The table below looks at the statistics for GxP skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GxP over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GxP
Rank 393 404 408
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +4
Contract jobs citing GxP 13 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.055% 0.008% 0.033%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.66% 0.11% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
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£478 - £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 - £455
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 - £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £417 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+18.97% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £45.00
GxP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
1979 1843 2061
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.41% 7.81% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1419 1264 1443
Average daily rate £475 £438 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £266 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 21 28
Average hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £24.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% -22.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.30 £55.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.73% +18.57%

GxP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GxP across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

GxP Jobs Demand Trend in London

GxP
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

GxP Daily Rate Trend in London

GxP
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

GxP Hourly Rate Trend in London

GxP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GxP within the London region over the 3 months to 30 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
Brentford - 2 £463 -
City of London - 1 - -
GxP
England

GxP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing GxP 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 GxP.

1 18 (69.23%) Pharmaceutical
2 15 (57.69%) SAP
3 13 (50.00%) ERP
4 12 (46.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (38.46%) Finance
5 10 (38.46%) Manufacturing
5 10 (38.46%) Performance Testing
6 9 (34.62%) Document Management
6 9 (34.62%) Quality Management
6 9 (34.62%) Risk Management
6 9 (34.62%) Change Control
7 8 (30.77%) Data Privacy
7 8 (30.77%) Test Strategy
7 8 (30.77%) Six Sigma
8 6 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (23.08%) Validation
8 6 (23.08%) FMCG
9 4 (15.38%) QA
10 3 (11.54%) Project Management
10 3 (11.54%) GAMP
10 3 (11.54%) .NET
10 3 (11.54%) Oracle
10 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (11.54%) PLM
10 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
11 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (7.69%) Test Planning
11 2 (7.69%) Test Management
11 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement

GxP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing GxP 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 GxP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP FI
1 1 (3.85%) SAP QM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) NAS
General
1 18 (69.23%) Pharmaceutical
2 10 (38.46%) Finance
2 10 (38.46%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Consultant
2 9 (34.62%) Compliance Consultant
3 8 (30.77%) Risk Consultant
4 4 (15.38%) SAP Manager
4 4 (15.38%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) IT Risk Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) SAP Test Manager
5 2 (7.69%) ERP Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
5 2 (7.69%) IT Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) SAP Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) SAP Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) QA Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) FMCG
2 2 (7.69%) LIMS
2 2 (7.69%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) UNIX
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) ERP
2 10 (38.46%) Performance Testing
3 9 (34.62%) Change Control
3 9 (34.62%) Quality Management
3 9 (34.62%) Risk Management
3 9 (34.62%) Document Management
4 8 (30.77%) Six Sigma
4 8 (30.77%) Test Strategy
4 8 (30.77%) Data Privacy
5 6 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (23.08%) Validation
6 3 (11.54%) PLM
6 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (11.54%) Project Management
6 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
7 2 (7.69%) SAP Implementation
7 2 (7.69%) Test Planning
7 2 (7.69%) Test Management
7 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) VB
1 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (7.69%) PMP
1 2 (7.69%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (46.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (15.38%) QA
3 3 (11.54%) GAMP
4 1 (3.85%) GMP
4 1 (3.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.85%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.85%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) SAP
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Cognos
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) NetApp
3 1 (3.85%) JD Edwards
3 1 (3.85%) NetIQ
3 1 (3.85%) Varonis