The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 3 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 278 223 296
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +73
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 129 196 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.59% 0.85% 0.39%
As % of the General category 1.28% 1.83% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 102 43
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£400 £406 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £251 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £366 £400
% change year-on-year
+43.34% -8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £48.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +79.48%
Pharmaceutical
England

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

General Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
10109 10706 10675
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 46.12% 46.55% 51.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7143 7521 7663
Average daily rate £475 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £643 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 204 120
Average hourly rate £19.59 £22.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £13.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.12 £47.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.68 £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+3.06% -20.00%

Pharmaceutical
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Pharmaceutical Jobs Demand Trend in London

Pharmaceutical
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Pharmaceutical Daily Rate Trend in London

Pharmaceutical
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical across the London region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Pharmaceutical Daily Rate Histogram in London

Pharmaceutical
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Pharmaceutical Hourly Rate Trend in London

Pharmaceutical
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 Pharmaceutical within the London region over the 3 months to 31 March 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 -1 33 £355 +1.42%
City of London -8 10 £363 -6.45% 5
Uxbridge -3 4 £330 +10.92%
Ealing - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Pharmaceutical
England

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 140 (53.85%) SAP
2 76 (29.23%) Manufacturing
3 44 (16.92%) SAP BW
4 40 (15.38%) FMCG
5 33 (12.69%) Finance
6 30 (11.54%) ERP
7 27 (10.38%) Project Management
7 27 (10.38%) Business Intelligence
8 25 (9.62%) Change Management
8 25 (9.62%) Validation
9 24 (9.23%) SAP Certification
9 24 (9.23%) SAP FI
9 24 (9.23%) Time Management
10 23 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
11 17 (6.54%) CRM
11 17 (6.54%) Oracle
12 16 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (5.77%) SAP WM
13 15 (5.77%) Release Management
14 14 (5.38%) Lean Six Sigma
14 14 (5.38%) Change Control
14 14 (5.38%) Six Sigma
14 14 (5.38%) SQL Server
14 14 (5.38%) PRINCE2
14 14 (5.38%) MS Excel
14 14 (5.38%) Service Delivery
14 14 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (5.38%) SAP CO
15 13 (5.00%) SAP FI/CO
15 13 (5.00%) ABAP

