334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 39.14% 38.72% 43.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13055 11820 12139
Average daily rate £440 £426 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.40% -5.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 492 527 580
Average hourly rate £22.35 £22.00 £23.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -5.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.75 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-1.09% -1.98%

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 3 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 3 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 3 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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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 -49 134 £425 +6.25% 46
North West +56 98 £363 -9.37% 20
South East -36 64 £408 +7.94% 37
East of England -20 12 £330 +10.00% 6
West Midlands +2 6 £400 - 9
East Midlands -6 5 £325 -18.75% 3
Yorkshire -22 5 £350 +59.09% 6
South West - 4 £433 - 11
Pharmaceutical
UK

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 190 (26.99%) SAP
2 160 (22.73%) Project Management
3 153 (21.73%) Manufacturing
4 127 (18.04%) Finance
5 90 (12.78%) FMCG
6 86 (12.22%) GAMP
7 83 (11.79%) ERP
8 76 (10.80%) Validation
9 63 (8.95%) Stakeholder Management
10 62 (8.81%) GxP
11 54 (7.67%) GMP
11 54 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
12 48 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
13 47 (6.68%) Change Management
14 39 (5.54%) Business Intelligence
14 39 (5.54%) SQL
15 38 (5.40%) PRINCE2
16 37 (5.26%) Management Information System
17 36 (5.11%) Migration
17 36 (5.11%) Six Sigma
17 36 (5.11%) Life Science
18 35 (4.97%) Degree
19 34 (4.83%) PMI Certification
19 34 (4.83%) Analytics
20 33 (4.69%) ITIL
20 33 (4.69%) SharePoint
20 33 (4.69%) Lean Six Sigma
21 30 (4.26%) Risk Management
22 29 (4.12%) SQL Server
22 29 (4.12%) SAP Certification

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 33 (4.69%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.14%) CMS
3 5 (0.71%) SAS
4 4 (0.57%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.57%) Confluence
4 4 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (0.57%) Lync
5 3 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.28%) ExpressionEngine
6 2 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.28%) WordPress
6 2 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.28%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.28%) Drupal
6 2 (0.28%) Documentum
7 1 (0.14%) JBoss
7 1 (0.14%) Apache
7 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.14%) eRoom
Applications
1 24 (3.41%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.56%) MS Office
3 13 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.56%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.56%) MS Project
5 9 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 14 (1.99%) SAP APO
2 11 (1.56%) SAP WM
3 10 (1.42%) SAP CO
3 10 (1.42%) SAP FI
3 10 (1.42%) SAP MM
3 10 (1.42%) SAP SD
3 10 (1.42%) SAP QM
3 10 (1.42%) SAP FI-AP
4 9 (1.28%) SAP SRM
4 9 (1.28%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.43%) SAP MDM
5 3 (0.43%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.43%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.43%) SAP EHS
6 2 (0.28%) SAP FI-GL
6 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.28%) SAP SCM
6 2 (0.28%) BPCS
6 2 (0.28%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 2 (0.28%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.71%) Veeva
3 4 (0.57%) Amazon EMR
3 4 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
3 4 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 4 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (0.57%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 4 (0.57%) AWS CloudTrail
3 4 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (0.57%) Amazon S3
3 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.28%) PaaS
5 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.14%) Force.com
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.14%) Office 365
5 1 (0.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.14%) Firewall
2 4 (0.57%) LAN
2 4 (0.57%) SAN
2 4 (0.57%) NAS
3 3 (0.43%) DNS
3 3 (0.43%) WAN
4 2 (0.28%) VoIP
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 29 (4.12%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.55%) QlikView
3 20 (2.84%) SAP BW
4 15 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (1.14%) Oracle Database
6 7 (0.99%) SQLPlus
7 6 (0.85%) MS Access
8 5 (0.71%) MySQL
8 5 (0.71%) Spotfire
8 5 (0.71%) SAP Data Services
9 4 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.43%) SAP BI
10 3 (0.43%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.28%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.28%) EDMS
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle OWB
11 2 (0.28%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 7 (0.99%) LSMW
2 5 (0.71%) JIRA
3 3 (0.43%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.43%) Subversion
3 3 (0.43%) Eclipse
3 3 (0.43%) NetBeans
3 3 (0.43%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.28%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.14%) JUnit
5 1 (0.14%) ProC
5 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 153 (21.73%) Manufacturing
2 127 (18.04%) Finance
3 25 (3.55%) Banking
3 25 (3.55%) Marketing
4 24 (3.41%) Legal
5 22 (3.13%) Retail
6 16 (2.27%) Telecoms
7 7 (0.99%) Automotive
7 7 (0.99%) Retail Banking
8 6 (0.85%) Billing
9 4 (0.57%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.57%) General Ledger
9 4 (0.57%) French Language
10 3 (0.43%) German Language
10 3 (0.43%) Dutch Language
10 3 (0.43%) Publishing
11 2 (0.28%) Law
11 2 (0.28%) Electronics
11 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.28%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 126 (17.90%) Analyst
2 114 (16.19%) Project Manager
2 114 (16.19%) Consultant
3 85 (12.07%) SAP Consultant
4 69 (9.80%) Architect
5 68 (9.66%) Business Analyst
6 51 (7.24%) Developer
7 29 (4.12%) Business Manager
8 28 (3.98%) SAP Manager
9 27 (3.84%) Solutions Architect
10 24 (3.41%) Change Manager
11 18 (2.56%) Functional Consultant
12 16 (2.27%) SAP Functional Consultant
13 15 (2.13%) Business Change Manager
14 13 (1.85%) Implementation Engineer
15 12 (1.70%) Technical Architect
15 12 (1.70%) Programme Manager
16 11 (1.56%) Senior Manager
17 10 (1.42%) Service Manager
17 10 (1.42%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.41%) .NET
2 15 (2.13%) CSS
3 14 (1.99%) HTML
3 14 (1.99%) jQuery
4 13 (1.85%) Web Services
5 11 (1.56%) XML
5 11 (1.56%) ASP.NET
5 11 (1.56%) .NET Framework
6 9 (1.28%) HTML5
7 8 (1.14%) Middleware
8 6 (0.85%) EDI
9 5 (0.71%) LAMP
10 4 (0.57%) CSS3
11 3 (0.43%) Flask
11 3 (0.43%) SAP PI
11 3 (0.43%) BAPI
11 3 (0.43%) DOM
11 3 (0.43%) XSLT
11 3 (0.43%) Swing
12 2 (0.28%) JavaFX
Miscellaneous
1 90 (12.78%) FMCG
2 54 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 36 (5.11%) Life Science
5 24 (3.41%) LIMS
6 19 (2.70%) Data Centre
7 18 (2.56%) Informatics
8 17 (2.41%) PMI
9 15 (2.13%) NHS
9 15 (2.13%) User Experience
10 14 (1.99%) Visualisation
11 9 (1.28%) Biotechnology
12 7 (0.99%) Data Integration
12 7 (0.99%) SCADA
13 6 (0.85%) Mathematics
14 5 (0.71%) Clustering
14 5 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
15 4 (0.57%) Computer Science
15 4 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
16 3 (0.43%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 22 (3.13%) Windows
2 15 (2.13%) Linux
3 12 (1.70%) UNIX
4 5 (0.71%) Android
5 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (0.57%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.57%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.43%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.43%) AIX
7 2 (0.28%) HPUX
7 2 (0.28%) Solaris
7 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (22.73%) Project Management
2 83 (11.79%) ERP
3 76 (10.80%) Validation
4 63 (8.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 48 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (6.68%) Change Management
7 39 (5.54%) Business Intelligence
8 38 (5.40%) PRINCE2
9 36 (5.11%) Six Sigma
9 36 (5.11%) Migration
10 34 (4.83%) Analytics
11 33 (4.69%) ITIL
11 33 (4.69%) Lean Six Sigma
12 30 (4.26%) Risk Management
13 29 (4.12%) Continuous Improvement
14 28 (3.98%) Business Analysis
15 25 (3.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 24 (3.41%) Service Delivery
16 24 (3.41%) SDLC
17 23 (3.27%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (5.54%) SQL
2 18 (2.56%) Java
3 14 (1.99%) JavaScript
3 14 (1.99%) C#
4 9 (1.28%) C
5 8 (1.14%) ABAP
6 7 (0.99%) PHP
7 6 (0.85%) Python
8 4 (0.57%) VBA
8 4 (0.57%) R
9 3 (0.43%) Apex Code
9 3 (0.43%) Groovy
10 2 (0.28%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.28%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.28%) Perl
11 1 (0.14%) C++
11 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.14%) VB
11 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 35 (4.97%) Degree
2 34 (4.83%) PMI Certification
3 29 (4.12%) SAP Certification
4 20 (2.84%) PMP
5 10 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 9 (1.28%) MBA
7 8 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (0.99%) Postgraduate
9 5 (0.71%) CCNA
9 5 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.43%) CCIE
10 3 (0.43%) CCNP
10 3 (0.43%) CISA
10 3 (0.43%) CRISC
11 2 (0.28%) CISM
11 2 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.28%) CCA
11 2 (0.28%) PhD
11 2 (0.28%) CISSP
11 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (12.22%) GAMP
2 62 (8.81%) GxP
3 54 (7.67%) GMP
4 28 (3.98%) QA
4 28 (3.98%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 26 (3.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 23 (3.27%) SLA
7 13 (1.85%) GCP
8 6 (0.85%) GLP
9 4 (0.57%) CDISC
10 3 (0.43%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.43%) COBIT
11 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.14%) DICOM
System Software
1 9 (1.28%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.28%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.28%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.14%) XenApp
4 1 (0.14%) SRDF
4 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.14%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.14%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 12 (1.70%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.85%) Puppet
3 4 (0.57%) 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%) Ambari
5 1 (0.14%) Oozie
Vendors
1 190 (26.99%) SAP
2 26 (3.69%) Oracle
3 24 (3.41%) Microsoft
4 23 (3.27%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (1.85%) Informatica
6 11 (1.56%) HP
7 9 (1.28%) JD Edwards
7 9 (1.28%) VMware
8 8 (1.14%) Cisco
9 7 (0.99%) Teradata
10 6 (0.85%) Saba
10 6 (0.85%) NetApp
10 6 (0.85%) Business Objects
11 5 (0.71%) IBM
11 5 (0.71%) BT
11 5 (0.71%) Wonderware
12 4 (0.57%) FatWire
12 4 (0.57%) Ab Initio
12 4 (0.57%) Citrix
13 2 (0.28%) Software AG
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