The first 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the North West region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pharmaceutical (Pharma)
Rank 128 102 95
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -7
Contract jobs citing Pharmaceutical 10 15 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.61% 1.31%
As % of the General category 1.00% 1.82% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 12
Average daily rate £400 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -20.00%
General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
999 822 1090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.96% 33.55% 35.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 363 549
Average daily rate £390 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 53 45
Average hourly rate £31.50 £20.50 £15.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.65% +34.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £7.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £53.56 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Pharmaceutical
England

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
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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -2 9 £400 -3.61% 14
Manchester -20 1 - - 7
Lancashire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - - 1
Pharmaceutical
England

Pharmaceutical
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 6 (22.22%) Manufacturing
1 6 (22.22%) Life Science
2 5 (18.52%) Validation
3 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.81%) LAN
3 4 (14.81%) GMP
3 4 (14.81%) Finance
3 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (11.11%) Logistics
4 3 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 3 (11.11%) Resource Management
4 3 (11.11%) QA
4 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (11.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 3 (11.11%) GAMP
4 3 (11.11%) ETL
4 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (11.11%) Business Objects
4 3 (11.11%) SAP
4 3 (11.11%) XML
4 3 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (11.11%) Wireless
4 3 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
5 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle
5 2 (7.41%) CSS
5 2 (7.41%) MS Office
5 2 (7.41%) HTML
5 2 (7.41%) Project Management

Pharmaceutical
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (3.70%) WinCC
1 1 (3.70%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) SPSS
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) LAN
2 3 (11.11%) Wireless
3 1 (3.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) QlikView
2 1 (3.70%) Data Mart
2 1 (3.70%) Spotfire
2 1 (3.70%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.70%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) StarTeam
General
1 6 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 4 (14.81%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Architect
3 4 (14.81%) Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Web Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Web Applications Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Applications Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Support Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Designer
5 2 (7.41%) Validation Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Master Data Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Cyber-Ark Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Service Level Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Electrical Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) XML
2 2 (7.41%) CSS
2 2 (7.41%) HTML
3 1 (3.70%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.70%) HTML5
3 1 (3.70%) CSS3
3 1 (3.70%) Backbone.js
3 1 (3.70%) JSON
3 1 (3.70%) jQuery
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
3 1 (3.70%) SOAP
3 1 (3.70%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Life Science
2 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.70%) SCADA
3 1 (3.70%) Statistics
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Pharmacovigilance
3 1 (3.70%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.70%) Visualisation
3 1 (3.70%) LIMS
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Validation
2 3 (11.11%) Logistics
2 3 (11.11%) Business Analysis
2 3 (11.11%) Resource Management
2 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (11.11%) ETL
2 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
2 3 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
3 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
3 2 (7.41%) Project Management
3 2 (7.41%) Project Governance
3 2 (7.41%) Document Management
4 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.70%) Procure-to-pay
4 1 (3.70%) Critical Path Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
4 1 (3.70%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.70%) R
2 1 (3.70%) IronPython
2 1 (3.70%) C
2 1 (3.70%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) GMP
2 3 (11.11%) QA
2 3 (11.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (11.11%) GAMP
3 1 (3.70%) IEC 61508
3 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (3.70%) GLP
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Business Objects
1 3 (11.11%) SAP
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) Informatica
2 2 (7.41%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.70%) Cyber-Ark
3 1 (3.70%) Siemens
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) Ariba
3 1 (3.70%) Cognizant
3 1 (3.70%) Minitab
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Experis IT
Posted: Yesterday
North West
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Experis IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Pharma Division
Posted: 4 days ago
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Experis IT
Salary: £21k - £25k per annum + 5% bonus +benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
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Salary: Top rates of pay
Posted: 11 days ago
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Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 13 days ago
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Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
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Rate: £250 - £375 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
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Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 21 days ago
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Salary: Top rates of pay
Posted: 27 days ago