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 3 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 74 114 137
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +23
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 100 22 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.30% 0.71% 0.17%
As % of the General category 6.37% 2.24% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 9 1
Average daily rate
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£357 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.66% +38.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £376 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.33% -5.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £26.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.94% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+44.11% -10.52%
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
1571 981 1015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 36.11% 31.62% 34.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 875 539 508
Average daily rate £410 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.61% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £382
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 40 61
Average hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £12.77 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.67 £45.00 £33.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +6.66%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +36 77 £375 -16.66% 15
Manchester -14 15 £325 +4.00% 3
Merseyside -2 6 £275 -
Lancashire - 1 £300 -
Pharmaceutical
England

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 56 (26.17%) Project Management
2 46 (21.50%) Manufacturing
3 39 (18.22%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (17.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 34 (15.89%) Finance
6 26 (12.15%) GAMP
7 24 (11.21%) SAP
8 19 (8.88%) GMP
9 18 (8.41%) QlikView
10 17 (7.94%) Business Analysis
10 17 (7.94%) Process Management
11 15 (7.01%) GxP
12 14 (6.54%) Validation
12 14 (6.54%) Scrum
12 14 (6.54%) Change Management
13 12 (5.61%) Legal
13 12 (5.61%) Risk Management
13 12 (5.61%) Linux
14 11 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (5.14%) .NET
14 11 (5.14%) Workflow
14 11 (5.14%) Saba
14 11 (5.14%) Amazon AWS
15 10 (4.67%) Puppet
15 10 (4.67%) Continuous Improvement
15 10 (4.67%) Problem Management
15 10 (4.67%) Informatics
15 10 (4.67%) CMS
15 10 (4.67%) Service Delivery
15 10 (4.67%) Data Management

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 10 (4.67%) CMS
2 8 (3.74%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.34%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (2.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.47%) Lync
4 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.47%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (4.21%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (2.34%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.40%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.93%) MS Office
5 1 (0.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.40%) SAP APO
1 3 (1.40%) SAP MDM
2 1 (0.47%) TrackWise
2 1 (0.47%) SAP EHS
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.14%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.74%) Amazon SQS
2 8 (3.74%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (3.74%) Amazon S3
2 8 (3.74%) Amazon EMR
2 8 (3.74%) Amazon ELB
2 8 (3.74%) AWS CloudFormation
2 8 (3.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 8 (3.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 8 (3.74%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 8 (3.74%) AWS CloudTrail
3 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.93%) iPaaS
5 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.93%) WAN
1 2 (0.93%) DNS
2 1 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.47%) VPN
2 1 (0.47%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.41%) QlikView
2 8 (3.74%) Amazon RDS
2 8 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.27%) SQLPlus
4 5 (2.34%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.34%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.40%) Spotfire
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.47%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.47%) JIRA
General
1 46 (21.50%) Manufacturing
2 34 (15.89%) Finance
3 12 (5.61%) Legal
4 4 (1.87%) Banking
5 2 (0.93%) Retail
6 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.47%) French Language
6 1 (0.47%) German Language
6 1 (0.47%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.47%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 53 (24.77%) Project Manager
2 36 (16.82%) Analyst
3 33 (15.42%) Architect
4 24 (11.21%) Business Analyst
5 16 (7.48%) Developer
6 13 (6.07%) Solutions Architect
6 13 (6.07%) Implementation Engineer
7 12 (5.61%) IT Project Manager
7 12 (5.61%) Consultant
8 8 (3.74%) Coordinator
8 8 (3.74%) QlikView Developer
9 7 (3.27%) AWS Engineer
9 7 (3.27%) Project Coordinator
10 5 (2.34%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (2.34%) Business Manager
10 5 (2.34%) Operations Engineer
10 5 (2.34%) Digital Project Manager
11 4 (1.87%) Agile Project Manager
11 4 (1.87%) Infrastructure Manager
11 4 (1.87%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.14%) .NET
2 3 (1.40%) Flask
3 1 (0.47%) COM
3 1 (0.47%) WPF
3 1 (0.47%) Silverlight
3 1 (0.47%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.67%) PMI
1 10 (4.67%) Informatics
2 7 (3.27%) Life Science
3 6 (2.80%) SCADA
4 4 (1.87%) Visualisation
4 4 (1.87%) Data Conversion
4 4 (1.87%) FMCG
5 3 (1.40%) Learning Management System
5 3 (1.40%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.40%) SCORM
6 1 (0.47%) SecurID
6 1 (0.47%) NHS
6 1 (0.47%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.47%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.61%) Linux
2 6 (2.80%) Windows
3 2 (0.93%) HPUX
3 2 (0.93%) Solaris
3 2 (0.93%) UNIX
4 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (26.17%) Project Management
2 39 (18.22%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (17.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (7.94%) Business Analysis
4 17 (7.94%) Process Management
5 14 (6.54%) Change Management
5 14 (6.54%) Scrum
5 14 (6.54%) Validation
6 12 (5.61%) Risk Management
7 11 (5.14%) Workflow
7 11 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (4.67%) Service Delivery
8 10 (4.67%) Data Management
8 10 (4.67%) Problem Management
8 10 (4.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (4.21%) ETL
10 8 (3.74%) Master Data Management
10 8 (3.74%) Coaching
11 7 (3.27%) Analytics
11 7 (3.27%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.67%) Java
2 7 (3.27%) SQL
3 3 (1.40%) Python
3 3 (1.40%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.93%) C
5 1 (0.47%) C#
5 1 (0.47%) VB6
5 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (4.67%) PMI Certification
2 7 (3.27%) Degree
3 3 (1.40%) CCIE
3 3 (1.40%) CCNP
3 3 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (12.15%) GAMP
2 19 (8.88%) GMP
3 15 (7.01%) GxP
4 10 (4.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 9 (4.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (2.34%) QA
7 3 (1.40%) SLA
8 1 (0.47%) CDISC
System Software
1 2 (0.93%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (4.67%) Puppet
2 8 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.93%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.93%) SCCM
3 2 (0.93%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (11.21%) SAP
2 11 (5.14%) Saba
3 10 (4.67%) Salesforce.com
4 8 (3.74%) Oracle
5 6 (2.80%) Informatica
6 5 (2.34%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.87%) Wonderware
7 4 (1.87%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.87%) VMware
7 4 (1.87%) Microsoft
8 2 (0.93%) NetApp
8 2 (0.93%) Riverbed
9 1 (0.47%) Cisco
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