The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Pharmaceutical over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 12 16 22
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 21 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 8.68% 5.18% 3.38%
As % of the General category 24.14% 15.48% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 6 5
Average daily rate
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£359 £569 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.92% +62.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £353 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £625 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -38.05%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

General Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
87 84 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 35.95% 33.47% 34.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 30 47
Average daily rate £363 £313 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -26.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £588 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.50 £26.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

Pharmaceutical
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

Pharmaceutical Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Pharmaceutical
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Pharmaceutical Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Pharmaceutical
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Pharmaceutical Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

Pharmaceutical
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Pharmaceutical Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 10 (27.78%) SAP
2 6 (16.67%) ITIL
2 6 (16.67%) Six Sigma
3 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
4 4 (11.11%) Finance
4 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 4 (11.11%) C#
4 4 (11.11%) .NET
4 4 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
5 3 (8.33%) Procure-to-pay
5 3 (8.33%) Oracle
5 3 (8.33%) ERP
5 3 (8.33%) Project Management
5 3 (8.33%) Change Management
6 2 (5.56%) Migration
6 2 (5.56%) SAP Certification
6 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
6 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.56%) Workday HCM
6 2 (5.56%) Programme Management
6 2 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (5.56%) Data Migration
6 2 (5.56%) Marketing
6 2 (5.56%) Project Planning
6 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (5.56%) Logistics
6 2 (5.56%) .NET Framework
6 2 (5.56%) Lean Six Sigma

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) CMS
2 1 (2.78%) MS Project Server
2 1 (2.78%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.78%) Kentico
2 1 (2.78%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.78%) InfoPath
3 1 (2.78%) MS Project
3 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Workday HCM
2 1 (2.78%) SAP QM
2 1 (2.78%) SAP ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.56%) Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Advertising
4 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (13.89%) Consultant
3 3 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Applications Support
3 3 (8.33%) Functional Consultant
3 3 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Functional Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Data Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) Service Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 1 (2.78%) Business Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Test Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Web Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (2.78%) Support Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Process Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) .NET
1 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.56%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.78%) HTML
3 1 (2.78%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.78%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) UNIX
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.67%) ITIL
1 6 (16.67%) Six Sigma
2 3 (8.33%) Project Management
2 3 (8.33%) Change Management
2 3 (8.33%) ERP
2 3 (8.33%) Procure-to-pay
3 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (5.56%) Programme Management
3 2 (5.56%) Data Migration
3 2 (5.56%) Logistics
3 2 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (5.56%) Project Planning
3 2 (5.56%) Lean Six Sigma
3 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.78%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (2.78%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (2.78%) MVC
4 1 (2.78%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
2 1 (2.78%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) ABAP
2 1 (2.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) SAP Certification
2 1 (2.78%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
2 1 (2.78%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) GxP
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
1 1 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.78%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) SAP
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (2.78%) Adobe
4 1 (2.78%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
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