The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Pharmaceutical 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 Pharmaceutical over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 118 131 111
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -20
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 21 5 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.66% 0.17% 0.91%
As % of the General category 2.13% 0.48% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 9
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£450 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £325 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £438
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £38.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-50.64% +36.28%
Pharmaceutical
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
986 1043 1212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.06% 35.05% 35.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 517 638
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 67 51
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.17 £10.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.78 £43.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.58%

Pharmaceutical
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Pharmaceutical Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Pharmaceutical
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Pharmaceutical Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Pharmaceutical
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Pharmaceutical across the North West region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Pharmaceutical Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Pharmaceutical
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Pharmaceutical Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Pharmaceutical
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 Pharmaceutical within the North West region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +18 11 £450 - 1
Manchester -4 8 - - 6
Pharmaceutical
England

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 13 (31.71%) Manufacturing
2 12 (29.27%) SAP
3 9 (21.95%) Project Management
3 9 (21.95%) Finance
4 8 (19.51%) SAP EWM
5 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (14.63%) Life Science
6 5 (12.20%) ERP
6 5 (12.20%) SAP ERP
7 4 (9.76%) Banking
7 4 (9.76%) Wireless
7 4 (9.76%) Project Planning
7 4 (9.76%) RedPrairie
8 3 (7.32%) JDA
8 3 (7.32%) LAN
8 3 (7.32%) UNIX
8 3 (7.32%) Windows
8 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
8 3 (7.32%) Oracle
8 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
8 3 (7.32%) Time Management
8 3 (7.32%) Logistics
8 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (4.88%) ServiceNow
9 2 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (4.88%) Analytics
9 2 (4.88%) Data Privacy
9 2 (4.88%) Line Management

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (2.44%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Office
1 1 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (19.51%) SAP EWM
2 5 (12.20%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) Wireless
2 3 (7.32%) LAN
3 2 (4.88%) SAN
4 1 (2.44%) Intranet
4 1 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) QlikView
3 1 (2.44%) MySQL
3 1 (2.44%) DB2
3 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
General
1 13 (31.71%) Manufacturing
2 9 (21.95%) Finance
3 4 (9.76%) Banking
4 2 (4.88%) Retail
5 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Project Manager
2 6 (14.63%) Developer
3 5 (12.20%) Implementation Manager
3 5 (12.20%) SAP Manager
4 4 (9.76%) IT Project Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.32%) SAP Project Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Compliance Manager
6 2 (4.88%) SAP Implementation Manager
6 2 (4.88%) QlikView Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Applications Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Web Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Quality Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Web Applications Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (2.44%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) XML
1 2 (4.88%) Middleware
1 2 (4.88%) .NET
2 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.44%) CSS
2 1 (2.44%) HTML
2 1 (2.44%) SAP Basis
2 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.44%) WPF
2 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.44%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (2.44%) Castle Windsor
2 1 (2.44%) SignalR
2 1 (2.44%) Apache Camel
2 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Life Science
2 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.88%) NHS
3 2 (4.88%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) Taxonomies
4 1 (2.44%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) UNIX
1 3 (7.32%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) Project Management
2 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (12.20%) ERP
4 4 (9.76%) Project Planning
5 3 (7.32%) Time Management
5 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (7.32%) Logistics
5 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.88%) Validation
6 2 (4.88%) Programme Management
6 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.88%) Service Management
6 2 (4.88%) Data Management
6 2 (4.88%) Supplier Management
6 2 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.88%) Analytics
6 2 (4.88%) Data Privacy
6 2 (4.88%) Line Management
6 2 (4.88%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.88%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.88%) C
2 2 (4.88%) C#
2 2 (4.88%) Java
2 2 (4.88%) SQL
3 1 (2.44%) Python
3 1 (2.44%) R
3 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) GMP
1 2 (4.88%) GxP
1 2 (4.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (4.88%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) GLP
2 1 (2.44%) GCP
Vendors
1 12 (29.27%) SAP
2 4 (9.76%) RedPrairie
3 3 (7.32%) JDA
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle
4 2 (4.88%) Business Objects
4 2 (4.88%) HP
4 2 (4.88%) 3PAR
4 2 (4.88%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.44%) Aruba
5 1 (2.44%) Ariba
5 1 (2.44%) Cognizant
5 1 (2.44%) Informatica
5 1 (2.44%) Cisco
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
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