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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GxP over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GxP
Rank - 133 -
Contract jobs citing GxP 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.064% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 1.01% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £438 £438
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £45.00
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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
357 198 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.14% 6.38% 5.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 106 70
Average daily rate £425 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £148 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 22 22
Average hourly rate £17.33 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.62 £9.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £40.00 £19.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

GxP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GxP across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 15 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing GxP 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 GxP.

1 15 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 13 (86.67%) Project Management
3 11 (73.33%) GMP
4 10 (66.67%) PMI
4 10 (66.67%) PMI Certification
4 10 (66.67%) Process Management
4 10 (66.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 10 (66.67%) Manufacturing
4 10 (66.67%) Validation
4 10 (66.67%) Informatics
5 4 (26.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (13.33%) Legal
7 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
7 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement

GxP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing GxP 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 GxP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 15 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 10 (66.67%) Manufacturing
3 2 (13.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Architect
2 10 (66.67%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (26.67%) Project Manager
4 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (6.67%) AWS Architect
5 1 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 10 (66.67%) PMI
1 10 (66.67%) Informatics
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Project Management
2 10 (66.67%) Process Management
2 10 (66.67%) Validation
3 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (73.33%) GMP
2 10 (66.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 4 (26.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley