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 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 266 264 303
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +39
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 134 159 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.59% 0.66% 0.38%
As % of the General category 1.30% 1.35% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 88 46
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£378 £455 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.03% +22.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £320 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £558 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £24.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.08% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -11.00%
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
10328 11761 10408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.18% 48.97% 49.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7613 8326 7214
Average daily rate £475 £493 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.55% +3.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 158 180
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.70 £45.61 £51.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £21.94
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +4.84%

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 22 December 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical across the London region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Pharmaceutical Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
City of London -4 26 £325 -33.33% 12
Brentford +3 18 £403 -25.32% 1
Uxbridge +3 3 £350 -12.50%
Croydon - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Hillingdon - - - - 1
Pharmaceutical
England

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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.

1 117 (38.49%) SAP
2 70 (23.03%) Manufacturing
3 41 (13.49%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (12.50%) Finance
5 34 (11.18%) Project Management
6 33 (10.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 31 (10.20%) ERP
7 31 (10.20%) Migration
8 29 (9.54%) Data Modelling
8 29 (9.54%) SAP BW
9 28 (9.21%) SAP Certification
10 27 (8.88%) Continuous Improvement
11 25 (8.22%) Change Management
12 24 (7.89%) Data Migration
13 23 (7.57%) FMCG
14 22 (7.24%) Six Sigma
14 22 (7.24%) Lean Six Sigma
15 21 (6.91%) Oracle
15 21 (6.91%) Microsoft
16 19 (6.25%) SQL
16 19 (6.25%) MS Project
16 19 (6.25%) MS Excel
16 19 (6.25%) Validation
16 19 (6.25%) Marketing
17 17 (5.59%) UML
17 17 (5.59%) Business Intelligence
17 17 (5.59%) Analytics
18 16 (5.26%) SAP FI
18 16 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
18 16 (5.26%) Project Planning

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 13 (4.28%) SAS
2 8 (2.63%) MS Project Server
3 6 (1.97%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.64%) NetWeaver
4 5 (1.64%) CMS
5 4 (1.32%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.99%) Kentico
6 3 (0.99%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.66%) Documentum
7 2 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.33%) IIS
8 1 (0.33%) Mule
8 1 (0.33%) WordPress
8 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.33%) Drupal
Applications
1 19 (6.25%) MS Project
1 19 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.61%) MS Office
2 14 (4.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (5.26%) SAP FI
2 12 (3.95%) SAP SRM
3 8 (2.63%) SAP FI-AP
3 8 (2.63%) SAP CO
3 8 (2.63%) SAP FI/CO
4 5 (1.64%) SAP PP
4 5 (1.64%) SAP WM
4 5 (1.64%) SAP QM
4 5 (1.64%) SAP BPC
5 4 (1.32%) SAP APO
6 3 (0.99%) Cerner Millennium
6 3 (0.99%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.66%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.66%) Workday HCM
8 1 (0.33%) SAP EWM
8 1 (0.33%) SAP MDM
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.33%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.64%) WAN
1 5 (1.64%) SAN
2 3 (0.99%) Internet
3 2 (0.66%) SMTP
3 2 (0.66%) FTP
3 2 (0.66%) HTTP
4 1 (0.33%) Firewall
4 1 (0.33%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.54%) SAP BW
2 13 (4.28%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.30%) MS Access
3 7 (2.30%) Data Mining
3 7 (2.30%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.97%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (1.64%) Spotfire
5 5 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.64%) QlikView
6 4 (1.32%) Base SAS
6 4 (1.32%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.66%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (0.66%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.66%) OLAP
7 2 (0.66%) SAP BI
7 2 (0.66%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.66%) Text Mining
8 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.97%) LSMW
2 4 (1.32%) Rational Rose
3 3 (0.99%) Maven
4 2 (0.66%) PowerDesigner
4 2 (0.66%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.33%) NUnit
5 1 (0.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.33%) JUnit
5 1 (0.33%) ClearCase
General
1 70 (23.03%) Manufacturing
2 38 (12.50%) Finance
3 19 (6.25%) Marketing
4 6 (1.97%) Legal
4 6 (1.97%) Retail
5 4 (1.32%) Back Office
6 3 (0.99%) Banking
7 2 (0.66%) Advertising
8 1 (0.33%) Publishing
8 1 (0.33%) Billing
8 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.33%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 89 (29.28%) Consultant
2 72 (23.68%) SAP Consultant
3 50 (16.45%) Analyst
4 38 (12.50%) Project Manager
5 29 (9.54%) Architect
6 26 (8.55%) Business Analyst
7 17 (5.59%) Developer
7 17 (5.59%) Functional Consultant
8 16 (5.26%) SAP Functional Consultant
9 9 (2.96%) SAP Manager
10 8 (2.63%) SAS Programmer
10 8 (2.63%) Data Architect
10 8 (2.63%) Programmer
10 8 (2.63%) SAP P2P Consultant
11 7 (2.30%) Validation Consultant
11 7 (2.30%) Infrastructure Architect
11 7 (2.30%) Data Analyst
11 7 (2.30%) .NET Developer
12 6 (1.97%) Change Manager
12 6 (1.97%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.61%) XML
2 9 (2.96%) Web Services
3 8 (2.63%) SOAP
4 7 (2.30%) .NET
5 6 (1.97%) HTML
5 6 (1.97%) Mason
5 6 (1.97%) REST
6 5 (1.64%) .NET Framework
6 5 (1.64%) JMS
7 4 (1.32%) WSDL
7 4 (1.32%) XSLT
8 3 (0.99%) Spring
8 3 (0.99%) JTA
8 3 (0.99%) JPA
8 3 (0.99%) Middleware
8 3 (0.99%) XML Messaging
8 3 (0.99%) CSS
8 3 (0.99%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (0.66%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 41 (13.49%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (7.57%) FMCG
3 13 (4.28%) Pharmacovigilance
4 9 (2.96%) Life Science
4 9 (2.96%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.96%) NHS
5 6 (1.97%) Visualisation
6 5 (1.64%) HACMP
6 5 (1.64%) LIMS
7 4 (1.32%) Informatics
7 4 (1.32%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.32%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.99%) User Experience
8 3 (0.99%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.66%) Biotechnology
9 2 (0.66%) Ontologies
9 2 (0.66%) SCADA
9 2 (0.66%) Social Media
10 1 (0.33%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.33%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.29%) Windows
2 8 (2.63%) Linux
3 5 (1.64%) AIX
4 4 (1.32%) UNIX
5 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.66%) Android
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (11.18%) Project Management
2 33 (10.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 31 (10.20%) Migration
3 31 (10.20%) ERP
4 29 (9.54%) Data Modelling
5 27 (8.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 25 (8.22%) Change Management
7 24 (7.89%) Data Migration
8 22 (7.24%) Lean Six Sigma
8 22 (7.24%) Six Sigma
9 19 (6.25%) Validation
10 17 (5.59%) Business Intelligence
10 17 (5.59%) UML
10 17 (5.59%) Analytics
11 16 (5.26%) Procure-to-pay
11 16 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (5.26%) Project Planning
12 15 (4.93%) Change Control
13 14 (4.61%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 14 (4.61%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.25%) SQL
2 10 (3.29%) Java
3 5 (1.64%) VB.NET
4 4 (1.32%) C
4 4 (1.32%) C#
5 3 (0.99%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.99%) VBA
5 3 (0.99%) SAS Macro
5 3 (0.99%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.66%) R
6 2 (0.66%) SPARQL
6 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.66%) XPath
6 2 (0.66%) ABAP
6 2 (0.66%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.33%) PHP
7 1 (0.33%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 28 (9.21%) SAP Certification
2 15 (4.93%) Degree
3 7 (2.30%) PMP
3 7 (2.30%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.66%) ACCA
4 2 (0.66%) CIMA
4 2 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.33%) SAS Certification
5 1 (0.33%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (0.33%) CCA
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.61%) QA
2 9 (2.96%) GxP
3 8 (2.63%) SLA
4 6 (1.97%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 6 (1.97%) GMP
5 5 (1.64%) GAMP
6 4 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (1.32%) CDISC
7 2 (0.66%) SNOMED CT
7 2 (0.66%) HL7
7 2 (0.66%) COBIT
7 2 (0.66%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.33%) GCP
8 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (1.97%) Oracle RAC
1 6 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.64%) PowerHA
2 5 (1.64%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 117 (38.49%) SAP
2 21 (6.91%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.91%) Oracle
3 12 (3.95%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (2.30%) IBM
4 7 (2.30%) Business Objects
4 7 (2.30%) VMware
5 5 (1.64%) Teradata
5 5 (1.64%) EMC
6 4 (1.32%) Cerner
6 4 (1.32%) Informatica
6 4 (1.32%) NetApp
6 4 (1.32%) Tableau
6 4 (1.32%) Open Text
7 3 (0.99%) EPiServer
7 3 (0.99%) Sitecore
7 3 (0.99%) TIBCO
7 3 (0.99%) Adobe
7 3 (0.99%) Siebel
8 2 (0.66%) HP
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