The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 79 85 68
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -17
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 11 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.72% 0.077% 0.63%
As % of the General category 1.82% 0.22% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
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£450 - £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -9.47%
Pharmaceutical
North West

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

General Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
605 453 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 39.86% 34.87% 37.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 246 168
Average daily rate £400 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -0.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £169 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 21
Average hourly rate £15.98 £23.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.02% +64.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.53 £11.69 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £80.00 £78.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.00% -3.84%

Pharmaceutical
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Pharmaceutical Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Pharmaceutical
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Pharmaceutical Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Pharmaceutical
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Pharmaceutical Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 11 (55.00%) Manufacturing
2 10 (50.00%) Validation
2 10 (50.00%) Project Management
3 9 (45.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 9 (45.00%) GMP
4 8 (40.00%) GxP
4 8 (40.00%) PMI
4 8 (40.00%) SAP
4 8 (40.00%) PMI Certification
4 8 (40.00%) Process Management
4 8 (40.00%) Informatics
5 7 (35.00%) ERP
6 6 (30.00%) FMCG
7 2 (10.00%) QA
7 2 (10.00%) Retail
7 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (5.00%) Banking
8 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
8 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
8 1 (5.00%) Finance
8 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
8 1 (5.00%) Requirements Management
8 1 (5.00%) COBIT
8 1 (5.00%) SAP EHS
8 1 (5.00%) Quality Management
8 1 (5.00%) Biometrics
8 1 (5.00%) GAMP
8 1 (5.00%) Oracle

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.00%) SAP EHS
General
1 11 (55.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Architect
1 8 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
2 7 (35.00%) SAP Manager
3 6 (30.00%) PMO Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Project Director
5 1 (5.00%) Senior SAP Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) UAT Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Validation Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) PMI
1 8 (40.00%) Informatics
2 6 (30.00%) FMCG
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Biometrics
3 1 (5.00%) Biotechnology
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Validation
1 10 (50.00%) Project Management
2 8 (40.00%) Process Management
3 7 (35.00%) ERP
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Requirements Management
5 1 (5.00%) Quality Management
5 1 (5.00%) CRM
5 1 (5.00%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.00%) QMS
5 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.00%) Test Planning
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (45.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 9 (45.00%) GMP
2 8 (40.00%) GxP
3 2 (10.00%) QA
4 1 (5.00%) COBIT
4 1 (5.00%) GAMP
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle