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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GxP
Rank 391 419 379
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -40
Contract jobs citing GxP 11 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.048% 0.025% 0.023%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.59% 0.32% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
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£388 £475 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% +58.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £415 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £535 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £400 £405
% change year-on-year
-32.50% -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 £65.35 -
% change year-on-year
-4.36% -
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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
1872 1897 1661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.09% 7.79% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1303 1345 1164
Average daily rate £450 £470 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.25% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £675 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 22 41
Average hourly rate £20.50 £21.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £43.10 £82.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -6.50%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GxP across the London region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

GxP Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 9 (56.25%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) PLM
3 6 (37.50%) Scrum
3 6 (37.50%) Oracle
4 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 3 (18.75%) GAMP
4 3 (18.75%) Validation
4 3 (18.75%) Life Science
5 2 (12.50%) QMS
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (12.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
5 2 (12.50%) Six Sigma
5 2 (12.50%) Service Management
5 2 (12.50%) ERP
5 2 (12.50%) GMP
6 1 (6.25%) SLA
6 1 (6.25%) JD Edwards
6 1 (6.25%) NHS
6 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
6 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
6 1 (6.25%) C
6 1 (6.25%) Java
6 1 (6.25%) .NET
6 1 (6.25%) MS Project
6 1 (6.25%) MS Office
6 1 (6.25%) SAP
6 1 (6.25%) ITIL
6 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2

GxP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
1 1 (6.25%) MS Project
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) NonStop SQL
General
1 9 (56.25%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Back Office
3 1 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Project Manager
2 3 (18.75%) ScrumMaster
3 2 (12.50%) Supply Chain Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Programme Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Validation Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Life Science
2 1 (6.25%) NHS
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) LIMS
2 1 (6.25%) Chemistry
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) E-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (43.75%) PLM
2 6 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) Validation
4 2 (12.50%) QMS
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (12.50%) Six Sigma
4 2 (12.50%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) ERP
5 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.25%) CRM
5 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.25%) Quality Management
5 1 (6.25%) Process Management
5 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Identity Management
5 1 (6.25%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C
1 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) GAMP
2 2 (12.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (12.50%) GMP
3 1 (6.25%) SLA
3 1 (6.25%) GCP
3 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) JD Edwards
2 1 (6.25%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Siebel
2 1 (6.25%) Infoflex