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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 284 252 326
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +74
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 372 382 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.77% 0.79% 0.49%
As % of the General category 1.98% 2.04% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 198 106
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £233 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 28 19
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -13.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.45 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £50.35 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -9.47%
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
18744 18727 18490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.69% 38.89% 43.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12111 12033 11476
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 525 618
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.69 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -3.84%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -31 143 £485 +21.25% 43
North West +64 107 £400 -5.88% 18
South East -11 85 £455 +21.33% 40
East of England -27 11 £275 -15.38% 15
West Midlands -5 6 £350 - 4
Yorkshire -23 4 £375 +57.89% 3
East Midlands -6 3 £350 -26.31% 1
South West - 3 £475 - 4
North East -8 1 - - 1
Pharmaceutical
UK

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 220 (31.93%) SAP
2 167 (24.24%) Manufacturing
3 140 (20.32%) Project Management
4 126 (18.29%) Finance
5 96 (13.93%) FMCG
6 84 (12.19%) Validation
7 79 (11.47%) GAMP
8 74 (10.74%) ERP
9 59 (8.56%) Change Management
9 59 (8.56%) GxP
10 56 (8.13%) GMP
11 55 (7.98%) Stakeholder Management
12 51 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
13 48 (6.97%) SAP BW
14 43 (6.24%) Business Intelligence
15 41 (5.95%) Agile Software Development
16 39 (5.66%) SQL
17 37 (5.37%) Time Management
18 33 (4.79%) Analytics
18 33 (4.79%) Life Science
18 33 (4.79%) QA
19 32 (4.64%) PMI Certification
20 31 (4.50%) SharePoint
20 31 (4.50%) Six Sigma
20 31 (4.50%) Management Information System
21 30 (4.35%) SAP Certification
21 30 (4.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
22 29 (4.21%) Degree
22 29 (4.21%) Migration
22 29 (4.21%) PRINCE2

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 31 (4.50%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.31%) SAS
3 5 (0.73%) Lync
4 4 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (0.58%) Confluence
4 4 (0.58%) CMS
5 3 (0.44%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.44%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.29%) WordPress
6 2 (0.29%) ExpressionEngine
6 2 (0.29%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.29%) Documentum
6 2 (0.29%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.15%) Apache
7 1 (0.15%) JBoss
7 1 (0.15%) eRoom
7 1 (0.15%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 24 (3.48%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.90%) MS Office
3 12 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.60%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (1.16%) MS Project
7 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 22 (3.19%) SAP FI
2 18 (2.61%) SAP WM
2 18 (2.61%) SAP APO
3 17 (2.47%) SAP SD
4 16 (2.32%) SAP CO
5 15 (2.18%) SAP FI/CO
5 15 (2.18%) SAP SRM
6 10 (1.45%) SAP QM
6 10 (1.45%) SAP MM
7 9 (1.31%) SAP FI-AP
8 8 (1.16%) SAP CRM
9 5 (0.73%) SAP BPC
10 4 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.58%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.44%) SAP PP
11 3 (0.44%) BPCS
11 3 (0.44%) SAP MDM
11 3 (0.44%) SAP EHS
12 2 (0.29%) SAP FI-GL
12 2 (0.29%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.44%) Veeva
3 2 (0.29%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.29%) PaaS
4 1 (0.15%) Force.com
4 1 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.31%) Firewall
2 5 (0.73%) LAN
3 4 (0.58%) WAN
3 4 (0.58%) SAN
4 3 (0.44%) VoIP
4 3 (0.44%) NAS
5 2 (0.29%) VPN
5 2 (0.29%) DNS
6 1 (0.15%) Internet
6 1 (0.15%) 2G
6 1 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.15%) Wireless
6 1 (0.15%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.15%) DHCP
6 1 (0.15%) FTP
6 1 (0.15%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.15%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.15%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (6.97%) SAP BW
2 26 (3.77%) SQL Server
3 24 (3.48%) QlikView
4 14 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (1.31%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.73%) MySQL
6 5 (0.73%) SAP Data Services
7 4 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.58%) MS Access
7 4 (0.58%) SAP BI
8 3 (0.44%) SQLPlus
8 3 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.44%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.44%) Spotfire
9 2 (0.29%) Big Data
9 2 (0.29%) SAP HANA
9 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle OWB
9 2 (0.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (1.16%) LSMW
2 5 (0.73%) JIRA
3 3 (0.44%) Eclipse
3 3 (0.44%) Subversion
3 3 (0.44%) NetBeans
3 3 (0.44%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.44%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.29%) Maven
4 2 (0.29%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.15%) ProC
5 1 (0.15%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.15%) JUnit
5 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 167 (24.24%) Manufacturing
2 126 (18.29%) Finance
3 27 (3.92%) Legal
4 22 (3.19%) Marketing
4 22 (3.19%) Banking
5 18 (2.61%) Retail
6 13 (1.89%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.16%) Billing
