The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 44 59 58
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -1
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 12 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.13% 0.79% 1.47%
As % of the General category 4.94% 2.08% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Average daily rate £428 £473 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +71.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £411 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £535 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £525 £400
% change year-on-year
-23.80% +31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £31.45 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £42.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-43.52% +129.72%
Pharmaceutical
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

General Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
243 240 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 43.09% 38.10% 40.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 108 134
Average daily rate £425 £390 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £534
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 16
Average hourly rate £30.00 £13.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -58.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £10.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.26 £36.50 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £26.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +20.93%

Pharmaceutical
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Pharmaceutical across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Pharmaceutical Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Pharmaceutical
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical across the Hertfordshire region.

Pharmaceutical Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Pharmaceutical
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Pharmaceutical across the Hertfordshire region.

Pharmaceutical Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Pharmaceutical
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Pharmaceutical Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Pharmaceutical
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Stevenage 0 4 £430 - 2
Ware - 1 - -
Pharmaceutical
East of England

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 11 (35.48%) Validation
2 9 (29.03%) Manufacturing
3 8 (25.81%) Life Science
4 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (22.58%) SQL
4 7 (22.58%) Oracle
4 7 (22.58%) Project Management
5 5 (16.13%) Business Analysis
5 5 (16.13%) GMP
5 5 (16.13%) SAP
5 5 (16.13%) QA
5 5 (16.13%) Degree
6 4 (12.90%) Manual Testing
6 4 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database
6 4 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (12.90%) ETL
6 4 (12.90%) HP
6 4 (12.90%) Informatica
7 3 (9.68%) Six Sigma
7 3 (9.68%) Quality Management
7 3 (9.68%) Change Management
7 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
7 3 (9.68%) Document Management
7 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
7 3 (9.68%) PL/SQL
7 3 (9.68%) ITIL
7 3 (9.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (9.68%) Change Control

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 2 (6.45%) MS Project Server
2 1 (3.23%) Documentum
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Project
2 1 (3.23%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) SAP R/3
2 1 (3.23%) SAP CO
2 1 (3.23%) SAP CRM
2 1 (3.23%) SAP FI
2 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.23%) SAP SD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (6.45%) SAP BI
2 2 (6.45%) SQLPlus
3 1 (3.23%) EDMS
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.23%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (29.03%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) Analyst
1 6 (19.35%) Business Analyst
2 5 (16.13%) Consultant
2 5 (16.13%) Project Manager
3 4 (12.90%) Tester
4 3 (9.68%) Business IT Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) ETL Tester
4 3 (9.68%) IT Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) IT Business Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) IT Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) Validation Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Change Manager
5 2 (6.45%) QA Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Validation Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Documentum Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) IT Risk Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Risk Manager
6 1 (3.23%) SAP BW Support
6 1 (3.23%) SAP Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Life Science
2 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.45%) AS400
4 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.45%) Data Structures
4 2 (6.45%) FMCG
5 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.23%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
1 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Validation
2 7 (22.58%) Project Management
3 5 (16.13%) Business Analysis
4 4 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (12.90%) ETL
4 4 (12.90%) Manual Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Change Control
5 3 (9.68%) Change Management
5 3 (9.68%) Document Management
5 3 (9.68%) ITIL
5 3 (9.68%) Quality Management
5 3 (9.68%) Six Sigma
6 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.45%) Coaching
6 2 (6.45%) CRM
6 2 (6.45%) Process Improvement
6 2 (6.45%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
6 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.45%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) GMP
1 5 (16.13%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) GLP
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Oracle
2 5 (16.13%) SAP
3 4 (12.90%) HP
3 4 (12.90%) Informatica
4 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.23%) Cognos
5 1 (3.23%) Google
5 1 (3.23%) Hyperion