The table below looks at the statistics for GxP 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 GxP over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GxP
England / North West
Rank 134 - 135
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing GxP 2 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.076% - 0.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.96% - 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £355 £550
% change year-on-year
+26.76% -35.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £49.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year
- +345.45%

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
209 301 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.94% 7.95% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 169 169
Median daily rate £400 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £250 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 14
Median hourly rate £17.50 £52.47 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.64% +191.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £85.59 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +87.23%

GxP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

GxP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

GxP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

GxP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

GxP
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 GxP within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 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
Cumbria - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
GxP
England

GxP
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GxP 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 GxP.

1 3 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (66.67%) Validation
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Document Management
3 1 (33.33%) Facilities Management
3 1 (33.33%) Marketing
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) QMS
3 1 (33.33%) Acronis
3 1 (33.33%) Server Patching
3 1 (33.33%) Server Building
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) ERP
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) Remedy

GxP
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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
General
1 3 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Document Management
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Facilities Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) QMS
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) Server Building
2 1 (33.33%) Server Patching
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Acronis
1 1 (33.33%) Remedy
1 1 (33.33%) SAP
1 1 (33.33%) VMware