The table below looks at the statistics for GMP skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GMP over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
England / North West
Rank 138 156 142
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -14
Contract jobs citing GMP 1 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.038% 0.053% 0.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.41% 0.53% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.84%
UK excluding London median daily rate £563 £430 £550
% change year-on-year
+30.81% -21.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-49.33% -

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 North West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
241 375 443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.18% 9.93% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 221 235
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £198 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 17
Median hourly rate £17.00 £40.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.50% +110.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £85.59 £51.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £42.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-51.17% +80.85%

GMP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing GMP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

GMP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

GMP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

GMP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

GMP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

GMP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

GMP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GMP within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire - 1 - -
GMP
England

GMP
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GMP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for GMP.

1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (40.00%) GAMP
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Information Assurance
3 1 (20.00%) Market Research
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (20.00%) Document Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (20.00%) Marketing
3 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2

GMP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
1 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) HR Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Transformation Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Transformation Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) SDLC
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Document Management
2 1 (20.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) Market Research
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (40.00%) GAMP