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 6 (2.31%) SAS
1 6 (2.31%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.54%) NetWeaver
2 4 (1.54%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.15%) CMS
4 2 (0.77%) MS Project Server
4 2 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.38%) Kentico
5 1 (0.38%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.38%) Documentum
5 1 (0.38%) Mule
5 1 (0.38%) Liferay
5 1 (0.38%) IIS
5 1 (0.38%) JBoss
5 1 (0.38%) Apache
5 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (5.38%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.08%) MS Office
3 7 (2.69%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.31%) MS Project
5 4 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 24 (9.23%) SAP FI
2 15 (5.77%) SAP WM
3 14 (5.38%) SAP CO
4 13 (5.00%) SAP SRM
4 13 (5.00%) SAP FI/CO
5 11 (4.23%) SAP SD
6 9 (3.46%) SAP FI-AP
7 8 (3.08%) SAP QM
7 8 (3.08%) SAP APO
7 8 (3.08%) SAP CRM
8 4 (1.54%) SAP MM
8 4 (1.54%) SAP BPC
9 3 (1.15%) SAP PP
10 2 (0.77%) SAP MDM
10 2 (0.77%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.38%) SAP LE
11 1 (0.38%) SAP GRC
11 1 (0.38%) HFM
11 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.77%) WAN
1 2 (0.77%) SAN
2 1 (0.38%) Internet
2 1 (0.38%) Firewall
2 1 (0.38%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (16.92%) SAP BW
2 14 (5.38%) SQL Server
3 10 (3.85%) QlikView
4 7 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.92%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.54%) SAP Data Services
6 4 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.15%) SAP BI
8 2 (0.77%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (0.77%) Spotfire
8 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.77%) MS Access
8 2 (0.77%) DataStage
8 2 (0.77%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.77%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.38%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.08%) LSMW
2 3 (1.15%) Maven
2 3 (1.15%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.38%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.38%) JUnit
3 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
General
1 76 (29.23%) Manufacturing
2 33 (12.69%) Finance
3 12 (4.62%) Marketing
4 11 (4.23%) Legal
5 8 (3.08%) Banking
6 7 (2.69%) Billing
7 3 (1.15%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.15%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.77%) Retail
8 2 (0.77%) Publishing
9 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 114 (43.85%) Consultant
2 102 (39.23%) SAP Consultant
3 32 (12.31%) Project Manager
4 23 (8.85%) Analyst
5 22 (8.46%) Architect
6 21 (8.08%) Functional Consultant
7 19 (7.31%) SAP Functional Consultant
8 14 (5.38%) Developer
9 11 (4.23%) Business Analyst
9 11 (4.23%) SAP SRM Consultant
10 9 (3.46%) SAP Manager
10 9 (3.46%) SAP WM Consultant
11 7 (2.69%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
11 7 (2.69%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (2.69%) Data Consultant
11 7 (2.69%) SAP QM Consultant
12 6 (2.31%) SAP Data Consultant
12 6 (2.31%) Data Migration Consultant
12 6 (2.31%) Validation Consultant
12 6 (2.31%) Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.62%) XML
2 7 (2.69%) .NET
2 7 (2.69%) BAPI
3 6 (2.31%) Web Services
4 5 (1.92%) REST
4 5 (1.92%) EDI
4 5 (1.92%) SOAP
5 4 (1.54%) JMS
5 4 (1.54%) SAP PI
5 4 (1.54%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.15%) Spring
6 3 (1.15%) JTA
6 3 (1.15%) XML Messaging
6 3 (1.15%) JPA
7 2 (0.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (0.77%) HTML
7 2 (0.77%) J2EE
7 2 (0.77%) Mason
8 1 (0.38%) SAP ALE
8 1 (0.38%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 40 (15.38%) FMCG
2 23 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.08%) User Experience
3 8 (3.08%) Life Science
4 6 (2.31%) Pharmacovigilance
4 6 (2.31%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.92%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.54%) Visualisation
6 4 (1.54%) Clustering
6 4 (1.54%) NHS
7 3 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.77%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (0.77%) HACMP
8 2 (0.77%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.38%) PMI
9 1 (0.38%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.38%) LIMS
9 1 (0.38%) PACS
9 1 (0.38%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.92%) Windows
1 5 (1.92%) Linux
2 3 (1.15%) AIX
2 3 (1.15%) UNIX
3 2 (0.77%) Android
3 2 (0.77%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.38%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (11.54%) ERP
2 27 (10.38%) Business Intelligence
2 27 (10.38%) Project Management
3 25 (9.62%) Change Management
3 25 (9.62%) Validation
4 24 (9.23%) Time Management
5 17 (6.54%) CRM
6 16 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (5.77%) Release Management
8 14 (5.38%) Change Control
8 14 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (5.38%) Lean Six Sigma
8 14 (5.38%) PRINCE2
8 14 (5.38%) Service Delivery
8 14 (5.38%) Six Sigma
9 13 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (4.62%) Migration
11 11 (4.23%) Data Modelling
12 10 (3.85%) Data Management
13 9 (3.46%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.00%) ABAP
2 12 (4.62%) SQL
3 11 (4.23%) Java
4 3 (1.15%) C#
4 3 (1.15%) VB.NET
5 2 (0.77%) SAS Macro
5 2 (0.77%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.77%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.38%) SAPscript
6 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.38%) C
6 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.38%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 24 (9.23%) SAP Certification
2 10 (3.85%) PMP
2 10 (3.85%) PMI Certification
3 9 (3.46%) Degree
4 8 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.15%) ACCA
5 3 (1.15%) CIMA
6 2 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.38%) SAS Certification
7 1 (0.38%) MBA
7 1 (0.38%) NVQ Level 3
7 1 (0.38%) CCA
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.00%) QA
2 10 (3.85%) GxP
2 10 (3.85%) SLA
3 7 (2.69%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 6 (2.31%) GMP
4 6 (2.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.92%) GAMP
6 4 (1.54%) CDISC
7 3 (1.15%) GCP
7 3 (1.15%) COBIT
8 2 (0.77%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.77%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.38%) DICOM
System Software
1 3 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.77%) PowerHA
2 2 (0.77%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 140 (53.85%) SAP
2 17 (6.54%) Oracle
3 13 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (4.23%) Informatica
5 8 (3.08%) Teradata
6 6 (2.31%) Business Objects
7 4 (1.54%) IBM
7 4 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.15%) Ab Initio
8 3 (1.15%) VMware
8 3 (1.15%) Adobe
9 2 (0.77%) HP
9 2 (0.77%) EMC
9 2 (0.77%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.77%) FatWire
10 1 (0.38%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.38%) BT
10 1 (0.38%) NetApp
10 1 (0.38%) Cerner
10 1 (0.38%) Hyperion
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