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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GxP
Rank 136 - 119
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing GxP 20 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% - 0.041%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.33% - 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£420 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £435 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.57% +45.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £62.50 -
GxP
England

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
273 235 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.07% 7.42% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 114 77
Average daily rate £350 £364 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.78% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £222 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £468 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +10.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 12
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.67% -26.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.05 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £51.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.03 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+22.36% +5.88%

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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GxP within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 13 £420 -
GxP
England

GxP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 22 (91.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 16 (66.67%) GMP
3 15 (62.50%) PMI
3 15 (62.50%) PMI Certification
3 15 (62.50%) Project Management
3 15 (62.50%) Process Management
3 15 (62.50%) Manufacturing
3 15 (62.50%) Informatics
4 14 (58.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 12 (50.00%) Validation
6 6 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (8.33%) SAP CO
8 2 (8.33%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (8.33%) Finance
8 2 (8.33%) Legal
8 2 (8.33%) SAP FI
8 2 (8.33%) SAP
9 1 (4.17%) ITIL
9 1 (4.17%) ABAP
9 1 (4.17%) Cognizant
9 1 (4.17%) SAP R/3
9 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
9 1 (4.17%) Scrum
9 1 (4.17%) MBA
9 1 (4.17%) Banking
9 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
9 1 (4.17%) Degree
9 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
9 1 (4.17%) Life Science

GxP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) SAP FI
1 2 (8.33%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (8.33%) SAP CO
2 1 (4.17%) SAP R/3
General
1 22 (91.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 15 (62.50%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.33%) Finance
3 2 (8.33%) Legal
4 1 (4.17%) Banking
4 1 (4.17%) French Language
4 1 (4.17%) Italian Language
4 1 (4.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Architect
2 15 (62.50%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (20.83%) Project Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Senior SAP Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) AWS Architect
Miscellaneous
1 15 (62.50%) PMI
1 15 (62.50%) Informatics
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Life Science
2 1 (4.17%) Learning Management System
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Project Management
1 15 (62.50%) Process Management
2 12 (50.00%) Validation
3 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.17%) Scrum
4 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 15 (62.50%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.17%) MBA
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (66.67%) GMP
2 14 (58.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 6 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) SAP
2 1 (4.17%) Cognizant