8 5 (0.73%) General Ledger
8 5 (0.73%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.58%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.58%) French Language
9 4 (0.58%) Automotive
10 3 (0.44%) Publishing
11 2 (0.29%) German Language
11 2 (0.29%) Electronics
11 2 (0.29%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.15%) Law
12 1 (0.15%) Russian Language
12 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 151 (21.92%) Consultant
2 124 (18.00%) SAP Consultant
3 115 (16.69%) Project Manager
4 104 (15.09%) Analyst
5 66 (9.58%) Architect
6 55 (7.98%) Business Analyst
7 45 (6.53%) Developer
8 30 (4.35%) Business Manager
9 28 (4.06%) Solutions Architect
10 26 (3.77%) Change Manager
11 25 (3.63%) SAP Manager
12 20 (2.90%) Functional Consultant
13 18 (2.61%) SAP Functional Consultant
14 15 (2.18%) Business Change Manager
15 13 (1.89%) SAP WM Consultant
16 12 (1.74%) SAP SRM Consultant
16 12 (1.74%) Senior Manager
16 12 (1.74%) Programmer
17 11 (1.60%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
18 10 (1.45%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.76%) .NET
2 14 (2.03%) Web Services
2 14 (2.03%) XML
3 12 (1.74%) CSS
4 11 (1.60%) HTML
4 11 (1.60%) ASP.NET
4 11 (1.60%) .NET Framework
4 11 (1.60%) jQuery
5 8 (1.16%) Middleware
5 8 (1.16%) EDI
6 7 (1.02%) BAPI
7 6 (0.87%) HTML5
8 5 (0.73%) LAMP
9 4 (0.58%) CSS3
9 4 (0.58%) REST
9 4 (0.58%) SAP PI
9 4 (0.58%) SOAP
10 3 (0.44%) XML Messaging
10 3 (0.44%) JMS
10 3 (0.44%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 96 (13.93%) FMCG
2 51 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (4.79%) Life Science
4 31 (4.50%) Management Information System
5 25 (3.63%) LIMS
6 18 (2.61%) Informatics
7 17 (2.47%) NHS
7 17 (2.47%) PMI
7 17 (2.47%) Data Centre
8 11 (1.60%) User Experience
9 10 (1.45%) Visualisation
10 9 (1.31%) Biotechnology
11 7 (1.02%) Data Integration
12 6 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.87%) Computer Science
12 6 (0.87%) SCADA
13 5 (0.73%) Clustering
13 5 (0.73%) Mathematics
13 5 (0.73%) Pharmacovigilance
13 5 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (2.76%) Windows
2 13 (1.89%) UNIX
3 9 (1.31%) Linux
4 3 (0.44%) AIX
4 3 (0.44%) Android
4 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (0.44%) Windows 7
4 3 (0.44%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.29%) HPUX
5 2 (0.29%) Solaris
5 2 (0.29%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (20.32%) Project Management
2 84 (12.19%) Validation
3 74 (10.74%) ERP
4 59 (8.56%) Change Management
5 55 (7.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 43 (6.24%) Business Intelligence
7 41 (5.95%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (5.37%) Time Management
9 33 (4.79%) Analytics
10 31 (4.50%) Six Sigma
11 29 (4.21%) Migration
11 29 (4.21%) PRINCE2
12 28 (4.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 27 (3.92%) Lean Six Sigma
13 27 (3.92%) ITIL
14 25 (3.63%) Quality Management
15 24 (3.48%) Risk Management
15 24 (3.48%) CRM
16 23 (3.34%) Continuous Improvement
16 23 (3.34%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 39 (5.66%) SQL
2 18 (2.61%) Java
3 14 (2.03%) ABAP
4 13 (1.89%) C#
5 8 (1.16%) C
5 8 (1.16%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.02%) PHP
7 4 (0.58%) R
7 4 (0.58%) VBA
8 3 (0.44%) Python
8 3 (0.44%) Apex Code
8 3 (0.44%) Groovy
9 2 (0.29%) VB
9 2 (0.29%) Perl
9 2 (0.29%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.15%) SAPscript
10 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.15%) C++
10 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (4.64%) PMI Certification
2 30 (4.35%) SAP Certification
3 29 (4.21%) Degree
4 17 (2.47%) PMP
5 9 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.87%) MBA
8 4 (0.58%) Postgraduate
8 4 (0.58%) CCNA
9 3 (0.44%) CISA
9 3 (0.44%) CCIE
9 3 (0.44%) CCNP
9 3 (0.44%) CRISC
10 2 (0.29%) CISSP
10 2 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.29%) CISM
11 1 (0.15%) ACCA
11 1 (0.15%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.15%) CIMA
11 1 (0.15%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (11.47%) GAMP
2 59 (8.56%) GxP
3 56 (8.13%) GMP
4 33 (4.79%) QA
5 30 (4.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 25 (3.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 22 (3.19%) SLA
8 10 (1.45%) GCP
9 8 (1.16%) CDISC
10 6 (0.87%) COBIT
11 5 (0.73%) GLP
12 3 (0.44%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.15%) DICOM
System Software
1 10 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.15%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.15%) SRDF
4 1 (0.15%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.15%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.15%) SCCM
3 1 (0.15%) SCOM
3 1 (0.15%) Puppet
3 1 (0.15%) Oozie
3 1 (0.15%) Ambari
Vendors
1 220 (31.93%) SAP
2 28 (4.06%) Oracle
3 23 (3.34%) Microsoft
4 17 (2.47%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (1.89%) Informatica
6 9 (1.31%) JD Edwards
7 8 (1.16%) Cisco
8 7 (1.02%) Business Objects
8 7 (1.02%) HP
8 7 (1.02%) VMware
8 7 (1.02%) Teradata
9 5 (0.73%) BT
9 5 (0.73%) NetApp
9 5 (0.73%) IBM
9 5 (0.73%) Wonderware
10 4 (0.58%) Ab Initio
10 4 (0.58%) FatWire
11 2 (0.29%) Google
11 2 (0.29%) Saba
11 2 (0.29%) Cognos
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Posted: Yesterday
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Experis Engineering
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Experis Engineering
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Experis Ltd
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
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Posted: 2 days ago
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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