The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the London region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GxP
Rank 404 413 410
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Contract jobs citing GxP 2 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.009% 0.033% 0.011%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.11% 0.39% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
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- £475 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £365 £438
% change year-on-year
-3.97% -16.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.75%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
1816 2042 2078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.73% 8.41% 7.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1253 1437 1410
Average daily rate £428 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 52
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.40 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.80% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £12.79 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.50 £42.10 £41.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -12.50%
GxP
England

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 11 (73.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (40.00%) Service Management
3 5 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (33.33%) ITIL
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) Validation
5 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
5 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (20.00%) Change Control
6 2 (13.33%) QMS
6 2 (13.33%) QA
6 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
6 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
6 2 (13.33%) SaaS
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (13.33%) DataStage
6 2 (13.33%) Remedy
6 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
6 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
6 2 (13.33%) Oracle
6 2 (13.33%) MS Office
6 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
6 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity
6 2 (13.33%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (13.33%) Axway
7 1 (6.67%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (6.67%) IT Governance
7 1 (6.67%) Operations Management

GxP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
1 1 (6.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) DataStage
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) Spotfire
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 11 (73.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (6.67%) Publishing
4 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Service Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Quality Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) QA Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Process Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Computer Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Navision Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Navision Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) IT Programme Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Data Extraction
2 1 (6.67%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Service Management
2 5 (33.33%) ITIL
3 4 (26.67%) Validation
4 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (20.00%) Change Control
5 2 (13.33%) QMS
5 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
5 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity
5 2 (13.33%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (6.67%) IT Governance
6 1 (6.67%) Operations Management
6 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
6 1 (6.67%) Information Security
6 1 (6.67%) PLM
6 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.67%) Change Management
6 1 (6.67%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (13.33%) QA
3 1 (6.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (6.67%) GCP
3 1 (6.67%) GMP
3 1 (6.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Remedy
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Axway
3 1 (6.67%) Agilent
3 1 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) JD Edwards
3 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com