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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 50 112 113
Rank change year-on-year
+62 +1
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 108 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.94% 0.53% 0.47%
As % of the General category 8.43% 1.62% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 3 6
Average daily rate
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£401 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.00% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £410 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -9.47%
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
1281 986 851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.90% 32.61% 36.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 710 558 400
Average daily rate £413 £390 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +10.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £537 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 42 51
Average hourly rate £24.38 £35.00 £20.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.35% +70.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £45.00 £50.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +41 92 £400 -5.88% 10
Manchester +2 14 £450 - 3
Merseyside - 1 £275 -
Pharmaceutical
England

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 37 (28.91%) Project Management
2 34 (26.56%) Manufacturing
3 28 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (19.53%) GMP
5 23 (17.97%) GxP
6 22 (17.19%) SAP
7 20 (15.63%) Finance
8 16 (12.50%) PMI
8 16 (12.50%) PMI Certification
8 16 (12.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 16 (12.50%) Process Management
8 16 (12.50%) Validation
8 16 (12.50%) Informatics
9 13 (10.16%) ERP
10 12 (9.38%) GAMP
10 12 (9.38%) QlikView
11 8 (6.25%) QA
11 8 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 8 (6.25%) Risk Management
11 8 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (4.69%) Change Management
12 6 (4.69%) Workflow
12 6 (4.69%) Oracle
12 6 (4.69%) SharePoint
12 6 (4.69%) Problem Management
12 6 (4.69%) FMCG
13 5 (3.91%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (3.91%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (3.91%) SCADA
13 5 (3.91%) MS PowerPoint

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 6 (4.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.56%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.56%) Lync
3 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.78%) eRoom
Applications
1 5 (3.91%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.56%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.34%) SAP APO
2 2 (1.56%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.78%) SAP EHS
3 1 (0.78%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.78%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.78%) TrackWise
3 1 (0.78%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.56%) DNS
2 1 (0.78%) NAS
2 1 (0.78%) SAN
2 1 (0.78%) LAN
2 1 (0.78%) DHCP
2 1 (0.78%) VPN
2 1 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.78%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.38%) QlikView
2 5 (3.91%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.13%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.56%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.78%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (0.78%) JIRA
General
1 34 (26.56%) Manufacturing
2 20 (15.63%) Finance
3 5 (3.91%) Legal
4 3 (2.34%) Banking
4 3 (2.34%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (23.44%) Project Manager
2 26 (20.31%) Architect
3 18 (14.06%) Solutions Architect
4 17 (13.28%) Analyst
5 8 (6.25%) SAP Manager
5 8 (6.25%) Developer
6 6 (4.69%) Coordinator
6 6 (4.69%) Business Analyst
6 6 (4.69%) Consultant
6 6 (4.69%) PMO Manager
7 5 (3.91%) QlikView Developer
7 5 (3.91%) Project Coordinator
7 5 (3.91%) IT Project Manager
8 4 (3.13%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (3.13%) Functional Analyst
8 4 (3.13%) Business Manager
8 4 (3.13%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 4 (3.13%) Implementation Engineer
9 3 (2.34%) Agile Project Manager
9 3 (2.34%) Project Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.50%) PMI
1 16 (12.50%) Informatics
2 6 (4.69%) FMCG
3 5 (3.91%) SCADA
4 2 (1.56%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.56%) Biotechnology
4 2 (1.56%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.78%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.78%) Life Science
5 1 (0.78%) SecurID
5 1 (0.78%) Biometrics
5 1 (0.78%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.91%) Windows
2 3 (2.34%) Linux
3 2 (1.56%) HPUX
3 2 (1.56%) Solaris
3 2 (1.56%) UNIX
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (28.91%) Project Management
2 28 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (12.50%) Process Management
3 16 (12.50%) Validation
4 13 (10.16%) ERP
5 8 (6.25%) Risk Management
5 8 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (4.69%) Change Management
6 6 (4.69%) Workflow
6 6 (4.69%) Problem Management
7 5 (3.91%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (3.91%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (3.91%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (3.91%) Service Management
8 4 (3.13%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.13%) Analytics
8 4 (3.13%) Portfolio Management
8 4 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (3.13%) Performance Management
9 3 (2.34%) Process Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.91%) SQL
2 2 (1.56%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (12.50%) PMI Certification
2 4 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.34%) Degree
3 3 (2.34%) CCIE
3 3 (2.34%) CCNP
4 1 (0.78%) PMP
4 1 (0.78%) HNC
4 1 (0.78%) CCNA
4 1 (0.78%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (19.53%) GMP
2 23 (17.97%) GxP
3 16 (12.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 12 (9.38%) GAMP
5 8 (6.25%) QA
5 8 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.56%) SLA
7 1 (0.78%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.34%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.78%) Puppet
1 1 (0.78%) SCCM
1 1 (0.78%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (17.19%) SAP
2 6 (4.69%) Oracle
3 5 (3.91%) Wonderware
3 5 (3.91%) VMware
4 3 (2.34%) NetApp
4 3 (2.34%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.56%) Saba
5 2 (1.56%) Informatica
5 2 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.78%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.78%) EMC
6 1 (0.78%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.78%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.78%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.78%) Cisco
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