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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GxP
Rank 381 385 375
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing GxP 12 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.054% 0.069% 0.005%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.68% 0.79% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 1
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£425 £315 £621
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.92% -49.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
+24.13% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £61.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £62.50 -
% change year-on-year
-82.40% -
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
1766 2016 1663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.94% 8.65% 7.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1224 1372 1126
Average daily rate £450 £450 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 41 34
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% -21.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.20 £13.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £116.50 £75.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.76% -6.57%

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
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 1 April 2015.

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
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 1 April 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
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Last Year
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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GxP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 10 (47.62%) Pharmaceutical
1 10 (47.62%) PLM
2 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) Oracle
3 6 (28.57%) Validation
3 6 (28.57%) Scrum
4 4 (19.05%) Life Science
4 4 (19.05%) GMP
5 3 (14.29%) Project Management
5 3 (14.29%) .NET
6 2 (9.52%) FMCG
6 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
6 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (9.52%) GAMP
6 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
6 2 (9.52%) SAP
6 2 (9.52%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
7 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (4.76%) PMP
7 1 (4.76%) PMI Certification
7 1 (4.76%) JD Edwards
7 1 (4.76%) NHS
7 1 (4.76%) SAP FI
7 1 (4.76%) Workflow
7 1 (4.76%) Finance
7 1 (4.76%) Process Management
7 1 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley

GxP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Project
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP FI
1 1 (4.76%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (4.76%) SAP CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (47.62%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Consultant
2 3 (14.29%) ScrumMaster
3 2 (9.52%) Supply Chain Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Validation Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Programme Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Validation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.76%) CSS
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) XML
3 1 (4.76%) XSLT
3 1 (4.76%) jQuery
3 1 (4.76%) CAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Life Science
2 2 (9.52%) FMCG
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) NHS
3 1 (4.76%) Chemistry
3 1 (4.76%) E-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) PLM
2 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (28.57%) Validation
3 6 (28.57%) Scrum
4 3 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
5 2 (9.52%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Workflow
6 1 (4.76%) Process Management
6 1 (4.76%) ITIL
6 1 (4.76%) User Stories
6 1 (4.76%) Data Architecture
6 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Load Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.76%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) C#
1 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
1 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (4.76%) PMP
1 1 (4.76%) PMI Certification
1 1 (4.76%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) GMP
2 2 (9.52%) GAMP
3 1 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) SAP
3 1 (4.76%) JD Edwards
3 1 (4.76%) Cognos
3 1 (4.76%) Infoflex
3 1 (4.76%) Nintex